five on friday: living room style

Jan 8, 2016

We moved into our home in August of 2014 and we have yet to really make this house of ours really feel like home. When we moved in I was pregnant with Charlotte and had no desire to decorate a house. Not to mention that the hubby and I couldn't really agree on what look we were going for. Since I am the type of person that rather have nothing up then putting things up just for the hell of it. Brings us to my big goal for 2016. Making our house feel like home! 

Our living room has been the room that has given us the most grief, so obviously it is the first room I want to tackle in this decorating adventure.

So for this Five on Friday I have decided to share my top five living room style inspirations!

Here is what our living room looked like on move in day! 

Now tell me, which inspiration do you think would work best in our living room? I am leaning towards the first inspiration but love the colors in the fifth inspiration. Ahh I swear I will make a decision soon enough!

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reading now: harry potter

Jan 4, 2016

In my last post I mentioned that a goal of mine for the new year was to read the entire Harry Potter series. I know what you must be thinking, "girlfriend you are about 19 years late to the party".  I have seen the first movie and thought it was great but never saw any of the other films and came nowhere near close to reading the books. 

So what brought on this new found interest in HP? Well, after seeing advertisements for the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter set to open this April at Universal Studios Hollywood, I couldn't help but get caught up in the excitement. 

After jumping on board the Harry Potter fan bandwagon I decided I better read all the books before I binge watch all the movies. better believe I am already planning on making my way to the park this summer! 

I bought my first Harry Potter book this weekend and sadly, am having the hardest time getting into it! I blame it on the fact that I saw the movie before reading the book so I am comparing every single detail.

Wish me luck! I am determined to read all these books before April! 

Any Harry Potter fans out there? If so, I am curious what house do you think you would be in? I am most certain I would be in Hufflepuff. Even though I really want to be in Gryffindor! 
Yep never thought I'd ever be saying such a thing but oh well ;)

Happy Monday!

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twenty sixteen

Jan 1, 2016

 2015 was a year I won't soon be forgetting but I am so excited to see what 2016 has in store for my little family.

Like most people I am not a fan of making or keeping new year resolutions for that matter. However I am a fan of setting goals for myself.

In twenty sixteen I hope to...

further my education
learn to use my sewing machine 
read the entire Harry Potter series

and last but certainly not least...

make our house really feel like home!

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Merry Christmas

Dec 25, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours! 

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black friday goodies

Nov 27, 2015

This year I did my black friday shopping on Thursday afternoon from the comfort of my bed. Online shopping is the absolute best. I didn't get pushed or pepper sprayed and I got to wear pajamas. 
I was able to get the best deals on clothes for the littlest member of our family.
I swear I blink and the baby grows out of another size. So this mini Old Navy shopping spree was much needed for the little one.

To make sure I got the best bang for my buck, I went thru Ebates to get some money back on my purchase(and at the time I got 8% back). Not only did I get cash back but I also got $20 in Old Navy super cash! Win and Win!

Enough of the chit chat right! Here are the goods...



Can you tell I am currently crushing on a certain color?

Can't for the little lady to wear some of her new goodies !
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ten things

Nov 26, 2015

10 things I am thankful for in no particular order.

[ one ] The ten extra minutes of sleep I get in the morning after snoozing my alarm. Yep I am quite the rebel.
[ two ] The Halloween candy I have hidden in my closest. 
[ three ] Netflix for making it possible for me to binge watch Scandal! I am new to the Scandal series but am already addicted.
[ four ] The hot lunches I occasionally order for my daughters lunch! I don't think they will ever truly understand how much easier they make my mornings.
[ five ] The cashier at Ralph's that always offers to check me out in the express lane because he sees I have the girls with me.  
[ six ] Our coffeemaker and wine opener neither have ever let me down.
[ seven ] The money I randomly find when doing laundry. It's like winning the lottery.
[ eight ] When the hubby says he'll cook dinner. It's the little things people!
[ nine ] The clearance section at Target. If it weren't for that little section I probably would never buy myself clothes. 
[ ten ] The rare moment when my daughter lets me eat her Chick Fil A waffle fries after I completely devour mine within seconds. It's shameful I know but I have yet to practice my self control.

All joking aside I am truly thankful for my little family! I have been truly blessed with the best husband/best friend and two little girls that constantly push me to be the best version of myself. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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thanksgiving class party

Nov 24, 2015

Today I had the pleasure of hosting the thanksgiving class party at my daughter's school. Which is one of my main duties as room parent. To say the party was a success would be a huge understatement. The  kids had a great time and it truly showed as each child had a smile from ear to ear. 

As room parent I was given a party fund of $90 which is $5 per child (which we pay in a general fee before school starts). I was able to get a great deal at our local KFC. Each child got a kid's meal which included two pieces of grilled chicken, side of macaroni and cheese, a biscuit, cookie and a Capri Sun.  

I couldn't resist making the kiddos these adorable turkey cupcakes that I pinned years ago!

I also made them these little turkey lunch sacks and thanksgiving coloring books.

The kids made their own place mats that helped decorate the tables and I just added my little turkey pumpkin centerpiece.

So thankful to be room parent to 18 of the best kiddos around!

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