Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday 5: Week Highlights

I cannot believe it is Friday already! This makes me super excited- no big plans for the weekend but sometimes that is nice. This week I thought would have gone by much slower due to the fact that we were negotiating (& still are) back and forth trying to gain our 'forever' home. If you read my post earlier in the week we put in an offer, got countered- put in another, got countered- and now we are trying to decide what we want to do! Whew...no stress at all right? (bank owned fixer-upper so the process is a little different) anyway, with that said, prayers are needed and keep your fingers crossed that this doesn't end up being a super long waiting process! (Patience is a virtue I know..) Linking up with Christina as usual! Happy Weekend Ya'll!



 Upgrade alert: Honey installed a new Nest thermostat for us! (odd the things we get excited about right?) It programs itself, learned your habits, is touch screen and color and also is controllable from anywhere! Out with the old and in with the new! (more efficient apparently too)

1980's maybe?
Tada!



We also added new heavy-duty shelving in our pantry. The pantry was becoming a huge cluttered and scary mess so Seth took it upon himself to take charge. They may not be the 'prettiest' but you never see them since the door is kept closed. It actually feels like we have more space in there with those huge things!


Emma showing off her food bin







Last night we had our annual Jaycees installation banquet and since honey was off (for once) we got to enjoy a little date night away from home!




I have a guilty pleasure/obsession with Caroline Hill jewelry. A friend of mine in Atlanta has it all in her shop and it is so incredibly affordable that you can order on the fly and dress-up any outfit! Look at these cuties that came this week?




Our wedding album finally arrived from our photographer! We were so excited to get this beauty and re-live the memories- she did such an AMAZING job!






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47 comments:

  1. I've got to sit down and plan out my wedding album, bride fail. good luck with the house, we looked for 8 months and finally got our house it was our 3rd we offered on!

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    1. It is such a darn process! Whew! Good to know you do have your dream home now!

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  2. Woo hoo on getting your wedding album - and I have to say that thermostat is pretty legit!! Hope all goes well with the house!

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  3. Woohoo wedding album. Girl I haven't even thought of doing mine yet, eeek!

    I love that you call your man honey too, so cute!

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    1. haha it just sort of started sticking- 'honey' have a good weekend!!

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  4. In LOVE with the new thermostat and cannot wait until we get to rip our lovely vintage one straight out of the wall!! I cannot wait to follow you and see all of your design tips :) Happy Friday!

    Tiffany
    http://thiswholehouse.blogspot.com

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  5. Your wedding album looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the new thermostat as well.. it's funny how excited we get about things as we get older :)

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  6. The Nest!! That's ideal!! Hooray for the wedding album- it's a priceless item you will cherish forever!

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    1. it already gave me the biggest paper-cut (or should I say cardboard cut with those thick pages!) and I almost threw it across the room hahaha (maybe that's why the pics are semi blurry)

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  7. So jealous of your pantry! I would die for one of those! And loving your wedding book - I really need to get one of those made! Happy Friday :)

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    1. it was apart of our package with the photographer so I wasted no time!! :) and yes, pantries are fabulous (if you keep them organized says the husband haha)

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  8. The home upgrades are awesome!!! Love it. Pray that everything works out how it's supposed to with the forever home!! Happy Happy Weekend!

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  9. Look at your home improvement this week! Go YOU (& the hubby!)! I love that jewelry too. And you look gorgeous on your date!
    Hope you have a great weekend, Love! :)

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  10. Love those earrings! It is funny the things we get excited about after being homeowners haha, that thermostat looks amazing! Have a great weekend Jessi

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  11. Wedding album is gorgeous! I need to get on ours. I have made one for all of our parents, except us!

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    1. Thank you! I made smaller ones for the parents on shutterfly but this heavy little number we let our photographer design!

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  12. Aww Emma is adorable! Our black lab, Bella, makes the same 'poor, pitiful me' face. I'm always so impressed with people who are on the ball with getting their wedding photos... We're at 3+ years and I haven't done anything more than a few DIY/craft projects with ours! Maybe I'll call our photog this weekend...

    Cheers to the weekend!

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  13. Love the wedding album! It looks so well done! :) I still need to make one from our pictures! Your pantry looks awesome! I would love to have a pantry in our house. We have hardly any cupboards in our house. Hopefully it will all work out with your house! Have a great weekend!

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  14. Girlie! Fanciest thermostat ever. Love it. And your pantry is AMAZING. Seriously. That's awesome. YAY for your beautiful wedding album! Hugs! xx

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  15. Hi dear!!:) I've just discovered your blog and it is amazing!!
    Have a really nice weekend!!
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  16. Love that jewelry! And your wedding album is gorgeous. The blue + yellow really pop! Have a great weekend.

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  17. Loveeeee those earrings, Jessi!! And talk about a fancy thermostat! I need one of those...!

    Happy weekend, girlie!

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  18. So exciting/stressful about the house! We've started looking and one house we loved was already off the market before we could put an offer on it :( Good luck making your decision! Beautiful wedding album! I've been meaning to make ours, but there are too many options to choose from. Hope yall have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You as well and good luck!! house hunting is fun and all but geez it's scary/stressful too!!

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  19. The album looks beautiful from what I can see... and, I would KILL for a pantry the size of yours!!!

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  20. You will LOVE the Nest!! We had one in our old house!! Yay for the wedding book!! So fun to relive those memories!!

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  21. Your wedding album looks beautiful and so do those earrings! I'll be checking those out soon! Happy weekend Jessi!

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    1. Totally just shared Mission Cute by the way! love it!

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  22. Good luck with the house situation..that must be stressful, but exciting too!

    PS- that thermostat sounds SO cool, haha!

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  23. look at your album!!!! so exciting!!! and i just adore those earrings. too cute :-)

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  24. We just went through an extremely LONG process buying our home! I will be saying prayers!! It will be the best thing you ever do and its been so fun getting to make this house completely ours with our own touch! Cant wait to hear what you guys end up doing!! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  25. I love that jewelry line! Happy Friday and Good luck making that big decision on home buying!!

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  26. Love the jewelry.... Also want a Nest thermostat! I can't wait to hear how you like it

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  27. Yay for wedding album! So fun! That thermostat is crazy!!! Technology these days can be so incredible! Pantry looks great! Gotta love some extra room and organization! Best of luck with the outcome on the house! Just remember, everything happens for a reason and you will be directed in the right path for what is virutally meant to be! Have a great weekend!

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  28. We are definitely putting in a Nest when we build our home. They are extremely energy efficient. You may be able to get a rebate or an incentive on it from your utility company as well. I work for our local gas and electric company and we have all kinds of programs for money back on energy efficiency upgrades like thermostats and insulation. Happy weekend!!!

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  29. Yay for getting your wedding album! PS My husband and I were married the week before you guys. We still have to pick up our album. :( Have a great weekend!

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  30. Thanks for the new jewelry introduction! I love those pieces - definitely need to check more of her stuff out! Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  31. That is super exciting to get your wedding album in! And what a great idea about the heavy duty shelving in the pantry! I think it actually looks great to be able to have everything organized!

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  32. Your Wedding Album is so incredibly gorgeous!!

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  33. Hi dear!! Thank you for your amazing coment :)
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