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Over the weekend, I was decorating my home for autumn — okay, I’ll stop right now. That is a lie. I still have miles to go to decorate, as I was really catching up on cleaning, but decorating sounds 100x more fun.
So, it wasn’t so much as decorating as it was cleaning. Because when you have two kids running around and picking up things and putting them back all over the place, a day of cleaning is just as therapeutic and looks like you decorated. The pillows are back in place? Score.
Clutter is gone for a day? Yasssss.
I’m no Marie Kondo, but I appreciate a little spark of joy in clutter-free Sundays, even if just for a few hours while I sip on coffee. :)
P.S. We did manage to decorate outside for Halloween, so that is one win.
But back to the fake decorating story. Do you decorate in your mind as I do? I’m always thinking, okay, let’s put this here, and then paint, and add these things here… once we get to it So, when I spotted an open space on our entryway table that could use a little something, I sought to find the perfect thing to put there.
In this spot, there is a large shoe holder that looks like kindergarten cubbies, but cuter; we can store a ton of shoes there. On top, there is a wooden box where I keep grab-them-before-we-get-in-the-car stuff, mostly hats and mittens in the winter, sunglasses and sunscreen tubes in the summer.
But next to it is a blank space and it needs a dose of style. And if I leave it open, it gets filled with clutter in an instant.
Personalized Leather Tray
I considered a few things to put there.
A vase? No, it will inevitably get knocked over and break.
A photo frame? Nope, same thing.
I realized we could use a little catch-all in that exact spot to toss keys, ID, to put on my earrings real quick before checking in the mirror, etc. I did a little research and found a beautiful engraved leather tray on Etsy from MUUJEE Gifts. It will look great in that space.
Had I paid more attention about specific traditional anniversary gifts by year, it would have made a great gift for Andrew for our 3rd wedding anniversary (it is traditionally leather wedding gifts).
But I missed it so maybe it becomes a bonus gift this year.
This engraved tray is made of leather and can be personalized with anything you’d like inside. It would be cute to include a quote or song lyric; if you’re a humorous couple, insert your favorite joke. It will make you laugh every time you look at it and during these crazy times, you gotta laugh or you’ll cry, am I right?
If you like this engraved leather tray, you can buy it here. MUUJEE is amazing; we always admired their their wedding ring boxes.
Anyway, I thought this leather valet tray looked cute and maybe you like it, too.
What kind of projects are you working on right now, home or otherwise? I’m just trying to get all the summer stuff put away, find all of our winter jackets and hats because the snowy days are coming with a vengeance — I can just feel it — and get this house ready for the holidays.
Tell me all about it in the comment box below! And if you’re fully decorated for autumn, go you!