Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday with Family

It is so nice to get out of our little town and venture elsewhere in the state sometimes. This past Sunday we packed in my sister's mini van and drove to Dahlonega in the North Georgia Mountains. There is something so magical and mysterious about Dahlonega. Probably due to the fact that he was part of the first major U.S. Gold Rush back in 1833. The town displays wonderful black and white photos that you can't help but disect with your eye to see every little detail of what once was. But surprisingly the town has kept its original buildings and style.  It has the most charming city square. And with older city squares come wonderful antique stores. You know I wouldn't be me if I didn't seek out vintage treasures. But, before we shopped we ate at the Smith House. It is the most amazing country cooking and for a set price you eat as much of it as you possibly can. Family style. You sit with other people and you just keep passing the food. I was stuffed to say the least.
After lunch I pulled out my camera and was finally able to play around with my TTV contraption that so many of my fellow bloggers have posted about. Hula Seventy has the best explanation of how the contraption works as well as the best instructions for making one of your own. It was so much fun but you do get some side ways glances from passers by trying to figure out what you are doing. But no matter, because the pictures come out so romantically beautiful.
It was the best day with my family and a wonderful outing to enjoy the splendor of fall.

Yummy strawberry shortcake from the Smith House

 Dahlonega City Hall
 I peered into the window of this charming barber shop and was so happy when I discovered my photo captured all the wonderful barber chairs. Love!

 TTV photos of the city square

 This is my favorite photo of my two loves :)

I fell head over heels for all this vintage clothing racks of it :) shoes and purses too :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Birthday in October

I didn't get the chance to blog about my birthday last month due to my frantic and busy festival season. My family and friends always make it the best day possible. And yes, my mom still buys me balloons that have a cute kitty or a butterfly pictured on it, even though I am now 34. But the day wouldn't be the same without them. I know I will do the same for Wren. He was the biggest and best change this birthday. Being a mom and being able to celebrate with him just made it that much sweeter.
Speaking about sweets. My friend Tiffin hosted girls game night/ birthday party for me. She made an amazing lemon cake from scratch and iced it so beautifully with pink icing and adorned it with a flag that had my name in glitter. This girl loves me some glitter. It was delicious plus it was like having my own little slice of heaven. The reason I say this is because a couple of weeks back on ruffled blog they had this insanely gorgeous and magical post of all these desserts on vintage cake plates in this Lewis Carrol like day dream. It was amazing and I wanted to recreate in my back yard so badly. Thanks to my hubby, family, and all the girls from game night for making my birthday so wonderous :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

Our first Halloween with Wren was wonderful!! He went as Tigger due to the fact that this crafty momma just ran out of time making his costume. There is always next year though :) But I did go a tad nuts with decorations this year. I think I am turning into my mom. She beyond decorates her house for every major holiday and now that we have Wren, the gene has been activated in me to do the same :) I hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween!!!