Karie Murray I love it! From this wife, "thank-you!" ...actually, I'm the one who says wait in this family, and my husband would be the one doing the dash. :)  Jul 2, 2012, 9:43pm

Shannon Rosan This post is HILARIOUS :) love!  Jun 20, 2012, 2:48am

Stephanie Stewart 1. Both! 2. Both! 3. ...both! I can't wait to see that umbrella! You are right, it would be perfect all summer long! Justin, your sweet wife is trying to prevent sunburn and harsh UV rays as well! ;)  Jun 15, 2012, 4:40pm

Alison Ok, that made me giggle... mostly because I can totally picture you and the mad dash Mary! as for the question- Decor, sweet and both- change the last part to "just be happy with a dog" :)  Jun 15, 2012, 2:59pm

Lydia After reading the whole intro, you know what I really wanted to see?? A pic of the umbrella!! But here are my votes: nautical clothes, sweet, and life with a dog!  Jun 15, 2012, 2:48pm

Sandra Fazzino Oh, I so feel ya on the battle of "let's make this house a home" vs "let's just exist here instead, these four walls are all the decoration I need". Alle and I go through these debates regularly, and since he's the CFO of the homestead, he always wins. My trick: I wait until he leaves on a business trip, and when he comes home, a room has been miraculously redecorated by interior design fairies. New carpet is laid down, furniture has been built. Artwork and curtains have been hung. It's like my own little version of Extreme Makeover, only I'm not as cute and energetic as Ty nor do I have the pink cowboy hat to match my pink tool belt like Paige… but it's just as much fun. Anywho. Nice touch down, Mary! Hope you did a fancy jig!!  Jun 15, 2012, 2:43pm

Lauren Wakefield If it's a cheat day...I say go for both! And throw some cereal and a grilled cheese on top! Mmmmm carbs! :) Oh and wine...don't forget wine.  Jun 15, 2012, 2:00pm

Meridith aaahhh Home Depot "discussions". Been there! haha 1)outfit 2)sweet for sure 3)Just be Happy  Jun 15, 2012, 1:48pm

Christen F. 1. Both! 2. SWEET!! 3. The second one is true for EVERYONE.  Jun 15, 2012, 1:46pm

Athena P Pause and enjoy happiness. AbsoFREAKINlutely. I love that. Oh,and the outfit beats the decor every time -twice on Sundays (because you get to do stuff two times on Sundays??), The cookies. Duh. Easy Peasey, blue Umbrellaezy.  Jun 15, 2012, 1:12pm

briana moore This sounds like James & I. Though I don't run. I just hold steady and take very determined steps with a straight face... mostly to avoid tripping as I run. :) Nautical: clothes... unless you want to buy a cottage by the water. :) Carbs: Cooooooookie Philosophy: always include the dog. Always. This made me happy. :)  Jun 15, 2012, 12:39pm

KTUN fire pit= excellent idea. I think you look fabulous in navy so I vote nautical dress! Your decor is cozy and very "small house with a waterfront view" but not too "OH YEAH WE LIVE NEAR THE WATER" nautical.. in my opinion anyway. And since I made you guys pretty awesome cookies (if I do say so myself) those pretzel bites look AWESOME. For your last question.. I believe those things are kind of the same. :) Have an amazing weekend guys! And thank you SO MUCH for the amazing Walkthrough Experience!!!!!!!!!!! I will never forget it :) xoxo  Jun 15, 2012, 12:31pm

Christa I'm addicted to all things nautical (including a board on Pinterest dedicated to just that) so I say both!! Both to savory & sweet, I mean it is cheat day afterall. I'm so indecisive today so both life philosophies...pause to be happy with a dog named Boone :) Happy Friday and cant wait to see your umbrella without the patio set...lol :)  Jun 15, 2012, 12:27pm

sharon elizabeth LOLOL... POP AND LOCK BABY... POP AND LOCK.. I am dying over here!!!  Jun 15, 2012, 12:24pm

Sarajane Case Dress! {but can't I have both?} - savory - and can I pause in my happiness with my dog?  Jun 15, 2012, 12:17pm

Heidi Hilarious! I can totally see you running to checkout with the umbrella!!  Jun 15, 2012, 12:07pm

ashley barnett Dude! I had a moment when I saw that umbrella in HD too! We had just bought this striped one from target that Jeremy picked out while I smiled sweetly and said sure that one's great (but really my eyes were looking at the cafe lights, lanterns, patio entertaining dishes, the candy aisle), so when we went into HD and I saw THAT umbrella I wanted it bad. But, Jeremy said no and we still have the striped one. Sigh. Onto this or that: 1) DRESS. I'm a bad influence, I really love stripes 2)I just had french fries dipped in a frosty last night- so, I'm going with savory AND sweet on this one 3) Dog, definitely the dog. Happy weekend J&M!  Jun 15, 2012, 12:03pm