bedroom rug

– the arrival of our gorgeous Annie Selke rugs that make the house feel so much more homey (more on this coming soon!) –

beige belt bag

– a new belt bag that is going to be my bff on some upcoming travels –

mackenzie childs welcome mat

– finally having a home to order my favorite ever welcome mat! –

vintners daughter serum

– trying Vintner’s Daughter for the first time and understanding what all the hype is about –

black leather counter stool

counter stools under $90 that I love, love, love

I am trying to get back in the swing of things on the blog because I really do miss it so much when I have to take a step back for personal crazy life reasons.  It’s been way too long since I shared a Friday’s Five!  We aren’t anywhere near settled in, in fact we haven’t even finished painting, but we do have a few rooms that are starting to feel more complete which is motivating!

Because Christian does have two months off before starting his job in September, I wanted to make sure we had a fun a trip planned other than a few road trips we’re taking.  I think I thought we would be further along by now than we are, but we still left this week for a little journey through Northern Europe.  I’ll be posting more on the blog and sharing my tips for where we’ll be visiting, but I’m hoping we can relax a little and not be too wrapped up in work or house responsibilities while we’re there.

In less exciting news, Christian is still on the hunt to select a car.  We have been a one car family for a little over a year because it takes him a month of research and an excruciating amount of time to make a decision for a big purchase.  If he doesn’t find a car so this carpool situation can end before he starts work, I will lose it.  I appreciate his attention to detail and it’s what makes him so good at his career, but sometimes I’m like… can we not!?  Just choose something!!!  Is anyone else’s significant other this way?

A friendly reminder that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wraps up this Sunday 8/4, so this weekend is the finale to snag any markdowns!  You can find all of my picks and the pieces I bought in the posts underneath the #NSale page at the top of this site.

I’ll be posting throughout our trip so I do have some fun things in store for next week!  Thank y’all so much for reading and being patient during the past few weeks.  I feel like a chicken with my head cut off, but it’s all still so fun and exciting that I’m so grateful.  If settling into our new state and home brings this much chaos, I’ll still take it any day over life on Struggle Street (my longtime girls know what I mean when I talk about Struggle Street!).  Have a beautiful weekend!  XO –

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  1. My fiance takes FOREVER to make decisions- wants to know and inspect every single detail before making any sort of decision (especially a purchase!). I often limit the universe of things he can choose between- otherwise, he’ll never make a decision. Drives me bonkers- some of the time. I know it’s good to be thorough, so I try to embrace it- but it does test my patience every now and then 🙂

  2. Would love to hear your thoughts on Vintner’s! I’ve heard a lot about it but don’t know what sets it apart from the rest!

  3. First, the rug looks SUPER comfy and cozy and I want it! Secondly, I and my mom seriously love you and we hope all is well with moving, the baby and everything else that is going on!

    Heather and Patty

  4. Love your blog, Kathleen. Love this post and the glimpses into your new GA home. Look forward to seeing your adventures in Europe.

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