• Food,  Lifestyle

    Lemon Berry Smoothie

    I honestly don’t think this blog would be complete without a bunch of smoothie recipes because I drink them so often.  I get asked all the time if I continue to drink smoothies throughout the winter months and the answer is, yes! I actually think it’s more important to drink smoothies during the winter months because our immune systems tend to get knocked down easier when it’s cold outside.  I can happily say that I haven’t gotten a cold this winter (knock on wood) and that is almost unheard for me!! But I do really think that drinking a smoothie every day, as well as my other lifestyle choices, has…

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  • Family,  Lifestyle

    Mason’s First Birthday Party!

    My nephew Mason had his first birthday over the weekend! The poor little guy wasn’t feeling very well though. He had a stomach bug which Danielle, Kendall, Jeremy, Chris and I all ended up with Monday and Tuesday. It’s a good thing Kendall and I took off work because whatever we had was definitely contagious and not fun at all, but we are thankfully all feeling better now! Despite the fact that half of us got sick! haha. We still had a great time celebrating Mason’s first birthday. I snapped a few photos during the party and I thought it would be fun to share them! Mason’s first birthday cake!…

  • Lifestyle

    My 16 Current Goals

    I’m a goal-oriented person. I always have been and I probably always will be. As a little girl, I remember my mom creating a chart that enabled me to win a prize after I had read so many books. She was trying to teach me how to read and she knew that if I had a goal in front of me, I would get after it. So, as soon as she had that chart in place I grabbed stacks upon stacks of books and read my little heart out. Let’s just say, I learned how to read pretty quick once I had a goal in front of me. To this…

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  • Family,  Lifestyle

    Happy 25th Birthday Kendall!

    Happy birthday Kendall! You’ve finally caught up to me in age. 😉 haha. I’m so glad you were born 25 years ago. You make life brighter, sweeter and way more fun. Thank you for bringing your upbeat attitude wherever you go, you’re the best! 🙂 I love you! I hope you feel extra loved and celebrated today!! Just for fun, here are some pictures that I took of Kendall while I was testing lighting out for a family photo shoot a couple of days ago. I just love him, goofiness and all! 🙂 For the pictures, I told him to start off with a more serious face and then end…

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  • Lifestyle

    25 Things I’ve Learned In 25 Years

    My 25th birthday was on Sunday! I can’t believe it. Time flies. I feel like I was just celebrating my 18th birthday yesterday and here we are, seven years later. Today, I thought it would be fun to share a few things that I’ve learned over the past 25 years. Let’s get to it! Don’t take things too seriously! Learn to laugh a lot. With others and also at yourself. 😉 Understand that every situation is a learning opportunity. Whether you fail or succeed you are able to learn something from both. Stuff and accomplishments will never fulfill me. Work hard and accomplish great things but realize that fulfillment isn’t…

  • Family,  Lifestyle

    A Day At The Park With My Nephews

    A few days ago, I decided it was time to get all my nephews together and head to the park! I have three nephews. Mason is my sister’s baby and he is almost a year old! Then my other two nephews Brysun (7) and Logan (5) are my sister-in-law’s kids. Kendall and I were dating when Brysun was born, so it’s been pretty fun to watch him grow up. He almost looks too grown up though! It’s crazy how time flies. I decided to take my camera out while we were at the park because I want to have pictures to look back on from different stages of their life.…

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  • Family,  Lifestyle

    Basics For Starting A Budget

    I have to start off with a disclaimer, I’m definitely not an expert in finance but these are the things that I have done and that has worked for me personally. Everyone has a different financial situation so therefore everyone’s budget is going to look different. Try and figure out what works for you and leave the rest behind. Ultimately, the way that I learned how to budget was through trial and error. Kendall and I sat down a few times when we first got married and we tried to create a budget. Well, let’s just say we didn’t stick to it! haha. We finally sat down towards the end…

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  • Family,  Lifestyle

    Marriage Q+A

    Today I’m sharing a marriage Q+A with you guys! Kendall and I have known each other for a little over eight years and we have been married a little over three, so we are by no means marriage experts. But, we thought that it would be fun to give you a peek inside our marriage. Let’s get to it! What has surprised you most about marriage? Kendall- I guess it’s not entirely specific to marriage, but maybe how repetitive things are. I know I’m where God wants me, but when I look back on what I previously imagined, it just wasn’t as ritualized. I guess the parts I had never…

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  • Family,  Lifestyle

    A Look Inside Our Home

    I sat down to write this today because it has been a little over one year since Kendall and I bought our first house. What’s funny is, Kendall and I had no intentions to buy a house.  In fact, when we bought our home we only had a couple hundred in savings, which many of you probably know isn’t “ideal” for purchasing a home.  But it was yet another example of how God works.  I couldn’t have made it work, but God did.  He gave us a command and Kendall and I stepped out in faith. He blessed us and I can’t wait to keep using our home as a…

  • Food,  Health & Wellness,  Lifestyle

    5 Tips For Eating Healthy While On A Budget

    I am a huge proponent when it comes to eating healthy! I enjoy feeding my body what it needs and I love feeling good from the inside out.  I haven’t always been aware of what I was putting in my body though.  In fact, it took my body completely shutting down, before I started making some much needed changes. Over the past couple of years, I have been more aware of what I’m putting in my body.  I am not obsessive by any means, but I do like to nourish my body to the best of my ability. With healthy eating comes a higher cost though, or does it? I…

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