Friday, December 16

Gettin' Out

We have been able to get out of the house and take a break from house projects too. 
We have been to dinner at Haven and then Bourbon Bar with friends.

We went down to the dome for the SEC Championship game
Spent some time with my favorite girls to exchange christmas gifts.
 Attended Laurens first wedding shower, a tea at The Ritz Carlton, it was fabulous!
 And I've been spending a lot of time dressing up my sweet Reese in her Christmas dresses getting her ready for her BIG 4th birthday party.

And we are off to Metter, Ga today to spend time with Wesley's family for the holidays.
9 Days till Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 15

Paint Job #2

I am so excited to show you the transformation of the outside of our house. I knew right away I wanted to have the brick painted and a cute front door!
Oh what a difference! Even the priming step got me excited!

Now we have to get some thicker columns and new landscaping. I am so excited to make this little house our first home!

Wednesday, December 14

Paint Job # 1

SIDENOTE: A week and a half with no TV or internet is AWFUL! I was so ready to get back to looking at all my blogs and pinterest. Now we are up and running. 

Without the above luxuries we have been getting a lot of painting done at the house. 
(ok the painters have been getting a lot done)
Here are some updates...
Kitchen Cabinets Before:
 * notice the built in refrigerator box that had to go so we could fit in our new one. And the small cabinet that sicks out got replaced with a larger one that we were able to sit back closer to the wall.

Kitchen Cabinets After:
Man, what a difference thicker moulding makes! 
I still have to get the hardware for the cabinets. While we were ripping out and changing things around I told Wesley I didn't want the cabinet over the sink. We had already ripped out the cabinet over the refrigerator with NO problems, we get to pulling out this cabinet and find this...A MESS! 

Now we will get that patched so I can drop a pretty little pendant light over my sink and add some open shelves!!! YAY!
It actually worked out perfect..besides my hole in the the end since we were able to use the cabinet that was over the sink above the refrigerator. That allowed me to have double the storage!

And you might have noticed that we got rid of the black fridge and got a counter-depth stainless steel to take its place. Waiting on a dishwasher cover now! He cant be the only black appliance in my kitchen. 
I cant wait to show you tomorrow the transformation of the outside of our house.

Thursday, December 1


Right after we moved in, Nicole and Hunter brought us this cute Housewarming gift.
 It was filled with tools, gloves, paint supplies, a magazine, tool belt, 
and some tool that looks like a pet hairbrush.
We got to figure out what that one is!
It made such a cute gift, Thanks!

Wednesday, November 30

Complete Chaos

Here is a crazy update on our life:

Last Wednesday: Closed on House and left town for thanksgiving
Thursday: Thanksgiving Lunch and a midnight drive back to Atlanta
Friday: BLACK FRIDAY shopping for new appliances
Saturday: Wesley's parents came to help us start moving
Sunday: My parents came for project help
Monday: Movers came to bring our furniture
Tuesday: Pest Control and Painter came
Wednesday: EXHAUSTED!!!

Here are some snippets of our chaos
 Just removed the refrigerator and a cabinet
 Mom helping paint
 Cutting new moulding
 Primed Cabinets

 Priming the Kitchen walls
And one whole bedroom is stuffed with boxes!!!
Hopefully by the end of the week our kitchen cabinets will be done!

Tuesday, November 29

Give Thanks

I am thankful for...
my husband
New Keys
My cute Nephews

Turkey Fryers
  Our sweet cousin Lila Jane
Golf Cart Rides
 My parents goat Maggie
 because of Maggie clearing the land behind our house 
we were able to eat Thanksgiving in the woods.

My dad, Wesley, & Chris built this table 
the night before thanksgiving
 Yes you read right...Wesley too! 
We got the Pulley Bone- I won and made a wish 
that he would really start to become a handyman!

Wednesday, November 23


We are closing on our house today!
Thats something to be thankful for huh?
YAY! Hand over those keys baby!
Im so excited this process will be over and we can start on the next....DECORATING!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20

When the husbands away....

The wife will CRAFT!! While Wesley was off hunting this weekend, I decided to make some crafts.
I started with the Ruffle Tree Skirt I found on Pinterest. I talked about it in my 
 It wasn't hard, but took a couple hours
Here is the link to the tutorial
 With my extra burlap I decided to make some wreaths. They do not have their bows on yet!
 I tried different ways to figure out which I liked better....the one above takes less fabric and less time. 
You may not believe it but there is 3 yards of fabric on the one below!!!
I hope with a bow they look something like this....uhhh and a better camera!
Which do you like better #1 or #2?