10.31.2016

Happy Halloween!

"There is no more important safety rule than to wear.. THESE safety glasses!"

Happy Halloween from the wood shop! Norm might be our favorite costume yet! :)

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And Baker got a very special surprise from our buddies at This Old House! Thanks, Norm! You guys are the best!

Your Littlest Biggest Fan!

DAY = MADE :)

10.29.2016

Fall on the Farm - 2016

It's nearly 90 degrees here in Sweet Home Alabama and we haven't had rain in months! We're experiencing pretty severe drought conditions and there are burn bans statewide. Brett has been on more brush fire calls than I can count! Unfortunately, no bonfires or sweater weather for us just yet this season, but the leaves are still changing and the farmhouse is adorned for Autumn! We patiently await the transition to crisp, cool air and warm mugs full of goodness. Until then, we'll crank up the AC and pretend we're not sweating to death. :) 

Every season I like to document and share our holiday farmhouse. It's fun to look back and see the decor from years passed and also see how the farmhouse has changed as we continue to restore it. It's sort of our way of virtually opening our doors to you and welcoming you into our home! This year I chose to go with a  pretty traditional scheme incorporating whites, neutrals and some pops of greenery because our temps have remained so mild. I still had lots of summer plants going strong and it would be wasteful not to keep them out!

Fall Exterior









Interior Touches

I typically keep our interior decor pretty simple because clutter stresses me out! We have an informal living room that welcomes guests as they enter the farmhouse through the front door. It's the perfect room to deck out each season! This year has been SO fun because Baker is totally into all the decor and asks me all the time if we can put more "magic" into each room. It makes my heart just beam!








Baker added these little mini punkins to my sugar mold all on his own! I couldn't bring myself to move them!
Baker's first vignette! LOL!
Baker also helped me decorate a few pumpkins! We used Mod Podge to make this cute kitchen pumpkin with a copy of one of my Gramma's old recipe cards..



My sweet friend Loren Miller (IG @loren_miller) sent me this adorable garland from Target! I set it up just in time for my family to visit! Makes the dining room feel perfectly festive!
Nursery Magic

Baker's room got BOOed this year, too! He kept asking me over and over again when we were going to put "magic" in his room. So we got creative and used some gauze, twine and construction paper to make this fun mummy garland and his bat family.

Consequently, he also named every single bat Boo... 
So, meet Boo, BooTwo, BooBoo, BooThang, HoneyBooBoo, BabyBoo, and BootyBoo. #boys





And despite the hot weather, we've still had our share of warm drinks and yummy treats! You can find the recipe for these fun Candy Corn Rice Krispie Pops HERE! 


We also got the opportunity to head to Nashville for our third shopping trip with my sweet insta-friends! Brett's parents came along this time and we had a fabulous time shopping the Nashville Flea Market, exploring Franklin and just having a blast laughing, eating and having fellowship with our dear friends. Hop over to my friend Stephanie's blog to read more about our trip! I so badly want her to write a book! She has such a way with words and I loved her post about social media friendships and the evolution of our relationships. It's a good one..


My Flea Market Haul! All for about $100!

And last but certainly not least..
I can't give a family update without mentioning my honey's big news!

Brett was recently named Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Columbiana and we are so, so proud of him! He is so passionate about his career and sets such a wonderful example for our little boy. His work ethic and dedication are unmatched and the awesome crew at Columbiana are like family. I know he will do a great job! Congratulations, Brett!


We had so much fun at the 2016 Fire Prevention Parade! Every firetruck loving kid's dream!  We are so proud of you, Chief Ashworth!

Ashworth Family Reunion - Palisades Park - October 2016


Best Wishes for a Bountiful Season,
-Lauren

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9.03.2016

Baker is 3!

I can't believe we have a threenager!!! 

We celebrated Baker Man's big 3rd birthday at the farm today and boy did we have fun! (Although he's been adamant for the past year that he's actually already four. Seriously, he tells everyone. LOL) No fancy theme this year. We just invited all our buddies over for some farm fun outside. The weather was perfect and we bounced our hearts out and ate pizza and cupcakes until we were ready to pop. It was perfect!




It's also our 2nd Farmiversary! We moved to the farmhouse exactly two years ago today. It's fun to look back over the last 24 months and see how much it's changed as we celebrate family milestones! What a blessing this home has been and we are so grateful to be able to share it with family and friends. The memories we're making here are what makes this house our home!

Brett and I scrambled all week working on the kitchen renovation. (More on that soon!) And it seemed like everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Lightning hit one of our big oak trees and subsequently took out our HVAC, TV's and dog fence. Then the vacuum broke. (Because, of course it did.) And Baker got sick. And then the rest of lightning tree decided to fall right after we finished yard work before the party. All we could do to was laugh it off. Murphy's Law, right?! We joked that if we ever decide to have a party or go on vacation - everything will break or we'll get sick. Never fails! Haha! But somehow we got our act together and everything fell into place. Seeing the huge smile on Baker's face when he saw his "big big party" made it allll worth it!

RIP Tree :(

Here are some snapshots from this special day! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all our friends who filled the day with love and laughs! We love you all so much!

























































-Lauren
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