Friday, September 30, 2016


I feel like I can officially say that fall is here in Nashville! It was a very cool and crisp 55 degrees on my way to work this morning and yesterdays high only reached 64. Which is crazy because Thursday of last week was a high of 91! It does look like it's going to warm back up a bit next week, but I'm hoping the humidity stays low. I also can't believe today is the last day of September. September FLEW by for me!

Last night I went to my sister's softball game and completely forgot to bring a jacket or sweater, so it was a very chilly night. They played great, but sadly lost by one point. Such a close game though!!

Different couples in our class at church host an activity each month for everyone in our class, well this month it's our turn to host, and our event is tonight! We reserved the youth building at our church and we're having a movie/game night. We are showing Nemo for the kiddos, and I found some nemo coloring pages for them. We are having pizza and I found some cute Nemo themed snacks to have as well. For the adults we will be playing the game Fibbage. We are so excited and can't wait until tonight!

I am in the process of creating my own planner for 2017, and I am a little too excited about it. This past year I decided not to spend a big amount on a planner like I have in the past and grabbed one from Target for around $12. I like it and the size of it, but I wish it had a little more to it. So when I saw Blair's post on how she created her own planner using Canva and Office Depot I was very intrigued. I made a list of all the things I wanted in a planner and started sketching how I wanted it to look. I then took to Canva to make my drawings come to life and I am thrilled with how it's looking so far! Not only will I be saving money, but I will have a planner tailored to my personal needs. YAY! Here is a look at the calendar I created the other day for my planner...

Yesterday our sweet puppy turned 1 month old, and just in a couple of weeks we will get to bring her home!!!! We are so stinkin' excited and talk about her everyday!!!! Would you just look at this adorable face...

If you missed our fall home tour, you can see it HERE! I'm enjoying everything fall right now, if you couldn't tell ;)

Also, this adorable wreath I posted about on Wednesday, that I will be sharing with you all on Monday...will come with a coupon code!!! Woo hoo! I know cotton wreaths and cotton stalks are very popular this fall and I have loved seeing them around in people's houses, so you won't want to miss out on the coupon code!

One last thing....tomorrow is the first home (preseason) Pred's game and we are going with some friends. Hockey is BACK! They shared this on their Facebook page yesterday and I couldn't help but get pumped for hockey season.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


I have had so much fun decorating our home for fall, and I am really loving having some seasonal decor back up. It's our first fall in our home, and I am ready for the fall weather to move in and some cozy nights doing nothing but watching a good movie/tv show with my favorite guy in the world, with our fireplace going!

Most of our decor is the same as last years, with a few newer pieces added in, thanks to Target's dollar section. I don't know about y'all but the dollar section just keeps getting better and better! I decorated for fall over Labor Day Weekend, that's what I did last year and it just worked for us. I have never had a lot of Halloween decorations before, but like I said the dollar section was really good this year! I picked up a few Halloween pieces and I'll put those out in early October and then take them down after Halloween and just let my fall stuff stay up until it's time to decorate for Christmas. September-December is my favorite time to decorate! 

I'll start in the living room...the vases on the mantel with the flowers in them are from Hobby Lobby a few years ago
The leaves banner is from Target's dollar section last year!
My favorite mugs that were used in our wedding as decor on our sweetheart table are from Anthropologie. The leaves on top of the mantel are from Wal-Mart.
The two vases on the floor are from our wedding and they are from Kirklands. I filled them with pumpkin string lights from Target's dollar section. The painting is one that I painted last year at my best friend's bachelorette party. I used my iPhone on these next two pictures...
I added a few fall touches to our bookcase
 I am in LOVE with the small pie dishes from Target's dollar section.
 Matthew's anniversary painting I gave him for our one year wedding anniversary, and our anniversary present from my parents. 
 This adorable block set is absolutely appropriate to have out this time of the year. Hail State!
On our end tables I added simple fall pieces from Target dollar section over the past few years.

