For those of you who visit here often, you know that I love to make a happy home.
My happy home consists of so many different things.
A Happy Husband.
A Clean Home.
A well stocked Kitchen for cooking.
A bedroom that is cozy and quiet.
A living room that is comfy and perfect for hanging out, chatting, and entertaining.
A dining table that is set and ready for loved ones to enjoy a meal together.
Have you ever walked into a home and just “felt” that it was happy? Or calm and serene? Or full of life and energy? My hope is that my friends and family feel all of these things when they walk into my home depending on the time of day. A home doesn’t have to be spacious, nor grand for you to feel welcome and at ease.
You know what I mean?
Here’s the thing. I’ll be honest. I would feel less guilty about purchasing a new toy for my kitchen where I cook the meals for my family, then I would about purchasing a new moisturizer or spa service for myself.
That’s the truth. I have always felt that if the whole family can enjoy whatever it is that I will spend money on, then it’s easily justifiable.
I’m getting better at pampering myself. (PROMISE.) I do this with the help of my partnership with Vietura, and by listening to my body when I need to slow down. I made a promise to myself to take better care and not feel guilty if I indulge every now and then, because I always come back to my family feeling refreshed with a new sense of purpose as a wife and a mother.
But, there is absolutely no guilt on my part when purchasing something like these items for the house and home.
Crate and Barrel is my go to place for everything HOUSE AND HOME. It has an amazing wall of gadgets that I can spend hours in front of so I can add to my kitchen tools. There are plush beddings, cozy sofas, and home decors that can dress up any sala and give it character, or a simple change.
Check out my top picks for my home from the Crate and Barrel Fall Collection, if I had a guilt free shopping spree:
The colors this year, for the fall collection are not typical of what you would think of when you think of Autumn. Instead, they are regal blues and whites. Classic. Not nautical blues and whites, but classy, timeless, regal blues and whites. Clean. Fresh. Contemporary even while being classic as well.
Navy and White are the colors to @crateandbarrelph new collection for the fall. I love these colors. They are classy. Timeless. And easy. Visit the blog soon for my top picks that I would love to entertain with in the coming months. #crateandbarrel #crateandbarrelph #navy #dinnerware #OnceInABlueRoom #cratelifestyleph
Even when setting my table, I know I have way too many plates to choose from, simply because plates and placemats are my weakness, with matching cloth napkins of course!
I love a pretty table, set to the theme of the food that I will place on my table when my family and friends gather.
And when entertaining, it’s so nice to pull out these pieces and accessories that make it easier. Plus points when they are pretty and functional too!
These simple additions to my home would make the kitchen more inviting, the sala even more cozy, and this happy home maker even happier. I think it’s high time that I go back to Aura, to pick up at least ONE of these items as a new addition to our household.
What would be your top pick?
Crate & Barrel Philippines has branches in Glorietta, Megamall, and Aura.