Thursday, December 16, 2010

Deck the halls

The Coble household is looking nice and festive!

I finally said goodbye to the dollar store Christmas stockings this year!  

Now I'm just waiting for Bryan Santa to come and fill my stocking!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Office Pics

I'm no where near done, but I think we can all agree I've made leaps and bounds!!!
I can't believe I'm actually going to show pictures of the disaster that was before, but here goes nothing...

 Closer look at the bookcase
 Organization galore!!
 A home for my magazines!

Like I said we still have a lot to do, but so far so good!  Some things you may be wondering about
1. Yes my microwave is in my office.  Why you ask?  Because we don't use it much and I can't stand it taking up counter space in my kitchen!!
2. The "office" is also still home to my closet, hence the need for a random mirror on one wall
3. No I do not sew often, but I plan on it as soon as I brush up on sewing skills!
4. Grey Dog's crate was broken down and moved out!  He'll be 2 in a few weeks and I've heard that's the "magic age" for dogs...I'm hoping the crate can stay gone!
5.  My clock always stays at that time...

Here's a list of things that still need to be done:
- some type of drapes
- new rug
- wall decorations
- pretty the mirror
- new light fixture 
(don't scroll back to look at it, I didn't show it.  It's ugly and looks like it's straight out of a 1970's house.  It needs to go.)
- new lamps

So like I said, lots to do still, but I'm 100X happier with the "everything room" today then I was 2 days ago!

Holiday Travel

Hubs and I made a quick trip to Charlotte on Saturday to spend a little time with his Grandfather.  Apparently the Greensboro police thought it was a little too quick of a trip and gave us a nice Christmas present...
a speeding ticket.

I'm just glad I wasn't driving.
Fa la la la la

After a few hours of war stories and quality time with Grandaddy we hit the road back to Raleigh, but first a stop at Ikea!  (This took a tad bit of convincing on my part)  The trip was a success and I worked ALL day yesterday on my our office!  It's not completely done, but it is functional.  Unfortunately my camera died and I haven't had a chance to upload any pictures yet, so in the mean time I'll share some of the fun things we picked up at Ikea.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A winter favorite

Anybody who knows me also knows that I am constantly cold!  
(Thanks Mom...this is where a sarcastic font would come in handy)
Needless to say all the cold weather we've been having lately has been challenging, yet not unbearable thanks to a new favorite...
The faux-sheepskin throw from Pottery Barn

It is heavenly!!!
We received it as a wedding gift a few months ago and I've been waiting and waiting for the cold!!  I certainly put it to the test this past week though!  It is truly the coziest blanket I have EVER snuggled up in! 
If you're struggling with some final gift ideas and need a gift for someone who is cold natured, like myself, do not hesitate buying them this blanket!!!

Okay, now that I've shared one of my top Christmas gift ideas...does anybody have any suggestions for a Father-in-law who's life revolves around hunting and fishing????