Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Tour of Homes

I’m linking up with Kelly's Korner for what could be my favorite link up party yet…..Christmas Tour of Homes! I absolutely love Christmas time, all the decorations, baking, etc. I can’t wait to show you around my cozy little home.


Please come on in!



Why put the flower pot away when you can use it year round?



Oh Christmas Tree!


While I don’t have a fireplace for Santa to come down, this does the job just fine and dandy.



The pillow says it all…..



I love all of the “Yall” sayings being I’m a TX girl.



Cone trees can fancy anything up!



Holly Nog anyone?



I love all the Southern Living Christmas Cookbooks.


Well that is all I could fit into my 900 sq ft townhouse. What fun decorations did you all put out?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What I’m Loving Wednesday


I’m Loving that today is the beginning of my 4 day weekend!

I’m Loving that I get to spend Thanksgiving with all of my family!


I’m Loving that I get to spend time with my precious Nana who misses me as much or more than Reid ;)

nana 2

I’m Loving that I get a fresh set of roots today…..I’m so embarrassed my roots have gotten this bad!


I’m Loving my newest bride to be accessory.


I’m Loving the flowers sent by the sweet fiance. He sure knows how to brighten my day.

flowers reid

I’m Loving that Sunday I will being to decorate my house for Christmas….my favorite time of the year.


And of course I’m Loving my wonderful fiance who I am more and more thankful for every day.


Happy Thanksgiving Yall!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Week Late Weekend Photo Dump…

I’ve never been known to be a timely person so please give me a break here. I couldn’t resist sharing my weekend photos from last weekend. I sure don’t have any from this weekend being I was sick all weekend :(


Reid and I journied down to one of the prettiest places in TX….San Antonio. Why you may ask? For some crazy reason, I signed up for the 1/2 marathon relay. Now that its all over with I can say I’m glad I participated but if you were to ask me during mile  10 I would’ve said different. We enjoyed the weekend with lots of good food, sight seeing, shopping, and of course some running.


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Because I did finish the race, Reid took me to dinner at the Towers of America which over looked San Antonio! It was beautiful!

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Monday we headed home but before ended our trip I spotted a sign that read “Smithville 12 miles” Now if anyone is a Hope Floats movie lover, you know what I’m talking about. There was no question about whether we were going to detour or not….of course we did! And at that point, I knew Reid was a keeper. He made me the happiest girl ever! Ok so I’m a little obsessed with Justin Matice and Birdee…..


Reid & I1


What did your weekend consist of?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I'm back....almost!

I feel like its been forever since I've wrote a little something....oh wait it has! I've missed my blogging friends and post so much. Things have been soo crazy lately I feel like I havent had time to breathe. But starting next week I WILL make time for the little things again that make me :)

Just a few things thats been going on....

  • Running has been kicking my behind! I travel this wknd to San Antonio for the Rock N Roll Marathon.
  • Finally spent a weekend at home last weekend with the fam.

  • We've traveled to College Station for the A&M v. LSU game
  • We spent a weekend taking engagment pics! (more to come)
Oh and did I mention I've been wedding planning???
See you all next week!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Football & Friends

If you have a man in your life or better yet living in the same house and you, I’m sure you can relate to my weekend. Actually its every weekend for that matter. I’m now spitting out stats and names of players like a pro!

My fiance basically drug me out of bed to get dressed and get ready to meet his friends and some family for lunch and to watch football that started at 11 am. Really??? I honestly didn’t mind a bit because it was some friends that we don’t get to see a lot so it was def fun times. Some of the girls and I even left for a bit to shop at Ulta. Win Win for everyone! Later that afternoon we headed out to tailgate for the Texas A&M v. La Tech game that was played in our very own Shreveport, LA.

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We tailgated with friends, co workers, and I even met a new blog friend. I met the sweetest lady through Reid’s co worker & we hit it off immediately. Somehow we got to talking about blogs and we read a lot of the same ones. Now we are followers of each other. Its so neat because I’ve never met an actual blog friend. Check out Leslie's blog sometime.



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The night was fun but pray we don’t attend a college football game that starts at 8pm ever again. I need a lot of rest after this weekend.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Crockpot Chicken Fav

Happy Friday Yall! Today I’m linking up with Kelly's Korner, one of my favorite blogs, for SUYL & today its all about the CROCKPOT.


I feel like some recipes are a hit or miss when it comes to cooking in the crockpot but this Cheddar Beer Chicken recipe is surely a hit around my house. Just the smell of it cooking with make your mouth water. YUMM!!!



