Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

Hey all! Thanks for joining me for one of my favorite posts- What's Up Wednesday! I'm linking up with Mix and Match Mama- let's get started!

What we're eating this week...

Monday: Homestyle chicken and noodles 

Tuesday: Shay's late night- on your own/leftovers
Wednesday- Chili
Thursday- Tacos
Friday-Homemade pizza

What I'm reading....

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

Seriously! So good! You all may know my LOVE for Brene Brown and so I really love Glennon's books too! I highly recommend!

I read this book last month:

Carry On, Warrior- The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life

And I just purchased this book to read soon:

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
What I'm looking forward to...

Every year, we head to Night Eyes, our local zoo's Trick or Treat night
Beggar's Night (this Sunday)

What I'm loving...

These flats have been on repeat as well as these booties

Sophia's 1st grade pictures.. she is looking oh so grown up and my mama heart just bursts in pride

What we've been up to...


Sprucin' up our front door

House projects

Pumpkin patch and fall activities

What I'm watching...

This is Us- I'm sure if you're on social media, you've heard about this show. It's so dang good. I had my reservations because they were claiming it was the next Parenthood (my ultimate favorite show) and I just couldn't see anything living up to what Parenthood was. But guys. I think they were right!

Ben and Lauren on Freeform

Shameless on Netflix

We finished Stranger Things on Netflix last month- if you're looking for something to watch, I highly recommend!

What I'm excited about...


What I'm working on...

I wanted the look of our living room to be a little funky and modern. I chose this rug and wanted decor to match the feel of the rug. Colorful and fun. I found this cow painting at At Home and instantly fell in love and thought it matched the space perfectly. My husband's response to the cow painting was- "it's a cow." Yup, she sure is and what a beautiful cow she is =) The girls have named her Rainbow. ANYWAY, I've been wanting to find other art to fill the very large wall that Rainbow and our big clock is on but I just couldn't find the right piece(s). I decided why not let the girls paint some art work and I will frame them in gold frames I found at Target and call it a day. They finished their paintings last night and I can't wait to see the end result!

Click here for pics of our home! 

What I'm listening to....

Other than my usual Pandora stations (Ed Sheeran, Today's Country, Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout) I haven't listened to any PodCasts lately- anyone have any suggestions?

What I'm wearing....

So, tell me- what's up with you?! 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Welcome Home

Hey friends! The waiting is over. We are officially moved into our new home and we feel right at home already.

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind but boy, does it feel good to see our furniture and decor in the new place, making it all our own. Being a homeowner comes with its challenges and we already have a running list of projects that need to be completed. The first: the deck. It's in good shape but we want to make sure it survives the winter and can last us a little longer. We decided to just stain it versus painting it and we love the results!


Sorry for the poor before picture, but you can sort of get the idea!


As you can see, it looks like new life has been brought into the deck. Now all we need is some deck furniture, chairs and some twinkling lights =)

I wanted to feature one room at a time, but instead I've decided to highlight my favorite parts of our new home. Some of them are features of the home that we love and some are decor items that I love.

Living Room 

One huge selling factor for us was the immense natural light coming from the three large windows right when you walk in. Along with the high ceilings, this room was a wow factor for me.

 Can we just talk about this rug for a minute? I wanted something that POPPED when you walked in and I think I nailed it! This rug is AH-MA-ZING friends and I got it at a deep discount. The texture is loomed/woven, oh heck I don't even know but it's so good and it feels so.plush. Just between you and me, I purposely walk over the rug on my way upstairs.

This sign is under the stairway and I couldn't be more thrilled with it. I love this saying and it's absolutely perfect in our space.

After you walk through the living room, you hit the dining room

This sign is in our dining room and I am in love.

Alright guys. This light right here is a spot of contention between Will and I. He hates  strongly dislikes and I LOVE. We decided to get moved in before deciding if it stays or goes. It's still here after a few weeks.... so...

Directly to the right of the dining room, you'll enter the kitchen. There is also another walkway to the kitchen through the living room.

I loved the openness through the living room, dining room and family room. And of course, white cabinetry. =)

Through the kitchen, you'll find the family room. Off the kitchen as well, is the garage entry, a 1/2 bath and laundry room.

