Dining Room Update & Weekend Fun

It has been a work in progress for a while now, but we are happy to report that the front living room & dining room have finally been painted!! Farewell, tan walls! I will not miss you! I am obsessed with the difference the grey makes (the color is called Simple White by SW) & can’t wait to finish the room! I bought that Caroline Wright canvas a few years ago & have always wanted to design the room around it, it has just taken much longer than expected. I am thinking instead of the mirror on the wall, which was too bulky for that space, that I will hang a long photo ledge & put some artwork and a smaller mirror in it’s place. What do you think? I do love how a mirror opens up the room & brings in lots of additional light, but this was definitely not the right one.

We are in the middle of a light fixture DIY that I hope to have finished tomorrow & can’t wait to share pics when we hang it!!


We took Eloise back to the doctor, her eye was completely healed, thank God! Hopefully Edward scissor-hands will be a little more careful about eye-poking her sister from here on out.
Brandon took the day off yesterday to make up for some of his crazy work travel lately, it has been really hard on him being away from the girls & they have missed him tons. And I was so happy to have what felt like a three day weekend! We made an early morning trip to Target, always a complete circus, but the girls were loving the new cart so they were surprisingly chill while we got some groceries & picked up some birthday party supplies. In the afternoon, we took the girls to play & pick out books at the library & then met friends at our favorite BBQ place for dinner. It was insanely cold but that was not about to stop us from having our much needed family fun day! πŸ˜‰

Wildest hair award goes to…

Our friends at 7A.M. Enfant sent us the most amazing stroller blanket, which I am completely obsessed with! They fit right over top of any stroller or carseat, allowing the straps to pull through openings in the back side of it & then they zip shut in the front. I can not get enough of that neon pink. Eloise was all smiles despite the freezing temps, nothing like getting a little sunshine in the middle of winter!!
Hope you all are staying warm. Happy Tuesday! XO
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    Shimmy Kimmy
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Love the grey walls! I also love following you and your sweet family! I will vicariously follow your posts until our life finally settles down. For now we blog about our travels and antics of dating Spandy Andy. You can check out his hilarious videos on his facebook or our blog! (Spandy Andy on social media)

    XXo- Kimmy
    http://www.SpandyAndy.com

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    sharissespieces.com
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Oh, that dining room is GORGEOUS!!! Love the white fabric and bold, black borders! <3 <3

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    Kaylee Bolton
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Love the rug in your dining room! Gorgeous. And glad to hear that E's eye is better! πŸ™‚

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    Natalie Zambreski
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    That stroller blanket is precious! Eloise definitely looks like she loves it too!

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    bnicolesal
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    So modern looking! It looks great! πŸ™‚ Love that rug!

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    Kate
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Where did you get that rug from? The new color looks awesome! So fresh!

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    Stacey G
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    The dining room looks amazing!! So fresh!

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    Molly Martin
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Thank you for suggesting a good wall color. We just moved in June and I am hoping to paint our beige walls in the next month or so. As far as fun art for your dining room, I love the Citrus collection for Rifle Paper Co. and just hung mine last night!

    https://riflepaperco.com/citrus-illustrated-art-print-3088/

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    Chrissy Harris
    February 4, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Glad the eye is ok! Love the white, simple, crisp, clean, classic!

    Chrissy
    theharriscasa

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    Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Love the grey walls!! So glad Eloise is feeling better and her eye is all healed!! Glad you guys had a great 3 day weekend! πŸ™‚

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    Kelley @LoveLikeCrazy
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    You are the cutest pregnant person! Our whole house is tan and I've wanted to paint it all grey for 5 years now. We might bite the bullet this year. Your dining room looks great!! I love the canvas and think you could totally do a little shelf with some color and a mirror.

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    Else
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Feel better Eloise! The dining room looks completely different πŸ™‚ Nice work.

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    The Snows
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Jessica! I love your dining room and cute pictures of the girls! Oh I would love that for my stroller! I am due July 25th!
    I am currently hosting my first giveaway about a great film on Netflix called Living on Dollar! If you want to enter you can win a free dvd signed by the director Chris and with a personal note.
    http://jacobandreasnow.blogspot.com
    Xoxo Andrea Snow

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    DavisEverAfter
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I wish we lived where it was cold enough for one of those stroller blankets! LOL We have had a few cold nights here in Palm Beach but I do love the seasons!!! Would love to see more home decor/organization from you. Love your house!!!

