Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Fall Y'All!

Happy Almost Fall Friends!
What are your favorite aspects of fall?

How about....changing leaves painting a glorious landscape of chocolate with marshmellows....chai tea...fires in the outdoor fireplace...snuggling up on the sofa with warm fuzzy blankets....pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins....fall festivals (we are going to our first one of the season today!) open with cool air seeping in....the sound of honking geese flying overhead for destinations known only to them....fall boots....fall sweaters (well, not yet here in North Carolina).....mums- yellow, orange, russet.....candy carmel apples....Aunt Linda's buffalo chicken dip with Lays chips-yum!

I asked my husband what his favorite thing about fall was...he said...wearing shorts with sweaters....the changing colors of the seasons- more vibrant reds, oranges, even greens...

I asked my kids what they like about fall....they said....H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N!!!!!

What about you? What do you love about fall?

I wanted to share a few fall updates to our home...mostly through plants, some gourds (too early to buy the outside pumpkins- they would rot before Halloween outside if we bought them now), a few woodland creatures, and signs of fall.


Woodland creatures popping up around the house visiting us.....

Fall flowers....

Gourds and pumpkins inside the house...

Welcome fall....come on in....

I need to grab my book now and a cup of tea and say good-bye friends....

Enjoy fall y'all!!!
Happy decorating & living,

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Adirondacks in the family room? Craziness!

Hi friends,
Caution: I went picture crazy on this blog!

How are you? Happy Labor Day weekend! Can you believe that September is around the corner? What are you up to this weekend? We are having a quiet Brew Crew weekend around home. Nothing big planned....hanging out with the neighborhood friends, church, pool, etc. Brayden and I had a 'mommy & son date' today and went roller blading together. Bryce and I have a 'mommy & daughter date' planned for Monday...right now she says she wants to build a fort with me in the bonus room and watch a movie together in the fort. Good times!

I wanted to share with y'all how I spiced up our family room. We had a group of friends (about 13 of us) over recently for a lasagna dinner so I needed to add additional seating to our family room for chatting time. We actually spread out eating in our dining room (first time for company), eat in kitchen, and at our bar in the kitchen. It worked out beautifully! Friends brought salad, apps, bread, and dessert.

To add additional seating to our family room, I was kinda crazy and brought in our blue wooden Adirondacks chairs from our deck. I know! What was I thinking? Now, honestly, I am kinda loving the blue fun chairs in this room. They're actually really comfortable. I think they really work with the new Pottery Barn horizontally striped curtains we recently added to this room. See what you think:

Bye Y'all! I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Happy decorating & living,