Monday, May 2, 2016

Weekend Recap - Twirly Edition

Friday morning started off with a little magic wand action :)


Bright and early on Saturday morning we headed to Playstreet Museum McKinney for the Matilda Jane event for Manda!

Playstreet Museum just opened a location in McKinney (right at Custer and Stonebridge if you're local!) and the sweet owner donated the space to us for the event which was AMAZING!!! If you've never been to Playstreet you need to check it out ASAP!


Here's a quick little video of our morning ;)




We had so much fun shopping, playing and talking.  Between the in person show and the online orders we were able to donate over $2500 to Manda - including a FABULOUS wardrobe for her sweet girl!  


Thank you so much for the prayers, love and support for Manda and her family!


Life is HARD and sometimes it's fun to spend some time just chatting, eating donuts and looking at cute clothes :)  

Best. Girlfriends. Ever.

Also, maybe the first time EVER I was the tallest one in a group pic!  YAY for big wedges! hahaha


So.... this is where our day got really interesting.  While we were at the party our house was being inspected.  We ran a couple of errands after the party and got home just as the inspection was ending.   
We settled in and as I was making lunch my realtor called me to tell me that the inspector suspected we had a gas leak at our water heater.  I called the non-emergency number for the fire department, explained the situation and the dispatcher said they'd send someone out to look at it.  Next thing I know there are three firemen at my door and a firetruck parked in front of my house. 

I was snapping a picture of the ruckus that was happening to send to my realtor (so she could assure the buyers that we were handling the situation. hahaha) and I happened to catch GG coming around the corner seeing the firemen for the first time :)  I about DIED when I saw the picture! hahaha

They couldn't find a leak and so the kids sat down for lunch.  A couple of minutes later they were telling us we had to leave the house because they detected a TEENY tiny bit of gas leaking from where the water heater connected to the gas line.   They would pick up a reading and then it would go away... that's how minimal it was.   Crazy!



As I was sitting out in the driveway with the kids I called my mom to come hang out with us and was so glad that she was there to help keep me sane.  I had no idea how long we were going to have to hang out in the driveway and we couldn't go back in for shoes, chalk or our lunch. hahahaha

A couple of minutes later they had shut the gas off to our house and we were able to go back in and we called the gas company to see if they could come and fix it before we called a plumber.


Y'all.  I'm sure all firemen are fabulous - but the McKinney FD who came to our house were BEYOND!  Before they left they offered to take my wide-eyed kids for a little tour of the truck, gave them stickers and answered 7000 questions. :)

And they even held Mason's hand.  I die.


"Hey, mom!  Be sure to grab a picture of them by the tires, okay?"
"Yes, sir!"

I love a fireman who appreciates a good photo op. :) hahaha


Just when we thought the whole thing was over the asked the kids if they wanted to ring the bell.  I mean!  


Later that afternoon the gas company was able to come out, tighten the valve and turn our gas back on.  We are so thankful that it wasn't anything more serious!

The boys went to Gibi and Haha's house to ride scooters and Griffin and I headed to Weirs to finalize our furniture selections.  Griffin was so good!!!  Taking a toddler to a furniture store sounds like a recipe for disaster, but she was AWESOME!  She tagged right along with me and the salesman and played on her kindle and snacked on popcorn while we finalized everything. 

The sweet floor manager, Cheryl, even took her to pick out candy from their general store.  Griffin wants to go back to furniture shop ASAP :)



On Friday I was talking about mixing and matching brown and black and after reading all of your comments I totally jumped on board.  I ditched the original TV console I had picked out and went with this one instead...


... and I think it's going to look great with the kitchen table I ordered from National Rustic.

I ordered this table...


But in this finish...



It's going to have 5 chairs and a bench and I can't wait for all the memories we're going to create around it!  (Plus I mixed and matched chairs! EEEK!!!)

Another piece I'm really excited about is this console table and coordinating desk I got the for office.  Since all of our office furniture is currently built I was excited to pick out something new.


World Market was doing a big 30% off sale this weekend (it ends TODAY!!!) and so I was able to grab a few other pieces as well.  

