Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dressers to Paint

Day 25

Today Mike and I went to a little thrift store downtown, then headed out to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  It's been a while since we found anything in there, but today we found dressers for our room!  I'd kind of given up finding anything and figured we'd end up buying something new...someday.  

The pulls on this one are kind of cool.  We are thinking about keeping them.  

I popped the fake keyholes off both dressers though.  We didn't care too much for them.

The plan is to paint them both white with using chalk paint.

We even found some brand new pulls at the ReStore (in brushed nickel), but these little eagle pulls are kinda cool!  If the other one still had the ring, I might keep them.  (Maybe I can find a new ring?)

Oh, and best of all....Blue tags were 50% off today!  We paid less for both of these than we would have paid for ONE brand new!  Woo hoo!

I'm excited to finally get moving on our master bedroom.  This is going to be work though!  

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P.S.  Only 60 days till Christmas!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Woodlawn Cemetery

Day 23

W is for Woodlawn Cemetery.  This is a cemetery we drive by almost everyday.  It's beautiful.  

{Photo by Jenny}

It's pretty all through the year, but I'd really love to stop by in the winter when it's covered in snow.

{Photo by Jenny}

The colorful leaves are really something.  What you can't see in the pictures is the rain and wind!

Today was a pretty crummy day to be out taking pictures, but my daughter and I had fun.  The trees sure didn't seem to be as colorful as last year and a lot of the trees were bare.  HERE are a few pics from the cemetery last fall.

Linking to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Day 22

What is it with boys and fire?  Yesterday I went outside to find Joey sitting on the steps, magnifying glass in hand, leaf on the step...

Oh, and on top of the leaf?  That's a raspberry!

While he was doing that, I looked down to the leaf pile at the bottom of the step and saw this little guy smiling back up at me.  (And I was thankful Joey was trying to burn the entire pile at once!)

Here it is a little closer.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall!

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What's for Dinner?

Day 21


I added tomatoes, basil (both from the garden) and feta cheese to mine.

It was delicious, but I'm still looking for that perfect dough recipe.  

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Out and About - Cross Country

Day 20

Last week was Jenny's last JV cross country meet of the season.

Lap 1.

Coming in for the finish.

She came in 14th out of 172 girls and was 1st for her school with a time of...

22:26 for a 5K.  She certainly doesn't get her running abilities from her mom!

P.S.  Aren't the trees beautiful?!  This high school is set against a 325 acre park (part of the course goes through the park).  It's a gorgeous place to take a walk on a fall day.  Which reminds me, we need to get over there before fall is over and it's too COLD!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Day 19

  • The photos this week were taken by my daughter, Jenny.

1.  Book 

  • 2.  Mail

3.  Star

4.  Saturated

  • 5.  Wall

Linking up to Ashley Sisk's Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Brownies

Day 18

Joey had a Halloween party to go to today and asked if I'd make a dessert of some kind.  Finally last night he asked if I could make some brownies.  And could I make them red?  Like blood?  I didn't think I could...then this morning I found this recipe for

Hmmm...These looked like a perfect Halloween party treat!  But Joey didn't like the idea of cheesecake.  What could I do instead that did not involve going to the store?  I cut the brownies into bite sized pieces.  Joey and I stuck a half marshmallow on each brownie with some frosting, then stuck an M&M on the marshmallow with a bit more frosting.  Quick eyeballs!  

{If I hadn't run out of red food coloring while making the brownies, I would have mixed some with the white frosting and made the eyes look bloodshot!}

I had a party to go to as well and wanted to bring a treat.  I wanted to try the recipe WITH the cheesecake.  Since I was out of red food color, I added some black to the brownies and some orange to the cream cheese mixture.  They turned out perfect and tasted great.  I'll be keeping this recipe to make again.  

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