Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FIRST SNOW OF 2018

We had our first snow of 2018 over the weekend! It actually started later Friday afternoon and went through the night off and on. We didn't get much, just about half an inch or so, but it shut schools down and freaked everyone out, of course.

I laughed as I was walking to my car on Thursday afternoon because it was literally almost 70 and they had already salted the walkways and put this sign up in preparation for the snow/ice that was coming the following day. 
 
We did not leave our house at all on Friday and Saturday and it was SO nice and much needed before Matthew's busy season starts up. We lounged around Saturday, binge watched Parenthood (we've started it over because it's just that good!!), laundry, meal prepped for the week, cleaned a little, and I made our favorite soup for lunch. We had talked about going to see a movie on Saturday afternoon, but we were both just enjoying being around the house that we decided against it. We have tickets for a movie, so I'm sure we'll go soon!

My parents got me this neat little gadget for the kitchen and I am OBSESSED. I have been wanting something like this, but never found anything in a set like this. It also all fits in the container for simple storage. 

Sunday we finally got out of the house and went to church and out to lunch with some friends after. There was definitely still ice on our driveway because we kept slipping while trying to get in the car to go, it was hilarious, but thankfully we didn't fall, ha!

They are calling for more snow on Tuesday, so I am crossing my finger it does!

Friday, January 12, 2018

5 ON FRIDAY

Happy Friday! It's my first Friday post of 2018, and it is a "snow day" for us...well kind of. We haven't gotten any snow yet, just freezing rain and we're both working from home. So not really a snow day at all haha. We are both very thankful that we have the opportunity to work from home on days like this though, definitely a blessing, and I love spending the day with Matthew, even if we are both working.


- Since it was so cold all day, I mostly worked from the couch. Most of the time when I work from home it's at a desk, but today, was on the couch with Reagan!


- I am wanting to purchase the Hemnes 8-drawer dresser for my home office. I have read so many great reviews on it and I LOVE the way it looks! I would definitely want to add new pulls to the drawers, probably something gold to match the decor in my office.

- A friend that I work with gave me a bath bomb for Christmas and my parents put one in my stocking as well. Every since then I have been OBSESSED! I want alllll the bath bombs, ha! I have been looking up different recipes and I think I want to try and make them on my own. I also think that would be a fun gift to give to some family and friends this year. I found this bath bomb mold on Amazon and I'm looking forward to making them on my own soon.



- VLOGGERS. I have also been watching a ton of different vloggers lately. I love setting my iPad up while folding laundry/cooking/cleaning and listening/watching different vloggers on YouTube. Do you have any favorite vloggers that I should add to my list?


- We are going to the beach with my family this summer and I am so excited!! My family has always gone to Destin, FL, but we are looking into a few other locations to change it up a bit this year. We have it narrowed down to three places: Orange Beach, AL, Tybee Island, GA, or good ole Destin, FL. If you have ever been to Orange Beach or Tybee Island let me know if you liked it or not! With all this cold weather I am so ready to be on the beach!


Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

LIFE LATELY

Long time no blogging! I have so much that I want to blog about, I just haven't made the time to do so. I'm hoping this weekend to catch up and write a few posts. Until then, I thought it would be good to do a "life lately" post, bullet point style, of course.

I wrote a post back in September about the Essential Planner that I had won...I have been using it everyday so far this year and literally could not love it more!!!! It's so cute and the perfect size. I'll be sharing a full review soon, so stay tuned!


Our kitchen faucet kept messing up so we decided to just replace it. My family came over for dinner and Matthew and my dad replaced it. I am loving our new faucet and the style we picked out. It's the little things!!



After seeing Kayla share about the 1 Second Everyday app I downloaded it at the beginning of January and I have been loving it. It's where you take a 1 second clip or you can use a picture everyday and it complies them into one video (with dates) I can't wait to see the whole thing at the end of the year!



Emily and Nancy have started a new series together called "How We Do It" and I am excited to follow along!



It was almost 65 here in Nashville yesterday and we are supposed to have snow by Friday afternoon and into Saturday...we will see, I'm not too hopeful though! However, I do want at least one good snow day this year, just to see it, because as long as we don't have to go anywhere and can stay home, it is beautiful to me!! Best.snow day, ever, blogged here.



Happy Friday Eve, friends!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CHRISTMAS | 2017

Matthew and I were both very lucky and thankful to have a good bit of time off around the holidays this year. We took the week after Thanksgiving off and then some days before and after Christmas. My last day in the office was on December 18th, and I worked from home a couple of half days. So needless to say, today is going to be rough, getting back into the swing of things and back to our routine!

I am starting to realize that adult Christmas (and Thanksgiving!!) breaks are SO much better than when we were kids! There were a couple of days over Christmas break where I only got out of my pjs to shower and get into a new pair of pj's- the best feeling ever! We watched so many Christmas movies this year and I loved it. Here is a quick overview of our Christmas break...

I spent one day watching Christmas movies and making cinnamon rolls for our neighbors, family, and friends. I ended up making 2 batches of the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls again and was able to give them to 19 families (we saved a pan for ourselves)!

This girly loved us being home so much.

One morning we went and watched the Pred's open practice. My BIL joined us. It was very cool, but sadly, it didn't last a long time, we only got to watch them practice for about 30 minutes. It was still a good time though!



I didn't do a Christmas home tour this year, but I did remember to snap a few pictures around the house. I LOVE our home decorated for Christmas, I wanted to spend every second at home that I could by the fire and Christmas tree. So cozy and relaxing!




We hosted my mom's birthday dinner again this year right before Christmas and we hosted my FIL's graduation dinner right before NYE!

Ellie and Reagan were hammin' it up for some cheese.





Sister pictures!





We went to church Christmas Eve morning and then back to our house to load everything up and get Reagan before we headed to my parent's house for the day! 

I surprised my dad with tickets to Tim Allen's comedy show that is coming to Nashville in April. He was so surprised and we are both excited for a father/daughter date to see Tim Allen!!

We spent Christmas Day with Matthew's family, and sadly I didn't make a single picture on Christmas day. We did finger foods this year on Christmas Day and it was so good!

We got back home the day after Christmas and finally got to do our Christmas together! Matthew got me a new luggage set and some other things and I got Matthew an away Pred's jersey and some other things.


We spent the rest of the day lounging around before packing up and heading out the next day to St. Louis, MO for the Pred's game. I'll post more on that later this week!

Butterfinger Reese's Cups are my FAV and Matthew had a bag in my stocking, such a fun surprise.

 Christmas wore Reagan OUT.

Christmas 2016 on the left and Christmas 2017 on the right...she has gotten so big!!
And that's a wrap on our Christmas break/Christmas festivities! I can't believe it is all over already. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, and I am already on the countdown for Christmas 2018!! I stepped away from blogland over the holidays so I am excited to read and catch up on all of your blogs this week as I am getting back into the swing of everything!