Sunday, September 25, 2016

{ Our 7th Year as Husband & Wife. }

Hey guys!!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend enjoying the fall weather & some  festivities!! We spent the weekend enjoying some down time together celebrating our 7TH YEAR OF MARRIAGE! I seriously can't believe this is already our 7th year married..I mean where does time go? Again, with the time thing..it makes me sad that 7 years have passed already, but they've been the 7 BEST years..not perfect, but ours as one! We spent the weekend with a long drive in the country eating some amazing cider & donuts, cheese fries & getting stung by a bee!! I mean it wouldn't be us without hiccups haha...I haven't been stung since I was 5, killed two while sipping cider & boom a HUGE one got me while taking pictures down the road at a little farm stand haha..#payback! Anyways I thought I would give you guys a little look into our life with some random facts that maybe you don't already know about us!!! I'm not one of those bloggers to share super personal information/stories etc.. for posts, but today is an exception here on TQS!! I've put together some pictures from way back when { sorry about the quality} & also some from this past fall weekend of us celebrating! Come learn a bit more about our crazy little love story that started on 5.3.07 &officiated on 9.26.09 !


1. We met at the age of 8. We reconnected at the age of 16 through mutual friends who were dating { who each were our good friends }. At the age of 19 we met back up again on a whim & have been together ever since. We then pieced parts together that we had known each other since we were actually 8 through family & an old neighbor!!! 

{ 19 year old babies }

2. We moved in with each other just 3 months after dating { we stayed in my parents basement & lived off of $1 meals for 7 months }. Bought our first place { condo } at the age of 20. This is where the DIY/ renovating love started haha ;). We are now both entrepreneurs in the home business/ field...

3. We were engaged 2 years after dating. He proposed in front of my whole entire family under my grandparents huge cottage Christmas tree { my favorite place } ..on one knee with a custom ring & all!!!!  


 4.  We married at the age of 22, and share our wedding date with my late grandpa's { pappa} birthday!

5. Our wedding was 1940's vintage Tiffany & Co. theme...#2009.  Our wedding song was " My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw. We honeymooned for a week in New York City & basically lived a fairy-tale & didn't want to come home hahaha! For our 1 year of marriage we revisited the country club we married at & had the same room we were married in set up for a dinner for 2 in front of the fireplace with a slice of cake we froze from our wedding. Mark surprised me with a mix of all the songs from our wedding day such as Etta James playing while we dined. We also revisited NYC for 3 days :). 

{ NYC- On our honeymoon }

{ Exchanging our eternity +Tiffany & Co.  necklaces in NYC }
6. We have survived many trial & tribulations together...One of the least heaviest ones would be surviving a hurricane in 2008 for my 21st birthday while in Florida eek...We both also have scars from multiple surgeries ranging from a car accident to dog bites.


7. Things we love: trucks/jeeps, Christmas, rescue animals, learning sign language, NYC, home stuff, country car rides & Arabic cuisine.

{ 9.26.09 }


 We always say to each other that we are the opposite sex version of one another. We're that couple that finishes each others sentences & yet can be silent too all while understanding each others thoughts. We aren't perfect, but perfect is boring right?! 
Here's to another lifetime of love with you--- Mark, the one who centers me, loves me, SPOILS ME, comforts me, allows my shy/insecure side to fade & most of all you make my heart happy in ways I never thought were possible. You have made my darkest days light & always with your overwhelming sense of humor, joy & genuine happy demeanor. You're the craziest & most fun adventure I've ever been on. Thank You for making me your wife- I'm forever grateful to call you my husband. XOXO

Thanks for coming to read more about us.

Wishing you all a happy Monday!!


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Friday, September 23, 2016

{ 20+ Favorite Fall Posts & Photos + Inspiration }

Happy Friday party people haha! I'm super excited for the weekend to start because not only is it fall finally, but it's also our anniversary weekend!!! I can't believe that we are celebrating our lucky 7th year married..It just blows my mind to look back & see everything we have been through, accomplished & all the memories we've made. We have a few fun things planned & something super fun in November in the works..more on that later ;)!!! Today is all about fall inspirations & decor ideas from past & present posts here on TQS!! Sit back with some ice cold cider or a super hot spiced latte & join me on this inspiration timeline if you will !! The posts are in no particular order & keep in mind some of the photos are from when before blogging turned into my job ;).

