Oh, Hey Friday!

Hi again Peachies! I'm glad you're back with me today to celebrate another Fri-YAY! It's the happiest day of the week, right? Weekends don't count in that! I'm sure y'all have wonderful, fun filled weekends planned since it is Halloween eve & all. My son is 12 now and decided that he didn't want to trick or treat or dress up :( Bummer, right?!? Anyway, we're going to theBlue Angels air show tomorrow instead but first i'm back with a link up with the adorable Karlie's link up at her blog September Farm's link up called Oh, Hey Friday!!


You can join or just check out her fabulous blog. If you do you should read it from start to finish, you're sure to laugh, smile, and nod in agreeance the whole way through. She's a bubbly, gem of a person & that's just what I know from her blog. She keeps life real.

How does this link up work?

1. Well first off you list 5 things. They can be as random as you want or all about one subject, there are no real rules here.
2. You link up your post at the bottom of hers, not mine. I'm not that fancy.
3. Then you grab the button, from below & add it to yours.
4. Then you spread the word about your blog, her blog, and everyone else's you want.
(I added that part-duh!)

Here are my Fabulous Five for Fri-YAY!

1. Halloween. Let's talk about it for a second.
As I mentioned earlier my son is 12 this year and didn't want to participate in trick or treating or dressing up.
I thought I was fine with that until I dropped him off at school this morning and saw other middle schoolers dressed up.
I won't lie, my heart hurt a little bit. He's growing up too fast.
I'm proud of the young man he's becoming but he's not my baby anymore and that stings, a little.
We do plan on having another baby or two as soon as God sees fit though so it's not the total end
to all things cutesy and holidays :)

2. I've been doing a lot of baking lately. I love using these measuring spoons that belonged to my great grandmother.
She was the most amazing southern cook ever. If you stopped by her house you were sure to have a wonderful, home cooked meal.
I'm a sentimental person and love these because they represent her. She was such a sweet soul and never had anything bad to say at all.
She was truly a beautiful person, inside and out.
I feel like these add a little extra love to anything I make with them.

3. Candles. I always love candles but there's something even better about a candle in the fall.
This scent is one of my favorites right now.

4. It's almost November, which means it's almost Thanksgiving. Which means I can officially get excited about Christmas!
YAY! Christmas is my favorite holiday ever but I feel like mixing Halloween/Christmas together is a little extreme.
I even snapped this while at our local mall the other day! What the What!?! Not yet, Christmas. Not yet.

5. I saved the best for last. These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Let's talk about them shall we? They're seriously the best ever!
I just made them again this morning, for the second time this week, because they are that good!
Do yourself a favor and make them this weekend. You won't be disappointed!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Happy Weekend Y'all! What are you looking forward to?

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Travel Essentials & Hospitality Items

Hi Peachies! I'm here today with a post unlike anything i've ever done before so I'm super excited!!!

As you all know, I just got back from my honeymoon so this post is right up my alley.
Fairmont Hotels in San Fransisco is looking for inspiration on travel essentials and three hospitality items I think would be great in any hotel room. They found my blog & approached me to do this post. What an amazing honor! I can't tell you how excited I was when I got this e-mail. This one seemed like a breeze after just returning home from a trip.

I'm a girl who likes to travel with everything from books to my curling iron. As I was packing for my honeymoon there were several things I had to leave behind because we were flying and security and space was an issue. So first, let's talk about my traveling essentials.

♡ A blanket because honestly, the thought of using the ones the airlines supplies me with makes my skin crawl.
I know they give each person a new one but no thanks.

♡ A book to read.

♡ My own earbuds.

♡ Several outfits and pairs of shoes.
Flip flops and tennis shoes are a must.

♡ Curling Iron.

♡ Make up & hair accessories.

♡ The essential toiletries.

♡ Hand sanitizer.

