Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekend + New Buys

Happy Monday! I'm typing this from my comfy bed as I watch the 10 a.m. hour of the Today Show. I have a long to-do list in the "Notes" section of my phone right now {everything from getting an oil change to transferring my 401(k) to an IRA to cleaning my bathroom to organizing our guest room closet} but I keep reminding myself that I have a full week and not everything needs to be done today. Woosah

This weekend? We enjoyed. We stepped out of the box. 

I got off at 3:30 p.m. and took a little nap in bed until Brandon got home. We had full intentions of cooking a "real" supper, but red wine, hummus and pita chips and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" called our names, instead. 

I slept until 10 a.m.! (In fact, Brandon had to wake me up!) It was amazing. We picked up around the house all morning. {Side note: How does our house get so dirty in one week?! I will never understand.} Oliver loves when we wash our sheets, because our duvet is on the ground and he likes to burrow down in it. How cute is he?!

We then decided to venture north to Plano to visit Trader Joe's for the first time. To say I'm obsessed is an understatement! 

We thought we'd just pop in for some two-buck Chuck, their famous cookie butter, some great cheese and a few organic veggies. But y'all! Y'all! I was able to get all but three things on my grocery list there! And it was so cheap! I know it's about a 15-mile trek, but I told Brandon that I think I'm going to start doing our grocery shopping there full-time. It's organic and cheaper. That's a win-win to me!

After our Trader Joe's experience, we had lunch at Zoe's Kitchen. We love Zoe's. Try their tabouli salad with shrimp. You won't regret it. 

Then, we drove over to Southlake to have dinner with my in-law's at their house. 

We went to church We love our church so much and are so thankful for it. Our Pastor of Spiritual Development preached and talked about how, as Christians, we need to "play to win the game, not just play to not lose." 

By the way, have y'all heard this song by Hillsong? It's seriously one of my very favorites. 

After church on Sunday, we watched DVR'd "Saturday Night Live." Y'all. Hilarious! Justin Timberlake never ceases to make me die laughing. 

Then, we I decorated the house for spring! I felt like even though it was in the low 50s, Daylight Saving Time had happened, so it was okay! 

My mother-in-law made the wreath on our front door {seriously so ridiculously talented}; we bought the tulips from Trader Joe's; and my mother-in-law gave me the bunny candy dish. 

Then, I decided to finish a few things on my overall "house" to-do list. {It gets bigger every day, y'all.} I went to Home Goods and got some mercury glass candlesticks for my bedroom, mercury glass hurricanes for my bathroom and a cloche for above our kitchen cabinets. I was originally on a hunt for a new mirror for our living room, but hey, the mercury glass spoke to me. :)

So, I ventured over to Pier 1 to see if they had any mirrors that would be big enough. I didn't see anything, but as I was walking out, I saw this guy as part of a little display. Of course, I immediately texted this picture to Brandon and asked if I could get it. He told me to measure it, then come home and measure the space, and if it would fit, I could get it. So I immediately put that baby on hold and ran home to measure.  

You see, our ceilings are around 11 feet or so in our living room, so even if you think a mirror looks huge in the store, you can get home and the mirror looks completely dwarfed. 

Here's a closer picture. How pretty is it?!

...and clearly it measured just fine because we Brandon brought it home and hung it up! 

I know it looks really light in this picture, but just remember that we have dark curtains coming that will darken that corner (and the dark accents in the frame are really highlighted with the brown of the buffet); I'm getting matching lamps for each side of the buffet; and Oliver's bed isn't always right there. :)

I made this for supper and then we watched "The Bible" on the History Channel. 

Are y'all watching this? We think it's great and are just so thankful that it's on TV. This is the history that our world needs to be seeing!!! 

I told Brandon and my mom that watching it has really made me decide to read the Bible from Genesis-Revelation. While I grew up in church, became a Christian when I was nine years old, did Bible drill and went to a Baptist university, I don't know the Bible like the back of my hand like I should know it. There were so many stories that we watched that I said, "Wait, who is that?" or "I don't remember this part..." 

Therefore, I think it's imperative that I "play to win the game" and read the Bible from beginning to end. 

I know I mentioned that my parents are coming in town later this week since they have Spring Break, too. I am so excited to see them! Therefore, I'm actually going to get out of bed and clean this house to prepare for their arrival! :)

Have a great week!


  1. Kirklands and Tuesday Morning also have random but great finds as you're filling in the decorating gaps. Everything seems to be looking good!

  2. I need to hit up Trader Joe's here, though I can only buy what I can carry (oh, big city life . . .) Glad you're liking the new job!! Miss ya, lady!


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