You will need:

  • 1  large onion, peeled and diced large

  • 1  package (16-ounce) diced red potatoes, Reser’s®

  • 1  cup frozen diced green pepper, Pictsweet®

  • 4  boneless skinless chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry

  • 11/2  teaspoons garlic salt, McCormick®

  • 11/2  teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 1  can (10-ounce) condensed cheddar cheese soup, Campbell’s®

  • 3/4  cup Bass Ale®

  • 3/4  cup bacon crumbles, Hormel®

  •   Fresh chives, finely chopped, for garnish


  • In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine onion, potatoes, and green peppers.

  • Season both sides of chicken breasts with garlic salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker on top of vegetables.

  • In a small bowl, stir together cheddar soup, Bass Ale, and bacon crumbles. Pour over chicken.

  • Cover and cook on LOW setting for 31/2 to 41/2 hours.


    And that’s it! Enjoy!

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Fall is in the Air

    Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather, clothes, boots, food, football, and the list goes on. Every since Hob Lob put out the fall décor this year, I’ve shopped and hoarded fall décor. Finally this weekend I got around to decorating & crafting with a little help from pinterest. Saturday was perfect for Fall decorating. The weather was perfect!


    Is the mum planted in the pumpkin not the cutest thing? You can find the step by step instructions here.


    The wreath could have been a little fluffier but its not to shabby for the first wreath ever made.


    Of course it isnt fall without mums. They are my favorite fall flower!


    fall house

    The inside of my house hasn’t seen much fall décor yet but here is what I’ve gotten so far.


    After all the décor was out, Reid made homeade stew and I whipped up Paula’s Mexican Cornbread. Everything was so yummy. Doesn’t this weather just put you in the best mood?

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012


    Happy hump day yall! This week has flown by but I’m not complaining at all.


    Here’s what I’m loving today:

    I’m Loving that I finally have a hair apt for this Friday. My roots are in desperate need!

    I’m Loving Starbucks holiday drinks weekly…..mmmmm!!!



    I’m Loving that it is officially FALL even though the weather here in NW LA doesn’t feel like it.


    I’m Loving the leopard/cardi combo look for a fall fashion trend.

    leaopard cardi

    I’m Loving my Maybook Meal Planner notebook. I’ve planned the last few weeks meals and made a grocery list all in one. Very helpful in keeping me accountable as well!

    maybook planner

    I’m Loving all the “gameday” recipes I’ve found on Pinterest. Can’t wait to try a few dishes next weekend. I recently made the Hot Corn Dip and it was soo delish!

    hot corn dip

    And as always I’m Loving my sweet fiance.


    Monday, September 24, 2012

    Baby Love

      Hope everyone had a good weekend as I sure did! Nothing to eventful except the fact my bestie had her sweet baby boy Friday evening. She didn't have the easiest time having him but he is here and both are safe & sound. Liam came into this world weighing 7 lbs 9 oz and 21 inches & is the most precious thing ever.

    And I can't forget about the birthday boy. We celebrated Reid's 25th birthday for the 2nd time with his family and watching collgege football. It doesnt get much better than that!

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Organizing into Fall

    For so many months now, I have had a list of small projects I’ve wanted to complete. Somehow I could never find the time though….story of my life. A few weeks ago our little area was some what affected by Hurricane Isaac so it was the perfect time to stay in and ORGANIZE & clean out!  Some may think I’m crazy but the O word gets me so excited.

    Project #1: Closet…..cleaned out, bought new bins, put away most of summer clothes & shoes
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    Can you say Cardi <3??? You do see a whole rack of just cardigans!

    Project #2: Storage closet…..I have a huge extra closet in my garage that we recently turned into another closet. My sweets hung shelves and helped me hang all winter light jackets, hoodies, and sweats up. The shelving made even more room for the overflow of boots.

    closet 1

    Don’t worry, these arent my only jackets, hoodies, coats, etc. I still have to get those from storage at my moms.

    Project #3: Utility room….who am I kidding? I don’t really have a utility room but I do have a space for my washer and dryer with shelves. Basically the only organizing that went on here was putting detergent, dryer sheets, etc into cute bins over the w&d. But hey, at least its organized and has somewhat of color.


    Project #4:Front porch……this was more of Reids project than mine, I wont take all the credit. He cleaned out my flower pots, hanging baskets, etc. to get ready for fall mums & plants. I put away some of my summer décor and put out the Texas A&M flag. Our house is in full football & fall mode.

    I have a few more small projects I would love to get done before the holidays so I’m crossing my fingers I’ll find time.