After our wedding, we went to St. Augustine to recover from everything and never went on a real honeymoon get away. So, Eric and I are going to the Dominican Republic from 12/8 to 12/15. We are really excited about it. Our friends Ryan and Sue (they just recently got married) are going as well and we are meeting them in Miami and then flying over together. It should be a fun and relaxing trip. The resort we're staying at is the Oasis Conoa La Romana and it has everything we need to have a good time. We can't wait!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Yesterday, I put up our tree and other Christmas decor. The tree is a blue and silver (winter) tree and I like it! It took awhile to put it up but it was worth it in the end. I also did some decorating on the fireplace by putting some garland and lights on the mantle and hanging a few stockings. I am really proud of my vase that I put together and it's on the mantle as well. I saw on HGTV a vase filled with ornaments and created a similar look. I took some left over silver and blue ornaments and added some pine cones. It turned out nice. I did a few other things too. I put a table X-mas tree in the kitchen and put up some holiday plates. The dining room I kept simple by changing out the centerpiece and using a holiday runner. I am very pleased with how everything turned out. Today I'm planning on decorating some wreaths for outside and getting them up.
Oh, BTW, we got our new set of gas logs for the fireplace yesterday. I love it! It's so relaxing. When it starts to get really cold, I don't think I'll leave the living room. It's my new favorite place! :)
Monday, November 26, 2007
Last night, Eric and I were walking the dogs in our neighborhood. We came to a house that had some Christmas decor in the front yard. Both dogs became quickly interested and as we got closer for them to investigate, Sadie started to bark and then Tucker went crazy and barked. Eric and I thought is was the funniest thing to see two dogs bark at wooden deer. Tucker actually went up and smelled the hiney of one of the deer. Sadie went up and smelled it but was still a bit unsure. It was hilarious!
Here is a picture of the deer I'm talking about.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I was out shopping about 2 weeks ago at a consignment shop here in Chattanooga. I never would have found this place if I hadn't gone with my mother-in-law who shops consignement all the time. I have found that I would rather shop consignment than other retail stores. They have great name brand clothes for great prices.
Anyway. This one that I go to about once a month (Encore) has really nice clothes and sometimes I find something that I have to have. Well, this one time I go in there and I find a couple of nice sweaters and right before I check out, I look in the coat section to see if there's anything cute. I come across a red wool coat that reminded me of my grandma. I couldn't believe it! It's a short red coat but it is the same color. I had to have it!!! It was just one of those things. I would have regretted walking out there without it. I was so excited!
So, here's a picture of MY red coat and the coat that inspired me to get it!
Monday, November 12, 2007
I have a small collection of turtles because I love turtles. Anyway. I had two turtles on my back porch and Sadie thought it would be fun to play with one of them. She knocked it off the porch and it broke open. I never really payed much attention to it and I also never threw it away. So, it's been broken on the ground for a few weeks. On Saturday, Sadie discovered the broken turtle again and must have tossed it around the backyard. Eric went to pick it up and noticed some figure inside of it. It looks like someone made it apart of the turtle. It's really strange and we would have never noticed it if it hadn't been smashed open (obviously). It would be neat if it were worth something but I think it's just crap. It's a figure of an older man with a pipe in his mouth, something in his left hand and I think some kind of animal in his right. It's really bizarre!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
We had a doggy bed in our bedroom for Tucker to lay on and we had another on our back porch for the dogs to use. Eric and I were out on the back porch and decided to bring this bed out so they would have two. I guess Sadie thought it would fun to run around the yard with it and then when she was done running, destroyed it. It was completely shredded. I wish I had thought to get a picture while it was all over the yard but I was too shocked. This was after we picked up the remains. Crazy dog!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Yesterday, my friend Amanda and I dressed up for Halloween. The easiest thing to do was to be a witch so we both got witch stuff and painted our face so we could pass out candy to the trick or treaters. We had snacks and drinks on the front porch as we waited for the kids. It was a great Halloween and the weather was perfect. Here are a few pics of us being silly, crazy witches.
I'm melting, MELTING!