What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday {#25}

Sorry for my absence at the start of the week--it was just a bit chaotic, and being at my work training yesterday (which was actually productive--thanks to those of you who showed me some love!) I knew I wouldn't have time to blog or respond to everyone so I took two days off from blogging. But, I'm back for what's hap-"pinning" Wednesday, to share what I've been up to this past weekend!
My weekend highlights included:

~Friday after-work bday HH for my friend, which was much needed after a not so pleasant encounter with another teacher

~getting &pizza for dinner

~prepping our bedroom for painting the next day. The before:
everything was this beige/yellow off-white...boring

~some wine and essential oils to relax into the evening

~a morning and afternoon of painting the bedroom, including both MG and myself up in the alcove in our bedroom to tape and paint

you can kind of see the color a bit better in this photo than later on
~We were supposed to be getting our screen doors delivered and installed, but Home Depot continued to prolong the process by not being able to find a key part of the whole thing, so that was delayed again (it's already been 2 months...)

~Finishing the final coat of paint, and hanging up new curtain rods, for a totally complete and cozy room (it looks more gray in these photos, but it's a soft gray/blue/green color in person:

~Cooper even got a new dog bed to go in the bedroom, which he immediately started playing in once we brought it home ($20 at HomeGoods!)
~Sushi for dinner on Saturday to reward ourselves for all of the hard work we did on our master bedroom

~Sunday morning stop at Starbucks before running errands
~Our first snow flurries of the season on Sunday...nothing stuck though

~Went out for several test-drives on Saturday afternoon and then all day Sunday afternoon. Tried out the Nissan Rogue, the Honda CRV, Mazda CX5, and the Hyundai Tucson. The Tucson was my favorite, but a bit out of our budget, so we're still deciding...


~Made the lasagna soup that Jessi posted about the other week....oh my goodness it was SO good, and a huge hit with MG!

And now I'm back at work today, with kids, hoping for a snow day on Friday since we're supposed to be getting hit with the start of a "blizzard" that day. We'll see what happens on that front, but in the meantime, it's your turn to link up below and share what's hap-"pinning" with you!




39 comments:

  1. I love that paint color! I have a similar one in my house and it goes with everything. You'll love it for years to come!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. Love that paint color!!! Hoping for snow, too! :)

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  3. LOVE your paint color. Your bedroom looks so cozy...you guys did a great job! Can't wait to hear more about your car search.

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  4. I love how the color turned out in your room - it's really serene!! A girl after my own heart with that sushi :) Have a great Wednesday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. The paint color adds so much depth to your bedroom! Much better! My mom drives a Nissan Rogue and she absolutely loves it! Hoping you find the car you want!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. The room is beautiful and I LOVE the color! The soup looks delicious and I hope you find the car you want soon - that can be such a pain to test drive so many. Have a great day! :)

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  7. The color you chose turned out beautifully! Hopefully Home Depot will get it together and deliver your doors soon!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. The color looks gorgeous! Love it! And OMG, I can't wait to devour some sushi in a few months! Fingers crossed for a snow day for you on Friday!

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  9. Loving the new color, you guys are doing an awesome job! And is it sad that I'm jealous you guys still have red cups in your area? Some of the Starbucks near me ran out before Christmas even arrived. The red ones are just so much prettier <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. Absolutely love the color you guys chose! It looks so good and I'm sure it was such a pain to get it done it's definitely worth it now! And that soup looks amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  11. Love the wall color. Great job! I know painting is soooo much work!

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  12. LOVE the wall color! We'll be doing a little painting this weekend too! Hope you get some snow! Stay safe!

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  13. I saw that the blizzard that is supposed to be headed towards you this weekend will be insane! It doesn't look like I'm supposed to get it in Maine which is good because we need a break from snow, haha. I love the wall color! I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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  14. Love the color and the new window treatments. I had hoped to do my living room show of today, but yeah that didn't happen. And I love that Cooper got a new doggie bed. Hoping for a snow day for you!

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  15. Omg I love that color you picked for your bedroom! Painting is no joke, I hate the process and my husband usually does all the actual painting, lol. We got a ton of snow last night in Southern Indiana and are supposed to get more by the end of the week. Blah!!

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  16. Such a great weekend with delicious food - yum! Also loving the color your chose for your room - it's so pretty!

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  17. wait a minute. lasagna SOUP?! give me all of that haha. the room looks great! and yay for HH with friends :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  18. Your bedroom looks great!! Love the color and I love Cooper's new bed too hehe, it looks cozy! ;) I love essential oils too- what are your faves to diffuse??

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  19. Love the paint color! So pretty! Also, I really like your jewelry hanger, cute!

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  20. Your bedroom looks great!!! Peyton just got a new bed for Christmas and now she never wants to leave it. I know the feeling.

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  21. Love the paint color - the room is looking so good! It's perfect with your bedspread. The sushi looks awesome too. :)

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  22. so i tried to make a Lasagna type soup on Friday and it was good but didn't turn out very soup like. that one look delicious though! :)

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  23. Bedroom looks great! That soup has be hungry!

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  24. That lasagna soup looks amazing, and I love the color you painted your room! Cooper in the new bed is ADORABLE.

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  25. The paint color turned out awesome!!! I'm sure you guys are so glad that is done and over with now.. painting is not fun but it makes such a difference! And now I totally want sushi. At 9am as I read this. :-)

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  26. I love the color in your bedroom! We built our house, so all of the walls are that boring taupe color. I'm hoping that we'll be able to paint a few rooms sometime this year, and we were actually thinking about a similar color to yours for our bedroom! It just seems like the perfect serene color!

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  27. Loving that color on your walls girl, softens the room up yet keeps it looking fresh and neutral! Love Cooper's doggy bed too!

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  28. What a beautiful color you put up in your bedroom! Great choice! I did my kitchen in Benjamin Moore Tranquility and it is similar. In some lights it looks blue or grey and others more green. Love it!

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  29. Love the new paint color!! It looks so pretty!

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  30. I love the colour of your paint, so much better than that off white colour! It is amazing what a coat of fresh paint can do to a room. Seems like you had a productive weekend, you can come paint my room if you want to, finding the time to do it is non existent.

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  31. The new bedroom walls look so good! I still need to paint mine but don't trust myself. The lasagna soup looks amazing and is perfect for this weather!

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  32. ahh the bedroom looks fabulous! that picture of your hubby in the alcove is hilarious! and that lasagna soup.. need in my life.

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  33. I absolutely love the new color! It turned out great.

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  34. Loveeee how your bedroom turned out! It's such a relaxing color! That lasagna soup looks amazing and all the fingers crossed for your snow day on Friday ;)

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  35. I love the picture of MG up in the alcove painting, ha! The bedroom looks great though and props for doing it yourselves! Hope you get that snow day! We are ready for this "blizzard" after a quick grocery store stock up today and canceling out of town plans - I actually wouldn't mind being snowed in for the weekend to just relax!

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  36. I love the colour you chose! I bet that alcove was tricky to paint but everything looks so good! We are trying to decide on a new future car too. My friend has the Mazda CX-5 and loves it. Can't wait to hear what you choose!

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  37. Painting sucks but I love the color! You should try to Hyundai Santa Fe, maybe more in budget...I loved it when I drove it for a while. My old boss has had it for 8 years and still loves it

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  38. That soup looks amazingggg and perfect for this cold weather!!!

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