Hello Monday | Hunter's 1st Birthday Edition

Happy Monday Friends! Not to freak anyone out but in 2 WEEKS it's Christmas Eve! CRAZY! I still only have 2 presents purchased but have no fear Ben and I have big shopping plans this upcoming weekend.

We had a fun weekend celebrating a certain little boy turning one. I hope you will grab our graphic and join us! I am recapping our weekend fun but anything goes.

Friday Favorites | Hot Mess Express Edition

All Aboard the hot mess express! Who's with me?? HA

Happy Friday Friends, I have felt like I have been all over the place this week but I am going to share a few of our FAVORITES from this week.

Monthly Goals | December 2018

I can't believe I am sharing my goals for the LAST month of 2018. It really is crazy how fast this year has gone by... In just a few short weeks I will be sharing my goals for 2019. That is just crazy to me.

Happy Birthday to my Ian Michael!

I can NOT believe my baby is 14 years old today. Where have the years gone??  I thought it would be fun to share some of my FAVORITE pictures of Ian over the past year... but first, let's start with my FAVORITE baby picture.

This picture is just so precious to me. Ian was in the NICU when he was born to regulate his body temperature and to get a round of antibiotics (I started running a fever while in labor and he got a fever from me). I had to leave the hospital on a Thursday and he couldn't come home until Sunday so every morning when I came back to see him this is how I found him. That was one of the HARDEST moments of my life...leaving my newborn baby at the hospital. Not to mention he was 4 DAYS LATE. He was the biggest baby in the NICU!

Prime Purchases | December 2018

Hey Friends! I missed Prime Purchases last month since we were on our cruise so today I am going to share what I have purchased on Amazon during the month of October and November.

I hope you will join my blogger friend, Tanya. 

Hello Monday | Ian's Birthday Party

Hello Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. We sure did. So much so that I barely took any pictures because I was having to much fun.

I hope you will grab our graphic and link up with us below.

Friday Favorites | It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Friday Friends! I hope you all had a fantastic week getting back into the groove of life after a Holiday! It's been a crazy busy week here but lots of fun in the process!

I am sharing a few of our FAVORITES from this week.

DIY Christmas Essential Oil Recipes with Simply Earth

*this post is sponsored by Simply Earth but all opinions are my own. 

If you are a long time reader, then you may remember that I have wanted to start using Essential Oils more often in my house. 

I was so excited to receive my Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box.  


What's Up Wednesday | November 2018

Holy Crap...Where has this year gone?? I can't believe Christmas is in 28 days and I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet. #dontpanic #imnot #iwillgetitdone

Since it's the last Wednesday of the month I am joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday to answer the following questions...



Oh Ship, It's a President's Trip | Days 1-4

Happy Tuesday Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. It's rough getting back into the swing of things after a holiday! But hey, we only have 3 more weeks until we are out for 2.5 weeks. YIPEE!

I mentioned before and you might have followed along on IG. while Ben and I were away for an 8 day/7 night cruise for his President's Trip for work. It's a trip that he earns every year and I am so proud of him for it.

Today I am finally getting around to recapping Days 1-4 of our trip.

Hello Monday | Let us Give Thanks

Happy Monday Friends! I hope y'all had a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you were able to spend lots of time with family and friends.

I ended up taking an unexcepted blog break last week so I am recapping out Thanksgiving Break today! I hope you will grab our graphic and join us!

Thankful, Grateful, & Blessed

Happy Tuesday Friends!

I just wanted to let you all know how Thankful I am for each and every one of you that reads and comments on this little space of mine!!

I have decided to take the rest of the week off from blogging. My sister came into town yesterday so we had a sleepover and had the best time just laughing and catching up with each other.
We have another fun day planned for today!

Then I will spend the rest of the week with family and getting ready to host Thanksgiving this weekend with my family. I am so Grateful for these people in my life.

In between all the family festivities, I will be working on orders. I am so Blessed by my customers who continue to purchase from my little shop. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

I hope you all have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.



PS. Something is wrong with my google account and it is not letting me comment on blogs that use Google for commenting. Please know that I am reading, I just can't comment. I am trying to get that fixed. 