I think i'm pretty basic in my essentials. Of course, before we left for Hawaii on our honeymoon I was having to toss things to the wayside, calling them my sacrifices because my hubby was worried about the weight of the suitcase. Those things I tossed aside were mostly clothing items
that I ended up not even missing but I wasn't letting go of my curling iron. I would've fought for the death on that one because pretty hair is a necessary thing, even if my hubby thinks I look beautiful as I am (& he does). Aww, I know, right?!? He's a keeper. But we called it a compromise because I didn't take my hairdryer!

So I think it's pretty obvious what my first hospitality item would be.
Want to take a guess?

♡ Yes! A Curling Iron.
All my traveling dilemmas would be solved. Okay, not all of them but one, at least!

*After some thought on this one, I realized that this doesn't benefit men at all
so I'd like to add curling for women/shaving essentials for men.
Shaving cream and a quality razor with a couple replacement blades would be awesome
then everyone wins!*

My other two hospitality items would be...

♡ Essential Oils.
I'm in love with my EO's and would love to have some supplied for me.
Even basic ones like Peppermint & Eucalyptus would be awesome!

♡ A little something representative of the place you are visiting.
In Kauai, Hawaii they're known for their coffee so maybe a coffee mug.
If you were in Arizona, maybe your own little cactus to take home.
In Georgia, maybe a Bulldogs ornament.
A little keepsake like that. Something that pertains to that state or area you are visiting.
Or a general idea would be a coupon code for a free photo book from a website.

How fun would it be to have a fun little keepsake to look at and share for years to come?

So tell me. What are your travel essentials? What hospitality items would you like to see on your next hotel visit?

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It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes. Pt. 2

Hi Peachies! I hope you're all doing amazing on this Tuesday morning.

I left y'all with this cliff hanger of a post over a week ago now It's a Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes and i'm sure you're tired of waiting to hear more of our wedding love story so, without further ado, here's part two!

*Side note* In Part 1 I totally forgot to tell you about the nice English man named Andy we met. When we were getting out of the Jeep at my parent's beach home there was a man (Englishman named Andy) walking his dog down the road. His dog was pulling hard on the leash to come see us but the man was being nice and not letting the dog over to us. Me, being the animal lover I am, asked if she'd bite. He said no so I said that she could come see us and he walked over with her and struck up a conversation. We were telling him how we would be getting married on the beach there on Saturday. After a while he started walking down the road while we went back to un-loading our Jeep. A couple minutes later he came back and said "I hope this isn't weird but God lead me back to you to pray. I don't know if you believe in him & i'm not trying to make you but may I pray with you?" We were blown away and honored that this man took a chance to speak his heart to a couple of strangers because in this day and age you never know how people will react so we obliged his request and held hands while he prayed for us. He prayed that we would always stay in love and honor each other. It was incredibly touching & felt like something out of Love Actually or Notting Hill (This will play a part in the story later on).

So Friday after we all went our separate ways to get ready for the rehearsal dinner my honey & I went back to our cottage and got ready in a frenzy because we were running behind and still had presents to wrap for all of our wedding party. Luckily my hubby is the best at taking over and doing whatever I need when i'm getting panicked & I was so he got ready really quick then wrapped presents while I got ready. He's a dream, that man of mine. On our way to Margaritaville, where we were having our reception, my in laws called. They were already there and had talked to the host and he told them that he would only hold our party area for 15 minutes. My honey let me out at the front, I kicked off my shoes, and ran to find the host and talk to him. I flew past my in-laws like lightning and they all laughed. They'd never seen this side of me! I'm usually very laid back, quiet, go with the flow but they got to see the hurricane side of me. When I made it to the host he said that my whole party had to be there for them to seat us and he could only hold the party area for 15 minutes. I'm sure this young guy was scared of me as I looked like a hot mess and was pretty much telling him he WOULD be seating us. He looked at me wild eyed (because i'm sure I looked a little crazy) and said, just come back when you're whole party is here. I'm fairly certain I rolled my eyes at him as I spun to walk away. I walked back out the door and my in laws were sitting there, still chuckling, and my fiancee had joined them. One of them said that my Mom and Dad were in the gift shop so I ran in there to get tabs on everyone and round them up. I found my mom, and frantically told her what was going on so she rounded up the family that was there and joined my in laws outside. One of our couple friends were running late & time was running short so my mom suggested that I just say everyone was there so we could be seated. Great idea Mom! We did that and within a few minutes our friends joined us.

