Sunday, October 30, 2011


Even though I was beyond disappointed that one of my favorite holidays was ruined by a freak blizzard...I am glad that my two year old and four month old daughters did not let it put a damper on their day!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Farmhouse Kitchen Table

I have kind of a love-hate relationship with our new house. One of the "hate" factors is the way the downstairs is arranged. It is very open concept with a lot of awkward space. It has a very small family room and a very large kitchen. But, the kitchen does not have a lot of 'usable' space. Even though the kitchen is pretty big, I find myself with a lack of space when it comes to entertaining guests. Where do I set out all of the food and drinks? Not a lot of counter space? Where the heck do I seat everyone? We have an eat in kitchen, but it is only set up for a small round table. And our dining room is on the small side as well. After our kitchen make-over that I keep babbling about ( I swear it is going to happen) I was hoping to rearrange the chandelier in the kitchen so that we can have a long rectangular kitchen table which would allow for more seating and serving space. Also, the kitchen table is where Maddie and I end up doing all of her fun arts and crafts so it would be nice to have a bigger spot to do that as well. Here are some tables that I would love. Probably not going to be buying the pottery barn ones on our budget though...

Perhaps I could find something on craigslist and refinish it. Orrrrr...maybe I could get Shaun to build me one! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Practical Magic

This time of year has me thinking of one of my favorite movies which is Practical Magic. It is a movie that I never get sick of and part of the reason is because of the beautiful setting....especially the house! What I wouldn't give to live in this house!!!!!!!

Remember how Shaun and I are planning a mini-kitchen make over this winter? Well scratch that we are doing this:

Aside from the beautiful set (which you can find out more about at hooked on houses ) it's a magical love story. But it is also a beautiful story about sisterhood. I always gravitate toward books and movies that highlight close relationships between female family members. I can't wait until my daughters are old enough to read this book and see the movie.

Have a Magical Thursday!