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