Meet the Sullivans

July 14, 2017

Friday 5: Sales, Rugs and a Superhero GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday!

| O N E | Did you take advantage of Prime Day on Amazon this week? I'm sure you did, because pretty much everyone I know was buzzing about all the deals all over social media. We bought an Echo (it was such a deal and we've been wanting one) and a new Cuisinart roasting pan, although that wasn't part of the sale, but I did get a great price on it! Did you pick up anything fun during the sale?

| T W O | Speaking of sales... I'm sure you're sick of hearing about the Nordstrom Sale already, BUT since I know a lot of you are also fans of the Smashbox Photo Finish primer I have to share the deal I scored. During the sale you can get the full-size Primer AND the full-size Primer Water for $32! I had to jump on it!

| T H R E E | It took me a little while to decide, but I finally chose a rug for the family room. Our floors are dark hardwood, our cabinets are brown and our couch is like a taupe color, so I really felt like we needed to add some color to the area. What I've realized that I'm hesitant to commit to anything too out there in fear I'll get sick of it quickly, but then we end up living in a world of white and gray -- so I went with a Persian-inspired blue rug. It arrives on Saturday, so we'll see how I like it once it's in the room.

| F O U R | Yesterday we decided to take a day off from unpacking and all our new-home to do's, and take the boys on a little outing. We live close enough to walk to the train station so we hoped on the train and got off just a few stops away. It's really nice to be able to use public transportation and avoid traffic and parking when we want to get out of the house. We played at the park, had lunch and Owen got a haircut. I see many train rides in our future!

| F I V E |
In a couple weeks Keith and I have a fun little evening planned with Owen. We're taking him to see Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes! When we realized the show was coming to our area we showed Owen this preview video to see if he'd be interested and of course he was totally into it! We can't wait to see the show and to have a little time with just our first born. If you're interested in seeing the show you can use the code MOM to save 25% on tickets to any performance!

AND I'm giving away 4 tickets to see the show while it's here in the Bay Area! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The dates for the Bay Area shows are:

Oracle Arena
August 11-13, 2017

SAP Center at San Jose
August 17-20, 2017

Now we're off to the gym and Ikea (again!). I hope you have a great weekend!
You can see where I'm linking up HERE!


July 11, 2017

Home Sweet Home!

I know it's been radio silence from me for a while, but not without good reason! We officially moved into our new home on Sunday, so as you can imagine, we've been very busy. The last time we moved it was just the two of us, a year after we married, so we had significantly less stuff. It was (and still IS) a big undertaking, especially with two cuties to pack and think and prepare for, but we're very lucky to have a lot of family to help us make it work.

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in a share a little of this and that about our move...

We had our final walk through last Wednesday where they told us all about all of our new appliances and warranties etc.,  and then we got our keys in the afternoon! It was one of the most exciting days for us, only trumped by our wedding and the births of our children.

We got started right away unloading a few boxes. I started the long process of unpacking the kitchen and Keith and his brother installed a ceiling fan in the toy room. I came back the next two days for a few hours at a time to set up the kitchen. It took me a long time to sort through all the boxes and decide where I wanted to put everything. I wanted to make sure where I put things made sense, like having the coffee cups in the cabinet above the coffee maker, etc., but I'm sure I'll continue to move them around. I also gave a ton of things away, which feels amazing!

On Saturday our refrigerator and washer + dryer were delivered! I know I'm old now because I was so excited for our fridge to get here. Owen's favorite part of our new house is absolutely the ice maker and water dispenser in the refrigerator. He fills his glass / water bottle up no less than 10x a day!

The boys love their little toy room so much! They've actually surprised me a few times by heading in there together to play for a little while while we get other things done. We're still working on a storage system for the closet so we can contain all the toys a bit more, but like everything here, it is a work in progress.

Luke loves having a little table just his size and spends most of his time in the toy room "cooking" and putting his puppies in chairs. 

We still have our closets to unpack, but we've pretty much finished unpacking everything else.

Anyway, that's all from me for now!