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five on friday… art, wearables, home updates, and gifts


February 20, 2015

One. Romantic Vday Dinner 
For our Valentine date night, we made reservations with the best friends and had a night out together! You know you really love people when you’d like to spend your Hallmark holiday with them, right? We went to The Sutler Saloon for dinner and it was so tasty…yummy cocktails that didn’t break the bank and we all split a few apps and entrees so we could sample all the goods. Add in a swing band with audience participation and it made for a fun night out!
And some of you asked about where to find my outfit… skirt was Francesca’s (sold out), blouse was Forever 21, and Fur Scarf is from Nordstrom.

Two. Goodies from Stella B
If the frozen tundra would ever go away, then the UPS man might bring this gal some new goodies from Stella B, an online boutique I recently discovered thanks to Jenny. I was itching to get some spring wearables in my closet and so I took home this fun printed dress and some pom pom fringe shorts!

Three. Home Progress
The hardwoods are officially in upstairs and they look amazing… they have been aging for close to two weeks and now have their first coat of stain down. Next up will be 2-3 coats of “poly” and then we will FINALLY be able to move the girls back into their rooms (thank the Lord). While that’s going on, our painter has been tackling the foyer as well as the upstairs/downstairs hallways… we are changing out the trim to Sherwin Williams Pure White and the walls will be painted the same color as Carson’s room… Sherwin Williams First Star. It’s been nonstop chaos at our house the past few weeks with the girls shuffled into sleeping in the playroom, now downstairs, and the winter weather hasn’t helped the cabin fever… and to think we signed up for this willingly, right?

Four. Birthday Present Help
My baby’s (yes she will always be my baby) 3rd birthday party is right at a month away and I’m planning away like crazy… see earlier post from this week for inspiration. With that, I am racking my brain trying to come up with a fun present that isn’t another random toy to add to our pile, but something fun that she and her sister can use ALL the time. Hence, the ever popular bounce house. Any of you friends out there have one? And yes all you safety patrol, we will be purchasing one that has stakes to make sure it doesn’t go flying away.

Five. Sacred Made Print Feature
Finally, I want to share with you a fun new shop I found called Sacred Made. These fabulous southern friends launched their business back in 2013 and they have been crafting beautiful prints with amazing scripture ever since. They give a portion of their proceeds to two very special ministries in Southern China and Uganda, Africa, so you know your purchase is going to help someone else, too.
I chose this gold foil print and I cannot wait to add it to the gallery wall that I’m currently working on for the playroom… God first and this is something I hope everyone that comes in our home takes note of! Thanks for sharing your lovely shop with me Becca and Catherine!

You know what to do friends… share away and link up below with your Friday Five so we can see what you’re cooking/drinking/wearing/getting into this weekend!! Cheers to the weekend my lovelies. 
  1. We have the bounce house and LOVE it! We have been know to clear furniture and set it up in our house during the winter or rainy summer days:)

  2. Jillian says:

    you two look so cute! and hoooray for hardwood floors 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  3. Definitely go with the bounce house!! I can't wait to see all the changes – the hardwoods look beautiful! Can't wait to check out the etsy shop – I love the print you chose!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Bounce house is fun but seems to work best for people who have room in their house to keep it up all the time. We bought our son a see saw from Amazon for his birthday. It has been great inside and outside for a fun boredom buster that also gets out some energy. Anything fun for outside makes a terrific present! I love that skirt so much – adorable!!!

  5. The bounce house will be a fantastic gift and great for summer and spring when they can jump the evenings and mornings away. It's a great gift for you too — think of all the calories you could burn jumping with them or the wine you could drink while watching them have fun!

  6. My sister's kids have that same bounce house. They loved it!!! They even would set it up in the basement when the weather was bad. It's amazing how fast that thing will blow up, too!

  7. Tess says:

    The floors look great! Can't wait to see snaps of the finished products!

  8. Um, I want a bounce house! How fun! And that Stella B dress is going to look rockin' on you … love it!

  9. Love your V-day outfit! I would have died if we had a bounce house as kids… I say you should totally get it! And it's way safer than a trampoline.

  10. Love that outfit!!! And the idea of a bounce house, hoe much fun!!!!

  11. Jen Watts says:

    Love your VDay outfit! We got Hank a slide for his birthday and its great. Super easy to inflate and really sturdy!

  12. just found your blog today through the link up, excited to follow your adventures! Thanks for hosting!

    Love your skirt from vday!

  13. Jenny says:

    My sister has the exact bounce house you pictured for her grandkids. The last time we were there all the kids were playing in it and had a blast. She said it was one of her favorite purchases because the kids just loved it!

  14. Love your outfit and those prints are amazing! Xo, Stephanie

  15. Dawn says:

    We have a bouncy house and it's been great! Lots of fun and perfect for parties/ play dates 🙂

  16. Megan says:

    New to your blog!! You are too cute! I can't wait to take a look around! and the Bouncy house would be great! We always get bouncy houses for our kids…..birthday parties, neighborhood parties, etc…great investment! Have a blessed day!

  17. Sara McCarty says:

    You two look adorable! I love the idea of purchasing a bounce house! One of my best friends has one for her girls and they love it. Mac loves going over there in the summer. Perfect for BBQs, birthday parties, etc.

  18. I love that print!! And I say that you can never really go wrong with a bouncy house!

  19. Adams Moore says:

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  20. mooney says:

    I love your site. It is so much fun. Great ideas too. I love the ease of this moon bounce. Looks like easy set up. inflatable bounce houses

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