Friday, December 19, 2014

Five on Friday

It's the last Friday before Christmas and my last day of work for 2014.  I am looking forward to some nice family time with Daniel (he is also done with work) and our families.  I'm going to be babysitting my nieces a few days this week and can't wait to throw together a few Christmas crafts and fun snacks for them!

I'm linking up again with Christina and Karli for Five on Friday!


My mom and grandmother got together and decorated our mailbox out at the new house.  I may or may not have teared up at the sight.  It is so sweet to have some Christmas Cheer at the place we will soon call home.  


I am seriously addicted to the new Netflix Original Series Marco Polo.  It has everything--historical context, drama, romance, action.  The best part is that Muffin loves it too!

Daniel was on a business trip earlier this week and I am so into this show that I snuggled up with my puppies and watched ahead without him!  Shhhhh...don't tell.

These puppies are such great snuggle buddies!


I'm officially finished with buying and wrapping Christmas gifts!

Now I just have to add bows before Christmas!


They started installing interior doors and trim at our house this week!

Master Bedroom door.
Look at all of the trim!
Door to the Study/My Art Studio
I am extremely excited with how everything is coming together and love the look of the doors we picked!  Next steps are to get the doors and trim painted a nice shade of ivory.


Exterior painting is officially complete!

In my original plans for the exterior, I was going to paint the house two shades of green.  With the addition of the copper to our roof, I decided to simplify and stick to Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams.  I think it will give a much cleaner look once the exterior rock is installed.

We will be painting again this weekend, but I hope to fit in some time for watching Christmas movies and holiday cheer.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. New follower from the link-up! Your home is so lovely...I can't wait to see the finished product. Building a home is so stressful but it's worth it! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks for following! It is a fun time in our lives, but definitely stressful! Merry Christmas to you as well!

  2. LOVE that your mom and grandmother surprised you by decorating the mailbox! And your home new home is going to be beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it done.

  3. Found your blog on the link up! I am looking forward to seeing the transformation of your new home. Love the copper roofing and green exterior paint you have chosen so far! Jenn at East Meets South

  4. Your house is looking gorgeous! I adore the green exterior.