Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DIY Decor, Costumes, and Fall Fun

This is just a random hodge-podge of things...

1 - My neighbor is expecting her second baby. I don't know her very well, but I wish I did. Just haven't had a ton of opportunity. Anyway - would it be weird to take food over once the baby is born, maybe something they could put in the fridge or freezer and then cook once they're ready for it? I don't want to be awkward or too forward, but it seems like a nice gesture. Thoughts? (I should add I don't even know when the baby is due)

2 - I'm sick right now :( I think I have a sinus infection...I've got nasty sinus crud, an earache, a croupy cough...bleck. It came on quite suddenly, so I'm not sure what happened. I've got the Mucinex, the Nasonex, the Vick's Vapo-Rub...and don't forget the orange juice! Emily and I were texting earlier, and I am pretty sure I'll be making these soon...

Homemade Vick's Shower Disks -- Source: beingfrugalbychoice.blogspot.com via Jill on Pinterest

3 - I recently saw a great table centerpiece (below) that Katie posted on Instagram and her blog. She mentioned (somewhere) that it all came from Target. Hmmm...my wheels got to turning...

It didn't take me long to make a pit stop at Target. I was pretty sure I'd seen a white pitcher there fairly recently, for something like $13. After Target...I needed to swing by Hobby Lobby, and I had myself a cute little copycat fall table!

4 - I need to come up with a Halloween costume. Actually, I guess I need TWO Halloween costumes...one for TJ as well. He is not into dressing up but we've been invited to a costume party...and he cannot show up in regular clothes! That said - I'm terrible at coming up with costumes...but I'm thinking this guy has the right idea...as for TJ he better think of something! ha!
5 - I'm wanting to hit up Boyd Orchards or some other similar place soon...for some fall fun and of course pictures :) Naturally TJ does not know about the pictures - he hates having pictures taken, haha. Maybe I can sneak 'em in there somewhere. Here's some from when we went last year with Laurel and some of my other family...

I think I want to re-do my blog, with the ability to make my pictures larger. Vertical pictures are fine but horizontal ones are too small. Hmm, we shall see...

Ok, that's all for now. 
What are you guys up to lately?


  1. I love looking at fall pics :)

    I think your pics are fine. You can click on the horizontal ones (I.e. bales of hay) and they enlarge just fine. I cannot stand waiting all day for a blog to load because of huge images. I guess you can change your columns so they fit better, but I don't think you need more jpegs or whatever. $.02

  2. Those caramel apples look fabulous, yum! I've had a sinus infection too, I think it's these weird tropical white flowers blooming on these really tall trees down here. I get sick every year when they bloom. Yes, take food but maybe before the baby is born, for her freezer? Something pre-frozen, like a crock pot meal (I have TONS of recipes if you need one). Gives you a chance to get to know her without her being with-child and awkward during a new time in her life. I need to find Halloween costumes too and I'm not a Halloween fan, but we're obligated this year.

  3. You should definitely whip something up for your neighbors. This can be your way of getting to know them better. Plus, you can offer up your services should they ever need you (:

  4. I think you should cook for your neighbor. Great reason to get to know then better!

  5. your costumes are a riot, so cute! Love the fall flowers!



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