Tuesday, October 25, 2016

{guest room accessories}

My inspiration room.....

The guest room is finally getting some attention! 


We picked out and special ordered the wood floor from Home Depot. We went with a dark hickory, that I am so in love with! It's in! So we will pick it up next week when Peter gets back. The carpenter is lined up to start too!!


I also started painting the room (Color: Wheat Bread by Behr). Hope to get that completed in a few days. We are keeping the door/window trim, just giving that a fresh coat of white paint, and I'll be painting the closet and closet doors as well. We will be putting up new "plank" ceiling tiles, and adding new wide floor and ceiling trim.

Image result for behr wheat bread




Pillows: Here are the pillows from the inspiration room......




She uses different patterns/styles/shades of navy/indigo/tan/beige/white. I found the PERFECT pillows (on SALE) at K-mart last week. The tan zig-zag pillows were $5 a piece and the navy printed ones I thought were full price $18 each, but I was buying them anyway because they matched up perfectly. I got to the register and SCORE!, they were on sale for $7 each!! And better yet, the lady at the register dug a $5 off coupon out of the trash and applied that PLUS she said I had $7 in surprise cash to use too!! I just love getting a deal!!! 4 pillows for $12!!! (and did I mention they are perfect???)

Ok...so here are my choices...scroll back to the bedding to see how cute they are going to look with that coverlet and shams! I'm still looking for a burlap pillow with a quote on it. 


I have a new ceiling fan w/light in this room already, but wanted a bedside lamp too. The bedside table (I'll share this in the next post) isn't very big, so I even debated a sconce type lamp instead. I snagged a $5 lamp from FB trash-n-treasure that is just the right size and style!! Again, I love designing on a dime!! 

Here is the lamp from the inspiration room photo.....


Here is my find.....

It has that bronze/brown finish like the curtain rod I bought for this room. 

I also bought a lantern similar to the one in the picture on the bedside table. Mine isn't galvanized, it's dark brown and has a flameless candle.

I'm getting pretty excited about pulling this room together (and Nathan is too....he's ready to sleep in a real bed and not the front room sofa when he visits!!)

Monday, October 24, 2016

{october day book}

Monday October 24, 2016

{outside my window}

It's 70 degrees & sunny!!! 
Yaaa!! Love FALL weather!!

{current status}

feeling concerned....

I had a great time with Mom & Dad last week. Mom had to get her stitches out (broken wrist/surgery) and they took everything off and put a brace on her arm. Thankful she is healing well!!

We shopped and ate (including lunch at Panera). We made a night out of it and had a great time!!

Dad hates pausing for pics!! 

Eating is his mission!:O)

I've been waiting all year for this: Autumn Squash Soup + Roasted Turkey, Apple, Cheddar, & Arugula on Cranberry Walnut Bread. And how have I never tried a Bear Claw????

The next day, I had my wisdom teeth consult and found out (a) only one needs to be removed (b) it will have to be done in the hospital (c) they aren't planning on doing it until after Christmas and (d) there are complications! I have a cyst that is in between the impacted wisdom tooth and my jaw tooth that they want to get a better look at. I have a CT scan on 11/03, so trying not to stress until they get a better look. They told me not to worry...but.

{in the kitchen}

making this for dinner today (+ adding a little shrimp)

One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta | Easy vegan fettuccine alfredo-style pasta dish that all cooks together in one pot.:

{in my backyard}

(actually on my front step)

***want to add a monogram to the wreath!! 

{a favorite quote this week}

So true!! :
sad....but true! :O(

{from the board room - Pinterest}

Had this Pumpkin Dip at Nora's shower
...it is YUMMY!!!! :O)

If you’re looking for an outstanding and easy to throw together dip perfect for Fall gatherings, check out this awesome pumpkin pie dip that calls for just three main ingredients! If you only make one pumpkin spice recipe this year, this should be it! This fluffy, creamy and perfectly sweet dip makes a delicious snack and/or dessert.

{one of my favorite things}

Rae Dunn Pottery...
especially this Trick or Treat tray that Wanda gave me last year!!

