Friday, October 30, 2009

Carving Pumpkin Fun!

On Wednesday, we decided to carve pumpkins. The weather has been cold and rainy, so carving pumpkins was the perfect project for us both to work on. Stuart always makes fun of me because I like to carve the "classic" pumpkin. He always needs to do something different... Here is how they turned out:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Living Room on a Budget??

I have saved the room that we use least for last when it came to decorating our home. It also happens to be the one we see the most!! We are either in the kitchen or downstairs in the family room a majority of the time. However, our living room is your first impression when you walk into our home and I want it to be beautiful!! I would love to get new couches, but not in the budget for right now...

The sconces above our TV really confuse me as to what we should do with that wall. I am open to any ideas!! We aren't "formal" people, so no need for a formal living room - just a room that looks cozy and welcoming!!

I would like some more places to put more decor and pictures and think this could work. Maybe put this shelf on one side of the sconces? What do you think?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1st Anniversary!

This weekend marks our 1 year anniversary - October 18. I can't believe we have already been married for 1 year! I am just getting used to calling Stuart my husband! What have I learned in 1 year of marriage?? Well, lots of things!! Most importantly though, I learned that I am very blessed to have such a great husband in my life!

To celebrate, we are heading to Minneapolis for the weekend. Agenda so far: Shopping - Mall of America, nice dinner to celebrate, eating our year-old cake (tradition says to save your top tier of cake for your 1 year anniversary) and Vikings game on Sunday. Stuart actually booked some nicer hotels for the weekend, so should be lots of fun!! I asked him to do one romantic thing for me this weekend, so we'll see what happens. :)

I recently got out our wedding album and am missing that day so much!! I had so much fun planning our wedding! Here are some of our pictures that were my favorites: