Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween Weekend!

We aren't doing much in the way of Halloweening this year. But I did fill one bowl in my house with Baby Boo pumpkins and another with $10 worth of candy for the neighborhood kiddos (minus a few mini bags of Skittles that I had to, you know, sample for safety). Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fallish Feeling and Other Thoughts

I have not meant to be so absent lately, but I suppose I haven't had much to say.

We are moving along on our little kitchen floor project, and I have sat down to share about it a couple of times, but just can't bring myself do that yet.

The house is in complete shambles around it, and really, no one wants to see that! I'm getting a little weary of it myself. But trying to be patient because I know it will be worth the effort when it is finished!

The chaos should be wrapping up (for the most part) by next weekend, so in the meantime, let's just enjoy the quiet serenity of these photos.

And hopefully soon I can make some progress on another little project we have going. Ahem, the nursery.

Once I can walk in there again, that is ...

Happy Weekend!

Photos: via Design*Sponge, via Desire to Inspire, via Mary Ruffle, Eddie Ross, Revival via Kayce Hughes, and Tim Clarke.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 1203's pretty

Fall has been coming and going around here, and for this weekend, it's here. We are in the middle of some projects around the house that desperately need attention, but here's to hoping we can get out and enjoy it at least a little bit!

Happy Weekend!

Photo: Peggy Wong via Ruby Press.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dressing the Dresser

My dresser in our bedroom is tall, and has always kind of perplexed me. Right now, the small television set I had in college is sitting on it and since we never really use it, Wes is getting his wish and the TV is getting the boot. Now that some space is free, I'm thinking about what else I can do with the top (right now I have a tray that holds my jewelry and an alabaster urn). These three in particular are inspiring me.

This one is especially appropriate since Wes bought this crewel bedspread (for my birthday in February) from Kelly's fabulous shop!

Photos: Jordan Ferney, Lonny, High Street Market.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Painting the Kitchen Floor

Making Room for Baby has turned into Starting a Million Projects. Well, really it's starting a couple of projects, which have led to other projects. Case in point: High on Wes's list of priorities has been moving our washer and dryer from the middle of the kitchen into a closet in the breakfast room.

But to accomodate them, the closet had to get bigger. So the entire wall had to come out. I am getting a pantry out of the deal (HOORAY!) but now we have to deal with the floors in both rooms. The peel-and-stick linoleum tiles have been doing more peeling than sticking lately so I was not sad to see them go. I was a little sad though, to see more linoleum and then lovely vinyl tile underneath.

Since we aren't yet ready for a full-on remodel, we've decided to paint the subfloor. Now, do I want a big checkerboard, stripes, or solid?

Photos: Cottage Living.

Monday, October 4, 2010


It's October! One of my favorite months of the year! I'm going to celebrate by ...

Making pumpkin bread. And pumpkin waffles. And probably pumpkin bread pudding. Thank goodness the pumpkin shortage is over!

Picking some goldenrod. I did last year and it was so pretty and cheerful, lasted quite a while, and to my surprise, didn't shed or make me sneeze.

Eating bowls of steaming hot soup. I could use a few new recipes for this season; what soup do you love to make?

Picking out a pretty pumpkin (or two).

Making homemade apple cider doughnuts. I wanted to do this last year, but never did. Perhaps if I start thinking about it this month it will actually happen before Christmas.

Hm, three of the five involve food. Interesting. What are you going to do this month?

Top three photos are mine. Pumpkins are from The Martha Blog. Doughnuts are from Smitten Kitchen.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 1189's pretties

Last night was a real treat. Doug and Paige of Tracery Interiors hosted a lovely garden party at Doug's home. Not only did I get to hang with some lovely ladies (Brooke, Marianne, Paula, and Megan) and make some new friends, but I got an in-person look at Doug's adorable bungalow. I have oohed and ahhed over his renovation on Tracery's blog, but I have to say, it looks even better in person!

Thank you for having us Doug and Paige! And did you hear the great news about Tracery's second shop? I have yet to visit the Rosemary Beach location, so this is very exciting!