Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weekend

So how was your weekend??? I hope you had a good one. We are experiencing a cool front in July here in Arkansas and it felt like fall to me all weekend. It was in the high 70's with no humidity - I kept thinking I should put the car flags on our car and head to a football game.

The highlight of our Saturday was picking up our barstools. I LOVE them. I'll post more pictures of our made over room soon. I'm waiting on a new rug I ordered and a few other details but I am super happy with the bar stools - and they are VERY comfy! Yeay! (and for all of you who asked - I got them at I O Metro).
Today was kind of hectic. We went to church and the worship service today was SO great! I just really felt the presence of God this morning. And then it happened. Our church (like many others) has these electronic things on the wall and if your child is screaming in the nursery - they will flash up your number as a sign that you need to come check on your baby. Well - right in the middle of the sermon - my 4 numbers popped up. ha! Harper was just hungry and gassy. Her tummy has been out of sorts for about a week - but I think she finally got some relief this afternoon! yeay! And then right after church - Scott and I filmed a video to show during August for Sunday School Emphasis Month. We shared about how much our Sunday School Class meant to us while we were in the hospital with Harper.
I have to encourage you - if you go to church (or if you don't) and you feel sometimes like you just go in and leave each Sunday and don't really feel apart of a "church family" - PLEASE find a Sunday School Class (or life group or whatever your church calls it) and join. I promise you will not be sorry. We have made the best friends in our class and have grown so much in our faith because of the last 5 years we have spent in our couple's class.
So after church - we met up with Laurie and Steve at a local restaurant for the Sunday Lunch buffet. (Do you notice that Scott gave himself a summer "do" while I was in Texas?)

Scott took a break from P90X to enjoy the dessert buffet. ha! (or was that my plate?)
I ran home and got Harper down for a nap and went to a baby shower at church. My friend Caryn is expecting Sophia in 3 weeks (or less!) The adorable cookies - I LOVE the baby shoes!
I got these petit fours - her nursery is pink, green, and tiger stripe!
Jessica and her sister Jennifer
All the great baby gifts
Caryn (the expectant mom), Leah, and Rachel
Beautiful Rachel is pregnant with #3! (I think in this picture it looks like I'M the one who is pregnant! ha!)
Laurie and Erin and Erin's sweet baby Kinley (Harper's nursery friend)
I have to share two cute things I recieved for Harper this week. Isn't this so cute? It's called a Gummie Doll - it's for Harper to teeth on and hold. I think it's SO cute - love the colors.
And I got this cute bow holder for Harper's many bows.


I've been getting a lot of e-mails with similar questions so I thought ON MONDAY I would address several of these and if you have any other questions - leave them in the comments and if I get many of the same - I'll answer those too. The 3 questions I've gotten a lot lately are:
1. The home tours - "I can't see the links or can you post a list of each Friday's links so we can quickly access them."
2. What kind of camera do you use and did you take photography lessons?
3. How do you get so many blog followers/a successful blog/anyone to read your blog?

Also - between my email (I have 2 addresses) and the comments on this blog and the prayer blog - I've been left a ton of prayer requests and I have to be honest - I can miss a few. So if you have left me one and you don't see it posted (I'm still working through a lot of them) - please send again to kellyskornerblog@gmail.com. I definetely don't mean to miss any - but it can happen with as many as I get. They are all important!!!

75 comments:

Laurie said...

The bar stools are WONDERFUL!

Christa said...

Love your bar stools! Glad you had a good weekend!

Todd and Courtney said...

LOVE those bar stools. You've done a fantastic job decorating! And what cute little petit fours. I LOVE those...totally could have eaten the entire platter.

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

Kelly, I so appreciate your wil.ingness to make sure to pray for all our requests and post them on your blog. Some other big-name bloggers would not be as gracious because they are so "busy"...thanks so much for being the picture of a sweet Southern lady! You are so down to earth and kind.

Keesha said...

Love the barstools, too. Baby Kinley looks just like her mommy!

Kodi said...

I love the bar stools. I can't wait to have a house with a bar! Silly as it sounds, they are so convenient!

John and Erin said...

The new stools are super cute. I'm glad you decided to buy them. I've recently started following and enjoy reading. My mom lives in Memphis, but has to "cross the river" and goes to Ft. Smith from time to time. She LOVES that area of AR, she says it reminds her of where we live in Atlanta! Have a blessed week!

Donna said...

I loved the baby cookies! Whoever made those did a super job. And the petit fours looked scrumptious!Chocolate....need I say more?(did you make them) The bar stools look great. What color cushion did you go with? The earrings you wore to the baby shower are so cute. I remember the baby shower days. I always had to make cheese straws.
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.
Donna

Amy said...

