Normally the schedule I’m keeping this fall would have me chugging diet coke from a 2 liter and crying myself to sleep. Keeping consistently with the theme ‘present over perfect’ and enjoying each season I find that I’m doing more of the things I love than even in previous, slower seasons.
While my older sister was in town kicking off my fall (and smack in the middle of 4 weekends in a row of visitors) I took her shopping at my absolute favorite spot in South Tampa – The Summer House! It’s this fantastically eclectic little shop with vintage, handmade, and refurbished furniture and tchotchkes.
I pinned this DIY blanket ladder years ago as a project to ‘get around to’, though admittedly I was never planning on making my own. I’m more of a treasure huntress by nature.
The $10 Tutorial can be found here or on my Pinterest account.
After patiently over analyzing every single ladder I’ve come in contact with in the past 6 months or so I found this already perfectly painted ladder for my own living room:
My sister doesn’t like my blanket stash (she laughed hysterically and announced they seem more like blankets that should be on a bed then a couch). Decorating and keeping up a house is always a work in progress though, isn’t it? I’ll get there.
The floppy basket pictured was the former blanket keeper which was stashed in the corner now occupied by my blanket ladder. I think we can all agree, a vast improvement.
I’m continuing to love having a house full of high schoolers studying the bible on Wednesday nights because it gives me a great opportunity to try out recipes.
While I cannot take credit for that adorable pumpkin cake (thanks Publix!) those muffins are my absolute favorite recipe. As you may know if you followed along last year I cooked my way through a Six Sisters cookbook and this was a gem found during that process.