We had such a low-key, relaxing weekend and I loved every minute of it! When we have big plans, I look forward to the weekends because of the potential for fun and making memories. When we have very few plans, I look forward to the weekend because we have the potential to take things slow, spend a little more time laughing and playing, and can finally appreciate the slowness that a day can bring. Sometimes I wonder just which one I love more!
And anyone else’s kids really struggling with the adjustment back to school?! Whoa. Talk about an exhausted little kindergartener! At pick-up on Friday, his first few words to me were, “How many hours until bedtime?” Bless your heart, bug.
I finally got the popcorn ceiling in the garage scraped and it’s all. gone. I repeat, the popcorn ceiling is finally GONE! And oh what a mess that was. Scraping a ceiling from 1985 not only drops those bits of “popcorn” all over the floor, but just what else was I scraping off of that surface? *shivers* Thank goodness it’s all gone.
Along with that, I got a piece of drywall up on the ceiling to cover the space cut out for an HVAC installation during our remodel 3 years ago. It’s been an eye sore on the ceiling and even just screwing up a piece of drywall already makes a huge difference!
Now this week ahead, I have goals to:
- Tape and mud added drywall piece, sand when dry
- Paint two coats of paint on the ceiling
- Begin moving items in garage away from walls to prepare for painting walls
- Can I get some walls painted?! I don’t know. I don’t think. Wouldn’t it be amazing?! Send help…
I’ve also started Pinning away so many fall decor and Halloween fun for the upcoming months! Doesn’t anyone else have the itch to start decorating, crafting, and throwing some chili on the stove? I’ve promised myself I’ll keep my fall obsession to myself until September 1st, but just know I’m doing some major plotting and planning over here!
As I said, this weekend was one for relaxing, but we sure did have some fun!
Colton is finally big enough and old enough to ride the ferris wheel at our local Scheel’s! This was a big moment for my middle and his smile never stopped the whole ride. Yes, I could have done curbside pickup to get that birthday gift, but spending 30 minutes in the store for THIS was worth a million.
Saturday evening, we went to my precious Godson’s 2nd birthday party at their house. Pizza, ice cream sandwiches, and friends…that was my kind of Satuday.
And our crew finally headed back to the movies for the first time! Peep the stuffed animals in the chairs…any guesses?! Jerod took the boys to see the new Paw Patrol movie on Sunday afternoon while I hung back and let Mya nap. Baby girl could never last 1.5 hours. Can she really even last for 1/2 an episode?!
If you missed last week’s blog post, I shared my newest Monday post: Weekend Update and all the Back to School Recaps + Traditions. I’m excited to share all sorts of fun ideas this upcoming week!
Back to School Traditions + Recap
The following are the most visited pages and top sellers this past week across all my channels. Each is linked at the number below the images.
Top 5 Blog Posts:
- 5 White Exterior Paints We Are Testing
- Copycat Dot’s Pretzels
- We Painted Our House! Exterior Remodel Before and After
- DIY Fire Truck Halloween Costume
- Sausage and Cornbread Breakfast Casserole
Top 5 Sellers This Week:
Click on each picture to be taken directly or click on the following numbers: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
Some of the great sales that hit this weekend that you can still score deals on your Monday!
AMAZON: I love the Daily Deals section that you can score products for amazing prices. Today, my Kindle 8GB Paperwhite is on sale for $50 off! I have mine in Twilight Blue.
Anthropologie: As they recently dropped their fall collection, it’s time to shop some great deals on their summer stuff! And there are so many pieces like this midi dress that will be perfect to transition from summer to fall. They also have several coffee mugs and stretch bracelets that would make great back to school gifts for teachers if you’re still looking!
BALLARD DESIGNS: It’s 20% off indoor furniture and all outdoor at Ballard Designs with some of the best pricing on their Indoor/Outdoor Performance Rugs.
GAP: It’s an extra 50% off their sale items this week with code MORE and up to 50% off regular-priced items.
KIRKLAND’S: 20% off one Regular Priced Item with code SAVE+ all fall is currently on sale for up to 30% off! I’ll keep my eye on Kirkland’s sales over the coming weeks because they have GREAT fall pieces that will hopefully be marked down even more.
LOFT: It’s 40% off most regular-priced tops at Loft + their $39.95 jeans with code SOGOOD! I get so many compliments on these jeans that I’ve worn all season and can’t wait to transition them into fall with some cute booties.
OLD NAVY: Up to 50% off storewide, with styles up from $10, as well as their new push for Body Revolution! In store and online, sizes from 0-30 in stock! I love the body love this store is pushing. We all need more of that in our lives.
POTTERY BARN: Pottery Barn has some awesome fall pieces in stock, but there are no sales on current merchandise still. Check out Pottery Barn’s sale items for almost 70% off some favorites. If you’re looking for personalized Christmas stockings, they’re on sale for $18.99 right now and you won’t run into backorders in the coming months!
SERENA & LILY: The Summer Tent Sale is in full force which means plenty of bedding, towels, and pillows are majorly marked down. They are also running a 20% off dining sale right now. Spend 20 seconds looking at their dining chairs and you’ll be starting to rationalize the price in no time!
TARGET: Kids clothing sale starting at $4! Fall decor is also flooding the stores – I snagged 2 of these 24″ Faux Bleached Wheat Grass Plant Wreath from Hearth & Hand
For some of my favorite fall Hearth & Hand pieces, follow the link HERE:
WORLD MARKET: Outdoor pieces are starting to be marked down up to FIFTY PERCENT off online right now (higher than they were marked down even last week) – making these Natural Eucalyptus Zaragoza Chairs (set of 2!) on sale for $129! And their…ummm…Christmas shop opened. We may have skipped a few holidays in the meantime, but if you’re ready to shop Christmas decor, it’s all online now!
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Have a great week, everyone!
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