Christmas Traditions

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

How are we less than one week away from Christmas Day! This year has flown by and I am so ready for next week. I will be off work until January 2nd so I am ready for the next few days to fly by.I wanted to share a few family holiday traditions that we started for Charlee's first Christmas and will be continuing this year too. 

Wish List for the Home 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hey Friends! I just wanted t to share the top five things on my Christmas List for the home.

motherhood is messy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hey Strangers! Life has gotten away from us here lately and things have been super busy. The past few months have flown by and I am so excited for the seasons to come. We are approaching Charlee's second birthday and the planning stages are going strong over here. I am so excited about this fun theme that we are doing. I promise to share soon. I wanted to take a few minutes to have some real talk over here. I never really plan out my blog spot because to be honest this blog is just a outlet for me. My life and motivations are everywhere right now because it has been a rough couple of weeks. I am spending the days juggling what feels like a thousand spinning plates and spoiler alert they are all in a million pieces.

House + Infections

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Happy Hump Day. I am so glad that we are getting closer and closer to the weekend. Boy does this mamma need some sleep. I have put this poor blog on the back burner here lately and for that guys I am sorry. I had really bad writers block and wasn't sure if I was going to share some things that have been going on lately. It is hard sometimes to decide what to share and what to keep to yourself. So here goes... we have two things. One we have decided to sell our beautiful home and downsize. I am so pumped about this and can not wait to have less house to clean. We are not in a hurry and haven't pulled the plug on anything yet we have just been looking. I want to go down to 2000-2800 sq ft. We currently have 3200. This is our current home...

Fall Bucket List

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

over the weekend fall showed up on the calendar but not in Alabama. Even though it is 90 degrees outside

Checking In

Monday, September 24, 2018

Hey Friends! I am checking in. I sure have missed this little outlet of mine. Things have been super busy but we are slowing down just in time for Fall.

Friday Favs

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hey Friends! Guys it is finally Friday. I am so pumped that we are at another weekend. 

one. Prayers go out to everyone in involved in Florence. I hope everyone stays safe! I pray that the first responders and that they are able to get people to safety.

two. this past weekend we attended our fourth merrie mimic ball. The theme was a tribute to Zelda Fitzgerald. It was fun and I totally we a little crazy with the 1920's theme. We made a weekend of it and spend the night at the hotel downtown where we could walk to restaurants and local bars.

Austin | Texas

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Yall we did it. We took a toddler on a airplane and I am happy to announce that we all survived. This past week we flew to Austin, Texas for labor Day weekend. We had a blast. We decided earlier in the year that we just needed a get away and we wanted to check out Texas. Tuesday night we drove to Atlanta to fly out early Wednesday morning.
 FYI Texas is HOT! 


Monday, August 20, 2018

Checking In | Life Lately

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Happy Hump Day.  Sorry that I have been a little MIA lately. Summer has been busy and we are making the most of this stage of life with Charlee. She hasn't been her true self for the past week and I finally found out what was going on. She has four teeth coming in at once including two molars. I get it girlfriend. i wouldn't be happy either. Charlee's personality is starting to show more and more everyday. I am so excited for the little girl she is becoming. She is less and less a baby and more a big girl. I adore this sweet girl. 

Friday Favs

Friday, July 13, 2018

Happy Friday Everyone!
I am so glad that we are at the weekend. Yall before I get in to my favorites I wanted to share our go fund me page. We really are trying to come up with the money fast to be able to have a second baby! With our first baby we paid over 15-20,000 to have her. It was financially draining on us. Since we did that with our first baby we don't have those funds for the second one. Please help in anyway that you can. 

Friday Favs

Friday, June 29, 2018

Happy Friday Friends! I hope everyone had a super quick great week. 

One. I announced yesterday that I am now a Beauty Counter consultant. Suffering from infertility I have realized how important it is to watch what you put on/in your body. I am so excited to share all of these products with you guys! You can shop my site here. Please let me know if you are interested in hosting a online social so you can get some free products!!


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Happy Friday Eve! I hope everyone is having a great week! I took the plunge this week and signed up to sale Beauty Counter. I have fallen in love with using safer products on my skin since we are thinking about trying to have a second baby. I didn't realize last time how many bad chemicals are in the products that you use on a daily basis. If you guys would like to chat more about it please email me and shop on my page.

Friday Favs

Friday, June 22, 2018

one// I announced last week about my promotion at work. Today is the last day in my current position. I am sad but oh so excited to get in my new position and hopefully make a positive change. 

two// This week my Matilda Jane lady was able to sale her samples. Yall I am a sucker for some MJ. I don't know what it is but there clothes are the best and hold up so good. 

