October 31, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Happy Halloween!

I'm really glad it lands on a Saturday today. Not that Dave and I are doing anything over the top, but still, it's nice. Well, Saturdays are nice anyway you slice it! I took Friday off of work, spent the morning doing some baking, met Dave and family at Moreno's (my favorite Mexican food place in Orange), stopped by and dropped off goodie bags to some of the girls in my ward, got a manicure, spent a few hours at Leslies, and then got some dinner at 'Bad to the Bone' in San Juan with the Brady's. Phew. Long day, but totally fun!

Today we slept in. AHHH. So nice. And Dave's friend Aaron is moving back to Cali as I type. So around 2 we're going over so Dave can move some heavy stuff and say WELCOME! Tonight is a family party at Leslie and Davids. I'm excited to see all the cute trick or treaters, spend time with family, and especially see our favorite niece, who will debut her trick or treating as a bee. SO CUTE!

So whatever you do, enjoy!

October 26, 2009

Ashley Turner, this one's for you!

*Please read the email correspondence below for the highlight of my day, and a not-so-gentle reminder that I do indeed, still have a blog, and it needed a new post!*

Dear Sarah....
Your blog is feeling neglected as it has not been updated since the beginning of the month. In turn, your friend Ashley has also been feeling neglected because she regularly checks your blog and is no longer satisfied with the cool Halloween door mat you found at Target and would like to know what else you have been up to. If you could remedy the situation at hand, we will all be delighted!

Thanks for your time,


Dear Ms. Turner,

Your request has been received. In light of my busy schedule and lack of photographic evidence, I have not posted in a while. I was unaware of such a demand for my lifes happenings, but given your sincere email, I will do my part to remedy this situation. Please be advised that my schedule is full the next three nights, but i hope to carve out time this evening to fulfill your request for something other than my skull doormat to be the top post on my blog! I do hope this response is satisfactory, and look forward to your kind comments on my upcoming post!


Now on to the simple, yet hopefully satisfactory, post!

We just got back from "FHE" at the Schillings. We had a great time, met a few new couples, and enjoyed seeing their new/remodeled home! (Looks great you two!) I'll post picks from last weekend and our sushi night after Chelsea posts and I steal them from her page!
Can October seriously be coming to an end?! We have added a few new things besides our "cool Halloween doormat we found at Target".

The spiderwebs are up...
The lights are strung....
and the candy's ready to be handed out!

In non-holiday updates, Dave got in the mood to "re-do" his workbench area in the garage. I thought I had a 'before', but apparently I don't. So here's the 'almost done'.

More black paint is needed for the upper cabinets. And of course there still aren't any craftsman red tool chests...But it's most definitely a fabulous improvement!! I love when Dave gets in the moods to just take on a new project, and finish it. (eh-hem, upstairs bathroom needs some final TLC...)

Well, that's all for tonight. You're welcome Ash :)


October 3, 2009

finally fall

ahhh, today has been amazing! besides getting my hair done (always a favorite of mine) the weather has been perfect! last night, on a sarah initiated target trip, dave got into the spirit of halloween. it started with the doormat...and soon i found that dave was totally on board with getting some purple and orange lights to string in the trees, bushes, and outline our front window. i got busy stretching out some spiderwebs this evening, and later we'll finish the light projects. i hope our neighborhood gets into the spirit of things (like les & davids new neighborhood!) i'll post those later tonight or tomorrow.
also, i've been waiting to show you all my new wreath! i found the seller, Two Inspire You, from Etsy via Our Suburban Cottage in an ode to sprucing up front doors. I AM SO PLEASED! i love the one i picked, and may end up grabbing another in red/green christmas colors for some real holiday cheer! ahhh...so in love!

and the inside of the Anderson home is also feeling a bit more fall-ish...

i brought out some decor, and of course, the scents of fall! i found a pumkin pie candle from illuminations, which i believe is no longer in business?! i loved that store SO much. it was a favorite of mine. i loved their smells. so i was stoked to find it at home goods for like 1/3 of the price! love that place!