Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Super Bowl Food

With the Super Bowl approaching, I thought I would do a little round 
up of great party appetizers!

We won't be having people over this year. Wait, maybe we should have an unpacking/Super Bowl party. I'm sure the guys would be down with that. ha! 

I don't think you can go wrong with any of these...
 most of these are SUPER EASY to make and there's something for everyone!


Happy Tuesday!

I'll be back sometime soon to update...
This is our last night in Ohio! Wish us luck driving to the warmth snow of South Carolina. Yes, snow. Can you believe it?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hartsville, SC: A Sneak Peak Into Our New Town!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone's weekend was warmer than ours!
We have several inches of snow on the ground and the low for today is -13!

The movers are here and we're getting everything ready to go...
if the weather cooperates:)  

In a few days, Hartsville, SC will be our new home. 
Here are a few pictures that I've found to show you...

A few pictures of downtown..

Prestwood Lake

 Kalmia Gardens

 And you can't forget Yogi's:)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mama Said...

It's been one of those days...

Enjoy a few quotes and funnies.

and just relax. easier said than done.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Our New House: The Den Plan

Well, we move in two weeks! Crazy, right?

I recently wrote a post on making our new house a home. You can read it here. I still have every intention to do so! To do that, quickly, I have to use what I've got. Let's be real, I can't go out next week and buy everything I want to decorate our house.  I want to live in this house, and then see what I want to do with different rooms. But no matter what, I'm going to make it feel like home. 

The first room I'm going to tackle is the den. I feel like we'll spend most of our time in there so I want us to be able to enjoy it right away. I've done my best to incoroporate Eric's "style" birds and hide into this space. After all, it's his house too!

Instead of coming up with a master plan, I've come up with a few phases. Sure, these may change along the way, but I think I have a pretty good starting point. We already have a lot of these pieces which will make it easier to accomplish soon. . 

I know that I want the walls painted white...
actually, all of the rooms will be white. 

 Phase 1:

 (Eric's favorite board)

 Both of these boards are considered phase one. The only difference is the cow hide rug (which we already have). 

Eric likes the 2nd one better, I like the 1st.

Phase Two: 

(My favorite board)

 In Phase Two, I want to get a Persian rug and a new coffee table. 

I planned the room around this coffee table. Even though it's not in Phase One, I wanted to plan. That's why you see green throughout the rooms on P1! Remember, I want to make it feel like a home starting with what we already have. If you plan, you can reach your long term goal, step by step.

To give you (and Eric) an idea of the furniture layout, I've placed a few items in a picture. Thank you, Photoshop:)

Which board you you like the best?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kate Mullin

I'm always looking for great pieces of art. 
I was pleasantly surprised while browsing One Kings Lane yesterday.
Meet Kate Mullin.

Here are a few pieces that I fell in love with! Next time I'm in Charleston, you can find me at her gallery:)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Wisteria Clearance: My Favorites and A Room Design

Happy Monday!

Over the weekend I was browsing some online sales. Y'all, Wisteria has a ton of great items on sale right now. There are so many items that I want. 

There are so many pieces that coordinate so well. As I was looking, I kept thinking "big boy room". I've seen so many "big girl" and "big boy" on Pinterest lately. Have you?

Well, I decided that I would design a room from these great sale items. All of the pieces are form the Wisteria clearance section! 

wisteria.com, boys room, sale, clearance room, budget room, transitional room, antelope,

No, it's not everything you would need for a bedroom,
 but I think it's a pretty good starting point!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Making Our (new) House A Home

Happy 2014!

I've missed my blog friends! 

I'm ready to get back to blogging and reading!
 Man, it's been a while! Holidays are so busy...especially when you live 10 hours away. Thank goodness we don't have anymore holidays away. In fact, we only have 3 weeks left in Ohio. I can't wrap my head around it.

I'm a little late, but I'm sharing my goal for the year. Yes, goal. 

I just have one:

to make our house a home

I didn't do a very good job of that in this house. 
I never felt like we were home. 
I never felt like it was relaxing.
I never felt like it was inviting.
I never felt like it was cozy.

That's about to change people!  
I want to come home and feel relaxed. 
I want to go to bed in a peaceful bedroom.
I want to cook in a kitchen I love.
I want to feel at home.
And that's going to happen!

Here are a few pictures of our current home house from the MLS...

 Don't you love the curtain rods with no curtains? And the mancave sofa?
 A dining room table is so functional without any chairs:)

 We started renovating our kitchen 2 days before we found out that we were moving. Perfect timing huh? The glass cabinets are original. I'll have to find a before picture and do a post with sources.

You can see a before picture of this wall here. I'm loving the exposed brick!

The sort of finished deck...it's too cold to finish it now!

Well, that's the first floor of our house.

Here's to making our new house a home!