Monday, September 22, 2014

TWTW - last official weekend of summer

1. Friday night was full of hausfrauing (basement level, both baths, kitchen), setting out fall decor, and making corn dip for Saturday. I nearly broke my face with the vacuum cleaner. Hausfrauing can be dangerous, you guys. MFD vacuumed the main floor and couches because I couldn't face it after the incident.
2. Saturday back on the horse with the injurious vacuum cleaner. I cleaned the top floor including vacuuming the walls and baseboards - hated chores. I also finished two books between Friday and Saturday.
3. Doyle family party at cousin Colleen's. It was great to see everyone even though we were missing a few.
4. A trip to Marshalls where I got nothing I was looking for and a bunch of shit I wasn't looking for, isn't that always the way? The rest of the night we were sacked out on the couch with The Wire and in bed before 11.
5. We slept in on Sunday. When I got up I headed right to Target for some home decor items.
New mirror from Marshalls, new lamp & shade from Target, hanging candle holders from a zillion years ago
6. I also took a lot of pics down off various walls and expanded the gallery wall. I love how pictures are thrown up there with no rhyme or reason. Hell I didn't even straighten them before I took this photo. I mean, life has no rhyme or reason and doesn't exist in straight lines, why should a gallery wall? I changed a few items out on the entertainment center and ordered a few things for other walls as well. Time to freshen up the wall decor a bit, it's been quite a while. More to come when that stuff comes in.

7. Weekly food prep: breakfast is multigrain english muffins with PB; snacks are hard boiled eggs, apples, carrots; lunch is chicken orzo soup; dinners are pasta salad with brie and tomatoes, steamed veggies, baked chicken, chicken/apple/onion sausage
8. Sunday wound down with MFD enjoying an Eagles win (thanks to that I will be enjoying a free DD iced coffee today), more of The Wire, fresh sheets, a nice long shower, some work stuff, and reading some mags.
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On Mondays I'm doing a picture linkup called Picture Practice with Kelli at Just Beachy. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts through December. Share on your blog, or if you don't blog on Twitter or Instagram every Monday with the hashtag #PicturePractice. This is my photo for the prompt fall. My harbingers of fall are mums, Sweetzels, and Yankee fall candles. They're all in the house.

Tomorrrow, fall goals. Check here to see how I did on my summer goals. Speaking of, happy official last day of summer.

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Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

30 comments:

  1. I am doing my fall list tomorrow too. I am so impressed with how much you got done and you read two books too!! I didn't even finish one. Love the hanging candle holders. The gallery wall looks great!

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  2. Wow...that little decor update looks so classy! It's amazing what an extra lamp and mirrors can do. I've always loved your style ;) Happy Fall!

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  3. i meant to do a gallery wall, bought the frames, printed the pictures, even washi taped some of the frames....and they're still sitting on my dining table! they sort of got tossed in the back seat when i decided to organize the kitchen but now that's nearly done, i will start this up again. i LOVE your gallery wall!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. Love that gallery wall. The chicken orzo soup looks delicious!

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  5. Getting out my Mr and Mrs Scarecrow as we speak. A gorgeous end of summer day! No rhyme or reason is my decorating and living method. Halloween decorating later this week. Will let Riley and Colin help me do that!
    Have taken to sweeping our front patio for superb feng shui. Sweep away negativity and only let positive in and out!
    Very therapeutic, too!!
    Will have to make the chicken orzo soup.
    Carpe Diem!
    Love, your MOMMA

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  6. Target is having some awesome home decor deals and I want all the stuff! These are such first world problems, I know :)

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  7. Chores are terrible but once they're done you feel so much better! I love your entertainment area and the new face lift you gave to your entryway table!! I'm looking for some new home decor items and haven't been to marshalls or target yet to see what they have!! Hope you have a great Monday!!

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  8. How do you do it?? You are possibly the most productive person I know (sort of know lol)! I love your gallery wall and your new accessories. Very cute! I want that pumpkin casserole dish:)

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  9. You know I don't cook but I bookmarked the dip post, if I can't make dip I am a dip.

    Now that it's cool again AND I've been to the new Hobby Lobby I feel the need to start decorating my house again. I did the living room, Little K's room, and Little K's bathroom last year but now I want to do the master/office. I just need to figure out what I want the look to be.

    I love your gallery wall and keep thinking I need to make one with some of my beach pictures otherwise what's the point of taking them all?

    Last chapter in this book of a comment, I love the mums picture!

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  10. Love your gallery wall. Looks fantastic!!

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  11. so much good stuff in one post. um, i feel really not good about cleaning, you vacuum your walls? interesting - maybe i need to do that, but i would probably hurt myself as well. the baseboards are really not fun though, blecch. that chicken orzo soup looks delish (yours looks better than the pin, actually) and i am all about the not perfect gallery walls - i just eyed mine and put them up, aint nobody got time for fancy straight line stuff.

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  12. i love the decor and the changes you made! it looks great. i am so weird when it comes to buying home decor. in that, i just never do it.

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  13. Love the gallery wall!! I put one together a few months ago and love the combination of random photos and frames. I'm going to check out your corn dip recipe. That's something Ive never tasted before and I do love corn.

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  14. Love all the new decor- especially the hanging candles! I am definitely going to try that orzo soup- it looks so good, and I've been ready for soup season to begin.

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  15. I am in love with your gallery wall! I am working on collecting stuff for mine...and will just be hanging it at random with no planning. I think they turn out best that way!

    Scary vacuum cleaner! I wouldn't have been able to face it either! I am going to have to try that soup! Sounds delicious!

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  16. What are Sweetzles?

    Every time I see a picture of your wall gallery, I get motivated to do my own. Yet it still has yet to happen. Womp womp. Yours looks great and I love that it's ever expanding. The autumn décor looks fantastic, I am really digging the AUTUMN sign. It's not obvious at all, lol.

    Steve and I need to get on The Wire.

    Pasta looks amazing. Kudos to the chef, per usual. My Domestic Hero! Also, how the fuck did you manage to almost break your face with the vacuum?????

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  17. Love the decorating! Can you come do my house next? I'm terrible at it

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  18. I love your "AUTUMN' sign! I like the word autumn much more than fall but it seems all of the decorations have 'fall' written on them.

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  19. That soup looks really good. I think when I get back from MN I'm going to have to make a few different soups to freeze.

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  20. Your weekend sounded a lot like mine...we got soooooo much done around the house...it felt good to finally have zero plans and knock out crap that had been piling up. No fall decor yet...I make it official on October 1st. Hope your face is better today!! Vacuuming is hazardous to our health!

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  21. The new décor looks so nice! The corn dip looks really good too, and a shit load of cream cheese which means I would have to pretend I didn't see that and then eat a whole bunch of it.

    I never understood what the hell was the purpose of vacuuming the walls until I didn't do it. Now I get it.

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  22. Ah, I love it all. That pumpkin-I really need to get some Fall stuff put up. I love your Gallery wall too! So cute!

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  23. Your collage wall looks great!

    I wish our DD did free coffee after Pats wins. That is a nice perk!

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  24. I swear your weekends are SO PRODUCTIVE! I love the photo wall so much....some day I will finish mine!

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  25. Your gallery wall looks awesome! I'd like to do that someday when Pete and I have the same last name... if I did it now it'd look like off-brand alphabet soup.

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  26. That chicken soup looks scrumptious

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  27. Good weekend! I love your fall decorations and hanging candles! I'm going to try to drag out my fall stuff today. Unfortunately my kids gave me the worst cold ever, so it depends on just how hard my head is pounding.

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  28. Now I just really, really want chip dip! lol

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  29. I am always impressed with how much you get done in a weekend...and read two books! Your update looks nice and I love your gallery wall.

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