Monday, October 24, 2011

The Girl and the Fig

I can’t stop thinking about the cheese plate I shared with a good friend at the Girl and the Fig on the Sonoma Square this weekend.  “The Works” is what it was called.  You can choose your own cheeses from a long list, or you can ask your server to choose for you.  We had such a lovely server who was so excited about the cheese, so we asked him to choose for us and he was very happy to do so.  
So yummy! 
I have been wanting to go and check this place out and this was the perfect occasion.  Catching up with a friend over champagne and cheese.  Who could ask for more? 

I would like to take Conn there some time.  I know he would love it!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And Another Project

I have been busy with the white paint.  I figured while I had it out and the free time to do it, might as well go crazy.  Why not right?  So here is the TV closet in the converted garage.  We use the space mainly for watching movies and just hanging out.  It is still a project in the works...  here is the before.

I just hate the bare wood, so I thought an update would look nice.  I didn't want to have to move the 1000 lb TV, so I didn't and I left a little wood showing.  I actually like it.

I think it fits nicely in the room.  Do you like?  I sure do!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


A while ago I wrote about wanting a Date With White Paint.  Well this weekend was date time.  I have been staring at this fireplace and had a few ideas as to what I wanted to do.  White was the plan. 

So, here is what I ended up with.

What do you think?  I like the white, but it is a big change, so I have to get used to it.  Then, I go to the mailbox today and what do I find?  My Sunset magazine..

and this photo.

Thanks for the validation Sunset!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Where does the time go?

The weeks are flying by.  I can’t keep up.  No really, I am trying to keep up, but every time I turn around it is Monday again...and well Tuesday now.  How does that happen?   
We are definitely in Fall mode at our house.   
(EJ loves to put just about everything on his head.)

Pumpkins were picked this weekend.    

Halloween d├ęcor is out and I am working on costumes.  Gnomeo and Juliet are the inspiration.  Gnomeo and his friend Benny with the big hat are what we are going for.   Garden gnomes for those who don’t know the movie.

I am excited!  This is my favorite time of year.  It is time for me to watch my favorite movie of the season too, You’ve Got Mail.  I have my own happy daisies sitting on my desk at work.  Cruising right on through the best three months of the year in my opinion.  Enjoy! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkin Love

I pretty much love all things pumpkin and tis the season for it.  Lately I have been eating my own version of a fall breakfast.  Oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon and a big spoonful of canned pumpkin.  It is so good, like fall in a bowl.  Yum-o!

I also find it very hard not to buy every pumpkin in site this time of  year.  Last year we grew our own pumpkins, which was great because we got rained out and didn't make it to the pumpkin patch.  Huge disappointment on my part, but we still had fun.

So, we haven't been to the pumpkin patch since this...

Seriously, look at that little boy, wowza how he has grown.

So, we MUST get to the pumpkin patch this year.  Hoping for clear weather this upcoming weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Some Quiet Time

Life with two little guys is not always relaxing and quiet.  In fact the only time our house is quiet is when they are sleeping, but this past weekend we had such a great time at our favorite camp spot in Calaveras County.  We have a campsite there that we hope to make a family adventure for many years to come.  Usually, the weekends we are there are filled with swimming, dancing, running and playing and lots of activity, loud activity.  This weekend was the same, but there was some relaxation and quiet time too.  Amazing!!

Sunday we drove up to Lake Alpine and what a wonderful time it was.  It was cold, so no swimming, but the boys threw rocks in the water and watched the dog swim and it really seemed so peaceful.  Just a few other people were around, one lonely kayak on the water and a beautiful mix of clouds and sunshine.  Gone were the crowds and cars rumbling by.
At that point in time, the world seemed to stop for just a minute.  I forgot my camera, but it was an amazing mental picture that I hope never to forget.  The boys, their daddy and their dog all enjoying a quiet afternoon by the lake.
My cup runneth over !