A trip to New York, a completed laundry room and the launching of my design services are a few of my friday favorites.
Hi friends, how can it already be Friday? I’m gonna try to keep the photos to a minimum because we took so many the last couple of weeks. I’m linking up with Andrea at Momfessionals. Here are a few of my Friday Favorites.
First of all, thank you again for the response from my laundry makeover with Blanco. Yesterday, a miracle happened. First of all, I did laundry. Second, I put away 3 loads. I know. #allthepraisehands That in itself is a Christmas miracle and it ain’t even Christmas. Third, I was so happy doing it all. Who knew having a newly transformed space could bring so much joy doing such a chore.
Blanco asked me what my favorite part of the space is and honestly, it’s not just one thing or one object. It’s the overall feel of the space. It’s brighter, bolder and just a cheerful space. I think the laundry room is one of those places I would highly recommend going bold and funky. Our space wasn’t terrible before but it just lacked clear organization and it felt like a dungeon. Okay, that actually does sound terrible. If you are struggling with a space like mine, I would recommend starting with just painting it a different color. If it’s a dark room, go bright and white. I promise, it will make a huge difference. And change the lightbulb. I put in daylight bulbs and since the room doesn’t have natural light, it mimics similar lighting to daylight. Ok, that’s all I’ll say about that. Can you tell I love it?
What a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. We came back from New York last week because our kids were on fall break. We decided a trip to see my siblings and nieces were necessary since they both reside in New York.
The cousins being together was a joyful sight to see. Jimmy and I did enjoy some treats on the trip because #vacation! It’s so much easier traveling with kids now that they have gotten older. Here’s my travel tip for the day. If you have a small-ish kid, bring a stroller. You will bypass security and get on the plane first. Plus, Emmy would ride in it and I would hang one of my heavy bags on the handle. She may look huge but it’s okay. It was totally worth the strange stares.
My sweet and hilarious sister, Yun Mi and her husband James watched all kids so Jimmy and I could go see my brother perform in the city. Yes, my sister has a similar name to mine. No, we’re not twins. And yes, we both married a James. 😀 Her husband was actually one of my good friends in high school.
They live a bit more upstate so we took a bus for a couple of hours into the city. My sister and I were originally going to see John but she wasn’t comfortable leaving her infant so we changed plans. They took the kids to the apple farm and they had a blast. They got a lot of sympathy stares from everyone there while picking apples with their 5 children.
We met up with my brother, John for dinner at a Korean restaurant called Gaonnuri. Wow, the food was delicious and the restaurant has a beautiful view of the city. It’s a bit pricey but worth the view and food.
Then we headed to the theatre to watch KPop. The show originally sold out but they extended it so there are some tickets still available. If you’re in NYC, I highly recommend watching it. I didn’t know what to expect but it was a totally different type of theatre experience than anything I’ve seen. It was more thought provoking than I expected. Overall, it was awesome and the cast did a wonderful job. The photo below cracked me up and John was thrilled he didn’t have to wear that orange wig for the shows.
Jimmy and I had a blast sans kids.
We also finally had the chance to meet John’s boyfriend, Stephen and celebrated his first day of work and John’s performance. We wish we had more time but remember, my sister had 5 kids.
It was sad when we finally had to leave. Yesterday as I was taking Emmy home from school, she told me how much she missed her auntie Yun Mi and then she started boo hoo crying! If your sister lives near you, consider yourself blessed! I’m praying that one day, they will move back to GA.
I attended the Plaid event last week for a FB live session on how to paint modern florals. Don’t worry, it’s not supposed to look like that. Painting is clearly not my talent and I’m totally ok with it. If you want to create this painting in the comfort of your own home, you can still watch the video.
Thanks to our friend, John and Dunkin Donuts, we scored some tickets to go watch the Cirque de Soleil show. This is probably our 4th show and it is the most visually captivating show you will ever see. It’s an artistic collaboration of music, acrobatics, dance, acting, etc. I mean even the lighting is spectacular. It is totally worth going to see and your mouth will drop from watching some of these performers do the most amazing things with their bodies. We saw Luzia and I can’t stop thinking about the body contortionist. I had no idea a human was capable of doing that with his body. It was equally terrifying and memorizing.
I launched my design services on the website yesterday. If you’re in the north Atlanta area, I would love to help you with home staging, interior decorating and/or holiday design services.
I also shared a fun kids’ Tic Tac Toe DIY and my paleo double chocolate banana bread. Oh that bread is sooo good! I plan on making it as a cake tonight for a friend’s birthday and pouring some melted chocolate all over the top.
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14