October 19, 2014

life lately.

 grilled cheese with bacon and apples - nums!
 "mom, look at my spikes"
 someone visited me at work the other day :)

 beautiful frosty flowers.
 you all need this scarf! it's like having a cozy sweater hugging your neck! find it here.
 friends forever - melts my heart!

 campfire season! 

lately my full time job has been pulling me away from blogging and that makes me sad. i've just been so busy at the office that by the time i get home, make dinner and spend time with my family i'm crashing in bed the same time little man is.  we've been soaking in fall lately and enjoying all the fun activities that come along with the season.  i feel like this year we're actually getting a fall. so often, fall comes and goes so fast we don't get to enjoy it.  we've almost finished winterizing our house, you just never know when the snow is going to fly in the midwest so we have to be prepared. Day is doing much better with school. i'm so happy to report that. it was rough there for a little while but now he talks about it all the time and is excited to go. praise the Lord!  that's basically our life lately in a nutshell.  life is good!


October 13, 2014


I was thrilled when The Bouqs recently contacted me to review their flowers. Who could say no to these beautiful flowers?! I decided on the Dawn bouquet, but it was so tough to decide because they are all so beautiful, unique and bursting with color!  I absolutely love fresh flowers. They add such a happy ambience to the home. The Bouqs will definitely be my source of ordering flowers as gifts, just because or when I'm needing a little pick me up!


We source only from eco-friendly, sustainable farms that respect the environment and their workers.


Aren't they stunning? 
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Here are a few more of my favorites from The Bouqs: 

I know you're curious so go check them out! 

*I received a free bouquet of flowers in my exchange for this review. However all opinions are 100% my own. 

October 9, 2014

the swamp.

 wild pigs. 
 the pearl river. 

see the gator?  
 our guide, greg. 
 the bayous were amazingly beautiful! i've never seen anything like it!

 a great egret hiding in the tall grasses. 

Now I can say I've eaten alligator! It actually was pretty good. On Sunday while in New Orleans, we took an hour bus ride out of town to the Honey Island Swamp of Louisiana with Cajun Encounters. It was such a blast! We saw some beautiful birds, wild pigs, turtles and of course alligators - lots of them! It was unforgettable! The bayous are breathtaking! Never did I ever imagine I would actually go on a boat ride looking for alligators in the bayous of Louisiana! 

Cajun Encounters has had some famous guests such as; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Usher, Kelly Ripa, Tommy Lee and much more.

I highly recommend them if you're ever in New Orleans!!