october recap [monthly highlights]

Sunday, October 31, 2010

i cant believe we are a month and a half away from Christmas and it seems like yesterday when i planned for my son's birthday last may and eventually started this blog! geez, can we pause life for awhile? can we stop for a moment and be thankful for everything? this coming month of november shouldn't be the only time to be grateful just because we celebrate thanksgiving. A life's worth of blessings warrants a daily dose of thankfulness and appreciation. with that note, let's look back at october's highlights. these are my new favorites, new found blog links and so much more.

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it'll be 2 years ago this december when we moved to a new house and i am in a constant mode to find the right mix of decor and design for the rooms that are still half furnished. i've read so many design blogs i love and i'd like to share a few ones that i've recently followed. check them out :

 {honey we're home}

{three men and a lady}

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thanks to brandi of tweedle dee designs for this super moist and delicious chocolate chocolate chip sweet potato cupcakes recipe i so bravely tried. it's a semi-homemade recipe so i was all over it.  i brought this batch to the halloween bash we went to earlier tonight and i was badly contemplating on leaving them home.....

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sharnel's coastal chic dessert table made it to amy atlas' blog guest feature and i am not surprised. it is an amazing display and i am in love with so many creative details of this dessert table she had put together. table backdrop is a left over ralph lauren map wallpaper and the use of lantern centerpieces are genius. read more about it here.

{photo by naomi V swiped from my life my loves

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ok ever since a friend gave us a copy of their christmas cd, our family has been hooked with them. these guys are funny, talented and truly gifted (and they're from the hubs' alma mater) . this is our favorite (my son's current theme song), their version of 12 days of christmas! 

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looking forward to november and thanksgiving!


PartyMom said...

Great post! Don't worry too much about decorating your house perfectly. You'll get it done and then want to redo everything in a couple of years! Love the new layout too!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Girl- I loooove your new blog design! So pretty and great color scheme! I was surprised and extremely flattered to see a link to my blog on your site!!! Thank you! I will add your blog to my permanent Featured page as soon as I update it!

Rachel said...

Love the new blog design!!

Gabby said...

I love semi-homemade.