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What's Up Wednesday | 9.30.2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a great Wednesday so far. Today i'm linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday. Join us!


Book Spotlight | We Don't Talk Anymore by: Julie Johnson

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you're having a great day so far. 

A few weeks ago, I did a book spotlight on soon to be released book. Today I'm back with another author, Julie Johnson, and her upcoming book We Don't Talk Anymore. 

I discovered Julie Johnson not long after my first visit to Boston. She is a Boston native, and she had me at her Boston Love Story Series. I was hooked as soon as the first book mentioned her favorite restaurant was Maria's on the North End. 

Boston is one of my absolute favorite cities. I felt I could relate so well to her Boston series since she used so many popular locations for scenes. Julie Johnson's books have been a one click purchase ever since. Click to see a glimpse of her latest upcoming release.

Weekend Recap | 9.28.2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today i'm going to link up with Heather and others for the Monday link up.



We had a really nice, fall like weekend here in East TN. Sadly, with the beautiful fall weather comes fall allergies. Ugh! We have all been coughing and sneezing our heads off. 

Weekend Recap | 9.14.2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I'm linking up with Heather

Our Saturday and Sunday was pretty lazy, but I’m going to go back starting at Wednesday. It has been a crazy week here. Knoxville is currently living in a real life game of Jumanji. We have made the national news too many times this week, but I start at the beginning. 


Friday Favorites | A Book Review

Friday, August 28, 2020

 Today i'm linking up with Andrea and Erika for Friday Favorites. I have lots of randomness for you, so follow along. 



Today I’m sharing a FAVORITE, but it is a little different than what I normally do. 

Follow Me Down by [Melissa Toppen]

Follow Me Down by Melissa Toppen is releasing TODAY, and I wanted to share it with you. 

Just go ahead and click “add to cart”. - It's that good! 

What's Up Wednesday | 8.26.2020

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a great Wednesday so far. Today i'm linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday. Join us!

Life Lately | 8.25.2020

 Hey Everyone! It's been awhile. Life has been crazy, and it doesn't seem to be settling down anytime soon. However, we have started back to school, and I feel much better being back to routine. I'm starting to feel somewhat normal again. Can I get an Amen?? 🙌


We started back to school in person two weeks ago. Our district just started back yesterday, half in person/ half virtual. They left the decisions up to the families. We are blessed with our small private school. We are 100% in person on campus, using social distance, and little tweaks here and there to allow everyone to be safe. I can honestly say, a long with some of other parents, that I felt 100% comfortable sending the kiddos back to school in person. We feel our school has an amazing plan, staff, and support team. The kids are so excited to be back with their friends. The school of has done a great job where C&L do not comment on the changes. It has definitely given us more normality in our home. 

What is your school doing? I many teacher friends, and I pray for them all. All the changes and technology. We are thinking of you and all your hard work!

Weekend Recap | 4th of July 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I'm not sure about you, but I know we weren't ready for ours to end. 



We spent pretty much all our weekend in the pool. It was a perfect family weekend. Grab some coffee and read along with me.

Weekend Recap | 6.14.2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I know we sure did! It was very busy, but all FUN!! I'm taking today off work, and i'm hoping while you are reading this, I am laying by the pool catching up from the weekend.

We had the best weekend with lots of family time, birthday parties, and fun times with old and new friends.



I am about to over load you with photos, but it was too hard to narrow down which ones to share. I hope you enjoy. 


Friday Favorites

Friday, June 12, 2020

Hey Everyone! We made it to Friday!! I don't know about you, but I feel like this has been the longest week ever. It was my first full week back to the office. I think I am just tired. 

We have a very full weekend ahead of us. Lots of birthday partying is going to take place. We even have a trip to Nashville that Logan and I are very excited about. I decided to take Monday off so I can lay by the pool with the kiddos and relax. 

Today i'm linking up with Andrea and Erika for Friday Favorites. I have lots of randomness for you, so follow along. 


Not Just A Mom | Random Facts

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Hey Everyone! Today (well, i'm a day behind...) I'm linking up with All About That Mommy Life to share with you that i'm Not Just A Mom. I thought I would share a few random facts about myself. Since the blog is still in the newer stages, it will be fun to share a little more about myself in general. 

Weekend Recap | 6.8.2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Hello Everyone! How was your weekend? We had a pretty busy one, but filled with lots of fun. 

I wanted to start off with a little update on life. With everything going on in the world these past few months, my routine was very off, and I just didn't have it in me to blog. We spent time together, bing watched, and read lots.  I've gave a few updates here and there, but now I feel life is starting to return to normal. 

Eric and I are both Essential Employees. We have been blessed to have our jobs throughout this entire  pandemic. I worked remotely from home from the end of March until this past Wednesday. Eric has worked onsite everyday during the week. His company did stop Saturday hours until this weekend. Our restaurants have opened back, our gyms are open (Eric is so excited about that), and our kids returned to Ninja Warrior class and Tumble class this past week. We are so sad that softball season ended up being completely canceled. We are now counting down to fall. Logan was so excited about this season. We still have not been to a restaurant, but we have gotten plenty of dinners to go. I'm still doing grocery pick ups, but will go into the store if needed. I feel like life is finally returning to our new normal with routine and many outings. 

Now on to our weekend! We had such a fun time. On Saturday, my cousin got married on her family farm. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I don't have many pictures of the wedding its self, because I feel those are hers to share. However, I have a few pictures from the farm in general I wanted to share. I feel like I spent the entire wedding reliving a huge part of my child hood. During my middle school years and freshman year of high school, I spent so many summers and weekends on the farm. It was my absolute favorite place to be. Below are a few pictures of the farm.

