Monday, October 31, 2011

Anniversary Weekend

Last weekend my hubby and I went for a weekend away in Vermont to celebrate our anniversary. It was so good to get away, we really needed it. Dan had been extremely busy with work, helping flood victims in our area, fixing things at church, and helping others with projects at their houses. During that time I had been sick a lot and spent a lot of time home by myself. So I know it's a little selfish, but I just wanted to get away with my hubby for a few days, to a place where no one else could steal him. :)

This was a covered bridge outside of Manchester VT

The Whitney House Inn Arlington, Vermont. The amazing B&B where we stayed. 

This was our room. It was so cozy and extremely clean. Hubby wasn't too sure about the Raggedy Ann doll on the bed though. :)

Our innkeepers we the sweetest retired couple. They made fires for us in the living room each night, made us snacks, and had sparkling cider waiting for us when we returned from our anniversary dinner. They also bring you up a welcome tray at 7 each morning with juice, coffee or tea, and either muffins or bread just out of the oven. Then between 8 and 9 you head down to a gourmet breakfast cooked by the husband Kerry. We really got along with them so well, and we were sad to leave them. I should also mention that they were absolutely hilarious with their Long Island accents. :)

So yes we had a VERY good time! Just the hubs and me! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Feelin Cozy

We finally put up our chandelier in the dining room this weekend. It makes such a difference and really makes the room feel like a room. My husband said the house feels so cozy now, hence the title of this post! :) Having all sorts of fall candles burning throughout the house also added to the cozy factor, as well as when he came in from working and said that the house smells like fall. What woman doesn't want to hear that? :)

I wanted to take some pics with it lit up at nighttime, but they seem a little harsh, especially with no curtains yet.

I picked out a very simple traditional style, because I want to be able to add shades or wrap garland through it for different seasons. I had added some teardrop crystals to my old chandelier, that I kinda wish I had kept now, but hopefully I can find some more.

He are some decorating pieces that i have been playing around with. I picked up the red gerber daisies at the grocery store last week. I had the same ones in my girl's bouquets when we got married, and since our anniversary is coming up, it felt fun to have them. :) Also I have been having a little too much fun putting flowers in my milk bottles inside my old vintage tool box. I promise I will move on to other things! I also just bought these candle holders at Michael's and now I need to find someone with an old oak tree, so that I can fill them with acorns. The K is actually to add to our fall wreath, I have been seeing wreaths with letters on them all over pinterest. I'm just waiting for hubby to paint it a nice oil rubbed bronze for me.

Another fun thing is that we finally have our light for over our sink! Which is so nice to have any also adds to the cozy factor. :) I just put some Indian corn and gourds together on the window sill, and added some cute pumpkins with bible verses on them, that a prayer partner had given me several years ago.

Hope you are all having a lovely day!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

Top (Banana Republic) Cami (Forever 21) Trouser Jeans (BR outlet) Jewelery (American Eagle)

I love this necklace and I can't believe I found it at American Eagle. I bought this last winter with another  beaded necklace, they were buy get one half off. They were a lot more reasonable than the ones in J.Crew that I kept drooling over. :)'s a close up of my shoes. They are zebra print flats from the Gap. I am obsessed with Gap flats right now. They are cute, comfy, and pretty affordable if you get them on a good sale. I was having trouble getting my shoes into the shot, it would help if I could find my tripod. Oh well, I'm getting a little better, right? :)

Well it's a beautiful sunny day here, after many days of rain, so I better head out there! I hope you are having a beautiful day wherever you are today!! :)

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