Friday, February 22, 2019

Five on Friday - Curtains, A Genius Product, Brian’s Birthday, and Other Faves

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Hey y’all!  Happy Friday!  I have a lot to write about today so let’s just get right down to business!

O N E – Curtains

B and I made a stop at IKEA when we were in Atlanta last weekend for the Michael Buble concert and I picked up another pair of the RITVA curtains for our dining room.  They have completely transformed the room!!  Prior to having these curtains up, I had a swag (is that what you call them??) that was closer to the window, but I recently had Brian move the curtain rod higher, and ever since, I couldn’t get the swag to look right. 

Since we had the RITVA curtains in the front room right next to the dining room, I wanted to have the same thing in the dining room anyway, because it gives the house a more cohesive look. 

If you have an IKEA nearby, I highly recommend these… they are so inexpensive but the quality is excellent and they are so flowy and bright and airy!  I have them in my office, too, and they completely transformed the room!  And if you don't have an IKEA nearby, you can get them on Amazon here, but they are slightly more expensive.

I kind of want to put them in every room in the house now.  Haha.



T W O – Museum Putty

Did you catch my Instagram story earlier this week about museum putty?  I had an overwhelming response to it so I thought I’d share the product here on the blog, too, because it’s just so darn awesome.

A little back story first – we have drawer organizers to keep items tidy in many of our kitchen and bathroom drawers throughout the house.  While I absolutely couldn’t live without the organizers in the drawers, they are unfortunately a source of pain as well.  Every single time I open and close the drawers the organizers slide all around in the drawer (usually to the back) and I have to adjust them every single time I open the drawers.  Soooo annoying.   

Well, I came across this museum putty and it’s pretty much the best thing ever.  For only $5 they send you a little brick of putty and you can use how ever much or little you want for many different projects around your home.  It is perfect for stabilizing the drawer organizers because it won’t damage the drawer or the organizer (or anything else it touches).  I just pulled my organizers to the front of the drawers, put a couple of dots of the museum putty under the back organizer, push it down to make it stick, and voila!  The drawers stay in place!!!!  So good, right?

And this stuff isn’t just for stabilizing drawer organizers, it’s also perfect for protecting knick knacks and valuables.  You can stick it underneath them to stabilize them on shelves and tables if they are prone to falling over.  If someone bumps into them they won’t fall over and break.  (Hello, families with small kids!!)  A bunch of people in earthquake zones were also mentioning in the Amazon reviews that they stick the putty under pretty much everything in their house in the event of an earthquake.  That way their stuff stays in place.  GENIUS! 

I love it when I find such a simple (and cheap) solution to a major pain point! 

T H R E E – Brian’s Birthday

*This portion of the post is sponsored by Victory Tailgate. 

Brian turned 41 earlier this week and I’m officially married to someone who’s not just 40, but to someone who is in their 40’s.  Sigh.  Where is the time going?  Anyway, we spent Wednesday celebrating our favorite guy! 

Jacob had his first soccer practice at 5:30 so we didn't have time to go to a sit-down restaurant, but we did pick up Chick-Fil-A (you can never go wrong with that!), had carrot cake (one of his favorites) from our favorite bakery, and then we showered him with gifts.  I always buy a new beer for him (us) to try, so there was a six-pack in the fridge, and for his main gift… a cornhole set with all of the bells and whistles!!  As you all know, we love college football and we have season tickets to the University of Georgia football games, so we are no strangers to tailgating and tailgating games.

We’ve always loved the idea of having our own cornhole boards, but it is really hard to find ones of good quality.  I had a co-worker whose husband makes GORGEOUS boards, but I never had the chance to get him to make some for us before they moved away.  I have searched on the internet for several years now for a good pair of boards, but all of the ones I was finding online were either not full-size regulation boards or they were made of cheap wood or had tacky design options.

I came across Victory Tailgate recently and I knew immediately that these were the quality boards I had been searching for.  We ordered one of the University of Georgia sets, 8 all-weather bags, and a Georgia carrying case… SUCH A BONUS TO HAVE A NICE (AND FESTIVE!) PLACE TO STORE THEM!!!! 

