Five on Friday

Happy happy Friday! I know I sound like a broken record, but weekends are so much more exciting when it actually means a day off from work. And, now that we are in our own house, I am really enjoying the opportunity to organize, cook, and just do errands for things like toilet paper for my own space. It’s the little things, guys. Our weekend may include things like picking rocks from our yard, but I’m okay with that because it means I am one step closer to having grass instead of dirt. Yay!

1. House Closing
We officially close on our house today!! We have been moved in now for two weeks, but the bank likes to take their time on things and so today we sign all of the papers to roll our construction loan into our home loan. I am so excited to be DONE with the process, and while I don’t exactly like handing over my paychecks to cover a mortgage, I am excited to finally establish some more structure in our spending and be able to plan more on a fixed number. After a summer of covering heating and plumbing costs out of pocket (which did save us money in the long run) and writing out random paychecks for kitchen sinks, a scheduled, anticipated monthly payment doesn’t sound too bad. That, and the fact that the house is officially totally 100% OURS after today!

2. Old Navy Sale
You all know by now that I love a good sale at Old Navy. I desperately need some new pants for work (all of the hems on mine are falling out or torn up from years of use. Unfortunately, the pants I have been eyeing up were ‘Everyday Steals’, which all of you ON shoppers know means that it basically isn’t eligible for any of their sales. So yesterday, I got an e-mail announcing 40% off everything, no exclusions. You better believe I ordered up five new pairs of pants that I am hoping will be great to add to my work wardrobe. I bought this classic pair, as well as this fun option of the same style in black dots. And, I am trying out these rockstar jeans in a few different colors, perfect for fall and also okay to wear to work! And, I made the decision and to be able to wear both on the weekends and to work, I went with this option for a blush pair. So excited! The sale runs through Sunday night, so if you have had your eye on anything there, don’t miss it, because it’s a good one!

3. Snapchat
You guys. I haven’t been on Snapchat for probably two years or so. I just could never get into it. Now though, it is so fun to see other bloggers on their, and I love getting more of a ‘real life’ look on people. Filtered pictures are great, but sometimes I think it is so cool just to even hear the voice or see the mannerisms of these people that we follow. Anyone else feel the same way? Also, the last time I used it there weren’t filters, and I can’t stop won’t stop using them. LOVE IT.

4. Bath and Body Hand Soap
It was done yesterday, but this week Bath and Body Works had 6 for $18 hand soaps, and I was all. over. it. I had a coupon for 20% off on top of it, so each soap came out to only being like $2.25! Now that I have three bathrooms and a kitchen, I realized I need a lot more soap! My absolute favorite lately is the black cherry merlot, but there are so many delicious vanilla scents right now, that are just decadent and smell like warm coziness. You know you are adulating hard when you get excited about hand soap.

5. Chalkboards
For those of you that missed it, I did a 2 year update on Jackson earlier this week. And figured I would share a pile of the outtakes from our little photoshoot to explain why the monthly chalkboards are no longer a ‘thing’ once the kids hit toddler age. I mean, I gave him the chalk, so I have no one to blame but myself…

With that, happy Friday! We are off to enjoy a weekend of cooler temps, hopefully some solo gym time (if the babies cooperate), and more organization of the new house!

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  • Reply
    Amy
    August 26, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Happy Friday! Hope you gwr lots of organizing done!

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    August 26, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on the ON sale. I need to get my girls some Fall clothes. I love Bath and Body works hand soaps and candles. I will check them out this week!! Have a great weekend.

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    Laura Yoder
    August 28, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Congrats on closing – so exciting!!!

    Laura
    http://www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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    Laura Darling
    August 29, 2016 at 1:30 am

    CONGRATS on the house! So exciting! Black cherry merlot is the best. I got it as a gift last year and now it's the only soap I want in my house!

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    Sarah
    September 8, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Yay for closing! Hope it went well!

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