Saturday, November 19, 2011


This morning Ava danced in the Christmas parade.  She was a Santa it was SO cute but this is the only picture I got.  She told her dance teacher that she wanted the warmest costume so she got the Santa suit.

Brock has been sick so today I made us  best corn and potato chowder.  I found the recipe on pinterest from the Mama Loves food blog.  Her blog is great and has a ton of great recipes.  I added it to my favorites list and will be visiting her blog often!

This afternoon I finished cleaning up all my flowerbeds and I put up our Christmas lights.  It was a beautiful day (and I know we don't have many left) so I wanted to get it done today.  After working outside I came in and took a nap and TOTALLY forgot that I had a parent meeting for the Nutcracker!  Today was the hair meeting (I'm serious) where we learn how to do our daughter's hair for the part they have.  I am SO thankful Ava is a boy in the Nutcracker so she will just wear her hair back in a bun.

I also finally finished the bench I got during my girl's weekend in Vermont. It is adorable!  I love the tangerine fabric that I got at Joanne Fabrics.  I spraypainted the wood with a black gloss. It was NASTY when I bought it but I think it turned out really cute!

I also hung up this ribbon wreath that I made.  I love the fall colors.  This week I'm going to get out our Christmas decorations but I'm not going to put them up until the day after Thanksgiving.  I want to keep our fall decorations out as long as possible!


Melany @ Project Anthologies said...

Hi! Your bench looks adorable! I still haven't redone mine...I've been so stinkin' busy! I'm glad I got to see you at the parade, let's get together soon! <3