five on friday: february 10

Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a great week.

one. It looks like we may be selling our house sooner than originally planned and I am so overwhelmed by that. Just trying to keep my eye on the prize- the new house!

two. The twins are officially down to one nap a day and have been for a few weeks. So many people said I would love one nap a day...but I don't yet. They used to take two naps a day, with each one being 2-3 hours each! Now Eloise takes one maybe 2 hour nap. James could sleep longer and does sometimes, but tends to wake up to Eloise or wake up to me coming in to get Eloise. It also means it is impossible to get dressed or ready in the mornings now. I used to do all of that during their morning nap.

three. I am still on my organizing and cleaning kick. I hired Sarah from Your Life Well Organized and she was a HUGE help. I can't wait to have her help in the new house. However, I've worked so hard and feel like I still can't see that much progress. We still have so many boxes to go through and so much stuff to purge. I have kept all the spaces she did clean though! And I love them!



four. I had a Belk gift card just dying to be used, so I treated myself to one of the new lip crayons by Chanel. It is amazing! It is not drying at all and stays on for a long time.


five. Dave & I are headed to NYC in a couple of weeks! I have a friend's bridal shower and thought it would be a great excuse for us to get away for a weekend. We always love visiting NYC! This time we are staying at The Standard. I can't wait to see my college friends!

Have a great weekend y'all!

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new house- dining room

Our dining room is right when you walk into the new house. I want it to be a really fun and bold room!

We'll have a tall chair rail  (like photo below) and then the top part will be wallpaper. I'm really excited about this room because I finally get to hang my grandmother's chandelier. She and my grandfather brought it back from Italy and had it in their house, then my parent's house. Now I finally have a room with tall enough ceilings for it! It is hand blown Murano glass and I wish I had a picture handy of it. That is the only definite thing we have for the room! Our current dining room table is Ikea and we plan to replace it. We also have one that was my parents, but it would need some work down to make it work for us. I love the chairs we have, so we may keep those and just recover the seats. I'm hiring a decorator to help me with our living room, kitchen eating space and dining room. So we'll wait to see what she has to say!

Here are some photos of dining rooms that I love!

I love the wallpaper and bold colors in this dining room.

I love the chairs and clean look of this one, but I know I want more color.

Elegant dining table features an octagon tray ceiling accented with a clear beaded chandelier ...:

I love this table & chair set and the rug.

What a lovely dining room:

I love this wallpaper- blue is one of my favorite colors.

coastal beach style dining room with blue and white geometric wallpaper above white wainscoting, white dining chair covers, white pendant light:

I think this will be a fun room to just let the designer run with! I'm not feeling super picky or drawn one certain way. I just want to be sure I have a big enough table to host plenty of friends and family for dinner parties, holidays, game nights, etc. 


new house- exterior

Designing the outside of our house has been just as much work as the inside. We have scoured Pinterest and driven all around Charlotte looking. It is so hard to make up our mind.

Here are a few we are using for inspiration:
new house-exterior

Our friend Greg Perry was a huge help in picking colors and styles to get us the look we wanted. His portfolio is drool worthy. Some of the homes above are his work and some are from Pinterest. I think we have decided to do the shutters in Revere Pewter and the brick in China White or Ballet White. The metal will be a dark brown, almost copper color. And we will have a lantern over the front door like in the top left photo- one of Greg's! 

The back of the house is just as exciting and will get it's own full post!