January 7, 2013

New Around Here

So, so happy to be back here on the blog with you guys! I took some time away from the screen to enjoy time with the fam. It. Was. Fantastic. Spending the entire day with my girls without having to worry about posts and projects was an entirely new world. That being said, I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss this little blog of mine :)

I’d originally planned to just take the week of Christmas, but then life happened. Zoey ended up in the emergency room after having a high fever induced seizure. Most terrifying day of my life. But that’s maybe a post for another day.. or not at all. We’ll see. All is good now though, no worries :)

On a much lighter note, you guys haven’t peeked into our home in over two weeks and I’m dying to spill the beans. Nothing too major, but a few small additions that I’m still drooling over. Lets just jump right into it!

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1- I made two separate trips to Home Goods since we last checked in, and I didn’t leave empty handed either time. We were in the area on the first trip (without kiddos) so Ricky and I popped in for a promised “5 minute browse”. Which happened, because the minute I saw this beauty I bolted to the checkout line. Do you ever find a product you love and then check over both your shoulders to make sure no one else sees what you’ve found? Yea, that happened. And if you love ceramic stools the way that I do, then you know that similar versions can run up to $300 and the least expensive version I’ve seen still runs just under $100. This babe was $50. Done. Deal. Perfect for beside our living room sectional to drop an extra drink, book, or (if you’re two) to actually use as a drum ;)

2- Now, the second trip to Home Goods I was alone. Never good. You really can’t trust me in that store. Which is why I came home with a second one. Ok, ok, I know. Another ceramic stool? But you have no idea how long I have been stalking Home Goods for a ceramic stool of any kind, and to find one in the top two colors I wanted was just too good to pass up. And seriously.. If the stool didn’t want to be purchased, then it wouldn’t have yelled to me from across the store. Plain and simple. And I actually like this one more than the first, so I was able to justify the slightly higher price of $69. (similar version here marked down from $300 to $150)

3- Buying anything over $100 usually takes some serious contemplating for me. Especially on something that will be used solely to please my little design and organizing heart. Which is exactly why I’ve been going back on forth on the purchase of the Silhouette Cameo for months. In the end, I just couldn’t justify spending the money when we’re still dishing out $30 for friggin’ baby formula. So, when my hubs extremely generous dad surprised me with it on Christmas morning.. well, you can imagine my excitement. You guys. This is the mack daddy of electronic cutting. I foresee some serious labeling going on around here. This will not be the last time this guy makes an appearance on the blog.

4- If you follow me on twitter than you may have gotten a sneak peek at the next item on the agenda. An owl cookie jar. How can something so small consume so much of my love? I kid, but seriously. This thing is adorbs. I had a leftover gift card to West Elm from my birthday (thanks ma!), so this guy was f-r-e-e. Holla.

5- Anxious does not even begin to describe how I feel about reworking our entryway. I’ll probably only mention it 30-40 more times before it actually happens, but for any newbies, we’re planning an addition to our home this spring-summer, which will include a larger, main living area. What that means for the current living room- no more office space, no more sofa in the middle of the room, and less rooms suffocating from too much furniture. This is where our plans to work some function into the entryway come into play! This fantastic (and huge- 34″x14″) boot tray will be the perfect landing spot for wet shoes and muddy boots, which we never have a short of thanks to Ricky. Wiring brand new homes on sites surrounded by nothing other than mud can bring home a serious mess. Is it just me, or there something seriously sexy about a man coming home from a long day covered in sweat and dirt? Feel free not to answer that.

6- The last buy was sort of on a whim. Well, we’ve been looking for a better functioning option for the eggs in the refrigerator, and these adorable egg crates from World Market were only $5.99. So, naturally, I ordered two. One yellow and one white. One for the actual eggs and a second for holding my jewelry in the bedroom.

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20 thoughts on “New Around Here

  1. Lisa

    I’ve never commented before, but wanted to sympathize with you about the febrile seizure. My daughter had one last summer and it was terrifying. We were shaken up for quite awhile after that. I’m glad that all is well now :)

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Lisa,

      So sorry to hear you went through a similar situation with your daughter. We’re still trying to move past it as well. Just thankful for healthy children now :)

      xo
      Jessie

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      We haven’t posted any floor plans just yet! Definitely a post coming in the near future though :)

      Jessie

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  2. bridget

    oh so scary your poor lil girl, glad to hear she is better. also just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog, you have great style.

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  3. Stacey

    My little guy had a febrile seizure almost a year ago at 2 1/2. Very scary; I totally sympathize. We have been fortunate that he has never had another, although he has had other fevers since. It’ll be scary with every fever for a while but it will get better. (I’d suggest keeping Advil or Tylenol on hand – like in your purse! – for a quick dose if needed, even if just for peace of mind.) Sorry to hear about your scary day. I’ve been enjoying your blog since it was featured on YHL. Take care!

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Stacey,

      So sorry to hear about your little one. It’s very uplifting to hear that he hasn’t suffered another one though. I hope Zoey is as fortunate. Keeping tylenol in my purse is the best advice I’ve heard yet, thank you so much!

      xo,
      Jessie

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  4. Amanda Ross

    Oh Jessie :( I really hope Zoe is ok. I can not imagine how scary that must have been. I hope you had a great break and hope your little miss is feeling better soon xxxx MISSED YOU HEAPS!

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Thanks Amanda,

      Zoey is doing great :) Completely back to her normal self, no worries! Glad to be back too!

      xo,
      Jessie

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  5. amanda

    I as well love ceramic stools. I purchased one last yr on clearance from Homegoods ( which they have remodeled the Florence store…..awesome btw!). It is in our living room…Bill calls in the Lord of the Rings table! I love it and refuse to move it!

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Ohhh, I’ll have to check that Homegoods out! Haven’t been to that location in about a year. Hold your ground with Billy, haha! :)

      Jessie

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  6. Laura

    My daughter has had a couple of febrile seizures and they are so scary. Luckily, the second time I kinda knew what was happening, but it still wasn’t fun.

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  7. Becky @ preparingforpeanut.com

    I’m SO sorry to hear about your ER trip…I can’t imagine how terrifying that was. Glad she is ok! On the flip side, my husband also surprised me with a silhouette cameo!!! I can’t believe it, I was actually a little mad at first cause it is such a huge gift!! But I can’t wait to try it out…I don’t know what to make first!!! (Too bad I didn’t have it while cutting out all of my sons birthdaydecorations by hand!!)

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