Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

For the best fall cookies ever go to our recipe blog "Here's to It"
and get the recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies.
They are soo good and are the perfect little sweet for a cold fall day!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bday Bash / 1st Party

We had a b-day get together for my brother in-law/ our first house party this weekend!! What a great way to break in our house!

After several long days and busy nights our house was ready for a party by Saturday (and so were we). Mom and Aunt Anne came up to Memphis this past week and were a HUGE help in unpacking/decorating/hanging/etc. I took a couple of half days off from work but it wasn't nearly enough time to get everything done. Poor Jeff did not have any time off and as soon as he got home we put him and Bern to work doing the heavy lifting and major mirror hanging.

It was a busy week - I went to the grocery store at least once every day, Lowe's about 6 times, and Sheffield antique store 3 times. I guess I'm not good at making one big list to avoid the several trips :)

This awesome green distressed table was a present from Mom and Dad- we found it at Sheffield's. Mom had a vision and knew exactly where we were going to put it in the house (more on that later). Aunt Anne also got two great Gothic shaped window panes. I am sad I didn't snap a pictures to show you - they were cool! The lady that worked there told us that they are opening up an upscale consignment store in December- it will be across from the Walmart in Collierville.
Soo Fun!

Jeff and Bern were put to work assembling these Adirondack chairs.
They still need to be stained and weather sealed - a project for this week.

Aunt Anne worked her magic on the deck and helped make it festive and inviting!
I can't wait for her to take on the bigger job of working her magic in both the back and front yard. It needs help in a major way.

We had a blast having everybody over.
It will be the first of many gatherings!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I just found out that HGTV was at our "soon to be" new home filming last week!!!!

Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of details. We are waiting to hear back from their agent about which HGTV show was filming it. They do know that it will air sometime in February.
Sooo exciting!! I'll keep y'all informed as I learn more details.
In less than a week we close!

Have a good weekend!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Baby Avery

This weekend I got to play with Baby Avery!

Our good friends, Ryan and Michelle, had their baby girl two weeks ago. They brought her out this weekend and I jumped on the chance to take some pictures. She is the prettiest little thing ever. I told Michelle to bring over some "props" and I will take some shots of her with my camera. Now, I am not a good photographer by any means, but I still like to try. Jeff got me a great camera last Christmas and I haven't mastered it yet. But, I figured it would be fun and a couple of shots might turn out ok.

She got a little fussy around lunch time so we had to take a break, but she is so sweet and we had fun with her.

I love this one :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Beginnings

Ohh my goodness, so much has happened in the last couple of weeks.

First thing first, Jeff got a new Job!!!! I am so excited for him as he made a huge decision to switch out of the IT world and into the wonderful arena of Finance! His new job: Senior Credit Analyst. He is learning from the best, IP has a great credit department and it will be a perfect introduction into the finance. I can tell he is extremely excited and I know he will do great - I am so proud of him!! No more half days on Friday :) here comes the monthend, budget, and forecasts. Congratulations Jeff!!!!

As you know we put our house on the market and 7 days later we had our first showing and that same day we got an offer that we accepted!! Here I am thinking that it would take 5-6 months to sell the house and within one month we are packed up and moving out. The best part (as if selling the house wasn't great enough) is that we found a house that I LOVE and have a contract on it!!! Closing date is set for October 15th!! It is a Grown up house for sure! No more town house - this one has a lot of space!!

It is in a wonderful neighborhood called "The Woods"
(hence all the trees)

We are sooo excited! We had the home inspection yesterday and everything went well. There are few areas that need to be fixed here and there but overall the house does not need that much work. I want to paint and do a lot of yard work but the actual aspects of the house are perfect for us and won't need updating. Jeff and I have been so lucky to have things go as smoothly as they have been and are so excited about this huge next step in our life. We officially move out of our townhouse this Thursday and move in with Jeff's parents. Then a month and a half later we get to move in!! Just in time for fall and the cooler weather to set in allowing us to enjoy our backyard, fireplace, and have Pit Parties!!

It's going to be soo much fun to decorate!!
We have lots of room so please come and visit!!