Ruby’s Weekend Visit

This past weekend, I was blessed by the presence of my college roommate, Ruby! It was kind of a last minute thing, but Ruby is welcome anytime. And since she works at Southwest Airlines, it’s much more doable to just fly down from Baltimore at will.

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Upon her arrival Saturday night, we immediately got in the car to go grab some wings! (Priorities, people!) We got them to-go and met up with Matt at home as he got off work. We tried to watch some Criminal Minds on Netflix after we ate, but Ruby and I just talked the whole time because we had so much catching up to do. Matt kept pausing the show and jokingly saying to us “Are you two done yet?”. Continue reading

Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

My Latest Yard Sale Finds – 4

Ready for more embarrassing photos of me captured by my darling husband, Matt? Here goes nothing…

This dress one dollar! I’m normally not a fan of butterflies, but when this lady told me it looked great with cowboy boots I was sold. We had a brief buyer/seller bonding moment over both wearing cowboy boots in our wedding.

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Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

My Latest Yard Sale Finds – 3

For round three I decided to model a few of my yard sale finds myself. Try not to laugh too hard at my modeling skills. If my 5’5.5″ frame hadn’t already decided my modeling fate for me, I just sealed it by these photos. 

Matt was my photographer, so in most of the pictures I’m laughing or just giving him the ‘Take it already!’ look.  We had fun being completely ridiculous together though, so that’s what counts!

All my finds this time around were clothes, so this one goes out to all the frugal fashion divas out there!

This dress 50 cents! Y’all….it still had the tag on it!! It was priced at $34.99 and then marked down to $8.99, which is what it looks like they bought it for. But not me…50 cents for this lady!

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I apologize in advance for the slightly blurry photos. If I wasn’t laughing, then he was laughing. Seriously, we had way too much fun doing this. Continue reading

Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp for Two

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We recently went over to our friends’ house for dinner, and they served us the most delicious blueberry crisp. Since I’m more fond of apples than blueberries, I thought I’d try making my own apple crisp recipe. Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

Garden Photos (Summer 2014)

I often say that I could stare at a single flower all day if given the chance. Flowers are one of my favorite things God created. The intricate details and brilliant colors make my heart skip a beat. In the past, my flowers have been confined to a vase where they don’t survive all that long. Now that we have a house and have planted our first and second flower gardens, I wake up in awe of the new blooms each morning. I love tending to my flowers every day. Watering, weeding, pruning, but mostly just staring and trying to capture with the camera what I see with my naked eye.

I hope you enjoy some of the photos I’ve taken this summer! Below we have a rose of sharon, some hydrangeas, bergenias, and a hibiscus.

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Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Counterless Kabobs

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Yes, you read that correctly… Counterless Kabobs! Right after Matt and I moved in to The Krampy Shanty, we decided to remodel the kitchen. It had ended up taking a lot longer than we expected, particularly because of our back-ordered counters.

Having no kitchen counters translated into a lot of grilling out, fast food, and paper plates this summer! Since making these kabobs, we have finally received and installed our counters (praise The Lord!), but I thought I’d still share our silly little experience of making food sans counters. Continue reading

Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Gluten Free Review: Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix

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I was just browsing the gluten free section of the grocery store a few weeks ago, fully intending not to buy anything, when I spotted several of these Cherrybrook Kitchen gluten free mixes for half off – who could resist?  Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

Nana’s Banana Bread

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Though I’m not a fan of bananas or banana bread, my husband loves his Nana’s banana bread recipe. This summer, when we had some bananas that were ripe enough, we baked a loaf. It wasn’t gluten free, so I didn’t try it, but my husband, Cara, and her husband all approved. Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.