- Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Happy Halloween to everyone!
We kicked off this “holiday season” on Friday with a great concert called Freaker’s Ball with four bands I really love (Red Line Chemistry, 10 Years, Saving Abel, and Chevelle). D and I donned our wedding gear and went as day of the dead bride and groom.
My brother in law, Jack the Ripper,...
Dining Room Chairs
- Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2012
I have this theory. Well, I have lots of theories. But today’s theory is this: If you say things outloud, the universe answers you faster than if you simply think about them. (I say universe instead of God, because I’m just not arrogant enough to believe God cares about where my bum rests when I eat.)
Dining Room Table: The “Finally” Edition
- Published on Friday, 26 October 2012
We’ve been in the house for about, oh, 5 months now and have just had a giant gaping hole where the dining room set up should have been. We sold our other set knowing that
we D was going to build us a new one. Some of you have followed this progress on Instagram (@amymccarter_br), but for the rest of you…. our table is...
White Chicken Chili
- Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012
D has been out of town all week for work. I don’t generally announce that stuff so as not to entice would-be robbers. But he’s back today so don’t be getting any big ideas. On a somewhat related note, the house alarm went off this morning while I was getting ready and it scared the bejezus out of me. Turns out I sa...
Homemade Body Scrub
- Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012
I don’t know about you guys, but my skin gets terribly dry around this time of year. I can slather on lotion all the live long day, and still feel icky. I looked up a few home remedies and got several variations of the same idea, so I went with what I had in my pantry.
Raw oatmeal, brown sugar, olive oil, vanilla.
Mix equal parts...
When Parents Purge
- Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012
Don’t you love it when your parents decide it’s time to
purge their crap pass down family heirlooms?
Such was the unexpected case this week as we were at their house
to eat their food because we love them and enjoy spending time in their company.
Dad had Junior over to help him do some work in the garage, and while doing so,...
Framing More Memories
- Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2012
The older I get, the more sappy.
I blame Junior. I was never quite so mushy and emotional before he came along. I think part of that is the fact that he shows me every single day how quickly time passes. I didn’t notice it before. Probably because I wasn’t looking. Every day he has been alive, he has grown, and he has ch...
- Published on Monday, 15 October 2012
Saturday was my mom’s birthday. She’s alright, I guess. As far as old ladies go.
I have been known in the past to get somewhat sentimental and write weepy posts about those I love. This is not one of those times. This time, I made us into zombies.
I called the picture “Mom Zombie” because it sounds like Rob...
- Published on Tuesday, 09 October 2012
We have been working on wrapping up several loose ends around the house. None of which are earth shattering, but nonetheless I was happy to see them get done. If you follow me on Instagram (@amymccarter) you may have seen some of these pics already.
D found two sets of doors salvaged out of an old country club with an “M”...
I Made Lip Balm
- Published on Monday, 08 October 2012
Seriously. The easiest, cheapest, tastiest lip balm of all time. Not that I was eating it…
I’ve been seeing variations of this floating around Pinterest for a while, so I finally just decided to go for the simplest formula I could think of. I’m a lazy DIY-er.
That’s it, folks. Vaseline and Crystal Lite. I got...