Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites, where I discuss things from the week that I love or have inspired me in some way!
Over the past few week’s I have been buckling down and finally finishing up some of the main details of our living room makeover. I have this wonderful modern glam boho look spinning in my head and sometimes it can be hard to get that out on paper.
So to start I have been writing down every single option that I have and things that I want from this space. Once I have all of those down I am able to go back and edit the things that don’t make sense for the space or just aren’t in the budget.
Usually what I am left with is a nice jumping off point that helps to get rid of any confusion. Then I can move on to the cool stuff and actually figure out how I am going to make it happen and in what order.
It is imperative to have some sort of a plan to keep you from ending up with a crazy mix of impulse buys that you will hate in six months.
Don’t get me wrong things do change while you are right in thick of it, like our completely scrapped Entryway Makeover plan for example. But the fact is you will get a much better end result and spend much less when you start off with a plan you can easily execute.
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This week’s Friday Favorites collection stars several of my major decor crushes!
All white is over folks and its time to bring back those pops of color!
(Last week we had something very scary happen to us, rather than bore those of you that could care less about what’s happening in our non-home design world I am sticking it at the very end of this post for those of you that are interested)
Daydream: First up is this beauty, I have pretty much been obsessed with her for six months! .The colors are so gorgeous and I am totally diggin little hints of dark green lately. Personally, I think we’re going to see tons of dark hunter green in 2018 and I am not complaining a bit. Plus the piece is so substantial that you can showcase it alone and won’t feel the need to add tons of decor to fill the space.
Raffia Basket: Baskets are one of the most versatile pieces when it comes to home decor. You can literally use them almost anywhere and it is a great way to add texture and warmth to any space.
Barcia Lamp: Lamps are one of my favorite accessories, they are very easy to change and you can really add in some style depending on the shape and finish of the lamp. This one has a unique modern shape as well as hints of brass which you can never go wrong with.
Wood Vase Sculptures: Mcgee & Co is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to shop for home decor. When they originally started most of the items were more expensive but over the past few months they have added many new affordable items and I am stoked! These vase sculptures not only add height and dimension to your decor but the wood tones also add texture and warmth. Note: These are not actual vases, just look like it.
Sabine Chair: Remember when I said all white everything was out? Well, all of that glorious mid-century modern furniture that we have stayed away from for so long is making a huge comeback! I love mixed traditional pieces with a few mid-century modern sprinkled in and a set of these chairs would be the perfect way to do that.
This weekend Wayne and I are taking off for a few days and I know I am going to enjoy every second of our alone time. As parents, we have to find time for moments that we are able to just be “US”. Not mommy or daddy but Ashley and Wayne hanging out and making time for each other. So here’s to a wonderful weekend full of fun!
Also, don’t forget our story below if you were one of the interested few.
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There are times when being the busy humans that we are, we become so caught up in our little lives that we forget to slow down. Sometimes there are small signs then other times there are catastrophic signs that jerk you back into reality!
Last week we were smacked in the face with one of the latter.
The evening started out as just a husband and wife taking advantage of one of the only times available to be alone and that time just happen to be while my husband was working hauling heavy equipment. We decided that I would ride along with him so we could hang out.
Later that night when we were pulling back into the business to drop the trailer off and pick up our truck that’s when disaster struck. We waited for traffic to pass before we both checked to see if anyone was coming, we see no car, no headlights, nothing.
We begin to make our way across the road and get nearly all the way into the parking lot when out of nowhere something hit the trailer extremely hard. Not just a bump but hard enough to knock me up out of my seat.
It all happened so fast but at the same time it felt like slow motion, once we realized it was more than just our back wheel hitting the curb or something we both looked at each other and Wayne said ” what in the hell just happened”.
At this point, I am clearly aware that a car plowed into the back of our trailer but at the same time not believing its possible to miss a truck pulling a 32 ft trailer on a well lit busy road, I step out of the truck and my heart absolutely sank when my eyes met the car that had just hit us. It was in total shambles and I could see no movement whatsoever.
Wayne immediately took off into the road to assist the person and make sure everyone was okay. The thoughts running through my head at this point were the absolute worst if you can just imagine running into a trailer made of solid steel at approximately 70 mph without hitting the brakes once, it was very bad.
I had no idea if this person was alive, how many people were in the car or what I needed to do. For a moment I just stood there frozen with fear that they may lose their life.
After calling 911 and getting the police and ems on the way I stood there looking across the road for any sign of life, then out of nowhere, I see this car barreling toward my husband and the wrecked car.
I instantly started screaming because I honestly thought I was going to stand there and witness my husbands death and surely if this person was alive there is no way they would survive being run over too. Luckily at the very last possible second the car veered into the other lane barely missing another car and was able to keep from crashing head-on into the wrecked car and my unsuspecting husband.
Around this time ems arrived and within a few minutes the person in the car was awake and able to speak with them. After dealing with the police and watching them do their investigation finally around 1 AM we were allowed to leave and go home.
The entire way home all I could think about was what if she has kids or a husband or family and they have no idea where she is or what happened to her.
To say I thanked God that night would be a total understatement. We were very fortunate and I know for a fact that the lord was guiding our steps. Had we been a few seconds behind I may not be here today.
Honestly how many times do we get into our vehicles and drive without a care in the world but the reality is every single time could be your last. This situation has really made me look at my life and wonder if I am really living each day to the fullest or if I am just going through the motions.
If I had no tomorrow would I be satisfied with my life? Would God be satisfied with it? Would my daughter know how very much I love her and that her very existence is the reason I breathe? Would my husband know that he is the very best thing that has ever happened to me and I love him more than anything on this earth?
Do your loved ones know how you feel? If today was the last day would you live it like every other day or would you make it great?
This has truly shown me that I want to make every day count and I want my family to know without a doubt that they are my everything. So kiss your babies and love like there is no tomorrow!