Hello Monday | Pugfest Edition

Happy Monday! The kids are out of school this week for Thanksgiving break. We have a busy but fun week planned.

As usual, I am recapping our weekend! Grab out graphic and join us!

Friday Favorites | Cancer Sucks Edition

Oh, Friday, How I am so happy to see you! This week has been spent just trying to play catch up from being gone last week along with just a normal week. I'm exhausted! HA #momlife

I'm sharing a few of our FAVORITES from this week. It's been cold and wet here this week so I have consumed more coffee than any one person should drink in a week! HA

Have your ordered your Christmas card yet?

* This post is sponsored by Basic Invite but all opinions are my own. 

I mentioned on our Fall Bucket List that I wanted to get our family photos made for our Christmas card this year. Well, these photos may just be my FAVORITE to date.


Late October, we met my sweet friend, Katie, at the golf course to have our photos taken. She has taken our photos for a few years now and I just love how she captures my family.

Without further ado here are our 2018 family photos...

Thankful Jar

Happy Tuesday Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! I'm trying to play catch up from being gone for a week! I had a very productive day yesterday so I feel much better starting off this week!!

I wanted to start a new tradition this year. I wanted to start a Thankful Jar with the hopes that family as well as friends when they stop by to write something they are thankful for at that moment. I think it will be so fun to look over these at the end of each day, week, or even the end of the month.

Here is how I set up our jar...

Hello Monday | Cookie Exchange

Hello Monday and Hello Reality..... We got home late last night from our amazing 7-night cruise. I can't wait to share our trip with you guys!! But today, you will find me unpacking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and washing 9,000 loads of laundry. 

 I hope you will grab our holiday graphic and join us for Hello Monday!! 

Hello Monday | November 2018 Goals

Hello Monday! If you need me today you can find me on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. We sailed away late last night on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Sea ship. We will return Sunday evening. With that being said, this will be my only post for the week so I can spend all my time with my sweet hubby who worked so hard to earn us this trip!

I hope you will grab our graphic and join us for Hello Monday! 

Friday Favorites | Thank You's, Halloween, Glitter

Happy Friday Friends. Man, this week has KICKED my butt! I felt like a chicken with my head cut off. I was going 90 to nothing and feeling like I got nothing accomplished all at the same time.

But on a happier note, I am going to share a few of our FAVORITES from this week!

What's Up Wednesday | October 2018

Happy Halloween friends, I hope you have a fun evening planned with your ghost and goblins! We are staying home and trick or treating around our neighborhood. Should be lots of fun!!

Since it's the last Wednesday of the month I am joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday to answer the following questions...



Fires, Family & Football

Hello Monday! How was your weekend! We had a great weekend! As usual, I am going to recap our weekend. I hope you will grab our graphic and join us!!

Friday Favorites | Mug Edition

Happy Friday Friends! I can't believe it is FRIDAY again! This week went by SO fast!

As usual, I am sharing a few of our FAVORITES from this week!!

What I have been wearing lately!

Oh my goodness, this post was really hard to get together! I have been wanting to document more of my outfits and I quickly learned that I am not a fashion blogger! So big kudos to you fashion bloggers out there.

I am going to share a little bit of what I have been wearing on repeat since the end of last month.

All the red and black! #godawgs

A Day in the Life | Fall Edition

Happy Tuesday Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! I love sharing "A Day in the Life" post! These are some of my FAVORITE posts to read so I hope you will enjoy my post!!

a day in the life 

Hello Monday | A Guy's Trip

Hello Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I hope you will join us for Hello Monday!

As usual, I am recapping our weekend! I hope you will grab our graphic and join along!


Friday Favorites | Airplane Essentials

Happy Friday Friends!! We are so happy it is the weekend around here! I hope you have lots of fun plans with some of your FAVORITE people this week!

This week's FAVORITES are going to be a little bit different. In a little over 2 weeks, Ben and I are going on a cruise that he earned at work. I believe this will be our 12 President's Trip! Ben works so hard every year to earn this trip!

Needless, to say we have been on quite a few airplanes. I thought I would share my 5 FAVORITE items to travel with me.

