Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ONLINE PHOTO STORAGE - HELP!


I know I said I'd share about our Charleston trip this week, but it looks like I won't get around to sharing that until next week. Womp womp womp. Busy weeks put this little blog of mine on the back burner, and that's OKAY! :)

I did want to pop in here today and ask for y'all's help though, I am looking to store my pictures online somewhere. I want to store them on a hard drive as well as a place online in case something were to happen to either, I would hopefully have a back up storage location. 

So, where do y'all store your pictures online? Google Drive or some place else? 

Send me all your suggestions, please!! 

Friday, July 21, 2017

FRIDAY VOL. 28

If you follow along over on my Instagram then you probably saw that we went to Charleston for a few days. It's was a very last minute trip and we had the best time celebrating our 2nd anniversary in the beautiful town. Next week I'll do a recap on our trip, but for now here are a few pictures!



- We're getting back into our routines, but like always, coming back from vacation is rough! We were extremely excited to get back to our sweet girl though. My in-laws kept her and she loved staying with them!

- I am finally starting to like The Office. Jim and Pam are completely hitting me in all my feels, ha! I have been warned by many people that the last episode will leave me sobbing.

- What are your favorite items at Aldi? I have heard their pizza is really good, so I am going to try one of those next time I'm in there to grocery shop, but i'd love to know more of your Aldi favorites! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WEDDING PICTURES | SOME OF OUR FAVORITES

Since yesterday was our 2nd anniversary I thought I would share some of our favorite pictures from our sweet day. I will forever cherish all of our wedding pictures, and I look through them often. 






















Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2 YEARS OF MARRIAGE


Happy 2nd anniversary, my love. The one who has chosen to walk alongside me in spite of me. The one who wakes up with intent to honor me above himself. The one who offers grace-upon-grace to my selfishness, fears, and lack of faith. Your love has changed me for the better, and I pray for many more years of sweet, sweet refinement through our marriage. Thank you for leading us well, challenging me towards boldness, making me laugh constantly, and truly knowing my heart.  I'm so proud to be yours, and I'm just as giddy over you today as I was the day I married you. Life with you is my favorite adventure! 

Friday, July 14, 2017

FRIDAY VOL. 27

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Happy Friday!

- What are you must do's/see's/eats in Charleston, SC? 

- It has been very hot this past week and I feel like I am instantly walking into an oven every time I step outside. Definitely perfect pool weather!

- I have been looking into purchasing a few tube of LipSense from a distributor, but I wanted to know y'all's thoughts? From everything I hear/see ladies are obsessing over it, but I'm a bit skeptical about taking it off at the end of the day. Do you have to buy something else to remove it or does it come off easily with warm water? Send me your tips + tricks and favorite colors!

- It is so hard to believe that our TWO year anniversary is next week. Some days I still can't believe we're actually married and then there are days where it feels like we've been married for years (in the best way!) 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

BISCUIT AND GRAVY CASSEROLE | BREAKFAST RECIPE

I made this casserole this past weekend and Matthew and I both agreed that this recipe is a keeper! Easy, quick, and delicious is the best way to get my attention when it comes to recipe searching and this recipe nails all three.

Ingredients:
2 cans(16oz) large, flaky biscuits
1 pound ground breakfast sausage
4 Tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
3 cups milk
2 Tablespoon melted butter 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Open cans of biscuits and cut into quarters. Set aside.

2. Prepare a 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Then ayer half of the quarters in prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

3. Next, brown ground sausage over medium/high heat until cook through. Reduce heat to medium.

4. In a small bowl mix together flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle the cooked sausage with flour mixture. Stir flour mixture into sausage until completely absorbed.

5. Next, add in milk and stir to combine. Stir frequently until mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer and stir until gravy has started to thicken, (about 5 minutes).

6. Pour gravy over your bottom layer of cooked biscuits. Layer the remaining uncooked, biscuit pieces over the gravy.

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. If you would like, brush 1-2 Tablespoons of melted butter over the tops of the biscuits






This recipe is great for larger groups as well because it makes a lot! Since it's just the two of us, we've been eating it for breakfast this week. Can't go wrong with leftovers! ;)


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WEEKEND RECAP

Saturday we had zero plans so we took advantage of that and had a slow morning before going out for lunch!

