Saturday, October 28, 2006

Halloween Happenings

As promised, here's the fall decorations out front:

I got a new door mat this year, it's a fall harvest of apples.

The Halloween festivities started Tuesday with Hershey outlets annual candy & egg hunt...

Abby looks happy huh? LOL - She feel asleep on the way there and I had to wake her up...which is never fun! It was cold and windy, and the wait felt like it was forever for her, but it was well worth it when she got some candy! :)

Here's Cat and she had a blast running around grabbing some candy. She didn't get one single egg, but Abby was so sweet and gave her one when we got back in the van.

---------Thursday was Catherine's Fall Party and parade at school....I forgot my camera :( She was dressed up in the American Girl Princess outfit...I'll grab a picture of her in it....
We were going to do the town parade and party, but I had to watch a friends child, and just couldn't do it with all 3 in tow with Bobby out of town.

---------This year Trick or Treat night was on the 31st instead of the Thursday before, this is the first time in 10 years! The girls got way to much candy but they had a ton of fun! A bunch of us neighbors went together and even us adults dressed up this year! :) I was little red riding hood. :)

Catherine wanted to be a flower-girl and abby wanted to be a ballerina. Bobby was away so we emailed tons of pictures to Daddy so he could see the girls! :)

Bedroom pictures

Warning Label: Something has happened with my PSP settings when I save looks normal when I save them as a smaller file, but when I reopen them, they're a really horrible quality...I don't know what has happened but it's driving me NUTS!!!! Okay...onto bedroom pics...

As you can see, the other nightstand needs to be stained, or else I need to just paint them both. I'm thinking of going with a dark brown.

There's my little scrapbooking nook I'd love to find a tall slendor cabinet to help house some extra just doesn't look that neat and clean with it all stacked up there on the floor! :)

Okay, now for the girls least just their new bedding. Abby FINALLY has a big girl bed. The hedboard hasn't arrived yet (well it did, but was damaged and is being replaced) but I can't hold off any longer, I wanted to share! :) The girls are pretty happy with it.

Another Bathroom redo....just one more to go

We've redecorated our bathroom upstairs. Someday we'll replace the sink cabinet and mirror, but for now, it has a fresh coat of paint.

Let's see, I painted the walls and base cabinet. Bobby installed a brushed nickel curved curtain rod (it adds so much room in the shower!), we got new BN (brushed nickel) curtain hooks holding a fresh new waffel weave curtain (that, this time I know to NEVER wash in hot water or to put in the dryer!) :D

Bobby installed a new outlet (grey with BN outlet cover), and rocker light switches.
I got new fabric lined baskets 40% off at Michaels (you got to love that!) We added the shelf I bought at TJ Max over a year ago that's been waiting for a home under my bed. :) It holds all my white shabby items including an ink drawing of the Star Barn located nearby here in PA.
I still have to hang my two stars with straight pins though.

There's my new towel bar and matching toilet paper holder (it pivets, which is really cool) and new toilet handle.....gotta love the details!

And to complete the bathroom a new light fixture!

The bathroom color is complementary to our bedroom color but with a light fresh airy feeling.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Friday the 13th

I've got my fall decorations out, it really cheers up the neighborhood!
(I tried to upload pictures but the site isn't working right apparently)

Catherine is 6 now, and with Halloween coming up she wants to watch her first "scary movie". Do you remember the first scary movie that you watched? We'll get one that's a kid friendly spooky movie like Casper or something. Bobby suggested that we get her the one with the headless horseman that rides around with the jack-o-lantern on his head....I can't remember the title of it right now. She's growing up that's for sure!

Bobby's been away on a business trip all week. I'm ready for him to come home (which luckily enough, he will this afternoon), we've missed him. The house is nice and clean for his return. It was so easy keeping it clean while he was away. I don't know why exactly, he's not a total slob! :)

I've been working out really hard at the gym and watching what I'm eating and I've lost 18 lbs already!!! I look and feel so much better! I need to go shopping for some new jeans & slacks! :) That's such a nice feeling! My motivation was to loose weight before I turn 30 next year. I'm so glad I made this decision. It's not that hard, and the rewards are so satisfactory....I don't know how I ever let myself go before! :) LOL Okay, I do know how, having 2 kids and being busy hard at work and play all the time, and frankly just not it's cheaper to eat less healthy!

Today I got my hair cut and colored, it feels so light and fresh...I'm a whole new ME! LOL

I'm watching my friends two girls today, they spent the night last night...I feel like all I do is make meals and snacks....they're so hungry all the time...they must be growing! I don't keep a lot of snacks in the house so it's been tricky!