Sunday, June 18, 2017

Summer Outdoor Living Tour

PILLOW THOUGHT HOME
OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

If you are new & coming from Egg Shell Home
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here!!
At the end of this post you’ll be able to continue the tour
by clicking on each bloggers picture.


I joined forces with some amazing girls to share with all of you
our Outdoor Living Spaces to hopefully
inspire you in your own backyards!  

We first started on our Outdoor Living Space last year mid Spring!
It's one of our favorite spaces in our home
and the Spring time outdoors is the best here in Texas!!
The heat wave is moving in fast for summer but we
soak in every minute of this space when we can!

I fell hard for the industrial vibe for our outdoor space!
Having succulents & faux succulents
have also been a key component while decorating
since we do live in Texas ;)

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll answer them in the comments
or I'll do an insta-story replying over on Pillow Thought Home instagram's page!

SIDE NOTE:
I also snuck in a picture of our lowered trampoline
that I always get a ton of questions about!
I stole this idea from a friend of ours,
All you do is take the center poles out of the a regular sized
trampoline and it lowers it down to the ground!
It has been so perfect for my two girls (6&2)
-especially my 2 year old!

Warning, the more amount of kids on the trampoline (or more weight)
on the trampoline, the more likely they will hit the ground..
BUT my two girls don't hit the ground while they play
so we have absolutely LOVED having it lowered!






Be sure to follow along over on Pinterest too!


SHOP THE LOOK


Our fan is currently out of stock but this is a similar
look that has three different finishes.
 
Black Fan



Don't Forget to head over to the rest of
THE OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES BY THESE TALENTED LADIES!

Alyse Warren


Egg Shell Home


 Gather in Grace

Jane at Home



Greenspring Home


Tuft and Trim


SO MUCH OUTDOOR LIVING INSPIRATION!
Feel Free to head on over to,
Tuft and Trim to continue the tour!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Netflix May Favorites

I don't know what we would do without our Netflix!

Me and Tyson usually have shows on our dvr.. but our seasons that we were watching are pretty much done and that's kind of our go-to once we put the kids to bed is we will watch a show together.. Well we got hooked on American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson.. you guys that one was a good one!! I literally can't believe he was not convicted!! But when that ended we were in search of a new show. I don't love suspense and scary or anything that leaves me feeling icky haha so I shut down most of the recommendations we had from friends.. I can handle a little bit.. but in doses.. So Longmire was a good meet in the middle.. and what we are currently on!



Netflix for Kids

Zoey's Picks (age: 2 1/2):
Word Party 
Hi-5 House
Life of Pets
Finding Dory 
Barney
Pete's Dragon

Lexi's Picks (age: almost 7):
Jessie-- both my girls never get sick of that show!
BUNK'D
Lego Friends
Project MC2
Blank Check
I started Anne with an E with her,
I haven't been watching to really regulate but I noticed
she has kept putting that one on!
Hopefully it's a good one and follows after Anne of Green Gables ;)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

10 & 11 Year Anniversary

So last year I totally forgot to post about our 10 year anniversary.. We had such a fun little get away to Mexico courtesy of Tyson's work retreat that just happened to land right around our anniversary! It was such a fun time getting away without the kids... my sweet parents watched them both of these trips... but I will recap on our 10 Year Anniversary trip to Mexico first!
We did lots of snorkeling, zipline, and a spa day!!




















Just a little moment to brag on how amazing my husband is, I don't know anyone stronger and more capable of overcoming all the obstacles he has in his life.. but he leaves me a pretty proud wife on a daily basis these days!!
PS this is the CEO of the company he works for & it makes my heart happy
just to know someone else recognizes how talented he is!!






Pretty sure we need another one of these trips pronto!!!


Our 11 Year Anniversary (this year) we stayed local and headed Waco & Austin for a couple of days! We left early Friday morning and made our first stop in Waco to go to Magnolia.. we got there around when it opened and it was the perfect time! Not too crowded and not too busy! I got to shop around in the stores without tons of people so that was nice! After we shopped we happened to have some of our friends/neighbors there with us! We got cupcakes & these watermelon drinks from the food trucks and just enjoyed some relaxation on the lawn.. kidless!! haha We hit up one more store (The Findery) on our way out and I was actually more in love with the stuff they had! We then got on the road and headed to Austin! We had dinner at The Oasis on Lake Travis! It literally is the only reason why I decided on this weekend getaway.. and it was even more gorgeous in person!! Such a fun place to go for our anniversary dinner! Food wasn't anything amazing but that's not why we really went! ;) They also sell lockets you can put on the fence, so we got our own and put our name and anniversary date on it! Hopefully we will take another trip back with the girls! We ended up staying the night Lakeway Resort & Spa and then woke up early the next morning to check out the Hamilton Pools! That's another place we wanted to go back with the girls and do it on a day we could swim there! After that we headed to lunch at a bbq place Ty has been wanting to check out called Salt Lick BBQ another gorgeous scenic place... we have probably had better bbq but it was still worth going to lunch there! We also got there right when it opened at 11 and got seated and got our food right away so that was nice.. once we left there was buses pulling of people and a line had already started! This place gets tons of traffic! It's located by a vineyard and it is seriously so gorgeous out there! After that we got on the road to head back home.. we were suppose to get some crappy weather Saturday evening and we were trying to get back before all the came through. I don't think it ended up being bad at all but ya never know how the Texas storms are going to turn out so better safe than sorry!