Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Decorating.....

A cute picture of Saige to start off with...this is my favorite outfit for fall so far!! I had to talk her into wearing the boots...imagine that!

I LOVE Fall! It makes me so happy...I love how cozy our house feels in the fall...we love to snuggle on the couch and watch movies and have all kinds of "fall" meals! Joel made an awesome beef stew this weekend and it's almost time to kick off the hot chocolate traditon!
Anyway...here is a picture of our entryway...I made the harvest sign a few years ago and it's holding up well. The gourds have also been around for years and I still love using them.

The space above the piano is always challenging for me and I'm constantly changing it...I'm pretty happy with this year's arrangement...I put two canvases together..I painted the bigger one brown and then attached the smaller one with velcro...I really like how that turned out. I'll probably still tweak the stuff on the piano.

Not so happy with this arrangement...but it's okay for now. I love the pumpkin candle holders and I actually found the candles here. Germans have weird fall things...some of it works, but most of it just doesn't gel with what I already have...but, I'm always happy when I find something I can use.

I'm loving the vase full of twigs and orange cattails...and I made the pumpkin topiary like 8 years ago!! It's getting a little wobbly...but, again...I'll use it until it falls apart!

Love, love, love my buffet. The pumpkin soup toureen is so awesome...it hasn't actually been used yet...but, who am I kidding??? I got it for looks only! Ha Ha.

A close up look at the little goodies on the buffet. I got the glittered pumkins while in the states for a whopping 6 bucks!! I love shopping back home....but, I did get a little overwhelmed...there is soooo much to choose from!

The glass apothacary jars....always a good decorating idea!!

And now for the best thing I did this year....I got this picture thing a while back and it has never really looked right...Joel wasn't too happy about hanging it either!! But, with just a few dollars, I changed the look of it for fall. I love how it turned out. All it took was a little tape, scrapbook paper and a wooden fleur di lise!! Am I spelling that right???

Presto....change-o! Isn't it cute? I may leave it up all year!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

When the cat is away...the mice will play!!

These pictures show what Joel and Saige did while I made a quick trip to the states to get Jade settled at BYU! And can you believe that they didn't save me ONE? Joel just turned into Mr. Mom and ran himself ragged running Saige around to all of her extra curricular activities and they still had time for fun stuff like this. I didn't worry a bit while I was away. He's such a good dad. Jade is LOVING college...my sister and I drove up to Provo and spent the weekend with her. She is just embracing the whole experience and even loves her prision cell-like dorm!! Seriously, they were a bit scary with the cinder block walls...but, she loves it and that is all that matters!! She made it through 3 rigorous auditons to make the women's choir at BYU and she is so excited to finally have a wonderful choir to sing in. She also found out that she wiped out her freshman year with all of her AP scores and started college as a sophomore. Kudos to my little girl...who is all grown up!! I don't have to worry about her a bit...but, it sure was hard leaving her! Yummy!

Wow.....they look delicious....don't they??

Saige and their hard work!! She looks a little scruffy....but, that's okay...they had more important stuff to do....who has time for hair? Ha ha.