Tuesday, October 11, 2011


There are few changes going on around here and some still to come...maybe.

The first MAJOR change is Drew's nanny.  His current nanny can no longer keep him due to health reasons.  She kindly gave us until the end of October to find somebody else.  We got right on the search and found somebody with a lot of experience and just wants to make some extra money.  She is coming by tomorrow to see Drew's schedule and how we do things around here.  Pray it goes well.  She will start full time Thursday.  We are all excited about this change and pray that things go smoothly with Drew.  He seems to adjust well with others when I drop him off at church but you never know.

Since I have been home, I have started looking at our bills.  Egh, bills.  I wish we didn't have any or could win the lottery and not have to worry about it.  You have to play the lottery to win it and that's something we rarely do.  My first bill to attack with the TV and Internet.  We paid way to much for both.  I immediately called every provider that serviced our area and cut our bill in half!  Jason was proud of me for taking the time to do such a thing.  My next bill to attack is the cell phone.  I will keep you up to date on how that goes.

Another change is Sutton.  He's our 100 lb lab and has been living in the house since the spring.  I just felt sorry for him when it was getting hot.  He's always been an outside dog but we started letting him in at night to be with us.  I thought he was lonely.  Then it turned into him just staying inside all the time to play with our yorkie.  Well since Drew's here, I've noticed Sutton's hair more.  It's everywhere and I am tired of constantly having to vacuum because of him.  It's seems like I vacuum daily.  I have deep cleaned the house, baseboards and all.  I told Jason last night that Sutton needs to start staying outside again secretly hoping Jason would start the trend and not me.  I'm such a softy.  This morning I let the dogs out and Jason only let Sadie (our yorkie) back in.  Yay!  So, now Sutton is outside and Sadie visits him frequently!

Sutton's first day back outside

Another change I have been thinking about for a week now is redecorating my fireplace mantle.  I just did this right before Drew was born, you know the whole nesting process.  Well, I'm bored with it and have a few ideas.  We have a HUGE mirror that we have saved from when Jason's mom past away.  I have always visioned it on the wall in our entry way over a nice entry table.  Well Jason and I have looked and looked and every thing I love is ridiculously expensive and out of our budget.  The table has to be so long and so skinny to go in our entry.  Not happening, at least not now we have a little one to spend our money on.  So, I'm thinking of putting the mirror on the mantle and a picture frame with a saying I love over the current entry table we have.  When we have time, notice I said when, we are going to try it and see.  The picture below is my current mantle look with the fall decor I've added.

The picture is a little off angle because I was trying not to step on the little one's toys.  :)

Since you've seen some of my fall decor, I'll go ahead and show you the rest.  I'm still working on some areas but all in time (what's that) I'll get to it.

This is my entry way that I'm wanting to add the picture frame instead of new table and mirror.

Notice the layering - thank you Pintrest

I saw something similar on Pintrest with the candles and leaves so, I grabbed what I had a there you go!

I need to add some pumpkins!

1 comment:

  1. Your fall decor is beautiful. Table looks lovely. I'm wanting to do some redecorating too, but I think we're gonna wait for a tax return (which will hopefully be big because of Calvin!) to figure out what we really want. I really want a new sofa and end tables, but also am dying for a king sized bed. With my luck, though, we'll end up owing again despite the little man being born.