and on the first official day of fall….

I thought I’d share all the fall things around my house. Nothing crazy…. Not much new this year other than a nod to Hocus Pocus 2 coming out here shortly and no real pumpkins inside, only faux! But decorating gave me something to do on those first few days when the kids left for school…. And now here it is! And yes, my reading room is still a playroom…

life lately…

Oh these first few weeks of school have just been flying! We are on our third week already…. And the days are short! Every single night of the week has us at some sort of sport. Dom decided he too wanted to play ball! That’s been the biggest shocker and he has been loving it! So theres that. Baseball and field hockey take our evenings and weekends… during the week I have been working as often as I can and when I can’t I have some mom lunches of course! I decorated for fall inside and out (more on that later)…. Lots of good eats and hanging with old friends…. A tie dye sleepover and of course lots of ice cream! Friends who watch my kids while I work at the truck and friends who take the boys to baseball…. What a life lately but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

matt’s first fortieth birthday celebration

When asked what Matt wanted to do to celebrate his fortieth turn around the sun all he said was that he wanted a regular Friday night with who we have started referring to as “the Philly group.” And being that his birthday isn’t for a few weeks I figured he would never ever guess that last Friday was going to be that Friday. I got empanadas and Spanish rice…. Margaritas and balloons….an ice cream cake! Friends brought all the taco things and buffalo chicken and delicious goodies from an Italian bakery… the kids swam a little… hung out inside a little…. And it was just what the birthday man wanted! So it begins, the first of many! Thank you to our friends for their generosity and all of the things!

harrison is five!

Oh so hard to believe this boy is five! I feel like he has been a part of our lives forever and can’t imagine a time when he wasn’t around! This little sweetie requested a boys day for his birthday so prior to his party all the men in our family went bowling and played arcade games at Decades. This kid just living the boy dream! And well done Poppop on the documenting!!

a basement refresh

So I was decorating for fall and smattering pumpkins all over and I realized I had never shared our new and improved basement that was finished like… before Christmas?My brother and his wife had sort of recently finished theirs and I loved how bright it was and the fun accent walls so I brought it up to Matt, matte dark blue walls be gone! It is amazing what some paint and trim can do! The “art” work, which I use that term loosely, I did myself with a sharpie and some paint… the rest of the wall decor was from Amazon except the macrame piece on the stairs which is by Letty…and all shelf decor was from a local home decor warehouse which takes a lot of my money hence why I stay away…. I love it so much more down here! And do you notice what is missing? No more toys!!! Gasp! Some day I foresee a round table and chairs in that big wide open area… someday!

Previously basement updates here. Always changing things up!