Thursday, October 27, 2016


If you remember from our home tour, when we first moved in our kitchen had awful wallpaper in the kitchen. Matthew and I were not fans of it at all and both agreed it needed to come down asap. Well one afternoon a couple of months after we moved in we decided to start taking it down. Thankfully, it came down very easily, unlike our dining room. We had all the wallpaper down in about 30 minutes and a couple of days later we had the first coat of gray on it. 

When looking at paint colors for our home, Matthew and I both decided that we wanted to paint every room, with an exception of a few guest rooms and guest bathroom, in Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. We wanted a light and neutral color so that we could add color with decor pieces and not have to change the paint color every few years to go along with new decor pieces that we found and liked.

Fast forward a couple of weeks, I was too busy to get the second coat of gray on the kitchen, but we went over to our neighbors house for something and we were in their kitchen and they had it painted the prettiest color. I loved it. but didn't think Matthew would like it so I didn't say anything. Well Matthew loved the color and said he thought we should paint our kitchen that color or something very similar, and I was 100% on board with his plan, or so I thought. When it came time to pick out the color for our kitchen I kept having second thoughts on the color. I was afraid it was too bold for a kitchen or that I would get tired of it, since we are literally in there everyday. So we went to Sherwin Williams and got two samples. One sample was Sea Salt and the other was Waterscape. I put both on the wall and let it dry and stared at it for a good hour, and eventually told Matthew that I liked both but he was going to have to make the final decision on which color we painted the kitchen, and he chose Waterscape! The Sea Salt was a beautiful color, but it was just a few shades different from the gray we already had and we wanted something a little more than that. So back to Sherwin Williams we went to buy a gallon of Waterscape, and the rest is history. Enjoy the before and after pictures of our kitchen below :) 





And a couple of more pictures of our kitchen...

(Ignore the painters tape in the hallway ;) I'm hoping to take care of that soon. It will be Agreeable Gray)

We are so happy to have another room checked off our "house project list"! The only thing left to do in the kitchen is to add new flooring and light fixtures, but we aren't even going to think about those two things until later next year. We love the paint, and it really does make a huge difference. We also plan on using this color in one of the guest bedrooms and guest bathroom.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016


What we're eating...
I made spaghetti and meatballs last night and tonight we're having potato fav!

What I'm reminiscing about...
When we used to dress up for Halloween. When we lived in Cookeville we were involved with our campus ministry and we would have a Halloween costume party every year. One year we were minions and the year after that we were Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World.

What I'm loving...
The fact that our 7 week old puppy is sleeping through the WHOLE night. We were waking up 2-3 times a night (which was fine and completely expected) to take her to the bathroom, but since Sunday night she has slept all the way through the night! She's perfect, and fingers crossed she keeps this up!!!! The first night she slept all the way through it about gave us a heart attack when we woke up and realized the other one didn't take her out at all through the night (we have both slept through the other one getting up and taking her out at one point or another). We both jumped up immediately to make sure she was still breathing lol #helicopterfurparents

ALSO, THIS TRAILER...had me in tears and laughing at the same time. I've been re-watching (probably for the 100th time) my favorite episodes over the past couple of weeks to get me pumped for November 25th!!

And this article...100% on everything

What we've been up to...
Playing with Reagan...y'all are going to be so tired of seeing/hearing about her, but we love our girl!! She truly brings us so much joy and always has us laughing about something new that she is doing.

What I'm dreading...
Cleaning out our garage soon. We have done a good bit of cleaning on it here and there over the past few weeks, but we are needing to clean it out completely, so that we can park in there again. It's getting cold in the mornings and I don't want to have to go out and start our cars each morning or scrape ice off of them when we have a garage that our cars can stay in.

What I'm working on...
Painting...I just finished up the kitchen on Sunday, and all that we have left downstairs (that we can do ourselves) is the hallway and second coat on the study. 

What I'm excited about...
So much to be excited about this time of the year...the cooler weather (for the most part lol), Friendsgiving, Gilmore Girls...we are less than a month away friends, Thanksgiving, OUR CRUISE (yay!!) Christmas! I love everything about this time of the year. 

What I'm watching/reading...
We are obsessed with Designated Survivor, This Is Us, the Voice, and of course hockey.

What I'm listening to...
Since it's still too early for Christmas music, I am listening to a mix of things...

What I'm wearing...
I recently bought this shirt from Forever 21 and love it. 
It's a great shirt to transition into fall with, and I can wear it with dress pants to work or my favorite ankle/pixie pants, or I can wear it with jeans for after work or the weekends. I can throw a cardigan or light jacket over it since it's cooler in the mornings and then wear it by itself in the afternoons since it's still a little warm throughout the afternoon. Also, as mentioned the other day, I bought these ankle boots, and I am loving them!

What I'm doing this weekend...
Matthew has to work in Chattanooga Saturday morning so we decided to make a weekend out of it. We are staying with his brother since he lives in Chattanooga. Reagan gets to go on her first road trip and she gets to meet her cousin, Darcy!

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Same as the question up there...Friendsgiving, Cruise, Thanksgiving, Gilmore Girls, being with all of our friends and family, and decorating for Christmas!

What else is new...

We got BOO-ed this past week by some of our friends in our class at church! It was so cute and we got another pumpkin...woo hoo! I'll take all the pumpkins I can get this time of year. Now we get to "Boo" some friends! 

