Five Things Friday

1.The Kidd’s are going with absolute black antique countertops in their kitchen! So now, of course, I have all things black countertops on my brain. I talked about why we decided to go with black countertops yesterday on our instagram. A few main reasons… 1. Budget. Antique granite is a lot more cost effective than the quartz option we were looking at. 2. We needed to break things up in our kitchen, everything was feeling too light. I think the black with break things up, and add a little interest to the kitchen.

Here are some pictures of kitchens with black countertops inspiring me… Because yes, I’m still not sold on our cabinet color! It’s up for debate until the painting is done. I’m my own worst client, ha!

Via  Cary Ray

2. Did you see we posted all of our fall essentials in a blog post on Wednesday? Make sure you check it out!

3. Speaking of fall, I’ve been loving skirts and sweaters! Here are a few of my favorite skirts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and a few of my favorite sweaters (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

4. Last weekend we took family photos and it poured the entire time! Luckily, our kids are used to the rain living in the PNW, and our photographer was amazing! Our photographer (and friend!), Kayla, sent me over a few pictures today and I can’t wait to see them all! Every year family photos get more and more chaotic, and I have to care less and less about them haha. The candid shots always turn out the best anyways! Family photos are really important to me, and I love that Kayla has been capturing these moments once a year, for the past 6 years. I’ll share some more when we get them back :)

Roper Made Photography

5. Every fall, I want to pile on the pillows and throws in every single room. Here are some of my favorite pillows (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) and throws (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Have a great weekend!