Tuesday, October 11, 2016


I mentioned on Friday that we were dog sitting all weekend, and sadly, Mila is going back home today. We had fun playing with her and really enjoyed having a dog in the house. That's a good thing because we get to bring our puppy home THIS weekend! 

Friday afternoon we grabbed dinner at Sonic, sometimes you are just need a good cheeseburger and fries. Our Sonic is really close to a park so we decided to take our dinner and Mila over there and eat. The weather was great and Mila enjoyed getting out of the house. We got back to the house and decided to have a lazy night, that included catching up on episode 3 of Designated Survivor (anyone watching that?? It is so good!), and Matthew making me watch Anchor Man while I worked on a chalkboard for our front porch setup. I made the mistake of telling him a couple of weeks ago I had never watched Anchor Man, so Friday night he was determined that we were going to watch it. Thankfully, he could tell how uninterested I was in it (LOL) and turned it off about 20 minutes into the movie.

Saturday we woke up and got ready for my college roommate's wedding. It was at 10 that morning and it was a very pretty wedding! I loved her dress and the brunch at the reception was the icing on the cake. When I first moved to Cookeville we all lived together in good ole apartment D, and now we all three live in different towns, so it was nice getting to catch up very briefly.

After the wedding we headed back home and got working around the house. We borrowed my dad's truck for the weekend to haul off some big boxes that have been in our garage and to get some wood for our farmhouse table. We ended up taking two big loads to the dump. So happy to have that checked off our list. We still have some work to do in the garage, but we're getting there.

After that Matthew mowed the yard while I picked weeds and then began working on front porch fall setup. I had ideas in my mind of how I wanted our front porch to look and I was so happy to see it come to life after some playing around with it all.
 Those mums are my absolute favorite, and the only mums I will buy for our front porch. They are from a small place in Cookeville, and my sister was there last weekend and picked them up for me. Below is a picture with our garden flag, the wind kept blowing so it was hard to get a good picture lol.

Saturday afternoon I made steak and baked potatoes for dinner. It was my first time making steaks and it was very obvious. They were smoking pretty good, so good that I set the smoke detectors off. We had to open some windows and the back door,  it was quite lovely in our house the rest of the night. At least we know our smoke detectors work properly ;)
Later that night our best friends, Ethan and Rachel, came over and we decided to make a Dairy Queen run for some ice cream.

Sunday afternoon we cleaned out the garage even more and around the house some. Ethan and Rachel came back over and we all went to Lowe's to get the wood for our farmhouse table. We started working on it a little before church. Matthew and Ethan were able to get a good bit done before we had to leave.
After we decided on Mexican for dinner and then came back to the house to watch the debate.

Monday afternoon I came home to a beautiful sight...Matthew and Ethan put the top of our table together. It looked so good and we were so excited! 
I made breakfast for dinner while we watched The Voice, and after it was over Rachel and I got to sanding. We were able to sand both legs and the top of the table!
We are so close!!

Ethan and Rachel are headed back home today since today is their last day of fall break, but we enjoyed having them over throughout this past weekend! Matthew and I plan on working on the table as much as we can the rest of this week. We already have the stain picked out, and we're excited to have it finished. :)


  1. Your front porch looks amazing!! I am loving that table- so impressed!

  2. Your front porch is adorable!! I bought mums for the first time last weekend, and I'm hoping to keep them alive. Can't wait to see the completed farmhouse table!

  3. OMG I can't believe you're bringing your puppy home THIS weekend!!! Sounds like y'all had a really fun and productive weekend! I'm obsessed with your front porch - it's so beautiful! The farmhouse table is coming right along!!! Can't wait to see it finished and I bet you're dying to get it in the house!

  4. I love your front porch! Especially that chalkboard - I just can't get over how lovely your writing is! That table is gorgeous, can't wait to see it finished!

  5. So designated survivor is AWESOME!! I hate when Jared's on shift the night it comes on because then we have to wait to watch it lol. Your front porch looks awesome!!! I'm hoping to finish ours up this weekend. The table is looking so good! I can't wait to see the final product :)

  6. I'm so jealous!! I have been dying for a farmhouse table. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  7. I like the front porch! And the table. I would be so tempted to keep Mila permanently.

  8. I love your porch. That mat is beautiful!! Where did you get it?

  9. I love your porch. That mat is beautiful!! Where did you get it?


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