Sunday, October 21, 2012

All Things Moose

date: 10.13.12
location: my house
feelings: boss

A few days ago, my mom and dad sure did surprise me…I hate surprises.
Especially if they involve other four-legged friends.  Yep, a birthday party.  After all, I am 5 now.  Everyone I know was there: Miller, Daisy, Louis, Vera, Franklin, Einstein, Sam, Ozzy, and their humans.
Lots of fun, loads of poop and tons of laughs.
All and all I think I slept for 3 days straight once the crowd left. Thanks y'll for coming. Thanks mom and dad.  You sure know how to give a guy diarrhea. xoxo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

you are on my mind...


 The Velveteen Rabbit ” by Margery Williams

“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

So...yes mister rabbit. I'll keep you safe and love you.  xoxo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

what do you fall for?

Love this weather, but it doesn't love me...

Not sure if it's allergies or what, but I'm not letting that stop all of the fun.  It's my favorite time of the year. This is what I FALL for...


 Delish and such a {seasonal} way to celebrate fall.  
Have you tried any of the pumpkin beers?


a fun new bed.

 okay, so maybe this is for me;) But at $352, most likely not getting it, but I do love the stitching.

snug as a bug...a must for the winter



Ah, I can hear the acorns falling now. Literally. Fall is here.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

All Things Moose

date: a few days ago
location: in the Snaab
feelings: too cool for school

Friday, July 13, 2012

HHI..round 2.

Our annual trip to Hilton Head for the 4th of July and a birthday celebration for Tim!  Loads of fun all in a week.  I think I can handle it!

We always stay at the relaxing, inclusive and right on the beach.

I love this photo!  We had just arrived the weather was gorgeous, so we headed straight to the water...

Most days were spent lounging by the pool until noon, going back to the room for lunch; then heading to the beach for the afternoon. In the evening we would venture out for a nice dinner on the water, hit the outlet malls, Harbour Town, Sea Cove Shops or visit local spots possibly to catch some live music.  We loved Scott's Fish Market...yummy food and great tune-age.  All with a view!

 At {Sea Cove} for the 4th!

For the 4th..we were just across street from our resort...what a great view!  I only have a million of these shots, so I won't bore you with the same landscape, different firework images..ha!  I think I enjoyed the show through my phone..literally. Nonetheless, it was so pretty there.

What a great way to spend a day...I'm kind of wondering why we don't do anytime we want, instead we live here in Lex, with not a single body of water.

 It's not a trip without one of us getting stung by a jellyfish. Stung is used lightly:/

 Happy, Happy Birthday Babe!
Well, I guess one way to spend your actual birthday is driving 10hrs home:)
But, after a great week, I think I was worth it! We stop for a birthday lunch and celebrated when we got home!

{ah..yes, bourbon for the birthday boy, some outdoor speakers and a few odds and ends}

Let's not forget the cake!  Nothing like a good sampler platter: Key-lime, Chocolate, Peanut Butter Pie and Tiramisu.

Loved {every} minute of this week!  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

sweet addictions = empty pockets

When summer rolls around, the {to-do's} seem to pile up around the house from simple projects like painting a room to tearing down old decks and rebuilding new ones.  The list {s} continues around our little humble abode...yet our pant pocket seem to become lighter:/

From our many fun inspirations and endless hours of driving around in neighborhoods we can't afford; we rack our brains on how we can make our little nest cozy, unique and somewhat of a retreat for us.

Here are our latest ventures.

Inspiration 1: Deck Railing

This railing idea is something we really like and would love to add to our new deck.  It would really clean up the entire area while adding an industrial feel to the backyard area.

Our {finished} product!

Inspiration 2: Carport/Garage: Want {so bad..estimate too high, so not getting it}

Seriously, isn't this adorable?  I could use this for so many things!

Inspiration 3: Outdoor Movie Theatre 

This we can handle...thinkin' we need to incorporate it into the flow of the yard once the landscape and patio gets put in rather than it randomly being in the middle of the yard.  But we are enjoying it anyway!

Inspiration 4: Landscape/Patio

If you recall several posts ago, I mentioned an overall plan:

Well, this is where we are...phase one; {deck is in} and landscaping and patio is our stage {two} of phase one.

Some plants we are going with that have been suggested from the expert{s} {Justin}!

Oakleaf Hydrangea  
     Sweetbay Magnolia                                               MilkyWay Chinese Dogwood

So, as you can see the plant list is quite lengthy.  Oh, how I can't wait until all of this is complete and my backyard is filled with all of these fabulous types of vegetation. 

So, we will see where this plan really takes us;) At least inspiration has gotten us this far!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

All Things Moose

date: last week
location: couch
feelings: worn to a frazzle

Shew... is it hot outside or what?  
After watering the flowers, a long brisk walk and watching the folks work on our deck; I was ready to nuzzle anywhere. Preferably here, in this cozy space. I can sit on my momma's lap plus have the luxury of not one, but two pillows upon both sides of my face. 
Ah, yes sweet summertime.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

welcome home...

After 10+ years of drive time and 200+thousand miles, I {finally} broke down and bought a new car.  

I had been eyeing the Saab 9-3 for quite sometime now.

With months of research online, calculation after calculation and long walks at the dealership; Thursday night {6.14} Tim and I brought this little beauty and my {new} obsession home.

I am smitten by it; plus I think Moose likes it too!  
{see his little head near the mirror}

White on white and more it!

Welcome home Saab 9-3Turbo.
xoxo your new family
-The Jones