Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Treats

A few weeks ago I ordered some goodies including the ghost cookie cutter from Jenny Hobick's Everyday Occasions. Hopefully, tonight, while Matt is carving the pumpkin, I can start on cookies for the office. With our travels, cross country meets and the ORC, there just hasn't been a whole lot of time for Halloween Treat Prep! Below are some beautiful pictures from Jenny's website. Please check it out here!





Happy Halloween!

GiGi

Sunday, October 26, 2014

ORC Week 4

Due to technical difficulty I was just now able to get this posted!!

Just a quick update on the laundry room:
  • Painting the shelving and brackets.
  • Painting the pegboard (for gift wrap center)
  • Put together the Billy Bookcase.
  • Looking for a new rug.
  • Looking for a new light fixture.
  • Put up the shelve
  • Hang picture
  • Find and purchase baskets for the laundry
I'm heading up Atlanta this weekend for a little grand baby time! And hopefully I will find Fall along the way! Below is a picture of the start of the wrapping center.


Friday, October 17, 2014

OOTD and My Updated List

So far I've been doing great with my Fall and Winter List! Here are a few adjustments:

I added my Camo Pants to the Casual Bottoms which brought the list to 22. THey were in the wash when I was making my list and not in the closet. I added my red quilted vest from Talbot's to the Sweaters' List for a Total of 61 items. Also my Brown Corduroy Skirt is actual Dark Green. And I switched out the Bright Blue Tops on the Casual lists so that was an even swap. Another change I made was the Lucky Brand Jeans. I swapped them out for a pair of ankle jeans from Talbot's that fit me much better. The Lucky jeans were just too big, I didn't want to spend the $$ to have them altered. Hopefully, someone at shopping at Goodwill will be blessed with them. I'm wearing the Talbot's jeans today along with the cable-knit sweater, Banana Republic No-Iron White Shirt, Tory Burch flats and a Reversible C Wonder belt.



Notice my fan in the background? Yep, that baby stays on high all night long!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

GiGi

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Laundry Room ORC Week 3

The floors and grout have been cleaned, and the holes have been patched and the painting has begun! Our weekend was busy with Bunco, Cross Country, and the Florida v. LSU game :(. Plus I caught a cold. But things are slowly coming together. This weekend we have more Cross Country and Homecoming.

Below are things that I'll be working on over the next week:
  • Painting the shelving and brackets.
  • Painting the pegboard (for gift wrap center)
  • Putting together the Billy Bookcase.
  • Looking for a new rug.
  • Looking for a new light fixture.

unstained whitewood boards (x2)
Home Depot Wood Brackets (x6)
Ikea Billy Bookcase

pegboard




Light fixtures I've been considering...one of these is not like the others, but it still kinda strikes my fancy. Go figure! They are all from Lowe's.

Here is the state of affairs today... YIKES!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rainy Day Boots Bring Sunshine!

Today started out rainy...so I wore my corduroy skirt with my denim shirt and in order to make sure the rain stopped, I wore my rain boots. Rain stopped mid morning, sun came out and the humidity dropped! Hell Florida welcomes fall!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Game Day Attire

We have so many cute shops in our little town, and one of my favorites is Dressed. I stopped by yesterday after lunch and picked out a cute top and clutch for today's UF v. LSU game in Gaineville.



The necklace I bought at a shop in new Smyrna Beach last year, sandals are Tory Burch (on sale from 2 years ago) and shorts are J Crew Factory that I pulled out of my summer things. Other jewelry...my wedding band, Seiko watch and my charm bracelet. The blue and white bracelet is part of the clutch!

Since I bought this top, I replaced the other blue top that I had on my Casual List (Bright Blue Pullover from Old Navy). This one is a softer and a more substantial material. Plus, I can wear it well into the winter months in Florida.

The clutch...pure impulse buy. I didn't need it. but it is so damn cute!

Go Gators!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Laundry Room ORC Week 2

The laundry room has been cleaned out!! (With the exception of the washer and dryer of course...Unfortunately, I still have to do laundry!) I removed all the shelving and found a new home for all the wreaths. This week I plan to clean the grout & floors, spackle all the holes and start the painting.

Natural Wicker - BM for the walls




Kingsport Gray for the trim and shelves
I already had the paint for the walls. I picked up the paint for the trim and the spackle today.



I also left the little shelf in there to I keep my detergent handy :).

By the way, we have had 2 lovely days here in Florida! Morning temps in the high 50's! I have loved it. We are back to the high temps later in the week. I just hope Black Cohash is a miracle worker. Otherwise, I'm considering ice packs for my underwear...no, really.