This post is part of Jen’s Carnival at the Conversion Diary.
1. I got my hands on the fall Pottery Barn catalog yesterday. I love the ideas, the colors, the inspiration, but…these guys don’t have a two year old around. I look at the balls in the bowls, the nuts in the bread pans, and I don’t think cute. I think – something to throw.
2. If you tell a two year old and three year old that you need their help to pull the fall decorating boxes out of the attic crawl space, they’re like, “I’m there.” It’s not a job, it’s an adventure! And, they’ll love rolling the plastic pumpkins down the stairs, a la Five Little Pumpkins.
3. I love spray paint. And, I’m glad that I have an old driveway because it’s got outlines on it now from my spray painting this week. It’s also got splashes of white paint from my husband, and a weird spot where he melted a trash can.
4. I can’t believe there is only one more week in August and two weeks until school starts. My plans to stock the freezer with lots of snacks have been interrupted by children dumping the flour on the floor and lots of preserving of vegetables. We’ve done one things on the end of the summer list, though we have been going on field trips. I think we need to end summer with a bang on Labor Day weekend. Jen of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam has some great last minute ideas.
5. I pulled out my stash of Martha Stewart Living magazines last night and started looking through them for fall inspiration. I am so glad that I held on to the fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas ones. I held onto all of my Mary Engelbreit Home Companion ones, too. Wow, I can’t believe that February one is selling for $18 on Amazon!
6. This morning we went to the Heinz Wildlife Refuge, one of my favorite nature places, and we saw (drum roll, please)…wild turkeys! We also took our requisite picture of Flat Stanley and checked another item off of the end of the summer list.
7. I was going to hop on my soapbox about some recent comments I saw posted about welfare recipients, alcohol and cigarettes on Facebook, but it’s much too beautiful a day. I’m only going to say that unless you’ve been an alcoholic, you have no idea what drives people to buy alcohol with their food stamps. If you’re middle class, you think that everyone has access to the same fresh food that you do at the same prices, but that’s not true. There, now go enjoy the sun!
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