Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thirsty Thursday

Hey loves!

Man, this week has gone by fast. Don't you agree?
 Maybe it's because we've been able to sit outside in this amazing weather all week and share a few drinks with the neighbors. Or maybe it's because I've had a terrible cold and am ready for the week to be over.

It's Thursday and a cute little drink is a must-and who doesn't like a great drink paired with a great appetizer.? 

Have a great night y'all! We're off to see Doug McCormick tonight!
I can't believe that he's in Columbus...he's a Clemson guy!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Paper On The Wall...

And I'm not talking about pretty wallpaper...

Who's ready for the long weekend???

I know I am. Sort of.

I've been testing colors to  paint the kitchen...

 (top- Sherwin Williams, vertical-Sherwin Williams half and half, bottom-Sherwin Williams Silver Mist)

I'm leaning more towards the mix.

Turns out, I HAVE TO decide this weekend.

Why you ask?
Last night, we started pulling off some weird paneling in the kitchen.

And then we found this behind it:
(yes, that's two layers of paper- yes, paper not wallpaper...
and it's on top of plaster)

 The rest of the kitchen has drywall so this was a big surprise

My first thought- dry wall it.

Second thought-we're going to knock out half of the wall and put cabinets on the other half eventually any way...BEADBOARD!

Yep, that's what we'll be doing this weekend.

Oh, and drinking lots of wine and beer...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SO WHAT! Wednesday!

Today I'm linking up with Shannon and saying SO WHAT to...


If you're following me on instagram, you probably already know most of these:)
  • I drove all the way (20 minutes) to Sonic this morning to get a Route 44 Diet Vanilla Coke (I used to be addicted) and they were 
(Wyatt seriously wanting a DVC)
  • Then, I decided that I would go to the Giant Eagle car wash... it broke my car, literally
  • When I ask Eric to pick up the bathroom, all he does is hide the tampons
  • Last week while on a Target shopping trip, E got his fingers stuck in the cart. Yes, I had to buy butter and have several employees help me free them
  • Somehow a tape measure got stuck in a tree outside. I decided that I would try to get it out by throwing a broom. Well, the broom got stu


    Yeah, beat that SWW!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Oklahoma, you're on my mind.

I think when things like this happen, all we can do is pray. and pray. and pray.

And remind ourselves of these things...

Monday, May 20, 2013

May Collaboration!

Hey loves! I hope everyone had a great weekend...
and that you aren't paying for it today!

Today I have a few great mood boards to show you! 

 A few weeks ago, I was asked to join a few other bloggers in a fun blog series. We were all sent one picture to design a mood board around.

This was our inspiration:

This is what we came up with:


I wanted to do this room in two different ways! I was inspired by this Clarence House fabric!

Don't you just love it??

I think this room is fun for a child but can also grow with them:) This would also be great for a shared room or a gender neutral nursery!

Hey guys - I'm Amy from The Blissful Bee! I am a designer and photographer based out of Texas and I love to blog about my creative adventures. Make sure to check out my blog if you would like to see more of my designs:) 

Hi! It's Samantha...the Designer in Teal. I'm excited to be joining in on the collaboration again this month. This fresh color palette inspired me to create a relaxing spa like ladies restroom. I typically do designs on living rooms, bedrooms and offices so this was a refreshing change. I hope you will stop by to see the details and resources so that you can recreate the look. Also, because I am trying to build a portfolio, you can get a custom mood board from me for free!

carissa from carissa miss here. lucky for me i got to work on one of my most anticipated boards...a little girl's room for my not-so-little-anymore girl! we are hoping to transform her bedroom from nursery/toddler room to sophisticated chic little girl room. i've been working on the design in my head pretty much since she was born:) her nursery wasn't ever really anything but a hodge-podge of handmedowns and clearance items so i've been waiting until she had a space of her own i could slowly save up and design the perfect room. here's the fun inspiration board! come visit me to see all the details and sources! 

I had so much fun with this ladies! I can't wait to do it again next month:)

Make sure you visit everyone's blog to get the details!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


I've always loves window boxes. I mean, come on, who doesn't??

Our house is slowly but surely feeling more like home. One of the things I think of when I think of "home" are window boxes. 

There's something about the South and window boxes.

Here are a few of my favorites...

While window boxes are totally doable up here in the summer, what would I do in the winter?

I can't wait to put some on out house! Any tips for window gardens?

all images available here

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Deja Pinned

How many times have you pinned something just to be sure you have it?

I know I do it ALL THE FREAKING time.
I wish Pinterest had a feature that would let you 
know it's already on your board. 

Ya know?

Here are a few that I know I've pinned several times recently...

All images available here.

What pins have you pinned a lot recently? 

Tomorrow is Friday ladies- get excited!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Hello loves! Hope your humpday is going well.

Today I'm linking up with Shannon for SWW.

So what to...
  • Painters are coming soon (like next week) to paint the outside of our house...I have yet to pick a paint color
  • I'm seriously my worst client
  • I finally bought a blender last week-the only thing I've used it for is to make margaritas
  • I have a new blog design!!! (I still have a lot of tweaking to do)
  • I'm over the moon excited that we finally have warm weather
  • I can't wait for Shannon to have James Weston...I need a neighbor to drink with:) and a sweet new baby to love on
  • I'm ready for the weekend...IKEA trip!!

Come link up!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shopping List: The Back Deck

It's almost Friday loves!

Who's excited? I know I am!

I'm so excited that it's finally warm enough to spend time outside. 
And you know what that means...projects!

Eric's grandad is coming up to build us a deck and a new front porch!

Here is what I'm thinking this new deck needs...



I''m thinking about painting the chairs a minty aqua-ish color...thoughts?
Do you have these chairs? Are the comfortable?