Friday, October 24, 2014

Pretty Preppy Party October Features

It was another great Pretty Preppy Party this month, and you all continue to impress!  It's definitely hard to choose favorites out of all the party-goers, but I narrowed it down to a few, and here they are...

First, a fabulous French chair makeover by Darrielle at D.D.'s Cottage.  Love the front?  Wait 'til you see the back!  Click here to check it out!

And maybe it's because this range and hood reminds me of my own, but I love how Sally at Love of Homes kept it clean and fresh for Fall in her gorgeous white kitchen.  You are going to want to see more of this great space.  Click here to visit.

And lastly, Nicki at Sweet Parrish Place has now made a dramatic entry in her split level home.  Reminds me of my childhood home, except our foyer never looked this great!  Click here to see all that she did.

If you missed the party, click here to check out all the great links.  And be sure to bring your own projects to link up next month!  Want to be considered for a feature?  Be sure to link back to one of the hostesses of the party in your post!  

Visit these hostesses to see who they have featured this month!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Frozen Yogurt Strawberry Ghosts: a Healthy Halloween Treat!

Looking for ideas for non-candy Halloween treats your kiddos will love?  Try these little strawberry ghosts!  Only 3 ingredients, and the kids can even help make them.

You'll need fresh strawberries, lightly sweetened vanilla Greek yogurt, and some mini chocolate chips...

All you need to do is cut the tops off the strawberries, dip them into the yogurt, then place them on a tray covered in wax paper.  

Place the tray in the freezer until the yogurt is frozen, then repeat the dipping process one more time, adding the chocolate chip eyes.

Place in the freezer again until the ghosts are all frozen, then transfer them to an airtight container and store in the freezer until ready to serve!

As you can see, there's nothing scary about this recipe!   My kids love them.  I hope yours do, too!

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Haunted Hotel and Living to Tell

Last Thursday, I took a little trip with Abby to a volleyball tournament in Chattanooga.  Since it was just the two of us, we thought it would be fun to make a little girls' getaway out of it, so Dave found great deal for us at the Sheraton Read House in downtown Chattanooga and sent us on our way.  

He said it was cute. He said it was charming.  But what he didn't say was that it's famous for being haunted.  I found that out after I googled it to find out where I was going.  

Well, I don't know if I believe in ghosts, but I do believe in staying in cute hotels when I get the chance, so we went for it.

I'll admit I was a tad bit leery, but most reports said the ghost resides mainly on the 3rd floor, specifically in room 311, so my plan was to avoid that floor and not tell Abby until the next morning.

Haunted or not, the hotel really is adorable with beautiful wood paneled walls in the lobby and plenty of architectural eye candy.

Abby and I loved the Silver Ballroom as well which is a popular venue for weddings here at the hotel...

Our room was cozy and charming as well with cute arched doorways and vintage fixtures.

I'm happy to report that up on the 9th floor, we never saw or heard any sign of a ghost, but then again, I slept like a rock so I may have just missed the whole thing.

Click here to visit the hotel site and read more about the history! 

The next morning, we headed to the art district for breakfast at Rembrandt's Coffee House at the recommendation of a friend.  (Thanks, Kelly!)

It was just another big dose of delectable charm with its beautiful curb appeal outside and delicious coffees and pastries inside.  They're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so check out their website here for the address and more info!

So if you're looking for fun in Chattanooga, take it from Abby and me:  the Sheraton Read House and Rembrandt's Coffee House get our stamp of approval!  

 Who else has been to these before?