Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WHW: Lately

Hey y'all and welcome to another WHW! December is straight up flying by and of course I'm still not caught up on my shopping whatsoever. I feel like I need a TJ Maxx/Hobby Lobby run and I can usually knock it all out. (love those places) We've been so busy lately with church, kitchen reno, trying to maintain a clean and balanced home (sike) that I feel like I don't really have anything super blog-worthy today so I'll just catch y'all up on some fun things we've done in the last week. The Chamber of Commerce put on their annual holiday house tour in our town and I absolutely loved it. We used this event as our monthly ladies group outing and it was so much fun! It snowed the entire time (oh yea, we got our first snow and it was a lot!!!) and we all met in the morning with yummy (spiked) hot cocoa! It was just what I needed and we're thinking about maybe adding our home to the tour next year!

We also had our big Christmas Cantata and dinner at our church and guess who made an appearance? Santa! Andi was so excited and WAY more accepting of him than she was last year - however - still a no go on the lap sitting thing. Although she did make sure to yell from a safe distance that she wanted the Belle Musical Tea Party Cart for Christmas and that she had definitely been a good girl. It was absolutely precious!

Home wise - still waiting on replacement sectional sofa piece and custom pillows but we do have the tile down and ready for grout which also means we will FINALLY have appliances! Can someone say meal planning to the utmost extreme? I'm seriously over eating takeout and so ready to cook y'all!

 photo signature_zpsdnzukjhu.png

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WHW: Hostess Gift Guide

Hey y'all and welcome to another WHW! Today I'm joining in with Brittany, Owen and Emily on their last part of the gift guide link-up series. Today its all about stocking stuffers and/or hostess gift ideas! This one is sort of my favorite because this guide can be helpful for all year and not just at Christmas time. (does that sentence sound odd? Year-round maybe? Ha!) Its always polite and Southern to bring a small hostess gift am I right? Super clubs, dinner parties, Holiday parties, etc. I can't wait to browse y'alls posts and ideas on this one. Link up below and join in!

and can we just talk about how much I need these little beauties in my bar cart life? LOVE! 

Or these! Also from Williams Sonoma (they are killin' it this year with gift ideas!)

 photo signature_zpsdnzukjhu.png

Monday, December 4, 2017


Hey y'all and happy Monday! This weekend was so much fun and we were happy to have Seth home for the entire weekend with his new schedule. (the night shift thing sort of sucks but the weekends off are great) He made some great progress on the kitchen and I can literally start to unpack a few boxes probably in the next couple of days. We still need to decide on counter tops and have changed our minds again. I'll share a pic below and y'all let me know what you think. I think we are going Thursday to try and look at the actual slabs.

Saturday we helped decorate my parent's house and Mama and I kicked off holiday movie watching with The Holiday. We love The Family Stone, Four Christmas', Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, A Christmas Story and Jackfrost. Those are the must-watch ones! Sunday we went to church and Miss A decided to be a 'big kid' and go to children's message. It was so cute seeing her up front with the older kiddos and y'all she turned around and gave us a thumbs up! I tried so hard not to bust out laughing at that little cutie. Afterwards we walked (yes walked now that we're right in town!) down to the Christmas Parade. It was so cute and Andi was over the moon excited! Then we headed to my in-laws for some good home cooking and to celebrate my brother-in-laws birthday. All in all we had a fabulous weekend but I STILL have not started Christmas shopping. Y'all, send help and prayers!

Linking up today with Biana

 photo signature_zpsdnzukjhu.png

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WHW: Kitchen Update

Hey y'all! Its time for What's Hap-'pinning' Wednesday and another home update. We're definitely making some progress on the kitchen and the white did indeed brighten everything up big time! Hubs and my FIL have primed and painted and now we just need to put them back and pick out a new hardware. We're trying to sell the appliances currently because they are fairly new and quite frankly, we just need them gone. Once they're out, we can put down the backer board and install the gray tile we have picked out. Hubs also finished covering the yellow walls with the new paint we picked out. It is in the gray family but super light. At night it seems darker and during the day it seems almost white. Its Possibility by Valspar. 

I also FINALLY squeezed in some craft time with that gold spray paint I've been DYING to use. My Mama scored me a can of this spray paint that is literally always sold out at Michael's. I did a lot of research on which spray paint would most resemble antique gold which is my absolute favorite. The results are in and I adore it! Its brilliant gold (antique gold is good too) by Design Master. (You can get it here!)  I had bought some old, matted and thick frames from yard sales, etc with the intention on switching out the artwork and painting the frames gold. They seriously turned out so cute and I'm so sorry I didn't get a before picture. I did two small frames, 2 matted frames and one large mirror and still have a lot left over. I now want to paint everything in site and cannot be stopped!

its the first one pictured on the left!

And lastly, we also squeezed in some girl time when my friend Cici came in from SC to visit. Cheers to girl time, Christmas decor, home renos and crafting!

 photo signature_zpsdnzukjhu.png

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WHW: Home Snaps

Hey y'all and welcome to another What's Hap-'Pinning' Wednesday - Join me and Jenn and link up below as usual! Hopefully y'all are sharing some yummy Thanksgiving recipes because I am SO ready for tomorrow. We celebrate with both families and have a meal at noon and a meal at 6pm so I've learned to pace myself over the years. I'm so thankful we live close enough to visit both families in one day and I hope that never changes - now, bring on the beans, greens, casseroles, bird, etc


Anyway, today I'm sharing some of the demo we've been diving into lately. Luckily, we've finished all of the painting minus the kitchen and almost all of the furniture has arrived. (the couch debacle just updated its ship date to early December instead of January!) We still need a dining room buffet/sideboard but my MIL wants to help us out with that for Christmas (How fabulous is that?! Love her!) So we took out the old kitchen counter tops and we've decided on LG's Rococo Quartz since we've had granite and marble in the past. Also, like I mentioned before, we're keeping the cabinets but painting them a semi-gloss white which will really brighten up the space. We're only doing a back splash on the back wall where the stove is and the other walls we're just going to carry the counter top up another 4 inches. We have the backer board ready to go down for the flooring and then the appliances can come in after that. Hopefully instead of a white Christmas, we'll have a finished white kitchen!

In other updates, we finished the playroom for now and added the love seat from our old living room and corner cabinet for the TV. We painted the walls an oatmeal tan by Valspar and Andi simply adores the (her) space! The guest room is painted and staged for now as well as Andi's bathroom and the upstairs ceilings. (we even painted the fan to match in the upstairs hall) I'll report back once we fully get going on the kitchen and share more pictures.


Happy Thanksgiving Y'all and enjoy your holiday!

 photo signature_zpsdnzukjhu.png