Monday, July 25, 2016


Happy Monday, friends! These weekend recap posts are some of my favorite. I love documenting the big things that happen in our life, but I also love documenting the smaller things. It's fun looking back and seeing what all we did, where we went, and who we spent time with. So let's get to it!

Friday night as soon as I got off I headed to Murfreesboro. Matthew was going to a business networking event in Nashville with his dad, but we decided to stay in Murfreesboro Friday night to see our family and so that we could have our anniversary pictures made Saturday morning. I made a stop by Target to pick up a new pair of sandals, because my favorite pair that I have worn for the past year and a half were about to bite the dust. Well it was perfect timing, because they were clearancing all their summer shoes to make room for the new fall line. They had been picked over a lot, but I was able to score some incredible deals. I even used the cartwheel app and got an extra 20% off of the clearance price. I got a pair of sandals for as low as $6. I love a good sale!! After that I met my family at Pizza Hut for dinner, and then my sister and I made a stop by Essex. Matthew and I found the cutest end tables at the Essex in our town but they were both damaged pretty badly. We had our best friends check the Essex in Cookeville and they picked one up for us, and then Friday night I found one!! So now we have end tables for one of our guest bedrooms! Woo hoo!
Here is the picture of the two that were damaged, it shows their color really well here. They are a light blue.
And here is the one I got Friday night! It looks really dark but it was just the lighting.

Saturday morning Matthew's dad made some delicious french toast and then we headed off to have our 1 year anniversary pictures taken. We were hoping to have them taken early in an effort to beat the heat, but it was still pretty hot. Thankfully the place we were having them taken at was very shaded. Here is a sneak peak! I can't wait to see the rest of them!!!!

After our pictures we went back to Matthew's parents house for a little bit and then headed to my parents house. While we were there my sister gave us a few gifts from her Disney World trip a few weeks ago. She got me a really cute initial necklace, and then got us a Disney magnet and these adorable Mickey and Minnie Mouse mugs for our coffee bar. I forgot to take a picture of them, but they are adorable!! We got to see my parent's puppy, Ellie and play with her for a little bit. She is getting bigger and probably weighs around 3lbs cute!! I also got to see my dad's flowers while we were there!! They are looking so good and I am so jealous of his green thumb.

After visiting with them for awhile we headed back home and picked up around the house and got our guest bedrooms ready, because Nathan, Ethan and Rachel were coming over to stay with us! We decided to all meet at Bellacino's for dinner, because Matthew has been craving it since we went on our anniversary weekend lol and to go to a movie after. We saw Central Intelligence and it was absolutely HILARIOUS. It's all about an accountant saving the day so you know Matthew was excited to see it lol, and any movie with Kevin Hart in it is bound to be a funny one. I'm pretty sure we'll watch it again once it's out on video, because it's that funny. After the movie we all came back to the house and they guys played Xbox and Rachel and I hung out and watched them goof off until it was time for bed. 

Sunday we went to church and then to Demo's for lunch. After lunch we all came back to the house and Rachel and I took a nap while they guys played more Xbox and then we all started watching a documentary on Rich Froning. He is "The Fittest Man In History" and is actually from Cookeville and still currently lives there. When he won the CrossFit games Cookeville had a huge welcome home parade for him. We used to see him and his friends running on Tech's track sometimes when we lived in Cookeville.

Here is a picture of him and his wife.
He also lives in Rachel's neighborhood right now, which is really cool lol, but he and his wife are building a house so will be moving soon. The last time we were in Cookeville I may or may not have had Matthew drive by their house so I could see it lol. I have been following his wife on Instagram for a few years, and she recently opened up a clothing store in Cookeville. So fun! Anyways, we stopped the movie and went to church Sunday night and then tried a new Mexican restaurant in our town before heading back to the house to watch the rest of the Rich Froning movie lol. It was a good movie and it was interesting to see all about the behind the scenes stuff.

Also this weekend I snapped a few pictures of our flowers and wanted to share/give an update on them! In this post I shared about the black planters we got at Target, and in this post I shared about the flowers we got to put in them- red petunias and hosta plants. Well, they are doing really well (so far) and I love seeing the red petunias overflowing each time I pull up in our driveway!
Here is another picture of them from a little bit further away, see what I mean about them overflowing?? I love it!

Another thing, a couple of weeks ago Matthew and my dad pulled up the two bushes that were in front of the house next to our sidewalk when we moved in. I trimmed them a couple of months ago, but was still just not a big fan of them. I love how it looks now! 
 Here is the before and after. 100% better!!


  1. Looks like a fun weekend! The front looks great with the bushes gone and the blooming petunias! Happy Monday!

  2. What a great weekend! I loved Central Intelligence, too! Definitely a hilarious movie!

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend! Love your tables! Can't wait to see your anniversary photos :)

  4. I love your side tables! All of the flowers are gorgeous!

  5. Love the balloon idea for the anni pictures. Very cute! Glad y'all had a good weekend!

  6. Looks like a super fun weekend. Can't wait to see more anniversary pictures. I love the balloon!

  7. Oh wow, it looks so different and open without that bush in the front! Eeeek, look at your owning a home! :)

  8. Those side tables are adorable!! Can't wait to see them in the room!! Love your anniversary photo teaser - can't wait to see the rest!!! I've been wanting to see Central Intelligence - glad to hear it was funny!! Kevin Hart is a riot!

  9. Your dress was gorgeous! Happy anniversary!


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