Some fun, happy, colorful things have been added to our house these past few weeks. Some were gifts and a couple I bought. None of them are really necessary, but they all make me smile...
The kids and I all got some fun new luggage for Christmas! How fun are these flowers and polka dots?!
The kids personalized bags are from Meredith at StarDesignsStudio on Etsy. She did an amazing job and the kids can't wait to use their bags! You can get your own here! My polka dot suitcase is from Target.
One of my goals this Christmas was to get the kids each their own box to store their special ornaments in. I had planned on photo boxes, but realized that those would be too small in just a year or two. These ornament boxes from Target were quite a bit bigger than what I imagined, but the color and style just made me happy. They were on sale for $9 each and then they gave me the 50% off seasonal discount. For $4.50, they were definitely worth it!
Corey and I were on a day date awhile back (thanks, Danielle, for keeping our big kids!) and I saw these cute metal mini-colanders at World Market...
See how little it is? This is a regular sized paper plate. They were just cute and colorful and only $2. My biggest problem was deciding what color to get! (Red, green, orange, turquoise... I really wanted one of each!)
I showed it to my friend and she loved them, too! She actually went to get some of her own and then gifted me with two more! (She said they were nearly gone! Everyone was loving how cute they are!) I have no idea what I'm going to do with them, but they're just so cute and happy. =)
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law gave this to me for Christmas. Heather said as soon as she saw it, she knew it was me! She's right! How fun is this calendar? It's a canvas, but covered in something that makes it dry erase. So every month, you just erase it and start over. I love, love, love the colors and the flowers! Still deciding where it's going to live, though...
And this sign from my mom. She said it made her think of me... not because my house is always a mess (although that might not be true... my mom's house is never messy. Only when we are there visiting.) =) But she said it was because I am so good about letting my kids make messes and have fun. And I love that she thinks that.
Lawson read the sign yesterday and said, "Well, that's kind of rude. We're not noisy and messy!"
I just laughed. And then he laughed and said, "Yeah. I guess it's right."