Saturday, July 15, 2017

Myrtle Beach Part 1

We had the best week in Myrtle Beach.

We rented this cute little yellow cottage from airbnb and it was the best.


It was clean and we felt so safe in our little community 
of colorful cottages. 



Our daily schedule began with the BEACH 
and some days ended at the beach.


There was so much to do and choose from in Myrtle Beach.



The first restaurant we found was on Boardwalk at the Beach.
"Good Time Charley's"..it was so good. Fish tacos with gauc for me and fish and chips for my hubby. It was the perfect first night vacation dinner!
Oh and the Blue Malibu drink was fabulous! 

What a great way to begin our week!

More to come in Part 2. 
XO




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Summer Living Room Tour

Welcome to our Summer Living Room.

I'm sticking to a theme lately -neutral- all neutral.
Our living room is just that.
























Light, neutral colors to make everyone feel at ease in our most used space.

















































I'm going to do less talking and more sharing in this post.
So please feel free to scroll along and enjoy!












































































I did find a new rug that we ALL love!
It's the olga rug from Wayfair!
Great price too.

I also added some new pillows from Target & TJMaxx.









































Oh and I now get to have fun with new signs from Sincerely US shop, so you'll see some of those floating in and out of the rooms of our home now!


It definitely feels a bit like summer in here and I hope it gives off welcoming and relaxing vibes to our guests and my little family.

Hope you enjoyed our living room summer tour!

-Lauren

Sources:
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Evening Shadow
Console Table: World Market
Rug: Wayfair
Sectional sofa: Havertys
Love Seat: Havertys
Wingback chair: IKEA
Side tables : Target
Lumbar pillow: Target
Cream pillow: Target
Black white couch pillow: Target
Cream Pom Pom pillow: Target
Chair Pillow: White fringe- TJMaxx
Let's Stay Home Sign: Sincerely US Shop
Gold Antlers: Target
Basket: Target
Console Table Pillows: IKEA
Floor Lamp: Target
Table Lamp: Target
Mirror: HomeGoods
Mirror Tray: Magnolia Homes

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy Saturday!

I am continuing my journey to get a little more personal on the blog and sharing my favorites, what happened in our week, and a few items I found or bought this week that I love.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

My like and links for this week...
1. Black accents for the bedroom. I found this photo on Pinterest and the colors & textures are what I'm looking for to finish up the final details of our master bedroom. If you follow me on Instagram you saw that the Be Still My Soul prints are finished and we are getting even closer to being finished!























2. The next project on the list is getting photos up on the walls upstairs. We have a lot of blank walls up there, so it's time to fill them up. Here are a couple ideas I'm looking at.


























3. I follow Mint Arrow's blog and Insta. She always shares the latest deals, like right now Anthropologie has some sales going on in their bedding section.  She's a good one to follow!

4. I had fun joining Callen's class this week for their Valentine's party.

























I volunteered for Blake's Kindergarten class parties when he was just starting out, so now it's Callen's turn. We played Pin the Kiss and Musical Hearts. From what I saw it looked like the kiddos had a blast!




Here are my boy's Valentine boxes for this year.  
Just something simple this year, but it put a smile on their faces.

That was our week.
Now my hubby and I are getting ready to head out for a night on the town with no kids.
I think a movie, dinner at Cooper's Hawk Winery and a stroll through Anthro are on the docket!

Thanks for stopping by..
Lauren

Friday, February 10, 2017

my likes and links....


We are about a week away from Valentine's Day!
Found this picture of our first home. 
This is how I decorated, what I called our faux mantle for Valentine's Day.

I have boys, so they don't say much about this holiday because let's face it there is a lot pink and red involved. However, they do get excited about their classroom parties.
Blake & Callen chose Lego Batman Valentine's, mainly because the movie comes out this weekend.

It just so happens I follow the sisters at Lolly Jane and they came up with these free printables.

I'm in charge of games for Callen's kindergarten class. 
We are going to play Musical Hearts & Pin the Kiss!

For the first game the kids will dance until the music stops and they have to find a heart to land on. I'm making candy hearts with V-day sayings on them out of construction paper. 






















