Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Top 5

Hey y'all! Welcome to another WHW. I'm still a tad behind on design reveal but again, stay tuned because the trim upstairs is just about finished, fans installed and only a few more light fixtures to go until the upstairs is finished and ready for fresh floors! Also, the siding materials were postponed AGAIN so I'm hoping end of this week or start of next will be the start of new vinyl. 

Today I want to do a post sort of like Friday 5 where I round up 5 things that are going on around these parts lately. Oh and guess what? Happy FIRST day of Spring y'all!

1. Thank y'all so much for helping me identify this gorgeous tree/bush. The overwhelming response was Saucer Magnolia and I can either propagate or purchase one from a garden center. I can't say enough how pretty these are and they bloom multiple times. The greenery serves as the perfect natural wall too if around an open porch, etc.

2. Y'all probably saw my instastories yesterday and PLEASE don't call child services on me. Andi had her last open house before their big recital in May and boy was she nervous. The teacher assured me that she isn't usually like that and bless her heart she did so incredibly great minus the crying. She overcame her emotions and perked up during the last 10 minutes of class. They were all so dang cute!

3. Speaking of Spring, we've been trying to make it arrive sooner! We've spent a lot of time outdoors and I must admit that even though I'm a huge fan of snow and Winter, I'm loving the slightly warmer temps and flowers popping up all over our little town!

4. NO FAST FOOD! I'm on week 2 of my 30 days without fast food. If you remember, I also did this in January and then fell off the wagon with Chick-fil-a. Its surprisingly simple and I'm loving it. We just get into the habit of so much take out and fast food when doing renovations because its easier. I also have to share two new fitness subscriptions I've been absolutely LOVING. Rebecca Louise and my tried and true Pop Sugar Fitness

5. Speaking of fitness, I'm trying a yoga class for the FIRST time EVER tomorrow evening. Any tips? Will it be too calm for me? Do y'all love it or hate it? Of course I'll report back!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Hey y'all! Welcome to another WHW. I love that y'all come and link up with Jenn and me each week so we can all touch base. I must admit that I did not have enough content for a reno update this week but I will definitely be back with one next Wednesday so stay tuned. (Mostly because the siding was supposed to start last Monday but got delayed due to materials not coming in and we're rushing to finish trim so floors can be refinished!) However, I've still managed to stay full steam ahead on design and can't wait to share some new things with y'all next week!

Last week Andi and I took a 7 hour road trip down to Atlanta to visit my bestie from college and her family. Y'all..the trip down was a TOTAL disaster due to a cracked tire. We made it 4 hours into our trip and the tire pressed dropped dramatically. We got off on an exit and filled it with air (with the help of a fabulous stranger but thankfully I've now learned how easy it is as long as there's a gauge). We thought we were good to go but a few miles later the PSI dropped even MORE! We pulled off in a tiny town and made it to the nearest tire shop with about an inch of tire left to spare before it hit the rim. (Thanks Google maps) The tire shop was small and the people were friendly BUT time was not a priority there. We sat there for.....ready? FIVE HOURS! After 4 new tires and way too much $ later, we made it to ATL by 9:30pm. WHEW! Can I just say how flippin' fantastic my child was? She was so amazing and never complained. She loved the snack machine, watching passing trains and turning Paw Patrol on in the little waiting room. In the car she loved singing, sleeping, coloring and playing with barbies. She was a total dream boat and it was more fun traveling with her than grown adults!

Anyway, we made it to Atlanta and had an absolute blast for the next 48 hours. My friend has all boys so it was a nice (and wild) change of pace. Her new home is absolutely stunning and we enjoyed good food, wine, babysitter time and a trip to the Aquarium with the kiddos. Oh.. and then she surprised me by introducing me to her interior designer and taking me to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center so I could browse all things furniture, designer, rugs and more to my hearts content. The showrooms were insanely beautiful and I literally could have spent a week in that building. SWOON! I really wanted to stay an extra day but needed to get back to VA to look into another potential fixer upper showing that you probably saw if you peeked into my insta stories on Sunday (hint: total hoarder status and mega project alert)

Scenes from ADAC

I hope y'all have a fabulous rest of the week and thanks for linking up today!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Design Inspo

Hey y'all! Happy WHW! We just got off Spring Break and the mini break has been awesome. With my birthday last weekend and all the nights out happening, the break was welcomed! Speaking of birthdays, it was fantastic and we celebrated from Thursday to Sunday. Last night my sister took me out to Mexican and showered me with sweet gifts so the celebration continued again! (Thanks Sis!) 32 is looking like it will be a great year. 

