Saturday, August 24, 2013

Renovations Part 2

Finally got some of the renovations done.

                                                   This is the before.

                                                  This is the old door.

                                          This is the new door.

                                                After :)
 Now let's talk about the inside....

                               Above is how the front room looked when we first lived here.

                              We changed it to "the green room"

                                And now today it looks like this.  We are going to change out all of the white trim to the stained trim to match around the door and windows in a week, but other than that, I love love love it!

All smiles here

I have no complaints.  Ever is sleeping peacefully in her bed.  She fell asleep at 1 today so that's perfect timing for a nap.  The house is clean, the weather is beautiful and cool.  The only thing that could be better is that it could be mid September and Target and other stores could have their holiday things out.  :)  But I'm going to TRY to slow down and not rush it.  Big emphasis on TRY.  I did manage to clean out some of my drawers and consolidate most of my fall scents (candles, wax melts, etc.) into one box so that's done.  Monday, I am going to buy Ever some fall clothes and go through the older kid's clothes from last year and see what still fits.  It's hard to get over how quiet the house is while the kids are gone and Ever is asleep.  It's peaceful, but just doesn't feel right.  LOL.  I better take advantage of this downtime to get some more things done. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

So ready to put out that decor!

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and had so much fun buying things to decorate our home for fall!  My theory is that maybe if I decorate really well for fall then I won't be putting Christmas stuff out so early.  A tree with fall decor just doesn't look right.. right??!!!!  I did buy a small Christmas tree while at hobby lobby though.  Just couldn't resist.  :)  Pinterest.. ahhhh pinterest.. {the place that keeps me occupied for hours and makes me jump from let's decorate like that to I REALLY wanna make that for the kids lol} has given me some really awesome ideas for things to do/see/make this fall.  I wish I was still young so that September held my interest still.  -My birthday month-  I want it to be October so bad.  Guess it will be here soon enough.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

November = Happy Month

Okay so yes I know it isn't November yet.  Like not even close to November yet, but you know what?  I don't care.  I feel the need to give my favorite month kudos even when it isn't even here (or close... yea yea I got that).  So many amazing things happen in November so of course it's my favorite!  Some would think it'd be December and even though December has Christmas which is great.. it's kind of a sad month too because Christmas is over and the winter lull begins in December.  Here are just some of the many reasons November is my favorite month:

1.  November is when the holiday spirit hits.  I mean... mine hits in July but that's not normal so I can at least SHARE that holiday spirit in November and not look like a weirdo.  Telling someone "Happy Holidays" in November is perfectly acceptable.  Telling someone in July?  Not so much.. definite weirdo-ville.

2.  I don't know about you.. but our Christmas tree goes up in November!

3.  Thanksgiving!  Nothing is better than waking up early and cooking all of that yummo food.  And smelling it is pretty nice too!

4.  Thanksgiving Day Parade.. what better way to spend Thanksgiving morning than cuddled on the couch with blankets watching the parade?

5.  Two words:  BLACK FRIDAY ... bring it on!!

6.  This year, November is super special because my new book in the Bloodlines series comes out.  Not only will it be Sydney, but now Adrian's POV will be heard.  Yessss! 

7.  Christmas wrapping, presents under the tree, Christmas shopping, etc.  (Christmas things are out in stores!!)

8.  The build up for Christmas in November is amazing.  You know good things are coming and you're so excited.  

9.  Plays (Nutcracker, Christmas Carol, Etc) are everywhere.

10.  Christmas lights!!

There are probably a million more reasons I could think of, but that's plenty of reasons for me.  Why wouldn't it be my favorite month??