Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What's Hap-"Pinning" Ya'll

It is mid week already and you know what that means? It's time for another edition of What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday where you can link up and share your favorite Pinterest finds or just simply anything that's on your mind! I've been on a craft kick lately for Miss A's nursery and got a couple of Pinterest DIY's done earlier this week. We're so close to moving her upstairs so that she can sleep in her room but for some reason I'm just not quite ready. I definitely want to wait until we get the blinds installed and custom valances made so that's my excuse for now.

Anyway, I wanted a cute lamp for her shelf because currently her room doesn't have wiring for an actual overhead light (so odd I know...) so we have a cute pink gingham floor lamp we found on sale at Target and that's it. Ya'll lamps are weirdly expensive! All the ones I wanted were like $50 and over and I just couldn't pull the trigger on that for a small lamp. Improvise time! I bought a cute little $8 lamp at Wal-mart and then broke out the old faithful glue gun and some rosettes from Hobby Lobby to add just the right amount of pink! I'm thinking I took it to at least the $30 level since I spotted a similar one at Target for around the same price. I love it!

grainy phone pics...still haven't decided on camera yet! That' my Christmas project!
Next, I realized I needed something to hold or store her bow headbands. Hair clips are easy because you can clip them to pretty ribbon and hang them but she has no where near enough hair for those yet (bless her heart) I scanned Pinterest and found a super cute tutorial for a headband holder and I dove in! The only thing I would change is the can used - it is sort of flimsy and definitely not long enough for her 1,000s of headbands. Maybe substitute something sturdy like an old wooden piece/column type of thing? Any how, grab a rolled oats can, some cute candelabras that you can score from Dollar Tree, hot glue and the fabric of your choice and BAM! You have a headband holder and a cute accent piece for any room!

Thanks for stopping by (head over to partner-in-crime now at Going the Distance) and be sure to join in on the fun and link up with us below!   

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Monday, August 31, 2015


Hey ya'll and happy Monday! Sorry we've been MIA lately but ever since Monday's little fractured arm incident with Miss Andi, we've been cuddling and taking it easy. Update: She has been doing absolutely incredible! She amazes me every day and hasn't even stopped rolling over - whew girlie!

This weekend we cleaned, cuddled, ran some shopping errands and hammered out some home projects including the total renovation of our huge front door. When we first moved in, we found the original screened door, well not 1850's original but it is dated 1903 and was in pretty good shape. Hubby sanded it, re-screened, sanded giant entry-way and re-stained and I am IN LOVE! It is so gorgeous and vintage looking which is perfect for our home. Also, the cooler temps at night make it so awesome to now have a screen door open to let air flow in the foyer! "Our song is the slamming screen door..." T Swift? No? Ok.....

We also took Andi to her first home football at my high school! I was a cheerleader and also judged this year's squad's tryouts with newborn Andi in tow so all of the girls were so excited to see her again! Can we say future cheerleader? (I'm totally pushing and campaigning my hardest for her to go there but getting her Dad on board with private school tuition since he went to public school is proving a little more difficult than expected...he did dress in the appropriate colors though! Getting closer??) They won and really kicked off the season with a bang! Is there anything better than small town football Friday night lights? It was a fabulous and relaxing weekend and I hope ya'll had a similar one!

Linking up today with B Loved Boston & Champagne and Suburbs for Weekending

Screen door - found in one of our outbuildings

circa 1903


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's Hap-"pinning" Wednesday

Hey ya'll! Have to make this post quick because I have a precious little girl with her arm in a splint that I want to spend every second with...yup...our first visit to the ER came entirely too early. I always envisioned this visit being because our toddler tumbled down some of our 3 flights of stairs or fell outside rough-housing with Emma Jo, not because she was doing what her little body seems to do almost all day. Long story short, Mama and I had been shopping all day with Andi and she had just dropped me off back home. Andi had rolled over and was face down on our master bed so, as I've done 300 times, I went to roll her back over. Ya'll - my world stopped. Her little left arm was hung up and I heard the worst cracking sound I've ever heard in my entire life. Not a popping like your joints, a crack.