1. We thought God was all over the service today too. Although Laurie Smith could sing the phone book and it would sound awesome. We just showed up today to stand behind her. Loved The Revelation Song that Collins and Sarahanne did. I told Stan I wanted to jump and shout during one part of it. He thanked me for not....:) I just downloaded it from iTunes.

2. When I saw the nursery number flash up, I sighed because I knew it wasn't a nursing baby looking for me. Enjoy it while it lasts. I did look around incognito to see who jumped up. You were so discreet... I never saw you.

3. Love the bar stools AND I.O. Metro. I have to pass by there everyday on my way home......I live WAY too close to the Promenade and the Shoppes around there!!
Amy Simpson

Stylish Housewife said...

Kelly, you look like you are glowing in all the pictures you are in lately! Are you sure you're not pregnant again? Or maybe you are just so happy? :)

By the way, I saw Scott at work the other day, and had to do a double take because of his new haircut. Haha. I didn't recognize him.

PS Love the bar stools. Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kelly,
I do have a decorating question??? LOVE your new barstools by the way.

I see your coffee table in front of the sofa has taller candles and bowls. How do you get around seeing the tv? Are you always moving things to see the view?
I would love to decorate in a similiar fashion but I know my hubby would never go for things this tall in front of the tv area.
I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks in advance.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

The Allens said...

I am sure you feel like you have a full time job keeping up with your blog and your e-mail. I pray that you know how appreciated you are and what a blessing your life is.

motherof3fellows said...

I love the barstools.....

I just posted about us getting involved in our Sunday school class, it's a big step, but very worth it.

Brandi said...

I love reading your blog. Just purchased a gummie doll for my son Ty thanks to you!! Ty is a month older than Harper and I must say, you look GREAT after having a baby.

A Wedding Story said...

love the barstools and sugar cookies! i'd love to sit in the barstools and eat the cookies. yummy!

Melissa said...

I totally agree about being part of a Sunday School class. Our 3 year old was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and I know I would not be surviving this apart from my wonderful church. We just got home from a church social in the fellowship hall.....maybe I'm an old lady, but I LOVE those things!! How do people exist through the rough times without a church family??

Jess :) said...

Bar Stools look amazing in your kitchen!! They are soooo YOU! :)

I can't believe there are NO pictures of Harper in this post...I'm sad. Hopefully you'll get some in tomorrow's!

Sounds like you had a terrific day! Oh, and by the way...you most certainly DO NOT look pregnant in that picture! You silly girl!

I just got home a little while ago from the Cities! We had a total MckWeekend with the picnic and brunch! It was a TON of fun! I'll be posting pictures in mere minutes!

Love and Hugs

Just Breathe said...

The bar stools are wonderful, they really look nice.

Love the cookies from the shower.
How cute they are.

Looks like you had a great Sunday.

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the bar stools and harpers hair bow dress holder. That is a must for my little girl. You look great by the way don't beat your self up!

Alexis said...

I love your barstools and those cookies are TOO cute! Don't you just LOVE showers? It reminds me how much God is blessing my friends and makes me so thankful for that!!!

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for encouraging folks to find a small group/weekend Bible study/life group/Sunday School . . . (!) whatever you want to call it! . . . at their churches. We never really get to know our church family if all we do is sit in a pew, and you are right -- being part of a small group is the key to truly becoming part of the body and FEELING like it!

Grins and blessings,
Pamm (a.k.a. Texas Preacher Woman!)

Sara said...

I agree - it totally felt like football weather this weekend! I am ready for SEC football to start up!
I love that Gummie Doll - I think I need one for my new baby girl!

The Santa Ana's said...

Love the bar stools. The weather here in Baton Rouge was feeling footballish. I told my husband today that it felt like it should be an LSU game. Too bad it left as fast as it came.

julie & joe said...

I love the bar stools! I have been wanting to add some natural texture in my decorating and I have been looking for an ottoman that looks like that.
3 friends of mine and I are working on starting a young families group at church. Joe and I have stepped down from teaching 3rd & 4th grade (we only have a couple of students for the fall) to help start it. I am excited. The 4 of us have been getting together for a while with informal play groups. I'd love to hear some of the things you class does. We had a suggestion to do the Mayberry series.

Kelley said...

I love the bar stools!

Heather said...

Random, but I think Laurie and Erin could pass for sisters! I LOVE the barstools! i want to sit in them! they look great! My hubby gives looks like Scott did at the restaurant when I pull out the camera! You look great!! Seriously!

