Five on Friday

Hey, it's Friday - cheers! Joining in for Five on Friday. 


I like to take a day off during the week one day in the Spring to take a little day trip to Charleston for the day with Josh. We took our day last Wednesday and had a gorgeous day in the holy city. The weather was perfect and we strolled through the battery, wandered down a few side streets admiring the beautiful homes, sat a spell in Battery Park, had a delicious lunch at Cruller Cafe and finished the day popping in the stores along King Street. 


Murph the smurf has been battling skin issues veeeeeery badly recently, and after trying everything we possibly could, a trip to the vet was in order. He went two weeks and had a follow up today and great news - the sweet baby is doing much, much better. The scratching is gone, his fur is (finally!) coming back, he's acting like his old self again and soon enough he'll be nice and fluffy and dandruff free soon :) 

We're so far behind on this, but Josh and I are watching Parks & Rec on Netflix due to a coworkers recommendation and oh my goodness - love.this.show. 


Last Saturday I completed a 6.5 trail run with the team from work and I surprised myself but running all 6.5 miles and had the best time doing it! I ran track in high school but was definitely not all that great, and I've only run one technical race since my track days, and that was a 5k back in college. It felt so good to be out running, on a beautiful trail with no emails, text messages or phone calls to bother with. 

We're headed to Charleston again this weekend to take Murph to the beach - can't wait to see that little fella and his sandy paws :)


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!