Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

This weekend we had the fourth annual pumpkin carving party.

On the menu was frito pie, mummy dogs, gooey pumpkin cake and red velvet eye balls. We also had beer and spiked apple cider and then made some delicious pumpkin seeds!

After we munched on the food we headed to the back porch to get the carving started.

The dogs/superheros ready to get started

Action shot
My pumpkin

Matt and Jill's
Todd and Erin's
Jimmy and Laura's
Group pumpkin shot

My little super hero

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Tailgate and a Dress

This weekend we loaded up and headed to College Station with the Stanleys. It was my first trip back to CS this year and I was so excited! I decided since it was a new year I had to have a new dress.

Here is the dress Danny's mom made me for football season last year.

This year, I decided to go for it and make my own. I am definitely not a pro and there are few things I will tweak for the next time, but my dress didn't fall apart so I considered it a success!

With my wardrobe taken care of it was time to party! The weather was perfect, the food was yummy and there were tons of fun friends to hang out with all day.

I even got to see my bestie, Ash, for two weekends in a row! Such a treat!!!

The Aggies lost, as usual, but we played flip cup and shot gunned beers to drown our sorrows away.
Can't wait to head back in two weeks for the Tech game!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pillow Project

Recently I have been on the hunt for some fall colored pillows to warm up the living room color scheme for the fall and winter seasons.

I searched high and low and just could not find what I was looking for in my budget. It is hard to bring myself to spend $20 plus dollars on a pillow no matter how cute it is!

So, I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to make my own. The problem here is that home decorating fabric can be really expensive too, $12-$30 a yard. I was back at square one, not wanting to spend a fortune just to have new pillows. Then, one day, I was on my weekly visit to Hobby Lobby and I hit the jackpot! Coordinating fabrics in the color scheme I had been looking for on super clearance for $7 a yard!!!

2 yards and $14 dollars later I was on the way to making four new pillow covers!

I saw these pillows from Pottery Barn that used a flap and buttons instead of a zipper and I thought that would be the easiest option for my novice sewing skills.

My little helper

It ended up being a super easy project and I was able to make all 4 pillow covers in under an hour.
When I showed them to Danny he said they looked professional and I kind of had to agree. Definitely my best project to date!

Here are the finished products in their new home on the sofa.

3 weeks later I am happy to report that the pillows have not fallen apart and actually still look really great!

I think I have purchased my last pillow. From now own it is homemade pillow covers for me!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Farewell to Fun Bobby

Friday night we headed out to Bar Belmont to say goodbye to one of our best friends, Jen.

Jen is the bravest person I know. She is moving to London for two years sometime this week! She has been talking about moving overseas practically since I met her over 3 years ago so this is really a dream come true for her. As happy and excited as I am for her, my heart hurts to have to say goodbye.

Of course we are already planning our trip to the UK to see her next year and she is supposed to come back home for Christmas, but things just won't be the same without our Fun Bobby.

For our last night out all together we headed to the Belmont where we took in the gorgeous view of the Dallas skyline. The weather was perfect, the drinks were to die for and the company was even better.
Jen, you will be missed more than you know. No one will ever be able to replace you. I cannot wait to hear about all your adventures in London. I am sure they will be hilarious to say the least.

We love you!