Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quick Update

I have had 4 people ask why I am not posting and to be perfectly honest I didn't know 4 people read this blog! :) Anyhow, I have been without my camera since this weekend, but now I have it back and will get to work tomorrow taking pictures and uploading. I have had a lot of fun with the house this week and can't wait to show some of it off!! It is finally starting to come together. I am hosting a trunk show on Monday so maybe I will pull a "Holley" and it will all get done by then. By the way, Holley is my sister who throws parties so that her house will get decorated and will go from contruction(literally) to done, decorated, accessorized and ready for guests in 24 hours. And, I am being dead serious! Anyhow, stay posted for more! But, in the meantime, I will share a recipe that is super easy and delicous and sorry - no pics.

Chicken Spaghetti Bake
1 can cream of muchroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 can canned chicken (all white)
1 tub sour creme
1 box spaghetti - cooked
1 bag chredded cheddar cheese
1 jar chopped peppers

Cook spaghetti noodles, mix with other ingredients, and bake 350 for 30 minutes. I loved it, Ash loved and both kids (even Lucy) loved it. I doubled the recipe and froze the other half. Awesome easy weeknight dinner!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Busy Making Other Plans

My anniversary is on Monday which makes for a long weekend with Monday being Labor Day. So, about a month ago, I started making plans for Ashley and I to take a weekend trip to Charleston. Neither of us has been before and its on both of our lists. So, I arranged for my parents to take the kids for the weekend, I had Ashleys secretary block the day for appointments and I started making reservations. I had planned on surprising Ashley today and off we would go. Well, this was all before the TV drama. Our living room/great room has no walls and the only solution is to put a flat screen tv above the fireplace. (Ashley loves that this is the only solution) Well, we found an awesome deal on the TV. Little did I know that the wall mount would be nearly the amount of the television and the installation was more than the price of both. So, when the TV price more than trippled, it was either the trip or the TV. And, I picked the flat screen. I have to say though, I am very excited to not only be getting the tv/surround sound hooked up, but I am really excited to have a long weekend to tackle a bunch of projects. So, heres my list. It probably won't make a lot of sense right now, but I am hoping it will hold me accountable to get them done this weekend with lots of pictures to prove it.

1. Paint mirror silver
2. Spray paint patio furniture black
3. Hang drapery rods in great room & master
4. Make lined drapes for the great room
5. Install shades in bay window
6. paint basement coffee table
7. find lampshade
8. find plants for mirrored planters (this is going to look SO good)

Thats the list. I will post as I get things crossed off. Perhaps Charleston would be a good New Years trip!!?? Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Its Been a While

Hey friends! So, I knew I had taken the month of August off, but didn't realize that my last post was the beginning of July...its been longer than I thought. And there is so much to catch up on. I am not sure where to even start, but I think I will start with the house. We moved in the new house the end of July and are settling in slowly but surely.
I have been working very hard on getting the house deocrated and can't wait to show you before and after pics very soon. Here's a sneak peak at one. The fireplace before and after. This was done the day we closed. Immediatly after the closing, I went to Benjamin Moore for the paint and slapped some on before Ash could say "no". :)



After moving in July, school started right after in early August. Landon started 1st grade at his new school and was a pro about it. He is already adjusted and we are loving his new teacher!

The tooth fairy has had her work cut out at our house. While Landon has been loosing teeth, (hilarious story that I will share later) Lucy has been getting them. She got 5 teeth at once and you would have never known. She never fussed or cried, there was no fever or ear aches, nothing!

And as if there wasn't enough going on, I got my fall shipment in for Mary Michael Children's Apparel. I have been working none stop getting the merchandise sized and priced, photographed, working on the website and selling like crazy. I am finally offering online sales through the website so go check it out at There are some CUTE things at awesome prices. Here's a little peak at what we have to offer...

Its good to be back and blogging! I have missed yall!