Raspberry Tart Pie Recipe

July 27, 2016


My husband and I celebrated 6 years of marriage this past Sunday and while we didn’t do much (since we celebrated two weekends ago) I still wanted to make the day special for us both and that is where this Raspberry Tart pie came in. This particular pie is one we have made since we were newlyweds and continues to be a favorite for us each summer to enjoy.

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Candid Shots Part 2 & Link up

July 26, 2016


I thought it would be fun to share with you another few candid shots of me (see last blog post on this topic here) as it is something I find amusing on the blog pages of other bloggers and because it highlights the imperfections of bloggers when all else seems perfect (in blog land) so here we go:

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6 Things I Have Learned in 6 Years of Marriage

July 25, 2016


Yesterday my husband and I celebrated 6 years of marriage. 6 YEARS! I am still in heaven with that thought as I love my man to pieces. We celebrated by staying at a friends lake house over night last weekend and we LOVED it. No kids, no responsibilities…just the lake, my hubby, some movies and a nice hot tub. I couldn’t ask for a better anniversary trip and better man. My husband was kind enough to take these photos on the top deck at the lake before our swim and so I am sorry if you see the tankini top seeing through, but I am not sorry at the same time as we had loads of fun.

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DIY Monogrammed Burlap Decor

July 20, 2016


I don’t post DIY projects often but it does feel good to get some done and share my process and results. Like this particular DIY jewelry project, the project I am showing you today also took me along time from the time I got the materials to the point of creating. Today I am sharing how I made a monogrammed “G” onto burlap that I eventually framed.
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The Art of being Uncommon + Link up

July 19, 2016



It was only recently that I began to open up to people about how antisocial I was in middle and high school. My introverted, shy self preferred eating lunch alone away in a school art room creating work of my own (mostly acrylic paintings) or curled up with my school literature book. Yes you read that right, the school literature book reading poetry and short stories along with the creators of stories and illustrators of artwork. I didn’t read ahead or from cover to back to do better in school or for the purpose of getting ahead, I just really enjoyed the art in words as well as learning about authors and the people contained with in. I was an uncommon girl with a love for an uncommon pass time.

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$10 Target Haul for July & link up

July 18, 2016



Today I have joined my good friend Becky and a few other bloggers for a blog hop where we buy “fun” or “splurge” items at Target with a budget of $10 for the month of July. This does not include Starbucks, groceries but rather items we consider fun or perhaps had on our wishlists.


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Hubby & Wife Style: ONNO tees (Part 2) & Giveaway

July 13, 2016





As I am typing this my husband and I are sitting at our local Target Starbucks getting our coffee fix on after a tiring day. The kids are at church functions and we are just enjoying some downtime between chatting and some tablet time. You might be wondering why or how that is even romantic but really it has been fun. Sometimes some down time away from home is fun, words or no words with your partner,believe me we have laughed and talked. He wanted to give me some blog time as I almost gave up trying to do this post this week after being so sick. Thank you supportive hubby.

Anyway, here is another installment of  Hubby and Wife Style with Chantry ( my hubby) and today we are collaborating again with one of my favorite t-shirt to go shops ONNO tshirts (see our style collaboration from yesterday here).
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Guest Posting for Ada

July 8, 2016


Hello everyone! I normally don’t post on Friday’s but I wanted to let you know that I am guest posting for Ada over at Elegance and Mommyhood today with a cute style post with my daughters. If you know Ada you know she styles with her little Miss Vivian often, so Ada thought it would be cute if I styled with my girls. So hop on over and check it out and see what my daughters and I did.

Have a good weekend!


How I Style It: Nautical style

July 6, 2016


Welcome to How I Style It. This is a themed monthly blog hop that a few other bloggers and I have put together to show you how we style different outfits for different themes. Today’s theme is nautical style.
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