Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween 2016

Kamry's First Halloween


cute kitties....

Lindsey and Kamry joined her brother Robbie, SIL Angela and kids Zach, Kate, and Clay for trick-or-treating at Cullen Parkway. I tagged along and had the best time!!! 

Afterwards, we picked up pizza and made caramel apples. 
Fun, fun day!!! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

{lost footage}

Pulled out my good camera and found these photos that had never gotten uploaded from my 10/04 visit....

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???) 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 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

{a day in onancock}

07.14.18 We (Peter, Glenna, Addison, & I) took a day trip to Onancock for Dawsyn's 1st Birthday party! What a gorgeous day on...