Thursday, August 30, 2007

Labor Day Road Trip!

We're heading to Arkansas tomorrow with three other couples for the holiday weekend. Gaston's Resort rests on the shores of Arkansas' White River. It's voted America's #1 Trout Fishing Resort and home to trophy sized brown and rainbow trout. We've rented a cabin along the banks of the river. I'm definitely not a fisherman, nor did I plan this trip but I'm looking forward to the wonderful views of the Ozarks. It should be loads of fun for the guys! It's a pet friendly resort so we're planning on taking Bailey Girl on the trip with us. She has no clue this river-side, outdoor adventure lies ahead. I'm sure I'll have plenty of stories and pictures to share...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Address to Impress Update

We've added a few designs, including the poppies above! I promise to try to do a better job of keeping the Address to Impress blog up to date. Check back often for new holiday designs. Christmas is just around the corner and we'd love to customize your photo cards for you!

Bailey's ZZZZZ's

I just love watching Bailey sleep. The other day, Saturday morning to be exact, I had planned to watch TV and rest on the sofa with my pillow and a throw. Unfortunately I got busy around the house and someone else took my spot. I couldn't help but let her stay.

Bailey's getting so big these days. Not only is she showing more and more interest in eating her food but she's also graduated to sleeping on the floor in our room at night. Yep, she loves to sleep next to our bed so we've kind of stopped using her crate. I've previously used a blanket on the floor but my mother-in-law suggested I put her dog bed next to our bed to see if she would sleep on it. If so, we might want to buy her a second one for Christmas so we don't have to move the one in the living room back and forth. Well, she definitely must have overheard our conversation because she's been snoozing on her bed the past two nights. She looks so comfy! It looks like we might be asking Santa to visit LLBean for Christmas...

As the Momma and decorator of the house, I've suggested Bailey ask for the khaki color so it coordinates with our bedroom decor. And as the one who is responsible for all of the laundry, I love the machine-washable denim cover that is as tough and comfortable as your favorite pair of worn jeans.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Home Chic Home

Okay, so I know it's been almost a month since my last post. I can't believe my "biggest fan" hasn't complained. He or she must be terribly busy him/herself these days. So, I've actually been out of town for the past three weeks and that's why there's been no action on the blog lately.

To recap what we've had complete but have yet to post... Russell was great to finish his "honey-do" list before I left town three weeks ago:

1. Paint the office Santorini Blue

2. Assist in grouting tiles for patio table

3. Hang glass rods and Cornflower Blue drapes in dining room

4. Build a rock wall around the mailbox

I think all of it turned out as well or better than I expected! And yes, I just noticed that everything we did is some shade of blue. Oh well, nothing else in our house was blue except for Bailey's denim dog bed. Does that count???

I stayed in Starkville for the first two weeks of August for Mississippi State's sorority recruitment. I'm the Recruitment Advisor for Delta Gamma so I assisted in the process by living at the DG house from Aug.4-18. Russell doesn't care for me being away and "playing" for that long but it's only once a year and I really enjoy the time with the other advisors. Oh, what a reality check living in the house again! Little did I know how easy I had it back in college. The girls in the chapter are so fun and I kind of miss them. I'm sure I'll see them soon enough at the football games. They did a great job making quota and pledged 63 beautiful new members, 7 of which were in-house legacy sisters.

Most recently, my new boss came to travel with me this week to review my (dying) territory and to visit the Tupelo Furniture Market. It's really sad how slow the industry has been lately. I encourage all of you to go out and buy some furniture! We need to keep this struggling industry alive. Otherwise, I may be looking for another sales job! My favorite part of the market is the opportunity for personal shopping. I visited my friend Haydar again for some more oriental rugs. Russell and I love him. He's the one who sold us our first big rug purchase last January. This time I bought a new runner to go in between the office and guest room and a smaller size to float under the kitchen island. I'm really excited about them and can't wait for February Market when I plan to purchase a larger one for our naked foyer.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Come on down...

You're the next contestant on The Price is Right!

It's been about a month ago since this little date night took place. I've been meaning to post the pictures. Russell took me to Tunica to play The Price is Right LIVE at the Grand Casino. Neither one of us got called up to play but it was a lot of fun anyway! They're no longer in Tunica but are currently at Bally's if you're ever in Las Vegas.