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Bright Ideas

4:00:00 AM

I have been a little MIA for the past couple days. A lot of stress, happy memories, and worry filled my entire week. My mother in law had brain surgery last Wednesday and I flew to OKC to celebrate my best friend's engagement! I just wanted to make a list of the bright ideas I've been playing with recently!!

White Christmas Tree // Recently during a trip to Target, I had an epiphany. I want to have a girly Christmas tree! Sorry Hubby! I want to get a white tree to put into my office at home. I want to use pastel colors, whimsical ornaments, and macrons! It's so me I can hardly wait to make it happen! I will for sure share once I get it up and ready to go!! Stay tuned!

Engagement Party Bliss // My best friend is engaged! Her lovely fiancé asked her to marry him on Saturday and then drove her to OKC for a surprise party with all their friends and family. He asked me to plan a party for her and of course I'd do anything to make her day special! I planned the party from TN and made sure everything was just perfect! I will be sharing my party planning magic later of this week on the blog. Trust me, magic is an understatement when you see the space I had to work with!

Family Time // My mother-in-law recently had brain surgery and my husband was so worried about her. He is a quiet soul, so when I saw him freaking out inside, I knew family time was in order. We drove to Knoxville to visit her and she was so happy to see her son. I am not very good with medical things, especially hospitals, but I finally had the opportunity to be my husband's rock. I kept him together when he just wanted to fall apart. I think it made us stronger and I am so thankful she is doing amazing after the surgery. Just remember, family is so important and make sure you tell them you love them every chance you get.

Painting a House Headache // The entire house is painted to my liking and everything looks amazing, except one room. The bonus room. It's the biggest, tallest, most complicated room of the house! My family is coming to my house in less than 2 weeks and I want that room painted! I would LOVE to just hire a professional to help us, but I know I could just do it myself. Such a minor dilemma in the grand scheme of things, I know, but I really want it painted!

Anyways, hope everyone has a great Monday! I cannot wait to see most of these bright ideas come alive! I want to make the Christmas tree come alive so bad! Stay tuned this week for a really fun engagement party recap!

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  1. You've been going through so much! It's always nice to take a little bit of a break for personal time. Sending best wishes to your Mom in law!

  2. Can't wait to see the engagement party recap and your Christmas tree.

    I am glad your mother in law is doing okay after her surgery.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Love this post, so happy your MIL is doing well! Can't wait to see the engagement party post!
    xo, claudia

  4. So glad that your MIL is doing okay after surgery! And can't wait to hear more about your cute Christmas tree plans- sounds adorable!

    xoxo A

  5. Prayers to your MIL for a speedy recovery in time for the holidays!

  6. So glad your mother in law is doing well! I hope your tree works out!
    with southern grace,

  7. Wow! Emotional overload. I can't imagine the joy you feel for your bestie, but the worry you guys must have gone through for your mother-in-law. Prayers for all of it!

    Sara Kate Styling

  8. I'm glad your mother-in-law is doing well after her surgery. You're so right that we need to take time and appreciate our families. Congrats to your best friend and good luck painting and creating your dream Christmas tree. You'll have to share the pix once you have it decorated!

  9. I cannot wait to see photos of your tree! I'm obsessed with all of the fun little ornaments at Target right now :) I'm so glad everything went well with your MIL!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  10. Wow, so much going on! I'll be sending some good vibes to you and your husband's family! And I can't wait to see your Christmas tree :) My mom recently gave my husband and I her older tree when she got a new one and since that means we have two now I'm trying to get him to help me put it up in my dressing room so I can have a Lilly Pulitzer tree :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  11. I hope your MIL is doing well, and I'm happy you were able to be your husband's rock. As for the tree, do it !


  12. I have always LOVED the idea of a girly-girl Christmas tree...this year might have to be the year I do it. I can't wait to see yours!

  13. Sending lots of prayers to your mother in law! And I can't wait to see your girly tree!!

    xo Ashley

  14. I hope your mother-in-law's recovery is going well! And that engagement party sounds like it was so much fun, can't wait for a recap on the blog.


  15. I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law! I hope everything turns out okay. Yay for engagement parties! Those are always fun. Sounds like you've been keeping super busy.

  16. I hope that your mother in law is feeling better and has a speedy recovery. Your husband is lucky to have you as a rock!

  17. I love white christmas trees--you can do so much with them!

  18. Hope your mother-in-law is doing well! Also, white Christmas trees are great and I can't wait to see your party photos!

  19. Ah your christmas tree sounds so cute! I had a cute white one in my apartment last year and it's so whimsical.

  20. I have a girly Christmas tree and I have no shame. It's a little 3 or 4 foot green tree that I fill with Lilly Pulitzer shift dress ornaments and I love it! I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul


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