fall mantel


I’m getting real close to finishing all my wedding edits from the summer – when that happens watch out, I’ll be posting like a crazy woman.  For now a quick update to the mantel for fall.  We’ve had the most amazing fall weather  – like crazy amazing for Oregon.  Sun since the 5th of July.  I love it!  But rain is in the forecast so we’re kinda excited to actually have a fire – we haven’t had a fireplace that worked in our house in about 10 years.  Anyhow, back to the mantel . . . a few gourds (a baseball placed by Josiah) was a good start.  You know that little $1 section when you first walk into Target?  There was a little pack of cute fall cut-outs – punched some holes and hung them up with some string – $1 fun 🙂



While we’re STILL waiting for the house to close (you could say I’m frustrated today – translation, instead of moving, Zac and the boys are playing video games and I’m enjoying a margarita while writing this) I thought I’d share a bit of what our family has been up to over the last few months.  Can you believe these fun snowy photos are from the first day of spring?!?  Crazy huh?  And you can tell that we don’t get too much snow here in the Willamette Valley in Oregon – jeans in the snow – didn’t work out so well for us.

Please tell me you love Josiah in the photo on the right below – so him!

We spent a lot of time at the ball field this spring – one little t-ball player and the best brother cheering him on!

Had to get a shot of the best husband in there . . .

And a little sneak peek of what will be in the backyard eventually – so excited for this asian pear tree!  Look at those little babies – someday they’re going to be grown up!

at home here

I love it when people tell me they “feel at home here” when they’re at our house.  We definitely want the type of home where friends and family always feel welcome to just stop by – to chat, to play, to share a glass of wine – whatever.  As our family is getting close to closing in on yet another home (our fifth in our almost 12 years of marriage) I have so many projects and ideas in my head.  This little house will need some love and I can’t wait to share it all with you.

Thanks for stopping by – hopefully you feel at home here.