Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Fire of the Year!

Yesterday we hung garland at Lavish and had just enough left over for the mantel at Chez Sois.  We then lit a crackling log, turned on the Christmas music, and enjoyed!  Can you guess who liked the warm fire the most?

That's right.  A bed in front of the fire with the lights dimmed is an ideal evening for Mr. Mav.  I think Brent even carried him up to bed.  Now that is one sweet life!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A busy week in review!

First, we decked the halls at Lavish,

Made a delicious (and lean) crock pot meal,

went to the FSU basketball game,

snuggled with Little before we went out of town,

Arrived in Miami!

to cheer on Garrison,

who had his best game of the year...

we strolled downtown Miami (yes, that is Steven Spielberg's $200,000,000 toy behind me, and yes, my celebrity radar was driving Brent crazy)

And we strolled South Beach,

Before dinner at El Gabiano's (Horace was in heaven)

And somehow, here I am back where I started, at Lavish!

Friday, November 4, 2011

this is amazing!

After living in Thomasville for two and a half years, we finally have a dining room table and chairs.  Let me tell you, folks, you can entertain in Thomasville without a dining room table for only so long.  This is a little foodie town!  No more dragging our bistro tables outside for dinner with mosquitoes in the backyard or Japanese-style dinners at the coffee table!  Now that we have a kitchen and dining room, I guess my only excuse for slacking on dinner will be Lavish.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Breakfast Nook

Breakfast nooks (as I like to call them) are no doubt one of my favorite spots in a house.  They are 

cozy, intimate, and typically the location where you start and finish your day.  Preferably, in my 

opinion, they are located in the kitchen, where inevitably most of the action takes place.  And ideally

you would also have a log burning on the fire right next to it, an upholstered settee with a blanket, fresh 

flowers on the table, and so on!



I am getting a little ahead of myself by posting these pictures (below) of our breakfast nook because we haven't finished moving everything where it belongs, completely decided on the chairs, and I only used my camera phone, but you get the gist of what we are working on!

The table (from CH Whitney) is a French wine tasting table and the chairs we like, but are still deciding on.  One of the best parts... the working fireplace for chilly mornings. Can't wait!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween on the porch

We just might have to do Halloween on the porch every year because we actually had a decent amount of trick-or-treaters.  Curtis enjoyed being on patrol, Brent was in charge of the eerie music, I took advantage of the bowl of candy in my lap, and Maverick was excited to get to wear his Bumblebee costume again.
So excited that he wore it to bed and chose to wear it to work today!