Blogger Spotlight: The Davis Duo

DSC_1039It has been so fun following Owen’s journey over at The Davis Duo. She is one of the sweetest people and I love chatting with her about blogging and marriage. See for yourself. 😉

1. What made you start blogging?

I began blogging to document both my time in PA school and the wedding planning process. I thought it would just be a “journal” that only my mom would read that I could look back on later in life. Little did I know how many friends I would make through blogging and how much I would fall in love with it! I now consider my blog a “lifestyle” blog, where I document real life moments in our marriage mixed with occasional recipe posts and much more!

2. Tell me about your occupation.

I am an orthopedic physician assistant and I LOVE my job! I am only 3 months in but it is the perfect fit for me! I see patients in the office most days and assist in surgery other days. We do all types of orthopedic surgeries including hip replacements, knee replacements, carpal tunnel release, distal radius fractures, femur fractures, etc. I do a LOT of injections in joints for arthritis pain and look at hundreds of x-rays a week. Every day you see something new and exciting; it definitely keeps me on my toes! One thing I love most about my job is that there is always an acute problem (pain, broken bone, etc) that I have the ability to fix and make better. It’s so gratifying to make patients feel better!

3. What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day starts off around 6:15am with the dreaded alarm. Out of bed and straight to the coffee maker for a large cup of coffee. Feed and let the doggy out then it’s time to get ready. I leave the house around 7:20am for a 30 minute commute to work. I see patients all morning then head to the hospital around 12:00pm to make rounds on all the inpatients on our service. Spend an 1.5 hours at the hospital checking on our patients and writing notes then back to the office to inhale my lunch before afternoon patients. See patients until 5:00pm then straight to the gym to meet hubs for a workout. I usually get home around 7:00pm and we cook dinner. Shower, read or watch t.v. in bed for a little bit, then lights out around 10:00pm (I’m such an old lady!).

 4. How did you and your hubby meet?
We met the day I moved to Chapel Hill to begin college at UNC. One of my guy friends from high school was already at UNC on the baseball team and through visiting him I began crushing HARD on one of his tall blonde teammates named Garrett. One thing led to another and we began texting the summer before I left for college. He asked if he could take me on a date the day I moved to UNC and sure enough, he picked me up that night and we went to dinner! It was a semi-blind date, as we had never officially met but had talked and seen each other from a distance. We hit it off instantly and were married 4.5 years later!

5. What advice would you have given yourself 10 years ago?

Trust the Lord because His plans are SO much better than any plans you have for yourself! That high school boyfriend that you thought you were going to marry that proceeded to shatter your heart into a million pieces? Well God is preparing a man for you that is 20394825 times better! And your constant worry about not knowing what you want to do with your life? Relax! You will find your passion in medicine and all the late nights of studying will be totally worth it.


6. What are some of your hobbies?
My very favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband and doggy. He is seriously my best friend. It doesn’t matter what we are doing, we always have the best time together. We spend all our summer weekends at my family’s beach house…my happy place. We love taking our dog on walks and letting her swim. Also, any time I have a good book in hand I am a happy girl! We love spending time outside and we go on walks, bike rides, etc. any chance we get.

 7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I have always dreamed of having a house full of blonde haired, blue eyed babies. Our road to this dream hasn’t been easy as we are currently battling infertility and are in the midst of IVF but I pray that in 5 years this will be a distant memory. In 5 years I hope to be working part-time so that I can spend more time at home with our [future] kids.

You can read all my answers to these questions, here!

Happy Wednesday everyone! 🙂

A Day in My Life

Show and Tell - IG GraphicI’m linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesdays: A Day in My Life. My day starts and ends early. 😉

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I love this life. 🙂

9 months + winner

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I started thinking about the last 9 months and realized how it seems like such a long time and yet no time at all. I’m sure to anyone who is engaged, 9 months seems like an eternity and the couples that have been married 30 years, 9 months almost makes them laugh. Either way, it’s safe to say that the last 9 months have been the best. We have grown individually and as a couple and have learned how that works in a marriage. I’m so thankful for all of the lows that make us grow and for all of the highs that make the hard work worth it. Here’s to dancing through life for another 9 months (and more!) hand in hand!


Be sure to check here to see if you won the $25 credit to the Lily and Val store! Thank you SO much to everyone who entered! Love you all!

Friday Favorites

Oh hey Friday! There were a lot of favorites this week! The weather was gorgeous, we went to dinner with friends, and we have such a fun weekend planned!

One.stephanie-spring.comCOOLA Sunscreen, Lancer Sun Shield, Arcona Sunscreen, Raw Elements Sunscreen, MDSolarSciences.

You guys totally blew me away with your suggestions and input on sunscreen after this post! I love a good sunscreen!

Two.Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comMy Summer Quinoa Salad is a favorite. I made it this week and fell in love all over again. 🙂

Three.I’m teaming up with Lily and Val for a giveaway that ends tonight! Follow me here and enter here!

Four.stephanie-spring.comOn Tuesday, Eric and I decided to get up a little early and go out to breakfast before work. I have no idea why we don’t do this more often?! I was so giddy all day after having a date before the work day even started! 🙂

Five.FullSizeRender (13)Organic vegetables from a local farm?! Favorite, favorite, favorite!

Happy Friday friends! Enjoy your weekend! xo

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The Toasted Pine Nut

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Gruyere QuicheRoasted Red Pepper Walnut DipCoconut Crusted Green Beans and Cashew DipPepper Shell TacosI’d say my passion for food has multiplied over the last year or two. Being balanced in every area of life is so ridiculously hard but so important and something I strive for. Food is no exception when it comes to balance. I love chatting with people about flavors, smells, textures, and health benefits of food. I love the memories surrounding food and the people who gather for it. I’m teaming up with The Toasted Pine Nut to share a few recipes that not only look delicious, but are delicious! She’s sweet as a button and her recipes will make you feel fit and fab with every bite! Take a look for yourself! 🙂 Mustard and Herb ShrimpLemon Chia Seed MuffinsChocolate Peanut Butter CupsHomemade Pecan Milk