As fun as 31 Days of Home was, it was so nice to take a short break from blogging. This weekend I spent some time doing a little fall clean-up outside. I trimmed a few bushes, cut down dead flowers, and put some pots away. I still can’t get over that it’s November. Around here we could get hit with snow at any time, so I’m trying to get ahead of the game.
Purchase – I also managed to purchase a few things this past weekend for my office (even though the painting is not quite finished.) I found a desk and some shelves and I even picked up a TV! Every office needs a TV, right? I’m excited to be making some progress but I’m still looking for the right curtains and sofa. I’m having a tough time locating the style I want locally and shopping for a sofa online just sounds like a terrible idea. I’ll keep up the hunt!
Party – My friends and I celebrated Halloween this weekend! I ended up dressing as a pirate (very creative) and my friend Krista went as an adorable Snow White. Did you dress up?
Bake – Although my obsession with pumpkin is slowly fading, I did whip up this delicious Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Pie for BHG’s Delish Dish. It’s kind of like a cake in a pie. You can get the recipe here.
Shine – Sam the Cat also got a polish. It’s a amazing how a little elbow grease brought him back to life. When polishing brass, I start by cleaning the item with Bartender’s Friend and then I use a brass polish to give it a really impressive shine.
Decorate – The box I shipped from Portland arrived today. I thought I would share one more treasure I brought home. After stumbling across so many of these acrylic grapes in the local shops, I felt compelled to get a set. And, since I have issues, I ended up buying two sets. (If you watch New Girl, you’ll notice a set on the console table behind the sofa.) Anyway, I really fell in love with this small purple bunch. Isn’t it sweet? I’ll share the other bunch in another post.
Cat – And last but not least, an obligatory picture of Sebastian. This is probably a lot funnier to me than you (unless there are fellow cat owners out there), but I had to laugh when I walked into my living room today and saw Sebastian sitting on the gold pouf. He barely fits on it, and that’s the first time I’ve seen sitting there. The pouf is typically not in the center of the room, but I had moved it earlier in the day to take some pictures. I’m pretty sure he thought it was something completely new that he needed to try out. Silly cat.
What kept you busy this weekend? Are you preparing for an impending snowfall?