Take Five: Breakfast Nook

I love a good breakfast nook. I am all about casual and comfortable so a breakfast nook is right up my alley. They conjure up images of slow mornings reading the newspaper while sipping orange juice and enjoying a good bagel or scone. The kitchen really does seem to be the heart of the home and I find that the best conversations and impromptu gatherings happen there. Here are a few that inspired today’s Take Five.

Don’t they look so cozy and inviting? Below are five very affordable pieces you can use to create or update your own breakfast nook.

I also chose pillows just in case you are lucky enough to have bench seating.

Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves For Boys

A few weeks ago, I washed and packed away the snow pants and boots and I moved all of our swim gear into the laundry room cabinets. I felt like such an organized and well-prepared mom. Then it snowed again and the boys begged to make a snowman so I dragged out the pants, boots, hats and mittens and hoped they’d come back in clean. Unfortunately, the ground wasn’t frozen and since we didn’t have grass at the time (more on that in a future post), the boys were playing in a beautiful mix of snow and mud. It was a little boy’s dream and the giggles made it totally worth the trouble. Now that I have it all washed and packed away again, I am moving on to summer and not looking back. Here are some adorable summer wardrobe pieces I already bought or plan on buying for Ike and Ollie.

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Take Five: A Relaxing Weekend

Happy Friday! I am so excited to start the weekend. We are finally back to normal around here and I am hopeful we will have a low-key weekend with no ER or urgent care visits. I’m hoping to partake in some Netflix binge watching and a quiet bubble bath. Here are five items that will have you relaxing too. These are all available on Amazon Prime in case you feel the need to have them before the Thanksgiving family gatherings. ;)

Have a great weekend!

Take Five: Crate & Barrel Finds

Crate and Barrel has some amazing home furnishings right now. Here are five of my favorites.

  • I’ve been drinking a lot more tea lately and a kettle seems like such a “grown up” thing to have.

  • I love a chair that is both beautiful to look at and comfy to sit in.

  • I bought muslin blankets for each bedroom and they are amazing. If I had a muslin quilt, I’d never get out of bed.

  • The shape of this dresser is so timeless.

  • I love leather accents and this lamp is no exception.

Take Five: Hostess Gifts

I love getting together with friends and family in the fall. The air is turning a little chilly and it’s starting to get dark out at dinnertime. The ambiance is perfect for gathering around the table or a fireplace with amazing people. Hosting a party is not always easy so I like to keep a few host/hostess gifts on hand to show my appreciation for a lovely evening. Here are my current top five.