The boards arrived in record time and they are just stunning in person.  The quality and craftsmanship can’t be beat and I just know that we are going to have a blast with these for many years to come. 

Thank you so much, Victory Tailgate, we love them! 

F O U R – Unicorn Birthday Goodies

Olivia’s birthday weekend is officially on and popping and we cannot wait to celebrate our girl!  She requested unicorn themed stuff for her birthday so it should be extra magical.

This will be her last year to get a birthday shirt (tears!) and I found this beauty on Etsy.  It’s even more beautiful in person, too!

I ordered her cake earlier this week and this was the picture I gave to the bakery for inspiration.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

F I V E – Gallery Timeline Wall

I used to have a gallery timeline wall to the left of my desk in my office.  I recently took it down to paint, and I decided not to put it back in the same place because it was really too “heavy” for the small wall that it was on. 

I ended up putting it behind my door in my office, but I scaled it back a bit and just kept a few of my favorite things.  It has all of my adult life’s biggest events right there in one place, and I love looking at it while I work. 

Finally, a few more funnies before I go!  

If this isn't the truth!!!!  They would eat all the snacks all the time if we would let them!

This is awesome!  And I cannot wait to see this movie!

Right?!  And then I just clean anyway...

He brought a PONY IN THE HOUSE!  I would diiiie if that happened now.

Just change the word "Alabama" to "Georgia" and we're all set.  What is this weather?

I second the use of this scale.  Hahahaha.  #ThatsMyJam

Happy weekend, y’all!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday FavoritesMeet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and By BMG for High Five for Friday.


  1. Love your gallery wall! That museum putty is genius! Mr. Nine has been wanting cornhole, I’ll have to check out victory tailgate and see if they have ND! You lovelies have the sweetest weekend! xo Oh and the curtains are fabulous!

  2. I will now have that song stuck in my head alllll day, haha! A classic! IKEA curtains are seriously the best - you cannot beat that price and the quality you get for that price is pretty amazing. That bags set looks awesome - it looks so fancy and classy which is not something I thought I would say about a set of those, haha! Happy Friday!

  3. I still need to get all window treatments for the house. Those cornhole boards came out so good! Glad you all had a great time celebrating and it sounds like even more fun to come with Olivia's birthday. I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Love those curtains! Such a cute look! I am currently looking at changing our windows some so will keep this in mind.

    1. They are really great! The most perfect white curtains I've ever been able to find!

  5. I could spend hours and way too much money in IKEA! I am pretty sure we have the same curtains...they are perfect! The gremlins meme was also one of my favorites this week. Finally, I love your gallery wall! Have a great weekend.

  6. I wish we lived closer to Ikea! I love their large photo frames and their prices are so much better than Target! Looks like you had a productive week and a fun time celebrating Brian. Have a good weekend!

  7. I love love your curtains and now I need museum putty in my life! :) We have a GA corn hole set that a friend made us and I painted and we love it! It gets lots of use in the warmer months!

  8. The curtains and gallery wall are both so pretty. I love the cake you found!! Those Cornhole game boards look really nice! I received something like museum putty as a free sample and haven't used it yet - I can totally stabilize that darn organizer that keeps sliding around my junk drawer! If I can find the putty, that is!

  9. I love the shirt and cake you are getting for Olivia. Happy Birthday to Brian as well!!!

  10. That last one is so lol worthy. I love all of Olivia's unicorn goodies. The curtains look great! Have a great weekend!

  11. We love playing cornhole too and I have been thinking of getting us some boards.

    1. Well, I have nothing but great things to say about Victory Tailgate!!

  12. That last meme is hilarious!! What a good time celebrating your hubby's birthday; y'all will have so much fun with your new game!

  13. We have a cornhole game, but it sure would be nice to have a carrying bag! Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. omg..the putty I must have! You guys will get so much use and fun out of that corn hole game!

  15. Happy belated birthday to your husband. We like to play cornhole too. I had a set made for me last year. That unicorn shirt is adorable. I had no idea Museum Putty existed. Mind blown!


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