Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend Happenings

It was gloomy in Chattanooga Saturday, so Rich and I stayed in most of day.  I did two quick organization projects.  First I cleaned out our junk drawer.  I did not take a before picture but it looked like most junk drawers... filled to the brim with random pens, tools, magnets, papers galore, and fishing lures!  I didn't have any extra plastic organizers and was not about to go to the store, so I just used some random dishes I had to hold everything.  A 110% improvement!

Next I tackled one of our pantry cabinets.  This cabinet was not full of junk it just was not organized in a way that made sense for day to day use.  Notice I had the paper towels on the top shelf and could barely reach them.  I just moved a few things around and now it is much more functional and I have room to spare.
I also finished this wreath.  Chloe did the hard part last weekend.  She wrapped the wire form in burlap for me and I just added the bow and flower.  I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  I plan on keeping it up for awhile just changing out the bow and flower with the seasons.  

 Grizz and I did watch a little bit of the Florida vs. Tennessee game with Rich.  Grizz was showing his team spirit with his orange bow.  I played more on my phone then actually watching the game.  I never buy apps but I bought Rhonna Designs which lets you add text and cute clip art to your photos.  So far I am happy with my $2 investment!  This the Go Vols...

 That night was Rich's 10 year reunion at Miller Plaza.  It was a lot of fun.  I really enjoyed getting to meet all his ol' buddies.  Daniel and Sarah you are my new faves!


Sunday I made some rice crispy treats.  This was the first time I have ever made these. As I was making them it reminded me of my grandmas at Christmas Time.  She always made a big batch.  Anyway mine tasted good, but I dont think I pressed them into the pan hard enough because they were all droopy...  Better luck next time.

After we filled up on treats and were about to go to bed; Rich went to let the dogs out and let a bird in...We spent about 15 mintues trying to get him out!  Luckly he finally flew out the front door and did not make any messes inside.  Don't ask me how he got in our house at 10 at night...  We think he was just admiring my new wreath and just came on in!

 Hope you all had a great weekend...they go by way too fast!  I feel like I never have enough time to just enjoy being home....

I am ready to do the kidding...kind of!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weekend Happenings

Friday night we took advantage of the cool weather and had my family over for kabobs on the grill.
I put together a small cheese plate to munch on while we waited on Chef Rich to finish up on the grill.
  This is a half eaten looked better before we all helped ourselves.

We dinned outside under our huge magnolia tree.  It was the perfect way to start the weekend. 

Along with the kabobs Rich grilled some corn on the cob and it was wonderful!  Chlo was a fan!

Saturday we went to a polo match at Bendabout Farms in McDonald, TN.  This was everyone's first polo match and we all really enjoyed it!

The USA vs. South Africa

Stomping the divots....

 Checking out the ponies

After the polo match Chloe and I were feeling crafty so we made some bows for the babies (yorkie babies)!

They managed to help....

Here are the finished products.  I am loving the sparkles! 
Grizz and Greta would not sit still for a picture...
Chloe also made a wreath for me but more on that later.  

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Birthday Celebration

 My sweet friend Marissa (on the right) planned a suprise birthday dinner for my 26th birthday a few weeks ago at The Blue Plate.

I was so surprised I cried lol!  So thankful for such a great group of friends!

The "oreo"

Moonpie yummy!

The gang!

Adam and Becca

Opening up one of my gifts.  Jessica made these super cute napkins for me.  I can't wait to use them!

The sewing lady herself!  Jessica!

One day we hope we will look this good!

This is as crazy as it got lol....three old ladies at their finest!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bella Rustica

 My mom and I went to Bella Rustica  a few weeks ago.
The sale is a fundraiser for AGAPE and we had so much fun!

Here are some pictures from the show.

Loved Old Tyme Market Place.  It was our favorite booth!

Tina at the Feathered Nest also had so many great pieces!

Love love this vignette.

This was a really cute idea.  This lady just uses her camper as her store and goes from show to show.

Wish I would have bought one of these pillows...

Lemonade with strawberries, mint,and a splash of blood orange so refreshing!

Mom needs this shed in her backyard!

An 1803 candle was my only purchase and it has my house smelling like fall!