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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

introducing elsa

Happy Tuesday y'all!  I'm struggling to get this week started after having a great little family getaway to  Nashville this past weekend.  My son played in a soccer tournament there, and we stayed at the Opryland Hotel.  But a really fun weekend aside, that's not the only reason I'm a little behind this week.  Sunday night we welcomed this little cutie into the family! 

I'd like to introduce you to Elsa! 

miniature schnauzer puppy

She's all of 2.6 pounds and pure love!

miniature schnauzer puppy

I mean, I. can't. even. handle. the cuteness!!!!!!  She's a miniature schnauzer and was born on August 1st.  She's so tiny; she's wearing one of my bracelets as a collar right now! 

miniature schnauzer puppy

I'm obviously head over heels..........but really, have you ever seen better eyebrows?! 

miniature schnauzer puppy

Every dog holds a very special place in your heart.  And this sweet girl has already got me wrapped. 

miniature schnauzer

Gandalf, our standard size schnauzer that is a year old, is not quite sure what to make of her just yet.  He's been very gentle with her, and I think when she gets a little bit bigger the two of them will be great buddies. 

standard schnauzer and miniature schnauzer

One standard schnauzer + one mini schnauzer = one sweet bearded, bushy eyebrowed bundle of love!  

The adventures of Gandalf and Elsa.........I'm thinking they may need their own instagram account.  ;) 

PS - If you're looking for a miniature schnauzer breeder around Kentucky, email me!  

Friday, September 19, 2014

what's on my mind this friday

Hey friends and happy Friday!  I'm pumped for the weekend, so let's just dive right in today - shall we?! 

1.  A bunch of you all asked me for the outfit deets in my fall home tour yesterday.  Thanks for the super sweet compliments; you all definitely know how to make a girl feel extra special!  

 casual fall style  - sweater, distressed denim + ankle boots

The sweater is from JCrew and is currently on sale with an extra 30% off -woot!  It comes in navy too, but I'm not going to lie I bought the burgundy because they called it "vintage cabernet".  How awesome is that?!  From now on anytime I see the color burgundy I am going to refer to it as vintage name for a color ever!   The jeans are Old Navy; love the mid-rise rock star.  The boots are Marc Fisher from Macy's; but I bought them back in the summer during a giant shoe sale and I don't think they're available any longer.  These boots are fairly similar.  Necklace is from here

2.  Speaking of fall fashion, I've decided this is what I want for my birthday next month! 

Ummmm........can one of you all text my hub to let him know?  ;)  Be still my red, plaid loving heart! 

3.  I really loved touring all of the homes in the Eclectically Fall Home Tour.  It's always so much fun to see how differently everyone decorates.  I can't help it though, when it comes to seasonal decorating, I'm always drawn to the simplest changes.  I just loved how Cassie used her chalkboard over her desk in her living room to make a fall bucket list.  It's such an easy way to bring in the feeling of fall.  

Fall Bucket List on a Chalkboard - from Primitive and Proper

Her whole fall home tour is just beautiful! 

4.  If you've ever wanted to make your own pom poms, you'll want to bookmark this tutorial.  Sassy Mrs. Sugarplum makes it look way too easy!   With fall television getting ready to come back on the scene, I see lots of sofa crafting in my future.  ;)

diy pom pom pillow tutorial from Hi Sugarplum

5.  Last but not least, who else is watching?!?!?!?!?! 

They've done such a great job of bringing these characters to life.  I've been blown away by every episode.  Though I will say, if you haven't read at least the first book you really should before you start watching.  You will love's the kind of story that stays with you. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

fall home tour

Hey friends!  Today I'm participating in the Eclectically Fall Home Tour coordinated by Kelly from Eclectically Vintage.  

If you're dropping by from the last stop at City Farmhouse, welcome! 

I'm thrilled to be participating in this tour of homes as fall is without a doubt my favorite season!  

Our Fifth House - Fall Home Tour - 2014

I love the colors of fall..........the cooler temps that call for sweaters and boots..............the slow cooked meals that make your house smell incredible..............and most of all, the decorating!  My mantra when it comes to seasonal decorating is "keep it simple".  I basically like to dress my home for fall the same way I dress myself.................with cozy, comfortable layers. 

But enough chit chat......come on in y'all! 

Our Fifth House - Fall Home Tour #EclecticallyFall

Anne of Green Gables  - I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers

I'm an Anne fan, and every fall this quote comes to mind.  October is the month I celebrate my birthday and my anniversary, so it's kind of fitting.  :)

easy fall decor - branches and glitter dipped leaves

fall foyer table vignette

I love plaid blankets, little pumpkins and wood burning fireplaces!  And I'm currently obsessed with my new jute storage basket (from the Desert Caravan Collection at World Market) that I'm using to hold firewood. 

Our Fifth House - fall mantel

fall mantel

I also love little white pumpkins, decorating with wine corks and cute, mossy cornucopias
fall vignette
And feathers and trophy cups!

I like bringing in natural elements like branches, dried eucalyptus and clippings from the yard. 

fall living room
wine bar
jute and faux leather round tray 
I keep succulents in the house year round because they're the only plants I can manage to keep alive.  ;) I gave the succulent planter box on my breakfast room table a little fall makeover just by adding in some wood slice orbs.   

succulent and wood slice orb centerpiece

fall succulent centerpiece

Like I said, I like to keep things simple, making a few tweaks here and there to bring in that warm and cozy fall feeling to my home. 

Thank you all so much for popping by today, be sure to catch the next fall home tour over at Ella Claire

Thanks very much to World Market for sponsoring today's tour!  You all know how much I love me some World if I could just get them to open a store here in Lexington, KY my life would be that much sweeter.  Although it would probably be bad for my basket hoarding tendencies.  ;) 

If you'd like to start this Eclectically Fall Home Tour from the beginning click here.  And if you want to follow our Eclectically Fall Pinterest board click here.  

Happy Fall Y'all! 

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