Friday, November 02, 2007

{a chill in the air} is definitely time for the holiday season! Now that October is over, I really feel ready for Thanksgiving and even...*gasp*...Christmas!!! Every year we end up struggling to find last minute gifts for people and this year I have sworn that won't happen. I already have three gifts bought...yay me! I even ordered my Christmas card kit is so cute! I usually make them from scratch, but this year I want to simplify things and this kit was too cute and affordable to pass up! You can check it out HERE.

I feel like the house is finally getting in order. We ordered the cabinets and countertop for our kitchen remodel on Wednesday...what a relief to have that done! The cabinets are white with a beadboard inset and the counter is black formica. This picture was one of my inspirations...I love the black with the white--->

And this is my idea for the floor...gray and white tiles but in a diagonal pattern--->

In other house news my parents came over this week and finished painting our porch railing for us which was such a blessing. With Dan's work schedule it is hard for him to get these things done so their help was soooo appreciated. It is all sparkly white now and ready for winter. I also had a guy come out and rip out all of the overgrown plants around the house, so come spring we'll be ready to plant some new stuff and put down mulch.

Halloween was fun this year. Mom and Dad came over for pizza and we sat on the porch to hand out the candy. My favorite costume had to be the little girl dressed in a purple sequined jumper. When I asked her what she was she said "I'm a diva". How cute is that?! There were quite a few scary masks this favorite (not really) being the one with fake blood spurting around inside of it. Not so appetizing when you're eating pizza. ;)

Looking forward to a quiet weekend. Dan has tonight off (yay!!) and we are planning on going to see the movie American Gangster. We are both big Denzel fans and this one looks really good.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Kim said...

I love those Becky Higgins cards. Every year I say I'm going to make mine and end up at the last minute buying whatever cards that are left that I actually like. I love your kitchen pictures. I'm so into black countertops right now and can't wait to someday remodel mine. I did finally break down and get the black dishwasher.

Happy November!

Mika said...

Your house looks great with the back and white thing, love it. Mika (

Valerie said...

The becky higgins are such a good idea!! But I love making my cards so, I am going to do it again!! starting this month so, I'm not running around again!! Your kitchen is going to look so pretty, you'll have to post pics soon, when it's almost done!!

melissa said...

that inspiration is great-love the white with black counters!

the becky higgins cards are so fun

DianeTaylor said...

Hi Mandy!!! I stumbled across your blog - so cute - and wanted to say hi :) Remember me from the nest? I just wanted to say thank you for posting about that card set - I love it! I'm going to order one to give to the "special" folks on my list this year. Congrats on getting your kitchen model plan in action, I love the new look. Hope you new job is going well - take care!!!!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

love the new kitchen idea! It reminds me of a kitchen I had in one of my past homes. We had white cabinets, dark counters and the floors were a medium grey Marmoleium. Very cool stuff and reasonable.


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