Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm Thankful For...

1. Secure jobs.
2. A roof over our heads.

3. Awesome best friends.

4. A loving mom & brother.

5. Supportive in-laws.

6. A crazy pair of pups.

7. And my wonderful husband!

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy all around!

A lot of things need to get done this weekend, but I refuse to let it get me stressed out!

First, it is Friday and I couldn't be more thankful!

Then, I get to spend tomorrow with my best friend (see also: college roommate, maid of honor) uninterupted, all day! We have tons to catch up on, mainly her recent engagement and upcoming wedding! So excited!

Sam and I are also planning on getting a head start on our Holiday decorating this weekend! We'll be traveling for Thanksgiving (more to come on this) and then it will be December and less than 4 weeks until Christmas. I am nothing but someone who loves to plan ahead :)

In between all of the above, Sam and I also need to find time to pack for the aforementioned travels. This is the part where I refuse to get stressed!

We'll be seeing both families over the next week, but will be spending Thansgiving with my mom this year! (A full update when we return)

Even though we will have a full weekend/ week ahead, I am in a state of happiness for some reason and love it!

Hope you all have a great weekend and a happy Thanksgiving week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Wish List

Food and the holidays go hand-in-hand for me. Since having my own kitchen, I've felt more comfortable to experiment with some of my much loved holiday recipes. Recently, pies have become a favorite of mine to make. Blackberry. Pumpkin. Apple. Peach. You name it and I'll make it!

Anthropologie's Blackbird Pie Vent would be the perfect solution to my baking ventures. How cute would this little guy be popping out of your delicious pie? Not to mention, the price is great too ($8) !

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Recap

  • My weekend almost felt like 4 days due to a holiday (Veteran's Day) and a dental surgery.
  • Wednesday (day 1) was used as a day to get things done.
  • On our to-do list: getting Buster's toe nails clipped, grocery shopping and working out.
  • I also squeezed in a pedicure with Kristi and saw a movie/had dinner with Kali.
  • Friday (day 2) brought my second dental surgery.
  • Like the first, the surgery was quick, with a longer recovery time.
  • We made sure to stock up on soft foods (oatmeal, pudding, jell-o) and entertainment this time, as we knew what to expect.
  • And thanks to our DVR & movies, I've been quite content all weekend.
  • The Proposal (loved!) , The Ugly Truth, and Whatever Works were among a few of the movies we watched this weekend.
  • (As you can tell, days 3 & 4 involved a lot of sitting on the couch watching TV.)
  • And (of course) before we knew it, the weekend is gone and it's time for another work week.
  • Thank you to my wonderful husband for taking care of me this weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday Wish List

I have always been drawn to cupcakes. I opted for them in place of a traditoinal cake at our wedding. I also have a few (fake) around the house as decoration. I love cupcakes. Enough said. And I love this week's Wednesday Wish List for that reason alone.Anthropologie's Cupcake Potholder would be a perfect addition to my simple, yet colorful kitchen. And I'd be a little hesitant to use it because it's so cute, but for only $8 I could stock up. :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weekend Recap

•The weekend started out fearing I was on the verge of getting sick.
•So far so good.
•Friday night was a usual in the Grable house: eating pizza & catching up on Thursday night TV.
•Probably my favorite night of the week!
•Saturday brought rainy weather, but I went out anyways.
•Main reason being Old Navy's $1 scarf sale.
•Yes, I stocked up!
•When I came home, I got the urge to craft.
•All week on The Working Closet, we've been seeing some awesome embellished tees.
•I decided to try my hand at one and am so happy with how it turned out.

•We rounded out the day with a workout, homemade red beans & rice, and WALL-E.
•Sunday was pretty normal.
•Church, cleaning house, and a workout.
•And once again, the weekend is done & gone.
•Here's to another (short) week.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday Wish List

With the holidays just around the corner (under 60 days) , today's Wish List item is geared towards decorating our home. I have always loved Pottery Barn's classic style and since I already purchased stockings from them last year, I thought a matching tree skirt would complete the look we're going for.

Enter Pottery Barn's Channel Quilted Velvet Tree Skirt. This skirt is simple, classic, and can be personalized for under $7. Love it! The only problem? It rings up at $130. I might just have to hold out for the after-Christmas sales for this one.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Weekend Recap

  • Our busy weekends are definitely in full swing.
  • But (so far) November is looking fairly low-key, with the exception of Thanksgiving & a second dental surgery that will knock me out for an entire weekend.
  • For the last weekend in October, we had a mix of busy & lazy.
  • I woke up early on Saturday to get ready for a baby shower for my second cousin up in southern Washington.
  • Since I was heading north for the day, I decided to make a stop at Bridgeport Village, which is my favorite local shopping center.
  • After spending a little too much money (but finding some great deals) , I continued on my way into Washington.
  • I arrived at the baby shower right on time & had fun seeing some extended family members for a few hours.
  • Following the party, I headed back home to hang out with Sam.
  • As I mentioned here, our Halloween plans consisted of going to dinner & coming home to hand out candy.
  • We decided on Olive Garden for dinner (which was surprisingly empty) , then headed home to finish watching the University of Oregon vs. USC game.
  • Charles & Kristi even came over for a little bit and helped up pass out candy.
  • Sunday was not as fun as the day before.
  • I woke up and felt a little off, but continued getting ready for the day.
  • Then we headed off to church and by the time it was over, my head felt like it was ready to explode.
  • Now, I’ve had my fair share of headaches, but I believe this takes the cake as being the worst one I’ve ever had!
  • We went home and I promptly went upstairs and lay in bed with a dark blanket over my head for most of the afternoon.
  • I had a whole day planned of cleaning and going to the gym, but the darn headache got the best of me.
  • And now it is Monday again… how does that happen so fast?