Friday Favorites

A three day weekend is on it’s way…so that takes the cake for my number one favorite this week! Also, we only have four and half days of school left…which means I get to take a more serious (and closer) look at my Summer Bucket List! I cannot wait! There are definitely a lot of other goodies on my list this week though and I could really use your opinions!

Two.Last weekend we headed to VA to help Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) at Lucketts Spring Market. I felt so blessed to be able to go on this trip to experience all it had to offer. It is held at a fairgrounds with live music, yummy food vendors, and more than 200 Vintage Vendors on the East Coast. One of Marian’s readers offered their Bed and Breakfast (Zion Springs) to her and the people helping her out. It was SO gorgeous! I’m ready to go back in a heartbeat! It had beautiful land and the sweetest owners ever! Seriously, they are so gifted in hospitality. The breakfast and everything was top notch and I felt like I was in a little dream world staying there.

The entire weekend was so fun! Marian recapped her time here, here, and here! I also posted a few more pictures from the weekend, here!


The Mountain Between Us

Last week, I was talking to one of my student’s parents. She was telling me all about the author, Charles Martin and how much she loves him. She spoke so highly about his writing style and stories. I’m thinking of adding some of his books to my list for the summer. Has anyone read them?


Thursday was a rough day at work. I took one big sigh of relief when I hopped into the car on my way home because I was headed to get a massage. Lord knew I needed one! There you have number 4!


I debated whether to post about this because I couldn’t decide if I really should splurge and get one. I haven’t looked into Apple Watches a lot but I am looooving what I’m hearing and I really think I’m in store for a new watch. 😉 I’m thinking it would be ideal to have before Italy since it serves so many purposes! My questions for you are:

1. What do you know about the product? Comment with the good, the bad, and the ugly.


2. Which style and color do you like best from below?

Happy Friday AND Memorial Day weekend everyone!  xo

The luckiest Granddaughter

“These examples I had and still have of both women are ones I don’t take lightly. I am supremely grateful for everything I have learned and the wisdom of I have gained from knowing them.”

Over at Urban Southern, I shared my heart about my Grandmother’s. I feel the luckiest to be related to such wonderful women.You can read the entire post, here.


I am so thankful for all of the trips I have been able to go on over the years. However, there are some that stick out as being memorable for great and not-so-great reasons. 😉

Let’s start with the ones that went wrong. When I was 14, I went on a missions trip with my entire Youth Group to Chicago. (I’m not sure if a missions trip counts as a “vacation” but we’re going to go with it!) My Grandma, (who I was extremely close with) was not doing well months leading up to the day I left for the trip. Naturally, that was on my mind a lot as I was getting ready to go. Then, the night before we were leaving for the trip I got SO sick and felt awful. I still went on the trip but felt sick the entire time. Fourteen hours in the car to and from, plus constantly being on the move didn’t help. I was a tough trip and one I try to forget. Ha!

Then there are those trips that you wouldn’t change a thing. Two trips easily tie in my mind.  My trip to Greece (and Italy)! I ate my way through the country, made some of the best friendships, and saw the most beautiful views in my entire life. You can read all about it below!

Opa: 1 

Opa: 2

Opa: 3

Opa: 4

Italy RecapAnd our honeymoon to Punta Cana was everything I imagined and more!

Happy Tuesday! 🙂

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Memory Lane

Top Five

My Loves

Steal & Splurge

Friday Favorites

We are so close to summer I can feel it! The pool is open, which means I am one happy girl! 😉 We have a busy weekend! I hope you have a great weekend everyone! 🙂


One of my best friends just had her baby! I can’t wait to snuggle little Caroline so soon! She’s beautiful!

Two.How cute are these chocolate bars for graduation or any gift?!


I have been doing this arm workout for a few years and love it. My sister and I both did this workout the other day (which was the perfect motivation since I took some time off). I thought I’d share it because it’s simple, works like a charm, and isn’t time consuming!

My Coffee Ice Cream recipe here!


I updated my shop page for you to see some of my favorite summer essentials, here!

As always, you can follow me here, here, and here! xo

Fun In The Sun

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve.

So many signs of summer are occurring over here: Our pool opening. Temps hitting 90 degrees today. Stocking up on sunscreen. Flip flops making an appearance on the daily. Dreaming up a sunny vacay (little to Eric’s knowledge)! Swimsuit’s in every store and online. The last one sometimes seems like such a fun experience and other times makes me clench my teeth. It’s a touchy but oh so fun subject all in one. My latest love? The one piece swimsuit. Although I love a classic black suit, the fun patterns always catch my eye too. Recommendations? Thoughts? What are some of your favorites?