Father's Day 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We had the very best time making the day all about my husband Sunday. We woke up and he opened his gifts. Charlee made him a canvas and I purchased concert tickets, a babysitter, and a hotel room for August. He has been saying for months that he wanted to go to this concert and everything finally aligned for us to be able to go. We started the weekend off by going to Mexican Friday to celebrate J's cousin's stepdaughter's 12th Birthday. It wasn't a good experience at the restaurant and we home to call it a night. Saturday we woke up to a new day and another birthday party.  Charlee had a blast playing with kids her age on the playground at the party.

Friday Favs

Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Friday Friends! 

one// I was promoted this week at work to the Paralegal over the Special Victim's unit. Basically I will be the paralegal over all the women abuse and child abuse cases. I am very excited about the opportunity to make a difference in this cases. 

Current Hair Routine

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Good Morning Friends! I hope that you week is flying by. I wanted to chat with you guys about my current hair routine. Most mornings it kinda gets tossed into a bun because my hair is so thick. It takes a solid 15 minutes to just blow dry. But when I do have the time I love to curl or straighten it. 

Tips on Saving Money

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

There was a time in our early marriage that I lost my job due to cut backs and had a really hard time finding something else. Eventually god helped guide me to the perfect job later but we had to make hard decisions and live off of one income. It defiantly tested our marriage but eventually we were able to make it work until I found a new job. I wanted to pass on a few tips that we learn along the way to maybe help someone else like us out.


Monday, June 11, 2018

We had the best weekend ever- full of family and relaxing! Just what my soul needed. Friday night we got home and headed to our small group. We were trying out a new small group game night and made the decision that we will not be joining that group for the rest of the semester. We prefer to have a small group close to our age and this group was a lot older. We headed home and called it a night after a show on the dvr. 

Five on Friday

Friday, June 8, 2018

Happy Friday, Friends!

one// Guys have ya'll been watching Southern Charm lately. Omg Thomas's new girlfriend should seriously be toned down like 1000 times. She is so crazy and aggressive. 

Postpartum Truth

Thursday, June 7, 2018

After I had Charlee I never really wrote about my postpartum journey. I think your body goes this incredible change for nine months were every part of you is attached to this baby that you have growing inside of you. We as moms look at is as everything that we do is for this baby. Everything we eat they eat and so on. I did really realize that people can relate to my experiences and how I felt after those nine months. People should want to hear about this baby not me and how I am doing. 

ten things about me

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hey Friends! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend. It flew by here and here we are another work week. I wanted to take the time to reintroduce myself and tell you somethings that you may not know about me.

Friday Favs

Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy Friday Friends! This week flew by and here we are at the weekend again! I am so ready for another summer weekend and hopefully some time at the pool. 

one. Summer Lovin'
We got the outside TV hung and are so ready to summer BBQ's outside on the patio. We had a blast eating dinner and playing the few times that we have been able to do it. I totally can't wait to spend every summer night out there..

Two. Happy National Donuts Day! 
Most places are giving out free donuts or you can purchase a drink and get a free donut.... I know we will be line several times today. #aintgonnapassonadonut

Three. Beachin'
Yall last weekend we had the best weekend at the beach ever. I don't know how we can top it at all this summer unless we go back. Charlee had the best time and didn't get sun burned. Double win!

Four. Crossfitin. 
We are going to watch our first crossfit competition held at our gym tomorrow. I can not wait to cheer my friends on and see if I could do it next year or maybe a different one later in the year somewhere else. I think Charlee will have a great time watching all the people and cheering them on. 

Five. Infertility
Come one back next week for a new fertility post and possibly taking about plans to add a sibling in the mix. 

What's up Wednesday

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy Hump Day Friends! 

Memorial Day Weekend

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Happy Tuesday friends! I hope that everyone had a great long weekend! This weekend we braved the weather and headed down to the Gulf Shores. It was Charlee's firs time at the beach and this girl had the best time ever! She swam and played in the sand. She had the best time of her life and just wanted to be at the beach as much as possible. Friday night we arrived a little after lunch time. So we unpacked and headed to the grocery store to purchase a few things for the weekend. After that we got ready for dinner and made our way to my brother's house who lives in Loxley. We had dinner at Blue Gill one of my favorite restaurants. 

friday favs

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Friday Everyone! I am so glad that this week is coming to a close. This weekend should be a great time. Charlee is going to grandma's house tonight for the weekend. We have plans to go to dinner with our supper club group tonight and a spring party tomorrow for the ball group that I am in. 

one. Once a month our supper club gets together to have a great time and get all the kiddo's together. But every quarter we do a adult only supper club and we are so excited that tonight we going out to dinner. We are saying goodbye and celebrating one couple who will be leaving to move to there next military base. We are sad to see them go but oh so happy for them.

two. I ordered this dress from Rent the Runway to wear to the Spring Party Saturday night.If you have been around my blog than you know that I am a big fan of Rent the Runway. I can order a dress and it is here two days later and I have had nothing but great dresses from there.  

