Williamsburg Getaway

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - Posted by Jullie at 12:30 AM
Last month, Mr. Rhee and I took a mini vacation to Williamsburg, VA. It was his first time visiting the historic area and my return after 15 years. It was perfect timing, hubby was switching between jobs, and I needed a little break from my studying for the boards. Oh and if you didn't know, I passed my Nurse Practitioner boards! PTL!!!

This historic town was the perfect place for us, it had a wide variety of fall foliage, historical ambience for Mr. Rhee, and it was just far away from the big city, but not too far that we had to take a lot of time off. I think I love historical towns because of the old brick buildings, the characters who walk, talk, and breathe as if they were in colonial times, and just the simplicity of it all.

Here are some pictures from our trip:

 walking under a bridge to get to the colonial town

 At the governor's palace





 I really wanted a colonial floppy hat =)


Silversmith Shop

Fife & Drum

Waiting for Dinner at one of Williamsburg's many restaurants


We stayed at a cute little B&B called Colonial Gardens, near Jamestown.



Inside the governors side of the courthouse

Wigmaker

Blacksmith


We really enjoyed our trip, the weather held out a nice low 70's for the few days we were there. Hopefully, we can visit the other two towns in the colonial triangle, (Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown) soon.

What was your best short getaway?

-Jullie

Oh and if I don't post until then, Have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Two words... glittered pumpkins!

Monday, November 14, 2011 - Posted by Jullie at 12:02 PM
I definitely thought I submitted this post already, but my apologies..

This post is dedicated to my crafting buddy Gina...
Together we conquer the world of crafts, by stalking Martha Stewart projects, bring a little glitter to all boring things... like my dining room floor, and spend countless hours wandering Michael's.

We're an awesome crafting pair, and to that, these glittered pumpkins are dedicated to her!



So, we started our project by picking cute little gourds from our local supermarket. I picked up a couple small pumpkins from Butler's Orchard.

Then, you paint on a thin layer of white glue, we used Tacky Glue. In the picture above, I tried a different method of gluing the bottom half first then glittering, wait to dry then glue the top. This technique works better for pumpkins with short stems.

If you have a bigger stem, it's easier to glue half the pumpkin (ex: right side), then pour glitter of your choice, wait to dry, then repeat on left side.

Just some of the glitter cans we used =)


See the difference a little glitter can make? After all the glitter dries, we painted the stems with a nice copper to finish the look.

Susan, came over on day 2 of glittering, to make some really pretty "Easter" colored pumpkins.



They're so pretty, it's nostalgic. It's worth all the glittery mess over the table and floor. Poor hubby is now terrified of glitter, but for the most part it cleaned up fairly nicely.

Soon, I'll post how I displayed the pumpkins and the new wall in our dining room! =)

Happy Crafting!

-Jullie