Friday, June 23, 2017


Today I turn in all 48,602 keys that I am responsible for, sign off on a couple of documents and projects that I'm over, and officially hand over my title as the office Admin to someone else. 

I got promoted at work!

 The end of this month marks my second anniversary with my company. I have been so incredibly patient to finally get to this level in my career, and I'm really excited for the next chapter! 
Matthew and I celebrated over a delicious dinner at one of our favorites, Connors, a few weeks ago after I accepted the position, and he brought me home the prettiest bouquet of flowers that I forgot to take a picture of. 

 I am so thankful for my work family and for this incredible opportunity to grow in my career. I have learned from some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, and there will me so much more to learn, new friendships to make, and new experiences to gain. I am so excited and thankful for it all.

My new adventure as a Client Services Manager starts Monday!

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Our living room and kitchen are where we spend the most time in our house, so as you can imagine those two are two of the most decorated rooms in our house so far. Decorating and styling our living room has been a bit of a challenge for us since we've moved in since it is shaped different than most living rooms. Our living room is a good size in length, but with only one entrance to it, so we have rearranged our furniture a couple of times + added furniture, and I think we are finally to a place where we are happy with our living room arrangement!

We've added a few pieces here and there and then we decided that on our open wall that we wanted to do a gallery wall and I shared some ideas that we were leaning towards, here. So after shopping at FOUR different Targets we finally had all the frames we needed. Once we went all over middle Tennessee (literally) in search of these frames the fun part began, picking out the pictures to order. It was easy picking our pictures and even easier using Mpix to print them. What makes them even better, was when they showed up on my doorstep the very next day. I have only heard good things about Mpix, but since I was ordering such large prints I was somewhat skeptical about the clarity of them, but once again I was incredibly impressed with the quality of each photo. 

It is nearly impossible to get a good picture of the frames during the day with three big windows on the opposite wall, but I wouldn't trade those windows and all that natural light for anything! We actually hung curtains in our living room last year but took them down when we painted the room and just decided to not put them back up because it took away too much of the natural light. 

Matthew did a great job hanging these and we are extremely happy with how our gallery wall turned out. Every time we add something to our walls it makes it feel a little more "homey" and like everything is really coming together with our house.

Here is a picture of the other half of our living room

and a picture from our kitchen looking into our living room, to give you a better idea of the layout. 

Source List 
Living Room Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray
Kitchen Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Waterscape
Wall Clock (found at a local store in Nashville, but similar ones, here or here.)
Lamps (Kirklands, a few years ago)
Floor Lamp
Shelf Ladder

Other posts from this series can be found, here.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Friday night after work we headed to Murfreesboro to meet my parents for dinner at one of our favorite pizza places. After dinner we came back to the house and Ethan, Rachel and Carson came over to stay the night!

Saturday morning we woke up and I made Carson some eggs and toast and Matthew made everyone omelettes! We worked on cleaning and getting the house ready all day for the wedding shower that we were hosting that afternoon for my BIL and his fiance, Christina. It was a very small family wedding shower and we had a great time. 

 Please notice my mugs on the mantel in this next other BIL, Nathan, rearranged them to spell 'Tacos" instead of "Coats" and I definitely didn't notice it until later that night after everyone was gone lol.

Thankfully the rain held off until Sunday so these fur babies were able to get out in the backyard and run some energy out and play together!

Nathan stayed the night with us and after everyone left we made a quick trip to Lowe's so I could get my dad two succulents to go with his Father's Day gift. I loved them so much that I almost kept them for myself, ha! I will definitely be going back to get myself some, they had a ton of different ones that I loved!

Sunday we went to church with Matthew's parents and then met my parents after for lunch. After lunch we hung out at my parents house for most of the afternoon. My dad was pumped about his new succulents and is planting on repotting them this week.

We went to church with Matthew's parents Sunday night and then to dinner at a local place in town and it was delicious!! And they were letting all father's eat for free, such a fun and sweet surprise! 

We had a great weekend with both of our families and are already looking forward to next weekend.  I am excited to share a project with you all tomorrow that we've been planning and working on for some time now!!

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Friday, June 16, 2017


Tuesday night we headed back home to watch my sister's last softball game. We had to stop and get gas on the way and Reagan always has to see Matthew while he's pumping the gas. If I don't put the window down so he can come over and talk to her then she freaks out lol.

After 16 years of playing softball in the summers this was her last year and we were happy to see them play!
 The organization that we have all played with since we were little presented her with a plaque and flowers since it was the end of the season for her.

Wednesday morning we were up bright and early to meet my family for a quick breakfast and then headed over to the airport to see Mady off for the summer. She is working as a camp counselor this summer at a camp up in Maine. She sent us these pictures after she arrived to the camp and it's beautiful!!  

I ordered some prints from Mpix and they delivered the very next about super fast shipping!!! More to come next week on what we're doing with them, I am so excited for this little project!!

Reagan and I took a trip to Lowe's this week for some flowers and soil. Girl was loving all of the attention again, ha!

Usually while I'm getting ready for work Reagan lays in my lap or on our bed, but one morning this past week she decided to roam around our bedroom and bathroom. I heard something fall over and walked over and saw this....that look on her face lol.

Happy Friday!!!

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