Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

House Update

I thought I'd do a little update on our house building process. It's really starting to become fun because every week something new gets done and it all feels so real. We've been talking about this house for SO long now so to actually see it coming together feels good.
Here she is. Home Sweet Home. This week it has really come together and it actually looks like a home instead of a bunch of wood planks. The window are in, they got started on the roof today and by the end of the week they're going to be working on plumbing and electrical. When I walk through the house I just get excited. I can picture it all perfectly and I can't wait to move in!
While the boys are at Mothers Day Out, Scott and I are using that time to select things. On Monday we finally decided on our granite and got a lot of our tile/backsplash chosen. We have to go back on Thursday to finish the rest of the tile. We've picked out our wood floors (actually Scott did, I don't have a big opinion on floors so I just let him choose whatever he wanted). We have our cabinet designs finalized. Our paint colors, brick, stucco, shutters and roof are all picked out. We've spent way too many hours figuring out how we want our outdoor patio space to look (seriously took us forever for some reason) and Scott went through the house yesterday to mark where all of the light switches would go. I mean, there is so much to it. It makes me appreciate my husband's job (aka the insane amount of detail that comes with it) a little bit more. He'll ask me about a certain detail and I'm like "oh....I didn't even realize someone had to choose that. I just thought it got there on it's own I guess!!"
After plumbing and electrical comes insulation then sheet rock. Scott has warned me that it will seem super slow when that's happening because sheet rock takes forever. But after sheet rock comes fun stuff like trim and cabinets and tile so by the holidays it's really going to start coming together and I can't wait to see it!
I'll do another update again but for now, that's where we are! It's all really fun and exciting for us!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Game Day Recipes

Game days are fun. I love the feelings of Saturdays in the fall. Football on the TV, wearing my colors with pride, and also, eating a lot of yummy food. Game days are a great excuse for eating a lot of dips and making Razorback shaped brownies. Or at least that's how it works in my house. Today I wanted to share with all of you some of my favorite game day recipes. These are my go-to's on Saturday's. Maybe not all of them every Saturday....or maybe all of them! Click the links under the photos to go to the recipe.

I make these almost every game day. Everyone loves them. This is the perfect game day sandwich. I make these sandwiches so often and the recipe is so easy that I don't even have to look at the recipe anymore. I whip these up quickly and there's rarely any leftovers but if there are, they re-heat amazingly. Y-U-M.
Again, another easy recipe that's so easy to make I don't even need to look at the recipe because there's only three ingredients!!! Sausage, cream cheese and rotel. Mix together and you're done. I actually always do two blocks of cream cheese and two cans of rotel otherwise it's very sausage-y. Do whatever your taste buds feel necessary!
I love spinach dip and this is a recipe I've been enjoying for decades now. It's simply the recipe on the back of the Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix package. This is a cold dip and I serve it at almost every party I throw. It's easy to make ahead of time and it tastes delicious for days.
With all this salty you're gonna need some sweet and this strawberry cake will be your favorite game day food of them all. Make this cake the night before and it will be all ready for you to indulge in on game day. This strawberry cake is sinfully delicious and I haven't met one person yet who doesn't go back for seconds. 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Knotted Top

Hey all! It's been a minute since I did an outfit post. I've found some cute new stuff for fall and I'm excited to share it all with you over the next few weeks. I thought I'd start with this top because it's the perfect top to wear during this awkward transition weather when you never know what to wear!!
We all know about classic Piko tops. I have loved them for years. However, Piko has so many different styles of tops and dresses that are exclusive to their website (that you've probably never seen in your local boutique) and I have loved everything I've ordered from them. The fabric is so soft and stretchy and I can always depend on Piko when I need a good, basic go-to. This top is so cute and the color is so pretty. I can wear it like it is now then throw a long cardigan over it in the fall for a cute layered option.
I don't typically go for the high-low tops but the knot on the front gave it a unique twist and I knew it was for me the second I saw it. Another bonus is that this top is under $30! There aren't many left so you better order fast! And a side note: my tassel earrings are from Versona. I never can find a link for their jewelry but I just got them a few days ago and they were less than $10.

Monday, September 11, 2017

First Steps

Happy Monday everybody! I hope y'all had a fun weekend. We did! My brother, SIL, and niece came up for a visit and we had a great time. Campbell and Avery are such good buddies and they wore themselves out with all of the fun they had together....as did Bennett who is not one to be left out of anything. My brother went to the game but the rest of us stayed behind. We went to lunch, the mall and the park to play instead, then caught the game on TV.
Shortly after I took this photo, Bennett {finally} decided to take his first steps! I guess it's how he wanted to celebrate his 16 month birthday. He took several steps two separate times and we were so proud. He didn't feel like doing it at all yesterday but he's walked so much today! He feels like such a big boy and now that he's gotten over the fear of doing it alone, I think he's about to just take off. This kid has been soooo slow at the "big" milestones. He didn't sit up until he was 8 months old, crawl until 4 days after his birthday, and walk the day he turned 16 months old. If I were a first time mom I probably would have been freaking out but I knew with each milestone he'd do it when he was ready and I patiently waited for him to get there. Bennett is extra cautious (both of my kids are) so it's fitting of his personality to not do something until he felt completely confident.
I had some dental work done this morning and the procedure itself was no biggie but since the numbness from the shot wore off this afternoon, I've been in a lot of pain. I don't like going to the dentist. I told him before he got started that I would rather be in labor and I totally mean it. Labor over dentist any day. I have one tooth that likes to give me trouble every couple of years. Stupid tooth. Thankfully it's over with and also thankfully I still have a few pain meds from after Bennett was born. I didn't need many of them after I birthed a child but I need them for this tiny tooth in my head. Go figure.