Thursday Things: Let's catch up + House #5 news!!

Recap + House #5

WHAT IN THE WORLD HAS BEEN HAPPENING?! The past 2 weeks have been absolute chaos filled with all kinds of ups and even a few downs. But, no complaining here because things are rockin’ and rollin’ in my world and I’m just going with it! I sure hope things are going wonderful in your world and that February is treating you fabulous in every way.

We’re celebrating the cutest home flipper/boyfriend–Nick’s birthday TOMORROW! So, plenty of fun ahead for this weekend. He says he’s staying at 35 forever, but shhhh don’t tell him he’ll actually be 36. πŸ˜‰

Destin, Florida

In other news, we have some SUPER exciting news to share. We FINALLY found House #5! It’s been quiet around the home flipping front the past several months for us because the real estate market has just been a total snooze fest. Everything is selling extremely high leaving no room for investors to really make big moves on the projects. So, we were extra patient and boy, did it pay off. We close March 11th on our newest project and I can’t wait to share every single bit of it with you guys! I’m planning on adding to my YouTube channel tons of vlogs and videos on our progress each and every week. We like to think of it as HGTV–Real Life. πŸ˜‰

House #5

We’ve already been busy planning and picking out our countertops, flooring and backsplash! It’s going to be such a fun project!


We had to celebrate our new adventure with none other than the best ever chocolate chip cookies: Sweet Lorens! (Okay, they don’t technically beat Chick-Fil-A, but for at-home baked cookies–they’re amazingly good! Tell me you’ve tried these, right?

Sweet Lorens Cookies

Our breakfast game has been extra strong lately too. Carrot cake muffin with V-Day icing + coffee? Yes please! One of our favorite spots for breakfast is a cute spot in Hillcrest called “The Meteor”. It’s bright and airy and filled with delicious aromas of baked goods and coffee. Heaven, right? Mmmhhmmm….

The Meteor Little Rock

Meanwhile….these guys are still snuggling nap kings. πŸ˜‰ #brotherlylove (If you’re new around the blog, our sweet boy Joey wears a cone most of the day due to skin allergies.) These little grandpa boys both have birthdays THIS MONTH! Joey is turning 14 and Cooper is turning 11 years old! My, my the time sure does fly. We’re a birthday celebrating family in our household so you better believe there will be extra special dog treats coming their way really soon!

Snuggling puppies

The weather in Arkansas this past week was Spring in disguise. It got up to 78 degrees one day and I couldn’t have been happier. H E L L O S U N S H I N E!! (It’s currently back to Winter as it’s 37 degrees, but we won’t mention that.)

Two Rivers Bridge Little Rock

Monday proved I wasn’t joking when I say that sunny days make me extra productive. Talk about about a ton of steps on a week day! You better believe I had my feet up at the end of the day though. πŸ˜‰

Garmin Forerunner 235

I also can’t stop snacking on these naval oranges lately. Anyone else turning a light shade of orange due to mass consumption? Just me? k…


Don’t mind me, I’ll just be at Barnes and Noble reading ALL of the home magazines and books until March 11th.

Fixer Upper

Oh and here too. (Here a.k.a = the gym!) I’ve been really stepping up my strength game and have pretty much been having arm day twice a week, leg day twice a week and one full day of cardio at the gym. I’ve NEVER dedicated this much effort to strength and I keep asking myself, what was I thinking? It’s really been making a huge difference on my runs already!

Weight room

Post-workout game = S T R O N G with these Rebbl drinks! This is my favorite flavor. It’s like a rich chocolate milk filled with all kinds of healthy goodness.

Rebbl drinks

I’m off to do some deep cleaning around the house for a few hours and get ready for birthday celebrations starting bright and early! There will most likely be a little bit of Yoga with Adriene tossed in between because these hamstrings are screaming “strettttcchh me”!!

Have a fabulous Thursday you guys! I’ll be back tomorrow with Friday 5! See you then!

Questions for YOU:

Do you use a fitness tracker to count your steps? If you do, how many steps do you average per day? Do you have a daily goal?

What’s your current favorite Netflix binge show?

Do you have any pets? If yes, what kind?! Do tell all about them! πŸ™‚