After this busy week that’s exactly how I feel. Time to break out the wine and celebrate that it’s finally over! Ha!
Now a few random faves for you on this lovely day…
O N E – Moscow Mules
When the weather starts to warm up I like to trade my red wine for something a little colder and a little more refreshing. Our favorite for the last couple of years has been Moscow Mules. Last year I even made B a Moscow Mules gift basket for Father’s Day and he loved it… I think it was one of my favorite gifts that I ever gave him. Ever since, we have been enjoying these delicious drinks at home and last week was no exception. It’s so nice to kick back on our back porch and drink one of these yummy concoctions! You can find the gift basket idea as well as the recipe that we use here and the exact copper mugs that we use are here. They are on major sale right now!
T W O – A New Shutter for the Back Door
Our back yard backs up to woods so we have complete privacy. Because of this, we never covered our back door because it’s just not really necessary. However, I’m a super paranoid person and for the last seven years it’s always bothered me at night because I always feel like somebody is watching us. Lol. It doesn’t bother me that much when B is home with me, but when he’s out of town for work I can’t even stay downstairs alone after it gets dark because it makes me so uncomfortable.
At the beginning of the year, I knew that B would be going out of town in February, so I finally contacted someone about installing a shutter for the back door. They had to build a custom shutter which had an ETA of 6-8 weeks, but they ended up forgetting to place the order, so the shutter didn’t end up being ready until April. Sigh. I ended up being without a shutter when B was out of town that week, but a couple of weeks ago they finally came and installed it.
After they left, I opened the shutter and realized that they had installed it backwards. Instead of the shutter opening the same way as the door, it opens the opposite way which means that it covers the doorknob when you open it. Sigh. So they are now ordering another one and we have to wait several more weeks for them to come and fix it.
While I’m over the fact that we had such a rough time with them, I am LOVING having a cover over the back door at night. When B was out of town this past weekend, I happily enjoyed a glass of wine and How to Lost a Guy in Ten Days alone on the couch downstairs, and I wasn’t the least bit skittish about being alone. Not to mention the shutter makes the house look so much more elegant! It’s gonna be great once it’s installed correctly!
T H R E E – A Funny Text From a Friend
The other morning at work I got the most hilarious text from my friend Jeannine. Her son who is Olivia’s age, had been asked to make a picture of his family at school. Well, in his picture he included his mom, his dad, his brother, his dog, and… Jacob. My Jacob. Haha.
Jeannine said that he talks about Jacob all the time and is constantly asking about him, so I guess in his mind he’s family. It cracked me up but it was also the sweetest little thing!
F O U R – Shopping for a Bar Cart
My Mother’s Day gift from Brian and the kids was a printed certificate telling me that I can pick out a bar cart! I have been wanting one for about a year now so I am thrilled to my little toes.
However, I am having trouble finding one that I absolutely love. Back at Christmas I had added this one to my Christmas wish list, but it is no longer on sale and there is no way I will be spending that kind of money on a bar cart. Aside from that one, I kinda like this one from Target and this one from Amazon is okay, but none of them are screaming BUY ME! YOU NEED ME! So if anyone just so happens to know where to find the perfect one, please do let me know! And please let it be one that does not break the bank. ;o)
F I V E – Countdown to the BEEEEAAAACH!!!!
We are just weeks away from our trip, and I could not be more excited to have my toes in the sand and my skin in that saltwater air! I rounded up all of my faves for the beach in this post last week. Did you catch it? I ordered this hat from my own wish list and it should be arriving any day now! It also comes in ten other sayings. I was torn between this one and Always on Vacay.
I also bought two of this beach coverup to put in the beach-themed gift basket that Jacob’s class is giving the teachers as an end-of-the-year gift. I hope they love them!
If you want to see the complete post for my favorite beach picks, click here. Here's a little peek at what's over there!
Well everybody, do enjoy your weekend! It’s going to be beautiful here, so I know we’ll be enjoying ours!
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