Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to all of my U.S. friends and happy Monday to everyone! Jimmy and I have today off of work, so we’ve had a pretty relaxed morning (aside from Mavis waking us up at 4:00 AM to go to the bathroom ;)).

We just walked inside from our garden, which is nearing its end. Sad! We picked some San Marzano tomatoes, swiss chard, green beans, and a zucchini.

San Marzano tomatoes and swiss chard

I’m currently eating pumpkin spice Cheerios because I found them at Target the other day! I had them for the first time last year and really enjoyed them.

I also grabbed some Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea (if you haven’t tried this, I highly recommend it!) and popped into Bath and Body Works to get my mother-in-law a candle and wallflowers for her birthday.

Pumpkin spice Cheerios, Sugar cookie sleigh ride tea, and bath and body works fall candle and wallflowers

You know how I mentioned my family thinks my name should be Daisy instead of Allie? Well, my parents went on vacation to the Outer Banks last week and picked up a hat for me from the local Life is Good store because they said it reminded me of them. Thanks mom and dad 🙂

Life is Good Daisy hat

Speaking of the Outer Banks, my brother and sister-in-law also went with my parents on vacation and brought their two retrievers, Jax and Moses. My brother sent me this picture and I just love it! They look so happy 🙂

English cream retriever and golden retriever on the beach in the Outer Banks North Carolina

Moses is an English Cream Retriever and Jax is a Golden Retriever!

It was a little chilly here in Pittsburgh this morning and Mavis was hanging out in the kitchen with me and fell asleep. She was shivering in her sleep, so I covered her with a kitchen towel. Five minutes later, Malcolm woke her up and somehow ended up with the towel, ha!

Cocker Spaniel puppy cuddled under towel with toy

Cocker spaniel puppy and black cat

It’s so weird to think that Mavis will be bigger than Malcolm soon!

Well, I better get my day started. Jimmy and I are taking Mavis to her puppy training class today!

How was your weekend?
Are you ready for fall?

Bathroom Renovation Update

We are approaching the finish line on the bathroom renovation! After Jimmy and I picked out towel racks, a toilet paper holder, and towel hooks together at Lowe’s on Saturday, he installed them along with a vent cover. I also bought a rug a few weeks ago. It’s nubby and gray and I love it 🙂

bathroom bathroom-2 bathroom-3

We only have a few more finishing touches to do, which include a possible second coat of paint, purchasing a toothbrush holder, and installing a new fan. It’s really starting to come together! I’m glad we went with the green/purple/gray color theme. It feels like a mix of calm and energizing and nature all in one. That totally made sense, right?

I have to say, every time Jimmy and I work on house projects together he continually amazes me. I am incredibly blessed to have such an intelligent, handy husband who works hard.

We are already plotting out more renovations as money allows. Next on the list? Finishing the closet room, refurbishing a bookshelf, painting the office (I’m still trying to convince Jimmy that at least one wall should be coral, ha), and refinishing our kitchen cabinets.

Well, I’m off to get ready for the day! I have work, two dogs to pet sit, and my sister-in-law and I are hanging out tonight. Can’t wait!

How was your weekend?

Ours was a mix of relaxing and productivity. We had grand plans to go to a car show and see Storks at the movie theater, but worked on the bathroom, watched the season premier of Gold Rush (well, Jimmy watched it and I fell asleep before it even started… eek!), and cleaned the house.