September 16, 2017

My 40th Birthday & a Giveaway!

Paperless Post

I turned 40 last weekend! Eeek! I am actually totally fine with it! It feels good to be 40! My mom, sisters and Michael were so sweet and threw me a fun get together at our house! Here are a few pictures from the big day!

We had so much fun! My sisters used a Paperless Post for the invite. As much as I love paper, online invitations seem to be the way to go in this day and age (can I say that now that I am 40? 😉) I have partnered with Paperless Post and they are giving one of my readers a 600 coin credit to be used for online invitations. All you have to do to enter is visit my Richmond Real Estate Mom Facebook page and click below letting me know you visited! I love these assortment of styles and designs Paperless Post has to offer, you can view them all here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Contest ends September 23rd.  Thank you Paperless Post!

September 11, 2017

Stationary from Basic Invite

I am stationary nerd! I love school supplies, paper, pens! I was recently contacted by Basic Invite and asked if I would like to try some of their personal stationary. I started browsing their site and was immediately impressed with their products.

First, Camille and I selected her stationary. One of the greatest things about Basic Invite is you can completely customize your design. There are unlimited color options with instant previews online. You can personalize your stationary or invite to the smallest detail. Camille had the best time selecting the color for each of her flowers as well as the leaves. Then we went with the gold leaf for her name and selected a pretty script font. I was worried about how the gold leaf would out turn out but it is beautiful! The cards are really cute and Camille had so much fun customizing.

As a Realtor, I write congratulations and thank you notes to my clients at closing. So I decided to go with business stationary with my name, email address and phone number. Buying a house is a big deal and you really get to know someone over the process. You may talk to your clients several times a day. I get a little sad when it is over. These cards will also help me keep in touch.

I had a much harder time than Camille choosing my fonts and color combinations but I am happy with the end result. I wanted something professional that was also a little bit fun. Basic Invite also has 40 different envelope colors to choose from and will allow you to order a printed sample of your stationary or invitation so you can see how it will appear on paper before ordering.

Basic Invite doesn't just have personal stationary; they also has personalized birthday invitations, party stationery and kids birthday invitations. I can't believe it but it is also getting close to Christmas card time. I do a big mailing for my friends and clients and Basic Invite has some cute ones to choose from.

If you want to learn more, you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest

Basic Invite provided me with personalized stationary. All opinions are my own.

July 31, 2017

Birthday Updates to Camille's Room

I can hardly believe it but Camille is going to be 10 next week! For her birthday, she wanted new bedding and her room painted. We made a mini update to her room earlier this year. But she has really wanted it painted since we moved in 3 years ago!

A quick before shot....

And here it is now!

I didn't declutter the bulletin board or bookshelves....just snapped pictures as is! I think it turned out really cute and she is super happy with it! See below for link to some of the items we purchased for the room.

Source List: 
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Barely Teal
Bedding: Target Pillowfort PomPom Throw Pillows, Target Pillowfort White and Pom Pom Comforter
Sheets: Elephant Rose Sheet Set , Kids Elephant Pagoda Prance Sheet Set
Curtains: DKNY City Dot Panels found at HomeGoods
Mirror: Threshold Quatrefoil Decorative Wall Mirror
Lamp: Cynthia Rowley White Lamp with Blue Pom Pom Shade found at Marshalls
Bulletin Board: Pillowfort for Target
Elephant Wall Jewelry Organizer from TJMaxx
Artwork: Free Printables from Chicfetti
Monogram Pillow: Not Pictured. On the Way from VYNYLhome
Pendant Lamp: Ikea Knappa Pendant Lamp

July 24, 2017

Summer Update & Menu Planner!

Oh my goodness! The summer is flying by! We have been having fun but have been busy!

At the start of the summer, we enjoyed some fun times at Sandbridge! 

Such a gorgeous view from my in-laws house! 

My mother-in law's friend has this unbelievable chicken farm! 

 I have two great listings successfully close!
Clyde joined the dive team and loved it! I am so proud of him for sticking with it!  

We had a fun couple days in Cape Charles with friends! 

We visited the Misty Mountain Camp Resort for a friend's 40th birthday! 


And most recently we spent a weekend at the River! 

We will be home for a while but are going on a Disney Cruise next month! Any suggestions or tips if you have been on a similar cruise?

I planned my menu last night and am picking up my Kroger clicklist this morning! Here goes with this week's menu planner...

Monday...Do The Dukkah Chicken, Roasted Veggie Couscous, Bread

Tuesday....Homemade Pizza - Pepperoni & White Pizza with Arugula

Wednesday... French Dip Sandwiches, French Fries, Fruit

Thursday...Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes, Watermelon Salad

June 4, 2017

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Happy Sunday! Our neighborhood had a progressive dinner last night and we hosted one of the dinners at our house. We lucked out with the weather! It was gorgeous and we enjoyed cucumber jalapeno margarita's outside prior to dinner and then steak tacos on the deck. We used the marinade from this recipe and served with home pico de gallo, guacamole and Mexican street corn salad and beans and rice as sides.

Patio Chairs here and here

Similar Placemats

You can sorta see this snow cone machine in the picture above! It makes the best ice for cocktails!

We have cleaned up everything and the kids and I are going to see Captain Underpants later today!

Here goes with this week's menu planner....

Camille planned tonight's dogs, spicy rice aka Parmesan risotto she also wanted to include french fries but I opted to serve a salad instead. 😉

Sunday....Hot dogs & Bratwursts, Parmesan Risotto, Salad

Monday...Do the Dukkah Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Snap Peas

Tuesday....Vichyssoise, Grilled Cheese

Wednesday....Donna Nash Chicken, Bread

Thursday....Super Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Pineapple

May 30, 2017

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Happy Monday Tuesday! I am a day off and hoping I remember to shuttle everyone to the proper activity on the proper day this week. 

We had a great weekend in Sandbridge with my mom and Michael's parents. 

Starting the weekend off right with happy hour by the pool.

Saturday was a gorgeous pool day! Glamour girl!
Cat & Jack Hat  
Sunday was a little cloudy so we did the Snakes, Frogs & Turtles tour at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It was really interesting and we saw quite a few creatures! 

Monday was the Sandbridge Memorial Day Parade! We normally decorate a golf cart but this year the kids decorated their bikes! They turned out really cute! 

Here goes with this week's menu planner....

Monday...Gnocchi with Sausage & Spinach  (served this when we got back from the beach last night....super quick and easy meal!)

Tuesday...Chicken Rollatini with Salad & Bread


Thursday...Two Cheese Penne with Chicken & Spinach