Life

A wedding celebration for my sister

Here comes the bride…

Allie and Stan

Well, not quite yet! My older sister is getting married in September, so we threw the happy couple a wedding party this weekend. Think wedding shower, minus the girly touches since we invited the men. It was so much fun! There was a ton of food, lots of yard games (I played 4 hours of volleyball!) and a beautiful cake for the beautiful bride-to-be.

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We did peacock colors throughout the house because my sister loves peacocks and the blues and teals. The decorations were super simple and mostly purchased off of Etsy. Gotta love supporting small businesses!

We ended the night with some indoor games and some sparklers. I’d say it was a successful day.

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The next time I see my sister, she’ll be getting married!

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Life

A house of truffles and a house-warming party

Like what you see? Of course you do. It’s a house made out of chocolate and basically the most amazing house-warming gift ever. You all know that every once in a while I have to brag about how awesome by best friend — and who wouldn’t brag about a friend who makes chocolate houses!?!

It gets even better. First of all, the house is chocolate (duh). Total win. Second, Dana even put the pink chips on the same side of the house as our pink roses. Double win.

Third, there is a photo of Remmy looking out of the window. Triple win.

AND FINALLY, the house is FILLED WITH TRUFFLES!!!! O.M.G.

We need to have house-warming parties more often if they mean I get chocolate houses 🙂 I almost don’t want to eat it! Almost…

Speaking of house-warming gifts… we got so much wine. SO MUCH WINE! I think we were given 25 – 30 bottles. Holy moley. We also got the yummiest homemade jams (blackberry, raspberry and blueberry) from our friend Amanda; adorable bar accessories (coasters and napkins) from our friend Mill; a yard game and grill tools from Brian’s momma; a picture frame and kitchen stuff from our friend Alissa; and a Ravens quilt and blue table runner from my grandma Becky. We are so spoiled.

Enough about our gifts. Let’s talk party.

Saturday was so much fun. We had a great group of people at the barbecue and were so happy that everyone was finally able to make it out to see our place. It was fun explaining to people the little tweaks we made here and there and explaining the big family room renovation. We had a ton of delicious food and drinks, and we had a couple of very entertaining yard games. Bocci and corn hole are awesome.

Even the babies who came had a great time.

This little guy even came wearing a tux! 😀 SO CUTE.

Overall, we had a fantastic party and were so happy to spend the day with our friends and family. You are all awesome and we loved having you over.

Sunday we crashed. Hard. I don’t think I’ve ever taken so many naps in my life. Even the dog was tired, and he didn’t even party with us!

Hopefully you all had great weekends! Happy Monday!

Home Improvement, Life

Weekend recap

This weekend has been pretty awesome. It started on Friday when my stepdad came over to remove the toilet and vanity from our family room bathroom. Then the hubby and I got to pick out a new toilet, vanity and light fixture — oh, and paint! We went with Behr’s Silent Ripple.

It is a light purple, but in certain lights looks a little blue. When we got home from buying our paint, I immediately got to work on the bathroom — even though it was 10 p.m. Three hours later, I was almost finished. I just had to cut in around the edges. Fun fact: I didn’t use any tape in the bathroom and it doesn’t look terrible! Yay!

Saturday morning started with loud thunderstorms and a swim meet. After the thunder calmed down, I rushed out of the house to see Elliott swim two races at his swim meet.

I got there just in time to catch his first race — it was a relay and he did the butterfly. Man is he fast! He also did a medley race, but was pretty tired from the earlier race because not much time was in between.

My dad, who has always been very involved in our sports, is an official for Elliott’s meets sometimes. Check him out — so serious!

When I was younger, he coached my soccer teams and he refereed soccer games. Now it’s swimming. He’s awesome.

Once we watched his first two races, the hubby and I headed off to Lowe’s. We had found a toilet at Home Depot the night before, but wanted to see what Lowe’s had as far as vanities went before making our purchase. We left empty-handed, planning ordering a light fixture and vanity online when we got home. But when we perused the interwebs, we decided that the cabinet to go with was the cabinet we almost bought at Lowe’s to begin with. So we got back in the car and headed to Lowe’s again.

Amidst all of the Lowe’s trips, I got to go out to lunch with my momma and BOTH of my sisters — that never happens! Allie is in town from Colorado just for the weekend 🙂 What a nice treat.

We ended out Saturday having dinner with Brian’s momma, then attending a block party in my dad’s neighborhood. I used to go to block parties each summer in our neighborhood, but they died down for a while. The neighborhood is trying to bring them back, which is a fantastic idea because they are so much fun!

Today, the hubby and I are cleaning up the house, grocery shopping and just taking it easy. Allie is going to come see our house for the first time! And John is going to come back over tonight the help us install our new bathroom purchases! Hooray.

On top of this fabulous weekend, Hobby Lobby gave me a sweet shout out on their Facebook page that pretty much made my entire life!

 

I hope you all had a great weekend — Bathroom reveal sometime this week 🙂