When You Only Have 10 Minutes...

And that is a glimpse of what our weekend looked like. 
Friday night surprises full of dinners out and live music by the one and only Seth Abram
Waking up to a pile of blankets and a window full of water (referencing the view. typically waking up to a window full of water would not make me feel extra cozy and happy at 7 am)
Lake cottage decorating.
Coffee and more coffee.
Naps and more naps. 
And now..queso dip in the crock pot, hot chicken salad underway, and the best part of any awards show (live from the red carpet) happening in 2 minutes. 
Which reminds me..I gotta go. 

Hope you all had a fabulous little weekend. 
Somebody please tell me that tomorrow is Sunday again. 

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  1. Looks like HEAVEN! So cozy and perfect. I love the red carpet almost as much as the actual show. Off to watch!

  2. haha, wish it would be Sunday again! Your cottage home is looking beautiful, love the chalkboard tray and palette art!! Have an extra dip of queso for me?!!

  3. Oh I was just saying how I wish it was Sunday tomorrow! Queso sounds yummy! That reminds me I need to figure out my dinner plans! Looks like I will be recording the red carpet and fast forwarding through commercials. What did we ever do before DVR?
    Xo have a good night!

  4. Ahhh I am OBSESSED with your lake house! You have decorated it so perfectly! Seriously, it's all very Pinterest-worthy.


  5. This house is so beautiful! You've decorated it sooooooooo nicely!!!!!!! And the photos are great! What kind of camera do you have?

    1. Thanks! I use a Sony NEX-5 and absolutely love it! You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0090QXFP2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0090QXFP2&linkCode=as2&tag=livinyel-20

  6. The house looks adorable!! Love, love, love it!

  7. Your place looks so cute and adorable! Love the paint colors. Also, do you have any fave Etsy shops???

  8. Wow I feel super relaxed just looking at the pictures! Talk about jealous right now, it looks super duper beautiful there.
    Oh and I am so in love with that love ring I need one!! how totally adorable.
    Gi xx

  9. Awww.....It all looks divine!! I jealous:) So glad you had such a lovely weekend!! xoxoxo Hanna

  10. I love above the couch! Its so cute

  11. Oh how I long to be where YOU were this weekend. It's pretty great here, but those pics are so cozy looking. Great job decorating!

  12. You're place is coming together so nicely! I love the little lake house :)

  13. Looks like a great weekend girl.... some the simplicity of it all. Hope you are fantastic Erin :)PS--Come on over and visit... fun Valentine's Day post!!
    Lots of love, Whitley

  14. Oh that seriously looks like heaven! I'm sure you'll have a lot of crazy summer nights there :)

  15. Love your pictures, what a lovely relaxing looking weekend!

    Mrs Brown's Thoughts

  16. my god, your house is so clean and tidy.
    i love your kitchen. and i'll be lucky if my room could get 1/2 tidy as yours.

  17. Your house is gorgeous, so cosy yet not cluttered. Love the kitchen and all the quotes on canvases.

  18. This sounds like the weekend that all weekends strive to be! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

  19. your lake house is turning out so great! It is giving me the itch to purchase a new house!

  20. LOVE the "life is better at the lake" sign. did you make it?

  21. LOVE your lake house and your decorating! Is that Lake Michigan and will we be looking across the water at each other this summer?! You may need an extra bedroom for me:)

  22. I love looking at your pics and seeing familiar places...brings back good memories of home :) That coffee shop was my first coffee experience, a raspberry latte, and I hated it. Ahhhhh, good times.

    That Carly is too cute for words. I'm starting to think I'm missing something by not posing in outfits, but then I look at my closet....

  23. I wish my house looked like that - hello cleaning fairy come to my house! queso in the crockpot sounds good. if it were Sunday again that would be awesome, I say wedon't have to work on Monday's ever!

  24. Will you please decorate my house? The lake cottage looks amazing!!!

  25. Great weekend! Looks like you got some r&r - good :) ... Hoping and praying that this coming week will bring both a wedding post and a finance post? Humm? ;) Happy Monday ladycakes!

  26. What a great weekend. We just got those pots from Ikea and I'm excited to put them up! I love how you decorate.
    Newest follower.

  27. Where oh where did you get the hanging pots above the sink?? I.love.it!!

    Beeeeautiful home ♥

  28. You could totally decorate my house...You have amazing taste!

  29. LOVE the lakehouse decorations. Really cute.



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