Our families and friends are the silliest but most fun and loving bunch of people you'll ever meet. It was amazing to be surrounded by all of them on this special night. We laughed, a lot and made the best memories.

And the pics are off but the lighting inside Margaritaville was dark.

There's my tree hugging Uncle Tom

Our son & I

Me, my sis in law, & my brother

Me & my honey

And all of our parents

It was such a fun night. Unfortunately we didn't get pictures of the whole party. :(

After dinner it was time for me to go back to our cottage with my honey and get what I needed to spend the night at the beach house with my family since, as we all know, it's tradition for the bride & groom not to spend the night before the wedding together. When we arrived at the beach house for my honey to drop me off for the night we were unloading the Jeep when a couple approached us from across the street. They were almost running at us which was enough to send my senses into high alert, never mind the fact that they came from out of the dark. (It was a man holding a little dog & his wife.) She said "Hi, i'm Barbra (I think), who are y'all? We said Leslie and Alex, we're getting married tomorrow. She said "oh, well we just got the cops called on us here and we want to apologize." Something just didn't sit right with me, I know that if my family calls the sops on someone it's for good reason. She continued on with "it was just a joke and that man invited us in" Okay, well now let me explain something to you. My family is super friendly but they don't just invite people into our home (rented or not) who come knocking on the door. At this point i'm starting to shake because obviously something is up. Luckily my fiance is right beside me and he usually carries a weapon of sorts, I'm not worried that they're about to do something to me, I just know something isn't right. The man keeps saying, "come on Barbra, we don't want trouble" but he was doing very little to make her move along. All I can say is "well, if they called the police on you then there's a good reason. You should go." She continues with "it was all going fine until that little blonde headed woman started in." The she proceeds to tell me that she rang the bell with a box in her hand and when the man (my dad) answered the door she (Barbra) asked if this is where the wedding for Leslie was. My Dad, thinking she was a friend of my fiancee's said yes and invited her in since she seemed to know what she was talking about. Then she said it was just a joke and could I please apologize to my parents? She also said, she asked for Linda since there's always one in every party. I had no idea what that meant. It just happens that my Grandma's name is Linda. (This is useful info in a minute). Then her husband convinced her to walk away so down the road (in the opposite direction that they came from) they went.

Totally baffled I looked at my fiance and said "what the hell just happened?" We walked into the front door of the beach house where my mom, dad, grandma, son, brother, sister in law, and Aunt Devon & Uncle Tom were and said "what in the world was that?" "You had to call the cops on that man and woman?" My Aunt, being the fireball she is, said "did she just talk to y'all?" When we said yes, she and my uncle were out the door faster than a bullet from a gun. While my mom, dad, & grandma explained the story to us.

My Dad said she rung the doorbell and he answered. She had packages in her hand and asked if this is where Leslie's wedding was. My Dad said yes, and she pretty much pushed past him. My family thought maybe she was someone from my fiance's side since they knew everyone on mine. At this point everyone in the house is on alert and my mom's asking her what can she help her with. Barbra said "I'm here for Linda. We were old high school friends." My Mom is suspicious but not overly so. Everyone is thinking that maybe my Grandma had told one of her friends and that friend was Barbra. Well my grandma just happened to be coming down the stairs at that point so my Mom says "there she is!" The lady kept going with this story even though my grandma said, "I don't know who you are." Barbra said, "sure you do, you don't remember me? We went to school together." My grandma said "No, I think i'm older than you." Barbra replied back "Oh no honey, I'm 61." My Grandma replied back "well i'm 73." At this point my Mom realized that this lady was not who she said she was and no one knew her so my mom grabbed her by the elbow and escorted her outside. Well, she was resisting so the cops were called.

