Dual Birthday Party: Surf Shack and Underwater Adventure

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A coral reef underwater adventure and surf shack birthday party for your viewing pleasure today. I am so excited to share this party with you! It was definitely an act of love since it was about 4 weeks after having my third baby. We did a lot of the work beforehand, but we were also working up to the last minute! My two oldest boys birthdays are two days apart. This year we decided to do a joint birthday party because I was having our youngest son a month before. I wanted to have two distinct parties in one, so […]

First Day of Kindergarten Planetbox Lunch

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My oldest started kindergarten yesterday and we sent him to school with a healthy, whole foods packed lunch- in his Planetbox. It was definitely a bittersweet day but we are so excited to see what God has in store for our little man! On to the lunch now. I love Planetbox! Let me say it again. I. LOVE. Planetbox. For real. It is so stinking amazing. When my oldest started preschool (at the ripe old age of 2) he needed a great lunchbox. I researched A LOT before buying anything. I wanted something that would be durable, dishwasher safe, good […]

Tuesday Recipe Freezer Lasagna

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Today I have for you a homemade lasagna that is a great freezer meal. I first got this recipe back in July of 2008. A friend of ours (hi Sandra!) made it for us and it was di-vine. I mean really. What’s not to love about diced tomatoes perfectly seasoned squished between soft noodles and copious amounts of cheese? The great thing about this recipe is it is SO easy to double. Not only that, it freezes beautifully! So if you need to take someone a meal or just don’t want to cook, this is a great meal to have […]

St Patrick’s Day Engagement Styled Shoot

Photography By Jasmine Nicole Photography/ Table Styled and Coordinated by Shannon Qualls/ Flowers by Amy Balsers at Amy Does Flowers

Since things are finally slowing down a bit here I can get caught up on posting some seriously fun events. Back in February my girlie friend Jasmine, from Jasmine Nicole Photography, approached me about wanting to do a styled shoot for St. Patrick’s Day. Of course I said yes but it was one of those things that, if it was going to happen, it would have to be fast! So we met to talk about what she was thinking, started a Pinterest board and began contacting vendors and models. All in all, I think concept to execution was something like […]

Tuesday Recipe: Sweet and Chunky Chicken Salad

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I’ve been wanting to blog some recipes for a long time. Unfortunately, I’m not a great photographer and if you don’t know much about food photography- well, let’s just say it’s not as forgiving as parties can be… Fortunately, I have some really talented photographer friends and Jasmine, of Jasmine Nicole Photography, agreed to help me out. So if you haven’t yet, you need to go like her page on Facebook and then run over and follow her blog. She’s super and super talented. Speaking of liking pages, don’t forget to like ours if you haven’t already! I post fun […]

A Birth, Birthdays, Weddings, Move, House and Graduations

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A lot has happened since my last post. A LOT. As you know, we sold our house last summer. God told us to so we did. We ended up renting for about 10 months from my mom to save a down payment (with help from my mom-thanks mom!) and find a house in the area we wanted to be in. Well, we found a great little ranch style house in THE neighborhood we wanted ┬áback in February and closed in March. We ended up doing some cosmetic work before moving in so we didn’t move in until April. By that […]