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I'm Back!

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My poor little bloggy... I have paid it no attention for one solid week and I have so much to blog about I don't even know where to begin!!! This has been a crazy week! I have been super busy, had no time to blog OR (gasp!) even stalk read my regular blogs that I follow! :( I'm going through MAJA withdrawls!

Tonight I am home, under a blanket, and going to get back into my blogs and a little Pinterest too for that matter lol my life hasn't been the same this week without them!

This will be a bunch of randomness, my apologies, but I have too much to share!
I guess I will start with most recent... to oldest news ha ;)

Navy is the new dark... for your nails that is! Everything I am reading says Navy is "the" Fall Polish Color... so tonight when I went to visit Tee at Red Nails (Lex ladies... Red Nails in Fayette Mall, Tee is my girl, you will LOVE her, she has done my nails for as long as I can remember but she wouldn't let me take her picture to put on my blog h…

Facebook & Happy Weekend!

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Happy Weekend! My sisters, cousin and I are hosting a shower this weekend for another cousin, Anne Taylor, who is getting married next weekend! Anne Taylor babysits a ton for us and Camille & Clyde are in the wedding! They are excited. I just hope they do everything they are supposed to!

Anyway...I have a day of cleaning ahead of me and my sweet grandmother is coming over to polish silver! Love her because I hate doing it! I have been doing a lot of projects this week includings Camille's curtains which are up! Woohoo! I will be back next week with some posts!

In the meantime, I created a facebook page for my business and blog. Please click here to "like" me on Facebook. Thanks!

Camille, the budding artist

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Camille comes home from school with lots of  artwork and she also creates at home. Check out our art supplies here and see the picture she painted for my birthday here.

Last week, she came home with this watercolor.


It reminded me of some of the images I have seen on Etsy and Pinterst.






Today, I purchased an frame with double mat for $11 at Ben Franklin Crafts.



I think it looks great!

Bedroom Pillow

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So I have many projects on the list that involve my sewing machine but my first one is complete!

I finally used the fabric I purchased at Garden Ridge last February...3 yards for $5.99. I bought some trim at Hancock Fabrics for less than $4 and I cut the pillow form out of the pillow previously in this chair.



I am happy with the results. On to the next project...curtains for Camille's room. They are cut and I just need to sew them now!

Menu Planner

Here goes.....

Sunday - "Easy Dinner" Barber Chicken Breasts, Wild Rice, Green Bean

Monday - Super Simply, Super Spicy Mongolian Beef

Tuesday - Chicken Piccata, Parmesan Risotto, Salad

Wednesday - Macaroni Turkey Bake (with ground  turkey instead of beef)

Thursday - Robin Miller's Parmesan-Sage Pork Loin

I used my sewing machine for the first time this weekend....stay tuned for a post on what I made!

Happy Fall Ya'll!

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This is NO secret...
I LOVE Fall!
Love every single thing about it!!
 (With one small exception, that it does mean Winter is right around the corner which borderline makes me depressed!)

However... other than that.... Fall is totally my favorite season!!

And here are a few reasons why... :)
(In no particular order)


Time to burn Fall-Like Candles!!! Yes!My two favorite Yankees... Autumn Leaves and Harvest... Immediately makes me feel excited to smell these!I have heard that Bath and Body Works has some amazing ones right now too, guess I will be trying those also! 
I have SUCH an obsession with Mums! And not ordinary, plain ol' mums... BIG HUGE YELLOW MUMS just like this pic! I can't wait to get new ones and put them outside this year! It is of my favorite things to do!





I LOVE going to the pumpkin patch... anyone really.. this is Evan's Orchard in the pics, but just any pumpkin patch will do :) So much fun! It's fun to take the kids... and I love picking out pumpkins and decora…

Stoakley Garden Update

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Last April we planted a garden, you can read about it here and here. It was a fun project that is still providing veggies for us. Look what I pulled out of our garden this week.


We have one tomato plant and one pepper plant left.


I was at the greenhouse today and they had romaine, arugula, cabbage and cauliflower on sale....10 plants for $5. I read that those plants would survive cooler temperatures so I decided to try it. Here is our garden now.




We are all ready for fall around here.

I found these mums at the Dollar Tree! Woohoo!