Monday, February 27, 2017

Best Plants Ever

I had to mow the lawn last week because it's been so warm and beautiful here. It's been absolutely gorgeous which means Derrick and I have been doing a lot of playing outside. That and coaching 3+ times a week and there hasn't been much time for blogging. 

I have a new light fixture to hang over the kitchen table and I still need to finish the craft room shelves but I have zero motivation to do it. Anyone want to come over and kick me into gear???

Anyways, while I was mowing I realized our lambs ear around the mailbox are coming back. These are seriously the best plants ever. They have required zero maintenance. 

Their leaves get brown and soggy over the winter but I just pull those off and reveal new baby leaves growing beautifully. It's been almost 2 years with these guys and I love that they hardly require anything from me.

You can see here where some of the newer leaves are peaking through some of the older leaves. Give it a couple months and they'll be monstrous in size. 

Lambs ear! Get some!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Silent Auction Buckets

My business has been sponsoring Triangle Ultimate for a few years now and I've been really happy with the business partnership we've created. I've seen my business grow and I'm also supporting an organization that I really love and that has offered me so much for the past 10 years. 

This year is their 20th anniversary and they are throwing a party over the weekend complete with a silent auction. They asked if I'd like to donate anything. At first I wasn't sure what I could possibly donate...real estate isn't exactly tangible and anything I could offer real estate related would really limit the buyer pool.  

But then I thought about what Derrick and I bid on at a silent auction last year... a dog goodie basket! I decided to make it a little more home related than dogs so I put together a crafting/diy basket and a home improvement basket. Here's a sneak peek!

The first one is the crafting basket. I tried not to get too specific and picked up a lot of items that I've found useful in my crafting arsenal. 

I picked up a lot of craft glues including a glue cannot craft without a glue gun!

Those markers were a great deal so I picked up a pack for myself too. I use those paint brushes for staining b/c they are cheap and there is no guilt to throw them away afterwards.

Chalkboards are in right now so I had to include one and I thought this little clipboard was just really adorable. It's got a tripod on the back so it can stand up if you want to use it for  a photo.

Last but not lease, a self-healing cutting board and a razor blade. This is awesome for cutting detailed paper and I've used mine for all sorts of things.

The other basket I did was a home improvement basket. I found a cute little Lowes bucket and stuffed it with all sorts of things I've found useful as a homeowner.

I didn't take individual photos because it took forever to stuff that bucket just right but here's some of the items you can find inside.

-tape measure
-stud finder
-safety glasses
-screw driver with 10 changeable heads
-painters tape
-angled brush

And more..but you'll have to bid on it to find out what else!

If you're local and part of Triangle Ultimate, you should come to the anniversary party on Sunday! There are lots of other great auction items and there will be food, drinks, and music! Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Galentines Day!

Galentines day is the most wonderful day of the year! It's a celebration of love for all of the great gals in your life!

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I have some of the best gal pals a girl could ask for and I feel lucky to be surrounded by such amazing women all the time. My Mom set me up for success by showing me what amazing women are supposed to be like and I've since surrounded myself with the best. Happy Galentines Day Ladies! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

What's New??

Hey Guys!

Does the excuse that I've been busy even work anymore? I can answer! It does not! It's been over a week since I posted and I think it's because we're busy and I've had a little bit of writers block. Not really sure what to post over here but I hate leaving the blog to develop cobwebs sooo...

Here's a quick run down of the quick highlights recently!

My dear and amazing friend Alison defended her dissertation last week and is now officially doctor Murray! She's been working so hard towards this goal and it is not an easy road. I am so happy for her. She's an amazing professor and is going to change so many lives!

My bookclub had a slumber party at our house last weekend. We're named Prose before Bros...duh. It's a really fun group of girls and I've really enjoyed getting to know the the girls that I didn't know before. I'm also committed to reading the book this next time!

I'm on the hunt for a new light fixture for over the kitchen table. It can't be too modern looking because of the chairs but I definitely can't wait to see the builder fixture gone. I'm thinking a simple drum shade....thoughts?

I totally snapped this photo at Walgreens as inspiration. It shows how they frame their canvases. That looks like a 1x3, a 1x2, and a square dowel to me! I'm definitely going to make my own for my Big Nose Kate painting!

Last week I dove headfirst into a nasty crawlspace with my work clothes on. And it was a CRAWL space. I was on my stomach climbing under HVAC ducts but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

My notecards are back in stock at Target! These aren't the exact ones I used to have but they are the same general design and they are perfect for work related note writing! I sold them out and I'm planning on checking for more every time I go to target!

Lastly...I'm joining Nikki in a 30 day bootcamp. She inspired me to get back into shape b/c Pickleball doesn't exactly cut it in the off season. It's hard but it's worth it! I'm only on day 4 but I have a satisfying soreness every time I move!