When she was talking to my fiance and I, she said "well, I knew the way in was to have a box" because she had seen boxes full of things being un-loaded for the last three days for the wedding. My Aunt & Uncle came back in the house, followed by my other Aunt & Uncle. They were all furious because those people had stopped again to talk to them. Mind you, one set of Aunt & Uncle were in the house when this all went down. The other pulled up in the last part of this adventure. Needless to say, we didn't have any more trouble from them but my aunt and mom were saying that all the decorations on the back porch looked like they had been rifled though and the box that said cards was thrown on the porch, out of place and while we were gone we had to leave Drago (my mom's german shepard) there alone. He's a good dog but when they all got back he had chewed one set of blinds and one of the door frames was chewed or clawed up and all 5 windows that he could see out of were slimed as far us as he could reach down to the bottom. He usually gets nose prints on windows but this looked like Kujo had been there.

So that couple had seen nice vehicles filled with boxes full of stuff coming in all week & friendly people, too. So the first time everyone was away from the house they were trying to steal stuff. They didn't take anything. They didn't find anything with value outside and we truly believe that Drago protected that house. He may be only 11 months old & my mom's big baby but apparently he means business when he has to. It was the most bizarre night ever and I truly worried that those people would try to start something at the wedding but others were convinced they would stay away & my aunt and uncle promised me they'd make sure they did.

Not everyone has a wedding crasher story and luckily ours didn't go as bad as it could have. Those people didn't cause anymore trouble, thankfully. In fact, when my fiance and his best man pulled up to the house for the wedding the next day those people were on their balcony across the street and they quickly disappeared. You don't mess with this tribe.

Oh, and remember the Englishman Andy, I told you about before? He came back Friday when I wasn't there and asked my Aunt Melody to give me a card. She handed it to me and said "it's from some guy named Andy". My fiance and I knew exactly who it was from.

It said:

Dear Alex & Leslie
Just a note to wish you all the best in your new life together! It wasn't

So that was our night before the wedding/wedding crasher story.

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Monday Coffee Talk Pt. 5

Hi Peachies! I hope you're all having a wonderful Monday. It's raining like crazy here and i'm having a hard time keeping my eyes open today but it's still an amazing day because I'm choosing to see it that way. Plus i'm able to stay at home in my comfiest sweats and eat cheesecake and chocolate chip pumpkin muffins and my honey's left over smoked ribs. So yeah, basically i'm bumming and stuffing my face today. Sometimes I love rainy days like this, it's the perfect excuse to stay snuggled in. I just wish my guys were home with me, especially since it's our one month anniversary today. It's been an interesting month to say the least but it's shown me that our bond is even stronger and that we can get through anything together. I'm desperately trying to finish up my "It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes" posts for the rest of the week but since i'm not quiet there yet, I Figured today was a good day to bring back Monday Coffee Talk. I haven't done one in forever but here's how it works. Monday Coffee Talk is where bloggers can list three goals they wish to accomplish for the week. They can be personal, business, blog related. Whatever it is you want to accomplish, just write 'em down and link 'em up. Usually i'd go over last week's goals first and see how I did but obviously I didn't do that last week so we're just going to skip ahead to all those things I hope to accomplish this week.

1. Finish the last of my Thank You notes and send them out.
I got the first wave done after my bridal shower but with our wedding & reception we were blessed with even more beautiful, wonderful gifts.
I did bake a cheesecake and sent it with my hubby to work today for him to give one of his work partners/friends because he and his wife went
above and beyond in the gift department. There are also pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for him to take everyone else because a lot of his
work friends have been beyond generous and kind to us. Some of them even traveled from Georgia to Florida for the wedding.

2. Finish my "It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes" posts & the two sponsored posts that I have scheduled for this week.
I've been missing my blogger community lately. With everything we had going on I haven't had much time for blogging and my groups.
I'm super excited for a couple of opportunities that have come to me in this area of my life. It's given me that extra get up and go.

3. Start making and selling my jewelry again.
Again, with the wedding this got pushed to the wayside but I'm missing it something terribly. I'm not to the point of selling it big time but
my hope is that around the beginning of the year I can accomplish that goal and start selling in small boutiques.