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Really hope you guys gained a bunch of inspiration for fall this year with all these different style posts! It's always fun to look back before blogging became my job & see how my style, photography etc.. have changed! Which post was your favorite? 
Wishing you all an awesome weekend!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

{ Neutral Farmhouse Style FALL Dining Room Tablescape }

Finally today I'm sharing our neutral farmhouse inspired dining room & tablescape!! I wanted to share yesterday, but ran out of time to photograph two upcoming blog post which I'm SO EXCITED to share!! If we're being honest & real as I like it here on TQS....I've been soo tired lately & very busy with life!!! I'm excited we're sharing our 7th wedding anniversary { I feel old } together this weekend with some festivities. Our original plans were broken due to work { life of entrepreneurs } but I'm not complaining at all!! Anyways today I'm back with our super neutral farmhouse dining room, tablescape & ANOTHER new dining table haha! I wanted to keep things super simple this year, as most years I go crazy with fall. Going neutral & simple doesn't mean I'm not into fall like other years', it just means it's more my style this year & of course much more practical for the average everyday person to achieve. Come see this fun space below!!!

  

I actually started my whole neutral/textured/brown/ rustic theme after spotting these yarn pumpkins +Target in the dollar spot section for $3 each! The battery operated distressed gold garland are also from Target dollar spot. I mentioned this a few post back, but I crave lights & that bit of cozy whimsical charm around fall, so these were perfect!!


I kept the table super simple by adding mini burlap pumpkins from Dollar Tree, lace & burlap runner & some brown mason jars!! The ticking stripe cloth napkins are form +Bed Bath & Beyond  for $1.47 each #score hehe!!!




You can see the post on that " Fall Welcomes You" here -->Fall Centerpiece & New Art Piece! 

**P.S. Stay tuned for the reveal of this new artist & goods!


Again, like I said a few posts back, my style has changed a bit from authentic farmhouse to a more modern farmhouse style. The rug is from +Ruggable® 2-Piece Rug System  & I'm obsessed with it. You can see the full post here --->New Rug by Ruggable Brand


I'll be getting custom slipcovers for those black parsons soon { our white IKEA parsons were too big, so I switched them out for these}..until then I added some cozy pillows, a vintage picnic basket to warm the space up & some neutral round place-mats.


I'm loving this new big oval middle base table!! I had been searching for one for a long time & finally ended up swapping tables with my gram. I mean it was right in front of my face this whole time haha & I discovered it had a leaf which is going to be great for the holidays!! Little fact about me..I dislike tables without a middle stand/base. They're hard to shuffle around & with a middle base you can move/place chairs so much easier. I think it's kind of a space saver too. I might paint or distress this one soon...;)


These plates are out of my vintage Christmas collection passed down from my gram.



I think the pops of black keep it from being too farmhousy. Sometimes that chippy/dull/neutral style can get out of hand..




I hope you guys liked this fall post. How do you guys decorate your dining table for fall? Are you more neutral or colorful?! Leave me some feedback in the comments below ;)! 

Happy Wednesday!!!


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Monday, September 19, 2016

{ DIY Fall Chalkboard Tray Wreath }

Hey everyone!! I hope you guys had a lovely weekend...We didn't do much & quite frankly snuggled  & slept a lot to be honest! This year has been full of ups & downs and this weekend threw a few curve balls for my OCD self... When I get into those funks I need something to distract me from the OCD, so I took on a little project!! My sister & I had a little "crafting" session & you guys know for me I'm not much into crafts other than once or twice a year haha..I had an old tray laying around in our "treasure" pile again & had white washed it with some scrap paint a few months back & just kind of left it there..I decided to add some chalkboard paint to it & make a little "wreath" out of it! I had some fall swag beading from last year I got from +Michaels Stores  & it made for a perfect rustic, yet whimsical boarder!! This project cost under $15 & about an hours time! Come see this cute little project just in time for fall!!

S u p p l i e s: 

  • Chalkboard paint
  • Brush/ Sponge brush
  • Tray { any one will do }
  • Greenery/Leaves/twine etc..
  • Painters tape 
  • Chalk
I n s t r u c t i o n s:

Paint your tray whatever color you want or leave as is. Section off  a square inside the tray { you could paint the whole inside too } & paint with chalkboard paint. I used two coats & then seasoned the area { chalk entire surface & wipe clean}. After everything is dry take your greenery or twin & wrap around the perimeter & through the handles etc.. Super simple & festive!!


I decided to style it in our lower level for now..Stay Tuned!!  I love this chippy old green chair too..another free find & the two just went so well I couldn't pass them up haha!


Loving the pop of color down in our lower level. My sister & I just had a conversation about our lower level that left me confused haah..So usually people gather downstairs in the warmer months, but nope not us..We always seem to flock to our lower level starting in September all the way through the holidays..maybe because it's so cozy & we're hibernating hehe ?!

**The pumpkins are from +Hobby Lobby 


- F A L L is for LOVERS - 



This tray is a bit thicker, but just about any tray will work. If you're planning on hanging it on the door be sure it's slender enough to fit!



What do you guys think about this thrifty little DIY project? I'm loving the simplicity & festive look! Wishing you all a happy & healthy week!

HAPPY MONDAY!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose