□ Fall Mums to accompany (real) pumpkins would be a nice touch at the doorway.
4. Meeting New Good-People: I like meeting new people in general, but it's always a special treat to meet new, Good People...you know the kind of people that warm your soul when you get a chance to really sit down and talk with them.
5. Cool Whip: or a few strawberries to season my Cool Whip...yeah, I could eat that stuff straight. Oh and this is out of the container if you couldn't tell.
6. Girl's Night Out: it's a requisite event that seems to occur less and less as I grow older. This weekend it's time for a couple of nights on the town...in Hotlanta!
Dadder's birthday was Monday!
Sorry Dadder that I didn't post anything earlier...but since you don't read my Blog, I guess you'd never know. Here we are 4 years ago at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. Are you seriously 55 now?
Ashton's birthday is today!
And then the youngest of the 5 kids is now 22. I just love this picture! He's always been funny about taking pictures and refuses to smile...so all of our family pictures have him making a face scowling, or in this case being grouchy and shutting his eyes. He was the 1 out of the 7...haha!
The biggest change was the light fixture. I replaced the tacky chandelier (circa early 80s) with a foyer light (inspiration: Pottery Barn) and relocated this to the end of the L-shaped room and the kitchen table fit perfectly in this nook.
My antique buffet (which will officially be an antique in about a decade) is showcased in the adjacent space and this opens up a traffic area that's great for entertaining. The stools were a great shape and size as I can fit 2 at the island; the previous owners were only able to fit 1. Another cool find was my kitchen desk chair from the 1800s and I simply plopped a cushion on the bottom to try and preserve the woven rattan bottom.
The Chantal Yellow was perfect for the walls. It's a pretty neutral rather than school-bus-yellow, big-bird-yellow, or banana-yellow. Plus, isn't that sage green getting old by now? I like a cheery yellow kitchen with white and blue willow-ish accents. The fondness for Blue Willow I get from my mom.