WHW: All The Fun Things!

Hey y'all! Welcome to another WHW hosted by Jenn and meeeee. (Brittany is it I or me? haha) First of all how are we done with Thanksgiving? HOW?! I'm all for the holiday season but come on time - lets move in a slower pace pa-leeease. Anyway, I hope everyone had a fabulous and safe Thanksgiving. Ours was wonderful and even though hubs got called to work, he was able to enjoy some good food before he left. 

Today I wanted to share a quick little craft that Andi and I did over break and we surprisingly LOVED! We bought some plain white ornaments from Walmart and some blue paint. I snagged the tiny tip brushes and told her we were going to decorate some new ornaments for the tree. My tree is predominately blue and green so the blue and white was my plan all along. I did some chinoserie pagoda patterns and also attempted my first leopard print. Andi's turned out fantastic and she called them 'abstract' which I adore. Her attempt at leopard is simply fantastic and she also did some marble-esq ones. Needless to say, I plan on getting more white ornaments and some more colors for her to work with.

Also noteworthy, my Dad surprised Miss A with tickets to her very first play. The play was Rudoplh (totally appropriate) and she LOVED every single minute of it. It was so much fun y'all just to watch her joy and amazement during the show. She's been into plays on YouTube lately so this was perfect timing! I can't wait to make these a yearly occurrence for her! 

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Hi Y'all! I'm currently about to go meet Miss Andi for lunch at her school (our first one) so I'll try and make this quick! I'm sure y'all are feeling just as busy with Thanksgiving tomorrow - can you believe its tomorrow?! Whew! We're doing the usual split family day where we eat with my family at noon and then my with my in-laws around dinner time. SO MUCH FOOD - BRING IT ON! I'm bringing a couple of side dishes to each and I'll try and share them as I make them. It seems like a lot but I am so thankful that we live close to both of our families. 

Life has been crazy lately but so fun. Fuqua School held its largest, annual fundraiser and this year I was the chair of the silent auction portion. We were able to raise so much money for the school and the turnout was fantastic! (Hubs even bid on and won some swag from his college!) This year we picked a casino theme and everyone has an absolute blast. Until next year Five Grand Falcon!

Also going on around our home - Christmas decorating! I always do it early but this year it looks like the decorating bug hit EVERYONE early and I'd be lying if I said I didn't absolutely love it. I also felt like we were late to the game! Ha! I did a predominately blue and green theme and still need to add my hand-painted chinoserie ornaments (that I've yet to hand-paint...) so stay tuned for that tutorial if they turn out semi decent. Also, take note of Miss A's excitement watching that play because my Dad just scored us tickets to see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer live this Sunday. She's been so into live entertainment and this will be her very first play y'all! I'll definitely try and share some of it on my insta stories.

I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous Thanksgiving!   

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2018 Ultimate Gift Guide

Ladies & gentlemen...its that time of year again...drumroll please:

Hosted by Jessi's Design & Life As The Mrs

I hope that y'all will be able to check off a ton of boxes on your Christmas shopping lists after linking up and checking out today's posts. I simply love this time of year and I've tried to keep my suggestions more on the affordable side. I've grouped the list by hostess gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him and gifts for littles. My littles sections is girl specific so I apologize to the boy Mama's in advance for that! Anyway, Its so easy to get caught up and stressed out in the hustle and bustle of the season so grab a glass of wine, stay home and browse these ideas from fellow bloggers! Cheers y'all and remember, Jesus is the real reason for the season. (Thoughts & prayers to all those affected by disaster and trauma in CA) Lets jump in and start with gifts for the hostess - we all have a family gathering or party to attend this season so keep simple hostess gifts in mind (aka see below) then read on for her, him and babes.

Thanks for linking up today!

6. PJs
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Family Portraits 2018

Hey y'all and happy Monday! Today I HAVE to share some of our family pictures we had done last week for two reasons: 1. because I adore them and 2. because we haven't done professional pics since Andi was SEVEN MONTHS old! I know...crazy. I usually just get a friend or a family member to snap a quick pic for our Christmas cards and the hubs doesn't love professional shoots so we just never do them. However, I am SO happy that we did. Time to order ALL the canvas' and prints y'all. 

Also, don't forget to link up with us like normal on Wednesday because I'm joining forces with Brittany from Life as the Mrs. to bring y'all the ultimate 2018 gift guide!

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Friday Favs

Hey y'all and happy Friday! My Favs this week are below but I want to let y'all know that next Wednesday, Brittany and I are hosting the Ultimate Gift-Guide link-up and want y'all to join us! Come link-up as usual and share your favorite gifts or what's on your own wishlist this year. I can't wait to see what y'all come up with #FavTimeof Year 

Happy weekend friends! xo

1. All the pup snuggles since Miss Emma Jo finally had a bath
2. Girl time that I forgot to share last week!
3. Gift Guide Link Party!
4. We made the local paper on Halloween!
5. These pagoda canisters I scored on Marketplace for $45!
6. Fall family pics preview!

Next Wednesday the 14th! 

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Furniture Wishlist

Hey y'all and happy mid-week! I completely dropped the ball on drafting this post before this morning and I'm having trouble with the link-up widget thingy. It works for Jenn but will not work for me for some odd reason! Does anyone have a different site they use or have any suggestions? I'm totally open. 

Anyway, today I've compiled some swoon-worthy stuff that has made its way onto my new 'old' house list of things to purchase. Luckily the living room is literally being duplicated and I'm using all of our current things (BUT need new coffee table and end tables...so maybe its not totally off the hook) but a few rooms are getting total makeovers so to speak. The dining room is definitely getting an overhaul. I've already scored a bamboo Thomasville Allegro table and 8 chairs and even though it still needs to be laquered, it was quite the steal! I need a buffet and sideboard or huntboard and chandelier with medallion and I think that's really all I am going to put in there. New rugs throughout the house and maybe some curtain upgrades. Below is my design board for the new dining space:

For the kitchen, I only need to purchase the two island pendants and the barstools for the island. (of course appliances but we'll cover that later)  I've had my eye on the Dayna stools from Ballard Design for what feels like centuries...gah why are they so expensive?! I need four of them and I'm swooning over the black version since our island is most likely going to be black with white countertops. The w surrounding cabinets will be white with black quartz countertops so I think it will be a nice contrast and pop.

Other pieces I have my eye on via Joss & Main & Ballard Designs

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