THIRD SUNDAY 2020

THIRD SUNDAY 2020

I grew up thinking that ‘Third Sunday’ was a holiday, that’s how special this day is to my family. It’s our annual family reunion. Since I can remember I’ve looked forward to this day. I would buy a new dress to wear and show up with an empty belly because I knew I was about to eat the best meal of the year! This year was a little different. It was only one day of family visiting instead of two. (thanks covid19) Normally on Saturday we would go to Keith and Deb’s house and then on Sunday we meet up Pleasant Home Baptist Church. This year it was at Aunt Shirley’s house on Saturday. We had a smaller crowd and kept it outside. (thanks again covid19) When I say it’s the best meal of the year I mean it. All home grown produce picked and made the days leading up to Third Sunday. Although this year wasn’t as big as normal we all left with a full belly and even fuller hearts.

SPRING/SUMMER BEDROOM 2020

SPRING/SUMMER BEDROOM 2020

I made a few changes to our bedroom recently. I’m going for a minimal style space that’s still functional -and make it beach vibe fashion! I used my hats as the wall decor. I love that it’s art hanging on the wall and still functional. I also like the idea of changing them out per season. I finally caved and bought two matching table lamps. I’m glad I did because they come in handy when lance and I are reading at night. And last but not least my lover hung my plant up. It’s a teddy bear vine & gives so much life to this space!

WAFFLES πŸ§‡

WAFFLES πŸ§‡

Lance is the waffle maker in this house. Often times on the weekends he makes waffles for me for breakfast. I got the recipe from him this morning after we ate. πŸ˜‹

Ingredients

    1 3/4 cups flour
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs
    1 3/4 cup milk
    1/2 cup oil
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. mix dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, salt)
  2. add in wet ingredients (eggs, milk, oil, vanilla) to dry ingredients and mix
  3. pour mixture in a waffle maker to cook
EASTER 2020

EASTER 2020

Easter this year was different. Lance and I got all dressed up (like we normally would do) but we had to stay home because of the corona virus. No biggie because we had our own Easter party at home. I made french toast for us and then we spent the rest of the day sipping on mimosas on the back porch while having an impromptu dance party. The best part about being home during a holiday is being able to kick off your shoes when needed. Haha Which makes for a better dance party. πŸ₯‚πŸ˜œπŸ’ž

BANANA NUT BREAD

BANANA NUT BREAD

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. cream butter and sugar in mixer
  3. add in vanilla and eggs
  4. mix in dry ingredients, alternating in milk and bananas
  5. mix in nuts
  6. pour in baking dish(s)
  7. bake for 1 hour

 

ORLANDO FOR HARMONY’S 20th BIRTHDAY πŸŽ‚πŸ’œπŸ°

ORLANDO FOR HARMONY’S 20th BIRTHDAY πŸŽ‚πŸ’œπŸ°

It was Harmony’s Birthday last week (March 2) and when we celebrate we go BIG! -So a trip to Orlando it was! Nana and I stayed together in a cabin on the same campground as Harmony and her crew. This made meeting up easy. We had a golf cart and could get to all of the Disney attractions via bus or boat. So convenient!

The evening we got in we met up at Rainforest Cafe for the birthday dinner! The next day we all went to Hollywood Studios. Aunt Jenny bossed I mean lead us around. 😜 We stayed in Star Wars: Galaxy Edge most of the time. I’m not a big fan of Star Wars (sorry y’all) but wow it was unreal! I didn’t get too may pictures at this park because I missed Harmony and was spending much needed cousin time with her.

Nana and I had the last day to ourselves. We went to Magic Kingdom! We didn’t go on too many rides but we made sure we didn’t miss a shop in the park. We’ve seen every retail item Disney has to offer.

VALENTINES DAY HOME 2020

VALENTINES DAY HOME 2020

Happy Valentines Day! I love this holiday because it gives me a reason to decorate everything in pink and heart shapes! Of course it’s all about love too but I like to celebrate that on the daily. I think we all need to see some heart shapes and pretty colors in our life this time of year because everything outside is dead and it’s cold. Not exactly the most picturesque scene if you ask me. Lance and I are going to a cooking class this evening to celebrate Valentines Day. We haven’t been out just the two of us in a while so i’m excited!! (we always have our third wheel- Mac lol) And the fun doesn’t end there because we are going to a concert on Sunday!! Whoo! WE. ARE. PUMPED!!

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SPRING FEVER IN FEBRUARY

SPRING FEVER IN FEBRUARY

It’s still cold out but I figured I’d get out so I could wear my new hat and scarf. Haha I normally like to stay indoors during the winter months but spring fever is upon me and the cabin fever is starting to set in. Thankfully the sun was shining today (it’s been so overcast recently) so the hubs, pup and I took the opportunity to get out. We headed to Petersburg, VA with no agenda. (my favorite kind of agenda 😝) We walked downtown and I took my sweet time looking in antique stores while Mac soaked up any attention he got from shoppers. Lance also bought us tickets today to go see The Lumineers next week for Valentines Day. We are pumped!! We’ve been saying we need to go to more concerts. When we found out one of our favorite bands was going to be near by we jumped on it. Can’t wait!!

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X & O MARBLED SUGAR COOKIES

X & O MARBLED SUGAR COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (salted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. cream butter & sugar in mixer
  3. add egg & vanilla
  4. add flour & baking powder
  5. roll out & cut out shapes
  6. bake 8-10 minutes (depending on thickness)

For the marbled look:

  1. make 1/3 part of dough red with food coloring
  2. mix a handful of red dough with white dough together (just like play dough haha) *don’t blend until all the dough turns one color, you still want to see both colors
  3. roll out (you’ll see the marbled streaks)
  4. cut into shapes!
GOOD GREEN SMOOTHIE

GOOD GREEN SMOOTHIE

This is my first food post! I want to start sharing what I make. I have a few ideas in mind and i’m excited to share them with y’all. This is one of my go to post work out smoothies. It’s easy to make and taste good!

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

  1. blend in mixer
  2. pour in glass and enjoy!