Five Things Friday

1. One of my favorite things is checking in on our projects.  I love seeing our design vision for a space come to life!  This project is one we will be wrapping up the week after Thanksgiving, and it'll be a fun before and after to share!  Here's some process pictures of this dining room/living room space.

2. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?! How is that possible?  I can't wait to cook out of my "Celebrations" book for allergy-friendly delicious recipes (we have gluten, peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies in our home).  This pumpkin pudding looks delicious!

3. Speaking of Thanksgiving, every year instead of doing Christmas Eve PJ's, we do Thanksgiving evening Christmas PJ's so our kids can enjoy them the entire holiday season.  We give our kids Christmas PJ's to open, watch a Christmas movie, and drink hot cocoa.  It's one of my favorite traditions.  We ended up getting our kids these matching pjs, but here are a few others I love (1, 2, 3).

4. It's time to start thinking about holiday parties.  There are so many pretty holiday dresses that are affordable this season!  Here are a few of my favorites (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

5. We may or may not be in the dreaming phase of building a house.  I have been pinning white homes with black windows like crazy... I think I know what the exterior will resemble :)

Have a great weekend!

How to get your home Holiday ready

The holidays can be a stressful time, but they don’t have to be.  We’re sharing some helpful tips and tricks to get your home ready for the holidays.


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Five Things Friday

1. Remember the house we were working on in Houston after the hurricane hit?  Well, we have some picture updates!  It's fun seeing how our designs are coming together from far away. We were so happy that the existing brick in the kitchen could stay, but all the cabinets are new and will be painted white.  The shiplap fireplace is coming together too! Wish we were there to see it in person!

2. Everyone and their mom has been talking about the new Hearth and Home Collection at Target.  Here are some of my favorite items from their new collection (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).  I ended up getting this dollhouse for Karis, and I think she's gonna love it! Great job, Gaines!

3. I'm really into this comfortable, modern, coastal living space by Amber Interiors.  Isn't the shiplap ceiling pretty?

4. I'm currently at the stage of "are you pregnant? or did you gain 10 lbs?" in my pregnancy.  So, clothing that hides my mid section right now is ideal, since I don't quit have a substantial bump to look pregnant.  Here are some clothes I've got my eye on for hiding and distracting ;) ... Mind you, these clothes are also great post baby! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

5. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means I have the tablescape on my brain! Here are a few table runners I'm eyeing for the holidays that would work year round (1, 2, 3).

Have a great weekend!

Our Favorite / Fabric Ottomans

Fabric ottomans are one of the most practical furniture pieces in a living room.  We love them!  They are great for families with kids, families who host, and families who just love a cozy home... So, basically they're great for everyone!  We love that you can dress them up by adding a tray and accessories, or keep them practical as an extra seat or foot rest.  We're fans!

Here are some rooms we love with fabric ottomans used as coffee tables:

Here are some of our favorite fabric ottomans:

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Five Things Friday

1. Our new build project in Corvallis is coming together!  It's fun seeing new things installed every week.  This week, they install cabinets (isn't this black pretty?).  It's a timeless twist on white cabinets.


2. This weather just keeps getting chillier and chillier!  I went out to my car this week, loaded all the kids in, and had to wait in the driveway for the windows to thaw.  I think it's time to clean out our garage so we can park in it!  Speaking of colder weather, I always have a scarf in my bag this time of year.  Here are a few of my favorites (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

3. It's Friday! This weekend is extra special, because Brad and I are getting away for our birthdays.  Pearl District, here we come!  Here are a few clothing essentials in my suitcase: rain jacket (black)(because the forecast says 100% chance of rain), Nikes (black), white teeworkout pants, beanie, jeans, boots (brown), sweater, earrings, and dress (for a fancy dinner). We can't wait to get away!

4. Both Aymee and I are conscious of what we eat (well, we try to be).  Aymee just finished the Whole 30, and my family has a lot of food allergies (I have celiac which makes me gluten free, and Krew has a peanut, hazelnut, and egg allergy).  As you can imagine, the holidays can be a stressful time since there's so many get togethers and parties with food at them.  Thankfully, there is this AMAZING cookbook that has saved my families life during the holidays.  It's called "Celebrations" by Danielle Walker.  Have you heard of it? Danielle has also written two other cookbooks that our family uses for daily recipes (1, 2).  If you are hosting anyone with food allergies, or if you know someone who could use a cookbook like this, I highly recommend any of Danielle Walkers!

5. Ready or not, we are welcoming our third baby late spring!  We are overjoyed and grateful. 

Photo by Roper Made.

Photo by Roper Made.

Have a great weekend!