Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting

Happy Halloween!

This picture is actually from last year, but the cuteness kills me!  We also attempted to put this costume on Cinderella this year and I think she hates it even more than Splinter...

In addition to it being Halloween, it is also Wednesday!  So, I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple for:

Yesterday I hosted a small get-together and knew that I wanted to have a Halloween themed food table.  There is so much great inspiration out there that I knew that I would have no trouble coming up with something.  I did however have one big restriction... I didn't want to spend any extra money making this happen.
My first step was firing up Pinterest for some great ideas...
DIY Halloween cooler
College Life DIY via Jodi on Pinterest

Halloween Decorating Ideas
Good Housekeeping via Jodi on Pinterest

Halloween Mantle
Candace Stringham Photography via Jodi  on Pinterest

DIY Halloween Decorations
Inspiring Pretty via Jodi on Pinterest

50 Great Halloween Mantel Decorating Ideas | DigsDigs
Digs Digs via Jodi on Pinterest

After looking through all these pictures, and visiting the websites, I felt pretty confident that I could come up with something, so I set to work.  I was pretty pleased with the end result... especially since I set it up an hour before the party started!

The first set of pictures are pre-food and the lighting is a little better.  The latter pictures are once I put all the food out...

I can't wait to hit some sales snatch up some cheap Halloween supplies for next year!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekend Recap.

I've had fabulous weekends the past two weeks!  Which consequently has meant that I have been on the go go go and the amount of blog posts that I have been writing has suffered.  I do have to say that although I love blogging the amount of fun that I have been having has been a welcome exchange.  

Weekend before last I headed North to Indiana for The Covered Bridge Festival with my friend Ashlee.  We ate fried food and shopped for unique treasures.  I picked up some great finds that I will be adding to our living room.

The day started out a little rainy, but the sun peaked through the clouds for a beautiful afternoon.

Usually at The Covered Bridge you will find an interested mix of crafts, antiques, junk, and plain 'ol weird.  We found the weird booth.  Hair at a flea market.

What do you think?  Should I go blonde?

But seriously, its always great seeing Ashlee.  She is such a good person.

This past weekend I had a couple visitors from Indiana!  On their way down to Florida my friend Kristy came for a visit with her friend, Michelle.  She's my only friend who loves movies more than I do!  We went sight seeing in Chattanooga which included Ruby Falls and Point Park.

Oh, the splendor.

The real fun was heading to Atlanta to visit the Georgia Aquarium and the Coke museum. 

The aquarium was fantastic.  I saw Beluga whales.

And I touched this nasty thing.  I'm still washing my hands.

The coke museum was by far the highlight of my weekend.   I love Coke.  More than chocolate.  Seriously.

This is where the secret recipe for Coke is kept. Well, that's what they told us anyway.

The last part of the museum included a tasting room where you could try all the different Coke products from around the world.  Don't try Beverly.  I repeat, don't try the Coke product called Beverly.  Barf.

Because if you try it you will make this face and want to spit it out.  

On that note I am going to conclude this post.  :)  Like I said, it has been an amazing past couple of weekends!

I'm linking up with:

 Sami over at Sami's Shenanigans

Alli at Life On Leroy

Lowercare Letters
miscellany monday at lowercase letters

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Swap

I think I have mentioned {several times} before that I absolutely love getting mail.  It's one of those simple things that really makes my day.  So when I saw that Mia at The Chronicles of Chaos was hosting a Fall Swap I knew that I was definitely in.  

We were to choose our fave thing about Fall and it was a no brainer that my favorite thing is Fall traditions.  It turns out that Victoria over at One Crafty Momma also loves Fall traditions so we were paired up!  I am so glad that I was paired with Victoria because I love reading her blog.  She is so darn creative!!!

The highlight of my week was getting a package in the mail from Victoria for the swap.  She was so generous and I can't imagine getting a package more fabulous.  She sent me a handmade scarf she made herself for crying out loud!  AMAZING!

In my package I found two packages of notecards {a perfect gift for me as I love sending mail as much as I love receiving it}, nail polish, candle melts, a notebook that I intend to use to plan blog posts, an amazing handmade headband, a handmade scarf, and a colorful pair of socks!

I forgot to mention that the wax melts are Paula Deen!  I LOVE Paula Deen!  I think Victoria might be psychic!

Is this headband perfect for Fall or what?!  I'm going to wear it everyday possible for the rest of the season.

The first thing I did when I opened my package was paint my nails with this Fall color.

And check out the scarf!  LOVE!   

I wore this exact outfit to work today and got so many compliments!

Oh, and don't forget the fun socks {ignore my ginormous feet}!  

Thank you so much Victoria!  I absolutely love everything!!!

If you haven't checked out her blog yet, head on over to One Crafty Momma and be sure to follow her.  You won't regret it!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting

So I went through most of the day today thinking that it was Tuesday.  I was very happy, but surprised when I found out that it was really Wednesday.  I've been absent this week and I'm not quite sure why, but I have been in a little of a blogging rut.

But then I came home and found my package for the Fall Swap from Victoria over at One Crafty Momma and all was well with the world!  It was just the pick-me up that I needed.  I LOVE getting mail!  The only problem is that you are going to have to wait until tomorrow to see what I got ;).  The suspense!

Today I'm linking up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple for:

Having just moved to the South I am super excited to try out this recipe for "The Perfect Sweet Tea!"

Craving Comfort via Jodi on Pinterest

I can't wait to use my Cricut to cut out the word "Welcome" for our front door!  Its definitely on my to do list for next week.

reserve listing for Felicity
Ginger Snaps via Jodi on Pinterest

I stole a pallet from the construction site where my mom and her fiance are building their new home.  I have big big plans for that pallet.  Most likely I will paint it white and put it in my sunroom.
Using old palets
Dump a Day via Jodi on Pinterest

Only three pins today.  I'm setting the goal to actually complete/try out all of the pins that I feature on my blog on Wednesdays.  Wishful thinking?  Maybe, but I'm starting to feel ambitious!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to check out all the amazing goodies from Victoria.  Oh, and stop by her blog and say "hello"!  She's so creative!