Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Busy Days

Hello! Thank you so much for your helpful suggestions on our wet bar area! We are still going over some options and can hopefully try out a few things during Phillip's Thanksgiving vacation.
I can't believe it's only two weeks away. I haven't been blogging as much, because things are so busy around here...
Thanks to insurance, we are getting a new roof this week. The hail storm that knocked down our tree did quite a bit of damage to the roof, as well.

This is an older picture of the garage conversion project. The work team has already begun putting up drywall.

The carpet has been ordered and we are finalizing wall colors. I think I will paint the kitchen a shade lighter and start working on that next week.

I've also been trying out a few new recipes, including Jaden's Beef with Broccoli. It was delicious!

This is my favorite time of year for baking with banana and pumpkin. This week I made mini banana loaves with a streusel topping.

I'm sure we will still be in the middle of our house projects once Thanksgiving arrives, but we will take some time to relax, get together with family and friends, and give thanks for our many blessings.

I will be back in a few weeks with hopefully some news of finished projects. Talk to you then!


Needled Mom said...

It is going to be such a wonderful room when you are finished. You will love it.

Connie said...

Kelli!!! How sweet that will be when you get it finished, sugar! I lust for a HUGE craft room, but alas, I'm stuck with a small spare bedroom since I'm an old lady. Hah!!! No one believes meeeeeee!!

Truly darling mantel display though. You might like to come over and see mine sometime.


GlorV1 said...

Your new room is going to be great. I can hardly wait to see it. Your dinner looked great. Thx for sharing.

Little House By The Sea said...

Would you be willing to share your recipe for the banana muffins, I dont think I have heard of the streusal topping before.

Sarah x

Gracie said...

Can't wait for new pics to come!

Terri said...

Kelli, it sounds like you have been busy, busy, busy. I can't wait to see pictures of the new room when it is finished!

Cindy said...

Love your mantle display. I'm sure you'll be glad when the work is all over.

Jen said...

Its good to have busy days....sounds like that is what your are. Your Beef recipe looks great. Hoping the days slow down for the holidays...if that is possible.

Jennifer Hoots said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I look forward to seeing the progress on your home when you get back to the blogging world.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli!

Enjoy your time with family and friends this Thanksgiving! I look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing your family room progress pictures.

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Kelli, You certainly have been busy. Everything looks wonderful. Can't wait to see pictures of your finished room. I love the fall display pictures. You are so talented.

I am glad that you and Philip have decided to take some time off during the Thanksgiving Holiday. You will need to gear up again for the Christmas season.

Love, Debbi

GiGi said...

Everything looks wonderful!!! Happy Fall!!!

TJ said...

I will miss all of your Thanksgiving posts, but I love that you are spending time on your home and family!

I have no idea how it's almost Thanksgiving and Fall is almost over! My favorite season is almost gone and it feels like it just started. I think that being up so many nights with the twins has been the biggest factor. I'm hoping to at least put out a few decorations this weekend.

Hope you have a blessed holiday!

Jennifer C. Valerie said...

Those banana muffins look scrumptious! Came over to say hi. Have a blessed day.

Lara said...

You always keep me inspired with your seasonal decorating & delicious recipes. Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

Arlene G said...

looking forward to seeing the completed project!! love the paint colors you have laid out in the photo.

Adrienne said...

Looking forward to seeing your projects - you're always such an inspiration! ~Adrienne~

Sarah said...

Hi! I love your Pilgrims and Indians, they are so cute!

joyh82 said...

Everything looks awesome again! I love the Autumn sign on your mantel. Good luck with the roof. We had one put on a little while ago and I remember how loud it was..also make sure you check for leaks after your first rain with it on.

Jackie said...

I can hardly wait to see the finished project. I am absolutely sure it will be beautiful!

God bless.

Monique said...

You have been very busy. I hope everything will be ok with the family room. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures.
The food looks so delicious. I'm getting really hungry !!
Have a great day.

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Kelli

Just popping in to say hi. I miss seeing you for paper crafting and show and tell. Although Cindy is doing a wonderful job!

Good Luck with the remodel!

Unknown said...

Your Thanksgiving decorations are just lovely! I'm eager to see what you do with your new family room.

Lilly's Home Journal said...

Renovations are always extra work...but oh the wonderful results!!! I have this to look forward to in February... =-)

Thought you would like to see this darling miniature Greenhouse...and yes fairies could inhabit it!!

Always love reading your blog and following your baking, cooking and crafting projects.

Blessings to you,

Carole Burant said...

Neighbours of ours turned their attached garage into a living room and it's just gorgeous! No doubt yours will be also once it's done:-) It's no wonder you haven't had much time for blogging, you have been so very busy. I still say we need more hours in a day to do everything we want to do! lol I've saved that beef & broccoli recipe to try, it sounds so delicious, better than the recipe I use!! xoxo

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli, looks like your days have been very busy!
Your new room will be wonderful!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

My open roads said...

Hi Kelli,
Just gave you a Kreativ Blogger Award because you have one great bog :) Virtual hugs!

Kerrie said...

I just love all your fall decorations, they are so warmly beautiful! Looks like you are really busy with the house! Good Luck, may it go swiftly for you! Kerrie

GranthamLynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Chandy said...

Hi, I saw your link on Leigh's blog. I'm in Texas, too! Your blog is nice and all that autumn decor is so sweet.

I can't wait to see that room.

Jerelene said...

Hi Kelli!
Wow, you've been busy!
Your banana bread with that yummy icing looks scrumptious!!
Just wanted to stop by and tell you Happy Thanksgiving:)
Hope you and your family are well and happy...

Bovey Belle said...

Hi Kelli. Just popping in to say hello. Looks like you will have a lot more room when the garage conversion is finished.

Katie Gorsky said...

Hi there, I just happened upon your blog while searching for front porch Christmas decor ideas:) You remind me a lot of myself! I'm a homeschooling mom of one and farmer's wife in NY. I'm constantly doing projects in and around our home and this year I have an awesome new front porch, but can't decide how to decorate it!:)
Next we move onto our basement conversion project which will be our school/craft room! I'm so excited! Of course some more windows and doors too. However the basement is my fun project, much like your family room.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marie said...

I really like your Fall decorations. I look forward to seeing what you do for Christmas. You are so talented.

BR said...

I really enjoyed your blog. I plan to visit again. Thanks for sharing.

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

The banana bread with the streusal topping looks so yummy!

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Kelli,
I hope you and your family had a happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Jessica said...

Missing You..