The season we’re in.. Also known as.. Yes kids live here!

I was thinking something the other day..

How our house doesn’t feel like it feels when I’m at my parents or grandparents. I can’t quite put my finger on it but I’ve been trying to make it more homey. Which is silly since we’ve lived here for oh, 6 yearsish?

But maybe it’s my fear of knick-knacks? My parents always had those around.. Is that what was homey? I don’t know. But I want to try and make things warmer around here, cozier, and when people say “You have a white couch!? You’re nuts” I want them to see that YES kids live here.

Because it’s their house too.

So I started with a fun center piece, to encourage creativity for one.


To bring in COLOR.. lots of color.





And, to say yes, I have kids. And they like it here. :)

Plus it’s all in one tray so if I had to move it I could (We do at dinner, it gets moved to the buffet/dresser next to it.)

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Oh, and we got a new bench. But more on that diddy later.



  1. Tiffany@thecurlworld says:

    I know what you mean, you just want it be a place where people come and take their shoes off and WANT to hang out, instead of being afraid they might break something. I get it, I want that for my home too.

  2. I think your house always looks great! I love the new pops of fun color!!

  3. this is such a great idea! i have all of these items in a big bin, but they all get lost & it is not inviting creativity at all – must try this :)

  4. Oh that’s so fun, if I showed my daughter she would want to move in with you :) the only thing she is asking for for her 5th bday is art supplies…where did she come from? Ha

  5. We totally did the same thing and now have a permanent crafting station on the kitchen table. It’s actually meant that we do more art projects and I love it!

  6. I know EXACTLY how you feel. I have said to my hubby lately how our house doesn’t feel “finished” and what you just said is why….kids live here!! I am going to make a centerpiece like that too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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