Back to School

Our 1st grader! 

You never know what the pink curlers will do!
That's part of the fun!
Jesse was not going to school, but quickly grabbed his backpack and posed with his sissy.

Our sweet neighbor started kindergarten this year.

Cute shirts made by my sister. You can find her on Instagram @sparkatees

This was Jesse's first day of school in his 2's class.
He loved it! 
1st grade has been a huge shock to Katie Belle's system. Apparently it's not near as fun as kindergarten! 
Nothing is sister.

Her cousins reassured her that it just gets worse and harder every year! 
womp womp


Our Kitchen in House # 6

The kitchen!

It's still a work in progress, but it's where all the chocolate lives, so I like it.  
This is the kitchen table I grew up with. I've painted it and recovered the chairs a time or 3.

I sat in one of those chairs for hours refusing to eat my shepherds pie, or meat loaf, or gross vegetable. Some might call it stubborn, but I call it perseverance! 

We bought this little dresser at a garage sale for $15 when we were first married. It's really a changing table. And it was used for that in Katie Belle's room for awhile. It's also been painted more than a few times! 

My sister and I when we were skinner, but thought we were fat! Ugh! 

And my Mary Engelbreit "Chair of Bowlies" cookie jar.

 We got our sink from Ikea. 
It's big enough to fit a 2 year old!

The donut stool is perfect for my little hand washers to reach the faucet. It's from Home Goods. 

My "Oh Snap" towel might be my favorite thing ever! 

My talented Aunt Carol painted the cherry picture.

Our backsplash is made of old fence from our backyard. We got new counters, floor, sink, hardware, paint and a light fixture in here, so that made our backsplash budget $0. 

Marcus just cut them 8 inches long, nailed them in with a nail gun, and I painted them. Easy peasy and free! 

We really want to put shiplap or wood planks on all the walls, so this is just temporary. 

Our counters are quartz and we've really been happy with them. I got that cute radio from my parents and I love it. It's nice to have music playing in the mornings. Especially before school. It's just happier! 

You can see more kitchens here at Kelly's Korner. 

Thanks for coming over!