shine or set

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. PB & J Nothing beats some soft bread that smooshes together some crunchy peanut butter and some sweet jam. It's the perfect snack, especially with some cold milk.
2. Moving As much as moving is stressful, I am excited to settle into my new place this weekend. My boxes are packed and I am …

packin' up

This is my sixth move since I left home and embarked on my college adventure. I can't even imagine how much tape, boxes, and trash bags I have filled, moved, and unpacked. However stressful it is, Charlie and I are excited to make a new place our home. 
My apartment is already packed up into ca…


It takes a darn good friendship to hold together when miles and miles aim to snap the threads holding it together. With friends in Texas, Tennessee, and other spots on the map it's unfortunately easy to lose touch. Not only is it the distance that makes it difficult to keep the closeness intact…

sunday spark

"Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror." -Byrd Baggett [click in image for source]

my heart leads

I have always been one to follow my heart. It leads me. It makes my decisions, choices, and mistakes. Sure, my mind can banter on with its input. But ultimately, it's my heart that overrules. Perhaps it seems rather illogical, but I would rather follow a feeling than a thought.

Feelings seem t…

friday funnies

Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with shaking my groove thing. My idea of dancing includes three necessary movements: swinging an imaginary lasso, the sprinkler, and magic feet. What's magic feet, you ask? It's kind of a mix between a shuffle and an Irish jig. I'm not sure what urged…

pumpkin cheesecake snapshots

I mentioned in my 'Pumpkin Cheesecake' post that I was going to bake the sweet treat for Thanksgiving. So that's just what I did this afternoon. I loved watching all the ingredients swirl together, the dashes of spices sprinkling, the crust clinging to the sides of the pan. Baking truly…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Thanksgiving The day is just about here and I can not wait. I am excited to meet Boyfriend's family and to fill my belly up with yummy food. There is so much to be thankful for!
2. Food Network I feel like I'm turning into an old woman with how much I watch this channel. There are just so…

lovin' the stuffin'

My favorite dish that's part of the Thanksgiving feast is definitely stuffing. I heap piles onto my plate and no breadcrumb is left behind. I would choose the dish with the most carb goodness to shove my face with.  I feel no guilt. The holiday only rolls around once a year, so I'm getting …


I la-la-love Instagram. I get to take little peeks into my dear friend's lives through their snapshots, whether they are on tour, eating something yummy, or showing their pretty faces. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. 
Here are some favorites I've captured in the past …

pumpkin cheesecake

Thanksgiving is just about here and I am all smiles. I love everything about this holiday, from the delicious spread to spending time with family and friends. I will happily be spending Turkey Day with Boyfriend and his family. I am so excited (and nervous!) to meet everyone.

I am never one to sho…

decisions, decisions

I recently reached a standstill in my life. While I've been happy with the routine I've become so familiar with, I haven't exactly been content. I know I am capable of more. I want to experience all the goodness of this life. I guess it's called growing up.

After a year and a half …

sunday spark

"We bump into others and feel bashful at recognizing souls so similar to ourselves."-Douglas Coupland

friday funnies

These two little boys seriously make me giggle. Jimmy Kimmel finds the darndest children.

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Comedies It's been a little stressful lately in making some life decisions, but sitting down and watching a funny flick makes it better. Laughter is the best medicine.
2. Sleep I think I've been lacking some good ol' shut eye because I sure have been snoozing a lot. It feels good to g…
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