Friday Housekeeping

Happy Friday, my friends! Lots going on around here and in my brain, so time to purge it out in a Friday Housekeeping post. We’re super excited for the weekend…which for me, will include an extra day off to celebrate my son’s birthday!

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Invite created using PicMonkey
As feared, last year’s Stars & Stripes Pool Party was the last time he’d let mom create the birthday party at home. This year he opted for just friends, and at a water park. Of course I’ll be there, but no way this gal is braving a waterpark on the weekend. So we’re celebrating on Monday, his actual birthday. I can’t even believe I’m old enough to have an 11-year-old my sweet boy is 11!

jack collage pics

My girlfriend is having a blow-out party Saturday night, and I think I’ll make these fun Patriotic Pretzel Sparklers.

martha stewart

I think I’ll make a Black Bean Salsa too, mostly because I want the cans! I think it’d be cute to serve the pretzels in these cuties my clever friend, Courtney, made.

a thoughtful place

I was perfectly happy with my red Front Door. That is until Abby posted her client’s new green door. Granted I don’t have a cottage-style house, but now I suddenly feel the need to change my door color!

a delightful design

It’s been a full week since Mr. Sugarplum brought these flowers home for our anniversary, and they are still first-day fresh. Well done, sunflowers!


My friend, Emily, recently brought her twin babies home to this gorgeous nursery! I’ve seen it in person and these amazing pictures don’t even do it justice! I can’t wait to go back, but this time get some baby love.

well dressed home

And I’m so thrilled for my other friend, Emily, who’s home appears in this month’s issue of Better Homes & Gardens! How cool is that!? And how weird is it that this Emily also just had twins?! And how grateful am I that my mom didn’t name me Emily?! It’s a beautiful name, but I’m not taking any chances in the twin department!

emily a clark

So that wraps up my random happenings and musings today. What’s running through your head, and what have you got planned for the weekend? Unfortunately, I won’t have a party post for you on Monday, but I have a feeling I’ll enjoy leaving the party mess behind for someone else to clean! Have a great one, lovebugs!

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  1. I need to go check out that nursery more closely. It is looking fab. I love that cottage door color.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your son and happy 4th to you! That door makes me want to paint my red brick house so I can play with color on the outside of the door. PS> That nursery is gorgeous!! I love that is neutral but has so many patterns.

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  3. Awwww, thanks Cassie!! Hope to see you soon!! 🙂

    Emily Hewett
    A Well Dressed Home

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  4. I'm going to start referring to you as Emily just to see what happens 🙂 Thanks for the mention, you crazy girl. Cute party invites–hope he has a happy bday!

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  5. What a fun surprise! Thank you so much for the mention! I love your parties and I'm looking forward to the birthday re-cap. How cool was it to see Emily in BH&G!?!? She's amazing.

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  6. Happy 4th Yippity Yo Yo!

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  7. Amy wrote:

    Happy Fourth! I'm making those pretzel sparklers for a party this weekend, too! 🙂

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  8. Awe. . thanks for shout out and you and I think alike! Featured Emily's nursery on the blog today! 🙂 Enjoy the party. He is such a cutie.

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  9. Kriss wrote:

    What a great day for a birthday!!! It's mine too! Lol

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  10. Happy Birthday to your sons! Sounds like you've got a lot of fun in store for your future!

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  11. Happy 11th Birthday to your son! Enjoy!

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