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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just Making a few Changes Around Here

It's been a time of changing seasons around here. Not only are the leaves just beginning to turn to beautiful Autumn colors, but things are changing in a seasonal way around the house also. Kelsie leaving for college, Karianne getting married, Dustin & Cami moving across the country. Cory & Sara getting engaged . . . (oh! did I forget to mention that Cory & Sara got just recently become engaged! Well, that is a topic for a whole 'nother blog!)

Just this week I have started to look at things and see them in a different way. And it looked to me like I needed a little something new in the girls bathroom. So off I went to Ross. Sometimes, you gotta love that place! Not much money to spend . . . and this is what I came up with.

It used to look something like this -

Couldn't resist the frog! So green became the NEW color . . . then I found some delicious smelling Rosemary Mint hand soap that just makes you want to wash all day! (Great inspiration with flu season coming up to just keep on washing those hands:)

A set of new towels and a pretty bathroom rug later, voila - the room has a bright new look.

When the girls left, thankfully they took the 20 bottles of opened shampoo, conditioner and various body scrubs with them! So I picked up my very own choice of shampoo, conditioner and soap to have on hand when someone stops by. I can hardly wait to be a guest in my own bathtub, perfect for a relaxing morning.

I found some inexpensive artwork and a new basket to store extra towels. But the one thing I couldn't bear to part with is this little piece that contains one of my favorite bathtub thoughts . . .

It reminds me of all the days we had a tubful of cousins, bubbles and tubby toys!
(In case you can't read it it says-)

There's too many kids in the Tub
There's too many elbows to scrub
I just washed the behind
Of one that's not mine
There's too many kids in the Tub!

Yep, like I said, sometimes I just love Ross for an inexpensive updo! You never know what you're going to find there, but for me this week - it worked!


nichole said...

I LOVE Ross!

Joy For Your Journey said...

That looks great!! Congratulations on finding the positive once again. I keep thinking about redecorating one of the empty bedrooms downstairs and turning it into an office, but I haven't worked up the courage to do it yet. Hopefully soon.

Carolyn said...

I can't wait to start doing my new house. Now if I could just get through all this paperwork and be there already.

tammy said...

I love to decorate....and redecorate....and redecorate again...

Allie and Danny said...

Kristin! I saw your post on my page from a few weeks ago, and I am now officially following your blog! I love it! You are so very talented! Miss you guys :)

brideleon said...

Looks great! Its so true that little changes can make such a difference! I also love Home Goods for inexpensive items!

Andrea said...

I love it! Isn't Ross the best?

Xenia said...

I'm jealous that we don't have Ross around here - it sounds like my kind of place! There's something about having an inviting bathroom that makes you want to have people over to appreciate it, isn't there? I hope you get your relaxing bath soon!

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