We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Brett Parents and my mom and Grandma. The menu was both traditional and quirky, I made a Turkey (delish!), Ham, Potatoes, steamed Asparagus (Yummm!!!), Rolls, Banana pudding, pumpkin pie, and Brett's mom brought her fabulous dressing and a sweet potato dish, and his dad a crawfish corn chowder, and my mom brought a Pumpkin cheesecake. We got to use our dining room, and everything was just perfect ♥
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I know my kiddos are definitely about past the age of matching outfits, but I can't help it, they look so darn cute when they are coordinated. Baylor's outfit was easy, I Love the fun print and the pink pop, but this year I had to look a little harder to find something not too "kiddish" for Grier, and since he hates being dressed-up, this tee with a tie was perfect!
Lately I've been obsessed with these great braid and twist hair pics I've been finding on Pinterest, so I tried one out, and it didn't look half bad, if I do say so myself :)
Jeans - GAP Trouser
Sweater - Express
Tank - Old Navy
Scarf - American Eagle
Shoes - Antonio Melani Pony Hair Cheetah Print
Purse - An Old Coach Satchel
Monday, November 28, 2011
I am not a fish eater. I love shrimp, lobster, crawfish, just no fish. However.... a few years ago we were eating at Tre Fratelli's, a quaint little hole-in-the wall restaurant, charming downtown Pensacola along with several other great spots like Hub Stacey's and Darma Blues, and the hubby ordered this fish pasta, which came out smelling and looking amazing! Against my norm, I gave in and tried a bite....DELICIOUS! I've since been hooked, this Grouper is just divine, and it's the only thing I ever order, not to mention the only place I'll order fish at.
Charming old Downtown Pensacola building...perfect for sitting outside on a lovely day!
MMmmmmm, fresh pan-seared Grouper on a bed of Penne Pasta, with delicious herb and citrus flavor.....wish I had some now!
And being an Italian Restaurant, the kiddos always veg out on delectable pizza :)
Friday, November 25, 2011
Just enjoying our time off for Thanksgiving, and saw this great idea on Pinterest. So Miss and B now have matching manis :)
Baylor's Nails on top, mine on the bottom....is it sad my six year old has nicer, longer nails than me? .....darn nail biting habbit!
Grey: Essie "Chinchilly"
Pink: Petites "Rock n' Roll"
White Stripes: Sinful Nail Art "Bad Chick"
Top Coat Seche Vite
p.s. this (Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat) is the best stuff ever, came across it on multiple nail blogs and tried it....I'm hooked forever!
We're just relaxing from all the hustle and bustle in the kitchen today, no Black Friday shopping here....did you battle the crazy lines for some good deals today??
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving Day! I've been so blessed this year, and am so grateful to have such a loving family here to celebrate this day with.
GREYTON BEACH 2004
Mom & Uncles
Aunt, Cousin, Nina, mom & Me
Grier and Little Miss Baylor
Baylor andher great-Grandma, Nina
Grier and his gorgeous blue eyes!
Mom, me and Baylor :)
Little brother Ian, Hubby, Me Baylor & Grier
My lil' man Grier
The Whole Fam
Me and the Hubby
The two greatest loves of my life :)
Baylor & Grier's school Program
Baylor & her cousin Kaydence
The Three Muskateers
NOW IN PROGRESS :)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Welcome to our back porch, probably one of my favorite places in our home. One of the things we really wanted on our new home is a covered porch, and I'm so glad we stuck to that. This is a great area to sit and watch the kids play, or, my favorite, watch the sun set behind the trees that are part of a nature conservatory behind our house. SInce we haven't put a fence up around the yard yet, we have a small part of the porch we put up a gate for the dogs, and they like to sit outside and watch all the birds and squirrels.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I was doing a little online shopping this weekend, and these holiday looks from GAP kids were too cute not to share. Sequins are a staple in Little Miss B's wardrobe right now, if she doesn't have some piece on that adds some sparkle, then she's not fully dressed, lol ;)
Sequins are a Hoot! - With some opaque black tights, this would be adorable!
Dare to be Darling, so pretty & girlie, tres' chic!
Monday, November 21, 2011
I came across this jewelry by Waxing Poetic a couple months ago, at a boutique in Alabama, and love all the vintage-looking stamped and monogrammed pieces, perfect for layering. They also do a really nice job of combining sterling silver and yellow gold.
Looking online, it looks like they've actually got a boutique in Santa Barbara, CA
This will definitely be a stop, next time I'm visiting family in California
Photos Waxing Poetic