Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Great Pool Table Debate!!!

So, if you didn't know already know, we bought a house! And fortunately for us, it came with a pretty awesome pool table!

Well, in the weeks leading up to closing, there were more than a few conversations had about the pool able....will it stay or will it go? Well, we ended up deciding that we'd keep it through the summer and then sell it to get an awesome dining table to bring home in time for Thanksgiving. Or. At. Least. That's. What. I. Thought.

Nooowww, hubs is claiming that we are not "dining table people" and that we don't even hang out with people who are "dining table people". He likes to point out that our closest friends that we visit almost weekly have a designated dining room and dining table that they never use. We've actually never sat at the two years we've known them. So I get his point there. BUT! The interior designer in me won't let my dining table dreams die! This is all I can think about!

Considering our dining space is adjoined to the living space, I really feel as if we'd put it to good use! But, if I just so happen to loose this battle, we do have an eat-in area in the kitchen.

listing photo

It's not huge, but it's doable. We could still seat about six people in opposed to being able to seat up to 10 in the dining area. What do you guys think? Should I fight for my informal "formal" dining area? Or just call the pool table a win and let it go? I'd love to hear what you think!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

I'm back...and WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!

It's been quite some time since I've logged into cyber space to rant my randomness, but today brings about good reason. After renting for over 4 1/2 years, we've finally put down roots in the Memphis metro area and bought our first home!

Our entire buying experience couldn't have gone any smoother. The sellers were amazingly sweet people that had to relocate for a military reassignment, so they were pretty eager to sell. Not only that, they were super sweet and left small tokens of kindness in the house throughout the process. On inspection day, there was a coffee/tea bar set up in the kitchen with a lovely note to help ourselves. Upon closing, they left all of the existing paint in the garage, labeled for what room and surface they were used for. They left all of the documents and contracts for any servicing they had done to the house. They left proof of purchase documents for appliances. They left the instruction manuals for the security system. They had even found (and left) the original floor plans to the house! The wife left us a sweet, congratulatory note, saying that she hoped we loved the house as much as they did and giving us a run down on the awesome neighbors that we'd inherited.

 But without further ado, here are a few pics from the listing!

So, you know what this means....I'm back to blogging!!! I have no idea how often you'll see posts over here, but be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss a thing! The sellers only upgraded the flooring throughout the home, so there are a LOT of original elements that will need upgrading! I'm talking drywall, new bathrooms, updated kitchen, new closets, and, of course, lots of (new) pretty rugs and furniture! This is going to be a long process to stick around and stay a while!

Feels good to be back!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fab Friday: Polish Girl Nail Cafe

Happy Friday loves! Hope you all had a great week and are anticipating an even better weekend. Now, if you follow me on Instagram, you're pretty familiar with my ever changing gel mani's.

Well, since I'm heading there in few minutes, I thought I'd pop in tell you guys about the place where these beauties are created!

Polish Girl Nail Cafe is probably my home away from home. I'm there almost as often! Not to mention, it's one of my favorite places to get chatty and come up with ideas for new projects.

The owner, Ebony "Wynter" Conley, lets me unleash my DIY skills across the shop. For example, I tried my hand and faux finishing and distressing on the cash counter above.

The shop is so bright and happy, not only with its bright colors, but also huge picturesque windows that give views over midtown Memphis.

The beauty bar above is where in-house makeup artist, Paris Chanel does her magic. Just one of the many services that the shop provides.

The custom nail bar (built by yours truly) is the centerpiece of the shop. It's where you'd sit for any service from a "Just Polish Me, Please" Polish Change to a "I'm So Gelly" Gel Manicure. Whatever it is that you're in need of, they are willing to provide.

Polish Girl is known for their extensive selection of the latest and most popular colors from brands like Essie and OPI.

And their gel color selection is constantly growing!

You'll always find the latest collections readily available for your choosing.

It's actually what I chose from on my last visit.

So, if you're looking primp you pinkies this weekend, give the ladies as Polish Girl Nail Cafe a call and schedule your appointment now! You'll love what they can do for you!

Also, be sure to visit their website and follow Wynter and Summer on Instagram to get the latest news on events at the shop and special deals and discounts!

Don't forget to tell the ladies that I sent you! That's if you don't see me there, of course!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello September!

I'm so excited about everything September represents and promises to bring. We're on the cusp of fall, so that means shopping for cute booties and new jeans is on the horizon. I started a new job last week and can't wait to tell you guys about it! And most importantly, the hubs and I are celebrating our anniversary this month!

Is anyone else as excited about September as I am?!