High five for Friday

Friday, August 8, 2014

One | My  husband and I got away to Minneapolis for the night for a Twins game! As much as we love our little boy, it's so fun when it's just the two of us!

Two | Last Saturday one of my very best friends, Katie, came to spend the day with Colton and I.  It was so much fun.  Gosh I miss spending time with her on a regular basis. She is one of the best people I know. :)

Three | We got a really good rain!  While that doesn't sound ideal to some, it is when your livelihood is focused on agriculture. We should get a few more bushels of corn and beans per acre by the time harvest rolls around.

Four | I finally made progress on getting things hung on my living room walls.  I have a ways to go but progress is always good.  You can follow me on Instagram (@beth_dydblog) or Facebook to see those quick updates.

Five | Now that I am 7+ weeks into motherhood I think I've got it figured out how to be a mom and keep up with things around the house. Yep, I'm still that person who likes to have a neat house, even though we have a baby...





House tour: dining room

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A tour of my home, post renovation continues and today you get a look at our dining room.  Don't let the pictures fool you, it's not that big but it does have all of the features I wanted when we re-thought our dining space.  Our objective was to be able to fit a table that would fit up to 8 people and be open to our living space and kitchen.  Plus, I wanted it to be bright and feel big even though there aren't a lot of square feet. With our new, open, floor plan we can also set up another table when we have large groups of people.
I included source for the items you see in our space at the end of this post.

This is the view from the kitchen.  You can (kind of) see that we have a breakfast bar which is where Adam and I usually eat. We'll move to the dining room table once Colton is eating with us. 

This is one of my favorite things to have framed.  It is a coaster from the restaurant we ate at the night we got engaged! 
I'm still in the process of adding some artwork.  I just need to find the right thing - I have an idea so stay tuned...

I love how this room turned out.  I can sit at this table reading a magazine and drinking a cup of coffee in the morning as the sunlight pours in. It's also become to perfect place to visit with friends.  Sitting around a table to have a conversation creates such a sense of unity.

Sources
Table - Homemakers Furniture (Des Moines)
Bistro Chairs - Overstock.com
Console table - Target
Pendant Lights - West Elm
Lighting Track - Lowes
Plates - Target
Yellow Flowers - Walmart
Vase - Old
Art - DIY


Other House Tour Posts:
Guest bedroom

This little piggy got a makeover

Monday, August 4, 2014

Isn't he cute?! I found this gem in TJ Maxx last week and knew it had to come home with me. (I am always looking for interesting pieces to add to our home.) 

The trouble was he was bronze and blended in with my furniture. For $6.99 I thought I'd take the risk and paint it. So, this little piggy got a makeover using Krylon metallic silver spray paint. I'm satisfied with the result.

Moral of the story, if you like an item but aren't satisfied with the color, it's ok to update it! Instead of thinking "it wont work" think about how you can make it work! 

High five for Friday

Friday, August 1, 2014

One | Colton will be six weeks old tomorrow and his little personality is forming. He's getting so fun!

Two | My favorite pair of jeans fit again! I still have about 10 lbs to lose to get back to pre-baby weight but progress is being made.

Three | I got to have lunch with a friend this week that I hadn't seen in a long time. It was so great to catch up!
Four | My favorite K-cups were on sale at the grocery store yesterday! They went into my cart without a second thought! :)

Five | I had a couple of good days of little DIY projects this week. Some may show up on the blog soon.

Hope you all had a great week and fun plans scheduled for the weekend ahead!
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