Friday Things

How is it Friday already!? I love when the week seems to fly by. We've been busy bees over here and we're SO EXCITED for the weekend...


As a perk for participating in Megan's 30 Days of Summer Photo Challenge last month, she gifted everyone 25 free prints from Artifact Uprising.  I finally put my offer to use and had a set of prints made. I hung up a few in the girls' playroom and I love having them on display in there! Now, to find a spot for the other 16 photos...


Ok, you know that rug I rambled on about and ordered and was SO excited to get?!?! See Exhibit A...


More like neon pink, green and orange. WTF?!

It arrived and I could tell as I was signing for the delivery that this was NOT what I had in mind. I thought for sure they had sent me the wrong order but when I checked everything, it all matched up. Turns out the little picture on the Rugs USA website isn't a very clear depiction of the coloring of this bad boy. It's a nice rug but NEON wasn't a part of my vision for the family room. 

I unrolled it and put furniture in place just in case I changed my mind but nope. Even Justin thought it looked crazy. I immediately rolled it up, re-packaged it and hauled it to the UPS store to be returned. Also, rolling and packaging and hauling a 9x12 rug is as ridiculous as it seems. It weighed like 50 pounds and was twice as all as me so I was all hunched over trying to drag this thing through the doors at 6:59 PM when the store closed at 7 PM. I was probably their favorite customer that day...

Anyway. Back to the drawing board - I have a few other options pinned but I don't want to make the same mistake. Rugs USA offers free shipping on purchases but NOT on returns so I'm for sure out at least $50 if I can't find something else. It was a bit of a bummer, for sure.


I am happy to report that I'm satisfied with the throw pillows and pillow covers we ordered. They're fun and definitely different from what we've had in the past. And for $3-$5 per cover, I won't feel bad changing them out when I get the itch to mix things up a bit.


It has been hot as balls here this week and we have some company coming to visit this weekend so I picked up ingredients for the most delicious cocktail in all the land. Try it, you won't even know what's happening. You'll be sipping along, enjoying the refreshing beverage and the next thing you know, you'll be knocking over glasses and swearing in front of your grandma.

Not that I'm speaking from personal experience... ;)

Nantucket Lemonade // Ingredients

2 1/2 C Lemonade
1 C Cranberry Juice
1 1/2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 1/2 C Vodka
1 C Chilled Ginger Ale
2 C Ice
Frozen Raspberries
Lemon Slices

Combine lemonade, cranberry juice, lime juice and vodka in a large pitcher or fancy shmancy beverage dispenser and mix well.

Add ginger ale before serving. Add ice. Garnish with raspberries and lemons.

Get hammered.


A couple of my cousins from up north are coming to visit this weekend and I can't wait for some much-needed family time. We four adult girl-cousins will get to visit and catch up on life while our combined 5 little girls run around and play together. It'll be great. And probably loud. 

Happy Friday!



  1. That drink looks delicious! Have fun with your family this weekend!

  2. Can never go wrong with a refreshing Nantucket, but they can sneak up on you for sure. Nice rug story ... too bad it would not have worked in another room. Good luck!

  3. Oh my gosh, that rug!! What a bummer that it's not as described! I love those pillow covers! And I still need to order my free prints!

  4. Boooo! I hate when pictures online are totally different than what things look like in person!