The busy girl’s guide to a simpler life

10 small things that will make a big difference in every day life

Remember my very first post and how I admitted to being a blog stalker?  One of the reasons I’m addicted to blogs is because I feel like I learn something about the way someone else… does life.  Some of the blogs I follow are stay at home moms, some aren’t married, some live in big cities, some are full-time bloggers… {you get the idea}.  And it’s just so interesting to me to learn about someone else’s day-to-day life and pick up inspiration along the way. So, I started thinking about the things that I do all the time in an… Read More

Ranch chicken

One of my favorite things about making dinner is when David loves it and gets excited that I’ve made it.  And he loves food.  Even better is when he loves it and it took less time than… I don’t know?  Ordering takeout?  This recipe originated when I found two recipes from Pinterest but both had one or two ingredients that I didn’t like.  So I kind of made up my own.  And at our house, this became known as ranch chicken.  It’s a favorite up in here. Ingredients 4 frozen chicken breasts 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 packet ranch… Read More

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Love to the max{i}: part II

One of my earliest posts centered around my love for the maxi skirt.  Guess what?  It’s baaaack!   My favorite things about the maxi?  It’s comfy.  {Like baggy sweats-that-can’t-be-worn-in-public comfy.}  It’s can be worn on a variety of occasions… work, shopping, dinner, church.  Actually it can be worn to pretty much anything.  It’s prefect for traveling because it doesn’t wrinkle… either in my suitcase or in the car/on the plane.  {Not that I go anywhere that requires me to fly but maybe you do.}  It looks good layered with a denim jacket so it just doesn’t get any better than this for… Read More

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High five for Friday!

Sometimes I actually want to give someone a high five just for making it this far in the week.  At my school, Friday is jeans day so that makes it even more delicious… I can taste the weekend.  This week has been incredibly busy and I kind of need things to slow down a bit.  Great, just so busy.  Here’s a look back at my favorite moments…   On Saturday, we went to Greenville to watch Kenzie play college volleyball for the first time {I’m so old, how is she in college?}.  She won both games on Saturday and got some… Read More

Fall is in the air

I didn’t say the air outside.  Maybe I’ll just set the thermostat on 60 and snuggle up in a blanket with my fall decor all around me and pretend it’s cold outside, too.  Just kidding.   Erin painted these for me a few weeks after I met her.   All of her hand-lettered designs are out of this world.  {Seriously, the first time I ever asked her to write something for me, she said, “Sure.  What font do you want?” has nothing on her.}  I’m obsessed with these because I can reuse them every year. I made this wreath a few… Read More

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Buffalo chicken sandwiches

Fact: my husband loves to eat. Fact: I don’t love to cook. It’s not that I hate it, it’s just that I have too much of my mother in me to enjoy spending 3 hours in the kitchen for something that will be devoured in 3 minutes. I’ll never have any gourmet recipes to share with you. As much as I love the crockpot, I don’t want soup {or soup-ish food} every night. So I’m kinda picky when it comes to the crockpot. I can’t take any credit for this recipe… but I can share it. It was given to me… Read More

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Two ways to wear solid white

You’ve got to try this combo.  White + white.  This outfit was my inspiration. When I saw it, it was about 97 degrees out with 100 percent humidity so the “feels like” was at least 112 degrees.  {Totally made all that up but it was hot out.  Miserably hot.}  So, of course I had to adapt and find other ways to wear it in the dead of summer.  And then I’m planning to rock it this fall too! {If you’re digging’ that bag, I posted about it here.}   Solid white is so polished yet effortless.  You should try it. {And… Read More

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September goals

Is there anything better than a completed list? I seriously do that all the time.   As many lists as I make, it’s never crossed my mind to have certain goals for each month. There are several blogs that I follow who do this, so I’m following in the footsteps of Shay, Kelly and Kate. And yes, I know we’re already a week into September but, better late than never, right? Here goes… 1. Devotions daily.  I haven’t opened my real Bible with my name printed on it in years. The YouVersion Holy Bible app on my iPad is more… Read More

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High five for Friday!

  I just love it when the weekend rolls back around… and quickly this time!  Having a four day week was on point.  I’m requesting one every week from now on.  Here are my 5 favorites from this week.   We had a gift card to a new restaurant so we went out for dinner last night.  {David is hilarious when it comes to expensive food.  Give the man Zaxbys chicken fingers and fries and he’s in heaven.  An $8 dollar salad that’s not a part of your meal?  Not really his thing.  But he does make comments the whole… Read More

The busy girl’s guide to the manicured life

If I had to chose one accessory that makes me feel fab, it’s a fresh manicure.  There’s just something about a new color on my hands that puts a fresh spin on things.  It’s my guilty pleasure and I love trying new trends.  But, who has time to update their nails every 5 seconds? I can get a full week out of one manicure with this top coat.  If you’re a nail girl, go buy this!  If you’re not… you could use it on your toes and it would make that last foreverrrrr.  Here’s the link if you want to buy… Read More