April 23, 2019

The Spring Blues

Hello my lovely friends! If you follow me on IG, then you know this post was supposed to go live yesterday. I had edited all the photos taken from this shoot on my DLSR and had them ready to import to this post. My alarm went off at 5:00am as it does most weekdays and I headed down to have my coffee and work quietly while the rest of my household sleeps. When I sat at my laptop, my computer would not turn on. Long story short, my seven year old computer is no more. The disk is retrievable, so I will be able to get all of the content off of it, but I don't have time to go to the apple store to do so until after my trip to Cabo. Honestly, I should be more upset. I mean, I am annoyed that I am using phone photos for this post and not the really great ones (in my opinion), but I have no control over it so I'm choosing to let it go! My this be yet another cautionary tail to back up everything on your computer regularly. I had not since Fall. 

So as I type up this post from my daughter's desktop, I am thankful my laptop was not my only computer option! I will need to save for a new laptop, I'm an apple girl, and I can't retrieve my apple content on a PC, but again small potatoes. I will get a new one eventually and it's not the end of the world. It's all in how you look at it! OK, enough about my computer issues, let's talk about this amazing dress, shall we? 

April 18, 2019

CBD Product Highlight

For the past month I have been trying (and seriously loving) four new CBD products. I wanted to share all of them with you today! Since I get so many questions about CBD oil and capsules,  I made sure both of those were in this months selections. I have also gotten a good amount of questions about topical rubs and you guys, I can't wait to talk about this rub with you! Lastly, I tried another infused water, this time it's sparkling and hemp extract is just one of the many items added to it that make it so darn great. Let's take a closer look, shall we? 

April 9, 2019

Spring break Recap (Part 2)

Chicago ---> Louisville ---> Nashville ---> Birmingham ---> Destin

I recently recapped our road trip headed down to Florida, and today I wanted to tell you all about our time in Destin. Three of my four siblings spent spring break in Destin last year and loved it so much they wanted to go back. We excitingly joined in the fun this year and found a house that could accommodate 18 people. My brother did an amazing job and found this house that had 5 king size bedrooms (all with their own full bathrooms), as well as a third floor with bunk beds for 8 and a second small room with one additional set of bunk beds. Long story short, the house was amazing! The backyard had an in-ground pool and large gas grill, we were a short walk away form the beach and Pompano Joes, it was all just perfect for a relaxing week in Florida!

April 4, 2019

Spring Break Recap (Part 1)

Chicago ---> Louisville ---> Nashville ---> Birmingham ---> Destin 

For spring break this year, three of my four siblings and our families headed to Destin to stay in a large AirBnB property for the week. My husband and I decided we wanted to leave a few days early and take our time as we drive down and have a little southern food tour if you will. We looked at the map and once we knew it would take us 14 hours to get there, we divided the drive into 3 parts. We choose cities to stay in each night, making our travel time about 5 hours per day. First stop, Louisville!

March 20, 2019

Goodbye Dining Room, Hello Tech Room

 Do you have a room in your home that you rarely use? For us this was our dining room. It felt silly keeping it the way it was when we only used it a few times a year when we had company over. Beyond that it was becoming a catch all room. A space that my daughter would sit in on some days for homework or coloring while their bedrooms were getting filled with messes from all of their play dates. Our solution was creating a space that all four of us can use and enjoy, but mostly a space that my kids could use on a daily basis. Not only for homework, but to keep the electronic play dates (yes, that is a thing now-a-days) out of the bedrooms as well. So, the tech room idea was born. Here is what we did.