five on friday 5.1.15

Friday, May 1, 2015

I've been so pre-occupied with a non-sleeping baby that blogging has taken a back seat.  I actually started this post last week and finished this week- that's what no naps will do to you!  But hurray- I got it together!  Thanks April, for hosting the link up!

Kitchen remodel
After many weeks of planning and measuring and himmming and hawwing we finally placed our order for our IKEA kitchen!  It wasn't without many hurdles- namely- we're in a "blackout" area that no IKEA services for installation.  We also were hoping for a farmhouse sink, but alas it won't fit and the corner cabinet is bigger than our space etc etc...those are just minor details, right?

So this is just the beginning, I'm sure we have nightmares to overcome when it's actually being installed, but for now I just can't wait to bid adieu to our oak cabinets!

I also went granite shopping and I totes felt like Tarek and Christina (from Flip or Flop for all you non-hgtv obsessed) as I walked through the Granite warehouse looking at huge slabs of granite for our countertops.  How fun!

Crispy M &M's
They're back!!! Obsessed.  I loved these back in 1999.  I remember eating them the day I moved into my freshman year college dorm.  I never knew why they took them away- because they are the bomb.

Donuts & Dump Trucks 3rd Birthday Party
invite from madebykatydesigns
Carter's 3rd birthday party is on Sunday and I've definitely pared it down with decor etc.  It's donuts and dump trucks themed and I printed a few signs etc, but am trying to keep it low key- that's what I said for last year's mickey party- but this year I really mean it!

Carter's 1st birthday post
Carter's 2nd birthday post

Married at First Sight
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I randomly turned this on one night a few weeks ago and it's addicting.  Right now it's the only show I look forward to each Tuesday night.  I think they run a marathon of each episode before the new ones too---just in case you want to tune in, definitely start at one of the first episodes.  You won't be sorry.

Calligraphy Class

Tomorrow afternoon I'm taking a calligraphy class with my friend and I'm super excited to be out of the house for 3 hours!  I'm obsessed with modern calligraphy---but never tried it.  Perfectionist- I am not.  I'm more of a "that's good enough from afar" kinda girl.  Not sure they go together!  We'll see!

And for those interested in sweet Reid's (lackof) sleep- the crying has helped at night and we're back to average of up twice a night although we have had 1 wake-up nights too!!  Naps- that's another story.  Still a work in progress!

Happy Weekend!


  1. Haha I need that sink!! Love the donut & dump truck theme, perfect for a little boy! Good luck with planning!

  2. Can't wait to see his birthday I am sure it is going to be so cute!! We are redoing our kitchen and it is a mess!!
    Chelsea @

  3. Can't wait to see your kitchen remodel come together! I have been wanting to take a calligraphy class too, it seems like so much fun! Xo, Stephanie


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