Thursday, October 28, 2010
A Cheap Date
I know you thought I disappeared, but really, i'm just trying to knock out projects one at a time - and honestly, I've had more fun reading your blogs than crafting my own lately!
However... :0).........the man returns tonight after being gone all friggin weak AND my little children just left on a plane with their dad for the Westpoint game this weekend - which, sidenote, a tad jealous that the boys are running around NYC without me!! Oh well. Where was I? Oh! We are child free this weekend and V is coming home - so i thought i would set a pretty table and get the playlist ready and have a little romance waiting on him when he returns!
So...i am linking over to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursdays! I don't think I can remember ever participating in this blog party - not even on the old blog - but i thought it would be fun today. This is in our sunroom. Usually, where homework, PS2, and lately, talk about girls (i can't stand it) occurs when the boys are home. This is their haven...but not tonight!
I see below that I really need to do something about that security sticker. It's not necessary, and to be honest, kind of bugly. Not familiar with that term? Butt Ugly. See, you learned something today. I'm here to help. I also see below that there are screw holes that need caps in the french window frames. GAH.....another project. WHEN DOES IT END GIRLS, WHEN??
All in all, I'm kind of pleased with my little impromptu soiree set up here. If you're interested in the details - here they are: The 3 votive glass candlesticks were in a set from Walmart for $6.97, as were the pumpkin spice votive candles for $0.99 each - and trust me when i say this - Walmart has the STRONGEST (better than yankee IMO) smelling fall candles around. I can't speak to the other scents - i haven't tried them - but the fall ones are all over my house - and they're $5 for the large jar.
The orange plates - also Walmart from like 4 years ago. The placemats and napkins were $2.00 a piece from there also - this week - and very cute! Leaves....Michaels on clearance like 12 years ago. Not kidding - those stupid leaves have moved with me 4 times. Iced Tea goblets...hold on to your seat...Target. Yes, i left Walmart for Target. But...these were also like 10 years ago. Gosh, i'm beginning to think i have a very cheap, dated table! Well at least the bowls didn't come from the bargain bin - those came from Pottery Barn a couple years ago. on clearance. ahem.
So, we're having Lemon-Olive chicken, which when i type this, doesn't sound so good, but it is. If you like lemons and olives. It's kind of Mediterranean. And i'm going to work on the playlist - I'm thinking some Corrine Bailey Rae, maybe some John Mayer or Jack Johnson...any suggestions? I love a good playlist for different events.
That's it sweets - I promise to get off my duff and post this weekend.
Oh - and for those of you doing the Fly Lady thing - it's entries and Dining Rooms this week - get on it girlies!