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What's your letter?

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I saw this letter wreath on Pinterest a while back and decided to give it a whirl. I have always loved the ones seen in Ballard Designs but didn't want to spend the money. Although it looks like they are on sale now for $29.00 which isn't too bad.
I got my letter at Hobby Lobby. They were around $12 but I had a 40% off coupon so I paid a little over $7. Then the garland was 50% off at Hobby Lobby and I bought it 15 feet long.

At first I started wrapping it all the way around and it was too cumbersome and I quickly ran out of garland. So I started doing the front only and zigzagging it around the S. I used my glue gun and staple gun to hold it in place.

Then I decided to hang it on my back storm door and so the back would be visible when leaving our house.  I went back with some cheap Dollar Tree garland (one package was the exact right amount) and glued it to the back of the S.



I attached it with ribbon also found at Hobby Lobby.



And voila! It was pretty easy. I am happy with the r…

Back Door Guests Are Best

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We have all seen those signs. Thankfully I don't have one to share with you. But in all seriousness most people come in our back door so I felt like it was time for a minor spruce up.



Yes, I would love a new storm door but that's not in the budget right now and you have to work with what you got! We have all of our Christmas decorating done and check back tomorrow I will post details on the S wreath shown above.

Found Today

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I was out shopping this morning and ran across the horses below at Garden Ridge. I thought they were cool for the right space. The smaller ones are $19.99.



I also ran across these planters at Lowes. I bought the large one. I have been looking for a back door planter for months and was thrilled with this one for 50% off.


Thanksgiving in Pictures

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Menu Planner

Monday - Tex-Mex chilaquiles

Tuesday - Hamburger Stew served with blueberry muffins

Wednesday - Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas

Thursday - Brown Butter Gnocchi

Friday - Chili from the freezer

We had a great Thanksgiving and weekend away.  I will post pictures tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Six-0!

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Happy Birthday to my fabulous Mom! She turns 60 today. Doesn't she look great? She is really the best. 
In other news, I get my new iPhone on Friday. Woot! Woot! Seriously can't wait to upgrade from my blackberry. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Easy Update

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Before....
And After.....

I finally found a spot for my owl bookends. I like this better than the monkey which was broken in the back. I found the dish at a yard sale and the books for $1 each at the Habitat Restore. I just went there for the first last week and will be going back. There is so much stuff there. Here are a few pictures from my trip.



And there was more...this was just a small sampling. Check it out!

Random Thoughts

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I am skipping the menu planner this week. Not too many meals to plan because of Thanksgiving and we are having dinner out Tuesday for my mom's 60th birthday. We are going to Lemaire at the Jefferson! Can't wait!

We had this salmon a few weeks ago and I am making it again tonight. It is delicious!

On Friday, Michael and I are off to the Hotel Roanoke for the night. We made this trip a few years ago and I loved it because everything was decorated for Christmas! I am really excited for a getaway. Then Saturday morning we are headed to Blacksburg to see UVA v Tech! GO HOOS! Many thanks to Neena and Moe who are watching Camille and Clyde.

We had a good weekend but I did have to tame this mess today! Camille was thrilled because we went through and sorted all the babydoll/Mimi clothes. She wanted one bin with baby accessories and supplies and the other with clothes.


Notice the bedskirt on the floor. Read about that here.

One final thought for this random post, we took our Christmas card …

A good slipper?

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I love a good slipper. That sounds strange doesn't it? Anyway, since I work from home and on a daily basis balance my children, my house and my job I like to be warm and comfortable. I have been slipper shopping for the past month or so and can't pull the trigger. Here's what I've uncovered. 





I have had the Lands'End Skimmer in my cart on numerous occasions but didn't purchase. I think I will end up getting those but I also really want either the pink from Gap or the JCREW Moc. A dressy slipper and a casual slipper? This is sounding crazy maybe I need to get out more.  Any others I need to consider?

Menu Planner

Sunday - Kate's Italian Sausage Pasta

Monday - Chicken Tinga Tostados

Tuesday - Homemade Pizza (Bacon, Chicken, Mozzarella with Ranch Dressing as Sauce), Pepperoni for C & C

Wednesday - Turkey Salisbury Steak with White Bean Mash

Thursday - Burgers & French Fries


Looky Looky!!!

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Guess What?No I am NOT preggo.
No Frankie did NOT get a sister. And no we are NOT moving the wedding date up ... hahahaBut, speaking of weddings ... 
Guess who got a sneak peak teaser of their engagement pictures??
Ahhhh.... 
I am obsessed. No words. 
The amazzzzzzzing  Alicia @ Aesthetiica Photography  has outdone herself. Let me just say I am going to do an "engagement picture info" blog post as soon as we get the rest of our pictures to see, and that is when I will REALLY rave about Ms. Alicia and how awesome she is ... :) But until then, I will just say she is awesome. Period. Love her <3And have no fear for all you non-Kentucky brides ... she travels ... like every weekend ... ha! And she would be TOTALLY worth it ... Drumroll please .... Only two pictures for now but more to come, hopefully soon ... such a tease! But a good tease ha! 

And for my very favorite ... 


I was so excited about this shoot and my props ;)Notice my little angel in there too? haFrankie=Model ... not …

Thankful Friday ....

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thank·ful[thangk-fuhl]Show IPA adjective feelingorexpressinggratitude;appreciative.
That is straight from the dictionary friends :)
I have been reading some awesome posts lately about everyone and what they are thankful for ... like Brooke's post yesterday which was so great I read it twice haha, not joking. If you're not a follower, go check out her blog... because it is great and you will love her... she is so genuine and you can tell when you read her "Thankful" post! 

I love that! I stole borrowed that from Megan's post about thankfulness that I also loved reading! Check hers out as too! You will love it! :)
So what am I thankful for? Here is a semi-short list ... even though there is SO much more... of the serious and "not as serious but still thankful for" things in my life! 
* I am thankful first and more importantly for my Heavenly Father and Savior and the grace and forgiveness that he gives me every day, and for the sheer fact that no matter what life …