Fall Recipe Exchange

Happy Fall Y'all! It is FINALLY starting to feel like Fall here in Georgia! All the Praise hands! When I think of Fall and Food, I think of one-pot meals and crockpot suppers!!

I hope you will join us today as we share a few of our favorite fall recipes!! I will be sharing Baked Penne with Sausage and Peppers.

Our Weekend | Birthday, Bulldogs, & Bonfire.

Happy Tuesday Friends! I finally got our internet working. I think we have too many devices connected to it and it slows it down. UGH!

But all is good for now and I am recapping our weekend.

Friday, I weighed in at WW. I am down another -0.6 lbs so a total of 13.8 lbs so far!! YIPEE! I would LOVE to be down 20 lbs before we leave for our cruise!

Friday evening, Ella had 5 friends come over to celebrate her birthday.  The girls arrived around 6PM. We sang Happy Birthday and opened presents. 

Hello Monday | Fall Recipe Exchange Link Up

Hello Monday! Hello Back to Reality for us! We had a great fall break and a great weekend! I went to recap it last night and our internet was not acting right so I wasn't able to get my post written.

I was able to get it working this morning! Finally! I'll be back tomorrow for a recap.

But I did want to let you know that Wednesday, myself and a few blogger friends are hosting a Fall Recipe Exchange. I hope you will join us and share a favorite recipe or 2!!

Friday Favorites | Lipstick, Manicures, Pedicures, & Wine

You like the title of that blog post, huh! 😉 But really, Happy Friday Friends! I hope y'all have had a fantastic week! We sure have with the exception of having to have Ben's truck towed to the local dealership on Tuesday morning! It's always something, sometimes #adultingishard

I'm sharing a few of our favorites from this week!


Our Weekend with all the Birthday Celebrations

Happy Thursday Friends, Happy Friday Eve!!! We have had a low key Fall Break so far and it has been exactly what we needed!

I didn't get a recap of our weekend up on Monday because we hosted 2 birthday celebrations at our house this past weekend so when Sunday evening rolled around I was EXHAUSTED!!

Let me recap this past weekend now...

Friday the kids were out of school for their first official day of Fall Break. We spent the day cleaning house and setting up for the birthday celebrations but not before...

Coffee & Jesus

I am loving Annie F. Downs new book Remember God

Happy 11th Birthday Ella

I can't believe this time 11 years ago my "baby" was born. Really where has the time gone?

So today I thought it would be fun to share 11 facts and a few pictures of my sweet Ella!

Happy Birthday, Ella! 

Fall Home Tour

Happy Fall Y'all! I think mother nature is FINALLY getting the memo that it OFFICIALLY Fall and the weather needs to cool down. This weekend the lows are supposed to be the 50's. 🙌

I am finally getting around to sharing my Fall Home Tour... Come on in! 

 Happy Fall Y’all

Still Weekending....

Hey Friends! Happy Monday and Happy Fall Break! We had the best weekend celebrating a certain almost 11-year old that when the family left last night and I sat down at 8:45, I just didn't have it in me to edit pictures and get a post together for today!
But rest assured that we had a GREAT weekend and I will recap it on THURSDAY!

For those of you that are looking for the Hello Monday link; link up below!!




Friday Favorites | Birthdays, Books, & a Break

*I received this product to try from momsmeet.com but my opinions are my own. 

Happy Friday Friends! We are officially on FALL BREAK! It has been a fun week around here! As usual, I am sharing a few of our FAVORITES from this week.


4 Reasons Why Adulting is Harder than I Thought it Would Be...

Hi Friends! Happy Thursday! When I pick the kids up today from school, we are officially on FALL BREAK for 10 DAYS! We are just so excited!

Today I have a sponsored guest post by Alex Berger.

Adulting really is HARD sometimes. The struggle is REAL. Here are 4 reasons why...

Monthly Goals | October 2018

Oh, October how I love thee. Y'all know how I love to share my monthly goals so this month is no different.


Prime Purchases | October 2018

I really should have participated in Erin's "No Spend September"  because my Amazon Account this month was on FIRE and I didn't buy any gifts...Christmas, Birthday, or otherwise. EEK Maybe I need to "Outlaw October" I gotta try something.

