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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just a little change...

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You may remember from this post that JT was promoted to service manager at Wells Fargo back in August. That was a BIG deal and we assumed that would be his only work change for a while.

Wrong again

Last Thursday his Wells Fargo branch was notified that the store it was in would be closing--October 29th--TOMORROW! Needless to say, this week has been pretty hectic for my poor hubby. He's having to shut down a bank, find himself a new branch to work at, and assign his tellers to new branches. There's been a lot of sweat and politics involved, but he's happy with the way things have turned out. He really tries so hard to be a good manager. He wanted to make the best decisions for his branch and the company as a whole. I'm so proud of him. JT really does a great job no matter what's thrown at him.

So even though tomorrow is shaping up to be a very very very long day for JT, it's also really exciting because it's the start of something new! Eek! Can't wait!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Baby girl closet divider

This past Saturday was my old roommate Courtenay's baby shower. She's going to have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl in a few weeks and I couldn't be more excited for her! We had fun catching up, eating taco soup & pumpkin cheesecake, and talking about how wonderful this little bundle of joy will be for she and her husband.

I had wanted to give her something useful for the baby, but I also wanted to make it personal. As I paced up and down my own nursery my eyes fell on the jumbled mess we call a closet. I realized that as frivolous as it seemed, closet dividers would have been SOOOO useful.

So it was settled. I decided to make her closet dividers loosely based off of this tutorial I found at Under the Sycamore.

First off, I headed straight to Hobby Lobby to gather my supplies: 6 wooden "O"s; pink sheets of scrapbook paper; one bottle of mod podge; and a sheet of tiny brown rhinestones. I already had an exacto knife and ribbon on hand.

1.  Cover the front of the "O" in mod podge and lay it face down on a sheet of scrapbook paper.  Make sure the pretty part of the paper is face down as well. Wait for the mod podge to dry and then use the exacto knife to cut the paper around the "O".

2.  Print out the month numbers on one of the sheets and mod podge them to the back of the "O"s so the number is visible through the middle.

3.  Next, I hot glued ribbon to the top of the "O"s so they could be hung from a curtain rod. This can be done before or after step 2. I didn't want a plain white background on the back-half of the "O"s so I didn't care about keeping the white pristine.

4. To add to the "pretty factor", I mod podged more scrapbook paper to the back of the "O"s. As you can see, I did have some issues pulling off the flawless look. I'll work on perfecting that.

5. Lastly, I decorated the front of the "O"s with mini brown rhinestones.

Mod podging paper to paper has the same effect as glue--it will make it ripple. :( Next time I'll try something different.

I REALLY LOVED the way these closet dividers came out!!!!!!!!!!! JT loved them too. He made sure I told Courtenay that if she didn't want them, it was okay. They weren't cute anyways and I would only then have to make more for Porter's closet.  Ya.......no chance. :) 

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween Dinner Party

Oh my goodness, didn’t that table just turn out BEAUTIFUL? Well, as beautiful as Halloween gets…

Can you believe how far this table has come? If you don't remember, this post should refresh your memory.

Check out the invitations JT and I whipped up. We are so proud of ourselves! I honestly thought I was going to end up burning down the house. I’m happy to say that the only thing that burned was draft 1 of the invitations. May it rest in peace.

We rolled up our elegant invitations and stuck them in these spray-painted bottles. I LOVE the way the tags came out! It’s the same sign I posted on the vase on the table. If you haven’t seen it before then be sure to check out Craftily Ever After for the free original! That lady is such a crafty inspiration.

I also picked up an adorable helper along the way. :)

WOOHOO! I am happy to say that my invitations are ready to be hand delivered and my decorating is DONE! Next is coming up with jaw-dropping recipes for the dinner. Feel free to send suggestions my way!

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We like to party

Being a car-less SAHM and having JT so busy all the time does NOT do wonders for our social life. Knowing that he misses his friends (and I sure do too!), I’ve decided to start doing monthly dinner parties! Yay! The goal is to have a lot of fun, friends, and food at a minimal price. So if you haven’t gotten an invitation to one yet, please don’t worry! It takes a while to get to all our friends when we’re only inviting 4 people at a time!

We’re both pretty stoked about this new game plan. I’m hoping that together we’re going to throw some awesome (and pretty) get-togethers! Stay tuned!

Friday, October 15, 2010

We finally decided!!!!

*Drumroll please*

For Halloween 2010 our costumes are as follows:

--JT is going to be FBI Agent Seeley Booth

--I will be forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan

--and the twins will be.........skunks :)


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The Pumpkin Patch

Today was the day we took the twins to their FIRST pumpkin patch! I was SOOOO excited and have been planning on it for a few weeks now. After the ginormous ordeal of getting the babies picture-ready, we loaded them into the car. The anticipation was palpable.........or not.

Once we got there, JT got right down to business and began picking out the perfect pumpkin for Delilah. It was really cute!

Then it was my turn to pick out a pumpkin for Porter! He prefered eating the pumpkin to holding it.

They had a cute little picture area set up. Porter took one look at that HUGE Tigger and BURST into tears! Poor kid. He was pretty upset about it. But I will have to admit, he was so cute. Delilah was just as happy as ever to be posing for pictures. Our little ham!

Time for Mommy to jump in the pictures.

Now it's Daddy's turn.

As you can see from that last photo, Delilah suddenly took notice of JT. He took the opportunity to teach her how to bang on her pumpkin like a drum. It was so cute! She actually DID IT!!!

Happy pumpkin picking!!!!!!