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Happy Sunday! Quick post today with a little weekend catch up! A few random pics of a few random things going on around here. :) I keep meaning to share this earring ladder jewelry stand I got for Christmas because I’m in love with it for earrings!
I hinted to Kenny that I wanted it and he accidentally bought me this medium earring ladder. Beautiful, but it doesn’t have the little holes for earring that don’t have hooks on the back. I ordered the ladder I wanted and took the other one back but thought I’d share both options.
I still use my little bowls to organize hoops, studs and smaller earrings, but I love having the ladder stand for my long earrings.
You can see more details on my jewelry organization HERE.
I ordered two of these grey table lamps in October and they finally arrived! They were backordered so long I almost forgot about them completely. Such a happy surprise when they showed up on my front door! Lousy cell pic right after I opened them and hadn’t even taken the plastic off of the drum! I’m still trying to figure out where to put them because they look good in several places. Thought I’d share in case anyone is looking for some good lamps! They were a bit of a splurge but are gorgeous in person. Backordered again though! I’m obviously not the only person who is smitten with them. :)
A recent hike to the beach.
Love these three. :)
Getting exercise hasn’t been a problem around here because with everything still semi shut down and my girls doing school from home we make an effort to get outside and move every day. Drinking my water is another story! It’s so hard for me! I bought this water bottle at the beginning of the year and it has been helping. I don’t necessarily stick with the time slots on it, but just seeing them is a constant reminder to keep drinking water. I also like this water bottle because it fits in my car – easy to grab and go! I’ve found I do best with my water goal when I get up and exercise first thing in the morning. I drink one full bottle then and it starts my day off on track and is easier to get my ounces in. When I don’t exercise first thing I don’t drink much in the morning and then by late afternoon I’m really craving a Coke Zero and usually cave and bag the water! I want so badly to make the water drinking a habit that just happens without thinking about it but so far.. I’m still thinking about it. :)
Speaking of Coke Zero.. ha. This is why I never have a lot of coffee table decor! One small tray and a few items in the corner and then I always leave the rest of the table empty because this is what it looks like every night. Coke Zero and pretzels are staples. Always some sort of math/homework on a clip board. Ad got The Hunger Games trilogy for Christmas and read them so fast. Then we had fun watching the movies together. Kole has been into Narnia. I’m reading Shea’s book and always have my planner and a stack of papers I’m carrying around with me. I came across this pic on my phone from January and it made me smile because it’s so us right now. :)
I also found this pic on my phone that perfectly sums up Kole right now. He goes to school in person, but the week after a vacation they always have the kids do on-line school. His beloved checkered robe, retainer case, space water bottle, organized school supplies because he likes to keep things neat like his mom. Funny how one picture can tell so much about a person. Age 10 for my sweet boy. :)
He finished reading Hatchet in school and had to build a hut. We used pretzels (of course) and he said it was a hit because it was the only hut made out of food. Ha.
One thing I will always remember about this time (and be grateful for) is spending so much time with my girls. We eat lunch together every day and then we take a break every afternoon when they get out of school and go on a little drive. Usually just to get some groceries or we make a Starbucks run or we just run to pick up Kole from school. A lot of times Ellie drives us (still so crazy to me that she is driving!). Ad lives for her pink drinks and does chores and babysits to earn money for them. Remember the cute little crossbody bags I got them for Christmas? Huge hit. :)
The Super Bowl is here! Always an exciting day for my husband. We’re just having a family day so I’m going to make some treats to make it more fun for me and the kids since none of us care too much about the actual game. These pics are so old! From a blog post YEARS ago (anyone remember?) :) but I’m sharing them because they are simple game day snacks that everyone loves! The football cheese and cracker platter is always my favorite.
And of course you can’t go wrong with chip dip on game day. This 6 layer refried bean dip never lasts long at our house!
I recently shared my skin care routine and some favorite products and just realized they are all 15% off this weekend! This discovery collection is on sale for such a good price and is a great way to try out a lot of the best selling products to see how well they work for you. Would be a fun Valentine’s Day gift for a friend/family too!
Also the extreme recovery cream is on major markdown and is the best moisturizer I’ve ever used! So lightweight, smells amazing and is incredible for dry skin.
Ok guys.. last but not least.. we’ve made some progress in Addison’s bedroom! Here is her main bedroom wall before.. and (drumroll please) here is the wall today..
Ta-da! We’re so excited about how it turned out! We need to paint still of course, but we are both IN LOVE with this simple molding! We really debated what look to go with (thought about everything from wallpaper to herringbone shiplap) and at the end of the day Ad just kept wanting something more simple. She loves our guest room wall with the grid so I sketched out this which has a similar feel and she loved it. It pretty much looks like the molding all throughout our house so at least we’re consistent! Ha. I can already see it with a new headboard and paint and something fun on the wall above her bed. Can’t wait!
Now we’ve checked off her desk area, organized her closet and finished the wall molding. Time to paint and decorate! I’m excited to start looking on-line for a cute rug.
And now you’re not only caught up on what’s been going on around here, but you also know what I’ll be doing while I’m munching on cheese and crackers and “watching” the Super Bowl.