Monday, September 28, 2009

Preview: Thanksgiving Invite

I know Turkey Day isn't for another two months; however, it's been on my mind lately because I'll be hosting this year for the first time ever! Nervous! All that food! I've put together a little invitation to send to my family when the time comes. I had a sample printed today to see if I like it. What do you think? Plenty of time of make changes :o)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My House: Fall Decor

{The dining room}

{The mantle looks so pretty at night when I light the little tealights tucked inbetween the berries - the picture doesn't do it justice!}

{My new IKEA frames....waiting until the baby arrives to fill those!}

{The kitchen island - I bought this pumpkin at Home Goods and again, the picture doesn't show how pretty it is. It's much more sparkly and glamorous in person!}

{The front porch - a little dark but had to take the picture in the dark to capture the lit pumpkin, which is my fav! Notice the little pumpkins I placed above the door :o)}

Fall is in the air, and I'm already in love with the season! What can I say, I absolutely adore the crispness in the air, the apples, the pumpkins, the mums, the spiced pumpkin lattes, the firepit fires, and I could go on and on. Needless to say, I spent most of last weekend prepping my home for the new season, including pulling out all of my fall decorations and visiting a greenhouse in my area to purchase mums and pumpkins for my front porch and back patio. I have to say....everything looks so much cuter in person....the pictures just don't cut it, but they at least give an idea as to how it looks. I don't like too many decorations, just a touch! Check it out!

COMING SOON: I have many projects I am currently working on and can't wait to feature on my blog. Keep your eyes peeled for my FALL CUPCAKE TOPPERS - they are so cute! I will be posting them later this week!

Monday, September 21, 2009

What to Wear! Cute JCrew Dress?

{I wore this to my friend Jenn's wedding in June and received tons of compliments. Did I mention the best part was that I paid $39 for this dress (including shipping) that was originally somewhere close to $250? I love a good sale!}

{Should I go for it? The olive color would look awfully cute with gold accessories, don't you think?}

So, I hopped on my laptop tonight to do a little online shopping while my husband and puppy relaxed in the family room. We have a wedding in two weeks to attend at the shore, which brings me to my dilemma. I'm almost 18 weeks pregnant and will be almost 20 weeks by the time I have to attend this wedding. I'm just starting to grow a noticeable little bump but haven't had to wear any maternity clothing yet. I'm getting by with belly bands at this point (which I love by the way....they are saving my life right now!). I really don't want to buy a maternity dress that I will only wear one time.
I wore a really cute JCrew dress to a June wedding I attended, and it would totally fit me right now because of the box pleats and A-line fit; however, it's a really pretty, summery, pink color - not really appropriate for a fall wedding. I found a similar one on JCrew tonight for a great price (see above). It's a pretty olive color and again, has those forgiving pleats that would fit my belly nicely. What do you think? Should I go for it? It's a final sale item - Hope it fits!