Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last of the home tour...

I took full advantage of the maid being here and snapped some pictures of our master bedroom and bathroom while it was clean. It will not last for long! I have contemplated even showing these 2 rooms because they are both about to change a good bit, Starting Nov. 3, we are gutting our bathroom. Tearing down a wall, new shower, new countertops, new tub, new floor, new toilet, new paint, painting cabinets, new sinks, etc. We will add open shelving similar to the kitchen that Ryan built, a sliding barn door, and then that will lead us to re-positioning all of our master bedroom furniture. Which I really want to do anyway! I am PUMPED to say the least! We wanted to do this renovation when we first moved in, but putting our down payment on our house, prevented us from paying cash, and if you know us, we love Dave Ramsey and like cash. I mean who doesnt? So without further a-do, here it is!

I love the french doors that open into our room! My favorite part of it all!

Almost all of the furniture in here is antique and was handed down to us by our 2 families. The vanity was mine when I was little girl. Ryan built this end table.

We used Pottery Barn credit from our wedding to buy the headboard and Ryan built the end piece at the foot of our bed. The armoir in the corner was my parents and came all the way from England. The dresser was mine when I was little as well.

I made the curtains.
 This is a gun our bedroom. Yes, random I know. But we have so many great antique pieces we just can not get rid of them and this was the only spot for it! Just do not break into our house. I tried to lighten the mood of this wall by adding a picture from our wedding, ha!

 This neat desk and chair was given to us by Ryan's parents on our last move. I love to do my hair here each day.

Now on to the bathroom. It is not bad. It just needs our touch. We could live with this bathroom, minus the shower, it must go asap.

I am going to keep the mirrors, light fixtures (I changed out the globes) and faucets for now. Not exactly what I want, but will work.

I hate this gigantic soaker tub and went with something more narrow but still deep.

We really want a water closet here, but it would completely close off the bathroom. So we got a new toilet to install and Ryan will add some open shelving eventually.

Here is the dreaded shower. The wall to the right of it is coming down, the ceiling is being lifted, and we are adding seamless glass surround and giving it a whole new look!

And for a little taste of what is to come, here are some of my tile choices. We have narrowed them down but you will just have to wait and see what we chose! I. can. not. wait.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Life PLUS Auburn

Life is good! Here are some things we have been up to lately:

Strolling around the neighborhood in our wagon:

and our 'new' BOB. I have been searching high and low for a BOB and didnt want to pay an arm and a leg. I found this one, via a friend, and even though it is not perfect and it is used, it's great for us! We have been testing it out with Mae's baby dolls! She LOVES it!

Been busy monogramming, coordinating, and matching for our new family of TWO girls!

Mae and mommy had a fun playdate just the two of us at Chickfila. We keep this place in business, but never just the two of us! 

Mae's great grandmother has given her TWO of these old antique wooden dogs. She is obsessed. 

Pretending to be a bride. She looks like an angel to me! 

Facetiming with daddy when he is out of town, Amy and Janey, BB and Bup, Uncle TJ, and Nanna and K-pa!

Getting ready for school pictures!

Telling everyone how old she is:

Taking baby dolls everywhere with us:

Going to story time with friends:

Playdates at the mall...and buying new HUGE bows!

Some of Mae's masterpieces from school:

In between all of our fun, we added more fun by making a trip to Auburn! It might be mine and Mae's only trip this season due to this pregnancy and traveling with a 1 year old is not always easy for 13 hour road trips there and back. But here is a our trip in a nutshell:

We made a pit stop in Augusta, GA for daddy to have a quick meeting. Mae and I strolled down their downtown. I was very unimpressed if you want full honesty. 

We arrived in Auburn and showed Mae Toomer's corner again, after our yummy breakfast at Byron's, our weekend tradition when we lived there:

The hubs and I got a weekend for ourselves, and sent Mae off to my parents for the weekend to be spoiled. We had a blast, but missed her so much! 

Heading to dinner at Acre with friends!

Celebrating sweet Margot's birthday: 

Tail-gating with my boo:

The Beta Wives Club, missing a few:

and picked out little punkin up on the way home and she was worn out!

So thankful for many fun memories and times with ones we love! Thank you St. Clair's for the hospitality! We love baby Scarlett!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This just happened...

Two fun surprises in ONE!

First surprise...check out the top:
My friend Holli is in labor! So exciting! She already has an adorable little boy, Lawson and little girl, Bradford. They didnt find out the gender of this baby, so it is extra special! Prayers for an easy delivery and healthy baby to them!

The next surprise, was I WON SOMETHING! I never win anything!!! I am so excited about my new maternity dress. I have been SUPER blessed with generous friends and only own a few pieces of maternity clothes, due to my friends unloading all of their clothes on me, but I am glad to have a new piece of my own! Mom is going today to pick it up! What a fun day! 

Happy Hump Day to all!