Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Touch of Fall

Last night I spent some time on a little craft project. I was at Michael's earlier this week and picked up supplies to make a wreath. I just love fall. I love the colors, the weather, the holidays, pretty much all of it. So I decided my front porch should be decked out for the season.

All I did was wrap one of those styrofoam wreaths in yarn and then attached some fall colored flowers with the hot glue gun. And I kind of love it. I stuck some extra flowers into my existing porch I just need some pumpkins!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Phone time...

Ever since I bought my house, I've said that I wanted a antique phone for the little phone nook in the hallway.  Not just any phone though, I wanted one in a fun color.  So, I finally started looking recently.  Little did I know how much these things cost...or how many fun colors they have.  I'm obsessed. I might have to wait until Christmas though...I don't know if I can bear the thought of spending $200 on a phone whenever I don't even have a home phone line!

So for now, I'll dream of the fun color of phone I want to live in the little nook.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I spent an extended Labor Day weekend in Charleston, SC with my family.  It was part of our Christmas from our parents, and it was definitely worth the wait.  We shopped, we walked, we ate, we walked some more, we took a carriage tour, we ate some more, we went to a plantation, went and walked along the beach, oh, and did I mention, we ate?! 

It really was a great trip. We stayed in a cute little condo up above the shopping area of town.  We went for good runs every morning.  And truly, we ate more good food, and far more calories than I have consumed in a while.  And every single bite was worth it.  Some of my favorites were Hank's seafood and brunch at High Cotton.

First stop: food!

And then, of course, some walking

Wonderful grouper from Hanks.

Views from the carriage tour...gorgeous city...really. And such fun history too.

I'm slightly obsessed with these "piazzas" on the sides of all the houses.  Do you think I can add one to mine?

The family out at the plantation.

The house was used in The Notebook.

Slave quarters.

Super cute parents.

Walking to the beach

We finished out the weekend with a drink on a was fantastic.  And a gorgeous view of the sunset.

Thanks Mom & Dad for a great trip!

For more pictures, a lot of them, go here.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Harper Turns 2!!!

How in the world is this little girl 2?!?  It seems like just yesterday she was turning 1.  On Saturday I drove back from Oklahoma and headed straight for the birthday celebration.  It's so crazy that this precious girl is 2 and that they have another one who will be here by the end of October.  Makes me feel a little old! We celebrated Minnie Mouse style...this little girl is a little bit spoiled.  She really raked in the presents.

Precious little birthday girl!

Cute little family of three...almost four!

Me & Michelle

Opening presents...

Gift #1 - made with this tutorial.

And Gift #2 - made with the this tutorial.

I like sewing for little girls.  It's really fun.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tour de Palate

This last weekend was full of fun events with family & friends.  I kicked off the weekend with a drive to Oklahoma City Friday afternoon to attend Deborah's big fundraising event for Team in Training.  Her and several of her friends put on Tour de Palate every year. I've never gotten to go before, and the timing fell just right this year.  It was a fun night of wine tasting, cake decorating, and good food.  My parents, some of their friends, and my aunt and uncle came too. 

The family before the event.  Me, Dad, Mom, Jeff, & NolaAnn

Mom signing Paula up for a gerbil in the silent auction.

Mom & Uncle Jeff

Me, mom & Deborah

The winning cake.

The Crew: NolaAnn, Randy, Paula, Jeff, Mom & Dad