Life, Fun, Talk!


March 27, 2015
Countdown to the happiest day of my life.

Kevin & Amanda, March 22, 2002. The 1-year anniversary of our first date. Last Sunday turned THIRTEEN years old! Thirteen! This site is officially a teenager! I’ve told parts of this story before, but in case you’ve ever wondered, here’s the full story on how I started blogging. :) Kevin bought me the domain […]

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Friday Fun!

March 20, 2015
Dot and Bo Creme de Menthe Chair

Happy Friday, friends!!! 1. We need to talk about Serial. Have you heard of it? It’s a podcast. At first I was skeptical. A podcast? Isn’t that like just listening the radio?¬†How do you even listen to podcasts? I was picturing people in the 40′s sitting around the radio listening to their nightly radio program. […]

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Tuesday Update!

May 13, 2014
On the beach in Seaside, Florida and Cancun, Mexico.

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. Just wanted to check in and chit chat about what’s been going on with us lately! 1. Kevin’s been traveling for work, so while he’s away I’ve been spending some beach time with my girlfriends on some fun trips over the past couple […]

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What’s New

February 27, 2014

1. For Valentine’s Day Kevin made me Red Velvet Cookie Dough Pies. They were so, so, so good, I am still dreaming about them. We found the most adorable heart-shaped pie press at Target, and he used it to cut out the dough and make the pies. He combined two Picky Palate recipes: Hot Little […]

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Friday Fun!

February 14, 2014
Kevin and Amanda Valentine's Day Snow Day

1. Happy Valentine’s Day!! Yesterday was a snow day for us! We got about three inches, which is basically a ton. It doesn’t even snow every year here, so we’re happy when we get just a flurry! Three inches in Alabama means roads are closed, schools are closed, and everybody stays home from work. So […]

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Best and Worst Books I Read in 2013

January 8, 2014
A List of the Best and Worst Books I Read in 2013

Happy 2014! Did you make any reading goals for the year? I always love getting new book recommendations, especially for those “cannot put down until it’s finished” kind of books! So in honor of the new year, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads from 2013. If you’re looking for a new book, […]

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Friday Things

August 16, 2013
arrow earrings altard state

1. Dangly Earring Obsession How fun are these arrow earrings?? I am dying. I saw them at one of my favorite clothing stores here in Alabama and knew I had to bring them home with me. I heart them! Here is a link to their online store: Altar’d State. I don’t see these particular earrings […]

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My Favorite Things: Anker Portable Phone Charger

July 19, 2013
Anker Portable Phone Charger. Fully charges iPhone 4-5 times!

Happy Friday, friends!! :) Wanted to share one of my favorite must-have travel gadgets with you today. It seems like whenever I’m traveling my phone just can’t hold a charge for a full day. If you’ve ever been traveling and experienced with woes of a dead battery with no outlet to charge, the Anker Portable […]

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Summer Things

July 3, 2013

1. I am in love with this Cinnamon Mini Donuts reed diffuser from Target! Such a yummy scent! It makes me happy every time I walk by it. I just want to stop and take a deep breath. The last time I was in Target I had to get the candle too! 2. Fun new […]

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Songs to Wake Up To

May 22, 2013
Homemade Iced Mocha Recipe. Tastes better than anything you can buy at a coffee shop!

I was recently asked by Folgers to write a post about my favorite part of the morning and share how coffee and music play a part in my morning routine. It was perfect timing because I was just thinking it’d be fun to write a post about songs that are fun to wake up to […]

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Spring Things

April 15, 2013
Look who

1. Look who’s got scented wax max now! I found this at Walmart. They have lots of flavors, but this one especially spoke to me. :) 2. Thanks to The Pioneer Woman, I am now the owner of these American Eagle Super Stretch skinny jeans. I haven’t been in an American Eagle in twenty-five hundred […]

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Friday Things.

March 22, 2013
Anna & Ava Earrings from Dillards

1. Now that it is officially spring, I am seeing such bright and colorful earrings everywhere! I love it! I have such a weakness for dangly earrings. I am still gushing over these fun textured Anna & Ava earrings from Dillards. When I bought these they were $30 each or 2 for $20. Buy one […]

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Friday Things

February 8, 2013
Ella Madison Boutique for cute clothes and accessories.

1. I am loving this fun scarf and colorful monogrammed phone case from Ella Madison Boutique. The scarf is sooo soft and cozy. Seriously cuddly! I never want to take it off. And I love all things rainbow and monogrammed, so naturally I love this case! But hurry, the cases are only going to be […]

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House and Home { Shopping Fun }

January 8, 2013

My mom gave me this Bicycle Wall Clock from World Market for my birthday. I love it! So fun and funky :) She also gave me this vintage-inspired fan clock for Christmas. I am dying over its cuteness! I love this eyeliner pencil. It’s exactly what I’m looking for in an eyeliner pencil. First of […]

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Spring Things

April 10, 2012
Shopping for Spring

Oh my goodness, how cute are these owl measuring spoons? I’m in love! I am a bit obsessed with decorative measuring spoons — my collection is getting slightly embarrassing! But these were just too cute to pass up. I found these little guys at Pier One this weekend. Kevin and I went for a drive […]

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A Wednesday List

November 16, 2011

1. A few weekends ago, Kevin and I were in Auburn for the football game. I curled my hair. 2. While we were in Auburn, I stopped by World Market. We don’t have one up here. Snarl. Gnash. Weep. On an impulse, bought this Banana Chocolate spread. It’s the best thing I’ve ever eaten in […]

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My Favorite Things: With Shimmer

September 20, 2011
My Favorite Shimmer Beauty Products

I have a deep love for shimmer beauty products. They’re fun. And girly. And pretty. I don’t need to light up the room like a disco ball, but I love just a glint of sparkle in the sun. Here are five products I’ve been using all summer for eyes, nails, lips, body, and hair. I […]

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Five Handy Websites I Keep Bookmarked

August 3, 2011

Whether it’s for food, photography, travel or shopping, here are just a handful of websites I visit on a regular basis that make my life easier! 1. CamelCamelCamel. CamelCamelCamel is an Amazon price tracker. Search for any item you’d buy on Amazon, and it will give you a history of the item’s price. You can […]

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It has come to my attention

August 1, 2011
Kitchen Pantry

…That I might have a few too many boxes of cereal in my pantry. Definitely too many spices. A mild obsession with vanilla. An extreme obsession with measuring spoons. They’re never usually this organized. I didn’t mean to straighten them. It just started happening. I can’t help myself. More chocolate than one person should have […]

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Five Things I Love Right Now: Summer Favorites

July 25, 2011
Summer Favorites 2011

1. Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flops. I’m not usually a flip-flop wearer, but these yoga mat flip flops have changed my life. They are the most comfortable flip-flops — make that shoes altogether — I have ever worn. The footbed feels just like a yoga mat and gives that completely satisfying balance of squishy comfort […]

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