I got this rug for the playroom upstairs and I absolutely LOVE all of the colors!  Our leather couch will go up there and I picked up a few pillows to pull out some of the colors in the rug. 


I also grabbed this mirror for above the fireplace (so black island, kitchen table, mirror and media console! LOVE!)...


... these towels for the master bath...


 ... these lamps for the office...


... and this table to use as a sofa table behind the sectional.  Doesn't it look just like Restoration Hardware?


After a crazy busy day we wrapped up the evening with some Mario Kart ;)


Sunday morning I was up before 6:00 to start packing.  Since the inspection was over I was ready to rip off the bandaid and dive headfirst into full-on packing.  This is my "I'm heading to Home Depot again face". hahaha


I packed up the entire office (which was a huge job!) and worked on taking everything off the walls including my beloved Sid Dickens tiles.



My trusty assistant!


I got them all packed up and managed to pack up all of our beach towels at the same time!  




While I was busy packing, this girl was doing this...


 At the end of the day, I finished the office, packed up several cabinets from the kitchen, the hall closet, hall bath and several boxes of decor.



 It was a crazy and productive weekend and I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that we really only have two weekends left in this house!

Happy Monday, friends!  Hoping that your weekend was way more relaxing than mine ;)

PS - This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on a link and purchase an item I may receive a small commission.  THANK YOU so much for supporting the blog! Love y'all!

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  1. Girl, you got some goodies!! I can't wait to see everything in your new house!

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    1. Me too! I feel like I've ripped the moving bandaid off and now I just want to get my hands on the new place :)

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  2. Great choices with the new decor. I can't wait to see how you transform your new home. Firemen pictures were adorable. Have a great week :)

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm telling you what - the kids days were MADE by those firemen!

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  3. You had one busy, productive weekend!! Lots of caffeine today :) God bless firemen!

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  4. I just love my girlfriends. So blessed to go through the ups and downs of life with you girls. xo

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  5. Glad you event was such a success! Praying for your friend.

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  6. Great choices, girl!! I can't wait to see all of this furniture in the new house!! Xo

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  7. Isn't it so fun picking out new furniture for a new house?? I love everything you picked out and cannot wait to see it in your new house! And I love that y'all raised so much money for Manda! She is so loved!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    1. Intimidating and super fun and overwhelming and all the feels :) hahaha I'm excited to get it all put together and see if it looks like it does in my head! And we LOVE us some Manda!

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  8. We have a black brown mix too! I love it, with the light bluish/gray paint color it totally pops. I really want a white table, but 6 year old boy ;-)

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  9. Weir's is definitely one of my happy places. Can't wait to see all of those awesome new pieces in the new house!!!!!

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    1. I might host our next girls night at Weirs :) Candy, popcorn, comfy couches... what more do we need??? hahahaha

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  10. I love all of your finds!! We have the World Market console table and it is one of my very favorite pieces of furniture. You will love it I am sure!!

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    1. YAY! So glad to hear that you love it! I'm super excited about it and still can't get over the price point!

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  11. I love that you embraced the brown and black theme. It's going to look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I totally ran with it. hahaha Hopefully it looks as good in real life as it does in my head :)

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  12. Hi! I'm wondering where Erika and Manda's shirts are from in the group photo... they're both really cute tops! :) Thanks!

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    1. I'll ask them and will let you know :)

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    3. Just curious if you ever found out where their shirts were from, I LOVE the one in the niddle...soooooo cute!! Thanks for sharing your sweet family with us too!!

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  13. That picture of GG & the firemen! Love!

    Love the new furniture. You have such great taste. I love your decorating style. Can't wait to see pics of it all in the new house! These two weeks will fly by for you.

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! It was a fun moment that I happened to capture :)

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  14. We have a kitchen table with a bench and we love it!!!! So great for kids. Looks like you got some great stuff....those lamps are fab too :)

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    1. YAY! I figured it would be good for cramming lots of kids onto :) hahaha

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  15. I just adore following you on snapchat and seeing your sweet family! It warms my heart! I saw your camera strap the other day on a picture and was wondering if you had any suggestions on where to get cute straps?!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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    1. YAY! I am LOVING snapchat! I think I might be an oversnapper :) hahaha And my strap is from Nena and Co.

