i'm obsessed

it's safe to say that i am not a teeny-bopper, and rarely do i know the latest radio hits {i rely on marge & sam to keep me informed}. but after an incredible amount of windshield time and radio surfing, i am obsessed with meghan trainor's "all about the bass." honestly, it makes me want to aimlessly ride around in the car like a high schooler {shout out to amy} and car-dance like no body's watching!
it doesn't get much better than fallon, the roots, and meghan trainor.
all i have to say to her is get it girl!
happy friday friends, j.

ps. drew and i did some serious car dancing last night when it came on the radio on our way home from supper.


in honor of fall.

late last week, i got a notification that joseph {e's hubs} tagged me and b in an instagram post. when i saw this, i immediately started dying out laughing! i don't follow the person who posted this {nor do i like their handle for that matter}, but this was just too good not to share.
check out her outfit...perfect, wouldn't you say?!
happy fall to all you pumpkin spice lovers out there!

sidenote, i have never had a pumpkin spice latte, i'm a chai lover. consider it added to my fall bucket list. after all, i've always had a soft spot for the spice girls.



we adore your silly/goofy side, the way you encourage and motivate us, how you speak truth in our lives, the way you wholeheartedly love people, especially your fam, and jesus. you bring out the best in us, and we are grateful! we hope this new year brings you so much joy, and we can't wait to experience it with you!
we love you,
e, j & c


time flies

this past weekend marked our two year anniversary of living in our little home. man oh man does time fly by so fast. two years ago, drew had just finished law school, taken the bar, and we left a city that we loved dearly. we were excited about the next stage, which included a new town {for me}, a new job for drew, and a new home. looking back, it seems like we just moved here yesterday, but at the same time it feels like we have been here forever. funny how time works like that.
we loved that this home had great bones--hardwood floors, tall ceilings, crown molding, a massive front porch, big windows, and a back porch-- all the character of a home that's almost 100 years old. But it had room for improvement, and we wanted to be able to make it our own.
two years later, it is still a labor of love and a work in progress, but i thought i'd share the "before" pics in preparation of a "current" home tour in a few days.
the living room-- great floors, horrible wall color &  ugly fan w/ light kit.
the dining room {looks small here, but is fairly large} and the kitchen
glimpse into the master bedroom
guest room {not pictured is the office/3rd bedroom} and tiny bath {we wanted two baths, but you can't have everything, right?!}
don't be deceived, the yard looks ok & green here--it's a trick // the dirty deck
  this pic is after some tlc, but last spring, we put in a ton of man hours & sweat removing debris {read buried cinder blocks, bricks, and beer bottles}
after we cleaned up a lot, we had the yard completely cleared and leveled, and then wes {b's hubby} helped us with a workable plan including all new shrubs, trees, and sod.
here's an "in the process shot" from last summer when we laid the sod and planted all the new stuff. we did the work ourselves; it was serious bonding time for drewski and i. so thankful we make a good team, if i do say so myself.
i'll be back soon with the "now" pics{eeek...i'm nervous}! -j.