Friday, March 14, 2014

Five Friday Faves

Another Friday, another weekend!

We had a bit of a Spring teaser this week with temperatures on TWO days above 50 degrees (Tuesday was in the mid-60s!). Yesterday it was 30 degrees. Tomorrow is going to be in the high 50s, and the forecast is for rain AND snow Sunday into Monday.

I bum hard when I think about how some parts of the country haven't seen the temperature drop BELOW 50 degrees all winter (I'm looking at you, SoCal). I also realize that I talk a LOT about the weather on Fridays lately, but seriously Mother Nature, get your ish together and give me Spring NOW!

(cue foot stomping and pouting because I really just can't take it anymore)

Anyway, I have plans to keep on trucking with the mudroom makeover. I'll probably tackle upholstering that bench, finally. I've been saying I'll do it since we moved in, so we pushed it into the mudroom and there it sits, collecting dust and our stuff (but not anymore! Check out this post on how I am now keeping our crap off the bench!).

We also have plans to spend the majority of the day outside on Saturday working on the yard. We have plans to:

  • Dig out the new garden spaces in both the front and back yards and start prepping the soil for planting.
  • Smash up the concrete pad that sits smack dab in the middle of the back yard
  • Begin building the paver patio and fire pit over the spot where the concrete pad used to reside.
Now mind you, these plans did not actually occur until Tuesday evening. But there you go. Things are finally a-moving over here in this household, and I'm just going to run with it.

Here are my Five Faves for the week. I might be cheating and adding a couple of my personal photos, but I feel like they are up there on the faves list this week:

I love this pillow. Starburst patterns are so pretty, and the detail on it is just lovely.  

The adult sippy cup. I snagged this gem from the Atlantic City Home & Garden Show last weekend and I have every intention of putting it to good use while I dig and dig and dig and dig garden beds and curse the idea that I ever had a green thumb in the first place.

Contemporary Paints Stains And Glazes by Columbus Paint & Wall Coverings Sherwin-Williams

I am loving this paint by Sherwin Williams--Lighter Mint. The wheels in my head are turning for a room makeover for Peyton (maybe this summer?) and in my head this paint would look so pretty on her walls. She gets the best natural light in the house and this color would be a stunner as an accent wall.

 via Instagram

Peyton has been going to preschool for a little over the month now, and my heart just about explodes when she brings home her art. She is so proud of everything she creates on her own. I need to decide how to display this stuff and come up with a filing system for what she brings home, because mama ain't parting with any of it (someone call the production company for "Hoarders" now).

This Prisma Wall Decor from Urban Outfitters is super modern and way pretty. I've been seeing a few Himmeli wreath, mobile, ornament, and general decor tutorials floating around the interwebs that this could probably be DIYed with the right supplies and a little patience.

Hope you enjoyed my Five Faves for the week!

What's the weather like where you are? If it's nice, do you mind if I live vicariously through you until, oh I don't know, mid-May?


  1. Love that mint color! Thinking it might look good in my half bath downstairs. Mmmm....

    1. Isn't it super pretty?! I can't wait to use it!

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