Monday, December 1, 2014

Turkey Day Happies

What a wonderful weekend! After a very long drive, we successfully surprised our families. Holidays are just so much sweeter spent with family. But I am EXHAUSTED. Amongst all the traveling, my allergies decided to act up so now I sound like kermit the frog. Sacrifices I suppose.

 Aunts & Cousins- I married into THE best family!

My beautiful cousin & SIL (carrying baby Ella) <3 p="">

 My wonderful Family & my adorable sister carrying baby Ava, who I desperately wished would have made her appearance while Auntie Shell was in town. She's due next week. Send lots of good juju her way! We have an annual Thanksgiving lunch with our long time friends, who are really family to us. We've known them for over 15 years. Blessed beyond measure <3 p="">

+MY 2ND EVER BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING TRIP- Only the best dog mom's wait in a line, with 100+ people, an hour before Petsmart the cold without coffee or food in your tummy, to score some amazing deals and that free stocking full of treats! Was totally worth it. Them pups are not cheap! AND I scored some of my first name brand purses and wallets :) Shopping the morning of Black Friday was great this year, especially with my cute lil mom... I figured out all the crazies go the evening before!

 I shall leave you with this awesomeness. A cow #selfie. He tried to sniff me, hence my face as I had a minor freak out. This guy was at a new farmer's market/petting farm in my hometown. I scored some local honey and Florida oranges. Ain't nothing better! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with full tummies and happy hearts!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Grateful Heart

This week let us give thanks for family, love, food & friends. We are all so very blessed.

We're off to surprise family! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Blue Plate - Chattanooga

Last week, Hubby and I had a mini Christmas photo session downtown. Unfortunately, that day was rainy and thirty degrees... We were freezing by the end of it! (Pictures turned out wonderful though) So we ran over to The Blue Plate. We have been wanting to try this place since we got here. Their brunch menu was amazing! I loved the modern atmosphere and that they support local farms and suppliers.

"Contemporary comfort food, fresh drinks and house desserts using homegrown ingredients from local farms, bakeries and ice cream shops."

As soon as I saw the french toast special, I was sold. It was delicious! Hubby had the breakfast burrito, which he thoroughly enjoyed. We, of course, huddled together over some magnificent warm coffee served in clear mugs.

This won't be the last time we visit because they also allow dogs to dine outside with you. Love.

ps- come back next week for photos from our mini session!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gift Guide For The Men In Your Life

Why must men be so hard to shop for?!

Luckily I've been saving gift ideas that I have come across all year. David & I aren't really doing gifts this year, but I might buy him one or two of these things. They are just too awesome to pass up on gifting!

+ I think this gift is probably my favorite. Every guy in your life will love this! I found Bottle Breacher on the Veterans Day episode of Shark Tank. They offer hand crafted 50 Cal Bottle Openers made by Active Duty service members, Reservists, and Veterans. Made in the USA. Need I say more??

+RED ENVELOPE is full of fabulous gifts. My favorite is that it all can be personalized, which are always the best gifts. These gifts would be great for my beer loving Husband and his man room. Also, there is a great Living Social deal. Get it while it lasts! You could also buy some things for yourself ;)

+Lifetime Leather Co. I love all things personalized & leather! These would make a great gift for the traveling man. There are many other great leather gifts.

+Personalized Scotch/Whiskey Set - A Great gift set for the classic gentleman in your life.

+You can never go wrong with dry rubs/seasonings for the master grill chief.

Happy Shopping! Don't forget to spread some Christmas Cheer amongst the craziness.