Monday, December 19, 2011

My new vintage

When I found out that I was hosting Thanksgiving this year, I set out to find some things for the dining room.  I ended up in a little antique store where I found candlesticks, a bowl, and some napkin rings.  
Anyways, today I was rearranging and I moved the candlesticks.  I looked at the bottom to see if I could find out more about them.  Thats when I noticed a faint imprint in the felt.  Turns out, my antique candlesticks are really Pottery Barn.  And., furthermore, they are STILL selling them.  For $44 a piece.  

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Reindeer cookies

I have to bring some treats for the kids' parties at school.

I made these cookies using graham crackers, pretzels, marshmellows, chocolate, m and ms. And nilla wafers.

To hold everything together, I used marshmellow creme ( can't use peanut butter at school or I prob would have done that!).

These are so cute and can't possibly taste bad since I didn't bake anything!.. . Hope the kids love 'em!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gingerbread houses

I have been on a sofa search for the playroom.  I have my eyes on two in particular, but I am having a dilemma over which sofa to choose.  I really like the fact that they are both slip-covered white, so that hopefully I can just wash/bleach them and they will always look clean.  I have not actually "tested" them, but I need to!
  • This one is a more expensive
  • looks smaller b/c of the two cushions
  • Comes with throw pillows

  • Can purchase slipcover in other colors!
  • Has three cushions. looks roomier
  • less expensive. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, from my table to yours!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Our hospital stay is over today!

Our sweet baby gets to go home today after a few days at the childrens hospital. She has RSV and has finally stopped wheezing enough to be sent home!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Poor baby

Our sweet little girl is in childrens hospital. Please pray for a speedy recovery

3 years

Happy Anniversary Ryan. I love you

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Yard sales are the

First up is this Pottery Barn Media stand AND hutch  ok, granted PB teen, but still! 
I have been looking to "do" the playroom since we moved in. We didnt have enough furniture so this room has had a bad case of the "itty bittys". Meaning- all the furniture in here is very undersized/not right scale/and otherwise meant for children.  Yes, I know it is a playroom, however I would like to be comfortable in there as well! Anyhoo...this is going to be a good start for what I have had in mind for this room!  And it was a STEAL at $70!

This next console table here I got for $5.  The below picture is after!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Date night

My sweetie suprised me with a delicious meal and beautiful flowers. I am one lucky girl!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy halloween!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Friday, October 28, 2011

What's been going on around here

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day of School 2011

Yesterday was Heath's first day of Preschool!

He wore his backpack

and since his class is the "bumblebees", he ate a bumblebee cupcake

And he got to bring home a balloon!  He also made super fun crafts!
Today was MaryAnne's first day of Preschool.  She is in the "Rabbits' class!

She colored a little bunny to bring home on her first day.
Here they are this morning before class started!

and just for fun...
the usual after nap activities..
They are just too much for words :)  I just Love them so much! Happy first week of school babies!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor day weekend 2011

On Friday, we packed our bags and headed for the hills.  We ended up here, in Maggie Valley, NC.

This little cabin was on a trout pond and stream
We had a little loft, and played lots of musical beds.
This pond was out our back door. 
And is the site of Heath's first BIG CATCH! he also fed the ducks a LOT of bread!
MaryAnne posing in front of our cabin
We hiked a trail off of the Blue Ridge Parkway
And threw lots of rocks
We got towards the top of the Mountain

And enjoyed and incredible view
Then we headed off to Cherokee, NC  and went to Santa's Land
Santas Land is a magical place for little boys and girls.  My little ones enjoyed their first ever rollercoaster. 
And they got to pet real life reindeer

MaryAnne sporting her teams colors on Gameday.  Go Gamecocks!!
Talking a whirl in their new cars

We also got to play in the river, have picnics, and watch real Cherokee Indians do their native tribal dances.  It was a pretty spectacular weekend.

Man, What a way to kick off the fall season! 
Hope yall had a great Holiday too!