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Fall Kitchen Updates

As fall continues to approach and I begin to layer up accordingly, I also find myself spending more time in our kitchen. Throughout the summer we spent a lot of our time outdoors and our grill was constantly put to use at dinner time. But as the seasons change, so does my desire to prepare more comfort foods and get back into the baking mode. It’s always fun and refreshing to make small updates every once in a while in our kitchen. Just as a new workout outfit gives me a boost of motivation to tackle my workouts, I find that same thing to be true in the kitchen. Whether it’s a practical set of bowls, a new pair of towels or a touch of life with a faux plant (I get the irony there), these things have a way of refreshing a space.

If you have yet to add a mini lamp to your kitchen counter, please let that be the first thing you add to your cart. Trust me on this one. I’ve had countless people reach out after purchasing one and their reactions are always the same, why did I wait this long to add one?! Despite the need to have endless practical things in the kitchen, you can always find a way to make them pleasing to the eye. I think retailers are finally catching on to the fact that even canisters and teapots can be pretty. Another easy but impactful change can be switching out your hand/dish soaps from their plastic containers to pretty glass dispensers. There’s an endless supply of options on Etsy alone if you care to scroll through. Place them on a cute tray with your sponge and wait until you see the difference. So, a mini lamp and new soap dispenser, got it? ;)

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