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Fun Friday- a grandmillenial bathroom- blue vs. green

The last two weeks have been kind of crazy and unexpected. I tested positive for Covid last Monday (November 30th) and then all projects and life in general came to a screeching halt. The rest of my family tested negative (so grateful for that), but because they had all been exposed to me the kids were out of school, Kris was out of work, and I was quarantined alone in our bedroom for the next week. Which as a mom of two wild boys was actually kind of nice for the first day and a half, but turned lonely very quickly. I had been sick with what I thought was a cold since the day before Thanksgiving and really wasn't concerned- I was tired, had some sniffles, a headache off and on, and a little bit of a cough, but it didn't feel like anything too different than the cold one or two of us always gets this time of year. I decided on Sunday that I couldn't send Phoenix back to school without getting us all tested just to be on the safe side, so Monday instead of going to school I called his school nurse and we all piled into the car to go get tested.

I had a very mild case, which I was so grateful for. Towards the end I did end up having a few breathing symptoms, as I inhaled it kind of felt like I was getting water up my nose every time, which sounds worse than it was only slightly annoying, but that was truly the only symptom I had that felt like covid and not a cold. Funnily enough I actually felt the worst the day we went to the ER to be tested, they gave me some medicine that I took without question (WHY?!?) and about twenty minutes later I had some pretty intense stomach cramps. At the time I had just been told I had covid and needed to quarantine immediately so I assumed I was just getting really sick from covid...but on the way home I looked up the symptoms of the medication they had given me and one of the side effects was, you guessed it... stomach cramps. As soon as the medicine worked it's way out of my system I went back to feeling like I had a bad cold and the rest of my quarantine was pretty uneventful.

Other things this week, I found this bathroom designed by Shaun Smith Style and I absolutely fell in love with it it!

Shaun Smith Style | grandmillenial style bathroom
Shaun Smith Style | grandmillenial style bathroom

It's like the blue version of the green bathroom that Erin Kestenbaum has been working on - I've been completely obsessed with her bathroom so when I found this blue version of course I was all over it. I had to snag this screenshot from Erin's insta-stories because there aren't photos of it yet, but it's been my favorite project to follow along with the last few weeks!

Erin Kestenbaum | grandmillenial style bathroom

Right before Thanksgiving I told you I was headed out of town to go to Magnolia in Waco, Texas and we had such an amazing time! I've been reading The Magnolia Story which has been fascinating to hear where Chip and Joanna started. It's messy and delightful. I think my favorite part so far has been hearing about how Chip bought a boat. His plan was for them to move onto the boat, renovate it, and then sell it (which is what they had done with several houses at that point), but decided to tell her about this and show her the boat (which was in terrible condition and non-functional) the week they were shooting their sizzle reel for HGTV. Apparently the filming hadn't been going very well, Chip and Jo were nervous and stiff, but when Joanna freaked out about the boat they got into a huge argument and completely forgot the cameras were there...which is how they landed their TV show- ha!

Hope you all had a great week, Christmas is getting close and I'm *almost* finished with my shopping. I love this time of year- I've been snagging gingerbread house kits at the store, and driving around drinking hot cocoa and looking at Christmas lights. What are some of your holiday traditions?


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Hi, I'm Jennifer Laura- you can call me Jenn. My husband and I just bought a house in our dream neighborhood and we are so excited to be here! The house, while already beautiful, NEEDS A LOT OF LOVE and STYLE. Join me, a past interior designer and wedding planner, as I work to make over each room and share the process along the way. 

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