Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dishing It

Amanda at Serenity Now is hosting a blog party with the intention of getting to know other bloggers.  She describes it as “having a girlfriend over for coffee and dishing over anything and everything.”  I especially love this idea since I’m new to blogging.  The topics Amanda chose are below:

Best Activity You Participated in this Summer

We moved!  Yay!  Our family moved out of a 1900 square foot 3-story townhouse to a beautiful new home that we built from the ground up.   Take a peek inside our new home here.

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Summer Family Trips

No trips for us this summer, see above:)  We did take our first day road-trip to Bastrop, Texas (about 2 1/2 hours away) for my little brother’s wedding.

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James dressed up for the occasion

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Best New Recipe You Tried

We’ve enjoyed some bbq on our new grill!  Love it when hubby cooks:)

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Most Exciting Thing You've Done this Summer

For me, becoming a stay-at-home-mom takes the cake.  My son is just 5 months old and I don’t want to miss a thing!  My days now consist of lots of time on the floor with this little guy.  He’s currently on the roll:)

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Coolest Crafty/Home Decor Thing you Made/Tried

I’m pretty excited about my rainbow” bookcase.  I’m probably going to rework it a bit soon.  I think the “yellows” that are up by the “purples” need to come down to the “orange/yellows” and the “blues” need to move up:)

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Best Book or Magazine Issue

Oh how I love to read! I recently subscribed to House Beautiful, and I really enjoy their content (informative) and photos (gorg).   I also read the “Baby Whisperer” books.  They have helped me so much.

colorful dining room







*via House Beautiful

Coolest New (to you) Blog You've Found

Oooh, this one’s hard!  Can’t pick just one, so here are my “new” top 10 11!:

Adventures in Mommyhood

Decor Chick

Design Darling

Just a Girl

Live Creating Yourself

Modern Jane

Not Just Paper and Glue

New Nostalgia

Stilettos and Diaper Bags

Super Stinky Boys

Three Dogs at Home

Favorite Bargain

These little birdies at Hobby Lobby.  So cute!  And this lacquer box on sale at West Elm.

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 Best Post of the Summer

I’d have to say the post I did about white kitchens is up there.  I love, love, love the images and they were the inspiration for my current kitchen.

Still on Summer To-Do List

So many!  But #1 is to try a “wallpaper” stencil like this:

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*via Centsational Girl


  1. Umm how did I miss your rainbow book post?? I've never even heard of them but I love that idea! Yours looks great. I love this post you did too for Amanda's party!

    Aww and thanks for mentioning my site too. :) xxoo

  2. I love the "wallpaper" stencil! I'm a new reader/follower here & a fellow your blog! xo

  3. You're in luck. ;) I was checking my email and yours popped up. Just added your link for you. :) Will be by to visit and comment again later. (Tried to reply to your email, but mine is not currently working)

  4. Well, you just moved into my dream kitchen!!! It's gorgeous! Love the lights over your island!!

    What a sweet little boy you have. He's just precious!

    I'm dying to do the wallpaper stenciling too. Gorgeous!

  5. I am visiting from Amanda's party. I looked at your new house and found a big ol pout on my face. How did you get MY kitchen, you lucky girl! Truly it's beautiful. Congrats!

    I also found the Baby Whisperer books to be most helpful. They seemed so balanced. Your little dude is super cute, and you must be having a blast with him.

  6. I'm visiting from Amanda's party. Congratulations on your new home and becoming a stay at home mom. I'm sure your days are quite full with your little boy. I'm off to look around your blog. I've got to see the inside of your home!

  7. Your little man is so cute! Isn't being a mom a great job? :) You've got quite a list of blog favorites going on---some of them I know I need to check out! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up with me! Hope you are having fun visiting around. :)

  8. awww thank you! :)

    And your house is so gorgeous, I love it!

  9. Love, love, LOVE your home! Especially your kitchen and closet! Where in Houston do you live? I live on the West side, near Katy. I found my moms group on Great way to find other mamas! It's been so helpful since we are not from the area and don't have family around. How funny that you lived in Ohio, too! I'm following you now. Nice to meet ya! :)

  10. Hi Megan! Wow--we do have a lot in common!!! How funny that you moved out of your townhouse into a house too. Your home is GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to look around and see some pics of the interior! Congrats on your baby boy! Isn't being a SAHM the best?!?!? Liam is 14 months now... and I swear, it just gets more and more fun. :) Glad we found each other!

  11. Ooooh I love your rainbow bookcase!
    You have a very handsome family! It is very nice to meet you!

  12. Your new house looks beautiful!! And the rainbow bookcase?? like art!

    Great pictures of your summer & your little one is too cute!!

  13. Hi there! I'm visiting from Amanda's party.

    I just love your house--congratulations on getting moved in! And especially congratulations on getting to be at home with James. I can still remember those exciting days after my first son was born. He's 19 years old, but it seems like it was such a short time ago! I salute you for staying at home with your darling James. The years go by so quickly! I'm really grateful that I've gotten to be a SAHM.

    So nice to meet you!

  14. What a cute little guy!!! I love his little your post about dinner making too, I so feel for you! Going to the grocery store with kiddos is a lot tougher than it looks! :) And cooking with a little one...I learned to do a lot one-handed! :)

  15. Boy, is that one handsome little guy. I love all that hair. It reminds me on my son at that age.

    Do you think you could come decorate my house for me?

  16. Your little guy is so cute! I'm also an attorney turned SAHM. At the time it was the easiest decision in the world. I'm not sure when or if I'll go back to practice, but for now I'm loving this new profession (though the student loans from law school are not so fun when I'm not working).

    LOVE your rainbow bookcases! Wishing I hadn't just gotten rid of those 8 boxes of books!

    I've got the wallpaper stencil project on my to do list also, for our master bedroom makeover....but first I've got to convince my husband. :)


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