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  16. So exciting furnishing a new house!! EEEEK! I can't wait to see it all come together!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsay! I'm excited to get my hands on the new place!

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  17. Well, that was an exciting weekend!;) Love the fireman pics and so looking forward to seeing all the new decor in the new house. BTW, I appreciate when you post the links. I bought a set of those towels for our master bath too:).

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    1. YAY! So glad you found something you loved!

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  18. LOVE all your World Market picks and I'm seriously beyond excited I popped over here to see them. I've had that console table in my cart 4-EVER...pulled the trigger and score they have it in stock here so no surcharge. Yea! The picks of GG with the fireman...be still.

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    1. YAY!!! We're going to be table twinning! :) hahaha

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  19. That first picture is just absolutely adorable!

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    1. Thank you! I hope the days of princess play shoes never end :)

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  20. You are on the ball! I do have to say that I had no trouble packing, but the unpacking....I feel like it never ends! And it hasn't since a lot of the boxes are still in my garage! Oops!

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    1. Oh, girl. I can only imagine. My plan is to have everything put in the garage and then bring it in box by box... we'll see how long it takes me! hahaha

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  21. Oh....and send some of those hottie firemen my way! Please and thanks!

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    1. All you need is a gas leak! hahaha Totally kidding!

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  22. Way to go letting your daughter be in the way of the firemen trying to help you. Mom of the year again!

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    1. This is awful :( why be so relentless with her? Just read another blog.

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    2. Andrea, I know that you started this blog as a means of scrap booking, so to speak, the joys of your children's childhood. I wonder if these negative comments will detract from the joy that they may one day have when they go back to read and see the comments. As a blogger mom, I'm sure that you struggle with that. Perhaps the bigger message that you are showing your kiddos is to take the good with the bad :-)

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    3. Oh Anonymous - sadly, here you are AGAIN. Clearly she said Griffin was coming 'around the corner'(out of another room I assume since there appears to be another doorway).
      Your continual attempts at senseless hostility on this blog only highlights your own bigotry. I bet you're not much different in real life.
      Good grief, go troll elsewhere.
      Ricki


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    4. Liz and Anonymous #2 ;) Thanks, girls! People LOOOOOVE to make assumptions which is totally fine. They can assume all they want. Not sure why they insist on coming her to post their conjecture - but oh, well.

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  23. The girl beside you in the picture...I need to know where her black and white striped dress is from!!! I love it!!!

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  24. That sofa table from world market is so great!! Its been one of my favorite purchases!

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    1. YAY! I'm so glad you like it! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  25. Also, THANK YOU for the word market links! I find so many things through what you post and feel like giving you some sort of commission is the least I can do when I get so much home/teacher/mom inspiration and encouragement from you.

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    1. Awwww! Thank you! So glad you've been finding things that you like! I appreciate you!!!

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  26. It sounds like you had an exciting day! Love the pictures with the fireman...too funny!

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  27. I seriously don't get it? This anonymous person is seriously nuts. I'm guessing that this person is incredibly envious of you Andrea. I have three girls (ages 1 1/2-6) and am lucky to stay at home with them... And I'm in awe of you and all that you do while working full time... At a job that you seem to truly love and that truly makes a different in other kids lives. And you also take the time to make life fun for your kids. You have what seems like an amazing support system with your parents so close and an amazing set of girlfriends. And the biggest thing that I love is that You love God. I'm annoyed with "anonymous" and their jealous and simply mean comments. Who chooses to live their life to just be that mean person?! It's sad and pathetic. Keep living your life Andrea... You are awesome and you and your husband work hard for all that you have! And "anonymous" go get your own life and stop criticizing Andrea's.

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    1. Thanks, Ciara!!! I always chuckle because I've been told often, "you put yourself out there... so you have to be prepared to be judged and scrutinized based on what you post"... well, it goes both ways. I take little to no credence to the nasty "anonymous" comments because based on what they post online they're petty, rude and not the kind of people whose opinions I value.

      Thanks for your kind words!!!

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  28. Can you tell me what program you use to make you video slideshows?

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