Coffee Talk

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Friday Eve. I am so glad that the weekend is almost here and we can kiss this week bye Felicia. I wanted to share a little coffee talk post. 

 *My girl is getting so big and I just love it. She surprises me more more on what she can do different daily. We are loving this summer weather outside to be able to play in the water table more and more! 

five on friday

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Friday! I am so glad that we are a few hours away from the weekend!! I am ready for some downtime away from work... 

one. Muffins for Mom. This morning Charlee's preschool put together a muffins with mom complete with flower pots with hand prints and some yummy muffins for us to snack on. I made the bust toddler stop to strike a pose with her momma. I got a little emotional this morning thinking about how luck that I am to be her momma. 

Meal Prep

Mother's Day Wish List

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Happy Wednesday Everyone. Sorry that I have been a little MIA. This second baby has been weighing heavy on my heart and I am just taking time to process what to do.... Anyway I wanted to share a few things that are totally on my Mother's Day wish list. 


What to do??

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Happy Friday Eve! I need some direction right now and it seems like writing my feelings and thoughts out may help me process everything right now... so I'm gonna do that. 

We have been seriously thinking about adding another baby into this crazy thing called life. I am all on board and ready to do the dang thing but then J has questions. We have been given the opportunity to start the process for a small fee of 3,500.00.  Yeah small right?!? This would completely drain our savings. We recently purchased a few things for the house before we knew this was a option in hopes of building it back up over the next few months/ year. So here we are now with the possibility of having another one my insurance doesn't cover anything infertility related. So what do we do??

We probably wouldn't do the procedure until October because well I want a summer baby. I can just see the birthday parties now. The would cover the procedure, medications, and everything else... But do we want to drop that for something to happen and us to not have the money if something happens. This opportunity would probably not come along again which means this is our last chance to add baby number two. Meaning all my embryos will be gone. We have one shot at this....

What do we do??? 

I am1 in 8

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday is here! How was your week? It felt like this one flew by but I'm not complaining about that. This weekend will hopefully bring some rest and relaxation mixed with a little all you can eat wings. This week I wanted to do something a little different since it is National Infertility week. We all know someone who has been touched by infertility in some way, shape, or form. Whether it be first, second, or seventh child. I can tell you first off I am 1 in 8 and will never forget the five years that it took to make our precious miracle. I am thankful everyday that god finally blessed me with her. I am gonna give you my five tips for anyone going through infertility issues.

Five on Friday

Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Friday! I am so glad it is time for the weekend again! I have been battling another cold this week thanks to the forever changing weather in Alabama. After a lot of mucinex and tea I am starting to feel a little better.

One. This girl is getting so big and independent. I really can't handle the cuteness overload. I am do proud of the things that she does and how she grows and changes everyday. She is sleeping on a nap mat and drinking milk. Where did my baby go?


Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Monday. This weekend was one for the books. Friday Charlee woke up with pink eye so I called in to work and decided that we would just show up at her 15 month check up with an added pink eye bonus. She had a ton of energy so we went to the zoo to get some energy out and use our yearly pass. We were told by the doctor as long as she doesn't touch anything that she would be fine. Plus I figured it would help keep her mind off of the scratching.

charlee margaret | 15 months

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

we are going for Charlee's 15 month check up on Friday and I can not wait to see what her weight is. She is currently in mostly 12-18 month clothes ans still size 3 diapers. She is still a tiny string bean and is growing up instead of out.  She has a tad bit of a cold right now but I am blaming those teeth for that. Every time she is getting a new tooth she gets a cold with it. 


Monday, April 9, 2018

we are still in weekend hangover here and have zero plans this week aside from the usual errands and work. the weekend was busy but I didn’t take a ton of photos to share a fun/full weekend recap, so I’m going with my usual five on friday format.. on Monday

last week we started crossfit foundations. It was rough and I had a sinus infection mixed with ear infections but we made it work. I think I am really going to like this and use this as a lifestyle change tool. Last week we went everyday and it was tough work but I really liked learn how to lift weights properly without getting hurt. The owner/coach really works with you to make sure that you don't get hurt.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Happy Monday! Where did the weekend go? I am really on the struggle bus on this Monday hints the really late post. 

