7th House on the Left

It’s the last Monday of May, so you know what that means… three day weekend! With our schedules being so hectic the past month or so, we’re welcoming this 3-day weekend with open arms… and a glass of lemonade hoping the sense of relaxation will stick around for a while.

A List of Home Decor Memorial Day Sales / 7thhouseontheleft.com

Along with the extra 24 hours for rest and relaxation, comes some pretty great online sales. Every year, it seems that I get clued in on the good sales on Monday night, after all the good stuff is already out of stock. That being the case, I thought it would be fun to compile a short list of the good home-related sales that have come across my radar the last day or so.

Serena & Lily  // 20% off everything // CODE: SUMMER20

Home Decorators // Free Shipping on Everything

Pottery Barn // Up to 60% off on Hundreds of Items

Art.com // 35% off sitewide // CODE: PNAT97

OpenSky // Save an additional 30% on everything

Kohls // $10 off any purchase of $25 or more // CODE: HONOR10

Furbish Studio // 15% off everything // CODE: SUMMERTIME

World Market // 10% off everything // CODE: MAYPASS

JC Penney // 15% off everything + 10% off furniture, mattresses and blinds // CODE: SUNNYDAY

Bruke Decor // Spend $100 and Save 15% (CODE: FLAG14), Spend $250 and Save 20% (CODE: RED2014), Spend $500 and Save 25% (CODE: WHITE2014), or Spend $1,000 and Save 30% (CODE: BLUE14)

Brown & Barkley // 15% off everything // CODE: SUMMERFUN

Good sales and long weekends are great, but the real meaning of Memorial Day is to celebrate the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We are so thankful for the soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom. We hope everyone has a happy and safe Memorial Day. Happy weekend, folks!

I love this time of year because it’s not too hot or cold outside (perfect for grilling) and all of these bright and fun colors pop up in pretty much every store you go into. Since we’ve had so much snow this year and it’s actually started to warm up a bit, I feel like this Easter weekend is actually the “real” beginning of Spring. So, I’m welcoming Peter, Peter Cottontail that is, with open arms.

Happy Easter Weekend // 7thhouseontheleft.com

While I so wish we were spending our Saturday at an Easter Egg Hunt (yes, even though I’m in my 20’s, I’d totally be down for that), we’re actually going to be catching up on a few things around the house. Nothing too exciting, just general house work that we’ve neglected this week since we’ve been crazy kinds of busy with work. On Sunday, we’ll be spending time with our church family followed by a “quick” trip to Ikea. Since my mom and brother are in California at the moment (if you’ve recently started reading here, here’s a post about that), we’re not doing a big Easter dinner thing this year and just spending it at home with a movie — and maybe indulge in a Reese’s peanut butter egg. What are your plans for Easter weekend? Have an Easter Egg Hunt in your future? If so, tell me so I can live vicariously through you. Happy Easter weekend, everyone! Eggs found here.

So, yesterday. It finally happened. I had all four wisdom teeth pulled. I mentioned in this post that this was going down the week before Thanksgiving, but because we had to go out of town at the last minute, we had to postpone it to yesterday. It wasn’t that bad. Uncomfortable, sure, but not as bad as my head (and unneeded Google searches) tried to tell me it would be. Though I’m in pain and my face is swelling (fun stuff right there, folks), I’m so glad it’s over and behind me. On that note, on to the fun things…

Happy Weekend // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Later today, my little brother flies in from LA. Swollen face or not, I’m so excited to meet him at the airport and hug him really, really tight. Greg and I are so happy to have him home for a week or so before our entire family head to Florida for Christmas. He and Greg are having a boy’s night out tonight and going to the John Mayer concert here in Richmond. 6th row. Backstage access. So. Jealous. Okay, nah, not really. I have my dad babysitting me with pain meds and Downton Abby Season 3. Yep, he’s a good dad.

If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen a few photos from my and Greg’s annual “Christmas Movie Night for Two” last night. Every year, we normally do this on Black Friday, but, again, since we ended up being out of town, we decided to push it back a bit.

Christmas Movie Night for Two // #mykindofholiday // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Our “Christmas Movie Night for Two” always consists of pajamas, all the lights off except for the Christmas lights, cozy quilts, all phones on “Do Not Disturb Mode”, our favorite Christmas-themed treats, popcorn and a few Christmas movies. This year, we watched Arthur Christmas (which, in our opinion, is the most underrated animated holiday film ever) and Holiday Inn (a pure classic). Our movie nights are always one of my favorite kinds of date nights but our “Christmas Movie Night for Two” is extra special and has always been our way of kicking off the Christmas season. That, and it gives us an excuse to eat popcorn and peanut butter M&Ms at the same time. Best. Combo. Ever.

To make this weekend extra special, our pals at Target are giving one of you guys a $25 gift card so you can have your own Christmas movie night and maybe even give the new Target Ticket a whirl. You can enter with the widget below or post a photo on Instagram of your favorite holiday activity using the hashtag #mykindofholiday and tagging us in the description so we’ll be sure to see it (@7thhouseblog). This is a special weekend “Flash Giveaway”, so it will run over the weekend and close Monday evening. Happy weekend and good luck, everyone!
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