Cheers to 32!
Today I want to share some design inspiration that has been popping up all around me. I've discovered some fantastic new IG accounts and I've been swooning over so many new design books and posts on a daily basis. I'll list my favorite sources and designers below just in case you want a peek into swoon worthy interiors as well for a little inspo. 

Navy & Green and all the wicker!

I spy two Fitz Dalmatians that I must score! 


Custom Drapery

via Eric Ross Interiors

All the Chippendale, all the bamboo! 

Spring! Outdoor entertaining! 

Fresh Flowers, gold and blue

Topiaries & Copper 
via Shelly Johnstone Interiors 

Faux Orchids or attempt a real one??

All the custom wrapping paper!

I want all the planters for new house plants and someone give me a traveler's palm! Its on my radar!

All via the best place ever: The Enchanted Home 

And the continued wallpaper decision. The love of my life wallpaper may be out of price range so I'm trying to order some more samples to see if I like another one before I take the plunge. Here are some of my contenders:

I know, I have a theme..and a color...#blueandwhiteforever

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Friday, March 1, 2019

My Stay Age

Hey y'all and happy Friday! Today I'm popping in really quick to share with y'all that the time has come...and I'm in shock...but I have 'stay age'. A stay age, by my definition, is the age you will stay for however long you see fit. At a mere 21 years old and a junior in college, I decided that 32 was way more believable than the average 29 and right then and there I decided that when I turned 32 I would be 32 for at least 4 years or so. With that said, when Sunday hits I will be 32. After all those jokes and champagne toasts, I am almost 32. My thirties have been fantastic thus far so I'm not too upset about it. My girlfriends are coming in for a packed weekend of fun and I just pray that I can function once the weekend is over. Old age is definitely a thing when it comes to those extra champagne toasts don't ya know?

So without further ado - Cheers to 32 (AKA my stay age)

When being 21 was all that mattered! 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WHW: About Me

Time to get to know me a little better folks! I always love the Questions & Answers sections in magazines and blogs so thought it would be a fun way to learn a little more about me. I also don't think I've ever done one of these! Oh and better late than never on getting a post up for today right? I'll come back next week with a Renovation #3 update for sure.
Also - The link up site we use is about to require a [aid subscription. Do any of y'all know a link up hosting site to use? Jenn and I are worried for this fab little link up! 
What’s your Favorite Book? The Kite Runner 
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chocolate Chip always
What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? Running up to the wrong family to excitedly show my seashell finds at the beach - went on for 5 minutes before I realized the shore had carried me down a few feet and the man I was talking to was wearing the same color (way too short) bathing suit that my Dad had on 
What are your 4 Favorite Movies?
1. Pet Sematary (new one coming out this Spring!)
2. The Family Stone
3. Fear
4. The choice & Safe Haven

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Barbados

Our Honeymoon

What accomplishment are you most proud of? My baby girl Anderson (Andi) I'm so lucky to be her Mama. 

Who would you like to live like for a day? Blake Lively (Who wouldn’t?!)

If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be?
1. Are you actually saying something when you bark?
2. Do you always understand me?
3. Who’s your favorite parent?
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Open a bottle of wine. Duh!
Using one word, how would you describe your family? AHMAZING
What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? The Conjuring. I am a huge scary movie fan and this was so well done y'all. Terrifying! 
Who’s your celebrity crush? Mark Wahlburg - always. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Back to Italy 
If you could shop for free at one store, which would you choose? Ballard Designs
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Vet, until I realized how much math and science I would have to take..and pass :( 
What’s your favorite day of the week? Saturday
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Can I please say Blake Lively again...or Minka Kelly...or Kelly Preston? haha I have no clue 
What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat? Olives - but I always try!
What’s your pet peeve? unloading a dishwasher and rude or mean people!

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