10/25/11

Chili Cookoff: White Chicken Chili

It's time to fill this Le Cruset Pot with Aimee's Newfangled Cowtown White Chicken Chili! This is one of my favorite recipes EVER! Finely chop the onions.... There are so many varieties and inspirations for chili.  A GREAT chili is accomplished when it has a rich, ... |read more|

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10/24/11

Chili Cookoff: Party Set Up

  {source: MndyMade This weekend was our Chili Cookoff and I was feeling the crunch so I made myself a little list:  Prepare Food & Beverages: Iced Mint Tea, Chili, White Chicken Chili (because your's truly doesn't like Beef- unlike Oprah, I have absolutely ... |read more|

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10/23/11

Hardwood Floors 1 of 2

I'll get back to my Kitchen Makeover Series real soon, but first we need to talk wood floors.  Before that, have you seen the pictures my Photographer took of our house shortly before closing!?!  If not, here's the link, Eventually a Beautiful House.  As we looked past the ... |read more|

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10/21/11

Pumpkin Mousse

Having friends over is the perfect excuse to make something sweet and sharing sweets with friends is much better then trying to resist eating it all yourself! I've been in the mood for pumpkin lately.  Ever since I opened up my Martha Stewart magazine this month and saw ... |read more|

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10/19/11

Jack O’Lantern

Have you carved your Jack O'Lantern yet!?!?  I don't know why, but I love saying that word all drawn out, emphasizing each syllable.  Pumpkin Jack is a fun read when you do.  It's beautifully illustrated and follows the life cycle of a plant.  We're excited about it especially ... |read more|

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10/18/11

Chandelier Makeover

I should title this post Spray Paint is a girl's bestest friend! When my Photographer was at work one day, I climbed onto the dining room table and spent a good hour attempting to rub the spectacular brass off of my chandelier with rub and buff- silver leaf.  About half ... |read more|

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10/16/11

Costume Ideas & Tutorial

Can you guess!?!?  Baby B is very old, short and green...Yoda!  Big B and Little B will be in Star Wars costumes, too. This hat was super easy I thought I'd share.  This half circle is drawn on a 8 1/2x11 paper.  The straight edge is roughly 8 inches across.  Draw the shape ... |read more|

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10/16/11

Pumpkin Patch Photography Tips

Pumpkin patches make great backdrops for fall pictures.  This was our ninth year to take pictures in a pumpkin patch, eighth year at this particular spot.  We've had both great and stressful experiences!  Here are some tips for your next pumpkin patch photo shoot. -Go ... |read more|

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10/15/11

Our Houses

Rancher Home {Current} A home that is keeping us busy with non-stop DIY projects and we're LOVING every minute of it!!!   Two Story Home {Sold} A home that we loved and personalized as much as we could, and then got this bad itching for a project home and the ... |read more|

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10/13/11

DIY Kitchen Makeover: Overview

DIY Kitchen Makeover: Build, Trim and Paint Cabinets Our house sold and so we began driving the neighborhood in search of something that would fit all of our dreams for our next house.  We walked through a few, but most of the homes in this decade have been added onto so ... |read more|

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