Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Recap: Puppies, Babies, and Smashed Pumkins

Another Monday here too soon.

This weekend was spent playing with dogs and getting locked in cages:

Attending the Christening of this handsome little man:

And then coming home to one of my pumpkins from my front porch smashed in our yard (dang kids):

How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oh hey Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!  Let's just get right to today's five.

ONE.  I'm heading out to get supplies for our Pinterest party after work today.  I'm excited to have a girls night and create a fun craft.  I decided to do a state art project, similiar to this one from Home Sweet Ruby.  

I know it will probably be a simple and quick project for us all to do, but that just gives us more time to hang out and chat.  And since this is our first Pinterest party, I wanted to make sure I didn't go in over my head with a super tough project.

TWO.  Last night Kevin and I went and saw The Equalizer.  It was really good.  A little more graphic than I thought it was going to be, but still really good.  I'd recommend it!

THREE.  In case you missed it, I shared our fall decorations on the blog this week (see it all HERE).  I'm LOVING how our front porch turned out.  I want to grow our decor inside, so I'll be looking for some great deals at the end of the season.  What is your favorite place to find seasonal/holiday decorations for your home?

FOUR.  Now the weather is getting cooler, and softball is winding down (well, we have 1-2 more weeks of games), I'm getting the itch to start crocheting again.  I usually stick to blankets, but I want to try some different things this winter.  Here are a couple of things on my "to crochet" list:

crocheted bow headband
Repeat Crafter Me: Crochet Owl Hat Pattern in Newborn-Adult Sizes
FIVE.  I have to work tomorrow, but then we will be spending the rest of the weekend with family and friends and I'm looking forward to it!  What are you up to this weekend?

Linking up today with:

 September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for oh hey Friday!

Momfessionals for Friday Favorites!

ChristinaDarciApril, and Natasha for Five on Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

One Room Challenge: Week 3 Update

I can't believe it is week 3 of the One Room Challenge already and I really haven't done much in our master bedroom yet.  I did finish the touch up paint over the weekend, so that is one thing off the list.  I still need to caulk the trim, but maybe I will do that Friday night.

I decided on these curtains from WalMart, but of course they weren't available in the store, so I had to order them.  I'm hoping the color will be ok, otherwise I'll return them and start looking again.

Mainstays Selma Crushed Microfiber Curtain Panel, Set of 2
Kevin's brother and sister-in-law are in town this weekend and I have to work on Saturday, so I know I won't get a lot done in the bedroom this weekend, but I am hoping to get the caulking done at least.

My goal for next week is to find some new hardware for our dressers and for the closet doors.  I want to find something in a brushed nickel (or similar) finish to match the lights on the headboard:

The current handles on the closet doors are wooden nobs that are stained dark like the doors.  The pulls on the dresser drawers are gold and a couple of them are broken, so it will be nice to have everything match and actually work.

Linking up again today with Calling It Home for the One Room Challenge.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Our Fall Home Decor

You might have seen my front porch on Instagram or on Monday's blog post, but I wanted to share the rest of our fall decorations today.  I'd love to add some Halloween decor, since it's mostly all fall related.  I'm hoping to find some good sales after Halloween this year.  I have more decorations that I haven't put out yet, but I haven't found a good spot for this is what we are working with for this year:

You can see our fall decorations from the past two years: 2013 & 2012.

Do you decorate for fall or Halloween?  Did you you share your home decor?  If so, leave a link in the comments, I'd love to see it!!

The Blogger's Digest

Flourishing At Home

The Bajan Texan
Just a Girl and Her Blog

Glitter, Glue & Paint

Today's Creative Blog

Holiday Linkup

Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekend Recap: ArtPrize & Fall Fun

If you have today off from work, I'm jealous!  Unfortunately, I have to go to work today, but I had a great weekend that I can't wait to share with you.

FRIDAY:  Went to dinner with Kevin's dad and his wife after work.  We went to the Bull's Head Tavern downtown and then we walked around ArtPrize a little.

SATURDAY:  We headed back downtown to check out more ArtPrize with Kevin's mom and his grandmas.  We went to HopCat for lunch and then headed home.

This was made out of leather.
This is a painting....amazing.  One of the winners in it's category.
Glass mosiac. This was a winner in it's category.

Kevin and I spent the afternoon raking leaves, mowing, getting pumpkins, and decorating our front porch.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw the porch, but here it is again.  I'm loving the way it turned out...I just hope none of the neighborhood kids steal our pumpkins!

SUNDAY:  I went grocery shopping, took a nice 3 mile run, caught up on laundry, watched the Lions win, and went to dinner with my two girlfriends who I haven't seen in a long time.

Overall, it was a great weekend.  I was happy to finally have a weekend at home to get some stuff done.  How was your weekend?

Weekend Recap

Friday, October 10, 2014

Random Friday Favorites

Happy Friday friends!  Even though I only had a four-day work week, I feel like Friday took forever to get here.  I'm pretty sure I say that every week though.  Anyway, on to some Friday randomness...

ONE.  Our weekend plans include dinner tonight, ArtPrize and yard work tomorrow, and lots of football on Sunday.  I'm looking forward to a weekend of getting things done at home, because I know the next couple of weeks will be busy.

TWO.  I found a new blog/instagram that I am obsessed with, so I have to share.  Her blog is called The Sweetest Thing and her Instagram name is emilyanngemma.  She is gorgeous, has amazing style, and the photos on her blog are beautiful.  Oh, and she also just got a goldendoodle puppy--he is adorable :)  I want every single outfit she wears.  Just look at this one:

I'm sure you'll enjoy her blog and her Instagram as much as I do!  Who are some of your new favorite blogs/instagram accounts?

THREE.  I'm still loving the Tone It Up workouts I've been doing, along with running to train for the 5k I have coming up on the 25th.  I love that I can do the Tone It Up workouts in my house, with minimal equipment (just dumbbells usually).  The workouts will be perfect for this winter when I'm hibernating inside when there is four feet of snow on the ground.

FOUR.  Lauren, from Lauren Elizabeth, posted about these Sorel boots the other day and I fell in love (check out her post here and see how she styled them).  However, I didn't fall in love with the $240 price tag.  In Michigan, it is hard to find boots that are cute, yet practical to wear in the snow/slush/wet/cold mess that is winter.  These are both adorable AND practical.  Maybe Santa can bring them to me this year for Christmas?


FIVE.  I've decided on one thing we are going to make for our Pinterest Party in a couple of weeks.  It should be a quick, easy, and cheap project, so I'm looking for one more little craft to do.  Maybe Halloween or Thanksgiving themed?  If you have ideas you've done on your blog, or found on Pinterest, leave the link in the comments--I'd love to check it out!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Linking up today with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for oh hey Friday!

And Momfessionals for Friday Favorites!

And ChristinaDarciApril, and Natasha for Five on Friday! (They are having a great giveaway this week too!)