Oh Hey, Friday! (link up)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Since Five on Friday is taking a summer hiatus the girls at September Farm and The Farmer's Wife started this link up!  I'm happy to participate since I actually have time to blog now!

paint, rugs, curtains

A new house= a whole new world of decorating possibilities (on a budget- boo!)  Oh well- Ikea hacks it is (and luckily the Pottery Barn Outlet is 2 miles away!) I've been pinning like crazy lately!
Chevron Stripe Jute Rug
Pottery Barn rug
Paint color always scares me and the colors in the house are ok, for now.  I think we'll paint the boy's rooms and the kitchen/playroom in grays.  Painting the kitchen cabinets is high on my priority list too!

French country kitchen, cream cabinets, light blue walls and black island
And I'm working on a nursery.  So many projects!

baby boy plans - clothes and nursery

My first purchase for baby boy was on Saturday at the Nordstrom sale, of course!  His first set of Aden & Anais Bamboo swaddles.  I'm obsessed!  They arrived on Monday and I think they may be the inspiration for his nursery!  (Sold out online so I can't find a link.)

I also ordered this Barefoot dreams blanket for him!
Barefoot Dreams Chevron Blanket (Online Only)

I'm looking everywhere for a few outfits for him, but not finding much that will be good for his November/December birth.  It's nice knowing there's a huge bag of Carter's clothes upstairs waiting for him.  But I want to get him a few things just for him!

gloriosa mugs 

I think I posted about these mugs last summer and since I'm into all things for our new house these bad boys are headed straight for my Christmas list!

I've been such a good housewife lately! When you're home and your two-year old cooperates it's amazing how much you can cook (and bake!)  Here are some favorites lately...
Magic Bars — butterscotch , chocolate , dessert , easy , fast — For Two, Please

Hash Brown Quiche
hashbrown quiche (I use all kinds of veggies instead of ham)

summer lovin
If you follow me on Instagram you  can see more summer pics so far!
I'm not sure Carter could love summer anymore than he is this year.  He is so happy all of the time!  He wakes up happy every morning.  We are having so much fun and he is being so good too!  It's so nice not rushing to get him to daycare every day and hearing him scream "no school!"  I think 2 days a week at daycare is perfect because he actually seems to enjoy going (at 8:30am instead of 7:15.)  One day he actually asked to go to school.  CRAZY!

This kid is OBSESSED with the beach house and going to the rides at the beach.  Ever since we went to the rides on the 4th of July weekend, every time he goes to sleep, whether a nap or at nighttime he asks about going to the rides when he wakes up.  It's so sweet.

More about our summer in an upcoming post! 


  1. Those mugs!! Gorgeous, I'm kind of a mug hoarder... for some reason I don't like having matching mugs and I love how unique those are!

    Yay for home decorating, but it can be so stressful eh? Especially on a budget! I loved the aden and anais swaddles when Scarlett was a tiny babe and I use them now for a light blanket in the summer :)

    Stopping by from the link up!

    Tawnya @www.littlebabyscarlett.blogspot.ca

    1. Thanks for reading,Tawnya! I've had matching mugs and only 2 that are different and those are the 2 I always use! Time for more anthro beauties!

  2. Stopping by from the link up!

    We also just bought a house! I wish I could decorate it with an unlimited budget... Wouldn't that be nice! I also want to try that hash brown quiche!


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