Friday, September 19, 2014

Hooray for Friday!!

This week was a busy on at our house.  We squeezed in lots of fun, plans and are ready for a weekend full of family time.  We've got a to do list that includes fixing our dryer, watching football, moving things up to the attic, doing some grocery shopping, grilling out and go for a few walks.  Should be a lovely weekend :)

The best parts of our week were...

1. I was thrilled with how my DIY chalkboards turned out!  I was having the hardest time finding what I wanted in stores so I took matters into my own hands.  I'll post a full tutorial next week but I'll give you a hint - a trip to Goodwill, tape, spray paint and chalk are all involved!!

2. A neighborhood church was having a large yard sale last weekend so I decided to check it out.  There wasn't a ton of stuff left when I got there and they were slashing prices.  I had my eyes on this solid wood, vintage bar cart, but didn't want to pay the $80 they were asking.  I saw other people admiring it so I decided to see if they'd make me a deal.  They countered with $70 and I countered with $50.  They agreed to $50 and loaded it for me!!  Definitely perks to shopping garage sales at the end of the day.
I plan to paint it RED and envision it being the perfect bar cart, lemonade bar, drink station, lemonade stand, dessert table and basically the perfect party cart.
I also picked up these wooden candle sticks for $1.50.  I loved the shape of them and planned on painting them.  However, they look great with my Fall decor so I may leave them as is for now.

 3. We tried a new church last weekend and really enjoyed it.  I attended their Women's Bible Study mid-week and loved it and am planning to check out their MOPS group today.  I am excited to find such a nice place to worship.  We'll be heading back again this weekend and hoping to find more ways to get plugged in.  It's tricky when you move to a brand new city and know no one so I'm hopeful that the church will be an excellent place to get to know people.

 4. I made my favorite Brownie Cookie recipe and used mini Reese's Pieces instead of mini M&Ms.  It was a delicious substitution.  You should give them a try!!

 5. Olive has sprouted enough hair to hold in a tiny bow!  She's worn headbands like a champ for 15 months but it's exciting that we're starting a new hair phase of life.  And she is obsessed with accessories and spends her days playing with her necklaces and bracelets.  A true girly girl.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  1. I love those chalkboards and your idea of a red bar cart is perfect!
    I can't wait to see the cart on the blog once you have it done.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Oh My! I'm in love with your cart! Awesome Find!

  3. Those chalkboards are so neat & your little girl is so beautiful. :)

  4. What a doll your little girl is! How fun that she wants to accessorize! Love the chalkboards too! Saying hi from the linkup! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I used a chalkboard like the ones you DIY'd for my wedding! It turned out so nice!

    Beardy Heart Beauty

  6. I can't wait for the tutorial!!! I need some of those for photo shoots.

  7. Those cookies look DELISH!!!
    Thanks for linking up!
    :) Andrea

  8. i love the chalkboards!! and want one of those cookies!!

  9. That bar cart is such a great find, and even more fantastic that you were able to work out a discount! I also love those chalkboard signs...the blue paint really makes them pop!

  10. Stopping by from the linkup. Love those chalkboards! Can't wait to see your tutorial.


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