winter update…pardon the mess…
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’ll be spending it at my Mom’s with my family coming into town. Lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Ike’s very excited for his first big family holiday!
I found this cute bench at Ikea last time I was there. I thought it would look great on our front porch. I can’t wait to get the front door painted- a nice holly berry red we’ve picked out. Our house is starting to really look like home.
Today we finally got around to hanging curtains in the formals. They’d been sitting in their Ikea bags since September. Shameful. But with all the painting in those rooms mostly complete we could finally hang them.
Dining room- there are 2 of these windows.
Living room- this is the side window. Main window in living room:
Isn’t that loverly? That’s the faux panting the prev. homeowner did on the slate tiles around the fireplace. Here’s the whole thing:
Blech! So today I was removing scuff marks on the mantle with my Mr. Clean magic eraser and thought I’d try it on the painting. It worked! So I grabbed a bottle of Goop off and a brush and went to work. I’m so excited! It all came off! We were convinced we’d have to tile over it! Check out our “new” fireplace:
Ok, I’m going to sound really nerdy for a minute, but I have to share this. I love the new Mr. Clean Magic Erasers! They are miracles in a box I tell you! We thought we’d have to paint the baseboards along the stairs where the movers scuffed them up so badly, but the eraser took the marks off so fast! You’d never know they were there! I ran around the house looking for marks to clean. I’m a little obsessed, no?
Today I had a dentist appointment (excruciating with the metal stick thing and the scraping! but no new cavities) then Ike and I ran some errands. I tried to zip him up in a tote bag but he’d have none of that. So I just carried him on my arm. I’m trying to see how many places will let me take him in with me. The library was cool with it, but the post office wasn’t convinced he was a seeing eye dog. We stopped by the pottery store to pick up his pottery from a couple of weeks ago. It turned out great! Here’s his coaster and here’s his
ornament. I didn’t think Target, Michael’s and World Market would want me carrying a pup around their store, so he had to stay home for a while. I’m still going to try and get him into a bag though!
Today Sara and I took Jake to see Santa at the Southern Christmas Show. He looked so cute in his Santa hat. As far as the show goes… you’re paying to shop. That’s it. Not much “show” about it. We didn’t buy anything really, I only spent about $5 on merchandise. Much less than the price of the ticket and parking! Oh well, at least now we know!
As we were leaving we noticed the gorgeous sunset, so I snapped this picture of our city’s skyline.
I meant to post a pic or two so you’d get an idea of how successful our Ikea shopping trip was last weekend. Jade loved it and suggested we go back with a semi. She agrees that you have to actually go to the store to get the full experience- the catalog and website, while fabulous, just aren’t the same. This was the condition of my car on the way home: yikes! can’t see the rear view! Trunkview
*Here are Lisa, Brian, and Rachel outside of Hometown Girl across from Cafe Hon.
*Morgan on her scooter.
*Sara looking like a crazed old woman on Morgan’s scooter.
*Look who’s crawling now!
*And look who knows how to sit up on his knees!
*Ike’s bat ears in motion!
*Ike and meplaying.
*Ike’s such a chewer.