Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Girl Power!

Today I wanted to give a shout out to all the ladies out there! Sorry men folk, this one's for the girls! Power to the Woman! I don't know what got into me this morning (well, I think it was all the mommy blogs and birth stories I've accidentally been reading for over an hour) but I got super excited for future family plans, felt super spiritied about my all women's college education and reunion coming up and just wanted to say I r-e-s-p-e-c-t all the strong willed, wildly entertaining, independent, Southern (ok ok and Northern) women out there! (run on sentence or what?) I Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday and rest of the week!

Oh! And don't forget to enter the April Showers Bring May Flowers Hunter Boots giveaway for your chance at your very own pair!

Linking up with the lovely Jenni, Sam & Renee for Tuesday Tea




You Go LC! Best Answer EVER

Um anyone see J-Simp at a red carpet event last night? KILLIN it!!






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Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Snap Shots!

I'm sort of bummed it's Monday- stuck in an office all day, already missin' the gorgeous weather and really tired with itchy pollen eyes! Ugh! The weekend however was beautiful and we got a little more done on the house. This post will be a little picture heavy but here are some of the things that went on around these parts over the weekend. Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Kitchen floor is in and ready to be finished this week!

Had enough for the kitchen bath! (originally we were going to tile it)







Picked out ceramic tile for the laundry room- kind of regal looking no? haha SLIPPERY looking....

It'll be great once the walls are painted pale gray!

Bye Bye vinyl (still have to put down cement board first- just playing with patterns)


Roof is repaired and yucky stuff all ripped down- ready for new metal this week!

Master closet ceiling painted and wallpaper removed to find..PANELING, YUCK!

Added some liquid gold cleaner to the ole' table and I love him!

Primed the master drywall

I sanded the old ceilings (haha with my mask and goggles)

Spent Sunday with my parents and captured this!

Ya'll he sleeps with his tongue out!!

Oh yea, and the official Mr. Chrisley favorited my tweet haha




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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday 5 & Fab Giveaway!

Happy Friday Ya'll! Today's Friday 5 is dedicated to a sweet giveaway that I am sure you will l-o-v-e! A couple fabulous ladies and myself have joined forces to bring you "April Showers Bring May Flowers" Hunter Boots Giveaway! Have you always wanted a pair but just couldn't squeeze them in the budget? Well here's your chance! Enter below and be sure to check out all of their blogs to follow along! Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great weekend! (off to do more DIY house reno which I'll share next week!) 

Linking up with Christina and the usual gang!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wino Wednesday!

Let's take a break from the house for a second and drink some wine. Ok go! haha just kidding just kidding but do plan on it maybe for tonight or the weekend now that you can reference today's post.  

One of my favorite blogging gals does a Wine Wednesday feature and the first time I read one of Amanda's Wino Wednesday posts over at Kids and Cabernet, I knew that I would always be checking her blog on that day. (Isn't her blog title appropriate and perfect?) So when she asked if I wanted to join her in one I thought...hmmm YES PLEASE! So today we are joining forces to bring you double the wine so be sure to check out her new review as well!

Now I live in a small town with no neat places to pick up a good bottle so I will be reviewing a bottle that is A) less than $20 and B) found in your local grocery store most likely. I am a red wine fan most of the time but you can also almost always find a bottle or 2 of white stocked somewhere in the fridge for entertaining and summer afternoons on the patio. (go to: St. Michelle riesling or a good crisp chardonnay) Today I am reviewing a Cabernet Sauvignon (my absolute fav next to a good malbec) 

R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking:
The Lot No. 3 designation refers to the winemaking team of Stephanie Putnam, Kathy George and Jean-Charles Boisset who artfully crafted this wine from select lots of Cabernet Sauvignon procured from esteemed vineyards across California’s premier appellations. With limited oak exposure, the wine is enjoyable in its youth and displays smooth, supple tannins and rich fruit flavors.

Nose:
The 2012 R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with seductive aromas of cherry and red plum accented with notes of rhubarb and pepper.

Palate:
Flavors of cherry, rhubarb and red plum are accented with touches of spicy white pepper and vanilla on the finish.

Food Pairing:
Beautifully balanced, the R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon displays well-integrated tannins and is the perfect complement to grilled flank steak.

At about $15, I thought it was delish! (kind of light though)








And also speaking of Ms. Amanda over at Kids and Cabernet -she recently posted a recipe she tried for a Strawberry Bread and I must admit I went and made it right away! You can find the full recipe over at Katie's blog The Perks <-- click here! (ok so I failed big time with the glaze it is supposed to have so mine is just plain strawberry bread hahaha but ya'll when it is baking it makes your home smell heavenly!)


Screams spring and summer!!


I can just smell it mmmmmm

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Remembering Loved Ones..

This morning my Grandpa went to be with the Lord and also to be reunited with his one true love, my Grandma. Jane and Grafton were together for almost 60 years and were the type of couple that still held hands and opened doors for each other. Grandma Jane passed away almost a decade ago and Grandpa still talked with her every day. He is now at peace and he is now with her. We will miss you and tell everyone hello for us!





And also my sweet grandma Dolly who passed away a few Christmas's back will ALWAYS be remembered. Ya'll, this was a down home SOUTHERN woman who would lay down the law and tell it like it is (literally) and boy her cooking was hands down the absolute best. We miss you Dolly! We miss you all everyday!


Philippians 1:21-23 
 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 

John 14:27-29
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 


Colossians 2:5
For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ



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