Christmas/Holiday Potpourri

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Christmas/Holiday Potpourri

Every year, I look forward to the unmistakable scents of the holiday season.  I also thoroughly enjoy giving gifts, especially those which can be used to enhance someone’s holiday spirit.  A few year ago, I came across this recipe for Christmas Potpourri.  It’s a perfectly simple and unique gift to spread the holiday cheer! Continue reading “Christmas/Holiday Potpourri”

Simple Homemade Organic Dog Treats

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Simple Homemade Organic Dog Treats

It’s that time of year again where everyone begins to tone down the eating and amp up the healthy vibes.  Not only are B and I attempting to be healthier during 2017, but why not bring our pups into the mix?  This recipe is extremely simple, requires barely any preparation time, and Donté and Stella cannot get enough of them! Continue reading “Simple Homemade Organic Dog Treats”

Back to Reality…Post Vacation Tips

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Back to Reality…Post Vacation Tips

Last week, B and I vacationed for 7 nights in beautiful Runaway Bay, Jamaica to celebrate our second year wedding anniversary…check out our pics…“yah mon – respect!”  Tuesday, November 8th marked 9 years together, which seems absolutely bizarre at our “young” ages of 27 and 29.  Although long trips are relaxing and often-times much needed, they tend to drift you further and further from the daily routines we all work so hard to establish.

As a result, returning home from a long vacation can be a process.  It tends to take a few days to adjust back to every-day life…especially not having mimosas every morning at breakfast.  True stuff!  To expand on my previous post Globetrotting Prep Guide, here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned to help lessen the impact of returning back to reality. Continue reading “Back to Reality…Post Vacation Tips”

Crock-Pot Turkey Chili

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Crock-Pot Turkey Chili

Fall is upon us and I could not be more excited for the cool, brisk mornings and evenings complete with pumpkin everything.  This is hands down my favorite time of year.  I’m not sure if it is the cool weather or the fact that Halloween has always represented the beginning of the Holiday Season for me, but I am beyond pumped for leggings as pants, boots and scarves, tall cozy socks, Halloween, and snuggling (sans sweat…as we all know how I can be a hot sweaty mess…)!

Every year around this time, usually accompanied by a cool Sunday afternoon while cheering on the Falcons, either B or I realized it is finally “chili season,” become overly child-like excited, and began to plan our attack.  This year, it was this past Sunday after spending most of the weekend relaxing with family and friends, lots of football, and the purchase of several pumpkins.  This chili recipe is super easy, only takes slight preparation, and uses ground turkey for a slightly healthier vibe. Continue reading “Crock-Pot Turkey Chili”

The Little Things

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{Pretty butterfly frolicking in the flowers.}

Happy Friday!  I have been crazy busy with work and am counting down the days until our October 17th deadline (…which is usually October 15th, but it happened to fall on a Saturday this year…go figure).  I am greatly looking forward to a weekend full of fall weather, time with my parents, and a few parties for friends.  My mom and I are actually throwing a bridal brunch shower on Sunday for a family friend…I smell mimosas!  Remember to keep all of those affected by this tragic hurricane in your thoughts and prayers.  Enjoy your weekend!
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DVD/Blu-Ray Organization

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DVD/Blue-Ray Organization

My husband has an obsession with collecting music and movies.  Luckily, the invention of iTunes, the iPod, and finally, the iPhone, created an organizational hub to house his ever-growing music collection.  Not so luckily, what started out as VHS has now evolved to DVDs and even to the ever-so magnificent (his words…not mine) Blu-ray, none of which can be condensed into an electronic library.  Yes, I know several DVDs and Blu-rays come with digital copies, but not all do…and who could convince B to part with his very first copy of Old School or The Dark Knight…no one.  After coming to the conclusion that he (1) thinks of his movie collection as I do my pink-velvet covered Sex & the City: The Complete Series…precious and imperative to life as we know it; and (2) keeps his mouth mostly shut about my clothes and shoe collections… I decided to look the other way and just accept it. Continue reading “DVD/Blu-Ray Organization”

Wedding Gallery Collage- The Ultimate Personalized Wall Art

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Wedding Gallery Collage – The Ultimate Personalized Wall Art

Collage walls have become all the rage in the past 10+ years.  I was instantly attracted the eclectic style they resonate, as well as the ability to encompass so many stories in such a small area.  You can utilize various frames, textures, and even objects to visually piece together a puzzle of your liking.  My inspiration arose from an absolutely priceless first anniversary gift from some of our best friends, Robert and Courtney Butker.   Continue reading “Wedding Gallery Collage- The Ultimate Personalized Wall Art”

The Little Things

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{Dave Matthews Band // Labor Dave 2016 // George, Washington // The Gorge Amphitheater // One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been on Earth…}

Over the past few weeks, busy would be an understatement for the hectic lifestyle we’ve been attempting to keep orderly.  We hosted a few parties, played nurse to my mom (who has had a record-breaking number of random surgeries this year…but is recovering fabulously), attended a few concerts and the first UGA home game, visited the astounding construction of my parent’s house renovation, and even took a trip out to George, Washington for a 3-day Dave Matthews Band extravaganza (also known as “Labor Dave”) at the famous Gorge Amphitheater!  I want to apologize for putting Bellinis on Bellemeade on hold, but can assure you all of the crazy shenanigans have provided a plethora of ideas, events, and blogging paraphernalia that I plan to share in the near future!  :: Cheers! :: Continue reading “The Little Things”

The Lost Art of Sending Thank You Notes

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The Lost Art of Sending Thank You Notes

We have officially arrived in the day and age where paper communication is tiptoeing along the border of extinction.  Growing up, I still remember my mother making a list of presents received at each birthday.  When the party ended, I was not allowed outside of the house until all of my thank you notes were completed.

At the time, it was obviously a complete drag and I despised every second of it.  In hindsight, I am beyond thankful that my mother instilled this tradition into my brain at an early age.  To this day, I enjoy taking the time to send thank you notes, birthday cards, and even Christmas cards via snail mail.  I believe a physical letter truly adds a personal touch that does not exist with electronic communication.  Plus, who doesn’t love to receive something in the mailbox besides bills!?   Continue reading “The Lost Art of Sending Thank You Notes”

Southern Peach Cobbler

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Southern Peach Cobbler

If you all have not already noticed, I have a slight thing for anything peach!  I am not positive where my infatuation originated or if my southern Georgia roots are to blame, but I do know if peach is an option, it will win my vote!

This recipe is super easy and works wonders for summer barbecues and gatherings.  It is the perfect addition for your upcoming Labor Day plans.  Enjoy!

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