32 things that make me happy!

32 things that make me happy!

I saw this on Kim’s blog the other day and knew I wanted to steal it from the moment I read the title 🙂

She got the idea from  Erin and Sarah who are challenging bloggers to sit down and think about some things that make them happy.

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Long Creek Winery and Ranch Giveaway!

Long Creek Winery and Ranch Giveaway!

Happy Friday!

Today I have something fun mainly for my local readers but definitely of interest to everyone since I’m sure many of you enjoy a little vino!

Last weekend we took a short drive up to Oroville to visit Long Creek Winery and Ranch.

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Double Date Night and Cousin Fun!

Double Date Night and Cousin Fun!

Happy Monday folks!

Sort of a dreary one here today and it has been all weekend but that didn’t stop us from enjoying some fun times.  Well, a little fun, a little work but overall a great weekend!  It might have helped that we kicked it all off Friday night with a date night!

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A double date night at that which made it twice the fun!

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Destiny Crossfit

Destiny Crossfit

I promise that my blog won’t become overloaded with Crossfit posts now that I’m loving it.

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MIMM – Sausage and Butternut Squash Casserole

MIMM – Sausage and Butternut Squash Casserole

Happy Monday Friends!

Hope you all had a marvelous weekend.  Despite a rainy one, we had a pretty good weekend so I’m joining Katie and her Marvelous in My Monday link up!

MiMM MIMM #89 Weekend with Date Night, Sister Time, and More!

After a rough couple of weeks I woke up Friday finally feeling back to normal.  Which was great as we had a fun filled day ahead of us.

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Pretty Muddy Entry Giveaway and Paleo Sweet Tooth Winner!

Pretty Muddy Entry Giveaway and Paleo Sweet Tooth Winner!

Hi all!

I’ve been taking a little mental break from technology lately which is always good to do every once in a while.

However, I do like to start my Monday mornings off on a positive note and what better way to do so than to join in with Katie and her Marvelous Monday post!

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Just a few things to brighten my day as well as yours 🙂

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Ready to get “Pretty Muddy?”

Remember last summer when The Hubby and I ran our first mud run together?

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We had a blast but I have to admit I wasn’t sure I’d ever want to participate in another mud run.  It was fun and all but I wanted something with a little more obstacles and a little more challenging.  I decided if I were to do another one I would want it to be with a group as more of a fun team activity.

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What I ate in Sonoma!

What I ate in Sonoma!

Good morning and happy Wednesday!

Since we just got home yesterday from Sonoma, it really feels like Monday today.  I’ll take a Wednesday though!  One more day closer to the weekend 🙂

If you’ve never been to Sonoma and ever have the chance to go I highly recommend it.  It’s an adorable little town west of Napa with cute shops, good food and amazing wine!

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Quick pic on bike ride, gorgeous!

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

I had an entire different post ready to go for today but for some reason it’s missing… Or disappeared… Ugh!  Gotta love technology!

Good thing it’s Friday, perfect for a Five on Friday type of post!

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My Favorite Room and Dimensions Home Decor

My Favorite Room and Dimensions Home Decor

Have I mentioned how much I love our new house?   Even though we’ve still got some work to do, we are really enjoying the extra space and newness to it.  I’ve shared a few pictures of our kitchen, Family room and dining room but I haven’t shared much about my favorite room of the house.  I know you’re probably thinking, “what!?!  The kitchen’s not your favorite?”  Well, as much as I love my kitchen, our living room has stolen my heart.

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We’ve always had a very neutral decor in our house.  Black, white, tan and red.  The hubby doesn’t really like floral prints so I’ve always kept things pretty basic.  Plus, I like the clean, crisp feel of black and white.

However, when we bought this house I knew I wanted to change up our decor a little bit.  I’m not all that great at home decor but I definitely had fun with this one and I think it came together well 🙂

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I found the  light blue velvet couch and yellow striped wing back chairs on a Facebook yard sale page from a woman who staged homes.  I have always wanted wingback chairs so even though they weren’t the exact print I wanted, they were basically brand new and went well with the couch.

Using a blue and yellow color scheme, I went in search of new pillow covers.  Again, I turned to Etsy the mecca of handmade items and found Patricia’s Dimensions Home Decor.  She makes gorgeous pillow covers with so many options to choose from.

PICK 2 Navy Throw Pillow Covers, 22", 20",18", 16", or 14" Navy Blue Throw Pillow, PAIR Navy Pillow Covers Navy Pillow Shams Cushion Cover

 

PICK 3 - 20x20 Pillow Covers Yellow Gray and Off-White Yellow Throw Pillow Cushion Cover Pillow Cover in Yellow Pillow Cover Sham Saffron

After going back and forth between colors and options I finally decided on Laken Rosa Medallion and Saffron Fynn in a pale yellow.

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They are absolutely perfect!   The covers are made of a nice, thick material which were I put over dark throw pillows.  The stitching is impeccable and they were so easy to put on.  I may have overdone it a little with the blue tones by adding in a blue rug and Ikat print blue curtains but I love it!

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I added in a few chalk board painted furniture pieces, an antique shop “Nest” tray and picture of my little man to complete the room.

This has quickly become my favorite place to sit and catch up on blogging while enjoying a cup of tea 🙂

Now make sure to head over to Dimensions Home Decor and pick something out for yourself!

QUESTIONS – 

  • What is your favorite room in your house?  
  • Are you an antique store shopper?  Any amazing finds?  

Disclosure – I received a few pillow covers from Dimensions Home Decor to review along with purchase.  I was not compensated otherwise and all opinions are of my own.  

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