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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Playing House!!

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Remember when you were a child and you use to play house? I use to set a little table pick weeds, you know the pretty little yellow flowering weeds(dandelions) and put them in a jar in the center of a table. Even if we just had a blanket on the front lawn, each and every corner of the blanket was either a living room, kitchen, or bedroom. Oh the imagination of a child!!

I have talked to a couple of friends in the last few days and we were talking about Fall decorating and how fun it is to be home and “Play House.”
Playing house to me is not a big undertaking but simple little things that I do that just make me happy and content.

  1. Pick a flower or just greenery and bring it inside and place a vase in the bathroom, kitchen window sill or on a desk.

  2. Clean out my sink really well and shine it up with window cleaner.
  3. Spray linen spray on bedding and furniture.
  4. Fluff up the pillows to make them nice and plump.
  5. Light a candle
  6. Turn on little ambient lights
  7. Play soft music and hum along.
As you can see from my list, none of these things take very much effort, but can bring so much pleasure and contentment. I guess it is always the simple things in life that never disappoint!
What are some of the ways you play house?
“Enjoy the Process” Of:
Playing as a grown-up and doing some things that bring back that childhood joyful, contented feeling.


savvycityfarmer said...

I kinda' like YOUR list ...which I need to accomplish TODAY

Allie and Pattie said...

Playing house is my most favorite game! :)
xoxo Pattie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your list sounds real good. I just change things up. Took the slips off yesterday and still adding some fall touches.

Hamptontoes said...

For me to be happy in my home I need organization...it's is freeing. Home cooked meals make my happy...I love "whipping" up something healty and yummy for my family. Personalizing my home is perhaps the best way I play house!

Kat said...

Linen spray is one of my favorite "little" fixer uppers. I love scented candles, but hate the smell when you blow them out! Great post Kathysue, thanks for the reminder that it doesn't take a load of money or time to personalize and freshen up your space. Hugs, Kat

vignette design said...

I think we are all feeling like staying home and nesting! I loved playing house as a kid and still do! Love lighting candles, playing music and putting out fresh greenery or flowers.

Completely Coastal said...

4,5, and 6 for me!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Playing house was always one of my very favorite things to do. I also had several dollhouses that I would arrange over and over again. My dad was so sweet and bought me a toy moving truck so I could cart my dollhouse furniture from one little house to the other!
As an adult(hmmm!)I love to open all the windows and doors and let the breeze clear out the house. I also love putting flowers around and bowls of fruit. Fresh towels and linens always give me a good feeling. And welcoming friends!

A Room For Everyone said...

I know what you mean..I always feel like I'm 'playing house'. I move things around, buy new little decorations, that sort of thing. It's fun..Rachaelxx

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Kathysue, Your are full of so much energy and enthusiasm. I'm sure it's pure joy to visit in your home. Happy weekend. Mona

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oooooh. All of the above for me! When I clean, I bring in flowers or leaves for each room...and leave a dab of essential peppermint or sweet orange oil around. And music...always music!

Cannot wait to OPEN the windows and doors again, and let the linene curtains flow in the breeze!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Kathysue, LOVE this with all of my heart. I am dreaming of playing house in mt new little house!
Have a pretty day!