Weekly Rustlings

weekendThis weekend has been pretty incredible. My amazing sister-in-law offered to watch Carter last minute so Jason and I could head downtown for a date night. We had originally set out to go to a free Cold War Kids concert but since it was free with no age restrictions the line was around the block so we walked a few blocks over to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the middle of City Plaza. We had an amazing dinner beforehand¬†and finished the night trying out a new bottle shop. I am so thankful we have family around us who are willing to give us a little time out so we can reconnect. Last night, I met some new friends and hung out with my sister at an 80s bar. A lot like old times but one thing is definitely different:

cartersleepHow much I miss this little face!

Hope your weekend was beautiful! —Annie



DIY Deck Renovation


As mentioned in Tuesday’s post (DIY Mason Jar Lanterns) my husband and I spent some time renovating our backyard deck over the weekend. We’ve been in our house for almost 8 years and haven’t taken full advantage of our backyard. We thought, what better way to kick off the first weekend of summer (unofficially) than to turn our deck into an oasis that encouraged us to spend some time outdoors. Oh, and the husband tempted me with a trip to Ikea so … that happened! Continue reading

DIY Mason Jar Solar Lamp

IMG_1083.JPGOver Memorial Day Weekend my husband and I spent some time revamping our deck and if y’all know me well enough by now then you know that I don’t revamp a space without throwing in a little personal touch in the form of a little tender-loving DIY. This weekend’s DIY were some Mason Jar Solar Lamps.

The idea started with Creative Cain Cabin’s DIY Solar Lamps. I of course took the idea and put my own spin on it. The project didn’t cost very much, I got six outdoor lights out of the deal, and they add a beautiful light to our new outdoor oasis. Continue reading