Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lil' Cowboy

This was our look for the Preschool Party - 
I'm adding a drawn mustache for tonight! 

What a cute cowboy!
Wouldn't his Papa be proud?


It's Halloween and I'm super busy.  
...and super sick. 
...and super sleepy.  
My lil' cowboy has been waking consistently at 3am just to do a 'Mommy Check.'
He just wants to make sure I haven't slipped out when he wasn't looking.  

Gonna have a fun, but sleepy day!
Can't wait for a BIG Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Out of the mouths of babes

I've admitted many times that I'm not good at Halloween. 
I just don't really like it, I'm not talented in the ways of costuming or decorating for the semi-holiday.  
So, I was so pleased when the PERFECT Halloween costume was presented to me yesterday.. a 6-year-old. 
While attending an adorable farm picnic, I'd lost my two-year-old  in the sea of children and then was delighted to find him on the back of a tractor with many bigger boys.  
Upon G's request, I jumped up on the tractor when one of the cutest 6-year-olds yelled, 
"There's an Indian on the tractor!" 

Thanks, C, that's EXACTLY what I'll be for Halloween.
If the shoe fits.....

I'm def gonna wear these:

Friday, October 26, 2012


I'm not a plant person, 
but my new love of flatbread pizza convinced me that I needed fresh basil for my pizzas.  
I found this at Fresh Market and now they're happily living in my window sill until I'm ready to use it.  
Can't wait to try it out this weekend!  

Oh, and it's fall.  
That's why my front walk looks like this:

Also, next week is Halloween and
we still haven't decided on a costume for G.
I thought a cowboy would be a no-brainer since he walks around in a cowboy hat and MY cowboy boots all the time.  
However, Griffin must not be a big fan of change seeing as he wants to be Elmo.
....which is what he was last year!
Ugh.  We'll see.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Pits

Do you have a fire pit? 
We do and I love it!  
We're toying with ideas to make ours a little more permanent and these are ones I like.  

Love this!
{Decor Pad}
.but my current set-up would work better something like this.


Monday, October 22, 2012


This little family is A-dorable.  
They are my right-hand (all of them!) and so very helpful to me and my family.
....and beautiful, 
I'll let the pics speak for themselves.  

Love them!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cotton Pickin'

Mrs.B: "Holly, did you steal somebody's cotton?"
Me: "Yes Ma'am." 

Everyone will agree, I'm a rule follower.  
(..with the one exception of red lights at 3am when there's NOONE in a 5-mile radius.)
BUT, I'd driven by this cotton so many times that I just couldn't pass it up again. 
It needed to be in my house!  
And, now it is.
...and much happier might I add.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pumpkin Pretties

I've loved these painted pumpkins so much that I decided to bring some in the house.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


"Lou" is an important person at my house.  
Little G still can't say his "y's" so words like "you" and "yellow" sound like "Lou" and "Lellow."  
It really is adorable as he quickly leaves the baby things behind.  
My favorite Griffin quote is,
"Lou look cute in Lour outfit." 
...and he tells me this multiple times a day, even when I just change into pajamas.  
So sweet!

We did have a minor (sort of major) accident Monday night when the sweet boy fell out of his bed.  
We're transitioning to a big-boy bed and he's done so well with it, he doesn't get out.  
He always waits until I come get him up.  
He has slipped out before, but this time he cut his head (I'm still not sure how)and it looked like a crime scene.  
Not a good 2am wake-up call.  
He quickly recovered and only has a tiny little cut now.  
Poor baby!

Monday, October 15, 2012


It's Monday already and 
this is how I feel about it!

This weekend FLEW by - I'm ready for the next!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Around My House

Things are looking like fall 'round my house.  
The front porch isn't camera ready, but it's getting better.  

Griffin and I pick up these pinecones on our dog walks each day.  
I think I'm gonna paint 'em.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Get Out There

I'm so excited about this fantastic weather and spending the next two days outside with the little one.  

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I've been cleaning out, but I've got a little more work to do.  
...cuz I still feel like this!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quick Change

The weather here changed faster than you can say, "Brrrrrrr."
Over the weekend, we were making plans to go out on the beach when I noticed all the players, coaches, and fans were all bundled up at the Panthers game in Charlotte.  
What a difference a few hours makes!  
At any rate, I did get my little fella out on the beach for a few end of the season beach shots.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Stop It!

Was this made for me or what?!?!
They HAD to know "Young Hearts Run Free" is my jam, right?

I think this simply HAS to go in my beach house.
Jason's records and music prints can move over cause Momma's got a new music print of her own. 

Les, Cam, Krys, and Kris, we'll have a sing-along for the unveiling! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Be Positive

This is my thought for the weekend - 

I'm just gonna be thankful I hear it.
...and NOT stress over being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Or, not remembering.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

So Me

Just when I thought I was alone.  

I really have picked out groceries based on the way they'll look in the pantry.  
...or cleaning products because one smells better than another.  


My camera literally rides with me pretty much everywhere I go now.  
And, I have absolutely no problem jumping out in random places to get the shot I want. 
These are just a few I've snapped recently that put me in a fall mood.

And, the day wouldn't be complete without a pic of the little guy.  
I really haven't aimed my camera in his direction lately, but it's fall and that's my absolute favorite time to get snap happy with the boy! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Flatbread is a Do

As pizzas go, I'm super narrow-minded.
If it doesn't look like a pizza, walk like a pizza, and act like a pizza, it ISN'T a pizza.  
In a pinch (and an effort to change out the pb&j) I started making these for G's lunch.  
Now they've become a staple both noon and night, weekday and weekend.  
Try one! 

I'm gonna try this next:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's A Start

I have a lot more to do, but at least I got started.  

Step 1: 

Yay for Painted Pumpkins!

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