It’s Been a While

Wow has it been awhile. When I got pregnant with Wallace I knew I’d lose a lot of my free time, and I was and still am okay with that, but I didn’t think I’d go so long between posts. I really do enjoy having a blog and somewhere to share projects I’m working on, things that are going on in my life, and mostly share my wish lists 🙂

Here is a run down of what we’ve been up to lately. First off, Wallace will be 10 months in a few weeks. I have no idea where the time has gone or where my tiny baby went. He’s so busy and constantly on the move. John and I really lucked out with such a sweet, happy baby.

Second, we bought a house! I want to say buying a house was very planned out, but that would be a lie. A few months after Wallace made his debut we realized the townhouse was just too small and we needed more space. Needing a bigger house had always been in the back of my mind, but I really thought (in my pretend world) that we could stay in the townhouse until Wallace was about  a year old. John and I had started casually looking online but nothing had jumped out. We went to look at one place and found out the photos had been very misleading and the house was in terrible shape and in addition to needing a ton of work the layout was awful. About 3 weeks later this cute 3 1/2 bedroom popped up. I liked it well enough based on what I had seen online, so John and I decided to check it out. We set up an appointment to tour the house and the next thing I knew we were putting in an offer. Then, 3 days after Christmas, we closed on our first home! Now, I want to address something I said earlier, 3 1/2 bedrooms, no this isn’t a typo, I really do mean 1/2 a bedroom. There is a random room that we aren’t sure what to do with and aren’t sure why it was even added to the floor plan. The family that lived here before us used it as a dog room (which was really cute) they had the dogs’ beds and crates as well as toys, so the dogs were comfy while their humans were at work. Currently we have the liter box in there as well as a few random boxes we have yet to unpack. The room is really odd because there isn’t really room for a bed… maybe a twin bed, but that would be it. Right now I am leaning towards making it our “gym” and buying a treadmill and set of hand weights. I’ll be honest, no matter what happens with that room, the cat box is staying in there. If anyone has any suggestions I’d love it hear them.

Finally, since we bought a house that doesn’t require or need any major work, everything that we want to do is purely cosmetic. Sadly Wallace had to have surgery the week before we were supposed to move it, which forced us to shift our plans a little. Originally I was going to come over after work and do some painting, but since Wallace was recovering I really wanted to be with him instead. I was able to paint the living room before we moved in, which I’m very happy about . John and I also found a little time to pop into Haverty’s and pick out a new sofa for the living room, a new sofa for the downstairs rec room as well as a recliner ( something John’s had on his wish list for years) . I’m debating on which room I’d like to work on next, the master bedroom ( I just need to paint and order some art for above the bed) the upstairs bathroom, or the guest room. I never thought my love of shopping at J. Crew and Anthropologie would be replaced with a desire to peruse Lowes, Home Depot, and Pottery Barn. I’ll be sure to share updates as I finish the rooms. If you have any favorite places to shop for home decor I’d love the hear them. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Christmas Recap

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This was easily one of the best Christmas’ ever. John and I got to spend 5 days in RVA with my family! I always get so homesick for Richmond and a weekend home never is enough time, especially since we get in so late on Friday night. Being there for more than one full day really made me happy.

John got me this amazing purse for Christmas, along with 3 sets of shower gel and matching lotion from Bath and Body Works and some cute tops I’ve had my eye on. Best husband ever.

My parents were very generous as well. They gave John some amazing gifts, including a pair of L.L. Bean duck boots that he has yet to go a day without wearing. Mind you, it didn’t rain a day while we were in Richmond. As for myself, if I had to narrow down my two favorite gifts my parents gave me this year it would be this super cozy vest from Anthropologie (that I’ve already worn 3 times) and the Buffalo Check Puffer Vest from J. Crew. I wore one of them every day that we were in Richmond; whether the weather required it or not. #I’mObsessed

Have to throw it out there; my parents also got me and John this beautiful comforter from Pottery Barn! I love it, but the cats might love it more. It’s just so cozy, getting up in the morning just got harder.

John loves shopping at Pottery Barn #hewassobored #trooper

John loves shopping at Pottery Barn #hewassobored #trooper #somuchplaid

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and wish you a safe and Happy New Year as well! Who has fun plans?

Dream Bedroom

Dream Bedroom

Master Bedroom Inspiration + Wanting to Move

The next time John and I move I’m going to redecorate our bedroom. And this is what it’s going to look like. photo (3)

John’s parents are thinking about moving and have promised we can have the king size bed and mattress in their spare room since they can’t take it with them; we are very excited. We’ve been looking into buying a bigger bed, but obviously we are now going to wait. Bed frames are never terribly expensive, but the mattresses are and that is what’s really put a hold on us making the purchase. Once we get the new bed I have a great excuse to redecorate our room because we only have a Full size bed now and our sheets and bedspread won’t fit on a king size bed. Not that I need a reason really, but it never hurts to have a  reason.

Side note on moving, John and I just moved two months ago, but we would really love to be in Richmond or the D.C area. While I love our new place,and I really do, I can’t help but day dream about what our lives would be like back in Virginia. Anyone want to hire a guy with a law degree? He’s handsome, a hard worker, gets along with everyone and is nice too.

photo from Pottery Barn