AND a bonus goal

4. To get back on my work out/eating healthy routine.
We've been so bad about eating out since before the wedding. So yeah, a month of eating bad and not working out is catching up with us and
we're not feeling good. It's time for a change.

So there you have it, my goals for the week.
What are yours? We can tackle them together!

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Oh, Hey Friday!!

Happy Fri-yay Peachies! We're all just hours away from a collective sigh of relief and a glass of wine to celebrate surviving another week. I'm still getting back into home-y, organized mode after our wedding, honeymoon, & reception (oh, and other curve balls life has thrown us in the middle of it all.) We've stretched it all out for three weeks and while it was fun, i'm kinda glad it's over because my life felt like a mess during it all. I basically was home long enough to sleep and add to the mess that we accumulated. I've been feeling a little stressed and a lot off track lately. My working out, eating healthy, daily devotional, blog, & cleaning house were thrown to the wayside. Every inch of my house, my car, even my purse looked like a tornado ripped through it but i've been trying to focus on the blessings of it all & what wonderful ones they've been!

Today i'm back with a link up with the adorable Karlie's link up at her blog September Farm's link up called Oh, Hey Friday!!
I haven't done it in a while but i'm so glad to be back.

Oh, Hey Friday!

You can join or just check out her fabulous blog. If you do you should read it from start to finish, you're sure to laugh, smile, and nod in agreeance the whole way through. She's a bubbly, gem of a person & that's just what I know from her blog. She keeps life real.

How does this link up work?

1. Well first off you list 5 things. They can be as random as you want or all about one subject, there are no real rules here.
2. You link up your post at the bottom of hers, not mine. I'm not that fancy.
3. Then you grab the button, from below & add it to yours.
4. Then you spread the word about your blog, her blog, and everyone else's you want.
(I added that part-duh!)

So, without further ado, here are my Five for Fri-Yay!!!

1. Our wedding on September 26 was amazing. It was more than I ever dreamed and it wouldn't have been possible without all of our loved ones. My family practically did everything themselves. I felt like a princess! If I could live in that moment all the time, I surely would.

2. Then we went to Kauai, Hawaii on our honeymoon. It was simply amazing. I've always said i'm a Georgia girl and always will be but after going to Hawaii i'm dying to move there!

3. I decorated as much as i'm going to for Halloween this year. We won't be home to pass out candy to trick or treaters but I couldn't stand the thought of not setting our pumpkins out.

4. We had our final wedding reception on October 17th. This one was for all of our family and friends. Since we got married out of state, we wanted to celebrate with everyone + I had another reason to wear my beautiful dress.

5. I'm now addicted to bareMinerals make-up thanks to my sweet friend, Crystal who did my hair and make-up for the wedding. She bought me the I Do make up kit for the wedding and now I'm hooked. I even went to Ulta the other day and took a pic of the display because I want it all & Christmas is right around the corner.

I'm sure you're asking yourself, "how much randomness can she fit into one post?" There's your answer. Hopefully next week i'll be on top of my game and ready with the other parts of "It's A Love Story...Baby Just Say Yes."

Happy Fri-yay, y'all! Go enjoy some wine.

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It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes. Pt. 1

Hello Peachies! Happy Day, at least I hope that's what you're having. If you've been following along then you know I got married three weeks ago in a beachside ceremony in a completely different state than I live in, surrounded by family and friends. It was a dream come true and the most magical day ever. I felt like a princess surrounded by nothing but love. As promised in this post from last week From Miss To Mrs i'm here with the wedding story, at least Part 1 of our magical event.

