Weekend Highlights

I'm back after another jam-packed weekend full of all kinds of fun, friends, celebrations and productivity around the house! Plus, some of our nicest weather days yet!

This weekend's highlights included:

~Friday double-blate in Clarendon with Christy and her husband (The Pilot)
~several hours of drinks, food and laughs

~Getting quotes from painters (for some of the rooms left in our house) and flooring

~Picked out the flooring for the basement and decided to paint it ourselves--painters were way too expensive, and we can paint it...it's just going to be a decent amount of work
(I think we could be professional painters by the end of this lol)

~Beautiful weather! Wore shorts, t-shirt and flip flops--finally!!

~A husband who took care of yard work and power washing our deck and fencing while I was out

~Going back to Maryland for a baby shower for my friend Jenn
and getting to see a bunch of coworkers from the first school I worked at
~Reconnecting with an old friend I haven't seen in several years
~Making plans to hang out again in the coming weeks

~Home and a quick turn-around to go back out for a party with friends: the Derby, Cinco De Mayo, birthday celebrations, and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, plus food, drinks and a fire pit at night!

~Being a bad blogger and forgetting to take a single photo the entire night

~Picked out paint colors for the basement and guest bathroom
(here's the swatch we painted on the wall next to the granite we picked for the counter top)
It's called Quiet Moments--I think it's gonna look awesome!

~Taped off the guest bedroom in the basement and painted the ceiling; started taping off the basement so we can paint once we rip up the baseboards

~Reading on the deck in our zero gravity chairs--felt good to get some sunshine on my fading tan! :)
this is never going to get old!
~Taco night at home

~Relaxed the rest of the night after our day of home improvement projects

I'm so glad that we had a beautiful weather weekend with open doors in the house, open windows and sunroof in the car, and lots of sunshine!

We had a good mix of fun and being productive this weekend and now I'm ready to take on the work week!
Linking up with these pretties today:
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Happy Monday!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! And I'm so excited it was nice weather - b/c it was certainly nice for us! Finally!!

  2. Yay for more home improvement progress! You guys have worked so hard; I can't wait to see some photos of the finished product! So glad you finally got some warmer weather. And woo hoo for fun friend dates. You had a weekend full of them!

  3. Sounds like you had an awesome and busy weekend! LOVE the paint and granite you chose, it looks so good! Can't wait to see how your basement turns out. Dont you hate how much those people charge to paint things? SO unnecessary! Glad you guys are finally getting some nice weather!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Sounds like a busy, busy weekend. I don't know how you manage to fit so much in it. I feel like I get 2 things done at the most and bam: weekend's gone.
    I love home improvement ideas - I usually have about 3 to 4 going at the same time.. haha this summer we're tackling our kitchen cabinets.. and maybe flooring..

    Please let us know how it turns out!

  5. That's exactly how I felt as well this weekend girl. So many things going on and I wanted to stop and take pictures and then I was like you know what why don't you just enjoy this moment instead of always feeling the need to document it. It was pretty eye opening :-) Yeah for good husbands who work while you are away! That must have been the best feeling to come home to! Glad you got some reading in while enjoying that beautiful weather!

  6. Such a perfect weekend!! I could have worn shorts yesterday but was a little skeptical that people would look at me funny lol!! I'm so happy to hear that the house is coming along and so many changes you guys are making - can't wait to see how it all looks! Happy Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. LOVE the bathroom color!! And those chairs sound fabulous.... isn't the warm weather an instant mood booster!?

  8. Sounds like you jammed a ton into this weekend! I love weekends that are a great mix of fun and productivity :)

  9. Glad you had a fun and productive weekend! The gorgeous weather sure helped. :)

  10. Y'all were super productive! I need a weekend with no plans where I can just get stuff done. Love the paint color y'all picked out.

  11. Gosh! What a fun weekend, lady! Painting will be fun… maybe? Ha, I’m sure you guys will have a great time and do a great job with it as well as the other home improvements. This weather makes me so happy – wasn’t it the best wearing spring stuff?! The baby shower, fight and cinco de mayo all sound great – sometimes we just have to be in the moment and enjoy – I was so bad at pictures this weekend too, oh well! Taco night and that last picture outdoors are of course my favorite!

  12. Girl, what a perfect weekend! Relaxing, spending time with friends and accomplishing a lot of tasks. What more can you ask for?! Love the paint and sample you showed us... it's going to be seriously gorgeous!! All your hard work will be totally worth it in the end!

  13. What a fun (and jam packed!) weekend! I was so happy for a great weather weekend also - thank goodness Spring has officially sprung! I can't wait to see all of the home updates you have coming up! Hope you are having a great Monday! xoxo

  14. It was gorgeous this weekend! I'm so glad you got your basement taped off! You had a super productive weekend! Good for you!

  15. That definitely sounds like an eventful weekend! It sounds like a fun one though. Great weather is always appreciated. It made it hard for me to want to do anything but be outside this weekend.

  16. Yay for having great weather this weekend! Glad to hear it's warming up and sounds like you super busy this weekend! Sat nights sounds fun!

  17. once you and mg are real pros at painting you can come over and do my place. don't worry tho. my walls are teeny tiny so it wont take much effort. I haven't painted anything but maybe once when I was a kid at once of my dad's houses. I have not clue (or desire). I just hate the paint I have now.

  18. Yay for double blates and beautiful weather! I so need one of those gravity chairs :-D

    Have a fabulous week gurlie!

  19. You go a lot accomplished this weekend! I love that paint color/granite combo!

  20. just followed you, loving your site girl, glad i came across you =]


  21. Hi there, stopping over from the Monday Madness link-up! Looks like you had a lovely weekend! I love the granite you chose, so pretty! We did a lot of DIY and our own painting when we redid stuff in our house, it's a lot of work but you save a ton of money! :)

  22. Paint and granite combination looks excellent! Such a full weekend! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Lucy x

  23. My the sounds of it, you very well COULD be professional painters by the end of all of these projects! Good luck!

  24. Looks like you have a great spot on your deck to enjoy the sun! Love the colors you picked! Thanks for linking up with me today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  25. So awesome that you got to see so many friends this weekend! Weekends spent like that are always the best ones! I loved that the weather was so nice this weekend..I think it is supposed to be gorgeous this whole week too. Hope you have a great week!

  26. What a great weekend! I can't believe we have the same number of hours in the day because I don't know how you got all of that done! Your basement is going to be awesome! And love your back porch view! xoxo

  27. Such a fun and productive weekend! I love your wall color and the countertops are gorgeous! Xo, Stephanie

  28. I just LOVE your hair. It always looks so perfect on top of your adorable-ness!!! I love that granite you picked out...I've never seen that type before.


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