Saturday, September 13, 2014

Weekend Getaway

Today we have a soccer game at 8:30 in the morning. This will be the earliest soccer game we have ever had and I am a bit nervous about how well it will go with our youngest. Saturday is normally our day to sleep in (till like 8:30) but these last few weeks we have been so busy! So, today after soccer we are having a little weekend getaway with some family. We will be headed to St. Louis to see Eric Church and I am over the moon excited. I feel like a kid on Christmas. Eric Church is one of my all time favorites, as well as my husbands.

So, it is only fair I share a little bit of EC with you all. My top five favorite Eric Church songs of all time.

5. Talladega - The Outsiders CD
Favorite line: "Most days in life don't stand out, but life's about those days that will."

4. You Make It Look So Easy - Carolina CD
This song usually puts me to tears. It holds a really special place in my heart.
Favorite line: "I gotta hard head. I was born that way and that makes me wrong more than I say, but I thank God you got a hard head too. I guess he must have known you'd need that to get us through."

3. Lightning - Sinners Like Me CD
*Warning: If you want to cry just go ahead and listen to this with a box of tissues.*
I don't know that there is a favorite line. The entire story of this song just puts me to tears and sends chills down my body.

2. These Boots [LIVE VERSION] - Caught in the Act: Live CD
I don't have a favorite line. I love this song in its entirety. It is an older one but one of my favorites. It was the song that got me hooked on EC.

1. Springsteen [LIVE VERSION] - Caught in the Act: Live CD
I adore when he throws in a little Bruce Springsteen in this song. It gets me every single time.
Favorite line: "I was singing to you, you were singing to me. I was so alive, never been more free."
Does it not take you back to high school or college? Cruising around, wind in your hair, summer night, radio up, and just feeling free.

In case you haven't noticed I am a bit of a music fanatic. I don't have one genre I stick to. I like it all. I also prefer the live version of anything over something that has been edited. 

Who are some of your favorite artists? What are some of your favorite songs?

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday I'm in Love

It's friday and I am back! After a storm that knocked out our internet, being out of town, and the flu bug I am finally back. Whew...its been a crazy week.

Sons of Anarchy started Tuesday and my obsession with Charlie Hunnam has returned. I mean he is gorgeous.

Well, hello there.

Starbucks K-Cups & Pumpkin Spice Creamer. Need I say more? My mornings would not be complete without this duo.

Speaking of duos...I kicked the flu bug with out antibiotics this week. How? Plexus ProBio5 and BioCleanse. Three days and it was bye, bye bug. I felt like a rockstar. The flu usually either puts me down for two weeks or in the hospital because my heart can't handle any type of virus or infection. I am so happy my family and I are on a natural path and aren't harming our bodies with prescription medicines. Did you know antibiotics kill off the bad bacteria in your body when you need it, but it also will kill the good bacteria in your body that your body needs. ProBio5 will help to give you that good bacteria back! Not all probiotics do that. Get

Bare Minerals: Neutral Eyes. I am OBSESSED. Want to know a little secret? I have never ever been good at applying eye makeup. I don't know why I can't do it but I just can't. However, since I bought this little beauty I feel like a professional. It is the easiest kit to use and it looks so classy and elegant. I seriously might go buy ten more of them because I never want to run out. Plus, it comes with everything you need [minus mascara] and it's only $30. That's a steal in my book! 

What are you currently in love with? Have a great weekend y'all. (Bet you didn't know I had a southern accent. It's true.)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall Must-Haves

Who is ready for Fall? I know we are. It is our favorite time of the year for many reasons. We love the pumpkin patch, cooler weather, soups, and everything else fall comes with. I. CANT. WAIT! With that being said I have been scouting out my fall must-haves. Ya know the things you wouldn't survive fall without? Here are mine.