I'm joining my blogger friend, Tanya, for Prime Purchases.


Hello Monday | Friends, Family, & Football Edition

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend and will join us for this week's Hello Monday!! As usual, I am recapping our weekend but anything goes.

Grab our graphic and link up below!


Friday Favorites | Paperless, This is Us, & Hot Winter Nights

*a part of this post is sponsored by paperlesspost.com  

Happy Friday Friends! I hope y'all have had a GREAT week! It sure did FLY by for us!!

As usual, I am sharing a few of our FAVORITES from this week. 

What's Up Wednesday | September 2018

Since it's the last Wednesday of the month I am joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday to answer the following questions...




What are you Watching?

It's a big week for TV. Lots of shows premiere for the Fall. I am so excited for the return of THIS IS US tonight! I have my box of Kleenex and a bottle of wine ready!! 

Hello Monday | The Fair, A Fall Festival, & Football

Happy Monday Friends! I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend! We sure did! I hope you will grab our graphic and join us! Like most Monday's, I am recapping our weekend! But anything goes...

Friday Favorites | Glitter Edition

Happy Friday Friends! This week has been EXHAUSTING both mentally and physically! But like most Friday's I am going to share a few of our FAVORITES from this week!

15 Years of Marriage...

On this day 15 years ago, I became a wife. It was one of the BEST days of my life. To celebrate 15 years, I am going to share 15 memorable happy moments of our marriage.

My Mama

UPDATE: Her treatment scheduled for today has been canceled and will be rescheduled later this week or next week. We know this is part of HIS plan. Thank you all for the sweet comments and prayers, keep them coming!!! 


15 years ago today, we were frantically running around doing last minute stuff to get ready for the biggest day of my life. My Wedding Day. I'll never forget the look on my mom's face when I did my last dress fitting the DAY BEFORE MY WEDDING and the dress still didn't fit. If I hugged someone they were going to see the "girls". She very calmly went to the seamstress and explained that the dress didn't fit and needed to be fixed in the next few hours. Needless, to say she got the job done. 😉 and note to self, do not mess with the M.O.B! I mean Mother of the Bride or MOB, basically the same thing, right? 😂😂

Hello Monday | Apple Pickin' Edition

Happy Monday Friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I pray that everyone has stayed safe from Hurricane Florence. 

I hope you will grab our NEW graphic and join us for Hello Monday! Link up below! Anything goes but as usual, I am recapping our weekend. 

Friday Favorites | Pumpkin Spice Edition

*I recieved this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. 

Happy Friday Friends! I hope y'all have had a GREAT week! I can't believe it is FRIDAY again! (But I am not complaining, we live for the weekends around her)

I am sharing a few of our FAVORITES from this week!!

Fall Bucket List | 2018

Happy Unoffically Officially Fall Y'all! Oh, I am so ready for pumpkins, leaves falling, pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice bread, apples, football, pumpkin patches, and everything FALL!

I came up with 19 things I hope we get to do this FALL! 


I'm really excited about our list this year! What do you have on your Fall Bucket List? How do you Fall??





I need your help....

I mentioned in my September monthly goals that I would like to recap our wedding because September 20th, Ben and I celebrate 15 years of marriage. As I was starting to gather my thoughts and pictures for the posts, I realized that all of our pictures from our wedding showers, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding day, honeymoon, etc are on film.

Who remembers these guys???


I have probably 100's of these rolls. My question for you guys? Does anyone know how I can get the film onto a CD or a USB drive? I would love to mail them to a company and have the CD or USB mailed back to me. I tried doing a google search but it came up with machines to buy to do it myself. Well, that scares me to death. 

All of the best pictures are in my scrapbooks. I have a shelf filled with them. 


and the layouts look like this...


If I try to take a picture of the pictures it turns out like this...


Look how skinny I use to be! Look how short my hair use to be?? 

Remember me mentioning our first pug, Tazy. Look how little he was at our couple shower. 


I didn't get my first digital camera until I was at the hospital delivering Ian. I would love to share more of our life before the digital era because this is my new form of scrapbooking. 

Does anyone know how I can get the pictures from the rolls of film onto a CD/USB? I would forever be indebted to you. Thank you!!