Friday, October 11, 2019

Things I Think I LOVE!!!!

Hey everybody!

I know I have been MIA for quite awhile!  I don't know why but summer is always so busy for us.  I'm really going to try to post more from here on out!

Apparently I'm a slow poke with my fall decorating this year too.  I just started getting the house fall ready.  I am going to try to get some pictures this weekend and have a post next week.  I'm not really a Halloween person, but fall is my favorite time of year.  I love all the colors and the cold nights. 

Today I have another Things I think I LOVE post.  There are so many good things out there right now!   I hope you enjoy!

Rain Boots - They give back with every order!  For every pair purchased, ROMA boots donates to a child in need.  Plus the boots are great.  It's a win win!  I have the Emma mid calf in yellow.  I don't see the yellow on their website right now but they have lots of good options!  I wear mine all the time.  They are comfortable and very durable!  The hardest part is picking which color to get!

Hair Dryer - So, I was getting ready for work a few days ago and my hair dryer was a rough day for me.  My hair is natural straight except for one area.  so I walked around all day with one wavy spot.  I learned my lesson and will always have a backup hair dryer! This one is so good.  It's really strong and dries my hair in just a couple minutes! 

Plush Knit tee - I was visiting my sister in Georgia a couple of weeks ago and we both ended up buying this top.  It is so soft and the sleeves are actually long enough!  I wear a large and my sister wears a extra small.  It looks great on both of us!  I think it is true to size for Old Navy.  This is going to be a regular for me through the fall. 

Finally happy stories - I love reading happy news.  This is the sweetest story. 💗💗

Wall hung scroll - I am definitely going to buy this when we get around to giving the kitchen an update.  I just love lists and this is such a fun way to display them.

Have a great weekend!!



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Pool Patio

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Is summer getting away from you?  I feel like time is flying and I just don't know where the days go!

This weekend was brutally hot...Heat indexes above 100.  That is not what we are used to in Pennsylvania!  Luckily between air conditioning and the pool we were able to keep cool.

I posted here about the new furniture I was ordering for our pool patio.  This weekend I was finally able to get out in the sunshine to get a photo.

I love the way it turned out and could not be happier.  We finally have a place to sit and a spot to set a drink!

Chairs - Very comfy and great for a pool patio.  The mesh on the seats dries easily and is comfortable!
Umbrella - absolutely great.  This umbrella is adjustable so you can move it with the sun.
Umbrella weight - very necessary!  The umbrella fell over once or twice before we weighed it down.  oops :)
Table - This table is great.  The top is removable so you can use it as a tray. 
Pillows - I bought these pillows on clearance at Walmart years ago.  i found similar styles here, here, and here
Towel - This is a very old towel.  I'm talking probably 15 years old.  Still holding up nice though!  I found some similar styles here.
Cup - We have a strict no glass policy by the pool.  These cups have been great.  They come in a bunch of new fun colors.

I hope this give you a little inspiration for your patio!



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Summer life!

Can you believe that summer is just about here?  We have been having some great weather lately.

We have lived in our house for almost 5 years now and I finally decided to get some furniture for by the pool. 

It has looked so sad and empty every summer so far.  I just couldn't decide what I wanted to put out there. We don't have a large area for furniture, so I had to make sure it would be something that fits nicely and works well for us.  Here's what I came up with:

Chaise Lounge - These come in a set of 2.  I'm trying to keep prices down so this was a great option!

Umbrella - I love a cantilever umbrella!  Just make sure you get a weight for the base.  Everything I have read says to use about 10 pounds per foot of umbrella.  So I went with this one.  It holds 100 pounds of sand.  It's not really pretty but it will sure do the job!  And I might make a cover for it.  That would jazz it up a little bit ;)

Side table - We really just need a place to set drinks or small snacks.  This table is perfect because the top is a removable tray!  Now I'll only have to make one trip to the kitchen!

Here's a mock up of what I picked:

I think it is going to be perfect for us!  I will share a real picture once I have everything set up and we get another sunny day!



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Honey Bees!!!!

I am so excited!  Our new Honey Bees have arrived!  There is nothing like sitting in the yard watching the cuties fly around. 

Unfortunately our bees from last year did not make it through the winter.  We ordered 2 new packages and went to pick them up over the weekend.

They are very lively and happy Bees! 

In case you didn't know, Bees come in what you call a package.  It's 3 pounds and about 10,000 bees. 

It looks like this

You make sure the queen is doing good (she is in her own little cage within the package) and just dump them out into your hives.  It's kind of scary to watch them fly all over for the first time. But they are very gentle and are just trying to figure out their new home! 

I love when I get a picture of them in flight.  They are just the most amazing creatures!

It's hard to see but I circled them in red.

I'll keep you updated on how they are doing!  If you have any questions let em know in the comments.  I'll try to answer as best I can.  I'll probably just have to ask Nate.  He is the real beekeeper.  I'm more of a bee observer :)



Monday, February 25, 2019

25 for $25 - or less!

Happy Monday everyone! 

This weekend I was browsing amazon and I fell down a rabbit hole… A throw pillow rabbit hole.  Ha.  Is that normal?  Has it ever happened to you??  I just wanted to look at a few options to spring up the house


An hour later I had more options than I could ever use, so I thought I would share what I found so maybe you won’t have to follow me down that path!  Below are 25 throw pillows for under $25. Enjoy!


























I actually found 26. I just couldn't stop!  It's a real problem.  :) 

I found a crazy variety.  Now I just have to figure out which style I want for my house!  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

I'm leaning toward a combo of # 1, 16 & 25. What do you think??

I hope you find something to help get you out of the winter blues too!