Monday, September 27, 2010

Rainy Monday

It has been a rainy chilly Monday and it feels like fall has finally arrived.  Have I mentioned I love a cold rainy day.  Something about the rain is very calming and for a Monday that is perfect. 
The weekend was a very short one since I had to work on Saturday but with a rainy Sunday I felt surprisingly rested today.  It was a great weekend in football for our household.  With wins around....congratulations to our Noles, Miss State, and Falcons!!!  Although the weekend is gone, the forecast looks alot like fall and I love the sound of that.  The high for the week is only 81 degrees!  Hope you all enjoy the weather as much as I do, have a great week!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BlackBerry Uploads

So I was clearing out my photos on my phone and found I really like pictures of the flowers and sky.

on my way to work on day

outside our front porch

a horse in New Orleans

random colorful house in New Orleans

lawn of hedges

see far right corner, dog in baby Bjorn

pretty flowers from a florist at work


summer hydrangeas

my person favorite, Hendrix after his hair cut all curled up

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall: What Is...

What is organic, neutral, textural, goes with just about anything and can go just about anywhere?

It is a great transitional fabric for the Summer to Fall and Winter fabric. I've got a few projects up my sleeve to incorporate burlap into my fall decorating.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Long Weekend

I was spoiled again with a long birthday weekend.  I finally made it down to Tallahassee to watch my team beat BYU.  I got to spend the weekend with my family in the hot hot weather and it was so much fun!  Unfortunately I don't have any photos to share.  I returned home and got to spend a relaxing birthday with my man and some retail therapy.  I'm now old and rejuvenated.

In other news....FALL has arrived!  I have not yet decorated as I believe in waiting until the weather cools down or it actually fall.   I'm looking forward to decorating the week. 


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tub Soaking

It's been a day.  These are the evenings when all I want to do is soak in one of these...with a glass of wine.

One of my favorite things is a Clawfoot Tub (below definition from wikipedia)
The clawfoot tub or claw-foot tub was considered a luxury item in the late 19th century,[1] originally made from cast iron and lined with porcelain. Modern technology has contributed to a drop in the price of clawfoot tubs, which may now be made of fiberglass or other modern materials. Clawfoot tubs usually require more water than a standard bathtub. While true antique clawfoot tubs are still considered collectible items, new reproduction clawfoot tubs are chosen by remodellers and new home builders.[2]

 Clawfoot tubs come in 5 major styles:
  • Classic Roll Rim, Roll Top, or Flat Rim tubs as seen in the picture above.
  • Slipper tubs - where one end is raised and sloped creating a more comfortable lounging position.
  • Double Slipper Tubs - where both ends are raised and sloped.
  • Double Ended Tubs - where both ends of the tub are rounded. Notice how one end of the classic tub is rounded and one is fairly flat.
  • Pedestal Tub - Pedestal tubs, unlike all the styles listed above, do not have claw feet. The tub rests on a pedestal in what most would term an art deco style. Evidence of pedestal tubs dates back to the Isle of Crete in 1000 BC.

Clawlfoot Tubs can go in any home.  They are timeless and elegant.  My favorite baths are neutrals with interesting pattern and textures.  Note the pic with white subway tiles in herringbone!  Another must in my dream bath is a chandelier.  It can be big or small, causal or regal as long as it makes the bath sparkle. 

images from Home Depot, House Beautiful, Country Living, My Home Ideas, Casa Sugar, Kitchen Bath Ideas

Unfortunately I'm not currently soaking a clawfoot, but I am drinking wine!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sweet September

I've decided September is my favorite month....

It's My Birthday Month
Beginning of College Football...Go Noles
Labor Day aka 3 Day Weekend
First Day of Fall
Occasionally Daylight Savings
Apple Picking
The Final Days of Summer are the Sweetest
Autumn and Fall Decor
And Preparing for the Holidays!

September brings so much to look forward to and holds so much excitement!

I'll leave you with this cute little squirrel I watched eat nuts at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens today.

More pics from our impromptu trip to come.

Monday, September 6, 2010

3 Day Weekend!

I love a 3 day weekend, especially after a long eventful week.  To recap...

  • Last Sunday was my man's birthday.  I surprised him with a painted deck and big a** grill.  It is part gas, part charcoal, and has a smoker!  We are grilling out tonight!  Pictures TBA
  • Monday we had visitors in town and helped finish up the porch!  It was great to see you all and thank you the help.
Before Fall 2009
    After (better photos to come)
    Construction by my father and painting by the Mr. and his father.
  • Tuesday I had my first JL meeting and Mr. made some fabulous Zesty Lemon Pie via July issue of Southern Living.  Great, easy recipe you must try.
  • Wednesday and Thursday I caught up on some house work and packed for an overnight.
  • Friday my mom met me at work and we took off to Prattville, AL to watch my brother play in the GA/AL Nike Cup at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.  It was soo beautiful and the weather was perfect.  I had no idea how pretty Alabama was, very impressed.  Oh, and my brother did AWESOME!  The GA team lost by .5 of a point, but they did great and one of the kids on his team got a Hole in One.  He can now join my club, I retired from golfing at the age of 20 when I got my hole in one :)
  • My dad enjoyed wondering over the hills to get a view.
      It looked like he was in a scene from the 'Sound of Music'.
  • Sunday back to the Atl and my Aunt come out and we went to the Marietta Art Festival, several antique stores and Harry's Supermarket, my favorite grocery store.  The Art Festival was pretty impressive as well, they had some really great artists.  Usually at these kind of festivals there are some booths here and there that are really great but this one almost every booth was something interesting.  The festival was featured in this month's Southern Living, which by the way is a great issue!  Oh and did I mention I missed my first FSU game of the season for my brother!  Yes I know I am a wonderful sister!  I recorded and watched it Sunday and the team looked GREAT I think it is going to be a quite the season, we will know for sure after this coming weekend in Norman.  Oh and the Art Festival had painted port-o-potties.
  • Today I'm enjoying some close to perfect watermelon and Harry's Private Roast Coffee.  Then the Mr. and I are going to walk down to the Square to the Art Festival again and then who knows....  But tonight is another Big Game...Let's Go Hokies!!!  Oh how I have missed college football.