Kristen said...

Did you buy your brown dress at Old Navy? I have one just like it in white and I got it from there and LOVE it :)

Hoosier Mom said...

The bar stools look awesome!!! Also who make those cookies?? Martha Stewart?! LOL I have never seen anything cuter than that... have a blessed week!

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Isadora said...

Such a cute doll!! I do have a question how do you get Harpers name on her clothes? I love how almost every outfit she wears has her name on it!

Stacy Brown said...

Kelly have you tried Baby Bliss' Gripe water? It is natural and works great! I work in labor and delivery and the mom's say it is the best thing ever for gas. You can get it at Wal Greens

mrosev14 said...

Those cookies are fantastic!

You look great in that picture, don't be silly.

For the longest time when you kept saying Sunday School, I kept thinking you were teaching like a Sunday School call--you know with little children. I am excited to see it's adults, I really hope to get involved in a group like that one day.

Also, you didn't answer question 2 or 3...

Erin said...

Hi Kelly,
I love your bar stools! They look great. I do have a question for you that I was actually wondering about yesterday! What color lipstick do you wear? It is so pretty! :)

-Erin

Rathi said...

Love your bar stools too!! They look great! Harper's teether and bow holder are precious! Have a great week!

Carla said...

I LOVE the barstools. I have been looking for new ones for the longest. I'll have to check out the website you posted. I'm also going to check out those gummy babies! London is MAJORLY teething right now. She is only 9 months and already has 7 teeth!! Yikes!

PS. I don't think you answered questions 2 or 3?

pam said...

And here I thought I was the only person whose husband got a "summer do." We live in hot and humid South Carolina and every summer he sneaks out and gets his hair cut (off), although I warned him he can't do it now - I'm afraid he'll scare our 4-year-old son's friends - ha!
I love your blog; Harper is just too precious; thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

Kelly, I'm so thankful I was able to meet you today. I enjoy reading your blog and you are just as sweet in person as you are in your writing. Thanks for that wonderful pic of Jess and me. :)
Many Blessings to you, Jennifer Taylor

becca said...

David said those same words... that he felt like he should be driving to a football game. I hope we see more of it! I love Arkansas but to think I could enjoy this kind of weather on a regular basis if I lived elsewhere... it *almost* makes me want to move!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

my weekend was perfect! we spent it in st. louis, where it was also very chilly. i wore a scarf the last night lol.. but it was a good getaway to remember that God is in control, just me and my husband, with no stress about our TTC issues. :) Thanks for the prayers kelly. your amazing!

Ali said...

Questions:

1) Will you go ahead and try for another baby sister or brother for Harper soon1?! I know it is none of my business but, I totally think you should! :) But, I trust you'll leave it up to God and not me! Haha!

2) Can you share any tips for loosing weight - my baby Jack is 3 months old and I'm nursing but haven't lost much weight at all! So very frustrating!

3) Please get the rug soon...I can't wait to see the living room makeover!

4) Any beauty or skin tips?

5) Decorating tips?

Thanks! ~ Ali

Shelly said...

Kelly: You are sweet to post my tutu, although it looks HORRIBLE! I can't believe how the toule looks after shipping, but now I know to use a much bigger box :) Hope the wrinkles come out so you can actually use it.

Trica (Tree' - ka) said...

Oh, I LOVE the decorated cookies!! Absolutely adorable!

Jennifer said...

I couldn't agree more with you about a SS class. We have been so blessed by our class.
The barstools look great! They are so comfy! I sat in them when I was there last week. I love how big they are!
Scott's face in that picture cracks me up!
You look FAR from pregnant!
And I love the gummie doll, but I think Josh would pass out if we got a DOLL for Brody. :)

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Southern said...

BEAUTIFUL barstools!!!! I just love your kitchen. You've done a beautiful job!

AND OMG those cookies and petit fours look SOOOO yummy!!!!

Vera said...

Isn't this weather CRAZY?!? I LOVE IT!!

JobandBrittany said...

i 100% agree about joining a small group, it makes a huge difference!! it hard to connect with anyone running in and out on Sundays especially if you are like us and always late!!!

Rhonda said...

Kelly, these are stunning! I love them!

HeatherOz said...

SUPER Jealous of your weather! It was 115degrees here today!

I LOVE the Barstools!
Looking forward to the answer to what kind of camera you use!

It's too late and I can't think of a good question to ask so I will leave it up to the other smart commenters!

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

One thing I am curious about...do you find there is a downside to blogging, especially since you have so much "exposure" now? I have a small, family blog with just a handful of readers and I can't imagine having thousands of people reading it on a regular basis.

