One of Those Weeks

It's just been one of those weeks. 
Crazy, unpredictable, and brilliant all at the same time. 
It started much like any other but quickly descended into the depths of the stomach flu. If you haven't had it, consider yourself lucky. If you've had it, you know what I mean. 
Puke. And a lot of it.

Fortunately, it was over quickly, but what wasn't over quickly was the snow. What I had chalked up to be another pathetic Southern snow storm, laughed in my face by dumping 6+ inches of snow and ice on this little town. 
No matter how accurate the weather forecast was, there was just no way to prepare for what happened.  3 days off school, un-drivable roads, power outages, the works. 

For us, it was a little taste of Chicago. We made the most of it by sledding, building snowmen, making snow angles, and spending lots of hours in front of the roaring fire. 
On Thursday, we saw a break in the weather, packed our bags and started on an epic road trip to Florida. 12 hours each way. 

But, views like this made it all worth it. 
It was hard to turn around and come back North after a short weekend in paradise, but we have a lot to look forward to here. 

Look what finally arrived just before the storm hit. It's been a long time coming but the wallcovering is finally here and I can not wait to see it transform our entry. 
We also took advantage of an online sale during the snow storm and ordered a rug for the den that arrived while we were gone. Receiving the delivery notification while we were away was only slightly torturous, but knowing it was here waiting for us helped ease the driving pain!

All those hours in the car left us lots of time to brainstorm on future home projects. Top of discussion: the backyard.
I'm loving this image  it's got me dreaming of things to come.
Especially after discovering our already tattered awning didn't survive the snow storm.

Also on the short list for a makeover is our den mantel. Loved this post, by Edie at Life in Grace, sharing tips on giving your mantel some love. 

Hope you had a great week. 

until next time,