Bonus:  What is my favorite Halloween memory?
One year we decided to meet my best friend at her house and go trick-or-treating in her neighborhood. My dad put a lot of hay in the bed of his truck for a small "hayride" and all of our friends rode around in it in her neighborhood and would jump out at each house. Also, I don't remember this, since I was only a little over a month old, but my mom said my first Halloween it snowed. Crazy to think about that since it's supposed to be 85 degrees this Halloween lol. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


This is going to be the shortest post....but I need help! I am wanting a new Christmas tree for our home this year. It's our first Christmas in our new home, and the Christmas tree we used last year is from my college apartment. It's only 6ft and it's tiny! It worked perfectly for our apartment last year but I'm afraid it will look tiny in our new home. Here is our apartment at Christmas time last year. We miss this cozy first home of ours!

So, I am on the hunt for an 8ft pre-lit Christmas tree, and one that's not going to cost an arm and a leg! I have been searching the internet but can't find any good deals. I even tried to talk my parents into giving us their Christmas tree and them getting a new one lol...didn't work out so well. So if you have any suggestions on where to find a good pre-lit Christmas, preferably 8 feet tall, then send them my way! Also, I thought about checking out some black Friday deals when they come out closer to time on Christmas trees, maybe Lowe's and Home Depot will have some good deals that weekend? Who knows! One day we want a 12ft Christmas tree to go in our entryway...but that's for another time lol. Who knew Christmas trees could be so expensive!! 

Here are some tree's that I have been swooning over recently...

I mean just look at this one...I like how full it is, it's not a skinny tree lol. I'm also pretty sure if we had a tree and it looked like this I wouldn't get anything done around the house because all I would want to do is sit in front of the fireplace staring at this tree.

I also know its only October, but I like doing my research to find the best deals, and hate paying full price for anything. Also, TWO months from today is Christmas Day...yay!

Monday, October 24, 2016


Friday when I went home for lunch I noticed Reagan wasn't acting like herself and she was having a hard time going to the bathroom. Matthew got home from his work trip that afternoon before I got off and noticed the same thing. We called the vet and asked them if we should bring her in then or wait until our appointment the following morning, and they said it wouldn't be a bad idea to just go on and bring her in. So as soon as I got off I met Matthew at the vet and we waited for an hour an a half since it was considered a "walk in" visit. The vet was great and said she is probably a little constipated due to us transitioning her food. The breeder had her on Purina Puppy Chow and we were trying to transition her to Blue Buffalo for puppies. She also said the Blue Buffalo can be too much for puppies sometimes so back to Puppy Chow it is for a couple of months! The vet took her back for a little more examination and Matthew and I were sitting in the room waiting and we just kinda looked at each other like, "we are going to be THOSE parents" when we have kids one day lol oh well. We were very thankful that everything was okay with our girl! We were pretty worried her sugar had dropped from the way she was acting, thankfully it didn't.
After her vet visit she was tuckered out so we took her home and she fell asleep and Matthew and I ran out for some Mexican. We both had a craving and knew we wanted our favorite Mexican place in didn't disappoint! We came back home and watched the Preds game and went to bed pretty early!

Saturday morning we woke up and planned on going to town to run a few errands that morning but got a call from Sears saying our new refrigerator would be there within the hour, so I made breakfast and we waited on them. We got all new appliances back in February but about a month later the ice machine quit working and we have been going round and round with Sears to get them to fix it, and after a few times of replacing it they just brought us a new refrigerator and took the old one off. 

After that we went to Sherwin Williams so I could get a couple of paint samples for out kitchen. I had it narrowed down to two colors but needed to see it on the wall first. After that we took Reagan on her first PetSmart run to pick out a new toy for doing so well at her vet visit!

Saturday my order from Forever 21 delivered and I was pumped! I ordered these ankle boots and absolutely love them already. I should also mention that these are my first pair of ankle boots. The past few years I just haven't been too big on the ankle boot trend but I tried my sisters on at the end of winter last year and really loved them so I knew I wanted some for this year, and I'm so glad I did! I got them when they were on sale but for less than $30 you can't beat it! 

We had a lazy Saturday which was good after a busy week. The weather was incredible Saturday so I had all the windows open and loved it!

Later that afternoon we went back to Sherwin Williams for the paint color we chose for our kitchen! And I painted Saturday night while the Preds game was on. I finished up our kitchen Sunday afternoon and we love the color. I was so stressed out about which color to do the kitchen and literally couldn't decide which one I liked better, so I made Matthew decide which color we should do and that's the one we went with! I'll share our kitchen soon.

Also, the Preds had a great game Saturday night. They had five players out due to food poisoning from chicken soup they all had in Detroit the day before and still won...5-1 at that! It was such a good game, and my husband was a very happy camper!

Sunday morning we woke up and it was COLD in our house and outside. We didn't realize it was going to get that cold that night so after we took Reagan out we played with her in the living room and started the fireplace up! I am so excited to use that beautiful thing this winter!!
We only had the fireplace on for about 30 minutes before we had to turn it off to get ready and leave for church, but it definitely warmed us up!
After church we came home and had spaghetti and played outside with Reagan for a little bit. Then I worked on finishing up the kitchen before we had to go. Every year our church does a weekend where each class volunteers to do something around the community together. Last year we cleaned a local school's gym and cafeteria and this year we painted playground equipment at another local school. I didn't get any pictures because my hands were completely covered in red paint (and it somehow got in my hair??) but the playground looks so much better now! 


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