New Interior Paint Refresh

By 11:37 AM , , , ,
Today I am excited to share with you all that we have completed a full interior repaint of our home with SW Seasalt paint color. So long boring beige and hello new home! I love the color of this paint. It is one of those colors that looks different depending on the lighting. In some lights is looks blue, some lights more of a gray blue, and other lights it looks slightly green. 

I first discovered this color while watching an episode of Fixer Upper on HGTV. After seeing again in a nearby home during a Christmas home tour (which by the way you should follow her instagram because her home is GORGEOUS, her instagram is FarmHouseForFour) I made up my mind. We were going to re-paint on our home Seasalt. I actually prefer Lowe's paint to Sherwin Williams paint (and it is less expensive) so we took a paint swatch to Lowe's and they matched perfect. 

We ended up painting all our "common areas": i.e. living room, kitchen, dining, hallways, guest bath,entry, etc. The paint job is complete and I could not be more happy!  It's amazing what a huge difference a new paint color can have on a home. 

What do you think?

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Stories of "E" Round 2

By 4:12 PM ,
It's time for round 2 of "Stories of E." For those of you who may not have seen my prior "Stories of E" post (you can check it out here) it is a place where I document the adorable, crazy, sweet, silly stories of our now 19 month old. He is so sweet yet so funny. It continues to blow my mind how quickly time passes and memories fade way far more quickly than they ever should. O.k. I'm done being sentimental. Here goes the craziness:

  • He has just learned how to say his name. Today he found my mirror I use to see the back of my hair and comes up to me, "Mommy, dat E***." Cracking me up.
  • Right now his favorite person in the whole wide world is my Dad, his grandfather. Although my dad had a different name he is hoping to be called, E, has labeled him "dawh." To say he is obsessed with dawh is an understatement. He wants to call dawh all the time. If dawh is busy or I am busy and can't call he calls dawh on a pretend phone. The other day I hear him in his room with a thermometer up to his ear, "hey dawh, what cha doin dawh. ooohh, dogs."  The dogs are his second favorite thing the whole wide world.  Here is a picture of him with my dad from Sunday. He wouldn't lay still in my arms like that for a second.
  • Day before yesterday we had our first we got bite incident at school. Poor guy got it bad. Full out bite marks through his skin were still showing up 24 hours later. When I picked him up he wanted to tell me all about it and kept kissing his own arm. When I asked what he told his friend when his friend bite him he said, "Go way." Seriously.
  • Chasity is his new teacher at school. On the way home yesterday he keeps saying to me "asity." I took me a while to put it together. Ohh, are you talking about Ms. Chasity I finally asked? He responds with an enthusiastic "yes." What do you like about Ms. Chasity I asked? He responds, "row, row, row boat." She sings this song to him often. 
  • E is not great about eating his vegetables. The other night we were trying to get him to eat his green beans. He loves his Daddy and wants to be just like him so we told him he needed to eat his green beans so he could be strong like daddy. Out of no where he goes "stronnnggg" in a deep voice and flexes his muscles. Cracked us up. We had no idea where he learned that as it certainly wasn't from us. I told his teacher and sure enough a they had been doing it a couple weeks ago when they were talking about Goliath. This kid amazes me.
Thank you, God, for the wonderful gift of allowing me to be this boy's mommy. He continues to wow me everyday. 

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Summer Time Wedding Trends

By 3:53 PM , ,
Today I am excited to share with you all a guest post on summer weddings. :)

Summer weddings this year will have much to offer in terms of trends. From color 

palettes to different types of music and even a change in demand for certain types of 

wedding venues, you can expect that the 2016 wedding season will be a bit different 

than 2015’s. 

2016 Summer Wedding Trends

Here are some of the more prominent trends to watch out for during 2016’s summer 

wedding season. 

1. Vibrant colors – Sophisticated brights are all the rave. Not too flashy though, 

definitely not anywhere near carnival-like bright. The trend is more about 

selecting one bright color and using it throughout as a sort of statement. Think 

bold oranges and such. 

2. Natural accents – The use of fruits and veggies in centerpieces will make a big 

statement this summer wedding season. Expect them alongside bright colors (as 

noted above) and less popular floral selections such as succulents. 

3. Relaxing music – Expect to hear more ukuleles and steel drums this summer, as 

opposed to cheesy 80’s cover bands. The trend is creating a relaxing and laid-

back atmosphere for guests. An environment to sit back and enjoy the weather, 

nature and good tunes. 

4. Themes – Think cabin in the woods, beach, mountain and farm themes. Anything 

that takes the bride and groom back to their roots will be popular this summer. 

You can expect the scene to be accessorized with well thought-out additions that 

specifically tie the wedding back to the bride or groom’s (or both) younger years. 

5.  Cake flavors – Traditionally, one might almost always expect to see a white 

wedding cake and chocolate groom’s cake. This season though, with bakers 

these days thinking outside the box in their offerings, you can expect that there 

will be the addition of seasonal ingredients in the cakes. Fresh berries, even 

herbs might find their way onto your plate. You never know. 

There you have it. Most certainly not ALL of the fads trending this summer 2016 

wedding season, but the top 5 that you can for sure expect to see. 

For the best wedding venues, banquet halls and catering services in Glendale, Ca, visit

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DIY Wainscoting

By 5:30 AM , , , , ,
You guys, my husband rocks. Today's DIY project to show you would not be complete without a shout out to my amazing husband. He somehow managed to tackle this project in the two days I was out of town for work last week all while watching our 19 month old son. I truly believe I married Superman. 

O.k. now that the bragging session is over on to the project. Here is what our dining room wall looked like when I left for my trip:

And here is what I came back home to (new paint AND new wainscoting):

To accomplish this project my husband purchased corner round from Home Depot and cut it to size to make the squares along the wall. He nailed the trim to the wall and then painted the entire wall white. He said it took several coats of white paint. 

I LOVE the finished result. 

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Toddler Fun in the ATL

By 1:54 PM , , , ,
If you are looking for a fun family activity and live in the Atlanta area I have a suggestion for you. We took our little guy (18 months) to Legoland for the first time a few weeks ago and had a blast! I was worried he might be to young but he absolutely loved it. And mommy and daddy had a good timed as well. ;) 

If I had to guess his favorite thing about LEGOLAND was the Lazor Blast Ride. We rode it three times and he cried when we said we needed to go see something else. However, he also really liked the 4D theater and playing with the more than 2 million blocks at the exhibit.  My husband and I both really enjoyed the MINI-LAND where their is a full replica of the city of Atlanta made out of Legos along with a replica Star Wars land...too cool! Because photos tell a thousand words below are some photos from the highlights of our fun day.

He weighs 10,500 Lego blocks. :)

Part of Star Wars Land

Watching the "choo choo" better known as Marta go around Atlanta

Playing in the blocks

Just doing some building

Racing the car he built with Daddy

4D theater fun with Mommy and Daddy; also his first "movie" ever

I would highly encourage everyone to go check out Legoland if you have a nephew or son ages 1.5-10! We had a blast! Don't forget you can download a coupon through my previous LEGOLAND post here.

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