Do you ever get negative feedback or criticism, and do you ever feel that you have to censor yourself at times or have to be careful about putting yourself out there too much?

Melanie said...

Our church has a very large congregation (3000 members). Our pastor says that if the church is the city, then your Sunday School class is your neighborhood.

Stephanie said...

Is Scott still doing PX90? Is he having any luck? I am thinking about starting it, but wondering if the food stuff is too hard! How much has he lost?

Ginny said...

Kelly- Love the bar stools!!

I may have asked this in the past waiting for a Q&A- but do you know this early in the game if Harper will go to public school or will you home school? Or do you not know yet and you are open to both...however God leads you?

You look great in the brown dress!

Katie said...

I love that gummie doll...how cute! I'll have to check out that link. I don't think I have ever seen brown petit fours before!! Do they taste different?? I wish I could pull off Scott's 'do...wouldn't that just make life so much easier??? Just think how quick our fixin up routine would be...

Jennifer said...

Reading that first little section made me want to go to a football game too! This Houston heat is enough for me!

Rachel H. said...

You do not look pregnant! I think you look great! And the bar stools are great. I also love the cookies for the baby shower! Great idea!! :)

Betsy said...

Your bar stools looks so great!! You stay so busy just like me. :) I agree with you...joining a Sunday School class is super important. That is such a wonderful support system in your life!

Have a great week!

Lauren said...

1. Great barstools...Love the texture!

2. Thanks for introducing the gummie doll! I'm always looking for ideas from other mothers. I contacted the seller and hope to have a rock and roll gummie for my Henry!

3. Before you had Harper you made monogram cookies for visitors. I thought they were sooo cute, so I finally just tried my hand at them! Thanks for the inspiration! Here's my outcome:
www.doodlesbylauren.blogspot.com

Chelsea & Nick said...

I have a question about you and Scott. I know you have talked briefly about how having a baby has changed your relationship, but would you be willing to share a little more on that. How has it changed it on a daily basis? Do you feel like it has affected your level of intimacy as a couple? Also, how is he about helping with Harper's diapers and things like that?

Jen said...

First off you do not look pregnant in that picture. I thought you looked amazing. I love your hair...so cute.

I also love the stools you picked out for your kitchen. They look wonderful.

I also wanted to tell you that I will be participating in the Show me your Home friday. Well, one we get to the stuff that is not home related I will be playing along. I can't wait for the other things to start.

Hope you had a wonderful vacation and I will be back from mine soon and once again will be reading and commenting on a more frequent basis.

Julia said...

Girl you do NOT look pregnant, don't be silly!!! You look great!!!

Holly said...

i love those bar stools!

BOWquet said...

Cute bowholder!!! :)

SassyCassie said...

I love the barstools and cookies! I'm from Oklahoma and we've been enjoying a cool front too, but we're only getting low 90's instead of low 100's. I'm jealous of the 70's!

Nancy said...

You have such a great blog! I just ordered a bow holder thanks to you! I wish you could come help me decorate my house! Thanks for blogging!

Liz and Garth said...

Your bar stools are amazing. The pictures of your house seriously look like something out of a home decorating magazine. Maybe you should submit them? :-)

The baby shower looks like it was success! How could it not be with those petite fours and cookies. Yum!

Just one quick question. How was the transition from working girl to SAHM? My baby is due in August and I won't be returning to my job as a teacher and am a little concerned that my brain will turn to mush, I'll get depressed, etc. But I am so excited at the same time. It's all I have ever wanted. Just curious. Keep up the fun blog posts!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Great pictures!
LOVE those barstools!
Swing by for my giveaway!

Harris Family said...

I love your barstools! They look awesome! Your header is precious! Two gorgeous girls!

ran shae said...

kelly~

i love that kind of old world, washed out white color of your cabinets! what is the technique called? i'd love to be able to read about how it's done.

thanks!
~randi

Audrea said...

Love the barstools! The cookies for the baby shower were so cute too! Wishing you a wonderful day!

My name is Megan... said...

the chair look great! I need to hunt for some new ones soon! That shower looks like so much fun. I love baby showers!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I love the new barstools! They do look very comfy, not like most bar stools.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

LOVE love love the bar stools Good taste!! They look Fab!!! I love getting a new piece of furniture and enjoying a new look! It's always nice to change things up!

In His Army said...

LOVE the barstools!

Amy, queen of the world. said...

Oh my gosh! I know some of the same people as THE Kelly!! lol... I went to college with Jennifer!! Sorry, I got a little excited!! lol