Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Call It A Come Back

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

I'm back! Yes, I have been missing from blog land for a little under a year. Let me bring you up to date with a few changes that have taken place since last.

In May we purchased a new home. I'm so excited!! Not just because we have more room, but because Ill have more projects to work on to make it ours. Its a clean slate. Freshly painted, newly carpeted and new kitchen cabinets. Its all screaming to be loved!

We welcomed our newest addition on August 14th. Isn't he just the most adorable ever!?! As with my first two I decided I didn't want to know the sex of the baby. I was sure that he was going to be a girl - only because I already had two of them. During the ultrasound hubby told the tech that he wanted to know, but I didn't. Once she was done scanning and printing everything up she handed us the envelope. In that envelope was the sex. She did it without me knowing. Sneaky huh!
Once we got home that envelope sat on the counter. Hubby decided to open it to find out the sex. I however resisted. Yes, I stuck to my guns even though that same envelope stared at me daily.
Oh and hubby? He didn't tell one soul. Yes you heard that correctly. He didn't tell anyone. Think you would have the same will power?
It was decided that this little guy would be named in honor of both of our fathers who have both passed. He has my maiden name of Elliott and has my late FIL middle name (which he had gone by).

Love that little tie? I have others available for sale. Email me at I have few other styles to choose from.

So this is what made me decide to rekindle my blog. This is our mantle decked out for Halloween. Don't mind that the wreath isn't hanging straight. We were crazy busy and I never found the time to use those 3M hooks to help keep it hung on the mirror. Here is my original post talking about the Boo and Eek blocks that you see stacked.
The candle tapers and candle sticks are from the dollar store. Spiders were buy one get one free. In the center is a grouping of candles that we purchased from one of our trips to IKEA.

Now that Halloween is here and gone I'm going to be planning my next mantle. It goes without saying that I'm excited!

Stay tuned and Ill share some pictures of our front yard. Someone told my husband we are the Halloween of Griswalds.

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