Easter Weekend | 4.12.2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope things are going great for you and your family. I'm a little behind on sharing our Easter celebrations so I thought I would do that today.

First, if you have commented on my blog, please don't think I am ignoring you. Blogger is not accepting my replies. If your are a blogger out there using Blogger Platform, and can offer assistance... PLEASE email me!!! 

I appreciate everyone reading about my family and our lives!


Our Easter Outfits looked a little different this year. It actually kind of felt more like Christmas. Our Christmas Tradition is to stay in PJs all day long. 


Friday Favorites

Friday, April 10, 2020

Hey Everyone!

Today is Good Friday!! We are looking forward to celebrating Easter this weekend!

Easter is going to look totally different this year, but we are still blessed to be able to celebrate with our immediate families.

Our typical Easter Sunday is church, lunch at the country club with my family, than late lunch/dinner with Eric's family full of yard play and games.

This year there will be church online, no country club, and no extended family. We did not even spring for special Easter outfits.

I am trying to stay positive, and we are still able to celebrate the true meaning of Easter, and be will our immediate families.

Today i'm linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika for a little Friday Favorites. 



Quarantine | Day.... I Have No Clue

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

I'm not sure how you are holding up, but I've lost count of what day it is. What is today? I believe it is Wednesday. 


My sister shared this the other day, and this was so completely true. It's "everything going on". Everyone says "with everything going on", "while everything is going on". I feel this is the south's way of saying "coke", but that could mean Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, etc.

I've taken some time off from blogging. I'm still trying to get adjusted to this new life and routine. Or should I say lack there of routine. 

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What's Up Wednesday | 3.25.2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a great Wednesday so far. Today i'm linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday. Join us!

Tuesday Talk | March 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hey Everyone! How is your week going so far. At this point, I honestly don't know if i'm coming or going. 

Today I am going to link up with Erika and Ashley for Tuesday Talk. Join the conversation!!


Weekend Recap | 3.22.2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I have tons of pictures to share with you, but thanks to self social distancing, we did not do very much. Not that i'm complaining. I'm a super introvert, so my heart is happy. 


Friday Favorites

Friday, March 20, 2020

Hey Everyone! Hope ya'll had a great week, and are ready for the weekend! I know I definitely am. 

Today I'm linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika for our Friday Favorites. Join in with us!


Let's Look | Inside My Purse

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope everybody is staying safe and healthy during these times right now. Today was going to be the Let's Look linkup with Shay and Erika. The linkup has been postponed, and will pick up with the April edition. I decided to go ahead a blog as I had planned anyways. These types of posts are some of my favorite ones to read. I love getting glimpses into other peoples' lives, homes, routines, etc. 


Weekend Recap | 3.15.2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Hey Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm sure most of you are in the same boat as us when it comes to either being under mandatory quarantined or just self imposed. The kids and I spend the weekend mostly in the house due to poor weather, and only went to places that had drive thrus. Unfortunately, Eric had to work Saturday morning, then he had already had plans to celebrate his boss's birthday that evening. I feel we were able to have lots of fun still.


Friday Favorites

Friday, March 13, 2020



Hey Everyone! Today I am linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika to share my Friday Favorites. I'm not sure about you, but i'm so glad it is Friday. 

We Eat | 30 Minute Chicken Penne

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a happy Wednesday!

I'm not sure about y'all, but in this season of our lives, I'm constantly looking for quick and easy dinners for my family. By the time we finish working all day and sports and errands, I'm very happy to just swing through the drive thru for dinner. 

I've been looking for quick and easy dinners that my children will actually eat. I threw this recipe together Monday night in about 20-30 minutes using ingredients I already had on hand. 

Weekend Recap | 3.8.2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope y'all had a great weekend. Our's went by too fast! I feel like I did not sit down until I was collapsing into bed each night. 

I'm very Apple Watch challenged, so I cannot locate my steps for Saturday and Sunday now, but I did earn a badge each day. 

I'm a little late getting today's post started. I had plan on working on it last night (Sunday), but couldn't hold my opens open long enough. I only worked a half day today due to scheduled annual appointments. Had I known one of my doctor's would forget about me in the lobby for over an hour, I could have posted sooner. 


This is my current view as I work on this post. Colt has Ninja Warrior right now, and Logan is at softball with my father in law until Eric can get there. All can say is thank goodness for Apple Air Pods the Sirius XM app. This Highway channel is saving my life right now. 😊

Let's move on to the Weekend Recap!!

Friday Favorites

Friday, March 6, 2020



Hey Everyone! I hope your week has gone great. Today I'm linking up with Narci, Andrea, and Erika for Friday Favorites.

Before I jump into this week's favorites, I thought I would share something I ran across on Instagram that made me laugh so hard.


I'm not sure what your weather has been like, but East Tennessee has been insane. I left the house this morning wearing a light jacket with an umbrella, by lunch I had dumped the jacket and it was gorgeous, and by the time softball practice rolled around it felt like snow. It is insane!!

Amazon Lately

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope your week is going great! This is the first week for us beginning spring sports. So I feel like our scheduled has been double booked. We are basically living in survival mode, and pray the correct kid ends up at the correct sport for the evening. #allthesports Also, do not even get me started on dinner... Would you like fries with that? Seriously! 

Thankfully Amazon never fails me when we need to stock up on something, and we don't have time stop by Target. We basically live on Amazon Prime. 

Weekend Recap | 3.1.2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Hey Everyone! I hope ya'll had a great weekend. I know our's definitely flew by too fast. We didn't have much on the agenda, but it was still too quick. The second you finally get caught up, and have a minute to relax, it's time to start Monday morning prep. 


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