Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas 2016

A first Christmas for Lo and a super exciting one for Noelle!! This Christmas was so special with our family in town two years in a row and the first in our new home. Noelle and I made cookies for Santa  and she was so excited that they were Trolls! Tj and I were super unprepared this year, going shopping just days before Christmas. But thankfully we found everything we wanted to get for Noelle. It was so much fun shopping for her. We were both giddy thinking about what her reaction might be. I wrapped all the gifts Christmas Eve and we got in all under the tree just before midnight. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Guest Bathroom Reveal

Just in time for more guests we finished our guest bathroom!! I love this bathroom and I am so pleased with the way it turned out. It is itty bitty so we had to be strategic when planning the remodel. We initially thought we'd rearrange the space but it was more cost effective to leave all the plumbing in the same layout. I am glad we did because we got to keep the cast iron tub (which I was convinced I would want removed) by having it refaced. I love that we were able to keep the vintage shower rod! There are some details missing but they will come as we make this house more of a home. 

I can't wait to add pictures to the walls and luxurious towels to the linen tower. Curtains will also finish out the space. P.S there is something over the window temporarily, we are not exhibitionist!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Family Christmas Photos 2016

 It's hard to believe that this time last year we were planning to expand our family and here we are as a family of four! I am so grateful to have these images of such a magical time for us. This Christmas season has been so much fun with Noelle and I am so excited for Christmas morning. We've had lots of conversations about what Christmas really means and read books about who we are celebrating. But of course that doesn't mean Santa Claus isn't on the brain. Noelle is asking for pretty much everything she see's and because it's Christmas time we thought we'd be able to use Santa as a scapegoat, not so much! 
Noelle: "I want that!" (points to TV)
Tj: "Maybe you can ask Santa to bring it to you for Christmas?"
Noelle: "No, we just need to go to the store and buy it."
Well there's that......

Friday, December 16, 2016

House Tour Christmas Edition

It's almost time!!! Our family comes in this weekend and we are so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ in this beautiful space with them! It's sure to be a fun filled week, though Denver's weather has got something in store for these Florida folk. I've got the Christmas flavored coffee creamer and thanks to Simply Earth it smells like Christmas too!

I am so grateful to God to be in a home again for the holidays. Decorating was a lot of fun and next year I plan to spill the decorations into more rooms, especially the girls' room!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kitchen Sneak Peek + Simply Earth Essential Oil Giveaway

I have been teasing you guys for far too long but another tease!  I know, I know but you can blame it on Samsung, they really don't want my kitchen to be finished.

We've been waiting for our black stainless steel vent hood to come in for what seems like an eternity. It's a brand new product and the shipment has been extended every week for the past 2 months. Despite being so far behind schedule I am completely in love with the kitchen so far and once complete I promise to post ASAP! To make up for my endless teases I have decided to give you a sneak peek and also a GREAT giveaway! 

This part of the kitchen has to be my favorite so far! Not only because it's complete but because I love all the copper details and of course the exposed brick. We knocked out part of a wall to open the space up and it made a world of difference in how open it feels. We were elated when the brick was exposed and I couldn't imagine the kitchen without it now.