9.29.2009

backyard love...

If you can get past the dirty fingernails....then by all means...stay a bit. I am not bathing the kids as much...



ya know....



just trying to save a buck or two...



cutting corners....



and i'll tell you why in a different post.



I don't know about you...but i am a lover of white pumpkins.



especially the little one's....



the babies.




I'm trying to get ready for Saturday.....and so these little guy's have made their way around my home and yard.









I went into Anthro yesterday...just to get a little inspiration.....and i walked out overwhelmed.



I loved how they have chopped wood everywhere....bundles and bundles of wood.....stacked



on tables.....under tables....



on chairs...



under chairs...



so i came home and asked "hottie" to go out and chop me some wood......



because i was on a mission......



i wanted that Anthro look...with chopped wood ....everywhere.
















yup.....



this is what i got.



4 pieces of chopped wood.



"hottie".....got in the car....drove 2 blocks to the gas station and bought a little bundle of wood.



Hopefully we don't burn it all with the next smore's night...



seriously......



am i asking to much??



and don't look to fast.....



because you'll miss it completely....












Try not to be jealous......



oh...



and speaking of baby names..



i guess we weren't speaking of baby names...but we are now..



....my brother and his wife are narrowing down the boy names.....so if you still have some ideas....leave then on {this post}...but they really like Cuttler, Bennett, and Preston. And i love how so many of you love the name Finn....but i have one....and we spell it Fin....so chances are pretty slim that they are going to choose that name......just letting you know.



Those names are not official by any means....but they are in the top 5.


And i did not forget about the giveaway.....


nope....did not.


here are the winners:


Anthro: Christy Donoho


Lola b's package: Perfect Sentiment {erin}


Restaurant: Brenna Lapray {sorry shanna...you snooze ya lose}


Surprise gift: Melaine {my sweet savannah} you win one of my new creations! A jean baseball cap totally decked out from my new BEDAZZLER!


Does anyone else have a BEDAZZLER?? If not....you have to get one. I just BEDAZZLED my new pair of white keds....and a frayed jean jacket......and my new passion...jean baseball caps!


Oh!!!! one last thing...if you are the first 5 people to comment on this post....you will get one of my new BEDAZZLED creations!

or one of my music c.d.'s.......your choice.

xo










74 comments:

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I just found your blog! I love the white pumpkins and wood decor, so gorgeous! Too bad you don't live closer to me, we have cords and cords of wood stacked EVERYWHERE (it's our main heating source for 11 nearly grown people and we prepare 2-3 years in advance).

Carmen Leigh said...

Laughed so hard at your husband's ambitious cord of wood! I also have a husband who thinks I am insane, oh well! I am glad you have mastered the Bedazzler, that skill still alludes this lifelong artist. Love your blog!
Carmen Donowho

Leah Nelson said...

I love your blog! You are so funny. I always read you in the afternoon to brighten up my day! :)

3egirls said...

I love the white pumpkins!!! I started decorating with them a couple years ago inside and out.

paige said...

is hottie a little over worked my dear?
i mean the whole fam picture on the tracks was quite spectacular...especially since we all know he posed for the blue green door shot.
then rumor has it he cleaned the exterior of your dream home.
he has the whole finance kasey's giveaways pressure going on.
now you expect him to chop wood?
sigh...

oh & i'm not falling for your 80's thing either missy
& i already listen to my lola b music so why don't you just send me a kasey fam picture original inside my christmas card.
you have my addy...
obviously

Cathy said...

Oh well, #6, but your wonderful post deserves a comment just saying "hey". :)

mimi charmante said...

Well I think melaine is going to just Love anything bedazzled by you!!!

B said...

Hello Lovely Lady,

Just wanted to say "Hi" and congrats on your '3oo' I can't believe how much Lola B has grown since I first found you. You deserve all the praise. You work hard and you make us laugh.

Bless you,

B x
p.s I know I missed the bedazzled pressie; just needed to get that lot off my chest!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

So close but no cigar, I was 8th

Tiffany said...

Oh, I am incredibly jealous of the winners! I can't help it. I, too, am a big fan of white pumpkins. So fun. Also, I guess a little wood is better than none, right? : )

mandiegirl said...

You are too funny...trying to save a buck or two! ;)

Elise said...

Loving this post - thank you !

~Cherie said...

Any other way to get one of your CDs? I love your song choices. Can we buy them? Your blog is becoming one of my very favorites.

The Flying Bee said...

OMG! Please, please let me be able to make it to your place on Saturday! I.MUST.GO. MUST. I could use a good dose of your world in my life right about now.

xo

Kacey said...

I adore white pumpkins! I couldn't find any around here last week, so I just painted some little ones.

Congrats to the winners - so fun!

Carmen said...

A bedazzler? Really? That's so back-in-the-day. Everything needs a little bling I suppose. ;) I love white pumpkins too and actually I really like all baby pumpkins. Too cute!

Simply Mel said...

Doesn't 'hottie' realize that men chopping wood are even HOTTER!

