Five on Friday

Happy Friday, friends!  Joining in for 5 on Friday today. 

1. Dave Ramsey's podcast 
Josh and I have been listening to Dave's podcast this week and it's hilarious, eye opening, has good financial reminders and is SO emotional! I was working out at the gym listening to it this week and this family did a debt free scream and I just suddenly burst into tears - it was so moving hearing them so excited to be debt free and about their journey to get there. Definitely recommend adding him to your podcast list. 

2. Write the Word journal 
A few weeks ago I purchased the Cultivate Gratitude journal from the Cultivate What Matters shop and it has been a total game changer for me! I have so enjoyed the layout of the book and the time I've spent with the Lord and in His word through using this journal. I can't recommend this journal enough! 

3. Daylight Saving Time 
Is everyone enjoying the longer days as much as I am? While it's been far too cold this week, the longer days have me itching for warm weather with the sun staying out to play much longer! 

4. March Madness
I always participate in a bracket with Josh, my father in law and brother in laws and have a lot of fun sending texts back and forth about who is winning and who's bracket is totally busted. 

5. A little rest and relaxation this weekend
No description needed 

Have a wonderful weekend! 


Weekend Rewind

This weekend was a nice, relaxing one! Saturday we headed downtown and strolled through Carolina's campus and the horseshoe for awhile. It's spring break for the students which makes it the perfect time to explore campus! We had a bit of a photo-op with the new Cocky statue and Murph :) 

Later that afternoon we got out our bikes and rode around the neighborhood, which strangely enough, we have never done before. We always load up our bikes and take them to the nearby trails, but yesterday we decided to ride through the streets close to our house. That evening we went to a restaurant down the street, Henry's, and both had the best hamburgers in the world. I got the Greek burger which had feta, olives and greek dressing drizzled on it - so good! After finishing dinner at Henry's, we headed to Frankie's and had a little battle on the putt putt course. I'll mention that I won and Josh has to detail my car next weekend - lucky me ;) 

Today consisted of church, taking Murph on a walk, watching Tiger Woods in the final round of the Valspar Championship and then I went for a run and bike ride while listening to Dave Ramsey's podcast. Today was the first day I've ever listened to a podcast and I don't foresee it being the last. I'd love to know what podcasts you recommend! 

For dinner tonight, I made this chicken noodle soup which was fantastic and now I'm curled in the lazy boy winding down before hitting the hay to gear up for another week. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend with a great week ahead! 


Hello, again!

Happy New year, friends! I really have no idea how to start this blog post or what to say throughout the whole thing - but here we go. I published one post last year, one year ago today actually. 2017 was a great year filled with many wonderful things, and none of that got logged here on the blog - but thats ok. If you're at all wondering what we did this year, Instagram can give you a good look.

I hadn't really planned coming back to the blog this year, for no particular reason. But the encouragement from my co-worker at our Christmas party has me here writing today. Also, my Granny still checks for new posts and I didn't provide any new content for her last year - shame on me ;)

My desire to write last year just wasn't there. Which, to me, isn't a good or bad thing - just a thing. We'll see how long I keep up with this space this year, I'm hopeful it will be a bit more than last year!

Back in October, Josh and I graduated from Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey and I think I'll be bringing a lot of financial content to the blog this year - as our worlds were rocked taking this class and our lives have truly been changed since we started following Dave's program. I'm excited to see our progress this year and knock out debt with a furiously rolling debt snowball.

I hope that 2017 was a wonderful year for you and your family, and I hope that 2018 is a prosperous, happy, healthy and lovely year.

I look forward to catching up with you more often this year!


Happy New Year!

Oh my goodness. I let the blog fall by the wayside much more than I intended in the last half of this year, and I'm a little sad that more things didn't get documented. Instead of lingering on that, I'm looking forward this excitement to a new year and with hopes that I'll blog much more often. 

I got a wifi SD card for Christmas and we bought a new computer that we desperately needed, so I'm hoping those two things combined will up my blogging game and give me the motivation I need. 

I hope that everyone had a great New Years Eve and is going in to 2017 happy and healthy. 

We had a great 2016 and we are so excited for what 2017 is going to hold. We're barreling in to the new year with a schedule that is bursting at the seams, but life will slow down at some point. 

Over the last couple of months we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the first time, then we celebrated a wonderful December and Christmas. And to round out the year last night we celebrated the end of 2016 and the start of 2017 with our friends.

Josh and I are going to sit down tonight and look over last years goals and plan for the year ahead. I'm excited to see what we accomplished last year and to dream and brainstorm for this year!

Here's to a great 2017 and hoping I'll get my blog act together this year, no promises though ;)


Life Lately

Ah! You guys! How has it been so long since I've blogged last?! The last few weeks, and months really, have gotten away from me and the blog has really fallen by the wayside. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the holiday season that is quickly approaching. Here's what we've been up to recently: 

At the beginning of October (I think, ha! I honestly can't remember the date) we drove to Greenville to spend the day and get our Christmas card / anniversary photos taken. Murph missed out on the Christmas photos last year, so we were sure to include the crazy fella this year. We got some great photos and had a nice fall day strolling around Greenville. Murph was crazy on the car ride, per usual, but he did a pretty good job walking around down town. He was out like a light after a long day on the road. 

Speaking of Christmas cards, we used Vista Print for ours again this year and they came in a little over a week ago. We are set on cards, now to address and get in the mail in a couple of weeks! 

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house for part of Josh's family this weekend and I have been working hard to get everything in order. We've done all our food shopping, now just to clean the house really well and decorate! I LOVE HOSTING DINNERS so obviously, I can't wait to feed my in-laws and have them in our home to celebrate a holiday. I'm trying my hand at a turkey again this year, and feeling fairly confident after my bird turned out well last go round. Here's to hoping everything is a good this year as it was for friendsgiving last year! Mom and dad handed down their china to me and Josh after we got married, and we haven't had a big event to use it for yet, nor much storage but we went and picked it all up last weekend to use for Thanksgiving. The set was short a few salad plates and bowls, so I looked on eBay and found the exact number of each that we needed to complete the set! I can't wait until they come in. I'm over the moon to have moms china and have these pieces that have been passed down.  

I'm getting so excited for Christmas and can't wait until we get to put up our tree and decorate the outside of the house after Thanksgiving. I always say it, but this is just such a fun time of year and it always sneaks up on me. Holiday outings and events have already started around town and last week we spent a night out with friends strolling through shops, listening to carolers and having a nice dinner. This week at work we are participating in a fun holiday event to really kick start the season, so we are hard at work turning our place into a winter wonderland! 

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and enjoys time with their family!