Friday, January 9, 2015

Five on Friday!

It's you know what that means!

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


This Friday I'm coming to you live from Disneyland.  Ok so really I'm in Anaheim, CA for a conference, but I did go to myself!  And it was FUN!

I was feeling a little scared to go to the "happiest place on earth" alone...but my adventurous side won out (thank goodness).  People were so nice--I made tons of friends in the long lines--and I got to do everything at my own pace.


We picked out our Chandelier for the living room and I'm loving it!

It's from Ballard Designs and it is going to look GREAT in our space (we picked the "large" size with 12 bulbs)!  It shipped on Wednesday and I can't wait for it to get here.


While I'm in California, finishing touches are going up for our screen porch.  Thank goodness for Daniel.  He's been keeping me updated and answering all of our builder's questions without me.

The blue beadboard is for the porch ceiling.  I'm loving the distressed look our builder has given it.


Our cabinet samples came in!  I cannot wait to have them here and installed!  

Aren't they gorgeous??  The white will be the main kitchen cabinet while the stained sample will be the kitchen island, master bathroom, and wet bar.

It's also helping us finalize selections on things like tile and flooring.

Cabinet with Master Bathroom Tile


I'm spending all day today (and yesterday) in lectures for the Academic Events Professionals Conference and the nerd in me is SO EXCITED.  I know this relates heavily to post number one...but I felt like it deserved it's own special place.  I love learning and can't wait to get new ideas to bring back to work.

There's nothing better than some professional development with event professionals.  Everything is a production and experience!  I'm jazzed up for a great 2015 at work!

I can't wait to hop on a plane first thing tomorrow morning and get home to see my sweet husband!

I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. I just found your blog through the Farmer's wife, and I am in LOVE! So excited to watch your home projects progress... and LOVE the light. I have found lighting to be one of the hardest things to pick out.

    1. Thanks for the follow! Building our house is fun, but I'm ready to be SETTLED IN! :) I never thought lighting would be so hard--there are so many options in a million different price ranges!

  2. I've never been to Disney by myself but I have been with a friend that's been A LOT so we did whatever I wanted to do and it really was THE best time. I love the cabinets with the wood look tile flooring, can't wait to see it finished! That looks like a swanky conference you're at, have the best time and a great weekend!

    1. Disney is seriously fun as an adult! I'm having a great time at the conference, but an't wait to get home and see all the progress on our house!

  3. I have never been to Disneyland but I only live about and hour away from Disneyworld. I have been a few times on my own and the first time, I was a little nervous to go but it was a blast!
    Have a great weekend

    1. This is my first Disneyland trip. As a South Carolina native, I've only ever been to Disney World before now...I have to say I'm still partial to the Florida park :)

  4. I'm so glad I found your blog through the link up - I love it!
    I'm so impressed you went to Disney by yourself, you're so brave! Those apples look amazingggg! I can't wait to see what 2015 brings for your blog!