Friday, February 21, 2014

Five on Friday


Happy Friday lovelies! Has this week gone by super fast for anyone else? Has this week been filled with above 60 degree temps every day for anyone else? Loving it! I'm linking up with the usual gang (Christina, April, Darci & Natasha) for a bit of a random Friday 5. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!




This is random (since I do not have children) but this is incredible! Have ya'll heard of http://www.infantswim.com/ ? Children from 6 months to 6 years of age learn how to use Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue skills to save themselves in dangerous situations! Sounds hard to believe? Watch the video! When my sister posted it I was like "Wow! Go babies!"




We have picked out are absolute fav inspirations photos for our future kitchen in the new home! We are going with a steel/blue-grey painted cabinet and light counter-tops (we have black granite and light cabinets now so it'll be a nice change of scenery)







With the above stated, we are currently trying to decide between Carerra Marble or a Granite look-a-like. What do ya'll think? Anyone have experience with either? (I know granite is tougher but with the right sealant Carerra can be good too)

Both are attractive! (marble left kashmir white granite right)


I saw this swimsuit from Anthropologie and instantly fell in love!




That swimsuit matches my china pattern, blue willow obsession and even my number tabs today doesn't it?  #BlueObsessed

The built-in china cabinet in the new home is brown...hmmm contemplating a paint job but not sure....


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55 comments:

  1. Love your design for your new kitchen - it will be gorgeous!!!!

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  2. Stopping by from the link up and loving your kitchen ideas! We are house hunting so I'm loving all the inspiration I can get. Good luck with everything!

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  3. Those kitchens are gorgeous! Great inspiration!

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  4. So I was going to comment on how you had coordinated everything so beautifully, but then you did! (I LOVE blue, too). That kitchen will be gorgeous, by the way!

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    1. Thank you! A little blue obsessed for sure haha

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  5. I love the kitchen inspiration -It's going to be beautiful!!! I've seen those baby swim videos and it scares me every time!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Keep the house updates coming!! So much fun!!! And...for sure paint that built in!!! :)

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    1. I'm thinking the same! It's just none of the tiger oak woodwork has been touched since 1850 so I'm torn! haha (but man I love a good blue on white)

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  7. Love love love those kitchen inspirations :)

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  8. Need that swim suit! So cute! And I looove your kitchen inspiration pictures. We have dark granite in our apartment and I'm not a huge fan. Whenever we move into a new place, I can't wait for some light counter tops!

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    1. I like our dark granite but it shows more crumbs, etc! Lighter will be a nice change! :)

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  9. I love the color of the kitchen cabinets! We've got darker counter-tops right now and it just makes my kitchen feel so small.

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    1. I was iffy on the cabinet color at first (honey picked it) but the more I look at examples the more I love it! Thanks!

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  10. Hey Jessi- happy Friday!
    I've seen the infant swimming video before and half of me is like yeah! go babies! The other part of me just wants to shake the adult that kept pushing the baby under (it was a different video). If I ever have a pool with a little one, it would be fenced off, no questions. I wouldn't want to risk the chance that my child could get into the water, EVEN IF they had been trained to roll over and float.

    I also love your kitchen ideas - I posted some of my favorite kitchen must-haves today over at my blog. Personally, I love the marble. My mom has marble counter tops and though I've always heard they are easier to stain, she's never had a problem with them. I think the swirls in the marble would look great with your gray cabinetry!

    Have a great weekend and I can't wait to hear more about the house!

    Katelyn
    http://realhousewifeofgreenville.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion! I really like the marble as well! I agree about the fence thing but it was neat to see them trained to swim at such an early age! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Okay, I'm LOVING your Five today (like every other week)! I'm swooning over those kitchen photos and I sure hope you share the finished product! I don't think you could wrong with either counter top- gorgeous! And I'm obsessed with everything Anthro makes and sells, and that suit is no exception. Love it, and love that it matches your china! Have a lovely Friday and weekend dear! xo

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    1. Thanks Khala! Your comments always make my day! (we have 2 weeks from today until closing so I can't wait to dive in and of course share the entire process) haha :)

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  12. Love what you've picked for your new kitchen, it's going to be gorgeous! And that Anthro bikini is adorable. Happy weekend!

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  13. Love love love that bathing suit!! Super cute!!

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  14. Loving your kitchen inspiration photos!! It'll look fabulous, no doubt! ;)

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  15. Oooh I love that Carerra marble!! Good luck with your kitchen reno! Have a great weekend Jessi.

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    1. I'm leaning towards the Carerra too, Thanks Brittany!

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  16. I love that bathing suit! I have so many dream kitchen pinned....one day.... :-)

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  17. That Anthropologie swimsuit is SO pretty. I love that pattern! I hope you bought it :)
    I also love all of your kitchen inspiration photos...can't wait to see the final result!

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  18. I am a fan of the carrera marble however I know you have to be careful with it. Stuff like lime juice eat away at it. Can't wait to see what you dream up!

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    1. Yea that's the only downfall and possible staining- but with the right seal I'm hoping we might be able to pull it off (however we don't have kids yet so we should take that into consideration too haha)

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  19. The swimsuit is so fabulous! I think it needs to be added to the must have list

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  20. Visiting from the link up. Love love love the kitchen inspiration pictures! I am dying for Carrera marble someday so that is my vote! :)

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  21. That bathing suit is gorgeous!! I love it! Have a happy weekend!

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  22. Love your kitchen ideas!! So fun that you can design it from scratch!

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  23. Oh! That kitchen is just beautiful. And my vote is for the marble. Can't wait to see it when you are finished!

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  24. Your kitchen is going to be out of this world. It will be so beautiful. I have never really seen those colors before, but I love it. Looks like someone likes the color blue, ha! We have had beautiful weather here in Charlotte, NC too and I am cherishing it. I hope you have a great weekend babe, xo!

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    1. Thanks love! Yea not so warm this week so that sucks! (yes- A little obsessed with blue for some reason haha)

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  25. Yes this week flew by! But no, I didn’t have those nice temps you speak of and I’m very jealous! ;) Those are some beautiful kitchens! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! That is too funny that bathing suit matches your china! But it’s perfect! Have a great weekend! :)

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  26. I am ogling over your kitchen ispiration photos! I have heard marble is very high maintenance, but I do LOVE it!

    I've been admiring that swimsuit too!

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  27. The kitchen inspiration photos are To.Die.For! Love Love Love! And that blue swimsuit? Suuuuper cute!

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