Leather Backpack: When the boys and I are out on an adventure picking pumpkins, heading to a game, or running crazy through the leaves the last thing I want is a purse to haul around. I need my camera, phone, keys, wallet, snacks, diapers, wipes, a cup, and a change of clothes in case someone gets dirty. Several can be found on Etsy but this exact one comes from here - in several colors.

Chunky Knit Scarf: There is nothing warmer or more comfy than a chunky knit scarf. I will take one in every color. Find several on Etsy and this exact scarf here. Old Navy had some really cute ones last year as well.

Plaid Button-Up: Yes, please. Comfy and cute. Wear it as a shirt or as a "cardigan" over another shirt. Plaid is in and I am loving it. Find this exact plaid button-up here.

Boot Socks: My boot collection is growing and so is my sock collection. Im loving these cute over the top boot socks. They add a cute little flair and fancy up the outfit. Stalk Groopdealz & Jane, as I am sure they will be selling them soon. Until then find these socks here.

Boots: Any leather boots will do in just about any color. Boots go with almost any outfit and stand up great through all the pumpkin patches and spooky houses! These Tory Burch boots are to die for though. Find them here.

Pumpkin Spice Frapp: This is the first sign of fall in my book and I can't wait to get my hands on one.  Since we moved the nearest Starbs is an hour away. The struggle. Visit your local Starbucks for some Pumpkin Spice.

Maroon Nail Polish: I am swooning over maroon for fall and have fallen in love with dark nails. Dark Purple. Dark Blue. Black. Maroon. Looooove. Find this nail polish here.

Dark Purple Leather Clutch: I'll be honest. This was a Pinterest find and I can't find the ACTUAL clutch anywhere but I am searching high and low. When the kids are away I will be carrying one. I haven't quit thinking about it since I laid my eyes on it. 

Those are my 2014 Fall Must-Haves. What are yours? Later this week I will blog about my Fall Home-Decor Must-Haves. Just as soon as I get done planning. 


Cookie Dough Dip: No Egg!

Do you love cookie dough as much as me? If so, we should probably be best friends already. I mean Im a sucker for sitting in front of the TV with a sappy movie, cookie dough, and some graham crackers. Its my idea of a perfect night.

However, I am scared to death of getting salmonella. I mean, I hear its pretty rough. That's why this dip is PERFECT, because it contains no egg. So, no salmonella!

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Mix the cream cheese and butter in bowl with a mixer until smooth.
2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well with mixer.
3. grab your favorite graham crackers or fruit and enjoy!

Easy & delicious! ;) My kind of snack.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Forever a fan

Our internet has been out because of a storm for a few days and just got repaired today. So, I have been catching up online with other blogs, email, and some work stuff. My tunes have been perfection today thanks to Spotify and my extreme obsession with One Tree Hill.

Who here loves One Tree Hill? I mean seriously is it not like the best show ever? I still whine and pitch a mini-fit when I remind myself thats its over, even though it has been over for like ever now. Thank goodness Netflix has every season. I tend to re-watch it often. I mean Lucas
Scott could narrate my life any day. One of my absolute favorite things about One Tree Hill is the music. Which is why I have a Spotify playlist titled "One Tree Hill" and you guessed it...its filled with music from the show.

Some of the music takes me way back and I can seriously see Nathen kissing Haley for the first time, Dan Scott being well...Dan Scott, Lucas stealing the hearts of every girl watching, Brooke designing some outrageous outfit that girls actually wear, and Peyton off on her latest crazy happening. Its all so fresh in my mind. Specifically the shirtless basketball games out at the River Court.

It is funny how music can take you back to things like that.

So, my top five One Tree Hill songs of all time:

1. Halo - Haley James Scott (I mean obviously)
2. The Funeral - Band of Horses
3. The Frehsmen - Verve Pipe
(Just go ahead and watch this if you want to cry..totally norm.)

4. Son's Gonna Rise - Citizen Cope
5. The Mixed Tape - Jack's Mannequin

Ill never forget the endless Tyler Hilton songs and the large amount of Jimmy Eat World songs.