Monday, November 11, 2013

A Look Back At October At Sweet Parrish Place

Wow!  I can’t believe it is already the second week of November!  I haven’t even begun to get into the Christmas spirit yet, have you?  I am trying to enjoy November, and Thanksgiving coming up, and looking forward to Thanksgiving Break.  After Thanksgiving, I will get into Christmas mode.  I think I might be the only blogger in America to say that.  Ha! 

How about instead of talking Christmas, we take a look back at what went on around this little blog in October, just to refresh our memories.  Sound good?
I shared the vintage suitcase that LC bought me for my birthday in September. Still haven't gotten that darn thing open though!  I mean, not that I have tried yet or anything.  I am a little slow on the uptake.


I became a contributor to JOYful Home & Life, and submitted my first contribution, my Fall Burlap Wreath.

I made bats to hang over my fireplace for fall, and then I thought they looked a little lonely, so I made an autumn garland and brought in some branches from a tree that I picked up on a nature hike. 


I showed you how I disguised an ugly boob light using a drum shade.  You also got to see how my downstairs hallway/mudroom is looking now.  Not completely finished but it has come a long way. I have since brought our winter scarves, hats and gloves back out and organized them in our bench so we can have easy access to them.


I participated in What I Wore Wednesday here, here, here, and here.  And my favorite was not anything I wore.  It was the vintage 1930’s gown my daughter wore to her senior homecoming.  Just so unique!


I bought a new shoe cabinet from Ikea, and made cute fall framed art to help decorate the top of the cabinet.  There is a reason why only part of that wall is painted, I promise!


Sweet Parrish Place celebrated it’s first anniversary!  I reminisced about some of my best projects over the course of the year.  That was a very happy occasion for me!
one year collage

And last but not least, I put together a round up of 10 DIY Lighting Ideas.


All in all, it was not a bad month for Sweet Parrish Place.  But bring on November!  I get a week off in November, and I am hoping to squeeze in some painting, some family fun, and hosting Thanksgiving dinner for about 10 of us.  After that, bring on the Christmas décor!  Should be a good time!  I hope you will come back and find out how November pans out around here!

Link Parties:

So Much Better With Age
Uncommon Designs
The Dedicated House
A Stroll Through Life
Savvy Southern Style
The View From 510
Home Stories A to Z
DIY By Design
The Dedicated House