Since we live in Georgia and get married in Florida it was a whole weekend of celebrations and love. The Tuesday before the wedding my Aunt and Uncle drove to Georgia from Illinois and spent the night at my parent's house. On Wednesday morning my parents, Grandma, and two sets of Aunts and Uncles + one cousin & a German Shepard named Drago (now known as the wedding dog) were headed to Florida to start to get everything prepared. My parents rented a huge beach house where they all stayed, it's also where we had the reception + got ready for the big day. I was there that morning to say good bye and help if I could. As I stood in the driveway with our Golden Retriever (Bella) & Rott/Goldie (Minnie Mouse) and watched the convoy of vehicles pull out I felt a little like Kevin McAllister in Home Alone. Everyone left without me, the Bride and I wasn't sure what to do with myself. I've never had all my family gone at one time but my heart was filled with so much happiness and love, just knowing that they loved me enough to do this for me. My (now) husband & I decided not to leave until Thursday because he had to work on Wednesday & we didn't want our son to miss any more school than he had to so Thursday morning we took our son to school and headed home to finish loading up the Jeep so that we could check our son out around 11:30 and hit the road. We had a plan and we were on it until the chicken happened. My mom had ordered some jerk chicken from a local place here for us to take with us and serve at the reception. No big deal, we were going to swing by and pick it up on the way out, except when we got there to get it the place was closed. We knocked on the door and no one came, so we continued knocking until a young teenage boy came out. We explained what we were there for so he let us in and explained that his Mom wasn't there, she ran to the store but he called her and let me speak with her. When I explained who I was she was very nice and apologized to us and said she'd be back in about 15 minutes. Okay, we said. We had one more errand to run anyway so we left and ran that errand and came back. She still wasn't there so we sat outside for another 15 minutes. By now we're starting to get a little antsy and ready to get on the road. Finally she gets there and gets us our chicken and apologized. Then we had to run and buy a cooler to transport this chicken in then go check our kid out at school. Two hours later than we planned on, we were on the road.

The trip there was pretty un-eventful, thankfully, but by the time we arrived we were so happy to be there. We found our adorable little cottage, tucked away on a peaceful side street, un-loaded the Jeep and headed to my parent's beach house. When we got there I was dying to get my feet in the sand, even though it was well after 8 p.m. & dark, so we grabbed flashlights and headed out the back door with my Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, and Drago to do some crab hunting. It's a family thing that we've done since I was a kid. We only catch the tiny ghost crabs & let them go as soon as we've inspected them but it's fun and memorable. This was my little cousin's first time at the beach EVER and she was loving it. She's a little girl who will touch any kind of bug, reptile, or creature except ghost crabs. I was trying to catch them to show her that they're not going to hurt you so I picked one up and held it out to her and said "Look Em, it's cool." Her reply left me in tears. She said "no man, that's freaking me out!" I've been crab hunting for 20 something years of my life and this one goes down as my all time favorite because doing it with a dog who had never been to the beach, a 7 year old who had never been to the beach, and a tipsy aunt was the best.

The next morning we woke up and had to go to the Bay County Courthouse to apply for our marriage license but my in-laws had invited us to breakfast with them first & we were more than happy to go to breakfast with them. We woke up early and realized we were without coffee in the condo. Not a big deal, I thought, since we were going to breakfast soon. Turns out it was a big deal. We were up 2 hours before we were to meet them and I couldn't deal without my coffee. I was getting grumpy. So my sweet honey took me to Panera and got me coffee & Cinnamon Crunch bagels for later! That man, he's the best! After we got our coffee we walked down to the beach and enjoyed the quiet sunrise together.

After all that we went to a delicious breakfast with my in laws and then to the courthouse to apply for our marriage license, which was the easiest thing in the world! Fifteen minutes and a simple form later. We had the rest of the day to do whatever. Whatever was going back to my parent's beach house and going to the beach. My brother and sister in law came in not long after we got there. They had gotten off a plane from Greece the day before then drove from Georgia to Florida for us! We all hit the beach and enjoyed some sun and waves.

The first picture is our son in the ocean. I guess the water was a little chilly.
The second on is my brother and grandma on the shore line.
Next is my Mom and Drago.
A line of bathing beauties.
My brother and Drago on the shore and my son in the water.
And last, my brother and Drago in the sand.

During the whole time on the beach I was texting our friends Greg & Crystal to see if they wanted to meet us and hang out with us. Greg was the best man and Crystal was my hair and make-up girl. They're good friends of ours. They joined us later on in the day & we hung out at my parent's beach house. Crystal was doing a trial run on my sister in law's hair which was fun since, as she put it, she was "3 shipwrecks in". Shipwrecks were apparently huge alcoholic drinks that she was drinking before getting there. There were lots of laughs and memories made that day.

