Life lately- July 2016

Ive been blogging a lot about Europe lately and am not even close to done, but I wanted to update the blog on what we've been up to lately for the last two months.

A lot of our time thees last two months has been spent working hard at our jobs, which is boring, but essential.

Fun date planned by my husband, flowers, picnic and walking around one of our favorite neighborhoods. 

Lots of boating and crying that these people left us for med school! 

Birthday dinner with these girls. Me and Jamie had matched twice in one day.... we are the same person. 

We also spent 3 weeks getting our yard in! So many friends and family have helped us get this done, we are so grateful for everyones help! You will all be invited over for dinner when its done- one more weekend to come extending our patio out! Also can't wait for our fence- fences make good neighbors ;)

4th of July weekend was a blast! We went boating Friday Night, did stadium of fire Saturday night, had my family and grandparents over for dinner at our house sunday night, did a family tennis tournament Monday afternoon, and dinner and fireworks with Travis' family Monday night! It was an action packed weekend and so much fun!

Lots of running and bike rides to train for my half marathon in september- not pictured- several 5pm after work runs with megan, and lots of complaining from me about the temperature.

1 year house update

We've already lived in our house for over a year! I can't believe it, time has flown by. We still love our house as much as the day we bought it. We've been slowly decorating and adding to our house this last year. Since the six month post I did a while back, a lot has changed!

The major things that have been updated: We switched out our bedding for the guest bed since we now have one of those, We got shutters, and put our back yard in!


Im completely obsessed with our new entryway table from West Elm. Normally I wouldn't have spent so much on one piece of furniture but I have been lusting after this table for over a year now and got a really nice bonus last quarter so I decided to splurge. 

Now I just need to buy some things to style it. 


Still at the same standstill as 6 months ago. I know I want to blow up a big picture from our Europe trip to set over the piano, outside of that Im still not certain how to finish this space up.

1/2 bath:

Same as before, still love it and feel like this space is simple and complete.

Living room:

We have our new shutters in and I am smitten with them! They turned out gorgeous and give us just the right amount of light vs privacy. We also have a new ottoman and I repurposed some old pillows to accent it. 


The kitchen has pretty much stayed the same! And I am good with that, Im still loving this space. 

Guest room:

We got a guest bed and used our old bedding for it. Next I need to get some kind of side table and a bedskirt. I think thats all we'll really need in this room for now. What else do you put in a guest bedroom?

Guest Bathroom:

Same and complete!

Laundry Room:

Same, eventually I want to make this space a little cuter, but for now its totally functional and Im just so grateful we have a laundry room!

Empty Bedroom:

Someday a kids bedroom, for now we never even walk into this room.

Master Bathroom:

Our newest edition to our bathroom is shutters! I also bought a cute marble bathroom set to finish this space up.

Master Bedroom:

Saying I love our master bedroom would be an understatement. Its PERFECT. I've always loved the frilly french countryside look and I feel like this white bedding we got is that to a "T." The only things we might get in the future are a full length mirror and a dresser (still love the bunch of different size candles idea).


Last month was all about putting our back yard in. We spent weeks tilling the yard, getting rid of rocks and organizing everything we needed to to get it in. We put in the sprinkles, top soil, and sod all ourselves-- it was a TON of work. Travis also built the most beautiful garden box where we are growing tons of veggies.

Our next steps are to extend our patio several feet so we can fit in the beautiful outdoor dining set we got on major sale at IKEA and to get our fence in!