We had a house guest last week! Can I just say how nice it was to have a pretty guest room? It's crazy what a coat of paint can do to a space. But, back to our house guest. M's littlest sister, who isn't little at all, came to visit us for a while. 

The kids were over the moon to have some one-on-one time with their aunt. She basically spoiled them with love and we did our best to play tourist guide for her!


The guest bedroom has been a mess for weeks. It's become a catch-all room with everything going on in the house. Once we had the carpet ripped up and replaced with hardwoods, we put the rest of the house together and just overlooked this room.

Manny's sister decided to fly in to visit this week so we had one weekend to get it in guest-ready shape! And, I'm always pretty excited to tackle weekend projects in the form of room make-overs!

THE FOURTH \\ 2017

I hope you guys enjoyed your holiday!

We're usually away in North Carolina or New York for the fourth so it was fun to just stay home and hang out together. 

It's been HOT. The heat is really kicking in this week, so we decided the pool was the place to be. We spent most of the day at the pool. The kids were just happy to dive in and splash around and snack on watermelon. Then, we headed home to throw together dinner. The kids were wiped from the pool and ended up napping. It was like their very own independence day gift to us, ha!


It's the middle of a long holiday weekend and we're soaking it all up. There's watermelon chilling in the refrigerator, red, white, + blue outfits waiting to be worn, and a fireworks celebration on the calendar! And, I'm pretty sure our night is going to end poolside.

This weekend has been house-update central. We're painting the guest room and freshening it up. Manny's sister is spending some time with us this month and we want the space to feel bright + welcome! And, we finished up a slew of other projects around the house as well.

Can you believe it's July already? Enjoy summer you guys, because it's going by in a blink.