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Maternity Fashion Favorites

So for anyone who has been pregnant or is currently pregnant, it is no surprise to you that maternity fashion that is cute AND affordable can be hard to find. I find most of the time when things are super cute, they also come at a designer price tag. I have spent a considerable amount of time looking for outfits and things that I can mix and match during my pregnancy. If you were to walk into my closet, you…

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Recipes Salads Sides

Potluck Pasta Salad

Last week, I got the phone call.. Someone in our community had passed away and it was our turn to show love in food and service.  Serving at events like funerals in the basement of our local church always gives me a renewed sense of faith in our small towns. I don’t know about where you live, but in small town America, we show love in food. There are many salads and bars that are brought to nourish the hearts of…

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Pregnancy Update: Hello Third Trimester

Time just seems like it is FLYING by… It won’t be very long before our little man will be here!! That leaves me both equal parts excited and scared. That’s normal, right?  There’s been quite a bit that has happened since I updated y’all last. We had to follow up on a heart concern, I had my lovely glucose test, AND I have begun setting up the nursery!!  First, the heart concern. During my 20 week anatomy scan, our little…

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Gardening

Garden 2017: Planting & Update

If any of you followed along with my first ever gardening journey last year, it was a huge success and a huge learning experience! I actually found that I love to garden and tend to plants throughout the summer. In case you missed that series, you can catch up below. My First Ever Garden Series Construction What to Plant? What’s in My Garden? What I’ve Been Harvesting This year I was super excited to start my garden again, I of…

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Pulled Pork Nachos with Chipotle Slaw and Pineapple Salsa

When we were in Hawaii, we enjoyed some amazing nachos that were plum full of pulled pork, great homemade bbq sauce, a pineapple pico style salsa, and some coleslaw to top it off. We split a plate amongst friends with some beers and then ended up having to order another plate because they were just THAT good. I have been wanting to recreate them ever since we got back, but I just haven’t.  Last week I had some pulled pork…

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Farmer Approved Farming Recipes

Farmer Approved Tractor Meals

Doesn’t matter what season it is whether it be spring planting or fall harvest, it always feels like it goes from zero to hundred in the blink of an eye. Every year I tell myself I am going to be more prepared and have things on hand to help feed an ever-busy, can barely stop to eat farmer and agronomist. Some years I do and some years I don’t. The years I don’t I am left unprepared and unsure of what…

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Vacation

Celebrating Thirty in Savannah

So I finally joined the 30 club last week. And in order to celebrate that milestone in my life, since I couldn’t have a blow out party because ahem knocked up, I decided I wanted to travel. For anyone who knows the hubby and I, you know we enjoy traveling. We’ve traveled extensively west and throughout the Midwest. I have traveled some to the East coast. But much of the South has been left uncharted for me. So I decided…

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Baby R Gender Reveal & 20 Week Update

For those of you who don’t follow Mark or myself on social media, you may have missed our BIG announcement! We finally found out what Baby R is! Going to our 20 week ultrasound was incredible. We drove all the way home with our sealed envelope with the gender. We had a local friend make us some delicious cupcakes and videoed us finding out. Both the hubs and I were anxious to find out and we thought about cheating and…

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Instant Pot Carnitas

I have shared my intense love/obsession with authentic and traditional tasting Mexican food on this blog over and over again. I could honestly eat Mexican food 3 times a week and be happy as a clam! Being that I no longer live in the mecca of good Mexican food, I have to figure out ways to recreate my own.  Carnitas are hands down one of my favorite items I will order off of any good Mexican food menu. I have…

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Mexican Lasagna Casserole

It is a pretty regular occurrence that whenever my dad and I talk, we spent quite a bit of time talking about what we are cooking or what we have cooked. I have fond memories of sitting at our snack bar as a kid and watching him cook. I honestly believed growing up that my dad was like magic, he could build, cook, and create anything from scratch. And he regularly did. And to this day, I get a lot of inspiration…

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