Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Monday!

Hi Everyone!  I know you've missed me!

I've been prepping for lots of events at work and working on our house.  With all of that craziness, I just haven't had much time to blog, much less take pictures of anything to share!

I do have a few photos that sum up how we spent our weekend:

Worn out!

After some nice relaxation with my sweet baby puppies, I'm re-energized and ready for Thanksgiving!

Linking with Biana & Meghan for weekending.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

House Update!

Hi Everyone!

So I know it's been awhile since I've posted updates on the house.  Part of this was because I just haven't been to see the house when there was enough light to take pictures (Daylight Savings Time is killing me) and part of it has been because things slowed down a bit.  Lots of progress is happening, but it is the kind that is hard to see like wiring, picking outlets, plumbing, water lines, etc.

The hardie board is almost complete, so they should be able to paint soon.  After paint, stone will be added to the exterior.

Inside, things are also starting to pick up so we have visible progress! In the past week alone they've finished insulation and are starting drywall!

Our living room firebox is installed and I love the herringbone pattern! 

The screen porch has a fireplace! 
The master!
All of the valves for the Master Shower. 
Insulation in the lower level. 

Master with drywall.

In addition to all that is going on at the actual house, Daniel and I have lots of homework.  We are picking out tile, hardwoods, cabinets, paint, etc.  and I'm spending lots of time on Pinterest and Houzz!

Last week we went to pick out tile for our Master Bathroom.  We've decided on a tile that looks like barn wood with a tan subway tile for the shower.  I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Hopefully I can share some of our decor inspiration boards with you soon!  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving Home Style

Now that Halloween is over, it's time to transition to Thanksgiving.  For me, this is when the fall decorations really come out.  I don't do tons of decorating for the month of November, but I do love to have warm fall colors and a few turkeys here and there!

Fall Wreath Pillow // Give Thanks Pilllow (Similar Here)// Turkey Plates // Cast Leaf Serving Platter // Mahogany Teakwood Candle // Table Runner // Turkey Figure

The puppies are enjoying the big plush pillows we have for fall!  In fact, I'm not sure they even need their dog beds anymore!

I can't wait to use my turkey plates next Thanksgiving in the new house!  Does anyone else decorate for Turkey Day?

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween 2014

Our Halloween started out scary, and not in a good way!  A snake bit our sweet Luna and we ended up spending a large portion of the day at the doggie doctor.  The vet originally thought Luna was going to need to spend the night at the office so she could have surgery early in the morning.  When we got the call that no surgery was needed and our sweet girl could come home, I was over the moon!

Sweet Luna.  Her neck was swollen to the size of a softball :(
Daniel and I decided to bring her to my dad's store for our original Halloween plans, but to let her skip the costume and sleep in the back.  She was supposed to be The Cat in the Hat while her sisters were Thing 1 and Thing 2.   As if refusing to fully get dressed up without their sister, Lucy and Lola would not wear the blue wigs that completed their costumes!

The "things" looking so cute!
The lines for our town's annual "Boo on Main" were extremely long this year!  We went 30-45 minutes longer than the scheduled end time and I loved getting to see all of the creative costumes.  I think my mom's, however, was the best!  She was a Dia de Muerto sugar skull!

Ravenclaw and Dia de Muerto skull
After all of the excitement of the day, I was too worn out to do much celebrating once Boo on Main was over.  We just grabbed some pizzas, watched movies, and got Lola to finally wear her wig.

Since Halloween was a little "off" this year, I thought we could extend the celebration through Saturday.  Jack-O-Lantern Mimosas were a great way to kick-off our Saturday.  I also did a little baking, but mostly we relaxed with our sweet baby dogs.  I think I just needed extra snuggles after being so terrified by Luna's bite!

Now that Halloween is over, I'm in full on fall mode. The weather is getting crisp and the leaves are gorgeous.  The below picture is what fall looks like in our future backyard!

I hope everyone had a great weekend filled with beautiful days like we are having.