It was at this point the guys all disappeared to the back deck.

And it wasn't long until everyone went their own ways to get ready for the rehearsal dinner even though we didn't have a rehearsal.
Stay tuned tomorrow for that part of the story.

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Fall Favorites.

Hi there Peachies! I hope that you're enjoying your day in your little corner of the world. If you're anything like me then you're loving the cooler fall weather, if it is cool where you are. If not, then you're probably wishing it was. Don't get me wrong. I love summer but there is something about fall that I just love. The cooler crisp air, the yellow and red leaves, scarves and cozy blankets. The s'mores, coffee, and all the apple treats and a sea of all things pumpkins. I feel like the fall leads into all things fun and family such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Plus I really love when my house is clean and I can open the windows and light candles and enjoy some fresh air in the house, which is what i'm doing at this very moment.

Earlier today I was catching up on my favorite blogs when I came across Jasmine at Classy Sassy & A Bit Smart Assy's
fall favorites post. I knew I had to jump into this since fall is one of my favorite seasons and I love these posts because I feel like my readers get to know more about me and I love getting to know more about other people. So here are my fall favorites.

Favorite Candle: Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffin from Target is my new fave. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles from B&BW is my go to classic.

Favorite Lip Color: bareMinerals Moxie.

Favorite Drink: Trader Joe's coffee with Spiced Latte creamer and a shot of amaretto syrup.

Favorite Blush: bareMinerals The One.

Favorite Clothing Item: I'm pretty in love with my sweater hoodie I just got at the Kauai coffee company in Hawaii. Good luck getting it off me.

Favorite Fall Movie: Hocus Pocus or Practical Magic.

Favorite Fall TV Show: I love everything HGTV, especially Fixer Upper. That's not really a "fall" show but it is what I love to watch while snuggled up under cozy blankets. Oh! And The Walking Dead!

Favorite Thanksgiving Food: My mom and dad's homemade dressing. I seriously look forward to it all year long.

Favorite Halloween Costume: The year I dressed up as a cow girl/Daisy Duke.

So there you have it, my fall favorites. Leave a message with yours or write a blog post and put it in the comments! I'd love to read your fall favorites.

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From Miss to Mrs.

Hello Peachies! Welcome back to my happy little corner of the internet. I've missed all of you! If you're not following me on any social media platform you might be wondering where i've been lately. I was just busy doing this little thing called getting married! No big deal, except it was a huge deal! I married my best friend of 15 years on September 26th at a beach side ceremony and then partied it up (until 10 p.m.) at the beach home my parents rented.

The whole weekend was a dream come true. My in laws helped us have an amazing, fun rehearsal dinner at Margaritaville the night before & my mom, dad, brother, sister in law, and two sets of aunts and uncles really made this whole wedding shine. The set up was so gorgeous that passer by's were asking my mom if they could take pictures of it. The ceremony was very simple and beautiful & when I was asked if I take Alex to be my lawfully wedded husband....I said "I sure do!" The food was amazing. We wanted simple so we chose to do a taco bar. My family made the most amazing taco options ever. There was shredded jerk chicken, shredded island pork, beef and all the toppings you can thing of + homemade salsa and guacamole + slaw to put on top of the tacos. Everything was simply perfect.

I'll give you a glimpse of the wedding pics now but I plan on doing the story of our wedding weekend & honeymoon in parts because there is so much to talk about (including wedding crashers that were a day early). For now, enjoy these snippets of our wedding.

Getting glam, though I wasn't sure about the foil on my head.
I put my trust in Crystal and she delivered!
I heart her!

My Daddy walking me down the aisle.

Me and my love during the ceremony.
Isn't he handsome?

They say your vibe attracts your tribe. This is our tribe and we love them so!
We can't thank them enough for traveling from Georgia and Illinois to celebrate our special day with us.

Stay tuned for more.

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