This blog has never been about claiming perfection or a place to share only the highlights. It’s a place to be real with each other, a place get inspired to do little things. I mean those really little tiny things, that are often overlooked, cost less than $10, and make a positive impact on your home or relationships.
Throughout the summer I have a love/hate relationship with our garden. As the produce rolls in I feel overwhelmingly blessed, but as the counter fills up I feel overwhelmingly stressed! Ha! Can you relate? There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
Well our garden was just planted, so we still have store bought produce on our counter (our apple trees are babies, and we don’t grow bananas here in Iowa).
I have used so many different bowls, platters, etc. to store our produce in over the years. This week however, it was sitting in the original bags, as I had used the other contaienrs elsewhere.
We made a fun little day trip to pick up some more landscaping timbers for our flowerbed, and while browsing the store I found this fantastic little egg basket. We don’t have chicks, yet the minute I laid eyes on this sweet wire basket I knew a few places it could work in our home.
Little changes can still make a positive impact! Don’t ever feel like something little that you’ve done isn’t enough. It is!
I washed the counter, moved the produce to the basket, and straightened up my essential oil shelf. Bam! Better than before! I mean, only SLIGHTLY BETTER, but it’s still an improvement!
If you’re curious about my lighting, I often grab for oil rollers in the evenings when our house is cozy and dark, so I put a puck light in the cupboard with some two-sided tape. It’s not conventional, but it works! I have them under the cupboards as well. I love the way it looks when they’re all lit up, and they can come with a remote that has a timer feature, so the kitchen stays lit until we’re safely in bed.
Jar of Lights:
My jar was from Wal-mart years ago. They still carry it online and in-store. I use it for food at parties (watermelon looks great in it), or displaying things, like the lights, or toys if we’re having a certain themed party (LEGOS). I like pieces that can be used for a variety of things. THESE twinkle lights, that I put in the jar also work off of a remote like the puck light. I put these above my cupboards to add a little extra hygge in the home.
What little things can you do around your home to make it function, or look, SLIGHTLY BETTER?
PS. I will eventually replace those duct tape covered zebra outlet covers. That was a project I did in my 20s, not realizing how much I wouldn’t love them in my 30s! lol!