Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fell Down the Hill

Happy Halloween from Jack and Jill! 
I am still getting leaves out of my hair. ha! 
Hope your night is filled with spooks and lots of Kit Kats!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My sister and brother in law recently moved back to Springfield and my weekends seem to be fuller. In a really good way.

This weekend was full of haunted hay rides and craigslist deals. On Saturday night we went to a little farm for a hay ride with all of my little cousins. My aunt actually remembers taking me to that same one when I was little. So crazy! We then went to my parent's house for a cozy bonfire and s'mores. It was the perfect fall day.

And then on Sunday I picked up this bad boy.

And these too.

A danish modern table and 7 chairs for $150.  Kinda awesome right? 

I have been wanting a round kitchen table for a while. I actually had been eyeing something similar. The one we had just took up too much space and we never sat at it because it was a tall table. My aunt had sent me the link on Friday and I had thought about it all weekend and then finally made the call. 

Then I grabbed a friend and drove Evan's truck to pick up my score. The lady had originally said there where 5 chairs and when we got there she had found two more. whoo!

I am going to paint the table a colonial navy color just because the wood is too close in color to our wood floor in a bad way.

I've heard somewhere that you shouldn't paint furniture if it is over 50 years old. How do you guys feel about it? I am on the fence...But I really feel like navy when compliment the shape and keep the integrity of the table.

And then there are the chairs. Dang. So many. So beautiful, but I feel like pairing them with the table is a little too funky/retro for me. Plus they need reupholstered and refinished. That's a lot of work for something I am not so sure about. So we are craigslisting them. 

These are the chairs I am leaning towards. 


Haven't decided yet, but I am going to take my time. I could keep four of the chairs that came with the table and fix em up in the mean time. Maybe they will be done by Christmas! Ha.

Monday, October 22, 2012


I turned 24 on 10/11/12 and it was honestly the best birthday I have ever had. First off, I mean 10/11/12?! That is cooler than cool. Evan was home for the first time ever on my birthday. One year I flew out to visit him on tour and celebrated my birthday in Idaho on a Sunday..Another year he left on my birthday around 11 a.m. So it was a pretty big deal to have him home this year. I guess this is where I throw in the #tourlife? No? ok...

Another big deal was that after work I got to celebrate with my whole family. My sister actually moved back home after 8 years of living/going to college in another state. Man I have missed her. So we went out to the movies and dinner.

It gets better...

On the weekend Evan surprised me by inviting all of our friends to a roller skating-pizza party.

It was a blast. At the end of the night the mr told me that was the most fun he has ever had. He is so dang cute.  I am one lucky gal.

*Cheers to being 24!*

Monday, October 15, 2012

The annual Kentucky trip happened last week, and let me tell you it was much needed. It was nice to throw caution to the wind and just go. Forget school. Forget work.

My aunt lives in a little town called Elkton and it is seriously the cutest place ever. All the homes are decorated to the nines, every one knows each other, and and they have amazing antique stores. Cue this baby.

A vintage capiz shell chandelier. With brass details! Only $62! 

I'd like to say there was no question in snapping this baby up. But that would be a lie. She is big, and fragile. But after summoning my aunts, googling the standard height for a dining table, having Evan measure our ceiling to floor height, and then asking the antique store for a tape measure I pulled the trigger. 

I am happy to report she traveled well. All I have to do now is run a light down the center and have the electrician come and install it. 

Hopefully it all works according to plan!