Blogtember Day 23: Family Recipe

My very favorite family recipe is my Granny Blanton's pound cake. I've blogged about it before and you can find the recipe here. I am a huge fan of pound cake, it's one of my favorite desserts! 

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It is the very best pound cake in the world, I promise you. You won't be a bit disappointed if you try out this pound cake, and I'm willing to bet if you tried it on your family and friends they'd be satisfied too! Everyone in our family is always begging Granny to make her pound cake for us and she happily gave me the recipe a couple of years ago. I know as she gets older it gets tougher to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so any time I can help out and make a pound cake I'm more than happy to! Although, my family would probably still say Granny has that magic touch that makes hers the very best, I'd like to think mine is a close second. 


Blogtember Day 9: A Trip

Wahoo, it's Friday! I hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to a great weekend ahead! Today's prompt for Blogtember is: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

I would love to be able to travel to Australia one day. I'd love to learn a bit more about their history and of course see their beaches! Have any of you been before? 

What has been your favorite destination you've ever visited? I was able to go to England while I was in college, and I really hope that one day Josh and I can go together, I know he would love visiting and the history over there would just send his excitement over the edge! 

Have a fantastic weekend my friends!


Blogtember Day 8: House Tour

Hey friends, Happy Thursday! I'm really enjoying this link up and have got to get on sending comments back and visiting all the blogs! Hoping I may have some down time in the airport on Saturday on our way to Dallas to play a little catch up. Starting my new job this week meant beginning to adapt to a new routine and schedule, so I'm a little out of whack ;) 

I snapped these photos quickly last week of our house. It's on my to-do list to get some great photos of the house that we can treasure forever. We've been here three years now and feel very settled in to our style. I'd love to do a home shoot, maybe for our anniversary this year, and get photos of our home and us in it. I would treasure those forever! I only took one shot of our guest room, and not a very good one, none of our office and none of our outdoor space. I'm going to get some of out outdoor space ASAP. We've worked too hard on it to not show it off ;) haha! I hope you enjoy taking a little visit into our home. 

I'd describe our style as very Southern, lots of blues, whites and greens. We like for things to be comfortable and for the house to feel lived in. We like to decorate with pictures of ourselves and Murphy, ha! And we really love maps, hence the HUGE map of the Augusta National Golf Club on the wall in the kitchen. You are welcome, Joshua :) 

Welcome to the Colvin abode!


Blogtember Day 7: Joy

Let's jump right in with five things that bring me joy!


Weekends away with this gal! My mom and I are sort of attached at the hip. She's one of my very best friends and one of our favorite things to do together is to skip town a few weekends a year and go shopping. Currently we go to Charleston on Memorial Day weekend and in early September head up to Greenville. We actually just got back from our Greenville trip this past weekend. 


My husband, Josh. This one is certainly a no brainer, but I'm especially thankful for him this month as I think about us celebrating three years of marriage in just a few weeks. 


Murphy. This one doesn't need a whole bunch of explanation either but my goodness do Josh and I love the heck of out this dog. 


Our home. Our sweet little house brings me immense amounts of joy. I love having a place to come home to each day that is a safe haven, place of rest, and four walls that have and will continue to hold a lot of memories.

Cooking and baking! I have come to love spending time in my kitchen and I love preparing dinner each time to feed my husband, and I love when others gather in our home and I am able to feed them. 


Blogtember Day 6: Playlist

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I am starting my new job and I'm very excited to see where this new path leads and takes me. 

Today's prompt for Blogtember is a playlist. I listen to music pretty much constantly, but my favorite times are while I'm cleaning the house and when I'm cooking. I recently discovered Spotify this summer which I liked because I could pick specific songs to put on my playlist. However, I always end up back at my old faithful, Pandora, because I have curated the stations pretty well now and my jams are on repeat a lot :) I use the heck of out of my Oldies station on Pandora. 

Some of my favorite songs right now are: 

Wanna Be That Song // Brett Eldridge 
Blue // Keith Urban 
September // Earth, Wind & Fire (Always on my favorites list because it's our wedding song) 
Snapback // Old Dominion 
One Dance // Drake 
Holy Spirit // Francesca Battistelli
When We Were Young // Adele
Sara Smile // Hall & Oates 
If You See Him // Reba & Brooks and Dunn 

This is just a handful of songs, because I could honestly be here all day listing away :)