Adventures In Decorating: Fall 2014 Window Boxes (First Day of School)

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Fall 2014 Window Box Details

Fall 2014 Window Box Details

Fall 2014 Front of House

Fall 2014 Front of House

It was a bit grey and fall like yesterday and the kids started school this morning. I am the proud mom of a 6th and 3rd Grader. They are becoming such little humans, wise and seasoned beyond their years but still innocent and hopeful, I hope they never lose their uniqueness.

3rd and 6th Grade 2014

3rd and 6th Grade 2014

Boo is not happy her kids are gone for the day.

Boo is not happy her kids are gone for the day.

It is no secret that Halloween is our major decorating time around here, and since I only have the kids half time I wanted to make it easier, but still special. So the Dept 56 Halloween Houses will go up as usual in the next week inside the house, and the outside of the house will be Fall only until no later than October 1. I decided I’m not going to totally redo from one season to the next. When it gets closer I will take out the flowers, throw in some spiders and ghosts and let all the leaves remain. The inside I will be able to pull the Halloween and I’ll do a cornucopia for Thanksgiving. Christmas will be red and white again but that is getting a little ahead of myself.
Meanwhile I hope you enjoy the window boxes this year and I’d love to see what you’ve done with your own spaces!
Best
Laura


I love my little boy!

Today my son asked to take a pic of my eyes for his geometry project bc they are circles. Then he looked at the picture and said "You are so pretty Mommy". Man I love that boy!  He doesn't look for make-up, he looks for Mommy!

Today my son asked to take a pic of my eyes for his geometry project bc they are circles. He promptly looked at the picture and said “You are so pretty Mommy”. Man I love that boy! He doesn’t look for make-up, he looks for Mommy!


Retro Selfies: The female gene pool

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Old school selfies. Head shots from the 70’s. My paternal grandmother, we share a first name. My Mother at younger than me, we share a middle name. My maternal grandmother, we share “you don’t look your age”.
I’ve been refreshing, we will call it tweaking a bit over winter Lovies. I miss you all dearly.

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Feeling loved this Christmas

The heart shaped gift tags were for me!!! Feeling loved this Christmas!

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Love of my life

Love of my life. Renewing the fight to put weight on him in the form of muscle and fat.

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Mother’s Day 2013

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Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day as well


Saying Goodbye

It was a sad day here at the Lola house because George died. That cat was a giant pain in my ass, but God I loved his crotchety little furry butt. He had a meow that sounded just like Mama. He only entertained petting if you did it while he ate by rubbing his ears and cheeks. He’d take a bite or two and pretend to eat but he was really just sitting there letting you pet him. He sat on every single one of my dining room chairs covered in designer fabric rather than picking just one chair. He and Dresden thought they were some kind of cat/dog combo brother sister species. It took him 18+ months to warm up to Badger. When Capers died via drowning in the icy March pond behind our first house he sat at the back door just sad and looking out the window for his best big brother for two+ days. He was a big cat in his prime, and he would of been bigger had he not licked his furry little balls right in front of Babu and I on the dining room table during dinner one night. We had to change his name from Chleo to George after his first vet visit. We named him George because Dres had already adopted him like some kind of stuffed toy. And finally, that damn cat pulled the cute kitty move in the cage at Petsmart, but once we got him in the box, he bit and clawed his way out and gave us the Manson Lamps…for the rest if his life! Good bye Georgie, we miss you and tell Dresden Mommy misses her every day.

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