Tuesday, May 31, 2011


About two weeks ago, we added to the crew here at Chateau Lowe.  Can you guess what's going on???


Squelch the rumors.  No babies.  Mama just likes brownies.  And I stuck to my word - Landry is the last furry addition for a long time.  Better than a baby or a puppy - my sista sista moved in!!

Did you all just breathe a collective sigh of relief???  You were afraid I thought I could squeeze one more animal in here?  I'm pretty sure that would short me one husband.

So yes, my gorgeous, vivacious, fun-loving, polar opposite of me sister is cozied up in the former cat room - ahem, guest room - and yes, I did buy her a new bedspread.  And move the condo and litter box out.  Now they all reside in my room for now and we all know just how happy that makes me.

It's only been two weeks, but I've so enjoyed her living here.  I seriously needed another partner in crime to watch trashy TV and eat junk food with.  Poor Ryan hasn't watched ESPN in weeks.  And I think the estrogen is getting to him - he actually commented on Real Housewives of New Jersey last night.  Anyway, she's been a super roomie, a big help, and a lot of fun!

Welcome to the casa, seester.  Now move over so Cash can get on the couch, get your dishes out of the sink, and fold my clothes.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

A few of my favorites

I'm sorry, but there still isn't a lot going on at Chateau de Lowe right now.  We are spending lots of time outside, but don't have any major projects going on to share.  So I'll talk about my favorite subject - me!  Similar to the theme of the fill in the blank post, I'll fill you in on some of my absolute favorite things.  So you know what to get me on my favorite holiday or Christmas. 

Favorite non-horse animal:  Dolphin
Favorite animal print:  Zebra
Favorite non-Arkansas SEC team:  Florida Gators
Favorite season:  I've said before, I like them all as they come, but I really love fall.
Favorite place to vacay:  Destin, FL - such good memories there with the fam
Favorite city to visit:  Dallas  (I love STL as well and went to Chicago for the first time earlier this year and I think it could grow on me too.)
Favorite non-Mexican food:  Italian
Favorite professional teams:  Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, LA Lakers
Favorite Disney movie:  The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo (I'm a Pisces.  I love water.)
Favorite blog:  Young House Love - so evolved my style.  Live The Home Life is a close second though!
Favorite place to eat breakfast out:  Common Grounds.  I still love me some Waffle House though.
Favorite swanky place to eat dinner:  Bordinos.  After that, Bonefish.
Favorite car I've owned:  My 1999 white Honda Accord that I got when I graduated high school
Favorite candle:  Yankee Candles Farmer's Market.  It's like fall in a jar.
Favorite non-pink color:  Teal or purple
Favorite animal at my house:  Lola.  Most of the time.
Favorite dinner I can make:  Braised chicken cabernet from Pampered Chef.

Anything I left off?  Anything else you've been dying to know?  Any one of these your favorite too?  I'd love to hear about it!  Happy weekend!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Living Room Lowedown

Nope, I didn't float away.  But I bet you were worried.  We've had some serious rainfall here in the past few weeks, and all Mrs. Lowe wants to do when it rains is zzzzz.....  It's pouring right now, lightning flashing, thunder rolling, and I can barely keep my eyes open.  I'll try to get through this thriller of a post, but no promises.  You only get so many good rainy nights to snooze to.

What a great weekend we Lowes had!  Despite the rain, we managed to attend 2 birthday parties for Alli's classmates, have the cute little twins who are exactly Alli's age over for the afternoon, go see Rio, and shop until we dropped!  The last part is probably the most interesting - I got some finishing touches for the living room and I'm ready to reveal the whole room!  Get crunk.

We've repainted the walls a few....thousand times.  Ok, this is just the third paint job, I promise.  And they've all been blue, I've just had to tweak the shade.  I'm so in love with this color, I continued it down the hallway and into the kitchen, as you saw here.  I'm not super great with the angles, but here's a few shots of the progress:

Yes, I have little doggie followers who creep in my pictures.  You can see I've tried to mainly stick to blues, creams, and browns for the big pieces with fun pops of color like the hot pink table and frames or the green storage ottomans.  I'm really loving it!

Sorry for the severe lack of your usual wit, humor, and joy...but I warned you.  It's raining.  G'night.