Excited to announce...

Joey and I decided to rent out a Peddler's Mall booth
and it opens
TOMORROW!

Does anyone else have a Peddler's Mall in their town? I know a lot of the surrounding towns here do but I'm not sure if its all over. Peddler's Mall is basically just a flea market and you can rent a booth and sell whatever you want. Joey and I went recently and rented one out.
Its just a month to month thing so we aren't tied to it. We just went through our garage and had 165 items to sell and if they sell for what we priced them for we would make over $500!
We plan on selling mainly things for the home. We like to find things and fix them up. Also I think if we can just display something in a different way people will see different uses for
everyday things. We have been working on making price tags and are going to go there tomorrow when we get off work to put everything together.

We bought this stamp pad when we were in Brown County.

Working on making our price tags.

Finished product. Cute, right?

If anyone lives in Lexington come out to the Peddlers Mall Booth #391!
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Gender Neutral Gift Idea


For our office Christmas party we have to bring a gender neutral gift for "Dirty Santa."
I thought I'd share what I am bringing!
A head massager! Have you all ever used one of these? They feel amazing and are a fun non-expensive gift for anyone. $9.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond!

What are you all bringing to your holiday parties?


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Everybody's Free


To wear sunscreen.

Ok, I'm letting out my cheesy side here, but I love a good quote!
I'm sure you all remember this, but I just came across it again and wanted to share:


Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists,
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
than my own meandering experience.
I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall
in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you,
and how fabulous you really looked.
You're not as fat as you
imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind;
the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with
people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes
you're behind the race is long, and in the end, it's only with
yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults;
if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life
the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives,
some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe
You won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky
Chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. What ever you do, don't
Congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either. Your
choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can.
Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it,
it's the greatest instrument you'll ever
own...

Dance even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
In Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths.
Prices will rise, politicians will philander,
you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
Maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than
It's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.


(above picture is linked to artist)
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Thanksgiving Trip

My mom's side of the family decided to take a trip this year for Thanksgiving so we could all spend some quality time together. We went to Nashville, IN...or also referred to as Brown County, IN. It is a little artist and craft town kind of like Gatlinburg, TN. Joey and I have our own condo, my parents are sharing a condo with my sister and Grandma and my aunt and uncle have a condo with their kids. Out of the three ours was the cutest. At places like this you have to decorate with woodsy, cabin-esque decor and it is so cozy! I love our fireplace. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of the shops but here are some pictures of our condo.


"Together is the best place to be"

My husband, my sister and me...they didn't want to take pictures.
Now they are smiling!
Sisters

If anyone is interested in traveling to Brown County, we stayed here.
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Happy Thanksgiving

This year we have so much to be thankful for:
Our first year of marriage, growing stronger each day
Our jobs...this is the first year we have actually liked our jobs :)
Our families
Our friends
Our puppies, we added Blue to the family this year
Our Lord
Owning our own home
Our good health
&
so much more.

We are heading to Brown County, Indiana in the morning for a little getaway with my mom's side of the family. They call it the "Gatlinburg of the North." I've been there once before when a hurricane messed up our FL vacation plans and my mom scrambled to find something else. I'll come back with pictures ;)

Hoping you had a blessed Thanksgiving,

Jessica
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Fall Movies

I read a list of the top 5 Thanksgiving movies and I had never seen any of them. Did anyone see Pieces of April with Katie Holmes? That was on a lot of lists for Favorite Thanksgiving movies.

Anyway, two of my favorite movies to watch in the Fall aren't Thanksgiving movies, but I like them because they are set in the Fall.

Stepmom
Cry every.single.time.

Ain't no mountain high enough? Yes, please.


Plus, I wanted to live in Susan Sarandon's house.



Marly and Me
Ok so it isn't set in the Fall the entire time, but the gorgeous Farm House they live in is enough for me!


Do you have any favorite movies set in the Fall?
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Thanksgiving Tablescapes

This year my husband and I hosted Thanksgiving for his side of the family. Last year was so hectic and we had just gotten married and had no idea how best to split up the holidays. Our families live about 4 hours apart from each other and we are almost in the middle (although closet to his side). We have now decided that every year we will switch who we spend Thanksgiving with. This year is we will spend it with my family, so we decided to host an early Thanksgiving for Joey's side. We had about 20 people at our house...here are some pictures of how we decorated for the day:


We didn't want to spend any money so everything you see was what we already had. We went on a walk around the neighborhood and picked up acorns, pine cones, leaves etc.

How are you all decorating for Thanksgiving?

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Home Inspiration: Wallpaper

I LOVE wallpaper. I wish we had some in our house. Eventually we will but I feel like that is something I might want to wait and put in a house we will be in for a longer time. I don't see wallpaper being a big selling point. Here are some fun ones I've come across:


(i think all) found via:

Also, Nate Berkus has a spot on his website explaining how to make wallpaper out of fabric. That might be an easier, less permanent option. This is a picture from The Nate Show's website showing fabric used as wallpaper:
They got that here:

When I was in college I had a big tapestry/sheet hanging on one wall of my bedroom.


Like the tapestry Nate used, Urban Outfitters has some good options for this.


P.S. Does anyone know how I can get that annoying photbucket symbol off my background??



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Lap Dog

He wishes!
(Notice the drool on my leg)
Gosh I love this pup!
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Winter Hair

Thinking about going darker again for the winter. Right now I'm pretty blonde and I'm ready for a change. When I go darker I don't have to go to the salon as often. Thinking about taking in these pictures:


This is back in March or April, but I could only get this look after growing my hair out and letting it fade just enough...

Well we are off to walk our pups and heading to church.


Are you all watching the American Music Awards tonight?

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Home Inspiration: Gray day

I love gray as a neutral background. It is one of my favorite colors and we have two rooms in our house painted this color. A dark gray in our living room and light gray for our kitchen. I need to be better about saving where I find pictures...but these are two of my favorites!




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