Things for the home!

As promised, I wanted to share some of the items we’ve purchased recently for our home. Hubs pointed out the first three (he’s amazing, I know) and the wreaths were a much needed final nail in the summer coffin. Sigh.

Things to add to our lonely, sad book shelves…

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A rack to hang…place TBD. Most likely in the butler’s pantry.

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New fall wreaths for the front door via good ole Teej. I really wanted to DIY but my weekends are booked solid with wonderful weddings and such!

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Now I just need some pumpkins and mums for the arched steps! O, and my lazy wreath storing secret? Nails in the attic wall. Keeps them from getting smooshed.

And because everyone LOVES the dogbeard trend including me…

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Weekend Recap

This is actually a week long recap with photos…

Too many good thing to go into…so to sum it up, I had a ton of family in town and we had a blast enjoying our new home. Of course the fountain broke while they were here, ugh. Lots of laughter, fun and FOOD! I’ll talk mother’s day tomorrow.












Let’s build a wet bar…

If you’ve been to my house, we’re adding a wet bar upstairs in the bonus room. Yippie! We had planned to do it later, but NOW is the time. We just love entertaining.

Here’s what we’re going with…can’t wait to see the final deets!

Custom cabinet color (the wood cabinets in the background):

Granite color (I think…haven’t picked this out yet):


We’re also putting in a sink and a beverage/wine fridge. Yay!

Birfday Weekend!

Another whirlwind weekend in the books!

Friday I left work early to go pick up baby sister from college. She’s staying with us for Spring Break. I’m loving having her around since I don’t get to see her very often. Gotta love a sister mini roadtrip!

Saturday morning was spent hanging, moving and assembling. Hubs put together our new patio set, we had someone come hang our porch swing and stairwell decorations. Stairwell complete! If you’ve been to my house since we moved, you’ve heard me talking about the boat propellers. They are finally hanging!!!


In case you’re wondering size, each framed square is approx 48″x48″. I wanted something to showcase art, and give the wall some character instead of being just a two story blank wall. So, there you have it.

I went for my Saturday run which was amazing since it was 60 out and the trails were dry. Swoon. Then hubs had some dear friends come into town for my birthday! They brought their pup and he and Wilson were fast friends. He moped around after they left. Another girlfriend stopped by with her precious daughter to drop off a gift. I felt so loved that day! Family and friends…doesn’t get much better than that.

We had out first fire out back with the new patio set and cocktails before heading to Sopapillas for dinner! I love that place, and now they have a new and improved menu and I went from loving it to OBSESSED with it. Drooling now just thinking about it. After dinner we came home to have another fire and some more cocktails.

Sunday started with our typical pancakes, saying “goodbyes for now”, resting, cleaning, cooking and baking for the neighborhood ladies bunco I’m hosting this evening, picking up some furniture, shopping, introducing sister to hubs favorite chicken casserole, and homemade milkshakes. Hey…something had to get through losing an hour of sleep.

Now that my friends…was a weekend!

Weekend Crafting

I did too much over the weekend. I truly wore myself out to the point of *almost* a breakdown. I just get focused on things and cannot slow down until they’re finished. I cleaned the house from top to bottom (blisters to prove it), took Wilson for long runs and then got my craft on.

I made the blue pillows on the bed:


I recovered the dining room chairs. Seeing that they are over 70 years old, I took everything off from the bottom up and put on new foam, batting and fabric. Now they really compliment the blue walls in the dining room:


Recap of blue walls (pre-furniture):


I created a bench cushion. I made the piping from scratch, then stitched this 75″x20″ cushion. I still need to make the other one, but seeing as this took me 7 hours…the other will have to wait a little:


It was a VERY productive, yet very tiring weekend.

Front door wreaths!

I made our holiday wreaths and was slightly sad to put them away for the season. Something about glitter and metallics just make me happy. They even jingle!!!


So it was time for some new ones. I wanted something that could go through multiple seasons, yet fun and inviting. At least something to hold me over until the next seasonal wreath needs to be made 😉

Here they are…I’m really smitten! Burlap and boxwoods…how southern?!



House Layout: Part 4

Our last and final house layout post! Don’t worry, I’m sure more posts will follow on decorating and such!!!I hope you’ve enjoyed looking as much as I’ve enjoyed showing. All that blood, sweat and tears is finally being put to good use. Loving our home, and our little family in it.

Refer to this post for the floor plans of the home.

Breakfast nook:




Living room:


Butler’s pantry:


Landry room/Wilson’s room (let’s not kid ourselves, he only eats in there):


Dining room:


I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but please let me know if you want any paint colors, or a deeper dive into any of the rooms! I didn’t want to bore you to death with all of the details for you non-detail oriented people!

House Layout: Part 3

Refer to this post for the floor plans of the home.

Entry wall/hall/foyer (dining & coat closet on left, office & half bath on right):


Office and full bath off office:



Half bath in hallway:


Entry into master bedroom and master bedroom:



Master bath (sorry, no closet photos):



Tomorrow we’ll get the main living area, kitchen and dining room!

House Layout: Part 2

Refer to this post for the floor plans of the home. I changed/added a TON of photos from yesterday, so go back and check those out!!! Now let’s keep moving…

Guest bedroom #2 (the cubby in the bottom photo is built out to be a playroom):




Guest bedroom #3:




Jack and jill bathroom connecting #2 & #3:




Game room:



Happy Friday kids! We’ll see you on Monday with a recap of the first floor!

House Layout: Part 1

There’s still a lot of work to be done around the house. Mostly hanging items! I don’t think I’ve posted the floor plans for our home before. I think it will help as I post pictures of the house! Just click on the floor plans to enlarge them.

First Floor:

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Second Floor:

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Today we’re going to start at the top. Don’t ask why, I just feel like it, so there. Look at the layout above to get a feel for flow as I move along.




view toward Bed #2 & #3

Bonus Room:




1/2 Bath:


Bedroom #4 and Bath:





Ooooops, I just noticed I didn’t take a photo of my favorite granite in the house, which happens to be in this bathroom. So I’ll stop here for today. See you folks tomorrow!