Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 14

Fireside Five for Friday

Wow, I can’t believe it’s Friday again!! This week has just flown by. We had a great week and are looking forward to Eric’s family joining us this weekend!

Here’s 5 random things for this week! If you want to link up to the party, click on the logo below 🙂 Enjoy!




I had my first baby shower last Sunday!! I just can’t believe it’s already time for showers! This one was hosted by three of my Mom’s best friends from college and it was just lovely. They all made it so special for me. I have a whole post devoted to it, but here’s a little snippet of the adorable diaper cake they made! Love it. Diaper Cake



This is a delicious Balsamic Pasta dish I made this week for dinner. It was vegetarian (how I like it), so I wasn’t sure Eric would go for it. BUT, he loved it! He even said if he got it at a restaurant, he’d be very happy with it. I think that’s a compliment fo sho. He did say it’d be even better with some chicken, but to each their own. I’ll do a recipe post soon so you can try it too!IMG_6586



“Nesting” is officially in full force. We have a million projects going on at the house right now. And I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself…I usually have a huge honey-do list for Eric, but I’ve realized that he has a nice list of his own going that I really shouldn’t add anything to. Our new house is pretty much in a forest, which has created a TON of manly work, which Eric has been diligent about. He’s constantly working outside and making lots of progress. I’m concentrating on the things I can do in the house to make it nice and comfortable for the little one.




My newest item on the to-do list is painting the front door! We have grand plans to paint the exterior of our house gray with white trim, and we just recently decided that we would like a new front door. Ours is kiiiind of on the ghetto side I feel. Isn’t this mustard yellow against the gray just amazing?? Loooove it.


Let’s just say I’m in a bit of a gray phase. But isn’t this color pretty perfect for a basement? I’m obsessed. Eric asked me the other night what would make me like our basement more….because I’ll be honest, I kind of hate it. I’ve never been a basement kind of gal, and I just feel like ours is cold and unwelcoming. It’s pretty darn low on my priority list. So, I’ve been thinking about it. I think a fresh coat of paint would warm it up and some decorations on the wall would make it more friendly. One of these days we will get to this project…

huge IKEA map

Hope you have a great weekend!

Jun 08

Weekend at the “fest”!


We are in good ol’ Salina this weekend. The festival weekend is always hopping and full of energy. With my family’s new bar (Sandatone Saloon) opened in Brookville,KS, things are even more busy and exciting. Never a dull moment! Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!



Jun 07

Fireside Five for Friday!

I’ve been wanting to do this link party for the longest time, so I’m super excited to finally be doing it today! I’m sure you know by now that I am kiiiind of obsessed with following some fabulous bloggers out there in the blogosphere. So when I found this link party, I just had to join in on the fun!

Five for Friday is just a random list of 5 things I’m loving this week. Enjoy!

And if you’re interested in linking up yourself, click on the logo below 🙂



Tuesday evening was one of the most exciting nights of my pregnancy so far! We got our crib in the mail and set that sucker up. We officially have ourselves a nursery! The anticipation was killing me. My Mom and Dad were kind enough to buy us our crib and we are so grateful. It’s exactly what I had pictured for the nursery 🙂 Of course, having a super handy hubby makes setting up a crib a cinch. I helped a bit to hold things here and there, but he had it out and put together in no time flat! I sat in the rocking chair admiring his work. I keep walking in the nursery, dreaming of when our little one will be sleeping soundly (knock on wood) in that beautiful crib. Those moments will be here before we know it! More updates on the nursery soon!




We went to a wedding over the weekend and had a great time. We just love wedding season. And now that most of our friends are hitched, we’re not attending as many as we’re used to in the past. This was a fun way to spend a Saturday with some of Eric’s (and now my) closest friends. You know the company is great when you can stand going to an open-bar wedding without having one alcoholic beverage 🙂 Wedding Photo



This weekend is, to me, one of the most exciting weekends of the summer- the Smoky Hill River Festival! There’s something about a hometown tradition that just makes me happy. We’ve been going to the “fest” (as us Salinan’s call it) since I can remember. There’s something EXTRA special about it this year, in that it’s the last year before Eric and I will be introducing our little munchkin to the fest! I sure do look forward to laying out the blanket next year and watching our 10 month old hang out listening to music with us.

River Festival Button



This picture is super blurry, but you get the idea. Last night was our first childbirth class!! It was actually a lot of fun and we’re taking it with a couple friend of ours who is also pregnant! We left feeling a little more prepared, which is always a good thing in my book 🙂 This is a 4 week class, and then we’re signed up for 2 others. Yeaaa, I told you we like to be prepared.

Childbirth class




This is my inspiration for our stairway going down to the basement. Don’t you just love it?? I’m in the process of matting some photos into 8 frames that I got at the Dollar Tree. Cheapies but perfect for this project. I’m hoping my version will turn out as classy as this one!! More on that later 🙂

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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