The Friday Faves #35

Friday, August 30, 2019

Did this week feel like the longest week ever, or was it just me?
So, so thankful for the long weekend we are about to enjoy!

I'm linking up on this fine Friday with Andrea, Narci & Erika for...

We kicked off last Friday morning with X wearing one of his new favorite tees (less than $7!)!
Fishstick is a skin in Fortnite ;)

We enjoyed soccer practice that evening before heading home to watch the Browns preseason game.
Saturday was for running all the errands and getting things done for the upcoming week, because on Sunday it was Fantasy Draft Day!
I headed north to pick my team at my dad's house.
It's exhausting (and time consuming), but I love getting to do this every year :)

Fingers crossed this year will go better than last year for me!

On the blog this week I shared what my mom and I received in our FabFitFun box for Fall!

Linked up with Sheaffer and Shay and recapped all the August things, and what's to come in September in my monthly What's Up Wednesday post.

And Thursday I shared another look at some room ideas and inspiration in Our Home Renovation series.

X and I had a rough go the other morning :(

But then I see this sweetness and all is right with the world :)

I saw these pop up on Instagram this week and I think I need them both!

I had a much needed hair appointment this week with my girl Kasey this week, and I was super excited to see the new salon she is at!
This has been a long time coming, and she so deserves it!

It is absolutely gorgeous!
And I just love the vibe!

Of course I snapped a quick pic of my after hair in the car!

I think all photos should now be taken with the AC blowing ;)

A new week meant more soccer practice!
Can't wait for the first game on Tuesday night!

And I'm leaving you today with this...

I hope you all have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

XOXO ~ Vanessa

Our Home Renovation | Laundry/Mudroom Edition

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Today I'm moving downstairs to our laundry/mudroom.
Like most homes, this space is located right when you come in from our garage.
The original space was pretty small.
It had a utility sink, the washer and dryer, and cabinets above on one side.
The other side had open space with a coat rack, with cabinets next to it that housed all the laundry from the chute on the second floor.

Thankfully, we expanded this room a bit in our renovation plans.
When you enter from the garage, the room will have storage space for coats, shoes, etc. 
I am thinking something similar to the images below.

The utility sink will be on the end of this wall.
On the opposite side with be our washer and dryer with cabinets that go from the floor to the ceiling on each side.
The left side will house detergent, cleaning products, and such, while the right side will be the laundry chute.
This spot was best since we are adding a second bathroom upstairs.

Both X's bathroom and the master will access the chute :)

We have a nice big window and 11 foot ceilings in this space, so I am looking to add a fun light/chandelier.
The cabinets will be white, but I'm kind of liking the idea of having the mudroom cubbies be darker since we live in the woods with lots of dirt and mud.
Plus, X plays all the sports!

The walls will be a lighter gray and we will have wood vinyl flooring in here.

Honestly, I despise doing laundry!
But I'm hoping once this room is complete I might not dislike it as much.

Is there anything in your laundry or mudroom space that you had to have?
Anything you wish you had?
I would love to hear about it in the comments below :)

New around here?
Check out all of Our Home Renovation series posts.

XOXO ~ Vanessa

What's Up August!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

It's the last week of the month and that means it is time for What's Up Wednesday!
Linking up with Sheaffer & Shay :)

What we're eating this week...

Since school started last week, we are trying to eat a little bit better than we did all summer.
I'm also back to following my FWTWL more closely :)
Monday - Breakfast for dinner
Tuesday - Steak with veggies
Wednesday - Taco Night
Thursday - Crockpot Chicken
Friday - Pasta Night
Weekend - Who knows!

What I'm reminiscing about...

How this little thing...

has turned into this big thing...

What I'm loving...

Being back in a routine!
As much as I was dreading waking up early, getting ready for work and such...I am so glad to be back to my normal daily things!

What we've been up to...

X finished up Science Camp at the beginning of this month - He absolutely loved it!

We attended the Brown and Orange scrimmage game for the Browns and literally melted!

X and I met my dad in Berea for Browns training camp.

We joined some friends for an end of summer cookout :)

And celebrated my step brother and his wife renewing their wedding vows for their 10th anniversary.

We "met" X's 2nd grade teacher and dropped off his supplies at orientation... 

and two days later he started school!

Fall soccer practice has begun!
X is playing on a U10 team this year, which means more kids on the team, on field, and more rules!

I headed north for our annual Fantasy Football draft!
My team was HORRIBLE last year!
I am hoping with Saquon Barkley and a few other big names that I end the season in the money spots ;)

What I'm dreading...

I'm the mom that signed my kid up for two sports at the same time.
So I'm a little nervous how we are going to manage soccer and football this Fall.

What I'm working on...

This post! lol!

What I'm excited about...

Each week we get a little bit closer to being back in our house!

You can follow along on the progress, as well as our decor ideas and inspiration in my Our Home Renovation series on Thursdays.

What I'm watching/reading...

BH90210 & The Hills: New Beginnings

Still going strong with Blue Bloods on Netflix

And all the Cleveland Browns football!

What I'm listening to...

If we aren't listening to all the Disney Descendants or Zombies songs,
we have a mix of country, rock and hip hop playing throughout the house and in the car.

What I'm wearing...

One minute it is hot and then the very next it cool!
For the first half of the month I was still wearing shorts and tees, but now that I am back at work (and the temps have dropped a bit) you will find me in jeans/dress pants and sweaters/jackets.

What I'm doing this weekend...

It's Labor Day weekend which means the majority of our family is on vacation :/
We typically just spend this weekend at home.

What I'm looking forward to next month...

The regular season of NFL games begin!!!

Go Browns!

And our small town is hosting its 2nd annual Oktoberfest!

What else is new...

Nothing at the moment!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO ~ Vanessa
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