If you were around last week you know that I started decorating for fall like a madwoman. I gave a fugly piece of art a new chalkboard life and I’m loving it so much. I had originally intended to do the big reveal of all the fall pretties today – I know you’re all just holding your breath, right?! – but I’m going to push it to later in the week because I have a few more things I really want to do. And if also I don’t really want the decorating part to be over yet! I thought today it would be fun to start a “fly on the wall” series, to give you some glimpses of real life in our house… the before to our after, if you will. So had you been a fly on the wall at our Jones Sweet Home this weekend you might have seen…
me in my super hot PJ’s arranging little trinkets in boxes and standing pretty much directly in front of the TV, as if Lane was not trying to watch college football. At one point I even turned the TV off and turned the fireplace on (it was 94 degrees) so that I could snap some pics. Have I ever mentioned how patient my husband is?
You also might have witnessed my mini-decorator become infatuated with this giant apple, as she called it. When I kept saying “PUMPKIN”, her version came out “puskins”, so I think we’ll stick with apple for now.
To give me a few minutes without her under my feet, as a little fly you would have heard Lane said, “come on Lila – you can help me watch football.”
You also may have heard me say, “I guess a lighter is better than a taser” when I had to keep taking things away from her while she was digging through my nightstand. Sidenote: What the hell do I keep in my nightstand?!
Had you been a fly on the wall, you definitely would have seen me wrestling with this basket of fall grody trying to make it pretty. I actually love how all of this stuff turned out… the transformation definitely included four cans of spray paint, 300 thumbtacks, and 1 million percent humidity. As you know, that is the only way that I spray paint. The new and much improved versions of this mess will be in the big fall reveal later in the week!
You may have also heard me ask Lila how she got the lid off of my $40 eye cream, and why she was smearing it on her butt cheeks. This was after she was a model for one of my many ribbons…
You can see in this picture that she also has a dog leash in her hand. On Saturday she took a liking to walking our dog in the house. In the house, all over the house, non-stop. She would lose interest and two hours later poor terrified Maybelle would come running into the room with her leash monster dragging behind her. Poor dog. She is such a good sport.
When I needed a another few minutes without a helper I said “Lila do you want Daddy to get you a new diaper?” To which Lane replied, “I asked before. She said no.” So I guess that solves that!
If you’d been a little fly that stuck around through last night, you would have seen a light show equivalent to the best rave that has ever happened, because Miss Priss decided at midnight that she no longer needed to be asleep and when 3 a.m. rolled around and she was still awake, Lane and I were laying on the living room floor with her running circles around both of us, yelling “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!”, and busting out every singing, musical, loud, flashing-light-havin’ toy. Ahhh the #magicofmotherhood! She didn’t go back to sleep until about 5 a.m., so if you were a fly on the wall you miiiiiiight have heard a few fun choice words when my alarm went off this morning.
I’ll return later in the week pull back the curtain on all this fall madness that I’m so excited to show you! Until then… may your TV viewing and sleep be uninterrupted.
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