Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WHW: Lately

Hey ya'll and happy Wednesday! Having Monday off was so nice and it definitely doesn't feel like we're half-way through the week already. Andi and I spent our weekend at the Bay and it was lovely just getting away and having a change of scenery. It was cold and rainy but still lovely being by the water. We had some great seafood and did a lot of shopping! I scored a super cute (and semi-large) blue and white rug for our kitchen, fabulous white ceramic and gold pineapple salt and pepper shakers and picked out a potential fabric for that awesome wing-back chair we scored back in the Fall. The pineapple shakers ended up matching the large pineapple I already have in one of my kitchen display cabinets! The rug was only 12 bucks and needs a little cleaning but I fell in love with the colors. I'm not sure it will stay in the kitchen because I almost feel like I need a round one in that space so let me know what ya'll think.


I've decided I want to get back into crafting when I saw this super cute and easy bow display project over the weekend. It is a felt dress/tutu with a tulle skirt and it has ribbons hanging to display the bows. Miss A has SO many bows so it never hurts to come up with more display ideas. I've also been doing a lot of pinning for her upcoming 2nd birthday - I know, how the heck is she almost two?! Well...she's not two until April but doing a little pre-planning never hurt anyone right? I have to share the theme that Hubby and I decided on. It is so simple with a lot of DIY's and will definitely be a smaller scale than her first party but ya'll it is seriously fabulous. Tea for Two will be the theme! (more to come on this as we get closer to early April)

Work is going good thus far and I'm still staying afloat somehow. This job is so much different than anything I've done and there's definitely a learning curve. Working part time is so ideal though. I work Monday, Tuesday and a half-day on Wednesday. I'm in that phase where I'm trying my hardest not to bug people with questions constantly and still sort of settling in but the people here are absolutely fabulous and I adore working in higher education because really, I always have! I'm praying I start to get a grip on things and that everyone becomes second nature because I really see myself wanting to stay here for a long long time. Keep those prayers coming for this history and poly sci major that is now a Financial Administrator (I know, I wonder what resume they were looking at as well haha)

I also want to express my joy for something in our personal life as well. My heart is so full with our new church family! I've gotten hubby on board and Andi also loves it. I wrote it earlier but we decided to go back to the church I grew up in. It felt right the minute we walked through the doors and I've never been surrounded by such accepting and wonderful folks! Many of them, being charter members, I've known since I was 12 years old. We've met a fabulous new couple with 4 boys and another couple with 3 children and I'm so happy to be surrounding ourselves with such awesome couples and faith-based people.Ah it feels so good ya'll! They also decided to start a new bible study for the women in the church starting next Wednesday so I'm interested in seeing how that goes. Thanks for your continued support and prayers through this process!

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13 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that the weekend was just what you needed--an escape is always nice :) And that the job and your church families have also been wonderful--it's great to have a nice place to work with supportive people (that doesn't stress you out too much haha) and the support of your church family too. Sounds like life is coming up roses for you, friend :)

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  2. I love that rug so much!!!! It would go perfectly in my house ;) haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. That's so awesome that you had such a great weekend! Sometimes a church family is truly all you need! Every time I need some spiritual pick-me-ups, church is just the ticket. But seriously - those gold and white pineapples are gorgeous!

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  4. Sounds like such a fun weekend with A! I love that rug, I think it fits the space great! And what a cute party theme, I cannot wait to read more about it!! I'm glad work is going well!

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  5. Oooh what a cute birthday party theme! How is she almost 2 already?! Love the scores you found shopping last weekend! And yay for the official church family! Michael and I always talk about how we can't wait to be more involved in a church when we someday find our new "hometown"! Also, so happy the new job is working out!!

    PS... the font size is much better! ;)

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  6. Loving the theme you went with for A's birthday!! That is going to be adorable! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Sounds like the perfect weekend! And those pineapple shakers - LOVE! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  8. Girl, those pineapples!! So cute! I can't wait to see what you do with Tea for Two! It's going to be so cute!

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  9. Love all your finds! The birthday theme is so adorable! That is so awesome you found an amazing church family! It really is the best!

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  10. good to hear about work going well, that weird phase where you're bugging people (or not wanting to) is super weird, but it will be over before you know it and new people will be asking you questions ;) absolutely LOVE that rug, so pretty! i don't have a rug in my kitchen at all, so i'm no help with round vs not lol

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  11. Tea for Two is such a cute theme!! I've started planning Violet's second birthday too.. i cant beleive they are almost two! xo jillian

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  12. Hi, I just stumbled on your blog and love it :) I really like those pineapples by the way. Happy Thursday!

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  13. So glad you are settling into your new job! I obviously love working in higher ed. Finding a church home (or going back to the original one) is such a blessing. We have been slacking this year on our church time and need to get back on track.

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