Wednesday, September 26, 2012

White Hydrangeas & Lace

The yard sales were great this weekend.  I found one sale where you could fill a bag for $5, and fill a bag I did. 

In said bag was this darling lace tablecloth, meant for my daughter, but borrowed by me.  The old pocket new testament also fit into my bag, as did that rusty thing under the candle.  I stuffed it with a bunch of rusty old stuff, and lotsa lacy stuff too. 

You'd be amazed at what can fit into a plastic Walmart bag!

I am attempting to add white (or cream) to my home.  I love lots of blogs that have a neutral white theme going on.  Two of my favorites are "The Old Painted Cottage", and "Our Vintage Home Love".  I also love "Dreamy Whites" but that is so far out of my league.

I am finally realizing that my home will probably never be white, but I can still add some white touches.  Hydrangeas and lace seem to do the trick!

Sweaters On My Pillows

Everyone's doing it.  Making pillow covers for fall from Goodwill sweaters. 
I decided to give it a try.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Fall means football - and of course food just goes hand in hand with the game. 

This Sunday night, only my hubby was home for the game.  He requested very basic "football snacks."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Have you ever gone yardsaling (yardsailing?) and hit the jackpot?  I finally did!  (As usual, I took the photos at night).

Friday, September 14, 2012


 Autumn in New Hampshire, there is nothing that compares to this!

Next year I'm planting pumpkins - I can't believe how expensive these things are!  I found this wagon at a yard sale for $10 and the sign was on clearance at Cracker Barrel for $6.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Repurposed Dresser - Entertainment Center

Once upon a time we owned an armoire entertainment center that I loved.  Everyone else loved it too - except Brian.  I loved that I could close the doors and pretend there was no tv.  Brian hated having to open the doors everytime he wanted to watch the Red Sox or the Patriots.

Boy do I miss this baby..... but there's a new kid in town.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chicken Chili and Corn Muffins - That's What's for Dinner

Now that Dan has his own place (20 steps away), there is no more junk food in the house.  Without even really trying, I lost 14 pounds and Brian lost 9. 

Of course it doesn't hurt that Megan is a health nut.  We have no fat this and organic that in the fridge these days.  And the fruit bowl is always full.  So even if I'm craving something fattening, there's nothing in the house. 

We have slowly been switching different foods.  We no longer have real butter or half n half for our coffee.  If it's not low fat, no fat, fat free, ick, ick, ick, it's not in our fridge.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Well, we still can't get the 5 of us together for a day, but Brian, Megan and I managed a hike on Labor Day weekend. 

We climbed Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire.