Sunday, September 26, 2010

fall is finally here



Well friends, after weeks and weeks of crazy hot weather ... I think I can safely say that Fall is finally here.

This morning I woke up and put my flippers (flip - flops)  on ... walked outside ... and my toes were actually chilly. 

I loved it. 

I am so thankful that there is no 90 degree weather in this weeks future. 
I'm sure my grass is thankful too ... or maybe it's too late. I'm really worried that it might be dead.

Anyways, if you know Starbucks slang then you know that this is a pumpkin spice latte. The perfect Fall treat. 

E and I have lots of fun plans for the next couple of weeks. Maybe I'll even bring my camera along and document a few of them. 
I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend at a lovely lake house with a bunch of our best friends.

Dinner on Saturday to celebrate E and my Dad's birthday.

And a much needed girl's va - cay to South Carolina.
That's what is in the lineup for October. 
It is going to be such a good month. 

Other news ...
thanks to my AMAZING husband, our cabinets are finally finished. 
I'm thinking that I am going to photograph them and share this week.

They look amazing. It brightens up the kitchen so much. I am really glad that we left some of the doors off. Best decision by far.

If you're looking to paint your cabinets then please feel free to email me and I can give you the step - by - step process that we did.

Also, I will warn you ... do not begin this project unless you're crazy committed. 
IT WILL FEEL LIKE THE PROJECT THAT NEVER ENDS.
It is worth it though. 
My second goal is to put in new counter tops and finish other odds and ends before the end of the year. 
That's the goal.

More news ...
God has been amazing me in some BIG ways lately. 
He is so so good and faithful to me - even when I am not.
I promise to share soon.

Other random news ...

I recently started reading this book - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress



I really like it - it's hysterical. 
If you need a little humor in your life, then I would suggest you pick it up.

Alright so there's a few random things going on in the Ridd household.
Really excited for Fall - hopefully that will encourage me to take more pictures, make more jewelry, and blog more. 

We'll see...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

i spy with my little eye

something lovely ...



can you guess?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

inspired

Hello Bloggers! 
Happy Saturday night. 
Yes, I am blogging on a Saturday night.
E and I have been enjoying a lazy day around the house. 
I love days like this.

I recently read a blog post over at Under the Sycamore. 



I was so inspired that I had to share. 

You can read it here.

My favorite quote from the post is ...

"I have five kids. One is adopted. I don't remember which one."

I cannot even put words on how much I love that quote.
wow.

Monday, September 13, 2010

new around here

















Do you like?
I hope so!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I want one in my size





I would seriously take wear every single one of these outfits. Crew Cuts takes my already insane obsession with JCrew up a few more notches.

As I am writing this, I showed E these pictures and said "Look how adorable these are! I would wear all of these outfits." 

and his response ... "we can't afford that."

I thought all the wives out there would appreciate that! haha 

Yes, Crew Cuts ... you are PICTURE PERFECT.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

one reason why I love working with kids


Melts my heart. 

ps. The day before they drew me this picture, they said to me ... 

"I want to have a baby someday. And when I do, I am going to hide it from all the social workers."

Ohh man....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

i'm back...

Happy Tuesday Bloggers! 
It has been so so long. 
I have missed you all. 

Somehow ... I don't know how it happened ... but I have fallen off the blogging wagon.

I do apologize. 

I am going to try really hard to be better.

Don't worry about me though. Things have been good here. E and I have been enjoying ending out the summer with friends, family, and the pups. 

Here is a sneak peak at a little project that we've been working on:

before:


after:

 

Courtesy of the iphone. Sorry for the poor quality. We're leaving the doors on the top off. I love the clean and open feel that it has. 

It's amazing what a can of paint can do. 
We're still working on the rest of the doors. The blue milk glass knobs that we ordered are back-ordered 3-4 weeks. Boo. Oh well. I guess that gives me an excuse to be lazy about finishing them up. 

Once the knobs arrive and we finish up the doors, I will post more before and after pics. 

Until then, this will have to ease your curiosity. 

Alright, it's time to get off here and watch a little Prince Poppycock and Jackie. 

I hope to be back soon to share all the things going on with E and I!