Oct 21, 2012

My curtains were a wee bit bright...

I haven't had that much time for crafty around here.  I did manage to sew and put up some super bright curtains.  With the light shining through here you can't tell they are SUUUPER bright.  A lot more than I envisioned.  So it's probably a good thing that I embrace color.  Here they are on my windows side by side.  There is a half circle window above the curtains on the left that is totally getting blown out here in this picture.  But needless to say, this room gets tons of light which I love.

They work just fine over the window by my dining table too.  I have them all tied back with twine.  I lie to myself sometimes and tell myself I'm going to unclutter this side table between the couches.  It's never actually going to happen, because I happen to like everything on there, so it's just a "feel better" about my clutter kind of lie. What? Oh yes, that chair IS still totally propped up on blocks until Tone can fix the front legs.  I like being ghetto but calling it "thrifty vintage" to make myself feel better.
Why do I have two long curtains and then a valence?  Two good reasons actually.  For one thing, the tapestry I bought and cut up to make them only allowed for three strips no matter which way I tried it.  The second reason is also practical.  I don't hang long curtains by a kitchen table where little sticky hands can yuck them up.  Ew.
 I would also like to point out that since I took these photos, I have decorated for fall and the bright quilts and pillows have been switched out out for wool throws and darker colors.  I've also switched out flowers and put up leaves, crows and pumpkins.  But I seem to be running a day late and a dollar short these days so  why retake the pictures?  I took them a couple weeks ago totally meaning to make a blog post.  It totally didn't happen obviously.

One other news of note.  This little one is potty trained finally.  It only took all summer and a month, but she is.  She also likes her doggy.  She has two of them and doesn't care which one, but one must be with her at all times, even for sleeping.
Oh, and if you are two, the best place for your doggy's stroller is on the couch.  She is quite certain about this.

Oct 14, 2012

The best kind of morning

I'll be honest, waking up at 5:45 everyday and getting three kids out the door by 7:00 hasn't been the most fun. But happy morning faces and Nutella on my eggo waffles definitely makes for a bright beginning.

Oct 13, 2012

I'm so ready for this

This is the first week of temps under 90 degrees. My goodness I am ready for fall!
Like my new boots? I'm smitten.  The other boots in my closet just might be DTM (dead to me) this season.
P.S. This is otherwise known as a lazy instagram post from my phone of pictures I am currently taking of my living room.  
While sitting on my tush in my cozy chair with a favorite magazine.  
True story.
xoxo

Oct 7, 2012

Gone fishin

My dad took my kids and I fishing yesterday.  It was a first for my kids who had never fished before. We drove up to the lake because the rivers aren't flowing this late in a dry year.  Hunter had his new fishing pole, and we were armed with worms and power bait.
 Unfortunately, the fish didn't want what we had to offer.  Dad likes to fly fish, usually in rivers.  I asked him to show me how. Let's just say I need a little more finesse in my cast.  But it was fun!
 Hunter caught a lot of weeds.  He kept at it for quite a while.
 The girls played in the water, climbed rocks, played with a bucket of little toys, and made sand castles.

 Can you see the little guy?  Please tell me if I should be embarrassed or proud.  This is not one of those "you should see the one that got away" stories.  Nope.  This little guy was it for the day.  We quickly let him go free.
 At the end of the day, all that was caught was a tiny 3 inch bass.  I happened to catch it with the fly rod, but it didn't matter.  Whether we caught anything or not, we had a super fun day.  We finished it off with lunch in town and ice cream.  The kids had so much fun and so did I.
Hunter got home and has been showing everyone he can how far he can cast, his new fishing pole and his "tackle box" full of fishing odds and ends.  I would say the day was a smashing success -fish or no fish!