Lemon trees, light reading, house sneak peek

I am the proud owner of a lemon tree! When I first decided that I wanted a lemon tree, I thought it would be small and petite like the pictures I saw online... sitting on a table. Well, this meyer lemon tree is quite large, it is as tall as me... So it wont be sitting on our table, but it is AWESOME. I was so happy that Brad got me my random request! My sister also went above and beyond and gave me a Kelly Moore camera bag. {I thought I got her a great gift with The Pioneer Woman Cooks!} It is just what I have been needing. Little compartments for all of my lenses and memory cards, its nice and deep, with plenty of room. In. Love. Wow, I am so tacky talking about my gifts. Sorry Yall!

I don't know what it is about summer and wanting to take in a good book. Maybe it was instilled in me during all of those years of excrutiating summer reading, {Animal Farm anyone??} Or maybe it is that I like to read books before they become movies, either way I am deep into The Help and it is GREAT! That Hilly Holbrook is a piece of work, she makes me so mad! I can't wait to see how it ends, then I will see the movie and be disappointed because it is usually nothing like the book. Does anyone else have any good books to recommend?

This month also marks 1 YEAR that we have been living in my parent's basement. What was supposed to be a short 3 month stay has stretched out to be much longer. We are very blessed to have been able to comfortably live here, but it would be an understatement to say that we are REALLY looking forward to getting in to our house. Fingers and toes crossed that we will be in this month. We have had a lot of hold ups with old wiring, older plumbing, and inspections. Hopefully all of that is behind us and the three week countdown we were given will soon be a reality.

Here is a little peek at the formerly heinous hall bathroom. It still has some work to go with the vanity, but it is amazing what a little paint, a new window, new lighting, new ceilings, and crown molding will do! I am still not a huge fan of the wall tile and I am thinking that it will eventually have to be replaced. Has anyone ever done anything to alter existing tile, maybe a glaze? Is it as bad as I am making it out to be?

Speaking of bathrooms, I picked out tile for our new master bathroom last week and it is currently being installed. I went with a neutral square travertine for the shower with a brick inlay accent, and a dark grey/ brown floor tile. I can't wait to see the finished result!

This weekend we will be having a playdate with Gianna and Mrs. Foreste, watching a concert and fireworks in town, and hopefully a lot of relaxing! I hope that everyone has a safe and HAPPY 4th of July!!!


  1. I didn't realize you guys lived in Ga! We just met G & H the other week when we found out they were in town for the summer! If you're ever up for a bloggy meet up let me know. I bet our boys would get along great :)

  2. The house is looking good!!!
    I'm glad to hear you like The Help--I'm going to download that one soon. I just started Water For Elephants (I'll be honest, I wasn't sure if I would like it)--but so far, it's really good!!! If you haven't read it, you might want to give it a shot!!!

  3. that lemon tree looks awesome!! So glad the house is almost done...can't wait to see all the pics!

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