Things That Thrill Me

Hello, hello from the new house!

Thank you so much to all of you for your sweet comments last Friday and throughout this week wishing us well in our move into our new home. Needless to say, we still are so excited to be homeowners, and we’ve enjoyed taking our time unpacking and dreaming up big plans for renovations. Not to mention that I’ve had Ryan home with me for the entire week – that never happens, so I’ve been soaking up every moment!

A lot of you have been asking to see photos of the home – there are a couple on Instagram, but I plan to have a full house tour up in the next couple weeks. Stay tuned!

Despite the craziness of the move and just general exhaustion from unpacking, I still managed to find a few thrills for today’s post. So, let’s jump right in!

*Please pin images from their original source.


Sherwin-Williams Paint Color Visualizer. Seeing as our entire home currently is painted in a white semi-gloss paint, we are pretty anxious to get some color on the walls. This tool has been a life-saver; although, I’m pretty sure the employees at the SW store already know us by name, and we’ve only lived here since Saturday.

Daniel Wellington Watches. Just a quick reminder that you still can use discount code holiday_whatkarlysaid at checkout to receive 15% off your order! Shipping is free, and free gift wrapping is available when you purchase an extra strap. Hurry and get your orders in by Dec. 17 to get your goodies in time for Christmas!

Daniel Wellington Watches

Wreath Cupcakes. Could these be any cuter and easier to make? These would be a fun activity for a holiday party with friends or if you have little kids in your family.

Polished and Pink Winter White Outwear. I can’t get enough of this outfit – I’m pretty sure I now need a white jacket for winter. Not to mention the level of perfection that is happening with her hair here.

Instagram Like a Pro. Kelcie takes beautiful photos for her blog and Instagram account, so I pretty much will trust anything she recommends in the photography department.

Baked Parmesan Mushrooms. Mushrooms are one of my favorite side dishes to make and eat, but I typically make them the same way (sauteed with butter and onions). This is a fresh take that I can’t wait to try.

Mohawk Braid Pony. I don’t think I’ll ever not love braids, and this is another style that I plan to attempt as my hair gets longer. I always enjoy styles that dress up a ponytail. 

Michael Buble Christmas Duets. If you haven’t seen this Saturday Night Live skit, you’re missing out. It’s been one of my favorites for a couple years, and I was reminded of that when it was included in the SNL Christmas Special.

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