Friday Ramblings

This week has been busy. Honestly since school started I can say that every week has been busy. Yes, we are down from 4 kids to 2 but neither one of them are driving yet. We are missing our extra drivers that are away at college. 😉  We really do limit their activities, but between school, church, and their one or extra-curriculars we are just going all the time. We have become very intentional about making time for rest, and that has helped a lot. We are hoping to even fit in a date night this weekend!

Long story short, I don’t have a project to share with you today. So, instead I’m going to share a few random things from this week. Sorry in advance for the iphone pics.  😎

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The Making of a Fall Mantel

I must confess that my mantel décor has stayed exactly the same since late winter/early spring. Once the Christmas decorations came down, it actually stood blank for quite some time…  😳

Then finally I couldn’t stand the blankness any longer so I threw a few spring-ish things up there. Keeping very neutral and basic knowing in my heart that it might very well be that way for a while. And, I was right. Here is where is stood a week ago.

spring-summer-mantel

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Bringing Wood Bowls Back to Life

Hey there friends! Hope you are doing awesome! Things have been crazy as usual around here. Fall semester = all the activities. Each week it seems a new thing is added to the agenda, which can leave this mama a bit frazzled. We keep busy, but really do try our best to not be too busy. And, we definitely intentionally take time to rest! Think about it, do you do that? Your body and your brain craves it. Give yourself (and your family) permission to sit. and. do. nothing. for a few hours one afternoon. You won’t regret it I promise! Ok, encouragement and challenge given, let’s move on to today’s topic – thrifted wood bowls.

A couple of weeks ago while thrifting I stumbled across some wood bowls.

thrifted wood bowls

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Back to School Thoughts {on Thursday}

Back to school time is in full swing around here. I have been liking back to school photos for a couple of days now, and plan to add my own tomorrow as our ‘little’ boys start. If you follow me on Instagram you know we moved our girl into her dorm Monday, and did our best to get her set up and ready for her first year of college. I’ve got my big boy for a couple more weeks, and then we be 4 instead of 6 most of the time. Weird.

I’ve been in denial of this time all summer. I’m still there I think. I’ve started seeing fall decor pop into my pinterest feed and I’m all like “noooo”. (don’t even get me started on the Christmas stuff at hobby lobby.) It hasn’t been scorching hot the past few days which I am thankful for. I am looking forward to scarves and boots. Having my days back on a schedule will be good for me, but not necessarily something I’m in a hurry for. It’s strange, when my kids were younger, I couldn’t wait for school to start and the bickering and arguing and whining of summer to end, but the older I get the more I enjoy the lazy, no plan days of summer. They get along better, they entertain themselves, we all sleep in…

But, it seems all good things must come to an end. As I sat down to write this post today, this silly little poem emerged. I don’t write poetry often, so be kind. I know it’s not great, but it says what’s on my mind. (rhyming on accident now haha)  😉  Maybe you can relate.

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