Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Favorites #31

Hi friends! I hope all of you have had a great week. I'm so excited for this long weekend. I definitely need some rest and relaxation in my life! Here are my faves for this week:
This Video
My mom came in my room laughing so hard and told me that I needed to watch this video. I hate when people tell me to watch something because I feel like I have to think it is funny like they do. Anyway, we started watching it and I didn't think it was that funny...but then after a minute or so I could not stop laughing. My cheeks hurt from watching this. So, enjoy!

Smoothies

I'm obsessed. We finally broke down and got a Ninja (which I totally said was unnecessary, but trust me it is wayyy better than the $20 one at Target). Anyway, we have been having smoothies all the time and I love it. I found a recipe for my favorite Jamba Juice smoothie on pinterest :) and I have been adding spinach. How healthy?  
Image Search App
I discovered this app called Image Search this week. I found these chairs and a table that I loved and couldn't find them anywhere on the internet. I had pictures of both of them. Anyway, I uploaded the pics into this app and it found them for me! How insane is that? I think you can do this on google somehow too, but I always forget how. 

My CHAIRS! Eeeek!

Okay, so I found these chairs that I loved on Zulily and I waited a whole day to make up my mind on whether or not we should get them. Then bam they were gone. I showed them to Justin and we really wanted them for our living room. I have been checking Zulily every day to see if they came back in stock and it has been like a month. I have been trying to find them everywhere. I FINALLY found them at Target of all places. 
Bachelorette is Back!

Woohoo!! It is starting to feel like summer time with this coming back on. I'm so excited to see what happens this season.

Linking up with Andrea for Friday Favorites!





Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We Bought a House {part 2}

After the initial decision of the layout and location, we actually got to pick out EVERYTHING that goes inside the house. This experience was sooo crazy and we feel so lucky to be able to do it!

Here is the carpet that we picked for the entire upstairs. It is brown but has grayish tints to it. That is a theme of our house!!

This picture covers so much!! Eeek! So at the very top left we have the tile for the master bathroom. This goes around the shower and bath tub in there. Next is the marble counter tops for the bathrooms which is pretty plain white :) just how I like it. The third one on the top right is the laminate for the bathrooms upstairs. It was really expensive to do tile floors for all of the bathrooms so we thought that was something we could add down the road if we want to. The little mosaic is also going to be around the vanity and bath tub in the bathrooms. Again, gray gray gray. In this pic the cabinets look black, but really they are espresso just like in the pic below. The white subway tiles are for the backsplash in the kitchen, which is also in the pic below. The gray piece next to the subway tiles is the wall color for the whole house. We had to choose one color, we can do our own painting later on if we want.



This island shows the counter tops that we chose for our island. Actually Justin picked this out. I was not about it. I wanted all white everything for the counters, but we decided to go with his idea on this one and really now I think it will look awesome. The rest of the counters will be white with little gray speckles in it...shown below. 

These are the colors for the exterior of the house. Basically light brownish grays. The little maroon color at the bottom is the color we chose for our front door :) 

This is the design we chose for our mantel. Instead of having a mirror there we will have a TV there for downstairs. I love how it is popped out from the regular wall though!
Finally, one of my favorite parts is our floors downstairs. I just love the color of them so much! I can't wait to see them installed!

We had a blast picking all of this out, now we just can't wait to see it all in person! The countdown is on. 

Linking up with Jessica for Tuesday Talk!

Friday, May 20, 2016

New Glasses from GlassesShop

Hi blog friends! Today I'm going to be telling you about this awesome glasses website. 

I seriously hate how expensive glasses are. I get so frustrated every time I need a new pair because they just cost so much. I always feel tricked by the price of the frames and the lenses are so expensive. I did get lasik a few years ago, but I still like to wear glasses at night when I drive. I don't have to, I just like to. I love that I can get cheap glasses from GlassesShop!
I got these awesome new glasses from glassesshop.com. GlassesShop has so many glasses frames to choose from and plenty of tools to help you figure out which glasses will look best on you. I heard about GlassesShop right around the time that my mom needed some new glasses as well. She was able to get a pair from here too for way less than we would have paid elsewhere. 
Aren't they so cute? They even offer prescription sunglasses on their website for the same affordable prices. I wanted to get some larger glasses that would be better for night time driving. These are so perfect and totally remind me of Portland :)

Guess what? They were able to give me a 50% code to share with all of you. 
Just use: GSHOT50
This is such a steal. I thought there must be some weird reason why the glasses were so inexpensive, but really they are exactly like any other pair I have even purchased. I really like them!

I received a free pair of glasses from GlassesShop in exchange for writing a review on my blog. All opinions in this review are my own.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Book Worm Wednesday - April 2016 Reads

Happy Wednesday! Look I made it to the blogging world today! I'm slowly but surely trying to get back on track. Things are just so crazy around here. Between the new house and work and commuting and having all of our stuff in storage, life is just in the way. 

April was another slow book month for me. Unfortunately, I only got through one book. I'm definitely not on track to meet my reading goal this year. But, I did start a new book on Sunday. So hopefully I will have more for ya next month :)

#7 Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
(here)
I didn't realize that this was a brand new book until I went to get the photo of it for this post. I guess it just came out last month. As you noticed in my last Bookworm Wednesday Post, I just got the memo about Jennifer Weiner books being awesome. I really liked the book I read last month (All Fall Down) and decided to pick up another one of her books. 

Well surprise surprise, I really liked this one too. It took me a while to actually dive into it, but that was mostly because I have been so tired when I hit my pillow lately. Once I started reading more of it I couldn't put it down. The two main characters were so interesting and they had such a sweet history. I really loved how the book described their relationship even though their lives kept changing and involving other people. I felt like certain parts were very relatable while others really made you think about life from another perspective. I also loved that the book started out with something that happened towards the very end so you kind of had to guess along the way what was going to happen. I loved the ending and I loved the book! It was light and held my attention. Perfect chick lit type book :)


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Julie!


I need to give a birthday shout out to Julie today! She is proof that blog friends can become real life friends :) We both moved to the Seattle area last fall and quickly became friends. We have worked together and adventured together ever since. I'm so lucky to have found such a great friend through such an unconventional way. Can't wait to celebrate tonight and for our many more adventures to come!!
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