Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SIGNET SEALED - NASHVILLE PRINT

I was so excited when Sarah offered to send me this adorable Nashville print for our Tri-Star guest bedroom. Not only is it adorable but it fits in with our theme for that guest bedroom SO well. 
I love everything on it, so many details! From the hockey stick, to the Ryman, to the batman building. It is all so cute and I think it shows some of Nashville's local favorites!





Not only does Sarah have tons of different city prints, but she has adorable mugs! We have some friends over in Memphis and this would be an adorable gift for them. Christmas is coming up...116 days if you're counting ;) so go on and get your orders in now. You can never be too ahead on your Christmas shopping.


You can find Sarah on Instagram, here. Facebook, here. Etsy, here. Her website, here.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CURRENTLY | AUGUST

Watching...Just like the rest of the world...the Olympics. Other than that I haven't really sat down to watch anything else recently. However, the other night while we were painting Matthew turned on Kevin Hart so that we could listen to him while we worked, and I was in tears at one point from laughing so hard. 

Listening...My summer playlist. I need to make a fall playlist soon!!


Reading...All of your blogs! I haven't sat down long enough at home to read a book in MONTHS.

Loving...My handsome HUSBAND! He is just too dang cute and literally always has me laughing. Love doing life with my guy. New recipes. That we finished painting our living room Tuesday night!!!!! Weekends with no plans. Upcoming plans/trips. DAILY CONTACT....we decided after my last eye appointment that I should try daily contacts. I tried about a weeks worth to see if I liked them from my optometrist, and I absolutely loved them. They are more expensive, but I 100% believe it is worth it. No more having to wear foggy contacts for a month at a time...woo hoo!!


Wearing....Daily contacts ;) and this adorable shirt! Any fellow Tennesseans out there?? Y'all need this shirt! More to come on it tomorrow!

Eating...I made these pork chops for dinner yesterday and they were delicious! Monday night I made my nannies dumplings and I'm pretty sure we inhaled them. Matthew and I love them.

Laughing...Does at my husband count? He is always cracking jokes or being goofy...and I love it! Also these tweets had me and Matthew cracking up....this would be something Matthew would do lol.

Working...On a new series for this little blog of mine!! Woo hoo! I am excited about it!

Travelling...We haven't been anywhere recently, which is nice for a change, but I think we are looking into going to Cookeville again....and we are PUMPED!

Planning...I'm about to get real boring here and say our meals for next week lol. #noshame in my meal planning game! I am also really motivated to cut our grocery bill in half. Not that it was crazy high or anything, but I came across a blog the other day and she had a whole post about cutting your grocery bill in half and I am always up for a new challenge lol.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WEEKENDING

Happy Tuesday! Our weekend was a GOOD one and we were sad to see it end. We were able to get A LOT done around the house and it felt great. We are so thankful for our home and love working on it together. 

Matthew got home from his business trip and went straight into yard work mode, and I went straight to dinner mode lol.
Seriously, what a man! I am so thankful for him!!
 I made a pizza calzone and it was finishing up right as Matthew was taking a break. Perfect timing!
After dinner Matthew went back to mowing the yard and I ran out and picked up our groceries for the next week. I came back and got to work on painting. I was determined to get the second coat on the whole dining room and Matthew was determined to get the whole back yard finished before it was dark. Thankfully we were able to accomplish both, and we both crashed into bed that night. 

We were back up Saturday morning and ready to go, Matthew had a chiropractor appointment and I got started on the painting and waited for the ice maker repair man to show up. We had a new ice maker put in a couple of months ago but it was a bad one and they finally came to look at it. So we get to wait two more weeks before they can come and install a new one...:) Oh well!

I made our favorite sausage roll ups for a later breakfast that we pigged out on after Matthew got back home and then it was back to work. Painting and yard work that is. Matthew actually went to Home Depot and bought a new push mower for us to use. My dad had let us borrow one of their old ones until we bought one and it was time. So while Matthew ran to pick that up I decided to take a break from painting and went outside to pull weeds. It was a cloudy morning so it was the perfect time. I can't believe I let them get so bad, but I just kept putting it off. Here is the (embarrassing)before and after...
 I realized how awful it was after I filled up a whole trash bag with weeds and looked at this picture lol. We bought some stuff to take care of this from now on. Thankfully!

Matthew got back and got to work in the yard using our new push mower! We love it and I was a little too excited to try it out lol. Matthew also taught me how to use the weed eater and I was able to use it for a few minutes before Matthew took back over. After that I headed back to painting. 

If your remember in this post I shared our wallpaper dilemma. Well 1 coat of thick primer, and two coats of our actual paint and the ugly red wallpaper is finally gone!!
Some primer and paint can make a HUGE difference. The top picture is the coat of primer and the second picture is with the first coat of paint.

And here is the before and after of our dining room...I have to admit, I am in LOVE with it. The before picture is a little blurry, but unfortunately it is all I had. I thought I had a better one, but you get the point! 

We used Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams, and honestly could not be happier with it.

Saturday afternoon we cleaned up and got ready for the Titans game. We headed down there and right as we got close to parking the bottom let out and it was raining cats and dogs. Which made traffic awful and unfortunately all the parking was GONE. We could have parked over a mile away in a bad part of town and walk in the rain but we decided that just wasn't safe, and the fact that they don't let you bring umbrellas in the stadium for safety reasons was just icing on the cake lol. So sadly, we left and went back home...in the pouring rain. We did listen to most of the game on the radio though, and we won- woo hoo! Our best friends were in town and came over for a little bit and we decided to go on an ice cream run to Dairy Queen.

Sunday morning was our church's 125th homecoming and it was great! We had some great speakers and it was crazy packed. Since we have only been going there for a little over a year we don't know people who used to go there years ago like a lot of people did, but I really enjoyed watching the sweet reunions between past and present members. We had a fellowship meal after services and it was fun getting to eat with our friends. Rachel and I showed up to church in the same color lol.

After church we made a Lowe's run and then back home for some more painting, but not before we took a small Sunday nap ;) We got A LOT of the living room finished Sunday afternoon and I am hoping to finish the rest of it tonight, so we can have our living room back in order!!

Whew! What a weekend, we crashed Sunday night pretty early too. Hope y'all had a great weekend! 

Friday, August 12, 2016

FRIDAY NO. 28

Matthew has been in Knoxville all week on a business trip and is, Lord Willing, coming home tonight!! Woo hoo! I am counting down the hours until I can bust out of the office to get home and see him.

My sister has been over some this week, we have gotten in plenty of girl talk and Friends binging on Netflix lol. She loves Friends like Matthew and I love How I Met Your Mother.
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Which makes me think of our Friendsgiving 2015 invitation that I created last year...
Which also makes me really excited about fall and Friendsgiving this year...

I'm not sure why, but I am way to excited to decorate for fall. Wanting fall to get here quicker is so unlike me lol, but for some reason this year I can't stop thinking about how I'll decorate our home, wearing comfy sweaters, and using our fire place! Don't get me started on fall candles...I am patiently waiting to purchase them, because I know if I buy any now they will be burning the second I get home.

I went to my parents house last night for dinner and this view just makes me HAPPY. Corn fields, hay bales and country roads...it's the road that leads me to my childhood home.

Matthew got free tickets to the Titans game this Saturday so we are heading to that tomorrow afternoon. I haven't been to a Titans game in YEARS so I am looking forward to it! Although we prefer college football to NFL, it will still be fun to go tomorrow night! We are hoping for good weather and a win! Other than the game we have some a lot of painting to do, and Sunday is homecoming at our church, so there will be different activities for that all day!

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