Next up is the kitchen...I debated whether or not to share all of these pictures because we are still in the process of painting, so that's why there is still painters tape up and the outlet plates are still off, but I love looking back on my blog posts and seeing what things used to look like after we have finished up projects. It's fun seeing the changes we have already made so far and I can't wait to see the rest in the future. So just overlook all of the unfinished areas right now ;) 
This adorable sign is from Hobby Lobby last year, but I think I saw it again there the other day!
Most of the fall decor in our kitchen is from Target's dollar section. 
 The flowers are from Hobby Lobby.
 My mom gave me this thankful sign a couple of years ago.
I even added a few fall touches to our coffee bar
 I just discovered Rae Dunn a few months ago and I have quickly grown to love it. Whenever I pop in Home Goods I search for it and this past weekend I found this adorable coffee canister for less than $15...I couldn't grab it quick enough! I have seen this same coffee canister going for $50+ on Ebay and other websites, so I was one happy shopper.
 I found these adorable napkin rings in the Target dollar section. 
I added one small piece in our hallway, just to add some color...even though the different colored painters tape is enough color at the moment ;)
And here is our entryway...
and last but not least, our new wreath...
I knew after we painted our front door that a beautiful cotton wreath would be perfect for the fall and I could not love it more! You can find this wreath HERE, and I'll post more about it tomorrow!

Monday, September 26, 2016


We are so excited, because we have adopted a sweet puppy!!!!
I still can't believe we did it and we can't wait to bring our pup home in LESS that a month...yay!

A little back story on how we decided to adopt our pup....last year in November Matthew started looking at puppies. His puppy fever was sparked when we stopped at Puppy Zone and played with puppies on our way home from our weekend in the mountains together. Matthew had an instant connection with an ADORABLE shih poo, but the price tag on that adorable shih poo was not acceptable. So he looked up breeders in and around Nashville and found one that had great reviews, and for weeks he tried to talk me into getting one...he even sent me the funniest texts trying to talk me into it. At the time we were on the third floor of our apartment complex and I knew that we would have a time going up and down three flights of stairs while potty training AND there would be a pet fee for our apartment, so while it was pretty hard, I didn't give in to these kinds of texts from my hilarious husband...
I somehow convinced him to wait until we bought a house. Well after we bought our house and got somewhat settled the puppy fever hit me...and at this point Matthew wanted to get settled fully in our home and do some house projects before we adopted a pup. So then I started looking at breeders and sending him adorable puppy texts lol. We finally talked about it and then both decided to wait until May of 2017. May is right after busy season ends for Matthew and it would be starting to warm up outside...seemed like perfect timing for us.

Then my parents got an adorable puppy and we puppy sat a couple of times. We loved it and we loved having a puppy in our home, and missed her when she went back home! Then my BIL got an adorable pup and the puppy fever was back and in full force for the the both of this time! We threw around the idea of getting a puppy, but wanted to still take our time and make sure this is what we really wanted to do at this time. We said if we came across any then we would talk about it then...well a couple of days later Matthew decided to check the breeder that he had found back in November just to see, and for the first time since last November, she had some shih poo's available..and she just posted their pictures on their website that morning!!!! Matthew called me and asked my thoughts on it and we both agreed that it was all lining up to be the right time, so he called the breeder and the rest is history!
 We got to visit her this past weekend and we FELL IN LOVE. We are so excited and can't wait to bring our sweet girl home!!!!! 
Then she got a little sleepy...
 and was OUT

We have been doing tons of research and getting puppy tips and advice from my MIL and other friends. My birthday gift from my BIL and his girlfriend was a puppy bed filled with puppy toys, leash and collar, and puppy food! I was so excited! We also made our first of many, I'm sure, trips to PetSmart and recently purchased a puppy pin. It's so fun seeing a couple of puppy items in our home and knowing that's for OUR puppy!
While I was in Home Goods this weekend I browsed the pet aisle for the first time and found a ton of stuff I would have loved to purchase, but I refrained, and only bought a small basket to hold all of her toys.

We are excited to be fur parents!