November 30, 2008

How do I love my husband...let me count the ways...

Sometimes my husband can drive me completely insane. It seems that every time he is about to drive me crazy he does something really sweet and I instantly forgive him for everything he has ever done. Today we had our Christmas Open House at the flower shop and a friend of my mom's came in with a really cute purse. It looked almost just like the one I had been wanting from Fossil. Only thing is, the one from Fossil cost over $300 and being as we are like the rest of America and broke I knew that purse was out of the question. But anyway, she said there was another one just like it left at the store and it was waaaaaaaaay cheaper than the Fossil purse AND 20% off! Well since the hubby was up there with us at the Open House I told him he should go get it because it would make a really nice Christmas gift for me. Of course he said no and so I decided since the price was so good that I would just go get it for myself later when I got off. After the Open House, my mom and I closed up and got in the car and headed up there. When we went in mom started looking around and I went straight for the purses. It was gone. The girl at the counter told me they had just sold it. I was so upset and mad that Buck didn't go get it. Well after shopping around for a while I headed home and had to run in and change because we were supposed to head to his sister's house for a late Thanksgiving dinner. When I got to the bedroom (after storming through the house and not speaking to the hubby!) this brown bag was on the bed and the purse was inside it! Some how he had snuck out of the shop and gone and bought it and had it waiting for me at home. Of course he didn't make me wait until Christmas to start using it. I absolutely love it (and him)!!!

Isn't it pretty?!?!?!?!

November 29, 2008

Roll Tide!!!!

Yesterday I worked at the flower shop all day helping prepare bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres for a wedding. Today we had to take all of the flowers and decorate the church. But this afternoon was the Iron Bowl!!!!! It was an awesome game and I am so glad we won! Not only did we win but we totally shut out Auburn! Roll Tide Roll!!!!!

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we went to Buck's grandmother's house for lunch. She always has a huge crowd. Then we traveled to my uncle's house to have supper with he and my new aunt and her two sons, my mom, stepdad, stepbrother and his wife and new baby and my brother. We had way too much to eat today but had a really nice day with family!

November 26, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things!

These are some close up shots of the Christmas decor on our mantle. This ornament was given to me by my mother several years ago. It is one of my favorite pieces to put out at Christmas.

These are our stockings. I love the colors. Mine is the white/pink one and Buck's is the red/brown one. I found them at Old Navy a few years back. The cute one in the shape of a paw is Kurdt's stocking! (Yes, Santa brings presents to canines too!)

November 25, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

Here is our Christmas tree that is in the den. This is my favorite tree because it holds all of mine and Buck's ornaments that we have collected from when we were children on up until we were married. We add a new ornament each year for each of us and for Kurdt, our dog. I put a bow at the top of the tree and like change the ribbon just about every year. The colors in our den are all shades of brown and then accented with a turquoise blue color. The close up picture shows the ribbon I used this year. This is my favorite room because of our fireplace. I love snuggling on the couch and watching TV (which is hidden in the armoire) and lighting up the gas logs in our fireplace. There is nothing more relaxing!

November 24, 2008

More Autumn Decor!

Now that is it time to take down my fall decorations and get ready for Christmas, I finally took some pictures of my front porch. This is my front door (that no one ever uses). As you can see my door is painted orange and the house is stained a dark brown. I hung a leaf garland with amber lights around the door frame. The "W" stays on the door year round. The pumpkins beside the door are an idea I got from Southern Living magazine. They were actually super easy to make and they have Christmas lights in them so at night they are really cute.

These are my rockers that sit to the right of the front door. The wreath on the windows is actually from our wedding last October. I love the colors and leaves and feathers. The candles sticks were given to me by a cousin and I love how they look with the chairs.

November 23, 2008

Baby Shower

I helped co-host a baby shower for a friend of mine yesterday. It turned out so cute! We did a brunch shower so we did breakfast foods. We had breakfast/hashbrown casserole, pumpkin spice muffins with a cream cheese filling, grape salad, cheese straws, sausage balls and of course cupcakes for dessert. I made the cupcakes and just did simple fondant decorations for the tops. I think they turned out pretty cute. She is having a little boy, so we did the color scheme to match the nursery which was blue and brown. Here are a few pictures of the food table, the sign in area and of all her wonderful gifts!

November 20, 2008

Gone With the Wind...Christmas style!

I thought I would show this tree first. I collect Gone With the Wind memorabilia. I love the movie and I love Scarlett O'Hara. But then again, what girl raised in the South doesn't dream of being Miss Katie Scarlett? I have been collecting GWTW ornaments for a long as I can remember and this year decided that I wanted to move them from the main tree in our den to a tree of their very own. I put it up in the guestroom for two reasons. One, I have my GWTW movie poster hung in there and all of my collectibles are in the armoire you see in the picture below. Two, this room is closed off so I don't have to worry about the dogs or small hands getting to close to the tree and breaking any of the ornaments! I counted as I was hanging and currently I have 46 ornaments. I went with the gold shear bow on top because any color ribbon I tried to use took away from the pretty colors in the ornaments.

November 19, 2008

Busy as usual!

I haven't been able to post for a few days because I have been busy at work and then I actually worked through the weekend and was in Court on Monday, Tuesday and half a day today! It is always hectic when I have Court coming up so I usually stay stressed out during the week and weekend before. I got a good bit of my Christmas decorating done in that time though so I am going to post pictures of the house and some of my trees tomorrow.

November 10, 2008

Christmas time's a coming!

Well Halloween is behind us and now I am ready to start putting out my Christmas decorations. I have a baby shower that I am co-hosting coming up at the end of November and I would really like to have my house decorated for Christmas before the shower. Yesterday I packed up all the Fall and Halloween decorations from inside the house. I decided to leave the outside Fall decor up until after Thanksgiving. I don't want my neighbors to think I am completely crazy! I got all of those boxes back in the storage shed and started pulling out my Christmas boxes. I love getting everything out and looking through it. Sometimes I forget about things that I have. I am also going to add two more trees to my decorating this year so I seriously have to get a jump on things!

November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

I spent most of last week getting ready for our Halloween party. I got the house all cleaned up on the inside and Saturday morning Rebecca (my sister-in-law) and I cleaned up the yard and cut the grass, blew off the porches, etc. Then I got the food ready and got into my costume. Here is a picture of me as Elvira and Buck (my husband). He doesn't "do" costumes.

We had a good turn out. There were several people that didn't get to make it but we still had a pretty good time. We had a few people in costumes and they were so cute. Overall I think everyone had a good time.