Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sideboard Styling

So when we bought our precious town home almost 1.5 years ago {Yikes.. has it already been that long?!?}, we knew it wasn't for the long haul. It was a temporary home that was a part of our 5 year plan. But just because it is only for 5 years doesn't mean I haven't had so much fun styling our home!!

The downstairs part of our house has always been my first priority because that is where most of our guest are when we have them over. We added wainscoting, bought curtains, added updated hardware on the cabinets. All which were easy decisions, but there was a blank wall behind our couch that I knew was perfect for a sideboard/buffet and then hunt began.

Well if you own a sideboard or buffet you know they don't come a small price. and after hunting for the last 1.5 years we couldn't find one. Well let me clarify I couldn't find one that the mister wouldn't freak out about over price. So he told me he would build one and as skeptical as I was it turned out to be beautiful!

So what are you thoughts? Anything you can think of that I don't have pictured?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Snacks :)

So being gluten free we don't have a lot of snack foods around the house but when we find a snack we love we chow down!!!!

Our most recent snack is Glutino Gluten Free Lemon Wafers

We loved them so much! They honestly reminded me the vanilla, chocolate and strawberry wafer cookies that you eat as a child but these have a nice lemon creme in the middle which makes me feel more like an adult when I eat them.

We have tried the Milk Chocolate Wafers as well, they are regular wafers then dipped in chocolate and while they are good we prefer these as well.

So in our book.. we give them a 5 out of 5!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Five

Well Yall today is my last Friday before I start my new job!
I am so excited but here are some things I am loving lately.

1. Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint

Okay Yall I haven't eaten pizza sine JUNE 2014! I used to love Mellow Mushrooms gluten free pizza but they changed the crust to make it vegan and now its just not good. So Uncle Maddios opened right by our house and this week I went to lunch with some of my teacher friends during planning and tried it out. Let just say Andrew was so excited we could have our Pizza Fridays again

2. Spring Nails

I love my routine mani/pedi and now that it is spring time I am extra happy. I live for hot pinks and a little part of me dies when I have to put them away for the fall/winter. So today I am headed straight to the nail salon to get a mani/pedi in my favorite color--- OPI La-Positively Hot

3. Home Updates
Andrew and I love our town home but there are a few things we have up our sleeves. We are going to start our DIY Wainscoting Project in the downstairs so we are headed to lowes this weekend to get some pricing and and trim samples and home to start the first week in April :)

4.  The Bachelor
Yall I have watched every single season and this season I will say I didn't hate either Whitney or Becca but I knew I wanted Whitney to win and I am so glad she did! I can't wait though for the summer for Bachelor in Paradise. I know these shows are so cheesy but they are my guilty pleasure!

5.  Friends

So like every other Netflixs marathon watcher we have been watching Friends in the Tucker Household. Well last night felt like the end of an era because as Andrew and I were in bed we finished the last episode :(
We both looked at each other and I said.. Now what do we do?
So if you have any recommendations for shows you and your other both like let me know cause we are in need!!

So what are you loving this Friday
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Beginnings

So I said I had some changes that were happening and here it is. 

Today is officially the last day of my teaching career.

I always wanted to be a teacher my whole life and it never waivered until recently. I have spent the last 4 years teaching math and every year I grew, perfected lessons and implemented new ideas. I love working with the students, they are the reason why I became a teacher. But finally I realized I spent so much time working on lessons and creating things that would keep students engaged and interested in math and after I was done I realized I spent more time evaluating if parents would like what I was doing than if students would be engaged, learning and growing. That is when I knew this wasn't the career I thought it was and it was so disheartening and I knew I needed to make a change.
 I spent a lot of time praying about what to do next.

Monday I start my job at a marketing company as an client success associate (fancy name for account manager) I have spent so much time talking with the company to make sure this was a job I wanted to take and I know in my hear that this opportunity is what is best. When I told my students they were sad because we have such a great relationship but they understand and the support I received from parents was amazing.

I am so excited, anxious and nervous for this new career opportunity and can't wait to share my journey with you!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Weather's Got Me Dreaming....

Did anyone else fall in love with the gorgeous weather yesterday.
We walked both of the pups yesterday and they were in heaven and I have to say so was I.

Andrew and I went to the mall yesterday and ran a few errands and all I can say was I was smitten with the weather. I kept wanting to bust out all my spring/summer clothes but this North Carolina weather isn't allowing for full spring attire so I just started browsing new attire and I even made a few purchases. Here are a few of my favorite spring items I am wishful for !

These Jessica Simpson Wedges. I may have already purchased them in black and this neutral color and I can't wait to wear them all spring/summer long in replace of my winter booties :)

 This Boho Floral Fringe Top is awesome. I feel like you could put a long sleeve shirt under it for those windy spring days and then a tank to transition it into a full summer piece

I love white denim in the summer and have already added this pair of Paige Skinny White Denim Pants. The countdown to Easter is on so I can finally wear these!

What is spring without a new Lilly Print. I am loving this print and with out vacation to Cali coming in June this dress would be a perfect addition to my closest.

One of my favorite things about spring is breaking out all the fun pastels and bright prints! I have been eyeing this pendant from Kendra Scott but wouldn't buy it cause it wasn't the right color for winter but I think I might have to give in soon!

My list could go on and on but these are just a few things I can't get out of my head. What are you dying to buy or pull out of you closet for spring?

Friday, March 6, 2015

A weekend of us

The last month for Andrew and I have been crazy.
We started it with a lovely weekend away for Valentines Day
But then Andrew's grandfather took a turn for the worse and we were back and forth to Charlotte to be with family and give/receive support.

That time with family was so needed. When we typically go home we are home for a weekend or holidays and we are constantly on the go. This time was different. It was full of movie watching, family dinners and just time enjoying each other. While I hate the circumstances that brought upon this type of family time, I really enjoyed this time with family.

Now we are back in Raleigh and for the first time (Andrew says ever) I have turned down plans with friends. I have a charity event at school tonight but after that our plans for the weekend haven't been created. We are just going to spend the weekend relaxing and spending time just the two of us. 

We both know because of my big change I made (I'll be sharing what it is next week) our life is about to get really crazy so for now we are enjoying us and some down time.

What are your weekend plans? 
Any guesses as to what my announcement is for next week?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Windy in Wilmington

Yes, yes I know Valentines Day was last month but it technically hasn't been a month  :)

Andrew and I have had a pretty crazy month with his grandfather passing away so it was nice to have a weekend away before we had to deal with it all.

We have both lived in North Carolina for a long time (Andrew forever, me for 14 years) and neither of us have ever been to Wilmington to visit. So we decided to pack up Valentines Weekend and spend a weekend at the Hilton Riverside and just relax. 

We honestly made no plans or reservations and that is really not like me but it was so nice to just decompress.

We definitely enjoyed the room service and that conveniently there was a Ruth Chris in our hotel. We ended every night there with a few drinks.

Our trip was supposed to be our gift to each other but Andrew got me a birthstone bead for my Pandora!

Surprising for February it was really nice on Saturday while we were there. I had been wanting a lighter army canvas jacket and scored this one at Banana Republic for 40% off! I love it so much I went back and bought the vest last weekend!

Andrew and I love history and being touristy! We took a trolley ride around downtown to learn a little more of the history of Wilmington.

Ending our last night! We had a great weekend and can't wait to return to Wilmington when its warmer!