Happy hump day! It's a happy day for us for a few reasons: 1. The carpenter who we hired finished the work on our fireplace last night (I'm seriously so excited to show you guys what he did!) and the painters finish painting it today so they are pretty much ALL DONE! 2. Billy's brother and our good friend moved almost all of our entire house yesterday (the big things) for us! Do we owe them or what?! We are so thankful! We have movers coming on Friday for just our beds, a couch, and a few other smaller things. Our house is pretty much empty right now.

Anyway, since it's Christmas coming up and we bought our new house I've been seriously cutting back on shopping for myself, but that doesn't mean I don't have a wish list going with all these pretties on it...

 Dolman Sleeve Sweater (also comes in black)

I'm also debating between the Ninja Coffee Bar or a Nespresso? If you have one (or both) I would love for you to give me your input on them!

What is on your wishlist?!



Hi friends, long time no chat! I miss you all...I feel like I'm out of the blogging loop! I have so many random updates to share today since it's been a bit since I've given an update. We closed on our new house last week (yay!) and got possession of it right away, so we have been slowly moving things over each day. Our first official night in the new house will be this Friday (!!!), if all goes according to plans. The painters are almost finished at this point, so once they do I will do a whole post sharing before and after pictures with the paint colors we used! I was going to do just a post with before pictures, but I figured since it's almost all done I might as well wait to do just one post with the befores & afters.

But for now...here is a picture of the entry way hallway and our backyard! It's amazing what a little paint + wainscoting can do! We still have to switch out the hardware on the doors (to bronze) and paint the front interior door black, but it is coming along and we are loving it so much...

Can't wait to show you the console table I got for this space (and to style it!)

Already looking forward to watching the sunrise + sunset from this room!

In the midst of the packing madness, we are still trying to take the kids to fun Christmas events (like Breakfast with Santa and to the Christmas lights at the Columbus Zoo-pics below!) to try to keep things as normal as we can for them, so every minute of everyday has been filled. The holiday season is busy as it is for everyone, but add in moving and I know that I wouldn't be functioning without many cups of coffee and then I'm ready for bed at 8pm. Make that 7pm.

 Cam followed Santa around the restaurant (three times) before meeting him, so we thought for sure he would be all smiles when meeting him but he was strictly business! Garage truck, please! And he threw in a Merry Christmas too ;) All Grayson cared about was that no one stole that sucker that was in his hand. 

(Seeing the reindeer and riding the carousel were their favorite parts this year!)

AND a bunch of other random updates...

+I took these pictures in our yard last week and I seriously started tearing up! All of the memories in this yard...big sigh. I know I will be thankful to have these when we're older.

+Kona got her last round of puppy shots last week! She is 14 pounds now and the boys are still crazy about her. Girlfriends loves to chew (their books especially) so if anyone has any great bones for puppies that you would recommend, pass them along (we did try the bitter apple spray which seems to help a little bit!)

+I'm also working on planning Camden's THIRD!! birthday party, which will be a construction theme. When I asked him what he wanted for his party, he said backhoe! bulldozers! Not surprised by this in the least... :)

+I got hooked on the TV series Shameless on Netflix. This doesn't help things you have a shit ton of packing to get done.

Phew. Only one more week of pure crazy with the move and then I'll have some fun house posts (and others) coming your way! Thanks for sticking with me you guys and still reading. Hope you all had a great weekend!



It never fails that it always takes me forever to pick out a design for our holiday card every year. I don't know why because in reality it's just a card, but ordering them always has me reflecting on the year and makes me realize how much we (and the boys) have grown. It makes me so happy! This year I ordered our cards from Minted and really really love how they turned out. They are probably my favorite design (that wreath!) and I loved the option to add text on the back so that we could share our moving news with friends and family!

I've ordered from Minted in the past for the boys' birth announcements and have always been pleased with the quality then, too. If you haven't ordered your cards yet, you can browse all the designs they offer here. There's still time (and you'll love having them to look back on!) 

Do you order holiday cards to send out to family? I just want the boys to stay little forever so I always have an excuse to plaster their face on them for many years to come. ha. 

(PS this is not sponsored in any way - just wanted to share because I think they have the cutest cards)



Happy Thursday!

Thank you guys soo much for all your comments and messages about our new house! It's hard to believe we move in less than two weeks. Today we head to our new house to meet with the painter, so I might try to post some pics or a video on snapchat and instastories when I'm there!

This gift guide is my fav. It's those gifts that work for anyone and everyone AND don't break the bank! I think any friend or family members would love any of these gifts! My favorite curling iron, dry texture spray and budget sunglasses are included in the round up...

womens gifts, womens fashion, home decor, shopping
T3 Convertible Curling Iron (you can't get better than this iron!)
Oribe Classics Set (this is a great deal and all their best products are included-I love the texture spray and these sizes are perfect for traveling!)
BaubleBar Aimee Choker (I have this exact one and get compliments each time I wear it)
 Marble Tray
Rosefield Tribeca Leather Watch (you can't go wrong with leather-so classic)
 Chanel Healthy Glow Eyeshadow Palette
Quay Australia 60mm Aviator Sunglasses (love love)
Monogram Herringbone Throw
 Butter Slipper Socks (these are the best socks-3 for $19 or 1 for $8!)
T3 Compact & LUXE Lavendar Styling Set
 Stemless Copper Wine Glasses (so pretty!)
Voluspa Pedestal Candle Set
Copper Monogram Bottle Stopper
Round Wood Cutting Board

 😍 I'll take one of each!