Weekending: Old Year/New Year

Happy New Year friends!! Hoping your 2017 has been off to a great start so far!
I actually spent a lot of time away from my phone, especially on NYE, so I don't have a ton of photos to share, but still a bunch of highlights.

My weekend highlights included:

~Being home with MG all day on Friday because he had a case of the man flu (aka sniffles); laziness ensued all afternoon

~Was semi productive getting the nursery cleaned out of all of our junk and getting it prepped for painting

~Finally finished the book I've been trudging through for the last month and started another one by Marcia Clark which is already moving a lot faster

~Watching way too many episodes of The OA (it's so bad it's good?) through the day and the evening
~Tried out Cava Grille for dinner which is like a mediterranean Chipotle and it was SO good--will definitely be going back there a ton in the future

~Had yummy breakfasts prepared by MG
~Had plans on Saturday morning to go to Quantico to visit my dad's grave but realized it was closed for New Year's Eve so we went to Home Depot and got all of our paint supplies instead

~Painted the room Saturday (the light gray, Gentle Rain, that we've used in other rooms in the house)--I helped a bit, but MG took over more than usual so I didn't get exposed to too many fumes; measured the wall for our accent wall of white stripes

~Got ready for my friends' 40th birthday party where we spent over 3 hours with our good friends (and everyone seemed to have a husband with the man flu lol)

~Around 10:15 we headed to our other couple friends' house to chill and relax with them and our other favorite couple friends. The 6 of us enjoyed drinks (me with sparkling cider), lots of laughs, and kisses and hugs at midnight. And then somehow managed to stay there until almost 2 am.
~Woke up Sunday morning feeling super tired and slowly got our act together to do errands for the week, and took a bump photo for the week

~Taped off the nursery for the stripe painting--was super nervous about getting this right but the few hours it took to get this done was well worth it
~Met up with another couple friend of ours for dinner at a Thai place on Sunday night--we haven't seen these two in a while so it was nice to catch up.

Hoping your new year has already been off to a good start!


  1. I wish I lived in an area that had access to good food! If we want good food, we have to drive 20 minutes or for even better food either 35 minutes or an hour a different way. I would love a Mediterranean version of chipotle! The nursery walls look great! Hope you have a great Monday! When do you have to go back?
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. Oh I love the striped grey! So pretty! Your little bump is so cute! Hope you have a great 2017! :)

  3. It's so nice to step away from the phone a bit and just enjoy time with people. I did that too.

  4. Love the stripes! And such a cute papaya in your belly!

  5. Love the nursery so far! Any tips for painting stripes, we're considering doing something similar! Happy New Year!

  6. How fun that the nursery is coming along - LOVE the stripes! Happy New Year gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. So seriously... Mike had man-flu this weekend too! And I had the EXACT SAME THING (while pregnant with twins) and managed A-Okay! And I pulled a paint swatch at Home Depot this weekend and guess what color it was... GENTLE RAIN! Great minds think alike!! XOXO, R

  8. What a great way to start the new year! Those stripes came out so well - I LOVE THEM, and you are looking fantastic!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  9. friends and baby prep and good times! what a great weekend :) and the nursery is turning out to be gorg girlfriend! i do love my gray :) and man flu haha. so true!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  10. Loving the stripes, that is going to be such a cute nursery! Glad you got to step away from the phone and chill. And I need to find a cava grill, this sounds right up my alley! Happy New Year!

  11. Aw your baby bump is too precious and I love that you chose grey for the walls with stripes. Can't wait to see how her nursery comes along!

  12. I'm curious about what book took you so long to get through. I think we just let The OA play while we read/played around online. I don't remember the end at all. It got real weird, real quick.
    Most of my house is painted gray and I love it, so good choice!

  13. Loving seeing your bump shot! Also, the stripes in the nursery are impressive! Definitely want a tutorial on that!

  14. Sounds like a yummy weekend celebrating with friends. Bummer about not being able to visit your dad's grave, hope you get to go soon. How cute are those stripes in baby's nursery, love :)! Also loving your bump, so precious!!

  15. Such a productive weekend for you!! We watched a show on Amazon Prime called The Night Manager & I think you guys will like it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  16. Wow the room looks really good. Love the colors and stripes. I am sorry you didn't get to visit your father's grave. Hopefully you can go soon. We have snow here today and it is dreary outside too. Ugh. I need sunshine. Have a great week!

  17. That sounds like a very productive weekend!! The nursery looks amazing!! Ha ha man flu, I had to laugh

  18. I cannot WAIT to see the finished nursery! Olivia's walls are grey and I love them so much. The stripes just make the wall here! Makes me want to do some updating. Hehe. And you are looking so cute with your little bump!

  19. What a fun weekend, but I love the stripes in the nursery! xx, I'm Fixin' To


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