Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Show Off... and pumpkins

For Relief Society tonight we're touring each other's apartments to get decorating and organizing ideas. I'm participating, so since the apartment is clean anyway I thought I'd do a little pre-show off for you here. So, come on in!

Welcome to our humble abode.
(Just promise you won't judge our bare walls or ugly carpet. I can't do anything about that.)
Umm... these pictures aren't really in any kind of order.

This Halloween (gingerbread) house makes our table so festive (and appetizing).
Oh, and, yes, there are a ton of mini pumpkins everywhere right now. We're having a Halloween shindig on Saturday and the pumpkins were bought as decorations for that. Otherwise there wouldn't be quite so many.

My nightstand. Check out my sweet-o journal that my sister Kendra made for me.

My old journals. Well, they're not all mine, but most of them are.
Only two or three of them are Bryan's.

A few of our games... plus a pumpkin.

The table where our phone (usually) is... plus a pumpkin and some other squash.
Check out the cool graduation picture of me that my sister-in-law made for me when I graduated from college. It is one of our favorite pieces of art on display in our home.

My favorite chair and our bookshelf of movies... plus some pumpkins.

Yep, it is. Not for long though. It was snowing here yesterday.
(Find easy directions here.)

Okay, I know the fridge is a bit cluttered, but I wanted to show off our calendar. I've talked about it before. We copied the idea from our friends. It's just a plain desk calendar stuck onto the freezer door with some 3M sticky tabs. I love it. We actually see it and use it!

A funky ghost trick-or-treat bag I made when I was a kid. It kind of has the monkey trap thing going on since the opening is at the neck. I don't recommend copying this idea unless you plan to just hang it up for decoration. Or unless you don't want your kids to be able to get very much candy out to eat.

A few of our plants... and a pumpkin.

Our sweet shopping list. If you don't have one of these you are totally missing out. I grew up with one at home and when Bryan was working at a wood mill last summer I asked him to make one for me. It's pretty basic. It basically takes the materials you can see in the picture. The paper is a roll of receipt paper.

Some Halloween candy... and pumpkins.

Our outside doors are metal, which is kind of weird, but it makes it possible for me to hang things on the doors with magnets.

This extra-strong clip magnet (...and pumpkin) hangs on our front door and is perfect for clipping things to that I need to remember to stick in the mail.

Toothbrushes... and a pumpkin.
I know what you're thinking: why do you have three toothbrushes? The third one is for Bryan's sister when she comes to stay with us sometimes. We don't have sleepovers that often, but I like to keep her toothbrush around in hopes that we will.

Back of the toilet... and a pumpkin and squashy thing.

Coffee table/ entertainment center (this is what our TV sits on).... and pumpkins/ weird squash.

The bookshelf in our front room... and a pumpkin.

Our friendly scarecrow... and pinecones!
Yeah, you thought I was going to say "pumpkin," didn't you?

This vase is full of some pinecones that I detached from a little Christmas tree we bought last year. I tied it off with a pretty brown ribbon.

A little ghost which I may or may not have stolen from home when I moved out to college.

Our crib doubles as a changing table. This saves on money and space, which is great in our tiny apartment.

My friend Alex made this nice little changing pad for the big O. We lay it down when we change her in the crib to keep the sheets from getting dirty.

The nice big armchair in O's room, along with Rocky the rocking chair (I bought it for $4 at Goodwill back in high school- talk about a sweet deal), and Charles the bear in the Bumbo.


Hope you enjoyed the tour!


Lisa Lou said...

Oh man. That was such a great tour. I felt like I was really at your house! And I'm really hungry to pumpkins now - cookies, bread, etc.
Hmmmm...maybe I will need to make some and bring them by...and then use my toothbrush!

Anna said...

I was really confused by the toothbrush picture at first because the reflection fooled me and I thought there were TONS of toothbrushes. I was trying to imagine why you have so many, but none of the reasons I came up with were logical or funny so I won't repeat them here.

Three is much more reasonable. Also, you have a crazy amount of gourds in your house. Well done. We had three, but Soapy chewed on one and another grew mold so now we have 1.5.

alee said...

We have three toothbrushes too :) But two are Nick's and one is I have an electric that doesn't fit in the holder. Anywho, we get questions about it too :)

And I am really happy to see that you display the Daytrana magnet so prominently in your home :)

Whitney said...

Loved the tour! Very festive.