Crochet 4th of July Wreath Pattern

Hello, lovelies! In my childhood, 4th of July was the holiday I kind of brushed aside. As an adult, though, 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays (right under Christmas and Halloween). It’s a time to celebrate our country, and it also happens to come with yummy food and fireworks with friends. MyRead more

Ravenclaw Scarf Pattern

Hello, lovelies! Winter made one last stop (maybe) in Kentucky. It was perfect timing, since I just finished another project! Although this is an old pattern of mine, this winter I have been making some different versions. Possibly I’m partial to this the Ravenclaw scarf, since I, myself, am a proud Ravenclaw! I made theRead more

What I Wish I Knew Before Getting a Doodle

Hello, lovelies! Take is Brady’s “gotcha” anniversary! A year ago today, my friend, Rachel, and I drove 10 hours round way to pick our little bundle of fur and attitude. Readers of Blessed and a Mess and Brandi Amanda, have followed my journey since the day I got him. The time in my life IRead more

Fourth of July & Apple Pie

Hello, lovelies! Happy fourth of July to everyone. Today I am especially proud to be an American. In a selfish way, I’m also proud to share that yesterday I made my first pie from scratch! It is very rare that the planets align and that Cody and my friends are all in the same townRead more

A Dog Park & 3DS XL Adventure {{vlog}}

Hello, lovelies! Two posts in one day!? Earlier today, I shared what this first week of marriage was like with Cody and I. Now I thought I would share a video with us just being ourselves. Yesterday, both being off work, we took an adventure into Lexington to take Brady to the dog park, getRead more

Soon to Be Saylors: Welcome Brady!

Hello, lovelies! I hope everyone is having a fabulous Halloween. In my household, things have been pretty hectic, but all in good ways. Not only are Cody and I getting married, and I’m going through my first full year of teaching (and potentially moving, once again!), we have a new addition to our lives! WeRead more

(Here’s Some More) Big News

Hello, lovelies. Just last week I was sharing some Big News with you about getting a job and staying here in Richmond. Perhaps I wouldn’t have titled it “Big News” if I had known this weekend I was going to experience another life changing event. Except this one will last me forever. And my bestRead more

Congratulations Kirk & Kendra

Something that you didn’t get from my Instagram Weekly Round Up was that I was involved in a pretty neat experience over the weekend. Sure, it was Derby Day and Mother’s Day, but another big occasion happened that I’m sure I will never forget. This is my friend, Kirk. I met him through Cody threeRead more