Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Favorites #85

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Friday Favorites time! This month is speeding by, I adore fall and Halloween so that is exciting. But The idea of us getting closer and closer to winter is not my idea of fun. It gets so cold here. But for now we are having gorgeous fall temperatures and wonderful clear blue sky's. Morgan from Finding Morgan, and Heather from Our life in a click are the newest addition to the Friday Favorites link party. And of course the original lady, the woman with the plan Laura from I'm not a trophy wife. All wonderful ladies that bring just a little something different then the next to the table in this blogging adventure. Be sure to follow them as well!

  And now, for my features from last week....

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY wood pallet pumpkins



First and foremost, today is Dale's birthday! I don't know if he or the kids are more excited about this. My kids have been counting down, and all yesterday asked me how old he was and how old he would be. We went through it over and over. We have some fun plans and surprises for him when he gets home. Today is all about celebrating my man and the day he was born. Happy Birthday Dale!

But, the reason you are all here is really home decor. Wood pallet pumpkins! I know Halloween is almost here. And I am sharing another Halloween decor idea, but bear with me. Pumpkins can really just be for fall and we have a whole other month of fall goodness. Truth be told, this is not an original idea. Pallet pumpkins are everywhere on the interwebs. But, I wanted them. How can I not? They are fun, whimsical, rustic, bright, and so pumpkin-ish. Yes, that is how I am describing them. And I am sticking to it.

Home.....

Home is......
....Where a coffee table has so many functions, including traffic jams

Monday, October 27, 2014

...And then I had a hole in my wall....


 Monday, whew. We had a busy weekend, I feel like the weekend flew by. We went to the Zoo on Friday night, the kids got to wear their costumes and see some mildly spooky things. On Saturday we got together with family for some trick or treating and more costume fun. That is about it. Oh and we knocked a hole in our wall.

Friday, October 24, 2014

When life gives you leaves..... my not planned family pictures




It is Friday! We have a lot going on this weekend having to do with Halloween. Going to the Zoo for costumes and night fun. Then Saturday we are off for the first of two trick or treating adventures. This one involves Dale's sisters and their kids. Lots of kids, candy, and fun. I am sure by Sunday we will be exhausted. But it is worth it. I am all about stretching out the fun. We also had planned to dress up the kids, Dale and I. In similar but not matching outfits and pose for Christmas pictures. I always send out a card with pictures, I have a lot of out of town family with a fair amount of people that are not on any social media (shocker) so my yearly Christmas card is the only time they see my kids growing up. I take the kids pictures and my mother in law snaps a few of us as a family. It is a lot less tears and pain then going into a studio and forcing poses in a always too hot room. Still, a lot of time, effort, work, and usually some angry and frustrated people. Not just the kids ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday Favorites #84

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Friday Favorites time! This month is speeding by, I adore fall and Halloween so that is exciting. But The idea of us getting closer and closer to winter is not my idea of fun. It gets so cold here. But for now we are having gorgeous fall temperatures and wonderful clear blue sky's. Morgan from Finding Morgan, and Heather from Our life in a click are the newest addition to the Friday Favorites link party. And of course the original lady, the woman with the plan Laura from I'm not a trophy wife. All wonderful ladies that bring just a little something different then the next to the table in this blogging adventure. Be sure to follow them as well!

  And now, for my features from last week....

House stalking

After: Living Room

I like to do my fair share of house stalking. I like home decor, I like architecture, put it together and I am all over it. So when a house is shared online you know I look at it. Most celebrity homes are a little too formal or stark for me. I like color and a home to feel... well.... homey. I came across Ellen Pompeo's home in Architectural Digest and was instantly hooked. The fun thing about this tour is they shared before and after pictures. The home was beautiful before, but what the designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. It fits so well with the home. He added some color, even bringing in dark colors which I am in love with at the moment.