This is our Cally bear!


Callen is always game to help on a crafting project, so we'll do that one together. 
We played musical hearts in Blake's kindergarten class and it was a big hit!

Here is a glimpse of Pin the Kiss..very cute! 

With permission I would like to blow up pictures of the Kindergarten teachers and principal and have the kids blindfolded to pin their kiss!

Speaking of Mr. Callen..

He has always been my picky eater. We found out he has not been eating his lunch at school..at ALL.  If he ate anything it was a cookie.
So, we are now packing his lunches. He and I both love this container from Lunch Bots which makes lunch time fun and they are easy to pack.

Ok things I like for the week....



I bought these prints for our bedroom!



And this...

























I have a crush on this mama. She has three girls so I feel like I can relate to her since I have three boys. 

Oh, you gotta see her lovely home. 

She has a great post on how to create a "Gallery Wall"
Love this post she wrote to her followers. Her insta @jlgarvin

The cutest dorm room. Seriously, it's a dorm room!


My iTunes playlist

- Play That Song - Train
- Hand Clap - Fitz and the Tantrums
- Pete's Dragon Soundtrack (for Nash)

And last but not least, here are some Mama's I follow on Insta ..


Sara Parsons


House Seven


Michelle Janeen


Brittany York


Amy Lou Hawthorne


Hope you have a great weekend!

Lauren



Our Home on Apartment Therapy

We were featured on Apartment Therapy last week. Woo Hoo! 
I've been following Apartment Therapy for awhile, so it was very cool to see our home on their website!



I was encouraged to submit photos of our home and we were contacted a week later. You can see more here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Lauren














Friday, February 3, 2017

my likes and links...





























We had a lot on our calendar for the week with the kid's activities. However, Nash decided to add to it with a slip and fall in the bath that required stitches. No fun at all, but he's on the mend!

























Jason and I are trying to finish up the master bedroom.

We need to tackle the walls. He's in charge of switching the TV to another wall and helping me get a large mirror up. As soon as things slow down again, we'll be tackling that project.

Here is the original mood board I drew up for the bedroom.

And a progress pic...

I moved our rug from the dining up to our master. 
"Shopped the House" really...and put some other items in here to freshen it up.

Here are some items on my wish list for the master.

This ladder is really cute.

I've been gushing on this statement piece for awhile now. (It's called a juju hat)

A contemporary mirror from here.

I'm thinking this would look great above the bed or in our master gallery wall. Oh and this large print would look cute in a "W" in our gallery wall.

I'm crushing on this open concept living room & kitchen put together by Studio McGee.




I'm really looking forward to a girls weekend this month. So, I purchased a couple pieces to try out for our GNO!  You can see them here and here. Woot Woot!  It's a big deal! We all have kids under double digits and we rarely see each other.  Can't wait!

Well, that's all.😊

If you made it this far...
Thanks for stopping by!
Lauren





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Our Wall Color

One of the questions I get most often is what color paint is on your walls?





We used //Sherwin Williams Evening Shadow//
on all of the walls of our house, except a few - the nursery and two of our bathrooms. 
In those rooms, we painted the walls white.






We absolutely love this paint color. 
When we were making the choice it was difficult. There were no cabinets, trim, doors..nothing. So, we just had to agree on a color and go with it. 

Our builder told us he usually went with Sherwin Williams as his paint source.
 So, we packed up the kids went to the paint store and brought home almost every gray color sample we could fit in my purse. 


























The paint was up in no time! Oh and our builder's wife along with a helper painted our entire house and did a great job. It was definitely the way to go!




I remember the first time I saw the color I thought.."Oh my goodness I made a mistake, it looks blue." 




























And my husband agreed this paint color did look blue at first glance.  
Especially while we were there at 3:00 in the afternoon when the sun was glaring through the windows and you have no trim, doors, cabinets, or furniture up against it.  





























Later that evening, my husband said lets go look at it again. It'll be fine. He was totally right. It was fine and now I love it! 


So, if you're in the market for a lighter shade of gray that goes with everything
Sherwin Williams Evening Shadow is your go to color!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lauren