Thursday, December 3, 2009


Yes, I am actually alive! Things in our world have happened in a whirlwind lately.

First, we had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Brant's family came to our house and we certainly had a blast. I cooked my first turkey IN THE CROCKPOT! I knew I wouldn't need a full turkey, so I got just the breast. It turned out WONDERFULLY! I would do it again in a heartbeat! My camera is being silly right now, so I promise to post pictures as soon as I can!

Now, for the fun stuff...I've been decorating!!!!

I finally finished the decorating project in my kitchen. My Aunt Laurie gave me the ides over a year ago, but I finally did it! Since I love coffee, I hung a few shelves on the big wall in the breakfast room and put books about coffee on them. Then I found this FABULOUS "Coffee" metal sign at Kirklands for only $30! It totally completed the look!

I was able to get all of these shelves at Hobby Lobby when they were half price, and bought almost all of the books at Half Price books, so this entire wall probably only cost around $60! That's a bargain if you ask me!

Next, Brant and I have wanted new living room furniture for awhile. We liked what we had, but it was a hand-me-down from Sister, and we really wanted something that we LOVED! So, Roome to GO was having a huge sale that included a free 40" HDTV with a full living room purchase, so we went for it!

What do you think? We went with a brown sofa and loveseat, but kept our black recliner and got black cocktail tables and a black coffee table. Granted, the big wall now looks huge and I need a bigger piece of art to hang on the wall...but don't worry, that is soon to come!

I found these FANTASTIC pillows to add some pizazz to the room. I found the rose pillow as Home Goods for only $15 for a set of 2, then the leopard print at Wal Mart for only $10 a piece! I Love them!!!

These are my new lamps. We never had lamps before because the piano was on the long wall, and we didn't want cords draped across the floor to the end tables. But now that the piano is gone and the sofa is on the wall, these add a great touch, don't you think?

Well I hope everyone is having a FABULOUS holiday seasons! I have about half of my shopping done, so I'm off to Canton tomorrow with Jessica to finish up! And yes, we ARE going to Canton, even when the high is only 37!!!!!

By the way, Great Grabbie Designs is going to be offering Holiday blog designs for only $20!!!!!


TriciaNae said...

a. you blog is WAY cute.
b. i am SO excited to see a post from you
c. i drove by the country club tonight and thought about you...and was going to email you when I got home...just to make sure everything was okay...and ya are!!
d. we must get together before 2010!! LOL

TriciaNae said...

e. I LOVE the new furniture and coffee-shop decorating.

The Ward Family said...

You're home looks wonderful! I love it. Great Job!

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