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Finally ready for October!

love decorating for any holiday! Last year I was pretty busy with wedding planning (and realistically, no room to bring one more box out of storage) so I didn’t do a whole lot of decorating.

Well – wedding is over, time is all I have (haha) and I got in the decorating spirit!! (which translates to: I have a lot of work to do and this is an awesome way to procrastinate). 

So – here’s some pictures of how we are celebrating this October – fall and Halloween!

Fall wreath! Love it!
Fall wreath! Love it!
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Just a little fun 🙂

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Porch close up!

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front window

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kitchen table
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kitchen table 2

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This picture really isn’t the best – but there’s a surprise Stella!

Anyone else think it’s weird I was able to up-cycle a ton of my wedding decorations as Halloween decorations?? 

 

Finished off the night with some warm soup, beer bread, and a Woodchuck Pumpkin cider. Delicious!

2013-10-07 19.38.02-1Soup:

Started with a soup mix, then added more!

  • Bear Creek Cheddar Potato Soup
  • 3 potatoes, diced small
  • 1 can white kidney beans
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 package bacon bits
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Sat in the crockpot for about 7 hours! So easy to manipulate and make yours!

Bread:

Started from this recipe, very easy!

  • 3 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder (make sure it’s fresh!)
  • 1 teaspoon salt – (as I wrote this up, I realized I forgot this – makes a lot of sense…)
  • Garlic powder
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning (no, I didn’t measure any of these)

Bake in oven at 375 for 45 minutes, let cool for 10!

 

Wedding Recap: The Little Things

I like the little details…the DIY projects that made me stressed, cry, and drink wine.  And then made me drink more wine.

Throughout this entire process, I wish I could count the number of times I heard from people that it’s not about the little things.  That the day will still go on, even if all the little things don’t fall into place.

Well, I am enough of a perfectionist (and a full-time student with lots of time on my hands) that I made sure that all the little details worked out.  I am so glad that I worked so hard to make that happen.  On the day of the wedding, I realized that the little things really didn’t matter to me…they made a difference for our guests.

Here’s a look into all the little things – the things we could have done without, but that made the day that.much.better.

Stay tuned for the next Wedding Recap: The Wedding Party

**All photos were taken by our amazing photographers – Adrian Hotshots Photography and from our family and friends.  Please do not use without my permission.

Wedding Recap: The Reception

As I said in the previous blog post, our reception was held at the beautiful Loft310.

I found the Loft310 from a tiny little article in a wedding magazine and I was really intrigued.  We checked it out, paid a good chunk of money, and BAM! our wedding reception was planned!

We were very lucky to have so many family and friends help us out with the set up the night before the wedding.  With the help of some lovely people, I put together all the table centerpieces and decorations together myself. It was absolutely worth it, but I am absolutely glad it’s over with.  Be sure to check out more about the decorations in a later post!

So, let’s quit the talking, and get to the reception space, the Loft310. 

Beautiful, right? Still takes my breath away. 

Stay tuned for the next Wedding Recap: The Little Things

**All photos were taken by our amazing photographers – Adrian Hotshots Photography and from our family and friends.  Please do not use without my permission.