Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Home Project List

Hey y'all! Today's post is all about our home projects at the new house in Jacksonville. Honestly, this post is more for my brain than anything else but I think it's fun to share projects. I was in the middle of packing up the kitchen and I needed a break to organize my thoughts. First, let's take a moment for those beautiful azaleas in the photo above. That photo was taken recently when Josh stopped by the house. There are so many pretty azalea bushes in bloom there and I'm really excited to see the yard come to life this spring and summer. I've also noticed some buds at our current home and I'm really hoping the new owners appreciate peonies as much as I do because there's going to be a lot of beautiful blooms this season!

P R O J E C T  O N E: The Front Door

That red door has got to go! If you know me then you know that red is my least favorite color. It's just not for me. I absolutely love my pink front door and I love the color that it's painted at our current home. This is actually the second shade of pink that our door has been and I love the more "neutral" pink color that it is currently. The color is called Coral Perfection and it was painted with HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Weathershield Semi-Gloss Exterior paint + primer. We painted our door back in October of 2020 and it still looks as good as new. It's definitely a pricier paint but the results and quality of definitely worth the price tag. We also painted our screen door the same shade of pink and I love it at our current house like that. But. I think I'm going to be keeping the screen door white at the new house because of the white trim and details that currently exist around the front door. I'm really excited to see how a pink door changes up the look of the front of the house!

P R O J E C T  T W O: Raised Flower Beds

Building raised flower beds at the new house is very high on the priority list! I've already told Josh to consider this my Mother's Day gift, lol. I'm hoping to have at least two beds built in the backyard so that I can see the garden from the screened in porch. We may eventually create a similar garden setup as we have now. I have absolutely loved creating The Joy Garden in current backyard and sharing bouquets of free flowers at our flower stand the past two summers. I can't wait to spread some joy in our new neighborhood so new flower beds are a must and those seeds will need to be planted as soon as possible. Our flower stand is definitely making the journey to Jacksonville and I can't wait to fill it with lots and lots of flowers!

P R O J E C T  T H R E E: Screened In Porch

There's so much that I want to do in this area! I already know that I will probably spend more time in here than anywhere else in the house. I have *always* wanted a screened in porch so I can't wait to turn this space into something really special. This will probably be a more long term project as far as upgrades go but the first thing I want to do is change out the ceiling fan to something more my style. I'm also planning to get some fun (and cozy) furniture, a rug, and definitely some sort of swing (I love this one) for this space. I can't wait to sip my morning coffee in here!

P R O J E C T  F O U R: Fireplace Mantle

The last project on my mind right now is painting the fireplace mantle. Just the wooden mantle; we are planning to keep the brick it's natural color. The plan is to paint the mantle white so that it stands out on the brick a little bit better. I'm excited to see how it turns out!

Thanks so much for visiting. Stay tuned to see how these projects turn out!

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Currently Loving .263


Hey y'all! I hope you're having a great week so far. I'm off work this week for Spring Break and I'm so thankful for the warm weather + sunshine. These temperatures have me adding spring and summer items to my wish list! Today, I'm sharing eight items that I'm Currently Loving, including a few that have already made their way into my wardrobe!

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1. S H O R T S | I bought a super similar pair of shorts from Madewell last spring and I lived in them from May-September. They are so comfortable and the perfect length! Also, they have magic pockets!

2. R I N G | This ring was an immediate add to cart kind of item for me! I love wearing a "right hand ring" and I'm always looking for fun, statement rings to wear. This pressed daisy caught my eye! I can't wait for it to arrive in my mailbox.

3. D R E S S | I'm here for the athletic dress again this spring and summer. I bought a similar one last year that I wore on repeat... but it's gone MIA so I went hunting on Aerie for a new one. I am loving this option! This was the perfect outfit for any outdoor adventure.

4. H A T | I've had this hat for three or four years and it's still a favorite. I love that it's neutral and goes with everything. It's a chic baseball hat option if you love the look of a baseball hat without the logos or team names! It also comes in quite a few colors + the purple and pink are currently on sale.

5. E A R R I N G S | The flower lover in me wants to buy all of the flower jewelry! I mean, how cute are these little daisy hoops?! So darling!

6. T A N K | Ok, hear me out on these tanks. Yes, it says "ultra crop" in the description but if you wear high waisted everything like I do, it hits at just the perfect spot at the top of your pants. If you like a more cropped look, I'd recommend going with the petite sizing option. I bought this tank in black and white. I've already worn them so many times in the past few weeks because they are such good basics and perfect for layering!

7. B A G | My favorite bag from last season is back in stock! This was definitely my most carried bag because it went with every single outfit. It's a small bag but it actually can hold quite a bit and I love the versatility of it. It's a great crossbody or you can carry it with the little handles. I love it!

8. S W E A T E R | This crochet sweater is at the top of my wish list! I love a sweater tank and I love a white top... so both of these loves together has me sold. The details are just so pretty!

Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy your day!