Friday, October 30, 2015

What I've Been Up To....

OK so blogging in the Fall is just hard for me.
It's the sports.....which I LOVE,
but there's not enough time in a day!
Junior Varsity volleyball just finished this past week,
 and Junior Varsity football ends this week.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night have been spoken for
 with games and matches on those nights since the beginning of September.
Then add our USNA season football tickets into the mix with weekends in Annapolis,
and fall is just about gone!
I can't complain' been GREAT!

When I have not been cheering on my boys or the Midshipmen, 
I have been frantically trying to get Caroline's new room ready.
Many of my Blog friends are participating in Linda from Calling It Home's
One Room Challenge
and I seriously thought about doing it,
but I just couldn't commit the time to blog about my progress weekly.
You can see here why I'm working on a new room for her.

My poor baby girl has been living like this for over a year now....

And Jack has been a SUPER STAR about not complaining about
the bags and bins of clothes in his room for the past YEAR.

Caroline has her own apartment at school,
but she still needs a bedroom at home to stay in when she's home for breaks.
And she needs a place for her "off-season" clothes...and shoes....and handbags.

So here is my inspiration for her room....which met with her approval.
And here is my own inspiration board...
Caroline's Room

Why, you ask is this such a major project for me?

Because THIS is a SMALL example of what the state of my husband's office has been.
I'm embarrassed to say my husband's "home office" quickly became a "storage room."
And we DO have an attic for storage....we just have A LOT to store.
So, imagine not seeing a square inch of the carpet in this room and that is where WE started.
I say "we" because my sweet husband was responsible for about 75% of the "items" stored in here.
I gently reminded (nagged) him to PLEASE sort (throw out) the things in his office
so that I could progress with getting Caroline's new room cleared out.
I an VERY happy to report that MANY garbage bags have been filled,
and "we" are almost done!

I am moving Caroline's furniture from her old room to her new room upstairs,
which is a "cottage style" armoire, bookshelf, and chest.
We are also getting her a new queen size bed....a grown up bed!

Here is a peek at the progress I have made....excuse me, I mean WE have made....

Scored this amazing custom fabric covered headboard at a consignment shop last month.
You can't tell from the picture, but it is a sage green toile on an ivory background.
It has a matching bedskirt and duvet too!
Teddy and Jack set up the bed frame and Caroline and I are going mattress shopping next week.
Got the nightstands at HomeGoods....LOVE that store.
And the lamps are moving....they were being "stored" in this room so I just set them there for now.

My goal is to have her room totally done before Thanksgiving.
I think I can do it.
We will have a house full of children and I want her to have her own space by then!

Here's my To Do list:
schedule movers
buy lamps for nightstands
pick out a mattress with Caroline
ivory queen sheet set monogrammed in sage green
Queen duvet and Euro shams in ivory
move Caroline's clothes from Jack's room to her new room
purchase under-bed storage bins

I will blog about her finished room....I have three weeks!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Leggings or No Leggings?

I love the current trend of tunics with leggings.
My daughters look adorable in them.
The key word being DAUGHTERS.
I am stepping WAY outside my comfort zone
 and just invested in my second tunic to wear with leggings.
It's a cute three quarter sleeve chambray blue one, 
and I plan to stye it similar to this set....

Casual Fall Classics

Even with the blessing of the daughters,
I still feel a little self-soncious about wearing leggings.

What do you think?
Is there an age where ladies should no longer wear leggings?

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Week in Review

Last week was a busy but FUN week!
Here is what we were up to....
(please pardon the iPhone picture quality)

Of course we have the fall sports,
so it was football games and volleyball matches...
My sweet boy allowed his mama to get a quick pic with him following his game!

Went to Parent's Weekend last weekend at Virginia Tech!
Katherine LOVES Tech and is very happy!

While we were at Tech we got together with Nick's family and some friends
 to celebrate his birthday a little early!

The siblings.....
It was a fabulous evening!
Nick and Katherine
 The key to my husband's Volvo that has been missing since April
was mysteriously found in the "man chair" on our third floor.
Teddy's wallet was also found in the "man chair"
so I guess if anything else goes missing in this house we will check the "man chair" first.
My baby boys turned 15 over the weekend!!!!
And the boys went to their first high school dance on their birthday!
Deep Run High School Homecoming!
We rounded out the week with our annual family birthday dinner at Maggiano's....
we have so many October birthdays that we celebrate them all on one night now! 
Teddy and Caroline...
The birthday boys....

Horrible picture but here are the girls....
It was not the same without Katherine an Grace!

That was our week in review...
this one is a little slower paced with a relaxing weekend planned for the end of the week!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Rain Rain Go Away.....

I woke up this morning to a cloudy day,
which is an improvement over that last NINE rainy days we have had!
Tomorrow the sun will shine!

Here's a little rainy day fashion...
everyone around here are big fans of the Hunter rain boots,
and I am too.
But I'm LOVING the Joules rain boots this fall,
and they are having a SALE
right now....50% off select styles!

Here are a few of my favorites...

Could these Navy rain boots be any more adorable?
Love the bow in the back!

These polka dot with the pink have caught my eye...
Perfect with my pink rain coat and half off!

Loving these Kelly Green ones!
They are half off and only $30.75!!!

These are in my top three.....LOVE!

Can never have too much pink....these are also cute!

A classic.....these are not on sale but I also love!
And if you are not a pink lover like me, these would be fabulous!
I actually love the red too....not just the pink!

So go check out the super sale happening at Joules!!!

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