Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Hello, Friends! Well I feel like I blinked and we are already half way through the week. How's your week going? Is it flying by, too? 

Scrolling through Instagram this week I came across a quote that has stuck with me-"how you spend your days is how you spend your life." Over the course of the last few days, this has helped me to become more intentional about waking up and choosing happiness. I'm hopeful this mindset steers the way I live my life for the remainder of 2016 & many more years to come. But for now something a little lighter- here what's been up the past month! 

What I'm Eating This Week
I never stick to my New Years Resolutions, so this year I promised myself that I was going to dive in and not look back. Well my dive was more like a belly flop and exercising and eating healthy are moving at a snail pace, if they are even moving at all. This Berry Delight Smoothie is on the menu for breakfast at least twice a week though, so I count that as a small victory.

The other 5 days of the week, I'm still kicking off my mornings with the same bad habits I acquired in 2015. How can I even be sad/depressed/angry about it when I wake up with my mouth watering over these tasty homemade Apple Turnovers

The recipe for this White Chicken Chili soup will be on the blog tomorrow so stay tuned. Anything I can throw into a crockpot in the morning that allows me to come home to a house smelling delicious with dinner ready to go is just the kind of recipe I adore. 

What I'm Reminiscing About
Our wedding day! I just absolutely loved every last second of October 17th, 2015 and I smile thinking about it often. A day that I will treasure forever because it was the day I became this cutie's wife. To catch our woodland wedding theme click here

Oh and my Dad and I did a fun little father/daughter dance that I have been thinking about. Completely out of my comfort zone, and my HUGE train made moving a bit problematic, but you have to check out my dad's moves here-he killed it out there! 

What I'm Loving

Are you struggling to beat the dryness of winter, too? Last Friday, I talked all about the battle I've been facing with my flyways and breakage. It's been a real struggle friends and I was about to give up hope until various friends recommended these products. I instantly fell in love. They have been an absolute game changer for me this winter. 

What I've Been Up To
Coffee dates with my bestie.

Bentley Pup is on week 2 of his 6 weeks of puppy training. As you can tell he is loving training just about as much as he loves his new fleece sweater. 

This month I also hosted a DIY wine sangria and canvas party with some of my friends from college. Although the creativity juices weren't flowing for me and I ended up painting a bulb I now refer to as a donut, i'm still excited about hosting another party in the near future. 

What I'm Dreading
I am heading to the eye doctor next week and I am dreading the idea of possibly needing glasses or contacts! And on a relatable note, this graphic was too great not to share.

What I'm working on
David and I are planning a trip to Disney and I haven't been able to contain my excitement. Like my 8 hours of nightly sleep are greatly being deprived because I just lay in bed at night contemplating what rides we should use our fast passes on, where we should make reservations to eat, ect. The loss of sleep isn't anxiety driven, it's purely from enormous amounts of excitement bursting out the seams. #someonehelpme #itsalittletooobsessive

What I'm Excited About
House Hunting!!! We are hoping to purchase a home in the spring and my mind is already running wild and thanks to Joanna Gaines I have my heart set on a fixer upper! ;)

What I'm Watching/Reading

For the Love is a GREAT read. Highly recommend it to any women out there. It will make you laugh, cry, and want to be a better person. Once I picked this book up, I couldn't put it down. 

What I'm Listening To...
Bethel Music on Pandora all day long friends. And I always get so excited when You Make Me Brave  plays. Loving and feeling encouraged by this song. 

What I'm Wearing..

My color is sold out but they have an adorable blush color here. And its on major clearance! #score

What I'm Doing This Weekend
Hopefully lots of this!!! Lounging around in my PJ's and robe sound just too glorious to pass up. 

Oh & David and I also have a little date night planned for some tasty tacos and a trip to Barns & Noble to pick out new books. All of this blustery snow has us on a reading kick and I am loving it! Do you have any book suggestions? 

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month 
My sweet cousin Courtney and I share a birthday 2 years apart and I have always looked up to her for her hard work ethic and heart of gold. Her and her husband are expecting their first baby next month! So excited to spoil her with fun baby boy gifts and for the opportunity to reunite with my family that I haven't seen in awhile! 

Valentine's Day

I put all of my favorite Valentine's Day inspiration in a blog post here. David and I are planning to celebrate Valentine's Day by spending a quick weekend in Nashville! I'm so excited to see the Grand Ole Opry!

Excited to see what you've been up to! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Wednesday! 

Happy Wednesday, friends! What are you up to?


  1. I'm loving those wedding photos - so pretty! That belief cream is amazing - I love how hydrating it is! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Love your dress... gorgeous! And that smoothie sounds delish!

  3. Your wedding photos are GORGEOUS!!! So pretty!!!
    Thanks for linking up with us!


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