Friday, May 18, 2018


Happy Friday!

| ONE |
I got to work the other day only to find out the air was broken and they didn't have an ETA on when it would be getting fixed. So I turned around and headed back home to work for the rest of the day. Reagan wasn't complaining! I worked outside all morning until the rain forced us inside. 

| TWO |
I saw this the other day on Facebook and literally laughed out loud. Reagan and I will take one for this summer, please & thank you!

| THREE | 
Matthew and I recently purchased a movie pass and it finally arrived in the mail last week, so we have plans to see a movie or two this weekend! Does anyone have this? Unlimited movies a month for only $9.99 a month! That's such a good deal. We are looking forward to all the movies coming out this summer!

| FOUR |
I have been spending most of my evenings out on the back patio, once the sun goes down and it cools off some, and I am LOVING it!

| FIVE |
I am hoping to make a 'welcome' sign for outside our front door area this weekend. These are some ideas that I have.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


I have said before and I'll say it again. I rarely ever pay full price for clothes. 98% of the time I will wait for a good sale to happen and then grab a few (or six) items for the season.

Matthew and I have budgeted a certain amount each month that we both each get, also known as "spending money". That "spending money" goes towards whatever we want: clothes, eating out for lunch with co-workers, girls nights/guys nights, etc. So if I know there is a good sale coming up I usually tend to save my "spending money" and wait for a good clothing sale...Memorial Day is coming ;) However, the other day I saw that Old Navy had all dresses 50% off,  and I have been wanting some new summer dresses so I decided to take advantage of the sale and ended up purchasing 6 dresses- and I didn't pay over $18 for a single dress. That is my kinda deal! The 50% off sale has ended, but it looks like there is still a 30% off coupon out there. 

| ONE |
I love the palm leaf trend that is going on right now, but I also love the black and white palm tree look with this dress. 

| TWO |
I absolutely love Old Navy's swing dresses. They are so comfortable, and I love this design.

I loved it so much, that I got it in the black and white stripe, too! I could even wear this one with a cardigan, leggings, and boots in the fall/winter.

| FOUR |
I thought this would be the perfect dress for July 4th cookouts. It also is lightweight. which is perfect for Tennessee summers. 

| FIVE |
This looks like it will be the perfect black dress for work. The reviews also backed that up. I definitely have my eye on the maroon one as well, but they were sold out of my size. So if it is a real winner I will definitely purchase the maroon one when it's back in stock and on sale.

| SIX |
I thought this one was adorable in white and the navy, but decided to go with the white since I don't have many white dresses. Love the ruffle detailing on the sleeves. So cute!

Monday, May 14, 2018


We had a great weekend with our families celebrating our moms for Mother's Day!

Saturday morning was beautiful! I took Reagan out to the bathroom and enjoyed a few quiet moments on the back patio with my favorite drink and the birds chirping. I absolutely LOVE our backyard and especially early in the mornings before it gets too hot. So peaceful and relaxing. Slow Saturday mornings are my kinda mornings!

We ate lunch with Matthew's parents and got to see his older brother who was in town for a little while before heading over to my parent's house for the afternoon. It warmed up quickly on Saturday and it seems like we went straight from winter to summer, but I'm not complaining. I'm ready for some warm weather. My dad's peonies had even more blooms so I snipped a few to take to my MIL for Mother's Day. I could not resist, they are BEAUTIFUL and I want 100 peony bushes in our yard now. 

Sunday we went to church and then had lunch with Matthew's family before heading back home. We are so thankful for our mom's and loved spending time with them this weekend.

Happy Mother’s Day, mama! She is truly “mama” to everyone and that has never been more evident than it has this year. Our family would not be as happy, fun, loving, or caring without her.
Also, happy Mother’s Day to my sweet mother-in-law! She loves me as her own, is so incredibly loyal to her family, and raised the most kind, thoughtful, loving man that I somehow got lucky enough to marry. 💕

Friday, May 11, 2018


Happy Friday!

ONE | Last weekend we headed to Cookeville for our best friend's graduation weekend! We stayed the night with them and went to his graduation and graduation party after before heading back home. Such a fun weekend with friends in one of our favorite towns!
 Rachel made this delicious strawberry cake for his graduation party and it was a hit! 

TWO | Every spring I look forward to my dad's peonies blooming. The true sign that summer is coming!!

THREE | The weather has been so nice this week, so the other afternoon I took Reagan around town with me for some errands and a stop by a new park we discovered not too far from our house! We also made a stop by Sonic for some happy hour half price drinks (strawberry limeade for me and water for Reagan!)

Reagan takes flower shopping very seriously

FOUR | I picked up this cauliflower pizza crust at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago and decided to try it one night this week while Matthew was out of town on a business trip. After a couple of bites it ended up in the trash. I HATE throwing food away and wasting, but I just couldn't do it! So leftover Olive Garden bread sticks for dinner it was. #carbsforlife

FIVE | Recently we purchased a new flat top grill and we have been LOVING it! Matthew is a pro with it and has made us some delicious meals. Last weekend we had burgers and hibachi chicken and steak with friend rice. I kid you not, it tasted just like the hibachi grill we usually go to. So excited for cookouts this summer!

Picked up this yum yum sauce at Wal-Mart and it is so good!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mama's out there!