Pinterest inspiration

Pinterest is pretty darn awesome. unless you are my brother…. because the bathroom redo all started with pinterest, went to knocking down the walls, and ended up pretty awesome!

Here is where I got my inspiration

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I finally got shelves, a mirror, and picture frames put up

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The decorations came from here as well

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My decorations and starting point

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It is a work in progress….

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Not done yet silly brother haha

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Pinterest Living room

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So far in my house…..

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(ignore the legos. I do. haha)

I am SUPER happy with it! Every time I walk by I scream “OHHH I just love it!” haha

SOOOO thankful for my handymen (my brother and dad!)

Now its time for the Easter bunny to stuff eggs 🙂

Question for you:

Who is your handyman in your house?

-I can paint like no other haha

FINALLY a couch

Today was a crazy adventure. Andrew and I visited three Weekends Only furniture stores along with other to dos.

I did make it to the gym, and bike 45 minutes while watching Pride and Prejudice. I couldn’t stop watching!

I think I was suppose to be born in the 19th  century...

I think I was suppose to be born in the 19th century…

And immediately thought of Angela. I made myself head to the weights, so I will be taping this at home!

Then Andrew and I finally found a couch!

IMG_1211It might look like I hoard couches

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I swear the plaid ones will be leaving tomorrow!

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Tomorrow’s busy day…..

  • My brother is also coming over to help with house stuff.
  • Andrew has an Easter egg hunt at the local park.
  • I am going bridesmaids dress shopping with my future sister in law!

Question for you:

What are you doing this weekend?

What was the last movie you watched?

Favorites of the week

The past couple of days have included shopping, decorating, groceries, and the gym

ALL MY FAVORITE THINGS!

Garden ridge is my new favorite place. I found tons! This shade I am in love with

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(don’t worry. I took the plastic off haha)

Next on the list for my room, painting 🙂

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Favorite snack of the week

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Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

vanilla greek yogurt, 2tbsp PB2 (mix with water), 1 tbsp chocolate chips, splash of vanilla

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Getting the house decorations has been sooo exciting! Another item on my list, 1st communion clothes. I haven’t found a dress yet, but I have this for Andrew.

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Now I just need to find a dress for me, and pants and a shirt for Andrew.

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And last but not least. I ran AGAIN

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I know this is not a big deal for some, but I ran on the treadmill and didn’t have any knee pain. And I did it because I WANTED TO, not because I HAD TO 🙂

Question for you:

Where should I look for a dress?

What is one of your favorites this week?

Gift for Andrew

Today was my last 12 hour shift before a long break with Andrew. First, I went through a quite busy shift, but don’t work, I survived!

I ran from work to Andrew’s school to meet with the other mom’s to make a rosary for the kids receiving First Communion in a few weeks.

I was EXTREMELY overwhelmed when I first entered Schaefer’s Craft Shop a week ago

But tonight, I think it all came together

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I even put his initials

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I think he will definitely like the Cardinals theme

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Look at those cheeks!

Question for you:

What theme would you use if you would put a rosary together?

(I know that not everyone is Catholic or has a religion, I just was wondering what theme is close to you)

Snow Fort

Happy Monday

After the beautiful snow yesterday, I woke up extra early to plow through it to get to work.

Lucky for Andrew he was able to spend his snow day with my mom and dad

ya ya and Andrew

ya ya and Andrew

They had a blast!

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My brothers and I always used to make a fort when there was enough snow. One year we sprayed the snow with the hose and made our own bumpy ice skating rink in our back yard

Question for you:

How was your monday?

What did you make with the snow as a kid?

 

7 inches and counting

The weather in St Louis is just all over the place

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And even after 27 years living here, I am still getting used to it haha

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Andrew and I did make it to church this morning, and to a few stores to look at a couch before too much snow

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Then we headed outside to make some snow angels

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And have a snow ball fight (sorry now pictures, I was really into it. I can be a little competitive like that haha)

Even though I am SOOOO READY for Spring, the snow is really beautiful

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Hoping for Easter ASAP and that everyone makes it home and to work safely tonight and tomorrow 🙂

Question for you:

How is your weather?

What is your favorite season?

Preparing for the blizzard..with shopping

Most people are preparing for snowmageddon, yep. Its a real thing and apparently it has already hit Kansas. With snow in the forecast, I did what any normal person would do I went shopping. For house decorations. haha

First, I started out with rugs.

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I have NO IDEA how this happened. I blame pinterest (again)

rugsusa.com also has most rugs 50% off with FREE SHIPPING! I want this one for the dining room

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And before I knew it, Andrew and I were heading out in search of a rug for the living room……

We started with Home Goods. left with these baskets. The glass vase was from Marshalls

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These will both go on the bathroom shelves…whenever they get put up….

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Home Goods also had this beautiful pot that will one day house a plant for the living room

one day will have a "home" somewhere in the living room

one day will have a “home” somewhere in the living room

Garden Ridge was next and is amazing. And the winner for finding a perfect rug!

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And only 100 bucks! (sorry the pictures are so dark)

And finally Target

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A new lamp shade:
BEFORE

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AFTER

might need to get the bigger one

might need to get the bigger one

All of it so far…..

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After a couch, chair and curtains and the room will be complete! I know it sounds silly and doesn’t look like much by the pictures, but I have been wanting to get this room together for a long time. It is the very first room that meets our guests, and now it is becoming more inviting! almost time to have more visitors 😉

Question for you:

What room do your guests walk into?

Favorite store for home decorations?