Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WHW: Lately

Hey y'all! Welcome to another What's Hap-'Pinning' Wednesday!

Today I'm just sort of catching up on whats been going on around these parts lately. MOST importantly, my little baby girl started Pre-K y'all! Oh my heavens I just can't believe we're already here. Monday night was her orientation and she is so elated to get going. Her teacher is absolutely wonderful and I can't believe she's starting at my old stomping grounds. Oh and as for me? I CRIED SO MUCH! I told myself I'd be ok since this wasn't quite Kindergarten...SIKE! All the tears. You go baby girl!

We enjoyed a long weekend at the bay house for my Mama's birthday last weekend and that was a great ending to the Summer if I do say so myself. We went to estate and antique sales, spent time on the beach and loaded up on SO much good seafood y'all. I might even turn into a soft shell crab if I don't stop soon.... ha!

On the new (old) house front we've framed the windows to run along the back of the kitchen and I can already tell just how bright its going to be! I'm so excited for this - the black framed exterior and white interior windows have been ordered and should be here and installed in about 6 weeks or so. Also, the roof started this week (was supposed to). Its time to say goodbye to the rusty, old, chipped green metal roof and hello to a crisp new charcoal one. Also, ALL of the plumbing is now complete. As you can see, we're staying busy and I'm super pumped that Fall is right around the corner. (it was 64 degrees the other morning!) Stay tuned for some Home Chef meal reviews coming your way next week.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WHW: Beach Recap

Y'all - is there anything better than being at the beach? Nope! We had the best time on our annual Otey OBX vacation and just like it always does - it ended way too quickly! There was a tiny part of me that was ready to be back home though. Its true, there's no place like home. I think I'm also pumped to know that we still get another OBX week in mid September so I'm not totally over the beach mode yet. Anyway, we enjoyed fabulous seafood almost every night, a super fun trip to the NC Aquarium, great weather with only a little bit of rain and we even hit the outlets to do a little school shopping for Miss A. (can y'all believe she starts PreK on the 15th?!) Overall it was wonderful all being together for the week and everyone is in countdown mode to next year already.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

WHW: Beachy

Hey Y'all! We're currently half way through our Otey family vacation in the OBX so I'm probably enjoying a nice cold beer in my beach chair right now and staring straight out into the ocean. #myhappyplace I'll be back next week with a recap (and pic overload of course) and also stay tuned for our review of Home Chef! 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Home Reno Updates

Hey y'all! I'm coming in hot and sharing all things demo day related today on the blog. Even though they can only focus on the new 'old' house for two solid days a week, things are really progressing and its seriously exciting! 

We've made some changes to the master bath layout which has increased the floor space in there making it way more functional. Basically there was going to be a breezeway or hall way so to speak that would connect our room to the bathroom and master closet. We've now opened up the wall to the master bath so that instead of walking onto the hall, you'll walk directly into the bathroom from the bedroom and then on through to the master closet. We've installed the upstairs tubs and picked out the vanities, toilets, faucets etc. because plumbing is underway this week. 

guest bath 

Andi's bath 

view into master bath 

Shower design and vanity for master 

We're so close to starting the custom cabinet process and this by far has been my favorite part. I finalized the layout of the kitchen and below are some generated pics so y'all can see how the finished product will look. The island will be in the center and will be 5' by 8'. I'll still have some of my favorite display cabinets and I am thrilled with the butler's pantry/wet bar area. Don't mind the colors - they aren't depicted in the pictures but for reference I've included my #1 inspiration kitchen pic below the layout photos. Also, the wet bar will not be smurf blue (haha) think more along the lines of our last home's kitchen with the grayish blue cabinets. (I adored that look and want to carry it on to this new home) OH! And we are having the cuuutest custom pineapple transom made for the back porch kitchen door - y'all...swoon! 

custom transom - love!
kitchen inspiration 

Lastly, all of the porch columns have been replaced and put up and the porch is starting to show her true beauty! The paint will come later but the support was definitely needed. The roofers also start next week and we are so pumped! We leave for the beach on Saturday so weather permitting, we should come back to some slight progress on that front. (Windows and siding are just about finalized as well - see inspiration pic below)  As usual, stay tuned and keep the good reno vibes coming and I'll share more after next week!

inspiration color scheme on exterior 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WHW: on my radar

Hey y'all! Welcome to another What's Hap-Pinning Wednesday post. Feel free to link up with Jenn and myself below to share whats going on with YOU! Today I just want to do a little catch up post with things that have been on my radar lately. I'll come back next week with a home reno update since roof, windows, cabinets, porch etc are all in full swing just about. 

TV: Are y'all watching Very Cavallari? I have to admit that I am and on top of that, I'm loving it. You have to be an old school Kristin fan to understand but basically I"m glad she's back on reality tv. Also, I only have 2 seasons left of True Blood (I know, so late to the game there) and I'm still loving all the Bravo shows lately. (Southern Charm, Real Housewives, etc)

Books: I just ordered Slightly South of Simple (The first in the Peachtree Bluff Series) as my beach read and I am so excited to dive into this one when we hit the beach next week. I'm not sure it'll be as dark or as sad of a read like I usually like (I know, I'm odd) but its received some great praise thus far!  Also, the hubs surprised me and pre-ordered Reese Witherspoon's new book Whiskey in a Teacup and I am so pumped to get my hands on that one y'all! (She's doing a book tour near our area and I can't make it so someone PA-LEASE go for me!)

Purchases: Speaking of books, I purchased Stone Soup for Miss Andi when browsing Prime day deals. Do y'all remember that book by chance? I used to love it and it was like a $3 purchase so bam! She'll get to read it this week. Also purchased another tube of that AP 24 Toothpaste - loving it so far and might take a chance on the Amazon fiddle fig - shipping plants? Sure, why not?! 

Beauty: I'm really LOVING the Super Line Preventor Xtreme Serum by Prescriptives  I can't believe I'm new to the serum game but this one delivers! I'm also using their night cream and both are fantastic. I'll definitely purchase again. Also loving my Benefit High Beam highlighter and now I'm hooked on the Sugar Lips Lip Treatment in Petal. I bought the sample size but I'll be getting the full as soon as it runs out.

And lastly, I guess I could label this section as social? We did a parent's night out last week and it was so much fun. We grabbed dinner and then headed to our local rooftop bar for some cocktails (while still getting home by 10:30 mind you haha) We've decided to rotate houses and keep this going monthly. I also attended my first Bunco night on Monday and I'm now obsessed - that was so much fun and then we have our monthly ladies night this Thursday and we're going bowling! Busy but fun week ahead for sure. Oh, and miss Andi starts her second round of swim lessons so send us some encouraging vibes for a successful few lessons before leaving for the beach!

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