Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Our weekend started early on Friday. Matthew had a half day and so did I. My company does this awesome thing called, "leave early days" and those days are always the day before a holiday. As long as all of our work is completed we can leave early and get a head start on our holiday. Have I mentioned before how much I love the company I work for? Because I do :)

Thursday night I decorated our front yard a little and our mailbox. My sister came over and stayed the night with us and helped me! My mom had some left over red, white, and blue mesh so she let me have it and I picked up the small bows at the Dollar Tree.
 I tried to get a few pictures from different angles.
For just a couple of dollars, I was really pleased with how it turned out!
Speaking of mailboxes...I really want to get a vinyl sticker similar to this one for our mailbox. I love how classy it looks and of course I love personalizing stuff ;)
I found the small flags at Walmart and put out along out sidewalk and in front of our house. I also found the bows at Walmart to put on our planters. The flags were a little bit smaller than I wanted, but I waited until the last minute so they had to work lol.

We took a nap with Ellie as soon as we got home Friday (she was so tired and in a cuddling mood, so what Ellie wanted Ellie got!)  and then got up and packed for our long weekend in Murfreesboro with our families. We had been looking forward to this long weekend with everyone for a long time so we were really exited it was finally here! Friday night we ate dinner with Matthew's family and just relaxed for the night and caught up with everyone. Saturday morning we woke up and took it easy all morning. We had sandwiches for lunch since we had big plans for dinner.
Matthew's dad cooking the sandwiches on his new flat top grill.

Saturday after lunch we headed to my parents house to celebrate my nanny's birthday. Despite the heat it was a good time with everyone. We had to leave a little early to get dressed and ready in our costumes for our murder mystery dinner party we were going to! Matthew's parents hosted the best murder mystery party, EVER. We have never been to one before, but this was absolutely incredible. So incredible that it deserves a whole post, so come back later this week to see all about it. For now, here is a sneak peak!

Our characters were a spunky cheerleading coach and a S.W.A.T team member!
 The tablescape was absolutely beautiful!

Sunday we went to church and napped off and on. We love our Sunday naps! Monday we woke up and had a delicious breakfast that Matthew's dad made on the flat top. We got ready and headed to my parents house a little after lunch time for a July 4th cookout and fireworks. Thankfully the weather cooperated with us. It rained really hard right before we ate and then started raining again as we were finishing up fireworks. My dad shot the fireworks and it was a good show. My parents neighbors also shot some fireworks and we got to see them, too! We pulled in our driveway last night a little after 10pm and was excited to get back into our routine. 
We love long holiday weekends, especially with family! This was our 7th July 4th together. I just LOVE my handsome man!!

I have a lot of catching up to do this week, so come back to see recaps on our Hilton Head girls trip, the Murder Mystery Dinner party, and July goals. 


  1. Love how you decorated your mailbox and front door area- super cute and festive! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. What a great weekend!! Love the festive mailbox and you should definitely get the vinyl decal ;)

  3. Your red white & blue mailbox is super cute. Every time I read your blog I'm inspired to up my holiday decorating game. What's the next holiday coming up? I'm gonna do it!

  4. That murder mystery party looks like so much fun!! What a fantastic idea. I love all the decor for that, and your mailbox - so festive! Hope you have a great week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  5. LOVE your mailbox!!! So clever and thrifty, with maximum holiday spirit. Can't wait to read about Hilton Head and the Murder Mystery Dinner. Have a good week!!! XOXO

    1. Thank you, Melanie!! I enjoyed decorating it! Hope you are having a great week as well!! :)

  6. What a fun weekend! I love that you decorated your mailbox - so festive!

  7. Fun weekend! Nothing beats a cookout :-) LOVE your striped tank top too!

    1. Thank you so much!! Cookouts with family are the best!


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