Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope you all had a fantastic thanksgiving and didn't eat too much!!
we drove down to visit my parents yesterday, we did the usual... eat turkey yada yada yada...
my mom freaks out anytime all of us are all together and makes us do a major photo shoot. 
After we left we had some quality time with some friends, who i am so very thankful for.

For the first time ever i did a little black friday shopping, hit up target at midnight... our entire shopping experience lasted about 17minutes... (felt like one of those old shopping game shows)  we got some good stuff. :)

The rest of today will involve lots of rest... leftovers, homemade xmas decorating, and maybe a christmas movie!
it truly is the most wonderful time of year!!!

all photos taken by Haley Newman

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dear Thanksgiving,

I need to apologize... I'm cheating on you with Christmas!
yes, im listening to christmas music and only christmas music now.
yes, i plan to get my tree this week.
yes, i got confused and bought a present to give away on thursday!
really i just believe christmas is apart of thanksgiving... why else would santa come through the parade on thanksgiving.. duh!
So anyways.. in honor of ushering in CHRISTMAS... last night i had a little craft night.. wine and Love Actually and i made a few ornaments.. and created some 'knock off' crafts inspired by anthro!
retail value of these two together is around $80-$90

I made a terrible mess... but it was fun.
I had a conversation with a friend the other day about wealthiness... and how having a lot of money robs you of creativity (in most cases)  And really i find pride and enjoyment in finding a look a like shirt that should've been $200 or making things instead of just buying them.
It's rewarding.

I still want to make a few more ornaments.. im visualizing my holiday decor, we only own like 3 xmas ornaments.  Each year i have used yarn  & polaroids for ornaments.. so got to get creative!
can't wait.

But first... turkey and green bean casserole here i come!!!

happy thanks giving friends!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Atlanta weekend

This past weekend Mary Ellen & I went down to Atlanta for a few days, we spent some time with her fam... and did a little shopping... and of course drank lots of coffee.
This was monday morning we went to this tiny little place called Roswell Provisions, and it was so super cute.  
Next trip is in a few week to the mountains with some girlfriends! I can hardly wait!




Tuesday, November 8, 2011

movies, for real.

I saw this trailer, and wanted to die.
I need a good movie like this right now.
It's been a while.
I don't think its playing anywhere near me, for now... so i may have to wait a while, but til then, i'll keep watching this trailer over, and over again.

Monday, November 7, 2011


The weather around here is very pleasing.  There are days when its so cold... and tights boots and a coat are required.  Then there are days like today... where i could've gotten away with a sundress and a cardi. I like it... its gradual, and sensitive.  Considerate, because usually i get really sick when the weather changes. And i don't want any of that. :)

I am so in love with coffee dates, and colorful leaves, and antiquing and shopping with my friends.
Can't get any better.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Masquerade 2011

This year for halloween, we decided to throw a masquerade party!!
It was loads of fun, with lots of fall treats, s'mores, cider, caramel apples, candy corn and chili!!
we had a good time hanging by the fire.. and ending the night with a spontaneous dance party.
Fall and halloween are always my favorite and this year was a success with pumpkin patches, cracker barrel visits, and an official fall party.
Now its time to get excited about the holidays! and maybe a few trips to the mountains.. mmm yep.
okayy hope you don't get too scared by our masks! ha.. jk. no really.