Over the Weekend

Over the weekend we…

Celebrated the life and birth of my sister in law (and her new baby niece)
Played a new board game that Mike got for his birthday
Watched basketball with family
Enjoyed a yummy french toast surprise
Saw old/new friends from Atlanta
Relaxed on the couch and watched Friends
Painted more things white (more on this later)


This photo is from the night Mike and I got engaged – before we knew that this girl would also become a Jaderston.


So we did a lot of celebrating and a lot of relaxing

Maybe the theme for our year should just switch back to celebrate? Adventure isn’t happening quite yet.

How was your weekend?
Happy Day!

Love, The Jaderstons



Five on Friday

Good Morning! Today I am linked up with AprilDarciChristina, and Natasha for Five on Friday!


1. Happy Birthday, Mike!

Last Saturday was Mike’s birthday! We unwrapped gifts, had a great meal at the Cracker Barrel, and enjoyed some SC basketball! Mike’s favorite food is french toast and his favorite team is Sterling, so it was a good day. Sterling even gave us a win in OT.

I am so grateful for Mike’s life and that I’ve been apart of it for almost five years. Another birthday, another year! It was so much fun spoiling him this year.


2. The Passion Planner and a new camera bag!

Last week I got the most fun mail! Over Christmas I won this great new camera bag from Copper River Bag Co. and my new planner arrived! I went a different route this year with my planner. I usually get an Erin Condren one, but there are so many options out there that I decided to try something new. Passion Planner is a kick starter company that makes planners that essentially help you keep track of your passions and your goals. So far I am enjoying it!

Anybody else really love relaxing and filling in a new planner?


3. Our week with Katie

We’ve had Katie (my littlest sis) all this week since my parents are out of town. We’ve had some really fun days and also some really sick days, but I wouldn’t trade this time I get with her when my parents are gone. I think she had fun – even through the sickness.


4. Weekend at Camp

Two weekends ago we spent a few days out at Westminster Woods – the place where we met. It was a fun weekend with friends and the pups always have a blast. Alfie didn’t love the ride out, his ears were tucked the whole time. But once we arrived and he got to hang out with Boo his day got a lot better.


5. Our Corner Updates

Did you see our house updates this week? DIY 3D letters and DIY Recycled sign + some easy decor!

Happy Friday!

Love, The Jaderstons





This post is about another corner of my house. It’s the corner where the chalkboard sits. It’s also the corner where Alfred eats his food! Last week it got a nice little update and now it’s one of my favorite spaces in our house. Probably because it’s one of the only finished spaces in our house.


A few months ago I was out shopping with my mom telling her about some of my decorating ideas and hopes for our little house. We found these great metal signs (that are also magnetic) at Kirklands and all these ideas just flooded my mind. I bought four of them because they were on super clearance for $3.00 each and they have sat in my office closet since.


This one was definitely not my favorite (butterflies are not for me) so a fresh coat of paint was in order. I used the same spray paint as I did for my 3D JOY letters. (Brushed Metallic in Caramel Latte). I used the Cricut to cut out the letters on card stock – first I did a test run in tan and the final letters were done in black. Scotch tape is securing them to the sign for now. If they start to fall down I will come up with a more permanent solution.


While I was at it with the spray painting, I went ahead and painted some old bottles I had. I also hung up these great mugs from Pier One (also on clearance) with S hooks from Home Depot.


3 very simple and CHEAP updates that turned this little corner into a finished space! And now people know that when they’re in our kitchen/dining area they are supposed to EAT.

Happy Day!


Love, The Jaderstons