Powered by Blogger.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall is In The Air

Yes last week the temperature dropped down to the 70s and 80s during the day, and it was heavenly! It put me in the fall mood, and out came the fall decorations. I love this time of year. October through December is the only real time I 'seasonally decorate' the house. Each year I pick out a few new items and add them to my Fall and Christmas collections. I am not much of a wreath lover, but decided my door needed something. I felt inspired by Thrifty Decor Chick (you got to check her out), to make a wreath. It was really easy...I just bought a grapevine wreath at Hobby Lobby and a bushel of leaves and hot glued them on. I used some ribbon to hang it from the door.

The Halloween Vase is one of my favorites, and was super easy and cheap! I bought the vase for $5 at Home Goods and stuck a candle I already had in it. I filled it with real candy corn and tied a ribbon I bought at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off around it. I also made the 'BOO' blocks. Super easy and cheap too. I used left over wood in the garage and had Vim cut me some blocks out of it. Then I used some craft paint and painted them black. I picked up this sheet of cute candy corn paper at Hobby Lobby, printed the words 'BOO' on it (since I am unable to free hand). And then Mog Pogged it to the block. I glued some ribbon to the top and Wa-La.

These are just some dollar store pumpkins on some candle holders I had. Cheap and easy but still fun and cute!
Hope you are all having a wonderful start to the fall season and are feeling inspired!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Old Floss Around the Tooth Method

So this is how it happened.

Waa-Laa...Our first baby tooth gone! He was going to let Vim pull it, but he got talking and accidentally pulled too hard and it came right on out. I will admit, I did get teary eyed. I still can picture him when he only had those two bottom teeth, just like Vimmer does now...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Trip to Cali

Vim and I got away for a much needed and wonderful 4 day vacation to Napa and San Fran. We went with our good friends Anne and Jordan for a surprise 30th birthday trip for Anne. Napa was beautiful and the house we rented was fabulous. It sat on the top of a hill over looking Napa Country club on one side and a vineyard on another. Both nights we hiked up to the top of the hill and enjoyed the beautiful sunset with a glass of wine. I had no idea how many wineries were in Napa...there are over 400! We were only able to visit 5 of the 400 wineries, but the Castello Di Amorosa, was one of our favorites.

(Isn't he a stud!)

(these cows in the field around the house we stayed at just came right up to us! I know we didn't go all the way to Napa to see cows but it was entertaining to say the least!)

We then headed out for a scenic drive to the mouth of the Russian River and then travel down I-1 to Muir Woods for a hike. The trees were huge, the mountains were breath taking, the skies were like a painting...Ok so I am not much of a writer but do you get the point?? The scenery was amazing! I just don't know how anyone can see such beauty and deny there is a God. Finally we made it to San Fran, and paid the $8 to drive across the Golden Gate bridge...but unfortunately it was so foggy we couldn't even see the bridge as we drove across. Oh well-- Some of the high lights in San Fran were the Sea Lions, Clam Chowder, Haight-Ashbury, and my most favorite, Alcatraz. Here are just a few of our pictures...if you want to see more, check out Our Pictures.