Friday, March 8, 2013

Random Check-In {Friday Five}

This post has no rhyme or reason (completely random); I just want to fill you in on what’s been going on around here these parts ;-)  I’m gunna link this random mess up with my bestie Joy for The Friday Five.
{Bloggers} Exactly one month after moving into our new house we had our first party and friends over.  Who else but my fabulous friends I have met through blogging: my IRL (in real life) friends.  We had a Pinterest party, and it was so much fun.  Everyone made a recipe from Pinterest and then we made a DIY project (a cute jeweled leather bracelet).  It really was a lot of fun and a great way to see all of my friends at the same time.Collage 1
Thank you Meg for the above pictures!  You really captured our fun party!
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Thank you Whitney & Bree for planning this event!!

{Superbowl} We had a party again this year for the Superbowl and it was so yummy!  I know that I should mention the game, but to be honest I paid very little attention to the TV.  I was not invested in either of the teams so it was way more fun hanging out with our friends and eating.  Anyone else do that?  It was the second party at our new house (a week after the blogger party I just mentioned) and it was so fun to show our new house to our friends.
I made my famous football cookies- recipe to follow soon. DSC_0181-2
There was a ton of delicious food and friends.  I also made wings & jalapeno poppers.  Everyone pitched in and brought a dish.  There was a ton of delicious food to gorge on.Collage 1
{Valentine’s Day} This year was so calm.  It was everything we needed it to be.  We wanted something quiet and at home, especially since it was during the week.  I showed you how I made hearted grilled cheese and red velvet hot chocolate, but on the actual day of Valentine’s we just had brinner (breakfast for dinner) –> red heart-shaped strawberry pancakes.  We watched a movie and were both passed out on the couch by 7:30pm.  It was just one of those weeks, ya know?  The weekend after Valentine’s day we went to our favorite fancy french restaurant and had a long dinner filled with delicious food and loving laughs.  It was the perfect celebration. DSC_0026-2
{Craigslist} The Mr and I have purchased a few things through Craigslist before, but this was the first time that I actually posted something on Craigslist to sell.  When we moved we purchased all new furniture so in order to make room for the new stuff we had to get rid of the old.  You know, out with the old in with the new.  I posted our couch and coffee table on Wednesday afternoon and by Friday they were sold.  It went a lot faster than I expected.  I posted prices a little higher than what I actually wanted because I would negotiate with prospective buyers (and even said I would in my ad), but no one negotiated with me.  What?!?!? Who pays full price for over-priced used furniture in an ad that says to negotiate?!  It was obviously good on my end, but come on peeps, don’t pay full price for everything.  Aside from that I have to admit I was shocked that I was so sad to see our things sell.  It was the first furniture we bought about 6 months after we got married.  I dunno, I guess it was the sentimental value of it, but I know that it will bring another family many fond memories too.  Just as a reminder (which I’m sure you know I just want to say for the sake of saying), be very careful inviting strangers over to your home to sell your things.  Just be smart about it.Collage 1Collage 2
{Napping} We’ve been exhausted lately.  We have had something to do every night for the past month and it is taking it’s toll.  When we finally get home we sit down to eat something and usually fall asleep while we’re sitting.  I’m not a big napper, but recently my body has been making me.  Naps have become something that we have to do so that we don’t fall asleep driving (clearly an exaggeration, but you get what I mean).  So when we get a second for a power nap, we take it.
Notice the reoccurring theme in all of these pictures? Rooney loves him a good ‘ole nap haha
Look at Tomlin with her arm around her little brother awwwwwwwwDSC_0091-2DSC_0095-2DSC_0269-2
Ok I think that is enough randomness lol What have you been up to?
Big plans for the weekend? Tell me what you’ve been up to these days :-) Don't forget to go shopping so that you can *WIN* $50 Stella & Dot Jewelry!!!
Happy weekend friends!
xoxo Darby

8 comments :

Joy said...

OH, I love seeing the napping babies!!! And I love all the randomness. Before we moved to Bham I sold all our older furniture on Facebook to make room for all our new stuff. Selling it that way, I knew who the person was. HA! OF course, now I guess we would have to go through Craigslist since we don't fb anymore. Love you! And thanks for linking up!! Happy Friday!! 4 weeks Darby... FOUR WEEKS!!!!

Lauren said...

Love the arm around photo! So sweet! And Craigslist can be awesome, or it can be sketchy. Glad you had a great experience!

Meg O. said...

I'm so glad I got to party at your house! It was so much fun :)

And great job on selling that furniture so fast!

Jessica K said...

I've sold one thing on Craiglist before, and made the Hubs be at the house. Iw as to freaked out!

Your house looks perfect for entertaining, very open - lots of space for lots of friends!

Super cute pups! Love that she hugs!!

Domesticable said...

A few things I'd like to say/mention discuss:

1. How do you choose which photo shows as your preview in blogger? Mine only does the first photo that is in the post.

2. I've never tried outdoor naps...is this something I should try? I see Phil on the ground I'm not sure I can do that.

3. I LOVE THE PHOTO OF YOU WITH THE TRAY! Hello Martha!

That is all.

Lura
x

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Super cut doggy napping photos.

I love the idea of a pinterest party. FABULOUS! I want to do one.

Stopping by from Joy's linkup!

DaisyGirl said...

Looks like some really fun parties!! And your doggie pictures...well, you know they got me.....

applesandglue said...

That Pinterest party looks like it was so much fun!

Yummy pancakes, mm! And yay for naps!

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