Clyde has been asking to go to the pumpkin patch for weeks now! He is so excited about Halloween...we already have our costumes and it isn't even October 1st. His wish finally came true this weekend. For years, we have been going to Ashland Berry Farm for our pumpkins but this year decided to try Lloyd Family Farms. I highly recommend....they have hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides and lots of regular pumpkins as well as fun varieties such a white ones or baby ones. Also, the setting is gorgeous and everything feels very clean and new.
Painting begins tomorrow on some of the rooms in the downstairs of our house! I couldn't be more excited. Paint colors are picked (thanks Anne Hunter). Once the painting is completed, I feel like I will be able to better pull together the spaces. Our couch also arrives this week! Yay!
I shopped some yard and estate sales this weekend and am loving my finds.
Also, Michael painted his man cave a deep blue this weekend! It has been a huge project that he has taken on and to be honest I have been very little help. I was fired as his assistant today! Oops! Click here for a preview.
I am still trying to decide on a front door color and honestly I am not sure I like any of these! Thoughts, comments, opinions, new suggestions welcome!
I recently met cute Libby Selle at a UVA Networking lunch. Libby specializes in wedding photography as well as family, newborn, senior and maternity portraits.
I must confess we have been using a tripod to take our Christmas card shot every year and haven't had professional pictures in probably three or more years. It was time. Libby took the most wonderful photos of our family. She did an amazing job of capturing Camille and Clyde's personalities! During the shoot, she was easy going but efficient at getting all the best shots before loosing the interest of a 5 and 7 year old and maybe a husband. ;)
I will let the pictures speak for themselves but I would highly recommend Libby next time you need a photographer.
Will you please? He cracks me up!
And she is just the sweetest thing showing off her elephant necklace!
You can see even more pictures from our shoot on Libby's blog. And be sure to check out her website. It is never to too early to start planning that family picture for your Christmas card.
It was busy weekend that included a neighborhood yard sale, showing houses to clients from out of town and three birthday parties! Today we took a quick trip to Bryan Park to watch Michael play soccer.
Woohoo! School started today! Here is my sweet girl headed off to first grade. Can't wait to hear about her day.
And Clyde met his Junior Kindergarten teachers this morning. Full day tomorrow.
Since we are back to school, I am sharing our mudroom today. It is in our basement right off of the garage. Previous owners used it as an office so there is tons of storage as well as electrical outlets. ;) I would love to install the cubbies that are so poplar these days. But the project list is pretty long over here and that is not a priority. We purchased a few things for the space but mostly made do with what we already had!
The rug was used in Clyde's room at our old house. I found the leopard rug at Walmart for $1.98! Hooks and the bench we purchased at Lowes. Basket is from our old house but originally from Ross Dress for Less. The mirror was black and I sprayed painted it green then added some of the children's artwork on existing cork board.
This is a little counter next to the fridge that we found for a steal on Craigslist. Love having an extra fridge for adult beverages and freezer for bulk frozen chicken, ground turkey etc from Costco.
We spent the weekend in Sandbridge arriving home late last night to prepare for Back to School tomorrow. We have the groceries, loads of laundry are spinning through the washer, and back to school outfits are pressed! We are ready!
C & C enjoyed lots of pool and beach time over the weekend...bye bye summer!
Here goes with this week's menu planner...
Monday - Leftover Tortellini Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken