Monday, October 26, 2009

Last Week in Review

As expected, our trip to Ohio was pure therapy.

For one thing, there was peach pie. And beef and noodles with mashed potatoes.

I love the smell of "home". I never noticed it when I actually lived there, but you know how that goes.

Ruby played with the farm animals all week.

Did you ever read Animal Farm in school? Maybe I should give it another go-round to test my post-'90s political sensibilities. I'll get right on it.

Calvin did a whole lot of farming.

Gam filled his hopper wagon with popcorn seeds. He was so excited, he couldn't contain them.

Meet my new TJ Maxx bag. My mom didn't care for it.

After a fantastic lunch at Thai Nine with Keisha, Bob and the kiddos, Dad and I ventured out to select granite for their new kitchen.

We made our final decision, then went home and promptly changed our minds.

I visited my number one Ohio antique haunt and found this dreamy table, 50% off! I daydreamed for 5 days straight about re-purposing it for the bathroom vanity, but lo and behold, it is a whopping 7 inches too long.

On my way out of Tipp City, I drove past on of the loveliest homes ever. I have always adored it. It's right down the street from the childhood home of one of my best gals, so it makes me think of her.

We unwittingly planned our trip during peak Autumn thrill. Every-other-tree shone with floaty crepe papers ribbons of gold. So bright, yet not quite ready to fall.

I felt like I was on Fall break, circa 1997.

I was home and everything was right.

And now I'm back home, with my main squeeze, and it's righter than ever.


  1.'s always good to go home, and smell that smell and see those familiar sights. And it's always good to get BACK home, your description of the fall leaves, beautiful!

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  3. Ok, I removed it because it had a typo. I really need to double check before hitting the send.
    What I said was...I love that bag and my Mom would hate it too. We must have great taste.

  4. As always, the pictures are great! Glad you had a good time in Ohio!

    I like Maxx bag!

  5. going home just does wonders... so glad!
    that "bathroom vanity" would have been my dream one too. so restoration hardware! the new bag... seriously rockin'! :) Wear it with pride!

  6. Nice photos of the trip. I think Calvin and Kameran would be perfect playmates! And I am going to get on that Thai 9 place ASAP when I am home. Glad you had good time. Missed you (as always). When will I see you again? I can tell you the answer: Not soon enough!

  7. Love the pics. Girl I would have bought that table and found a place to put it!!!

  8. WOW! Great pics! Great table! I would have bought that and found a place! The handbag? Is it mustard? :)

  9. So glad the trip was wonderful! Oh, and I looovvee the color of your new Autumn bag :)

  10. Glad you had such a great visit! I know what you mean about the smell of home...there is something very reassuring about it and, oddly, I can even smell it on my little ones when they come home from "gwammies"

    :) T

  11. oooh those little farm toys are so cute. i think i remember playing with something like that when i was little. :)

  12. The comment about being home with your sweet. And the table...whack the end off! If anybody could make it work, it would be you! I guarantee Better Homes and Gardens will find you in the near future! :)

  13. Ohio. It's a glorious place. Beef & noodles...I'm down with that too :)

  14. LOVE the mustard colored bag.

  15. Thai Nine? Tipp city? I just stumbled upon your blog and a. you're cute as Christmas and I am from the same general area!! My wedding reception was at Willow Tree and my girlfriends and I go to Thai Nine all the time!!! What a small world!