Later Saturday afternoon I got caught up on laundry and watched some Gilmore Girls. Reagan was pretty interested in it too. ;)

Saturday night Matthew grilled us some delicious steaks for dinner and we tested Reagan out in her new car seat at the dinner table lol. She quickly let us know she was not a fan of it.

Sunday we drove to Chattanooga for my future SIL's bridal shower hosted by their church. It was a beautiful Cinderella themed shower and they had the cutest decorations! The cake table was my favorite and the cake tasted incredible!!


After the shower we went to dinner with Andrew, my BIL, and Christina, and then headed home. We got home and pretty much went straight to bed. We are a couple of days shy of being a month away from their wedding, so we'll be back in Chattanooga to celebrate soon!!

Friday, July 7, 2017

FRIDAY VOL. 26


- We have been watching quite a few movies lately, so what are some of your favorite movies?? We always are open to new movie suggestions! 

- I had a few gift cards that I have been holding on to since Christmas, and I put them to good use over the holiday weekend! I found some of the cutest tops on major sale. 

- I am already thinking about my planner for next year, mostly because a friend at work just introduced me to Plum Paper planners, and I love them! So easy to personalize to what I want. Anyone ever try any of their products?? Their prices aren't bad at all either.

- I have been hearing a lot about Target getting rid of some of their big brands and bringing in some new brands. Target clothes vary for me. Some days I go in there and find some good pieces and come days I go in there and can't find a single item of clothing that I like. So I guess you could say I'm not too sad to see some of those brands go lol. 

- If you have a Newk's in your area take advantage of this deal....buy one entree, get one free. And while you're there, treat yourself to a Lemon Whoopie Pie, you won't regret it!

Happy Friday, friends! 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

JULY 4TH WEEKEND | 2017

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my exciting news a couple of weeks ago! I unexpectedly took a blogging break last week. Training at work is well under way and going great, but left me with zero energy after work each day. There were a couple of days last week where I came straight home from work and took a nap. Thankfully, Matthew is so, so sweet and good to me that he picked up my slack and never once complained. Grateful for him is an understatement!!

Saturday I had plans to go down to the pool for a few hours, but it was cloudy and rained off an on, so we had a lazy Saturday morning before heading home for the rest of the weekend. We spent Saturday afternoon at my families house for my grandmother's birthday dinner. 
 Reagan was rocking the topknot look on the ride home.

Sunday we went to church with Matthew's family and then took Reagan to get groomed. Poor girl needed it badly, as you can see in the picture above lol. 

I had to work a half day on Monday so when I got home from the office Reagan was very happy to see me...she kept popping her head over my laptop.

We decided to stay at our house this year for the 4th since it was on a Tuesday and we didn't take off anymore this week. We went out to lunch on Tuesday only to discover a lot of restaurants were closed for the holiday. Chipotle wasn't closed and I had never been there so we decided to give it a try. Matthew has had it before and said it was just okay, but I wasn't a fan of it at all. Blue Coast girl forever I suppose! 

We stopped by the store and got a few things for dinner and then came home and watched a movie before starting dinner. Poor Reagan was terrified of all the fireworks and shook all night long. She stayed right up under one of us most of the night. So sad seeing her so scared but she managed well. Our July 4th celebrations looked much different this year, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

July 4th | 2016
July 4th | 2014
July 4th | 2013

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SUMMER BUCKET LIST | 2017

Matthew and I sat down the other day and made out our summer bucket list. I'm not really doing monthly goals this year, but I am still keeping up with tons of lists and this one is one of them!

I think we are taking a break on any big house projects. I feel like that's all we have done since we moved in, and while we love the outcome from those projects, we're just ready for a house project break! I might tackle painting the guest bedrooms this summer, but if it doesn't get done this summer I'm not stressing about it one bit. 
What's on your summer bucket list?
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