Wow! What a fun weekend. it was filled with friends, cake and so so much more.
Will had a bunch of birthday festivities.
This weekend also had a bunch of photo shoots..
These amazing munchkins...
and I took the kids fall photos AND our Christmas photo ( you'll have to wait for those :) )
I snuck in this shot after the fall photo shoot..
We ended the weekend all cozy by the fire.. Here's to the last fall weekend before the Christmas hustle and bustle!
I guess I'll have to update my blog's profile picture :) ..
and I'm crushing on the fact that Keltie Knight commented on my instagram picture..
As we gear up for Thanksgiving. I'm gearing up for boatloads of stuffed jammed into a few days. My big Will's birthday is this week. The epic christmas card photo is set to be taken on Saturday. If all goes planned.. it should be legendary, or at least pretty darn cool. I have the kids fall /winter photos planned as well. Fidget the Elf on the shelf will be arriving soon and the kids and I will be working on a million book page snowflakes to adorn the house with . ( all part of my upcycle Christmas with very limited new decoration purchases).
December should be pretty magical, but lets not forget about the pretty wonderful " thanksgiving" holiday that we have coming up. Stay tuned and if you are thinking of cutting your hair... do it.. you'll be glad you did.. and maybe your favorite celebrity will tell you that you look amazing!
So on facebook this week, it seems that everyone is getting tagged to give facts about themselves that others may not know. I was given the number 8 by the beautiful and inspiring Linda Sousa. I was just planning on posting them on facebook like everyone else, but I thought adding pictures to the facts would be fun. I mean who doesn't love pictures?
1.Kyle and I get an art print from every concert that we go to. We frame them and display them in the house.
4. I want to cut my hair like this... but I don't have the guts..
5. I will choose to wear a dress over shorts 99% of the time during the summer. I can't stand shorts.
6. Kyle leaves notes in my lunch and I in his lunch most days. His to me are placed in order and kept in this journal. One of the best parts about leaving for work is that I know there will be a note in my lunch.
7. Since the passing of my father in 2011, I find dimes randomly in the oddest places. For example: I'll be in the kitchen and walk in the other room, come back and a dime will be in the middle of the kitchen counter. Its been witnessed by many and completely unexplainable. I keep every dime that is left for me.
I like to think it's dad telling me to save money. lol .
8. I own at least 100 books and 10 digital books that I haven't read yet.. But.... I still buy a new book every month at Target.
Those are my 8! Happy Monday!!!
That make me happy right now. (Besides the fact that I came up with a BRILLIANT Christmas card idea last night...)
1. Two radio stations are playing christmas music right now. ( I try not to listen because I like to wait until at LEAST the week of November before I listen to xmas tunes). But I can't resist.
2. Simplifying Christmas. Coming up with plans to downsize and refocus Christmas into the true meaning, Less quantity and more meaningful. Also having a repurpose christmas where I try REALLY hard not to buy any more decorations than we already have, just to upcycle our existing stash.
3.Watching Lucky play Cat Games on the Ipad app.
4. Lunch notes from my guy. I've been working a lot more lately and packing my lunches every day. Loving to find special lunch notes.
5.The fact that My mom and I had our picture taken in the leaves when I was small.
and that Kyle's Mom had her picture taken in the leaves with him when he was small.
and that we can display them together this Thanksgiving season.
The camera was put down this weekend.. To enjoy a weekend filled with family and friends.
We are truly blessed.
Christmas is slowly sneaking it's way in. Hallmark Christmas movies are constantly on and thoughts of decorationg our new space, christmas cards and holly merriment are all swirling in my head. Hoping you continue on this ride with me showcasing a bit of projects ,and a peek into my world this Holiday Season!
I took knitting lessons back in 2008. A blanket was my first project. I was so excited to finish it and I had high hopes for tons of other projects.
Needless to say, life happens and these past 5 years life was pretty crazy for me.
The blanket, my only knitting project... sat... unfinished... three out of five rows complete. While unpacking boxes in our new home I came across the blanket.
I held the rows up and said. " who needs five rows anyway, three rows will make a good size blanket".. I sat and stitched the rows together.
My three row blanket is perfectly imperfect. Which I feel is the best way to be.
Speaking of perfectly imperfect.
A few changes will be made on the blog. As my new normal routine is settling in, time is limited. Life is all about change and that's a pretty great thing.
It's the most wonderful day of the year!
This year Katie wanted to be a mummy, Grace was an owl and Will was a soldier. The mummy costume was so fun to make. Grace's costume was one of my past costumes that I made out of a pillowcase and fabric that I hot glued on. I always save my costumes every year. It's fun that she can now wear them as well. As sad as it is, I didn't have a costume this year. The move wiped me out. But I'm already planning next year's costume. So be prepared!!!!!
Here is Katie's mummy transformation. We used Martha Stewart's recipe for a great mummy face. It consisted of coffee soaked paper towels and corn syrup as adhesive.
And here is a tour throughout the house of our Halloween decorations of 2013.
Yes the shower curtain has the Psycho theme song on sensor... and YES every time I'd walk past this bathroom, I'd jump because I swore there was someone in there.
Hoping your Halloween was as Magical as ours!
I have a tad of an obsession with Laundry Rooms. When we viewed this home for the first time, I was jumping up and down for joy. I've ALWAYS wanted a laundry room. I figured that I'd start " Our Vintage Contemporary" section with this room. As most rooms in this home, it is still a work in progress, but I thought I'd share it and also share the things that I still want to do to it.
First we replaced the nifty 1989 washer and dryer with these bad boys. I absolutely love not have front loaders. I had nothing but issues with them at my other house. The top loading, no agitator new models that we have are just awesome.
Our kitchen really doesn't lend to a command /calender center. Seeing that the laundry room is right off of the foyer, I figured this would be a great place for it. We have a big corkboard to place our important homework papers and the calender. I found this locker set at a local flea market store. Each locker holds bug spray/ sunscreen, first aid supplies and such. We never knew where to store these random things, this locker makes it super easy and accessible.
Got random socks? we do!!!! I saw a cute wooden sign on Pinterest that inspired me to make a canvas. This project only took a few hours. All you need is a canvas, paint, some stamps (or even just handwrite it, like I did in " match"), ribbon, eye hooks to hang the ribbon and clothespins. I think it's a great addition to our laundry room and very useful as well!
Next projects for this room .. is to paint this room a pretty sky blue with white trim and hanging some drapes to finish it off.
Thanks for taking the laundry room tour with me. Feel free to do a load or two for me if you wish . :)