I instantly screamed and became hysterical as did she. She wouldn't move her left arm and just screamed with tears streaming. I had my phone and called Mom to turn around immediately since she wasn't too far away and she's an RN. She came in and we called the rescue squad. They looked her over and decided it didn't seem like any clear breaks. We decided to head on to the hospital and have x-rays done (and I am so glad we did) We were seen pretty quickly and after millions of tears, snuggles and two x-rays it was determined she had a spiral fracture to her left humerus. I was devastated and almost collapsed. Andi was such a trooper throughout the entire process. She clung to me and smiled and giggled like she was totally fine...Mama on the other hand? Not so much. Hubby was away working so I am so thankful that my Mom was with me because next the unthinkable happened..... I was informed that Child Protective Services had to investigate and I would be speaking to a forensics nurse while they whisked my child away from me for more pictures and head-to-toe x-rays. I have NEVER cried so much even though I know it was protocol for them to be doing this.

Everyone was fabulous and very comforting and finally after 2am we were able to go home. We ended up going to Wal-Mart to get some cheap onesies and gowns to stretch/cut over her splint and then got home around 4am. Seth came in at 5:30am and then I got up shortly after to make her appointment with the orthopedic doctor which is today at 10:00am. Please if you don't mind send Miss A your prayers and healing vibes. 4 months is mighty young for a fracture and I'm hoping they don't find anything else wrong with her bone density or anything like that. I officially felt the distinct pain you feel as a parent when your child gets hurt and I honestly fear for me when she is older. #WelomeToParentLife ya'll.....

WHEW - so hug your little ones tighter today and excuse us while we go catch up on some rest and snuggles. Thank ya'll so much for linking up today with Jenn and myself and I can't wait to sit down and catch up on what's hap-"pinning"!


Taking it like a happy little champ!

That little limp arm!!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday 5

Happy Friday ya'll! This Mama has a long overdue hair appointment and outing all by myself and get this: My Mama actually has a hair appointment at the same salon as I do at the SAME time! Can we say girls day?! I'm beyond pumped! My Mother-in-law is watching Miss A so its a win-win for everyone (and hopefully hubs will get some time with her as well) The hubby just went back on the list for the railroad that travels a bunch and overnight so this will take some getting used to.... #RailroadLife. I hope ya'll have a fabulous weekend and I'll see ya back here on Monday!

Linking up today with April from A. Liz Adventures, Amanda over at Meet @ the Barre and Karli with September Farm. for Friday 5 and Friday Favorites. Join in!

1. Favorite song: I LOVE this song and can't get enough recently!

2. Favorite outfit: How cute is this ensemble? Lovin' the tassel necklace

3. Favorite random article/find: Throwback to a little GG anyone?

What Blair Waldorf Taught Me

4. Favorite Funny: Now that I'm a Mama, I can totally feel this way right??

5. Favorite recipe: I'm thinking I want to give these a try!


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What's Hap-"pinning" Wednesday

With all of our home projects going on I can't help but browse Pinterest for inspiration on our unfinished spaces. We currently have our home office, a 2nd guest room, sitting lounge and a playroom to think about. Seems like a lot but we rarely use anything but the 1st floor so far so we can basically take our time on the others. I'm obsessed with old charm and keeping things and pieces from the time period of the home. I'm not talking about your Grandma's house that may or may not smell like moth balls, but just keeping time period pieces with your own touch of modern flare. I like to think of it as 'classic chic/old charm'. Antique-ing is probably one of my favorite things to do and there are SO many shops around here which makes it quite easy to do. (Anyone heard of Greenfront Furniture down here? Oh yea!)

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite pins recently that shed some light on future project plans. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to grab the button and link up with Jenn and I for today's edition of What's Hap-'pinning' - can't wait to see what ya'll have going on!

Guest Room Inspiration
Playroom Inspiration

Sitting area/lounge Favorites


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