This area really sold us. We loved this area of the home and with the fireplace and built in, it had an instant cozy factor.

Love these built ins and the fun that is styling the shelves. I can change things up when I feel like it. Can you say CHRISTMAS decor?!

This is such a cozy space for us.

From the living room, there are stairs to all three bedrooms upstairs. Including a bathroom for the girls and a master bath.

Saidey's Room

We love these window seats that are in each girls' room! Saidey's seat even has a storage area underneath!

Saidey's walls in her room are all white. I didn't feel the need to paint before we moved in but now that we are getting settled in, I think something is missing in her room. I still would like to add a rug, which I think will help add some color but I am also thinking of painting one wall a light mint color. Any thoughts? 

Sophia's Room

We decided to stick with coral and mint in Sophia's room as well, working off the theme of flamingos. Her bedding has flamingos on it and so all we're missing is THE cutest flamingo head I saw at Hobby Lobby. Sounds weird but I'm thinking it will look perfect on the left side of her window, on the inner wall. 

 I'm thinking that I'd like to chalk paint her brown dresser a coral color.

Almost every morning, I find Sophia in this spot =) She loves it!

Master Bedroom

I loved this wall from the minute I saw it. I knew if we moved in, I wouldn't want to change it. The other walls are a light, olive green. I also got deep purple accents (curtains, pillow) that bring out the colors in the wallpaper. Surprisingly, it doesn't clash at all- it sort of just all works together. 

We are officially home! (happy squeals!)

There is also a partially finished basement (the girl's playroom will be down here.  I'm also working on creating an arts/crafts area down there too) and a HUGE storage area/room. Thanks for coming on a tour of our home. We can't wait to make memories here and continue to make it our own. I think we're off to a good start!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Friday Favorites: Fall Fashion

Hey friends and FRIDAY! Lately, my internet searches have been all things home. And while I love me some good home decor, I've been missing out on the cozy Fall clothing that is happening right now. I thought I'd put together a quick post with my FAVORITE finds so far! As always, I'm linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals! 

This weekend, we have family in town and will be working on unpacking and organizing our garage (we still can't park in it) and the basement. I can't wait to set up the girls playroom- I have some fun ideas for an arts/craft area that I can't wait to show you! We also are giving our deck some TLC by painting it with BEHR- Deckover and I also can't wait to show you the before and after's! Now, back to the fashion guys! 

THIS COAT from Anthropologie

 I mean, I just can't even with this coat. Seriously adorable. But is it adorable enough to drop 300 bucks for? It's gotta go on sale sometime, right?! =) There are only 3 reviews and they aren't great either but still too adorable, am I right?! 

I'm loving all the boots right now. Especially these.

I also like these but they're at a higher price point

These boots are calling my name too...

This scarf is in my cart, ready to go! 

I love Lush shirts and this one is no exception

It's definitely a throw on and go piece- adding a little something in the front but then hangs low in the back, which I love. 

This just looks so comfy. 

I've talked about these pants before but I'm loving this color for Fall especially! I'm liking the winter spruce color too! 

I've been eyeing a vest like this for a few seasons now and just haven't pulled the trigger. This year, might be the year I do!

So, those are just some of my FAVORITE finds so far! What have you added to your closet since the Fall season has begun!? Please share! 

Happy Friday y'all! 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Celebrating 7 Years of Marriage

Happy Monday y'all! We spent the entire weekend finishing packing as we are down to 4 DAYS UNTIL WE MOVE!! WOO HOO! 

Today, Will and I celebrate 7 years of marriage. We've bought a townhome, had two kids, had job changes. graduated and enrolled in master's programs, and through it all- it's been you and me, me and you. You can read all about how we met here and another post, about the things I would tell myself about marriage. 

In four days, we move to a new home and we will be making new memories. It's a new start and a new era we will be embarking upon and I can't wait to do it all with you. 

Happy Anniversary and here's to many more years! 

Join me back here sometime next week ( I say sometime because I can't make any promises) for my first home tour post! My goal is to highlight a room and share how we've decorated it! 

Have a great week! 
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