Love white pumpkins...everywhere! Just bought 33 of them!

paperhill said...

i love the white pumpkins, they are so cute. i just bought a couple for my mantle. i wish we had an anthro here :( hope all is well!

Lily G. said...

love the white, makes it so vintage-y looking!

Melaine Thompson said...

I won something????????? Created by Miss Kasey herself!!? I think I may die. Yippy!!! Melaine

A.Love said...

DAMNIT!!!I wanted a bedazzled something!!! Oh well :(
However, Prestyn is a name I believe I suggested and that's almost better than a bedazzled something to know someone else likes the name as much as I do!

PS~Erin said...

Oh my freaking goodness! Yay me! Thank YOU!!

PS~Erin said...

And your peak at your backyard are beautiful, even without loads of chopped wood. At least he's "hot", right?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You are such a crack-up. I think you need to post your new bedazzled creations. Or sell them in your shop! ha ha!

Your brother and his wife have good taste in names. Like them all.

Sandi said...

I adore white pumpkins also. Can't get enough of them!
Congratulations to the lucky winners! I bet they are on cloud nine today.
Blessings~

Sandra said...

Love the look and creativity with the pumpkins and wood. Unfortunately, one of my kids wouldn't see the art in my careful placement and would use them for something more practical like cricket or rolling down the hill or throwing in the pool.

I guess there is art in smashed pumpkin across the back deck too ...!

Lissa said...

That pile of wood really makes a statement! Maybe you should put on of your bedazzled creations with it! They seem to be a hit.


Love the photo of the pumpkin on the plates!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Shucks I missed out on the bedazzled gift! Dang:) You are too much sometimes my sweet Kasey. Oh how I hope to meet you in person some day. Tell Hottie husband he did good regardless. Better than nothing right? Wish I could make your show. Maybe someday it will work out.

Trish said...

Just found your blog and I love it! The cord of wood is hilarious ~ just like a man, right? :-) I guess I need to investigate a Bedazzler...again.

Oh, and I adore white pumpkins too!

Pat

Leah C said...

Too late for the prize...ah well, story of my life I guess:) But, I love the white pumpkins and that pile of wood ya got there. Yep, love that wood;)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Hey ease up on the tree-cuttings....I'll sick greenpeace on you ;)

Love the white pumpkins...and i cant wait to see your bedazzled goodness.....honestly - you crack me up.

Please pass the Boone's, its my turn to take a swig.

xoxo

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Yes, I love white pumpkins. I'm in love with white anything. Even though I suspected the answer, anthropologie does not exist in Vermont. (I'm barely existing in Vermont!) I did find the online catalog, that will have to do.

c.stone said...

my kids just seen me dance like never before---my dog Stella was even a little distraught over it and tried to bite me. Youuuuu Whooooo!! I'm so excited--a good down payment on the boots with the ruffle I've been dying for!!! Thank you so much Ms. Kasey. Oh by the way, I am sick I did not get my pictured made with you---I was so excited to see you, I literally forgot what I was doing.

That Hooligan Girl said...

I love your posts. Those white pumpkins look great.

Simone said...

I am laughing so hard at your wood-chopping comment!!!

:)

Gypsy Momma said...

Names: Asher, Simon or Silas...oooh, I need another babe.
Many blessings.

Leen said...

I love those little white pumpkins too :)

We had some freebie gourds grow in our veggie garden this year from last falls compost. I was so excited until they died in mid August :( I guess this isn't the climate for pumpkins and gourds!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ugh! What does a girl have to do to get one of your cd's...do ya sell em...do you take trade...I have three kids...they work good...honest!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Ok, I am laughing as I read this post about the firewood and I'm telling my hubby that there are other women out there like me. I am always arranging things to take pics. I sometimes think that my neighbors must think I'm a little strange.
♥ Rebecca

The Little Red Shop said...

Hmm...my backyard is full of freshly cut wood...are you jealous? I spent the afternoon helping my handyman trim up a Ponderosa Pine tree. (okay..I wasn't much help..but I am covered with sawdust).

: )

Julie M.

ps I like white pumkins too!

Leslie said...

can't wait to see one of your creations!! :)

Julie Harward said...

I do love the mix of the wood and the pumpkin..it has a real feel to it! That was really funny about your hottie and the wood...whats a women to do?!
I used to have a Bedazzled thing, don't know what ever happened to it!
But I an bedazzled by your very cute blog! Come say hi :D

Katy said...

Seriously funny what hubby did with the wood and Yes, I'm pretty sure it's quite the task to go cut wood...just sayin. I'm pretty sure my husband would have done the same. Funny stuff girl!
Do you think you could come over and bedazzle my bedspread? I think it'd be WAY cool.

LuLu said...

i'm just laughing.....
xo,
LuLu

Jerri said...

Kasey I so do not have any time to master the BEDAZZLER!...I already got in trouble with Hubs for spending too much time on FB & blogging...haha. He says he thinks I have an addiction problem...oh well there are worse things to be addicted too. I have some leftover firewood from last Winter that I will bring right over! :)

Transparent Mama said...

