Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WHW: Kitchen Almost Finished!

Hey y'all and happy WHW! Remember to link up with Jenn or myself and share what's currently hap-'pinning' in your life! 

Today I'm sharing a little teaser of our kitchen and I'm so over the moon excited about the way it is all coming together. I say 'teaser' only because I still need to stage a few things, add a few things here and there and finish the back splash but for the most part it is complete! I went to Home Depot out of town over the weekend because they have the back splash we want and of course it was not in stock in the store. We're torn between waiting for it to ship or heading into another tile place later in the week to pick some up. Its a smaller, beveled subway tile and I just love it. You'll see in the below comparison picture that we only need to back splash the portions on either side of the stove so it won't take long at all compared to our last home!

Before & After - still need backsplash
via Home Depot here

Also, while Mama, Andi and I were at the bay house for the long weekend, Hubs kicked major you know what on the laundry room/office/mudroom. (he has to work unfortunately) We randomly decided to go super dark on the back cabinetry and leave the uppers white. We also switched out the counter-top to a lighter version that works perfectly between the two! I'm so in love! I'll take more pictures once its acclimated and placed in!

Before & After so far

And a few snaps from our bay weekend! Hope y'all have a great rest of the week!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WHW: Page Turners

Hey y'all and welcome to another WHW where you can link up with us and let us know what's on your mind this week. We've been doing this for quite some time now and I just want to say thanks to y'all again for always coming back for more! Today I want to share some of my current bedside table reads and also currently whats on deck. My MIL gifts us a new book each Christmas and its always tailored to our specific reading tastes which makes it so much fun. This year she went out of my usual murder/thriller/psycho/mystery genre (yea I know, I like scary or sad... Jenn knows this haha) and gave me the new one from the Bush sisters and I'm thrilled to start it once I finish The Husband's Secret!  

via Amazon
I think she was onto something too and must have sensed a change in taste because all of a sudden y'all...I'm knee deep obsessed with anything...ready for it? NICHOLAS SPARKS. Oh my goodness this is so weird for me but I went on a binge over Christmas break and watched all of the movies I hadn't seen by him. Well, after about the 4th one, I realized how much I loved them and wondered why I hadn't just read one of his books. I quickly researched which ones are not movies yet and made a list. I've ordered 3 and I'm so ready to power through them. I think they will be quick reads which makes them appealing and I've just been on such a romance kick. Plus, they usually draw a few tears so it covers my sadness craving. I watched The Choice, Nights in Rodanthe, The Lucky One, Safe Haven and The Best of Me over break and I am now the proud owner of The Choice! (and Safe Haven) Ha! So SO good y'all! (I'm also currently looking at real estate in every little NC waterfront town but that's neither here nor there)

Here's what I just ordered - let me know your favorites!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday 5

Hey y'all and happy Friday! Its been awhile since I've linked up with the Friday 5 gang and I'm excited to join in on the fun. We got snow last night (as did most of the South) and even though it was absolutely beautiful, it just wasn't enough. I'm all Lorelai Gilmore when it comes to snow - I could see it every day so bring it on! Anyway, y'all have a good weekend and I'll check back next week since our counter tops are being installed Monday. (woot woot!) I'm hoping to have the kitchen photo ready by Wednesday's post but we'll see how it goes!

Here are 5 things that have been on my radar:

1. I ordered this brass bamboo cocktail napkin holder from Emily McCarthy and it is absolutely b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Once I pick a napkin, it'll be the prettiest little addition to our barcart!

2. This piece of furniture is SO close to coming home with me. I think we're going to go ahead and pick it up next week! Its the perfect petite size for our dining room but still offers storage and it matches the color of the barcart that will also be in the dining room.

3. Ok y'all, I am DYING to get my hands on a fiddle fig tree (and a mini potted one too) for our living room and/or entryway. I was set on an artificial one but the more I look at them, I think I want a real one. HELP! I have no idea where to get one, how hard they are to care for, etc. Help a sista out y'all!

4. I shared in wednesday's post about this dress but I have to share again just in case there are any left on sale! Tuckernuck is doing their end of the year sale and this dress was marked down to 60 bucks y'all! You can't beat that! Between that and the Lilly Pulitzer sale - I am officially broke!


5. Although I've been having MAJOR issues with my sectional purchase through Joss & Main, I think I'm going to have to make this blue and white umbrella holder my next purchase. (my other purchases from them have been wonderful but lord have mercy on this sectional) the reviews say its way bigger and it would look fab in our entryway!

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

WHW: Updates

HEY Y'ALL! Long time no see huh? Sometimes blogging breaks are needed but man do break fly by! I've had two full weeks off from work and now today we're back. Our Christmas was fantastic and I sure hope yours was as well. Christmas through my child's eyes was simply magical and I know it'll be even better next year. (and she's in a big girl bed now!) We spent so much time with both sets of families, had friends in town to celebrate the new year and we have everything done in our kitchen minus the countertops. The countertops are scheduled to be installed by next week I believe and I am SO pumped! I'll update via photos by next Monday!

Oh and guess what? The couch was delivered....and it was wrong...AGAIN! I maintained a decent Christian, Southern-Lady standard attitude but by God Almighty is was hard y'all. So, third time's a charm right? The next one is supposed to be delivered on or before February 3rd and so help me it better be the right sofa. I know I should probably find one and take it home on site but every one I've looked at has been too big and I just love the look of this one that we ordered. Ahhhh whyyyyy!?

This is WRONG! Should be two cushions then middle not 3 cushions then middle!
This is a monster! Nooooo!

Anyway before I leave y'all with a big ole photo dump, I also need to give y'all a PSA: The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale starts TODAY and Tuckernuck has their big end of the year sale going on as well. I'm talking gorgeous black evening gown - scored it for $60! So, if you have a hankering for some shopping then you're welcome.

This Dress! $67! 

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