I am currently coming off an awesome night with some friends at the Jason Aldean Ride All Night Tour! I’d never attended an event there but when I heard that Jason Aldean was coming to town, I asked my friends to go. One of which is pregnant and the idea of being 28 weeks pregnant chilling on the rowdy lawn of Merriweather with all the drunk people was less than thrilling. Waiting in line for a bathroom while pregnant is horrible enough, let alone the long lines at concerts. So the idea came and went.
A few years back, I was on a work trip with a nurse practitioner. I was seemingly venting into my larger glass of sangria all of my parenting woes. I shared about the emotional and sleep challenges I was having with Reid, who was affectionately nicknamed Grumpus starting at birth. He has always been the vocal, hard to please,
crazy overly emotional, demanding twin of the pod. From very early on, he has demanded all my time and attention, like a little baby dictator. Thank goodness Harper was so low key and favored her dad, poor thing would survive on breaths of fresh air and a pat on the head if we let her. I have SO MANY videos of her giving Reid some serious side eye during his crying fits. She was over his antics probably by 30 weeks gestation, which is when she started to plan her escape (another story for a another day).
We recently put board and Batten in our dining room and painted the walls. You can catch up here if you missed it. The project was a labor of love but I love the way it turned out. The combination of dark and moody top + bright and airy bottom really make for a great compliment. The room now has a modern/classic vibe that feels timeless.
Let’s take a look of the dining room in all it’s glory
Hi friends! Today I wanted to share a tour of our farmhouse. This house was actually our last house and we sold it about a year ago. The house was built in 1900 and was one of the original houses that owned all the land from the neighborhood.
We came across the house after falling out of contract on a house one day before our scheduled closing date (it was not fun!). We had already signed a lease for someone to rent our home and had packed almost all of our stuff. Needless to say we were under the gun to find something ASAP.
Our prior home was a 100 year old farmhouse. I actually miss it a lot more than I thought I would when we moved. Mostly I miss the property, a half acre lot with a good mix of trees and grass, a nice big drive way, and of course, a pool! The jury is still out on if I miss the pool yet, but I think the answer is yes.
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I’m so excited to share my first big DIY in our new home! A year ago, we purchased a new home that had a ton of space for our family and SO MUCH potential. It was, however, stuck in 1996- equipped with peach walls, popcorn ceilings, brass EVERYTHING, and almond colored tile, outlets, switches, and toilets! Right when we moved in we repainted the entire main floor and put in a new foyer light.
When I was ready for something more serious, I decided to start in the dining room because it was a relatively small space and I didn’t think I could mess it up too terribly. I decided on a wood feature wall, new wall color, a pretty light, and finally some real dining room furniture.
Today we remember my grandmother, a woman of many names, Carolina, Carolyn, Carrie, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, or Mawgy as we like to call her, and great-grandmother. My grandmother was a beautiful soul. A kind, courageous, smart, loving, caring and compassionate woman. She was remarkable in so many ways. She would give you the dress off her back, the last penny to her name, and every last min on her cell phone plan to talk you through a tough time. She endured so much but always found a way to see the good in her circumstances. She loved hard, forgave fast, and always trusted in God. She was a Christian woman who understood what it meant to always see the good in people, believe that everything in life happens for a reason, and to be fruitful and multiply. And multiply she did! She built a beautiful dynasty and filled us with lasting impressions, all 50 some of us.
November 17, 2015
Dear Baby Girl and Baby Boy,
As I sit here, 4 days before you turn one, I can’t believe how far we’ve come. The time managed to standstill and fly by all at the same time. This past year, year and 9 months if you could your time baking, have been the most challenging times we have ever experienced. You’ve taught us more about ourselves than what any of our life experiences have to date. We self-inflicted some of the madness by big life changes, all in the name of giving you a better life but have always made it out on top with lessons learned and more love to give.