Friday: Friday after work we went stuffed our faces with burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches at Mugshots. It was tasty and those bottomless fries....

Friday Favs

Friday, March 23, 2018


I signed up for Rocksbox this month. Basically it's a high end jewelry subscription box kinda of like ipsy and other monthly boxes. Please guys go through this link to get your first month free. I promise you would love it!!! I request nothing but Kendra Scott stuff and got three beautiful kendra scott pieces that I can wear several times through the month. After the first free month its $19.00 a month and you receive three pieces worth about $200.00. Your $19.00 goes to a credit to buy a pieces in the collection or it goes to the stylist. You can keep the pieces as long as you want and then send them back. 
Yall sign up at least just for the Free Month thru this link or put in KAYLAPBFF41 for a free month!!!

Coffee Talk

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hey Sweet Friends! Happy halfway thru the work week day. I just wanted to take the time to catch up with you guys and share some coffee talk....


Monday, March 19, 2018

Man where did the weekend go? 

Friday Favs

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Friday!  I am so glad that it is finally time for the weekend. Tonight Charlee is going to grandma and grandpas house and we are going to enjoy a kid free night. Until we have to get up in the morning and meet them for gymnastics. But it will be a nice 12 hours!  

One. Charlee had a fun night last night including getting her first goose egg on her head. It swelled up really fast and honestly scared the shit out of me but she cried for three seconds and was done. She is a tough little girl. 

Five Ways to Reduce Stress

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

It seems like everyone has a incredible amount of extra stress more now than ever. I don't know if it is because I am getting older and now have a family of my own. I totally understand the work/ life/ mom/ wife balance is so hard and then you add social media on top of all that. Man how do we live everyday without that picture perfect home and the best children that listen to everything that we say. 

As a mom I know my stress comes from making sure that Charlee has everything that she needs. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be a great mom and that is so rewarding but can be a bit much at times. Everyone has stress but the hard part is how do we manage or reduce it. I wanted to share with you guys a few ways that I have learned to reduce my stress.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Monday after time Change! Did anyone else have a rough start this morning? This past weekend did not give us any rest but with the age that Charlee is in we are okay with that. 

Friday I didn't get to post anything because we were on the way to Birmingham for J to have surgery. A few months ago I talked about how he was admitted to the hospital and they found a mass in his pancreas.  Well Friday was the day he had his biopsy. We will get the final results sometime that his week. The surgery really ended up taking all day including driving, eating, and waiting. His surgery started two hours late thanks to a gas leak in the ventilation system. Everyone had to evacuate the surgery area. We left the house around 9:30 am and didn't get home until a few minutes after 10 pm. 


Monday, March 5, 2018

I'm excited to be participating in The Blended Blog Asks Beauty Edition because well I am a girl. Growing up I was a tom girl who never wore makeup but I got older makeup, hair, and nails comes in and out of my life. 

Friday Favs

Friday, March 2, 2018

Happy Friday Everyone! This week has gone by at the speed of a snail. Here we are and it is finally Friday. 

One. Y'all purchasing bathing suits for this none summer ready mom bod is seriously difficult. I purchased a few from Cupshe and hopefully they will work out. I love bathing suits but I am not in love with how my body looks for them right now. I will be starting meal prepping and working out next week. I am so excited to get back to what we were doing before.. 

Two. Charlee had glitter pictures done a few weekends ago. Y'all I swore that I would never put myself through cleaning up after glitter pictured but they turned out awesome. 
Maybe it is worth having gold glitter in my car floorboard forever....  Speaking of pictures we have Easter pictures this weekend with live animals. I received a email this week saying that it the kids are too rough then the animals will have to be removed away from them... lord say a prayer for us that Char is sweet.

Three. I need to get some new work clothes... spill the beans on where you get your awesome work clothes for good prices. I have to dress professional for the courthouse so keep that in mind when telling me where you shop. 

Four. Last Saturday we picked up the toddler rail for char's crib. She has been waking up really early in the morning trying to escape out of the crib. She is starting to learn kinda what she needs to do to be able to get out. I am not ready to change her yet but it will happen before we know it. I want her to be able to move her arms and body a little farther up then we will change it. Lord I hope this goes good.

Five. This week we purchased the roomba for multi room homes and I am so pumped. I love being able to let that do it's thing and not have dog hair everywhere!! I can not wait to set it up this weekend and let it work. We have the one room one and it cleans good but this is fixing to take it to the next level...

Have a great weekend loves! 


Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy Monday Everyone! This weekend was a busy one. Friday packed full of getting everything ready for today. After work J went and got Charlee and we meet a few people at a local Thai restaurant for dinner. We spent way to long laughing and before we knew it was 8:30. We went home to do bath and bedtime then went to bed as soon as we could. 

Saturday morning we woke up to get to gymnastics on time. We have to drive about 30-45 mins to be there right at 8:25 in the morning. After gymnastics we had breakfast at Milos and hit the road to Dothan, Alabama. My sweet almost 14 month old has almost climbed out of the crib a few times already so we went and purchased the toddler conversion for crib for when she finally almost gets it. She puts her leg all the way up on the bar but can't get her body up yet. I know we will have to change it over soon we just aren't there yet. I can't believe my baby is such a big girl. She started sitting in a booster chair at restaurants this weekend. She is so independent and I love it. I see so much of me in her. She loves sitting by herself and using her own fork. It's so cute. After we got home from Dothan we had about two hours before supper club started. I threw together some Mexican ranch pasta salad and we headed over to hangout with our neighbors. We got home way to late again and all hit the bed as soon as we could.

Sunday we woke up and took our time getting ready for the day. We grabbed lunch and went to look at a jeep that J has been eyeing. After about  twenty minutes I finally pulled him away from the guy and we headed back home. Charlee and I changed back into jammies and J headed out the door for a work event. We had Tyson chicken nuggets, fries, and mac for dinner. Did a few house chores and called it a night. It was a great weekend.

day in the life

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Tuesday Guys. I thought that I would share a day in the life of a boring paralegal. I work a government agency that prosecutes criminals. We handle cases from one extreme to the other. Tickets to murders...

My day starts at 5:30 when my alarm goes off. I am the first one to wake up everyday so I can get myself ready for Charlee wakes up for the day. I shower, get dressed, do my hair and makeup, and wake her up for the day. 

I make her bottle and my cup of coffee about 6:30. She drinks her bottle while watching Doc McStuffin. I get the furbabies outside and feed. Then enjoy my coffee while finishing up the last few things before heading out the door at 7am. 


Charlee and I head out at 7 so I can drop her off at school before I have to be at work at 8am. I usually stick her in highchair with her oatmeal square and sign her in. She eats her breakfast while I unpack her bottles and tell her bye. I head 10 minutes down the road to work. 

Since I get here early usually I opened the front this morning. I am usually the person that they call when no one is available to get there in time. I head back to my desk around 9 and turn on the Marvelous Moms podcast. I have been listening to them and trying to get caught up on the million of them. 

I work on a few things that I have to check off my list until lunch time. This week is a paperwork busy week. We have weeks that we are dealing with court and grand jury. Then the other two weeks are getting caught up on the paperwork that gets pushed aside during those other two weeks. 


Today was a busy morning so I jumped on the Jimmy Johns app and order my lunch. It takes them five minutes to get my office via bike. 

 After lunch it was back to my desk to research case law and make some calls. I had to walk over to the courthouse to file some papers and get subpoena's that needed to be served. 


Finally at 5pm I am off work and head to pick up Charlee. She goes to school in a Old District with beautiful churches and old homes. She is about ten minutes from me in a church daycare. 


I get home about 6pm and make Chicken and Rice casserole. J ended up working late at the hospital almost every day last week. So it was just us until five minutes before dinner came out of the oven. I think he has a camera on the oven and knows just when it is eating time. 

At 7p we do bath time and I let her get out some last minute energy. She gets a bath every single time to calm her down and get her ready for bed. Her dry skin gets worst if she doesn't get a bath every night too. She gets more itchy. At 7:30 we turn all the lights off except one lamp and her sound machine comes on. We read a handful of books and I give her a bottle. She usually goes to sleep right after she finishes her bottle. She is usually out between 7:45p and 8pm. Depending on when we start bedtime routine.FYI she gets in trouble all the time for putting her ears in the water. She now thinks it is funny...eye roll!


After she gets in bed I clean the kitchen from dinner and get all of our things ready for the next day. Lunches are made. She gets breakfast, 2 bottles, and snacks at school. I pack all of those except the snacks every night. She drinks three to four toddler formula/ pediasure bottles a day. We are still trying to make sure that she doesn't have a drop in weight. 

Some where between 9 and 10 I sit on the couch to watch a show on the dvr. Shout out that Homeland started back...Sometime I take this time to soak in the bathtub. Which is the best after a busy day. I usually go to bed around 10ish. Sometimes it isn't until much later. 

 My day really isn't exciting. It is very long and busy. Some where in that I am going to start adding the gym too. Once J is medically cleared we are gonna start hitting the gym again. 

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