our house in progress...

 a few weeks ago i shared some pictures of our house (view here), pretty naked with the carpet ripped up and no furniture. tonight i am finally posting an update with some progress that we have made! So basically we have the oak trim painted white, walls painted, and new floors (the coloring in the pictures below is definitely off so you can't really see the wall colors good, but it gives enough of the main concept!). we have also added our furniture and have been super blessed by friends who have given up furniture as well! its nice to be living in the whole house now and having space for guests. we are still waiting for our bedroom and closet doors to be painted, but there isn't too much of a rush because it is only kenny and i living here. decorating will be a long work in progress, but it will most likely go one room at a time. i am not a very crafty person so decorating is intimidating! the next updates that make it here will probably as i go room from room, and not for a while. i am so thankful that God provided this house for us, and even though finding a house became stressful, when we found this house we knew it was worth the wait!


.birthday month.

november is my birthday month! this year i turn 26, so i am more than halfway through my twenties. it also begins the 6 month (almost exactly to the day!) period when kenny and i are not the same age...because i am older. i'm not a huge gift person. yes, i like receiving gifts, mostly when they are things that i am in need of, but i usually add i few "wants" when i'm asked for a list. on the other side, i am awful at giving gifts. i stressed out over what to give people mostly when i have to be creative about it. i lack gift creativity, its rough. just give me a list, and i'll be fine!! anyway...today i thought i would share some things that are on my birthday wish list this year.

 bareminerals...i can always use more foundation! and new brushes are on the list as well. (here)
 i use my clarisonic just about every night, and replacement brushes are always a good gift! (here)
I love these shoes! these minnetonka boat mocs are like the inbetween of moccasins and sperrys! (here)
i love getting magazines in the mail, real simple is my favorite! (here)

 gift cards are no doubt always a good gift. this year i want gift cards to go towards house decor, such a curtains, lamps, pillows, wall decor, etc. we are currently pretty barren in this house! tjmaxx, marshalls, home goods, target and starbucks (brain fuel!) are all stores i love to shop at for the home.

happy wednesday, i hope your part of the world is a little more sunny than mine!


meet toby!

meet toby! toby is the newest member of our family and a super cute addition, am i right? he is a maltipoo, and only 16 weeks old. for being a puppy he is very well behaved so far! best craigslist purchase EVER! we were pretty unsure about his name when we were going to meet him on sunday, and were thinking about changing it. but once we arrived, met him, and decided to take him home, we knew on the car ride home that "toby" just seemed to fit him well! he is just the cutest thing and i am so thankful that we were able to welcome and adopt him into our home!
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