November 30, 2011

Bah Humbug

Now that Thanksgiving is over we can start thinking about Christmas!!! With the birth of our first born son coming right around the corner I have decided that we are going to have a Charlie Brown tree this year with the bare minimal. I went to Paul Michael's store today and got a little tree wrapped in burlap and a nativity scene. And that my dear friends will be the extent of my Christmas decor.

But I can still enjoy some pretty pictures and inspiration from the pros.

This is kinda the look I am going for this year.....

And a girl can still dream.....

Love this entire room from Better Home & Gardens!!!!

Love an aqua Christmas!!!

November 28, 2011


Monday back at work after a 5 day holiday......

November 19, 2011

Week 33

Our little man is the size of a pineapple this week. I am defiantly in the waddle stage of my pregnancy, and its down right hard to do daily task carrying around this big belly. Only 7 more weeks of free room and board in mommies belly for the little peanut. We are going to the doctor's office every 2 weeks now, packing hospital bags, and making sure we have everything we need for a new baby. Who ever dreamed that such a little person would need so much stuff.

The nursery is 95% done, my lovely husband is priming the bookcase right now in the garage!!! Once the bookcase makes it back upstairs, a few finishing touches and I can relax and enjoy the peaceful little space we created.

November 17, 2011

Peanut Butter Blossoms

I was told to bring deserts to our little Thanksgiving gathering, and since I am the cook I get to pick what goes in my oven next Thursday (yes Thanksgiving is only a week away). Sweets have become the vain of my existence throughout this pregnancy, so everyone will be lucky if half these cookies actually make it. Who can go wrong when you mix peanut butter and chocolate - perhaps two of my favorite ingredients.

And for the husbands favorite desert I might mix him up a batch of THESE to bring along with us to visit the family. But back to my little heavenly blossoms.........

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

Extra sugar
48 milk chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from heresy kisses. Mix together all ingredients expect the heresy kisses and extra sugar for rolling cookie ball.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.

Let cool and enjoy!!!!

November 15, 2011


Think I just needed to remind myself today that attitude really is is everything!!!

November 11, 2011

Showered with love!!

Last weekend was our baby shower. It was absolutely perfect with all my favorite people celebrating this new life that is about to come into the world. I am so lucky.

Here are some photos from the day.....

Such a cute idea - we had baby pictures of me and my husband hanging from the
mantel with little Michael's ultrasound pictures in the middle. Who will he look like?

Everyone wrote a little note to the baby!!!

This is perhaps the most amazing red velvet cake I have ever put in my mouth.
It's from Southside Bakery in Lafayette. To die for.

And last but not least my phenomenal group of friends.
I kid you not when I say I could not make it through life without these ladies.
They are the core of who I am, we have celebrated many years together and
many ups and downs!!! It makes my heart happy to have everyone together!

November 04, 2011

The Weather Outside is...

Absolutely perfect!!!! It's 65 degrees and a lovely Friday afternoon, this day is just plain gorgeous. I wanted to send you off on your weekend with some of my favorite inspiring outdoor pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend friends!!!





November 02, 2011

Sharon Montrose Prints

We finally ordered our three Sharon Montrose prints for the nursery. I already have the empty frames hanging on the wall and it will be so nice to have them filled with these gorgeous animals for little Michael. I was not going for a "theme" for the nursery but it seems that the animals have taken over. I hope the little peanut loves animals as much as him mommy does.

I purchased three of the white Ikea Ribba Frame in 12x16 with 8x10 opening matte for $9.99 each. The prints measure 7x9 so that will leave me with a thin 1/4 inch white border between the print and the matte.

The only other design project we have left in his room is to sand and paint the big bookcase. Then it will be off to purchasing more practical things - like a car seat to take the peanut home with!!!!