Friday, September 18, 2009

More Crafting....

Since I'll be a bachelorette for the weekend, I figured I'd spend it crafting & gardening. By the end of the weekend I hope to have made these.....

and to have planted these (mums)........

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Wreath

While Daniel was at photography class last night, I decided to get crafty! I saw these adorable wreaths on an etsy shop that I knew I had to have, but didn't want to pay $50 for. So I went and bought some things to make it and got started. FYI, it took FOREVER to roll this thing in yarn. Anyway, I'm pleased with it, in general, but would like to replace the flower with several, cuter, maybe felt, flowers. Other than that I like it. Also, the pictures were not taken by Daniel (it's quite obvious) as they are in terrible light and all together not that great. I just didn't want to say he was in photography class, and then let anyone believe these pictures were his work. HA!

Our other little projects have been some old furniture that we recently got. We are creating a little sitting area in the "formal living". We are not very fancy so we wanted it to be a little more vintage. The orange couch is the couch we found in our warehouse at work. We brought it home and cleaned it up and are in love with it. We found the chair on craigslist for way cheap, so we snatched up as fast as we could. We got another one from the same people, but it still needs quite a bit of work, so it's in the garage.....sanding is on the to do list. The piece of furniture you see under the chalk board in an old record player from the 60's. My grandparents gave it to my mom when she was a teenager, and they have passed it on to me. I will love it forever!!! The space is not finished, as we will add some artwork, new pillows on the couch and hopefully a round area rug. (If I can find one I love)
And quickly a little shout out to my dear friend Susan. She has a TON of old sheet music and magazine articles (like from the 20's!!!!!) and she was sweet enough to let me sift through and pick some that I liked. The framed picture of the cute vintage clock is my favorite one! Thanks Susan!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday! We're halfway to the weekend! YAY!!!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun Weekend

In a little over an hour Daniel and I will be embarking on an ever so eventful roadtrip down south with our good friends Scot & Taylor. We are very excited about it and if you need us, we will be HERE! (For some reason I can't get the link to work correctly....oh well!!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A different kind of Birthday Post/Talley Family Reunion

Being the proud Aunt that I am, I have to announce first things, first. This past weekend at my family reunion, 2 of my nephews were baptised!!!!! I was so proud of Jakson and Landon, and THRILLED that they chose this special weekend to be "reborn". My brother baptised them and so it made it a little emotional for our family, because it was so precious. OK OK anything I say is not really going to do it justice so I'll just show the sweet little pictures.

Here is my brother taking their confession....I promise they were happy

Family picture (minus Shae) before they were baptised

Landon pre-dunk

Landon post-dunk (and also when I lost it. What can I say I'm an ole sap)

Jakson pre-dunk

Jakson post-dunk

The whole weekend was just wonderful. It was so nice to be with family and tell old embarrassing stories. I also love to watch my cousins that are my age that have babies. It is really sweet and also really funny to watch them as mommy's. I'm sure one of these days they will get to laugh at me when my child is running away from me/knocking things over/crying over dropped suckers/etc...

Speaking of babies, how cute is my pregnant sister.....

Look at her cute little baby bump! You can see it more from the side, but she wouldn't let me take any of those.....hmmm. Todd, my sneaky brother-in-law in the back, sister Hannah (wow that is a mouth full) came and spent Saturday night with us. She is one of the most fun people I know and I love getting to see her! (That's her in the picture :))

I always get sad when the Talley Family Reunion is over. And this year was no exception. HOWEVER, I was glad to get home and take a shower in something bigger than phone booth, that was not in a community bathroom. Urgh is all I can say to that!

Well I don't want to give away all my pictures in one post, so I'll close this one out. But I did want to share my wonderful news with my friends! I hope y'all had a great and restful weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I am the proud new owner of...............

This!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In ivory!!!!
Well not yet technically, but it should get to my house later next week! I will take more pictures of it in my house!! YAY I can't wait to get it!
I got the employee discount

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I'm sure you've all be anxiously awaiting the 4th year anniversary picture that I promised you. Well I aim to please so here you go! This was on our way to dinner and are the only 2 picture we got of the entire day! Daniel likes to make cool faces.....Happy Wednesday!