Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

welcoming baby PEYTON

A friend of mine, from church, is due with their first baby in just a few short weeks.  Today we threw Dana a baby shower to welcome baby Peyton.

Dana's sister, niece & sister-in-law were able to come too.

Peyton's nursery will be grey, orange & teal so I ran with that color scheme.  Dana LOVES peeps, and since this is the week after Easter I figured we might as well use some peeps for decoration.


"Guess when Peyton will make his first peep"

I commissioned (i.e. asked) Jake to make a pallet "P" for Peyton's room.

We had some yummy snacks.

Drinks & Dessert

A little favor for our guests...a peep of course!

The MENU: Caprese Pasta Salad, Greek Pasta Salad, Pretzel thins with Dips (Whipped Feta Dip, Mustard Dip, Nutella Dip), Veggie Tray with Spinach Ranch Dip, Grapes & Strawberries with Vanilla Creme, Chex mix with Cashews & M&Ms, Chocolate cupcakes with Reese's Peanut Butter Frosting

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring break....the FUN stuff

As I mentioned HERE, we worked hard over spring break, but we also had a lot of fun! The weather was amazing. Jake's sister Bekah was here for 10 days & Jake's parents were here for a week.  Here are some of the fun things we did:

We went for lots of walks to the park with Auntie Bekah (at least 3-5 times).

We went to the beach at least 3 times (the weather was so beautiful last week).

 Picking seashells...

Enjoyed some yummy strawberry shortcake that Grandma made.

To the beach again....

And again....  

Digging, digging & more digging.....

Hanging out, playing, reading books...

Girls morning downtown, while the boys golfed.

Thanks Bekah for taking so many pictures #photo credits.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

BEFORE & in-progress AFTER: Exterior Painting of Our House

This week Jake painted the ENTIRE exterior of our house. We bought the paint back in the fall & then had an unusually cold & long winter for North Carolina.  Jake says he is 95% done.  There is still some touch ups & cutting in to finish, but overall it is beautiful!

See more details of the front entry before & after HERE.

BEFORE & in-progress AFTER pictures:

BEFORE (front entry)

AFTER (front entry)

We are planning to eventually do cedar shake siding on the front awning.



BEFORE (this was the salon end of the house)


 BEFORE (looking from salon end to dining room addition)


BEFORE (salon addition)

AFTER (salon addition + laundry room window)

BEFORE (dining room addition)


BEFORE (dining room & back patio)

AFTER (see more about pallet wall HERE)

BEFORE (playroom side of house) 


AFTER (see before picture HERE)

Exterior House Color: Valspar City Storm 4008-2A
Front Door Color: Valspar Flood Tide 5001-6A

Looking for more posts in my Before & After Series?
Before & After - Hall Bathroom
Before & After - Dining Room
Before & After - Ella's Room
Before & After - Kitchen
Before & After - Kitchen Pantry
Before & After - Playroom Bathroom
Before & After - Playroom
Before & After - Master Bedroom
Before & After - Living Room
Before & After - Lily's Room
Before & After - Patio
Before & After - Painting the Exterior