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    Nat{natyouraveragegirl}
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    ugh our whole house was painted beige when we moved in. i'm dying to re-paint it grey but with 3400 square feet that would be thousands of dollars for sure. sigh. beige it is.and eloise is just so darn cute in her new stroller bundle!
    http://www.natyouraveragegirl.com

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    Anonymous
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I think it looked way better before. You basically just made it more boring and plain than it was before. Those walls are not gray…they're white. Can you see? What was the point in posting these pictures? A white room with a table cool.

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    Danielle Lewis
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I always love the view out your windows!!! I am in Queensland (Australia) and it's summer here! PS I love reading your blog and following you on insta!

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    Lizz
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Where did you find that dining room table? That's exactly what im looking for!

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    Veronika
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    It looks awesome! I LOVE white walls. So fresh and crisp. πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    February 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Jessica! Your family is precious πŸ™‚ What suburb in Atlanta do you live in? Do you love raising a family there? Any recommendations for best suburb for young families? My husband got a job in Atlanta and we have two little ones, in our upper 20's! Thanks so much!

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    Place Under The Pine
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    My wife has been lovin' grey paint lately too. We just redid our boys room in grey http://theplaceunderthepine.blogspot.ca/2014/09/boys-room-remake-striped-wall.html

    Love that stroller blanket (more like stroller sleeping bag). That would be useful up here (Canada) right now, we are in the deepfreeze.

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    Ashley
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Wow! That makes the room look so much bigger!! Our living room/dining room/kitchen are all one huge space painted a really ugly color. You have inspired me to finally re-paint it all!

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    Anonymous
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    If you don't like it why did you feel the need to post your opinion? Just keep your comments to yourself. Just because Jess is a blogger and posts about her life doesn't give people a reason to be rude to her. I'm sure you would never go into someone's home and proclaim how ugly you think something looks. Just because you can hide behind the name "anonymous" doesn't mean you should be a bully.

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    Mallory
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    The mirror size actually looks great for the room, I think it's the frame color that make's it look too large or heavy. Have you thought of painting the frame? You could do a metallic(gold, bronze, ect) or white and I think it would make the mirror less intrusive to the space πŸ™‚
    Also, builder beige BE GONE.

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    bnicolesal
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I saw it at West Elm! πŸ™‚

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    Kiki Mincks
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    What a genius idea! Totally need a stroller blanket. Love the new space! (:

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    Beth Spiering
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Where is that rug from? I've been looking for a shag-style one similar to that! Thanks!

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    Amanda Pickett
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Super cute!!! I need the rug for my office! May I ask where it is from?!?

    Amanda
    http://www.heaveninahndbagblog.com

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    Christina @ Embracing Simple
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Your dining room looks so airy and light now, I am really digging the new wall color! Glad you all enjoyed your 3 day weekend with Dad home on Monday! πŸ™‚

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    Jess Scott
    February 5, 2015 at 1:29 am

    We just painted our entire downstairs in that color – LOVE IT. And that print is just perfect…I say go for a photo ledge so you can change it out over time. I hate committing to one thing! πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    February 5, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Hey Jessica.. Ive been following your blog since the beginning and its been awesome watching your family and home grow. I too live in Atlanta and hubby and I have just bought a home with plans to soon expand the family.
    Anyways, i want you to check out this site http://www.thelondonfactory.com/products/kensington-spool-bobbin-spindle-arm-chair. They have a lot of great chests for kids rooms and nurserys and beuautiful stuff all around and are based out of Atlanta. They make a lot of their product there and you can do do custom paints etc. You can pick up from their warehouse in West Midtown. Has been great for us.
    Anyways just a little ATL inside tip πŸ˜‰ Best with everything.. cant wait for next blog post.

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    East Willow Grove
    February 5, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    You're real ballsy with those dining room chairs! I can't even fathom those with my two little boys, I would have to grandma-fy those with clear plastic wrap > <

    Chelsea | East Willow Grove

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    Cherry Blossoms
    February 9, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Aww Miss Eloise looks so snuggly warm. I just ordered Elle the jammies Harper is wearing. Do you like crew cut jammies? I have never purchased their jammies but with them being on sale and additional 40% off I couldn't pass them up!

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