Five on Friday

Happy Friday!

one // Last weekend I snapped a picture of the kiddos in their adorable Christmas pajamas. I snagged these on flash sale and am impressed with the quality. This set comes in lots of prints too!

two // I stumbled upon an article posted in a local mommy group written by two marriage-obsessed counselors, one of which is local to Charlotte! Anyway, their post, Dear Busy Spouse…Sincerely Your Marriage Counselor, is definitely worth a read if you too often get caught up in the busyness of holidays. It’s a great reminder to re-evaluate what’s important, slow down, prioritize your marriage and make time for your spouse.

three // Now that Caroline has moved up to Level 4 Seahorse at Aqua-Tots she and Thomas are in different classes, side by side at the same time. They are both doing great but Caroline is turning into a little fish these days. So proud of them both!

four // I met my girlfriend Laura for lunch earlier this week at Bulgogi Box. I’m not really an adventurous eater so Korean BBQ was a little outside of my comfort zone…and it. was. awesome. Highly recommend!

five // I mentioned on Instagram that we are in the market for new carpet! Removing the columns from the second story balcony left huge square holes in the carpet (didn’t even think about this at the time). But our carpet is original to the house (25 years old!) so it was definitely time to be replaced anyway. So we are leaning towards Karastan carpet in this pattern (or one similar) below. If you have something similar to this I would love to see it or hear your thoughts!



  1. Laura
    December 7, 2018 / 9:17 am

    How is the sizing for the pajamas? Amazon says order 1 to 2 sizes larger than usual size. I understand you may know my neighbors daughter and son in law the Sobanski”s.

    • Christina
      December 7, 2018 / 2:08 pm

      i sized up for each kid and they fit perfectly!!!

  2. December 7, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Thanks for sharing the “Dear Busy Spouse” post. I will be sharing it for sure. It is so important to remember the Reason for the Season! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Christina
      December 7, 2018 / 2:08 pm

      LOVED the article. Such good reminders! Happy weekend!

    December 7, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    I’ve been meaning to submit a suggestion for your foyer for months so if you’re still looking for a solution (or for a change now and then) how about a mature white phaeleonopsis orchid. Water it with a little Miracle Gro in the water and you’ll be amazed – just one cup of water once a week. I have found a white phaele to solve all kinds of decoration solutions. Makes such a dramatic statement. Your house is beautiful. Hope you have many happy years in it.

    • Christina
      December 7, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      we put a Money Tree in that little nook for awhile and it looked pretty! However, our construction team is going to drywall the nook up when they are done with the kitchen! YAY!

  4. Diane
    December 8, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Love watching your kitchen renovation-y’all have the best taste and networking system! My suggestion for carpeting in case you ever get another pet, is that any carpet with a loop (versus plush) has the potential to snag. Happy holidays from this Grandma in Waco, TX ??.

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Thank you Diane!!! Yes! We are steering clear of loops! I can see it now — animal claws and soccer cleats…

      Merry Christmas!

  5. Kathy
    April 3, 2019 / 6:27 pm

    Hi Christina,

    Sorry if I missed it, but did you ever decide on a carpet style?


    • Christina
      April 3, 2019 / 8:11 pm

      no πŸ™ we got lazy and stopped looking. but we REALLY need to get to this!

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