Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas is here!

Hi Friends!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is over?
Where in the world did this year go?

We have been busy at our house.  T has been sitting in a deer stand every morning and night, while I've been playing with my new child, Birdie.  I walked to the garage the other day and almost broke my neck on T's hunting boots which he left at the door.  I took a picture because it sort of sums up his life right, sleep, work, hunt...

He shot a "big" one Saturday morning, so he has the fever even worse now.  I guess Birdie and I will spend many more mornings cuddling by ourselves. 

As you can see, she has a really tough life

And I don't know how this position is comfortable, but she likes to wedge herself beside me in the chair
It's so cute - I just eat it up

I've also been busy decorating - well rather, deciding on things to decorate with
Its a work in process - T's uncle walked in this weekend and said, "man, I love yalls furniture!"
Ha.  I hope to have an after picture very soon!
Who knew a sofa was so hard to pick out!

In other news, we are gearing up for Christmas.  The weather has been pretty cold lately, so its been great have a fire every night or so.  

Our christmas tree purchase was once again an adventure.  We headed to Lowes to pick our tree (bc T had a coupon - Dad are you proud?!?).  Our ceilings are 10 ft high in the living room, so I suggested we go with about a 7 ft. tree...Clark Griswald aka T was having none of that!  We ended up with a very humble 9 ft tree that would have made ole Clark proud.

Too bad it was a tad big...

Oh well.  After cutting about 2 ft off the top, we were good to go

Birdie wasn't even phased...

And this is T's new obsession
a dust buster

Ugh.  I know I should appreciate that my husband is a neat freak, but if I hear this thing turn on one more time, I may freak out.  He decided after hauling in the tree, he should suck up all the pine needles...

After what felt like an hour of him dust busting, we were finally ready to put on some ornaments...

It turned out great, I think
I'm so glad to have a real tree this year - our fake one from last year just wasn't cutting it

It was pretty cozy once we got everything set up

Had to break out the flash on this one

Love the smell of fresh garland

I've been looking for a manger scene for 2 years now
My mom has a beautiful one from Sam's, but I can't find anything like it
I found this little one at Belk's and thought it was pretty

We haven't done much in the kitchen or the dining room because our house is truly a work in process at the moment, but I did throw a few things together.

See what I mean about bare?!
Oh well, decorating is my favorite part, so I'm taking my time

The mantle in the formal living room, and you can see a small part of our new rug from Pottery Barn!
I love it!

And nothing is better than Micheal Buble on the Bose
Ahh...swoon...he is amazing!

We haven't sent out Christmas cards yet, but I've got my cards ordered, my stamps bought and addresses organized, so I'm ready to go when they arrive!

One of my sweet, sweet high school friends came out to my parent's farm over Thanksgiving to take our Christmas card picture.  I thought they turned out great.  The day was really overcast, but she did a wonderful job making them feel warm and sunny.

This is one of the whole family

This is the one that will be on T and I's Christmas card

Hope everyone is having fun gearing up for Christmas
It is such a fun time of year and we have so much to be thankful for.

Much Love!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The leaves are not only changing, but FALLING
T is having a hard time keeping up

After all, our yard in Savannah was a tad smaller

There are leaves everywhere and I love it
maybe because I don't have to rake them!

Summer used to be my favorite time of year (for obvious reason)
but I'm now officially a Fall fan
It's cooler...
No gnats...
(a South Georgia problem!)
The smells are wonderful
We get to have fires 
(on some nights)

This is my new favorite scent
Hearth by Trapp

More leaves in the backyard

And some exciting news to share!
We adopted a cat!
Our first child!!!

Meet Birdie

she is precious and sweet and well-behaved and she is already potty trained!

Here she is enjoying the leaves in the backyard
We are slowly introducing her to the outdoors, so right now she is a house cat.
She loves to snuggle, so her mother is perfectly fine with her being indoors for now!

We love our new child.

In other news, I've become obsessed with Top Chef Texas

I've never watched Top Chef before, but I'm loving it!
Is anyone else watching?

That is all for now!
Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Alice and Jay

Can I just tell y'all how behind I am in my blogging?
This post is sooo overdue!

But, I'm slowly catching up, so bare with me :)

A few weeks ago, I was tired of being cooped up in the lake house, so I decided to venture to Sasser.   Sasser is a small town near the lake - I heard they some cute antique shops there, so of course I had to go.

And they did!

 the most awesome store ever! 

Alice & Jay

They have lots of hard workers there
case in point, these two sweet kittens

How amazing are these ferns???

Before I even walked in the store, I knew this place had serious potential!

I toured around and thought I had to feature this lovely store on my blog 
because they have a blog, too!

I photographed the store before Halloween
I told y'all, I have been a bad blogger!

Even though it's past Halloween, I had still have to share!  They are just tooo cute.

I mean, who doesn't love witch fingers in silver platters!?!

They have a great collection of antique furniture that they've either painted or refinished
And I love the cute Halloween signs!

Look at these cute witchy women they make!
Too funny!!!


Loved these tables, but they were sold :(

Just look at this bedding!  
I die.

Cute desk painted with Chalk Paint, which they carry
I've heard this stuff is fantastic!  Can't wait till I have a project, so I can try it out on!

How fun are these signs!?!

They also make lamps!
yes, they make lamps!
Love these guys!

I sooo regret not getting this red chest!
I loooove it!

How fun is this centerpiece?  Love the use of brooms for Halloween!
Such a good idea for a party!
Just toooo cute!

Seriously, it just kept getting cuter!

Should have gotten this, too!

They have recently expanded their building
I am dying over this exposed brick wall!
Love, Love

Just look at those lamps!

The decorations were just so fun
It put me in the perfect spooky spirit

Spider Rings

Alice & Jay is such a fun shop - I chatted with one of the owners, Jay, for awhile and he is just as amazing and wonderful as his shop!  Plus, he is super sweet and awesome!
If you are ever in Sasser, GA, you must stop by!
If you won't be in South Georgia anytime soon, keep up with them via their blog

or their website

You will probably find me there this weekend!
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Thanks for letting share this sweet shop!
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