Eats in Destin, Florida

Hey all!So, I've been taking a bit of a blogging break (I feel like I keep saying that, but summer has been SO BUSY that I can't keep up with blogging) but I'm back to give some recaps on our trip to Destin!I'll include the pictures I have (which are all iPhone pics...I didn't feel like hauling my huge camera with me on this trip) and at the end I'll give some bullet point recommendations.So, one of the coolest places we ate at was called LuLu's. There's also one in Gulf Shores (so I've been told). This is what makes LuLu's so cool - the back of the restaurant is faces the bay (I think it was the bay) ....more

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

So, I bought this antique cake plate that I LOVE and it was just begging for a cake. I was going to make one of my go to cake recipes, but I decided to switch it up and combine two of my very favorite flavors - chocolate and peanut butter....more

Sweet Pepper Poppers

My mom came up with this little gem and I CAN'T GET ENOUGH....more

Our trip to Magnolia Market, Junque in the Trunk & Harp Design Co.

Raise your hand if you're a fan of Fixer Upper! Alright, so I'm assuming you all raised your hands! If so, this is the post for you! ...more

Last Day of School!

Well, school is out! The school my kids go to actually ended in May, so we've been out for two weeks now. We took a little impromptu trip last week which I can't wait to blog about ....more

How To Make A Culvert Garden Planter

A couple of months ago I dreamed up these planters. Thankfully, I have an awesome husband who can whip this sort of stuff up for me. I posted some pictures on Twitter and Facebook (and I'll be posting some on my new Instagram account too!) of my garden and people wanted to know more about the raised planters I'm using....more

So I joined Instagram...and an Instasale?

So, four plus years ago I created an Instagram account. I don't think I said anything about it at the time - if I am remembering correctly, Instagram was a new thing then and at the time, Twitter was super active.Soooo...flash forward to the last six months. Every week someone asks me if I have an Instagram account ....more

Simplifying Our Morning Routine

One of the things we consistently struggle with is the battle over breakfast. I don't know about your kids, but if Chris or I don't sit there and police our boys, then they'll choose to goof off instead of eat in the mornings. And you might think that this battle gets easier during the summer, but that is not the case! Why?...more

Simplifying Our Morning Routine

Life with kids can be crazy hectic. Between school, sports, church, family activities, birthday parties and the like, I feel like we are perpetually running late. It's funny because I've always been the girl that's on time or even early, to everything ....more

5 of the Best Books I've Read Recently

It's been awhile since I've talked about my favorite books. I've always been a big reader, though in the last year, I've slowed down a bit. Sometimes I block myself into a corner when I'm reading and I only want to read books about a certain subject matter, which can really be a hindrance! ...more