Monday, November 30, 2020

Thanksgiving Break

 We had a really nice Thanksgiving!  Just wish it had been 20 degrees cooler! 


My uncle took these two photos with his fancy camera:


On Saturday we got our Christmas trees.  Two this year because we need allllll the holiday magic!
And yesterday was the perfect rainy day to stay inside and decorate!
Her expression here cracks me up.  I think she's trying the keep a straight face like she's annoyed we wrapped her in lights, yet secretly she loves it.
I'll share all of my decorations soon.
Have a great week!
xLaura

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

House Tour: Kitchen

Our Kitchen refresh is mostly complete...just in time for the holidays! 
Here's a little bit about the project...
First up were the countertops.  We worked with Tom at South Star Granite and were extremely happy with them.  They were the best price we found, which allowed us to do the waterfall edge on the island, and the backsplash on the stove.
We replaced the cabinet hardware, the light fixture over the island, the window treatments, and then of course the d├ęcor.  The lighting was sort of weird trying to get pictures, but I'm so happy with it.  Check me out yall!



BEFORE PHOTOS:

When we purchased the home:

After moving in:




Happy Thanksgiving!!
xLaura

Monday, November 9, 2020

Life Lately

A few snaps of the haps...

We checked out West Ashley's new "The Deli" a couple weeks ago.  It was right next to Seacoast Church, where early voting was located.  I had the breakfast burrito and it was great and ready very quickly.   I would recommend stopping by for a quick bite.  Note: We previously went to the new Black Magic around the corner and we both agreed "The Deli" was better all around.

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I have been really enjoying visiting thrift stores in the mornings while big sis is at school.  I could browse Exchange Factor for hours...Reminds me a lot of Grannys Goodies for all my Chas natives. 
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We had well checks last week and both of the girls did so awesome, especially EB.  She is growing so fast these days!  
I took them to Outslide In after naptime for a special treat.  EB has been asking to go back for months so we finally made it happen.  
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Home Projects!
I have been busy working on our kitchen makeover.  Right now I am on the hunt for the right rug.  I really like the style of this one, but it's just too big for the space.  I also think I want something slightly lighter in color and with fringe trim.  We also have a new light fixture going over the island.  My vision is getting there!  We are hoping to get some major front yard landscaping done soon as well.
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I'm really just enjoying being back in the school year routine and getting excited about the holidays.  EB is asking for a Barbie Dreamhouse, Kinetic Sand, and the unicorn Polly Pocket.  Ho ho ho!
That's about it...
Oh! Check out how long my babies hair is getting!  It's the cutest little bob. 
Have a good week!
xLaura

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Amazing Bins 2

This is a follow up to my initial post about Amazing Bins back in August.  They have since opened a second location and also, they are now open on Tuesdays, when everything is TWO DOLLARS.
So I went to check out the new warehouse last week and this is what I found.
I paid $2.00 for each item and I'll share the retail price below.
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Hair, skin, and nail gummy vitamins.  I think this brand has been discontinued, but I would imagine a price similar to this one. Retail $15.
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Aztec Secret Healing Clay: Retail $10
I bought this because I have had an eczema outbreak on my elbow and I'm hoping this may help heal..
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The Laundress Crease Release: Retail $15
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Mama Chia squeeze pouches 8 pack:  Retail $25
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Vega Protein and Greens 12 pack: Retail $20
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Soylent Cacoa 12 pack: Retail $35
I actually put these in the blessing box on our street!
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It's a fun way to spend an hour and a 10 dollar bill!
xLaura 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Halloween Happenings


Last weekend we had a "Boo Breakfast" with our bestest.  K put up the jump castle and the girls had a lot of fun.  Just look at these smiles!

I took the kids up to Scarecrow on the Square, which I love to do every year, but I seemed to be the only one feeling it.  EB nearly pushed over this adorable pumpkin truck when I tried to get a picture. 
EB's pumpkin:
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This year I did not come up with a family costume that I was enthusiastic about, but last minute pulled together this magical queen with her dragon and camera-shy unicorn:
We had a very chill Halloween.  Daddy took big sis out Trick or Treating with neighbors, while I held down the fort...aka ordered pizza and watched scary movies.  EB had the best time with her robot bff:
Hope y'all had a happy one!
xLaura