The pumpkins are lovely with the chopped wood. I just love the way you write by the way. :)

Alicia said...

i love the chopped wood!! makes me want to nestle outside with a hot cocoa and a campfire!!

Dolce Baci said...

Just love the white pumpkins! Darn I wish I would have entered your fabulous giveaway...

Gwyn said...

very lovely photos!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Hey girl I am with you on the white pumpkin thing. I actually got into a fight with another Mother at the pumpkin patch last year over one. Not really, but I could have. Your post about washing the laundry a second time, so me~~ That made me laugh~~~
I hipe your open house is a huge success! If you want to jaunt up to Michigan my Mom has tons of chopped wood at her cottage!! Wish I could come up, soon very soon~
Bristol

Federica said...

Love love love all these photos!
A lovely day to you my friend.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your white pumpkins, Lola. Yes, that wood pile looks a little on the sparse side, but just think, you won't have a bug problem, 'cause bugs just love wood, so Anthro must be crawling with them by now.

Martha said...

White pumpkins are my FAV too:) Love em, love em...actually just bought some too for a client appreciation night.

The firewood is priceless...for sure would be my hubby's thinking too:)

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I just lose all the way around. LOL. Just saying.

Tell your hubby I've got some trees that need to come down in my backyard and they will give you that Anthro look for sure.

But, I'll be there on Saturday - yeah me!! So I guess, I win.

Anonymous said...

Favorite boys name is Sawyer (my son).

Andrea Villarreal said...

I love all the white pumpkins! We still haven't gotten them in our stores down here yet. I have a really cute project I am going to do with them. Can't wait!

littlebyrd said...

Don't tell me you are going to France too!!!! Just a guess about why you would be saving $$.

{ L } said...

I am a HUGE white pumpkin fan!!
And a new big fan of your blog. :)

Also, I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog right now if you're interested:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

Sarah said...

Shocking...you like white pumpkins! ;)
So cute! I have a baby one on my counter right now, next to my spaceship shaped squash. :)
We have a Bennett and a Malcolm here, both are commented on often for being unique.
Congrats to the winners!
The Bedazzler huh? You will have to show me how cool it turned out for me to believe it! :)

~Amy~ said...

You crack me up.. {grin} I too am in LOVE with White pumpkins.... really anything white..... and pumpkins.

CityCottage said...

There is something so romantic about little white pumpkins!
www.citycottagestore.com
Jenny :)

Brenna LaPray said...

Yah!!! I never win anything!! I truly love your blog Kasey. Love, love, love the inspiration you give to so many.

hugs and kisses!

Ashley said...

I had a bedazzler when I was 5 and loved it it was so 80's ! The sad thing is I still have it..lol

Bay said...

I'm lovin' me some white pumpkins too, but a also got a few green and orangey ones as well. I'm bummed I missed getting a BEDAZZLED creation. Show us a pic will ya?
PS. I nominated you for an award today. Pop over if you have a chance.

Anne Marie said...

a bedazzler eh?..........hmmm....

have fun!

and if I go this weekend - it'll be a miracle....but will def. take notice of the generous wood pile that I'm sooo jealous of....

p.s. having a sale at the farm next year - spring - summer - autumn....

Tracey said...

Now sweetie, remember, you have a lot of new readers, and they don't know your humor just yet...so there are a lot of people out there thinking you really do bedazzle!

Maybe you could bedazzle some wings to go with your toothfairy costume, what do you think?!!!!

:) T

Jenni said...

I happened upon your blog via Mia Joie, the title is what caught my interest, as my daughter's name is Lola! I have been sitting here reading your sweet stories - your pictures on the railroad track are beautiful of your family! Somehow the mama's never make it in them, food or not!

Wanted to suggest a boy name - Kyan. That is my son's name, and I must say that I adore him, so how could I not throw that one in the mix, although I do like the list that is already there!

Have a great day!

PamperingBeki said...

Dang. I've been dying for a new bedazzled denim baseball cap.
But I'm like #68 or something.

*sigh*

Morning T said...

I'm loving white pumpkins this year and of course dirty fingernails always make for drama free nights in my house! :-)

Jessica Haley said...

Bedazzler? For real? I don't know, that sounds akin to the battery operated hair braider I got my mother-in-law for Christmas one year. {Hey, it was on her list.} I don't believe it can be non-tacky. I need pictures.

Angela Henrie said...

Love the pile of wood - SO typical. but he's so cute, I bet you can't stay too mad at him EVER!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Love those white pumpkin photos!
Kirsten

Anonymous said...

Kasey

Can't take credit for this cuz I just saw it on The Practice.

A oerfect son's name.

Cooper.

Coop for short how boyish and endearing is that?

Okay it is settled then.

Cooper it is.

mary
mmorawski@sbcglobal.net

Alicia said...

Wow I've never heard Cutler without or with doubles ts..luv it.
Now that I finally actually pay attention to the words I promise Fin will always be spelled correctly. Me feel bad....