Finally Friday! I feel like parts of this week have just dragged by while others have flown and I’m so ready for the weekend. It’s going to be another super busy one so I’m sure it won’t be long enough but weekends rarely are anyway regardless of how much we have going on.
1 – Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary! Some of the high points over the last five years: adopting our 2 dogs, buying our first house, tearing apart half of that house, putting less than half of it back together, 2 amazing cruises, tons of great memories with family and friends, and expecting our first child. It’s been the best five years and we’re excited for what’s to come.
2 – I’m probably jinxing this, but I think the weather might finally be starting to turn. After this weekend it looks like we’re clear of the 80-whatever degree weather and I’m so freaking ready. Boots and flannel on standby!
3 – I have been dragging out decorating for Halloween this year which is unlike me. Most of our decorations are out but we’re still missing a few key elements in our yard which we need to put out this weekend. We added a couple of new things this year though and they are so cool! I bought a holiday projector from Home Depot during their Christmas in July sale a few months back and I’m a little bit obsessed with it. It came pre-loaded with a bunch of different Halloween and Christmas videos but you can also load up your own. A few of the Halloween options kind of freak me out so we’ve been sticking with the least scary ones. You just set up the provided screen on your window (or wherever you want it) and play whichever scene you want (or you can load multiple scenes and they’ll cycle through). I don’t have a great picture but here’s a blurry take of my favorite: dancing skeletons.
We also set up an outdoor slide projector:
And here’s a shot of our Halloween porch:
We picked up that witch for a steal from Home Depot last year the day after Halloween! We also just ordered more skulls to put throughout the pumpkins and they should be delivered today.
4 – Last night was the first night this week that we didn’t work in the nursery. We did get the dresser moved upstairs though with the help of our friend Nick (thanks again!) so it’s ready to be refinished. We decided to refinish it in the room instead of fighting humidity and sawdust in the garage or cat/dog fur everywhere else in the house. The dresser is the biggest thing on the list for this week for the One Room Challenge so hopefully it goes smoothly. I was planning on tackling it with lots of fans, open windows, and a mask but after checking out the VOC levels this morning, it looks like Kyle is going to have to manage this one.
5 – Speaking of the dresser, I ordered the prettiest Rifle Paper Co. paper to replace the drawers liners. I mean, c’mon!
I already know I didn’t order enough so I need to figure out how much more I’ll need. The only other thing I have to figure out is how to make up the difference between the size of the paper and the size of the drawers. The paper is only sold in one size and it’s just a little short width wise but I don’t want that to keep me from using it so I’ll need to get creative.
Cheers to another weekend!