Wednesday Randoms & Rosemary Beach!

We are on the final countdown to vacation...we leave Saturday morning, and I cannot wait!  My husband and I are going to meet my parents, sisters, brother-in-law, and adorable nieces in Rosemary Beach, FL on Saturday for a week.  I'll give a tour of our amazing house next week!  So so excited!  If you haven't been to Rosemary Beach, you should put it on your list...it's seriously my most favorite place ever.  We try to go every year or two.  It is a small beach town with shops, restaurants, and we ride bikes everywhere...doesn't get much better.

We plan to make lots of iced coffees, juice, and make s'more's bars...I can't think of a more winning combination!  Also lot's of walks, beach time, shopping, reading, relaxing, movies, naps, seaside visits, and so much more!

In other random news...I recently bought these for Fall!  Essie Bahama Mama & Smokin' Hot

I've been into painting my own nails lately, so I thought I would invest in some new Fall colors.  This week, I painted mine nude with a fun glitter ring finger!  

 I know this is also pretty random, but I am obsessed with this Fall outfit.  I pinned it forever ago, but just love it all...I love to knit, and am working on a similar scarf for this year...it's taking forever, but I love this style.

And finally to add to this random post, we've got the world's most snuggley dog, Tucker :)  Makes my heart full.

Thanks for reading this random post full of a few things that are making me happy at the moment...Have a great day!


Living Room Tour - Recent Updates!

It's been a while since I have shared our house on my blog.  There have been so many changes and additions.  You can see how these rooms looked shortly after we moved in here.  I've sold things, bought things, diy'd things, been given things, rearranged things...it goes on and on.  But, here is the state of our living room and dining room today!  Hope you enjoy!

This is what you will typically see in our house...a dog :)

Here's a sneak peak into our kitchen.

Hope everyone has had a great Monday!


New Cozy Living Room Chair & Living Room Sneak Peak!

Today I finally got a chair in the style I have been wanting for a while.  I sold 4 of our chairs this week that I liked..but didn't love.  Two were a pair of cane back chairs I found off the side of the road.  I painted and recovered them, and I liked them...but just didn't have the best place for them.  They were pretty, but just not that practical for living room seating since they were so old.  I also had two wingback chairs I bought a while back and had intentions of recovering...but never did.  I had wanted them as end chairs for our dining table, but when we added my grandmother's high boy dresser, there was no room in our long narrow living/dining area.  They were more narrow and not the best for relaxing.  So, today was the day for a cozy chair.  I found it at Marshall's!  You can find a very similar chair here...although I paid about half this price.  Ours has a removable cushion, but both style chairs were available in store. We bought this style for easier cleaning.

I wanted something that would be great to read a book in, drink coffee, and look out the window on a rainy day....ahh the perfect day :)  Here are two shots, and I'll share a full room update since a lot has changed later this week!

Here it is in the room...Everything is really coming together.  I would like to add one more floor lamp to go behind the chair to balance out that left side, and be a good spot to read.  But other than that, this room is D-O-N-E!  More pictures coming!

Happy Weekend!


Woohoo for the Weekend!

I always love Fridays.  Who doesn't?  It's the end of a long week, and the anticipation of the weekend makes it that much sweeter.  Tonight we are going to see a movie, which we haven't done in forever..then go to Barnes & Noble and read magazines...my most favorite thing ever!  When I was growing up my Dad would take me on Daddy-Daughter dates.   I would always request that we go to Barnes & Noble and read magazines.  I just always loved the atmosphere and catching up on my favorite reads.   So tonight, I'm going on a husband date, and that's what I chose :)

We had a great anniversary, and my husband really got creative this year and did some sweet things to make me feel loved.   My parents also sent us this beautiful flower arrangement.  

Here are a couple shots from the day.  He filled each balloon with a word describing us.  He had me pop each one, and then he would explain what it meant.  It was so sweet, and he was pretty proud of his creativity :)

The last several days, we have had unusually low temperatures here in Dallas.  It is making me so so excited for Fall if you can't tell :)  It's my absolute favorite season.  I love everything about it, and now that it is August 1st, (and my half birthday!)  I think it's ok to start talking about it.   So, here we go:

I am loving these new grey Gap leggings to sleep in.  They look so cozy and like something I will be living in over the next few months.   I also really love this handbag!  Perfect for a weekend getaway.

I've also been really into Pinterest lately.  I go in waves...sometimes I am really into it, then I'll go months without looking at it.  This is definitely a pinning season for me, ha!  The Fall pins are killing me and giving me all sorts of good ideas.  I'm a huge Auburn Football fan, so each Saturday for the games, I love to make a new dip to have while we cheer on the Tigers.   I've got 30 more days to go, but here's what's on my agenda for those fun Fall weekends ahead.  All recipes can be found on my Pinterest Recipe Board.

This Creamy Bacon Parmesan dip from Buns In My Oven is amazing.  I made it last year, and it is definitely on the list again to make this Fall.


I'm sure the next few weeks will be filled with fun Fall posts, but until then, here's a little preview of what's to come!  Have a wonderful weekend!