Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sharing joy on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was the first holiday that Cristy and I shared in our new house and it was extra special this year because my mommy and stepdad made the journey from Oklahoma to join us.

This photo was taken at the Hubbel & Hudson Bistro, one of my absolute favorite restaurants.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Homemade garland

Inspiration landed and Christmas decorating started in earnest. First on the agenda was the creation of a new garland. Stars cut from old greeting cards on one side and wrapping paper on the other with strands of rafia glued in between to form a light, cheerful garland.

And it looks just lovely on the tree too. Due to the scale of the house, there are now only two large trees rather than 3 smaller ones. This one is my favorite with old fashioned ornaments and two treasures that were my mother's favorite decorations.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving - in the mood

The cutest candy-corn Thanksgiving cupcakes in the world! From the Apartment Therapy Kitchn blog.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dining room

Dining room. Mirror arrived on Saturday evening, but unfortunately it was cracked. It will eventually hang on the wall; it's just resting on the floor now.

LIving room

Living room. Added all the family photos and trinkets in the cubbyholes.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tisket tasket, green & yellow basket

One of the sweetest women in the world gave me a little bag full of pretty fabric remnants. I plan to find plenty of uses for them to add a layer of friendship to our new home. This was the first use - lining a couple of storage baskets in the utility room. Something formerly uninteresting and mundane is now sunny and pleasant!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Scenes from moving day

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Introducing Jackie

Jackie loves his new yard. He thinks he is exploring in a jungle - just loves it! At 14 years old, he doesn't run quickly any more, or really much at all, but he's getting more exercise tooling around the yard now than he has in years. Can't seem to keep him indoors.

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