Monday, October 27, 2008

You Can Smile and Cry at the Same Time.

This is the story I have been following for some time about Stephanie Nielson, her loving husband Christian, their four kids, and the amazing family that has come together during their time of need. I read this story right before leaving work, and I have to say if this won't convince you that you can cry and smile at the same time, then nothing will.

Have faith my friends, love is all around us. I can only work everyday to have a faith, hope, and love this wide and deep. It is encouraging to us all.

Friday, October 24, 2008

{HaPpY WeEkEnD}

To chilly nights and football filled evenings and leaves dancing in the wind.
Happy weekend; have a great one readers!

An Isabella Update

Such a precious little one. Isabella (my cousin's little baby), welcome to our family.

If You came into my office, what would you find? Galoshes!

My Galoshes Love.

These are my new galoshes that I love. I got to wear them into work today since its raining. Why didn't I buy these last year when I tromped all around DC everyday outside? Oh well, better late then never!

After work I hope I get to prance about in them and even wander a few puddles.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

10:56am Wisdom

This one is titled: My Best Friend. Think me as a little girl. Yep.

from here

Pumpkin Head

I'm getting really excited about Halloween. Since the weather has changed it really gets me in the mood for all the fall activities you couldn't do otherwise. Plus The Boy has been callling Gibson "Pumpkin Head" because of the orange coloring he has on his noggin. All this has me wanting to carve a pumpkin! Hopefully well do that soon on our date night (which is a made for fun evening after work).

These pumpkins as seen on Martha Stewart are pretty rockin! I'm thinking about these Pumpkin Owls and trying to carve and create one myself. If I do I'll be sure to post results!

So far this week has a) gone by fast and b) been pretty good. The Boy and I said goodbye to my Oma and Opa after spending a week just outside of Gatlinburg, TN. We had the pleasure of exorting them around the Smokey Mountains a bit this weekend, which was just beautiful. Then last night The Boy's company hosted a delicious dinner in celebration of the past year they've had. It was at one of the nicest restaurants in Knoxville. Not only did we have very good filets but the red velvet cake we split for dessert was scrumptious.

I think I was feeling pretty good because I just got my haircut and for only $15.00 total! Thank you Great Clips. In the past I have avoided this place because of fear...but now I think if you get lucky once, maybe it can happen again. So far hair is still bouncy and in tact:)

Now a few more days at work, and then more visitors to town. This weekend The Boy's best friend from college is coming for the football game and festivities, and then next week my best friend and her fiance' will be coming! Can't wait for all this fun! Oh and Pumpkin Head is pretty excited too!

P.S. Remember three things you should never discuss with co-workers: "Religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin."
Thanks Charlie Brown for that tip!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Library Card Catalog

So I saw such a great idea that I had to post! Using a library card catalog as a decoration and organizer for a home, studio or library. Since I was an English major and love anything having to do with books, and also adding personality / character to a home through vintage and unique items (not just the same stuff all folks buy) I love this! See below! I think having one of these in an office or home library would be great!

Things to dream about...

(via here)

(via here)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cozyied up in Fall

So the weather has finally changed here in East, TN and it makes me want nothing more then to come home after work and...:

Play with the puppy outside and take a walk in the woods
Carve a pumpkin with a smiley face with my honey!Curl up in front of the fire and take a nap while watching a movie...Drink delicious coffee in the afternoon..

Cupcakes Election Style! HA.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bella Boo

My Uncle and the newest itty bitty of the family. My cousin just had her baby about 2 weeks ago. And here she is. Precious Isabella!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fall Inspiration Board.

Encyclopedia of Ordinary Moments: E for Early Morning Light

Early Morning Light:
Our days are filled with quote "ordinary moments". Moments when we are sitting at our computers, with a sandwich for lunch and our senses are sparked by nothing but the ordinary.

For me it was this morning. Walking the dog before the sun rose, feeling my toes get wet by the dew that had gathered over night and hoping he'd hurry up, but then when I looked up I saw the full moon. It was huge and seemed to nearly swallow the sky. And the fog that had settled at my eye level only added to the fact that Fall has arrived. In this misty October land. And there we walked in the early morning light, the dog and I.

picture courtesy of here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I eat soup for lunch.
I carpool a few times a month.
I do what I can to save.

I make dinner at least 5 times out of the week.
And it's tasty.

Sometimes I just get overwhelmed, but hey adult life is becoming.

Monday, October 13, 2008

9am Inspiration.

“There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire,

which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity,

but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”

-Washington Irving (an American author, essayist, and historian)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Beach Pics.! Take 1.

the beach. take 1. love.
snuggly by the window sunning.

Bells Ringing

The wedding I was in. Talk about beautiful fall bouquets of fresh Gerber daises, calla lilies, and red roses. Add orange leaves and red berries.