Magenta By Rae Dunn Halloween Black TRICK OR TREAT Serving Tray Ceramic Plate…:

my calendar....


10/01 Last night B&B :O)
10/3-10/5 visit Lindsey & Kamry
10/05 crew change
10/08 TR & S wedding
10/14 Nora's shower
10/15-10/17 babysit & pumpkin patch
10/18 crew change
10/19 overnight w/Mom & Dad (Mom stitches out)
10/20 wisdom teeth consult
10/22- Kamry 6 months
7 days - 10/31 Halloween

9 days - 11/02 crew change!
10 days - 11/03 CT scan (wisdom teeth probs!!)
17 days - 11/10 "early" Thanksgiving
22 days - 11/15 crew change
23 days - 11/16-17 Mother/Daughter get-away
25 days - 11/18 Bazaar 
29 days - 11/22 Kamry 7 months
 31 days - 11/24 Thanksgiving
37 days - 11/30 crew change


 62 days - 12/25 Christmas

Sunday, October 23, 2016

~~Pumpkin Patch 2016~~

~Pumpkin Patch 2016~
Adkins Farm Market

our sweet, little pumpkin!!

Peter is such a trooper!! ;O)

ok...while I was super disappointed that Adkins does not have apple cider donuts, apple cider slushes, or pumpkin ice cream, their fresh squeezed lemonade and hot dogs were the bomb!!!!! :O)

little miss social butterfly!!!! :O)

let's take a hay ride!!

that spider...that look....:O) :O)

(((the next pic makes me smile....I had to include it))) 
Logan and those hay bale seats!!! LOLOLOL :O)

Kamry's 1st Trip to the Pumpkin Patch


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Happy 1/2 Birthday Kamry!!!

Kamry Lynn
6 months old

she thinks Daddy is funny.....

6 days old

6 months old

Thank you Lord for this beautiful, healthy, happy little girl!!!

Friday, October 21, 2016

5 on friday: me...me...me


Gingham shirt

The newest edition to my fall wardrobe!!
(and on sale for $12) :O) :O)

a few outfit inspirations....

gingham shirt + dark jeans + leopard flats + monogram necklace:
source: pinterest

with a monogram necklace (on my wish list)

gingham shirt + monogram necklace:
source: pinterest

with a bright vest

I LOVE the combination of navy and fuschia!:
source: pinterest

Gingham + Pink Vest
source: pinterest

Red, White, & Boots by classically-preppy featuring mid rise skinny jeans ❤ liked on PolyvoreJ.Crew blue gingham shirt / J Brand mid rise skinny jeans, $275 / Tory Burch boots / Michael Kors bracelet / White gold stud earrings / J Crew tech accessory / Essie formaldehyde free nail polish:
source: pinterest

with a sweater

navy gingham shirt under a loose grey v-neck sweater, boyfriend jeans, & wedge booties:
source: pinterest

Distressed jeans, lace up boots, gingham shirt and beige cardigan. Cute outfit for fall.
source: pinterest

Mustard & Plaid // fall color combo //:
source: pinterest

with some olive green

Black Gingham and Olive Khakis - LOVE!:
source: pinterest

cargo vest. gingham shirt. leopard flats. Black tote bag:
source: pinterest

I helped Mom pick out a few outfits and we found the cutest olive green military vest and a black/cream striped shirt for her (strike-out for me though!!!) It's on my wish list!!

like the utility vest, and the long top:
source: pinterest


Winter Coat

After wearing the same Land's End coat for several years (they NEVER wear out!!), I finally bought a new winter coat!! I found this olive green AE coat in my size at Marshalls for $39.99!! Score!!


Perks to being unorganized

While fall cleaning cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, I found this jar with a $50 bill in it!! It has been there for months! Yaaa!!! for being unorganized!!! :O)



This lemon-mint water looks so refreshing! Maybe if I give this a try I'll drink more water!!!! 

source: a bowl full of lemons (instagram)


Dream house

ok...so I found my DREAM house!!!

source: kristywicks (instagram)