Monday, May 23, 2016

On the market!

Our house is officially on the market to be rented!

Here's our listing...

Well kept Mandarin home will not leave you disappointed. This three bedroom has tons of space for storage! Foyer entry opens to the living room and kitchen. Cozy brick fireplace for those cooler nights- eating space off of the kitchen.  Master features own en-suite with dual sinks and large walk in closet. Come see this cul-de-sac home today, it will go quick! Back yard is fully fenced. Close to dining, shopping, and major highways. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bama Bound {part 1}

In case you haven't heard our good news...we're moving to Huntsville!  We won't actually move until July but decided to break the move into two trips so we headed up this past weekend with a U Haul.

We've been packing the house for about a month and it took us two evenings to pack our 15 footer.

We drove up to Huntsville on Thursday but a rainstorm kept us from unpacking till Friday morning. The weather was incredible-Spring had sprung! Here we are in front of our new home!

Well, it's new to us as a married couple. My family moved here when I was in college and then Abby and I lived here during our last couple of years of singleness. Chris and I are excited to make it our own and call it home. 

Daddy, Moma, Nick and Abby were wonderful helpers- we got everything unloaded AND unpacked and put away, ready for round 2. We feel super blessed by their love and support!

Abby and I celebrated our birthday early while we were up. I was thrilled by my gift from Abby and Nick- a 1991 JC Penney Christmas catalog! 

I was 10 that Christmas and can guarantee you I made my annual list of every toy I wanted!  Not only did I list this...but actually got it and it's still in the garage! It was my circus stage...

It's so much fun looking at all the electronics, clothes and everything from back in the day!

Our gift to Abby was a cross stitch of Honey Bunch that I made. It matches her dining room perfectly!

We also celebrated Mother's Day a bit late...I was so excited to give Moma her cross stitch!

We had given Mom her cross stitch at Mother's Day lunch. She loves her dogs so it was perfect for her!

As you can see, the last month...week...weekend has been crazy and exhausting but we are so excited to start this new part of our journey! Stay tuned for Bama Bound {part 2}...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Office Makeover

I work for an accountant and our offices are at one of our clients' corporate office. This client happens to be a successful restauranteur who owns a couple fine dining restaurants and a local chain of popular burger places.

Our client realized I loved decorating so when it was time to redecorate the lobby, he gave me free reign! 

My inspiration for the space was the rustic vibe of the burger restaurants.  The first decision was to paint the curved wall orange (the restaurant's signature color) including a strip for a chalkboard artist to draw our logos. The artist hasn't come yet, but I love the orange!  

The very first item I bought was this cow art piece I'm in love with- just $150 at Kirklands.  A few week after that, I found these gigantic cow heads at Steinmart. They were exactly what the space needed! 

I purposefully wanted to repeat the bright colors and this colorful cow grounds that side of the lobby and helps the orange make sense. 

BTW- Chris gets brownie points for hauling them through the store!

I found these great squares of reclaimed wood at Target and they were perfect over the bench.  Plus, I found them when Abby was here for a visit and it was fun shopping together!

I found two burlap message boards on clearance that will serve as a place to post upcoming events. I bought cute clothes pins in the scrapbook section at Hobby Lobby and they clip to the twine on the boards.

For our outgoing mail, I found a galvanized tray in the garden section at Target- it's those little details that I love!

One of my favorite finds was this double in-box that I hung from an antique looking nozzle. How cute is this??

With the new carpet and fresh paint (I chose Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray), the space is so welcoming, warm and professional!

I was glad to have a creative outlet in the middle of my accounting job!