For a Bucket List / Summer Progress


     Hello! As summer starts to come to a close, it's time to reflect on the joys from the season! I think it's necessary to fully appreciate the way you live your life, and all of the fun things you're lucky enough to get to experience. So here goes!

Summer 2017 Bucket List:

1. Visit HaHa Tonka! √ (This was so cool and I can't wait to go back!)

2. Go camping (Going this weekend!)

3. Read √ (I've read at least 5 books this summer!)

4. Kayak √ (Also planning to do more of this over the weekend.)

5. Put up a swing for Bailey! (Hasn't happened yet, but this can still be done in the fall!)

6. Picnic √ (More of this to come as well)

7. Explore Columbia √ (Downtown is always a fun experience!)

8. Make bruschetta, panzanella, and sangria (Half check LOL I made sangria of course!)

9. Patio refresh √ (We've been loving our front porch all summer long)

      That's all! Thanks for reading, and have a fun weekend!


Progress: Living Room


    Hey there! I wanted to share how our living room is coming along! Beware, these are all iphone photos, as I plan to have Kristen possibly come in and shoot it when it's all done. They aren't the best quality, but for an update, they'll do! Pictured above is part of our entryway. It's a small, but cute little area that my grandma's writing desk fits in perfectly. I've had this desk for as long as I can remember, and I plan to keep it forever.

     Details on my entryway desk: I keep a little print from Idlewild Co., a vintage copper piggy bank (copper 4evr), a catchall, and a very familiar DIY.

     My favorite little corner! It may not look like much in the photo, but in person it is so fun! It's right next to our bookcase, and the little hanging plants with the salt rock lamp and leaf painting are the perfect trio.

     Still loving my tray from this post! I keep the styling pretty sparse though, due to Bailey's penchant for throwing things, grabbing things, breaking things, etc.

     These pillows (along with a Falsa blanket I picked up at a random Kansas gas station LOL) make our basic brown "suede" couches look a bit more exciting. I made a second pillow to go along with the one from this post, and they make me smile every time I look at them.

     The coat rack is still holding up! We snagged an ottoman bench from Brett's parent's (thanks Ed and Susan!) and it really gives this area a more cohesive look. The only plans left for this room are possibly adding a mirror (I'm thinking gold and antique-y) to the space next to the coat rack above, and purchasing a coffee table now that Bailey might leave it (mostly) alone. Thanks for reading!