Thursday, January 31, 2013

Guest Room Reveal

The guest room is coming along!  
I never like to say that anything is finished, 
but this is a nice step in the right direction.  

I should mention that these ceilings are 14 ft.  
So, when the mirror looks like it belongs in a Barbie house, 
remind yourself that everything is normal except the ceiling height!!

You may remember this picture over the bed -
it's one I shot last spring.  
My neighbor has a beautiful cherry tree that my lens can't stay away from!

I love this sconce that my mom gave me for Christmas.
Love, love, love!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You've Got Personality

This little guy is really turning into a funny fella.  
He came home from school yesterday and told me they talked about 
When I asked, "Oh, like your boots?"
His response was,
"No MOMMA, booties!"
"Booties, you know, Tweet Tweet." 
Oh, right.  Birdies, got it.  

Last night, he put on his dark dress shoes and started shagging like daddy.
And, I've taught him part of The Wobble - 
he had this dorky little dance he'd occasionally break into
(which just wouldn't work for a child of dance teachers.)
His Wobble is much better!

Monday, January 28, 2013

King Ranch Chicken

Ok, so obviously I didn't cook this weekend 
(since we were busy dancing!)
but this is one of our new favorite weeknight dinners.  

Try it out!  
Recipe here.

Friday, January 25, 2013


This weekend marks our 11 year wedding anniversary. 
11 years!?!?!
That's a seriously long time! 
Gooooooo Us!

Happy Anniversary, Husband!

Now, get back to work - we've got a dance to remember!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Long Weekend

Anyone else need a vacation from their long weekend?
We visited family, danced, ate yummy food, shopped, and had a work around the house day.  
I need a day off.  :-)

We've finally made the transition to a big boy bed and G couldn't be happier.
He LOVES it!
I haven't done any work on it, yet, but here are a few shots of the happy boy in his new bed.  

Thank goodness for the 10ft ceilings upstairs!  

Friday, January 18, 2013


A tribute to my love for all things New Orleans! 
This is a fantastic dish - we even had leftovers on a weeknight.
...and we NEVER eat leftovers!

Completely unrelated, but I hate packing!
I'm only on the first leg of my trip and have NOTHING to wear.  
I counted on exchanging boots yesterday, which didn't happen.
Boo Nordstrom Southpoint.  :-(
And, as a result, I'm struggling.  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Foo Dogs

How do you feel about Foo Dogs?  
I found a super cheap one and couldn't resist, but it will need a little facelift to work in my casa.  
I'm letting these be my inspiration.  

I'm ready to work on mine, but I'll have to wait for a sunny day!

The little one still isn't 100% but he's making improvements.  
He slept thru the night!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Under The Weather

It's a sick day 'round here.
Little G is runny and coughy, 
so I'm doing A LOT of nose wiping.  
...and snuggling.  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lovely View

I love this Camellia bush right outside my kitchen window.  
It's so pretty and handy when I want to clip a few blooms to bring in.  

In other kitchen news, I added this shelf to hold all of my cookbooks.
...and a few spare dishes.  

I hope you enjoyed the fabulous weather as much as we did.  
We put together a trampoline, pulled G (and the dog) downtown in their wagon, and walked to church.  
Pretty great for January!

Friday, January 11, 2013

More Cookin'

We love seafood, especially when it's easy and I can cook at home.  

Here's my latest dish; 
Spicy Linguine with Mussels.  

You can find the recipe here.

Happy Weekend, can you believe it's Friday already!?!?!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Growing LIke A Weed

Last weekend, I realized how fast G is growing when I put on his church clothes 
(he is a 3T, but I bought a 4T for growing room) 
and they were way. too. short.  
I also printed out some pics to display around the house, hello I have enough stored up!
..and these were some of my favorite picks.  

Such a big boy now!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Low Country Boil

 Being at home has been so nice.  
I even took advantage of a little time in the kitchen and whipped up this low country boil for dinner.  
I love things that are contained in one pot, 
the clean-up after this meal was amazing!  

I did a lot of tweaking, but you can get started with this.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Flea Market Finds

Our local antique show is pretty much fantastic, 
even on a bad day.
I went this weekend and picked up some pretty cute things on the cheap.  

Don't ya love these bookends?

And this rug?

Go Me!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Nesting Tables

I found these nesting tables and had to have them!  
They're a perfect addition to my guest room.  

Friday, January 4, 2013


I'm looking forward to a quiet, peaceful, project-filled weekend.  
In fact, I've already started on a few of the projects and I hope to finish them soon.  
Love a good project!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Guest Room = Best Room

Since moving in this house, I've REALLY taken my time decorating.  
I just didn't feel an urgency since there was so much to tackle and I didn't want to jump into something and then not like it 5 minutes later.  
...which I'm prone to do.  
I've finally got moving in one of the guest rooms and it looks so much better, already.  

I received this mirror (which I'm using as a tray) as a Christmas gift.  Thanks, Momma!

 I picked up this fabric to make pillows with.
That's the next project.    

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


All this celebrating is wearing me out!

I want to lay down with this fluffy pillow for a bit.

....but I still have two trees to take down, curtains that need to be hung, and laundry.  

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