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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ten on Tuesday [No.47]

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Number one of this week's Ten has to be a shout-out to yesterday, Memorial Day.
We sometimes take our country and our freedoms for granted, especially in today's political climate when it feels like so many things are going wrong.
But yesterday, I chose to be very thankful to the men & women who sacrificed their lives so that we might be able to have freedom and sleep in our beds at night without fear. ๐Ÿ’™

Tomorrow will be Christopher & I's three-year wedding anniversary and honestly it feels like we just got married yesterday, but also like we've been together forever if that makes any sense.
He is my absolute best friend & I love going on new adventures with him.
I've been reminiscing both on our wedding day & our beautiful honeymoon in Savannah and while those were both wonderful, I'm excited to begin the journey of raising our little boy with him in September-this will be the biggest trip of our lives, I'm sure!
 These are two of my favorite shots from our wedding; the above because we were going into our reception & were so stoked to finally be hitched, and the below shot because even though you can't see Chris' face, you can tell he's smirking & that's a favorite ๐Ÿ˜‰
Wedding Photos by Amy-Cole Photography

This past weekend, Chris & I tried out a couple of new recipes (& by that I mean, I cooked them and he ate them ๐Ÿ˜‚).
They all turned out so good & I wanted to share them with y'all & stick them here just in case I ever need to go back & reference them.
These pancakes were so light & fluffy-and easy! I also added a dash of almond extract to some of the mix, it gives it a little different flavor that I love.
Sunday Salad-Summer Corn Salad
I love, love, love a good corn salad and this one was great.
I grilled my corn for some added flavor & added a few more tomatoes. I also plan on trying this over lettuce and adding jalapeรฑos and feta to it for a little different flavor in the future.
My husband requested Strawberry Shortcake at the last minute, so I had to find an easy recipe...and I've never made this before in my life!
It turned out really delicious and didn't take long at all, you probably have most of the ingredients on hand too.

GUYS. If you're spreading that post on Facebook about raw onions left in the fridge overnight becoming inedible because they harbor bacteria-stop! Snopes debunked it ๐Ÿ˜œ

Forrest is really my first giant-sized inside/outside dog & y'all, I love it.
He's my sidekick. We go everywhere together. In fact, he's laying on the floor right next to me while I'm typing this.
My favorite is his begging face though; we hardly ever give him human foods but that face almost gets me to give in! How could anyone resist it?

As September draws closer & closer, of course we're thinking more & more about our little boy's arrival! Amanda from A Sweet Simple Southern Life shared her Thoughts for a New Mom over on her blog since her little Anna Claire is a month old now. There's so much advice floating around out there, but I loved her take on it!

If you haven't seen the "bad lip reading" of the Royal Wedding-you've got to watch it-it's so funny!

Saturday morning I was at my parents and had to check in on these three.
I had slowed down on riding even before I got pregnant, but now that I can't ride, I want to even more.
Why is it that when we can't have or do something, we want it even worse?!
Counting down the days 'til September for more than one reason!

Have you seen Lilly Pulitzer's new bathing suits that were just released?!
I'm dying over this one-it's a one piece, but still so fun and playful.


The other day on someone else's blog (I honestly can't remember who's, I wish I could!) I heard of a website called ThriftBooks.
Y'all know I'm already thrifty when it comes to book-buying because they can be so expensive and sometimes only get read once. I'm also trying to save money while building up our little guy's library, so every penny counts but I do want him to have a lot of great children's books!
So far, I haven't made any purchases but I've found them to have pretty decent prices (not as good as the actual thrift store, but the selection is much better) and all the reviews I've read are positive.

Have any of y'all tried this one out? I may have to make an order and report back!

Until next time. . .


  1. Okay I HAVE to watch that bad lip reading of the Royal wedding and of course check out the new Lilly swimwear!

  2. Congratulations on Year Three! And congrats on the baby!!! How exciting!!! I loved the Royal up at 5 AM to watch it :) Was so pretty.

  3. The Lilly bathing suits are SO cute! I'm waiting to see if any will go in the next APS. Happy 3 year anniversary to y'all! :)

    xoxo A

  4. Happy anniversary! That's so awesome!
    And Forrest is a cutie!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  5. Congrats on three years of marriage!!! that's so exciting

  6. The wedding picture are so full of love!! happy Anniversary!

  7. You were a stunning bride! Happy anniversary!

  8. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I are coming up on two years this July!

    Katie |

  9. You may have already had a baby shower but for my friend's shower we had everyone bring a book to get their little guy's library stocked up. Plus they encouraged everyone to pick up a thrifted or second hand book when they could. It was a great time.

  10. So exciting that you guys are now 3 years into your marriage! My hubby and I are coming up on two this year.

  11. Your wedding photos are beautiful!

    -xo, Azanique |


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