The Best FRIENDS-Themed Party Ever: Inside Ashlyn’s FRIENDS/Central Perk Graduation Party

I possibly threw the very first FRIENDS TV Show themed bridal shower, and was one of just three people ever to blog about a FRIENDS-themed party (I did the research). So, when I planned the FRIENDS shower for my best friend back in 2013, my … Continue reading

First Birthday Party: Sweet Little Peach, Georgia Peach, Sweet Tea Theme, Southern Baby Girl First Birthday Party

My daughter turned one. It was an occasion I always claimed I’d never waste money on a party my kids would never remember, but I didn’t know what it was like to survive the first year of your new baby’s … Continue reading

Taking to the Skies

Readers, if you live in the South, you know we are experiencing a ice storm. In a couple days it’ll warm up and life will go back to normal, so until then stay safe and warm. Most people from the South, do not … Continue reading

Unique Baby Shower Idea – A Surprise Maternity Shower (Not for Baby, But for Mommy)

I have the best sisters and friends in the whole world. This Saturday, they threw me a surprise party. Better yet? It was a surprise maternity wear shower. What’s that, you ask? It’s an original idea my sister Ashley came … Continue reading

DIY recycled T-shirt top

I’ve recently begun to think of ways for recycling everything! Perhaps its this “Pinterest” or “Etsy” DIY age that we currently live in, but there ARE multiple uses for most items we would typically trash. Here is one example….Bubble wrap   print tablecloth … Continue reading

Recipe for Homemade Dog Treats – Peanut Butter Dog Bone Biscuits

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For Christmas, my sweet friend Kami gave me an adorable doggie coffee mug, Christmas-pup dish towel and a dog bone-shaped cookie cutter with recipe for making homemade doggie bone biscuits. I was thrilled. Such a creative gift idea. It’s taken … Continue reading

Our House a.k.a. Presley’s Clubhouse

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My scrumptious baby boy Presley turned TWO on February 12th! My oh my how the time flies. He is turning into the sweetest, most tender hearted little boy. He has a heart of gold and never meets a stranger. He … Continue reading

Unconventional Anniversary Gift


This past weekend was our 5 year anniversary. When we first got married, my husband insisted that we follow the traditional gift schedule, which can be found here. This year being “wood”, we decided to go on a trip in lieu of actual gifts.  We stayed at a log cabin in the woods, in Wears Valley, TN. We hiked to waterfalls, taste tested moonshine and homemade wine, drank hot chocolate in rocking chairs on the porch, and hung out in the hot tub that overlooked the peaks of the Smoky Mountains National Park. And then we drove to Nashville to see the Florida Gators play in the SEC basketball national championship. Yes, that part was entirely for my husband, but I figured I dragged him into enough fudge shops to call it even:) Plus bar-hopping and listening to live music on Church St. and lower Broadway in downtown Nashville was fun. All in all it was a relaxing weekend get-a-way and the perfect way so celebrate 5 happy years together!

Hippity Hop, Hippity Hop, Easter’s On It’s Way

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Everyone loves a cute Easter wreath right?? Well, one of my friends introduced me to Chevron burlap at Hobby Lobby and I knew I had to make a wreath out of it. It’s SO simple and I think it’s adorable! … Continue reading