Fire pit

So I keep on thinking that next year the interior of our house will be completely done and we can move on to landscaping.

As it gets colder outside I find myself wanting a firepit.
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(ignore Mrs. Palin on the right)

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This is our backyard now:
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Except now our deck is set up with a patio set (thank you Jeremy’s mom and grandma), a grill and two shiny schwinns.

I don’t have a photo facing the opposite direction but the yard goes back pretty deep. It would be cool to have a path going from the deck stairs to the fire pit… I’ll map it all out and try a few different layouts when executing a little landscaping is a little more feasible. For now it’s just a day dream.

Mad Men and True Blood

So… every Sunday night Liz comes over and we watch True Blood and Mad Men. These shows are so good that I pretty much live for Sunday night.

So when Liz told me she wanted to be Joan Holloway for a Halloween party I just about died.

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Liz gathered some thumbnails for us to study. She brought over some liquid liner and an I Love Lucy wig. We pinned the wig and applied a ton of make-up, threw on some gold jewelry and voile – you’ve got Joan.

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Here’s a polaroid of the finished look. Taken in my kitchen, next to the brownies Liz made.

In this picture you can see the Michael Graves toaster I recently purchased (I was craving toast) and our cute Halloween kitchen towels hanging on the stove.

Frames and Plants and Things

So remember how I ordered a ton of frames and spent a good evening filling them with photos?
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Well, I finally started hanging them!
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I still have a few more to fill – and the next time I place an order at Urban Outfitters (which I’m known to do often) I will order another batch of frames. I want to fill the wall, floor to ceiling and even over the arch doorway.

Also, while I was in Atlanta Jeremy’s mom and grandma brought us a plant!
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I love it. It adds a little bit of height and a little bit of life to that corner that nobody knew what to do with.