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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Planner Stickers

If you follow me on instagram then you've probably already seen what I got in the mail over the weekend.  If not.... It was my new planner stickers!!

These are one of my newest obsessions.  Seriously though! I'm obsessed with my planner and it pretty much holds my life together so why not customize it and decorate.

Once Upon A Planner did an absolute amazing job designing these seasonal stickers.  I chose the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas countdown pages.  They are all such great quality and Once Upon A Planner was so easy to work with.

They not only have seasonal stickers but also have occupational stickers, daily chore stickers, appointment reminder stickers, and Greek stickers.  

New stickers are ALWAYS popping up on their instagram and posting to their website.

Go check out their website here and follow them on instagram @once.upon.a.planner

Monday, August 17, 2015

Survive the Summer

Even though football season is just around the corner we still have weeks of summer ahead of us.  If your like me the humidity and heat tend to take a tole on your beauty regime.  Let's be honest the month of August can seem like one long, never ending, up hill battle.

Here are 5 tips to help in your beauty battle:

1.  Prime time
To help set and make sure that my makeup stays as fresh looking as possible I use a primer prior to applying my foundation.  This helps to ensure that I have the smooth fined lines, cover any minor imperfections in skin tone, as well as maintain and prolong that fresh "just applied" look.  This is also on of my favorite drug store steals!

2.  Pump it up
If you are naturally curly then humidity is not your friend, sister.  Trust me when I say that I can completely relate.  So, in these blistering burning months I try to embrace the my natural frizz.  I bust out my mousse and diffuser and go to town.  This always helps tame my Roseanne Roseanndanna.

4.  Pull it together
The "doo doo ball" is one of my signature go to favorites.  Slap a fun french braid down the side to pull in all those sweet wispies.  This is a fun and keep cool hairstyle.

5. Pop of color
During the summer I love to polish my nails with pretty bright colors.  A fresh coat of polish is the cherry on top of any outfit and a must accessory for the summer.

And for you ladies who color your hair check out Madison-Reed. Com. Take their color quiz and find out what color would work great for you!

What have been some of your beauty saviors this summer?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Favorites


B and I have busted out our white hats this week and have totally gone on a Scandal binge.  I'm proud to say that we are no longer a season behind and are completely prepared for the season premiere on September 24.  I can not wait to welcome back TGIT this fall. 


I just could not help myself.  I've started pulling out my fall decorations.  I mean might as well.  I usually start pulling out my Christmas decorations around October so I like to give myself plenty of time to enjoy all my seasonal decor.  Blame it on my personality of zero patience.


On Monday I shared some of my favorite ideas that help me love my home more and more.  You can read the post here.


I've FINALLY finished the headboard for our guest bedroom.  Obviously in the photo it is not finished but stayed tuned for a full post about this DIY redo.

This past week the humidity has finally taken a back seat and the temperature has dropped to the very comfortable low to mid 90s.  B and I have been enjoying evening walks without having to carry an oxygen tank or being completely drenched by the time we get back home. This brief relief is probably temporary but it has been so welcome and has made me so excited for fall. Que the fall decorating.  

Monday, August 10, 2015

Love Your Space

Lately I have not been content in our home.  Wow... saying that out loud and reading it as I type just looks and sounds so incredibly selfish.  I think many people go through a phase just like this though.  Somedays I become so frustrated even looking at my powder blue formica counter tops that I vocally remind myself that this is not my "forever home."  However, this is our home for now.  B and I are so proud of our home and have been so incredibly blessed in this space.  So, how do you learn to love even your blue counter tops?

Here are five tips for loving your home.

1.  Add personal touches

Fill your home with photos of your family and friends.  I love to put my family and friends on display.  Every room in our home has photos of me and B... Yes even the bathroom. 

This past December I hosted my bunco group for our Christmas bunco game.  One of my friends made the comment that she felt like she had been at our wedding because of all of the photos around our home.  This is how I want my friends to feel.  

2.  Let the light shine

Open those blinds and let some natural light in.  It's very rare for me to be home during the day without having my blinds open and I usually just have natural light in the house during the day until it gets dark.  There is just something about the sunshine coming into my home that is like a breath of fresh air.

At night I love to utilize my lamps.  Lamps and throw pillows are a particular obsession of mine.  My lamps create a warm glow in all the rooms of my home that my overhead lights just can not create.  This for my makes my home feel so inviting and lovely. 

3.  Decorate seasonally

This step is not for everyone but if you do enjoy decorating, like I do,  then you will really love this.  Christmas is the big time of year when every room in our home is dripping with sparkle and bows of holly but for every other season the mantle is what will be on display.  Our living room is the center of our home.  Quite literally it is in the center of our floor plan.  So this is why I love to coordinate my decorations for each season for my mantle.  It is the first thing that everyone sees when they come in our front door and the room where we spend most of our time.  

This also gives my the chance to exercise my creative outlet.  The possibilities for creativity are endless. 

If you do not have a mantle in your home you can decorative a sofa table in your home or even add small seasonal items to end tables. 

4.  Declutter

Buckle down and bring some organization to your space.  When I say buckle down I am more talking to myself than to you.  Organizing is not my favorite thing to do... depending on the circumstances.  Having an organized home however helps the home to run more efficiently and with less stress.

I'm really bad about getting something out and then absent mindedly laying said item down with the good intention of putting it away later.... fast forward a week and said item is still on the kitchen table or the top of my jewelry chest.

Challenge yourself to keep your clutter under control.  I promise you will feel exceptionally lighter and life in your home will run more smoothly.

5.  Have a sanctuary

Find that special place in your home that calms and relaxes you.  For me my escape from the world is my bathtub and my bedroom.  Our bedroom is so serene and calming.  The grey walls complimented by pale shades of blue are so inviting at the end of the work day.  It's the perfect environment for me to wind down at night, read a book, or do my bible study.

This is the area in my home that I strive to keep decluttered.  Keep the sanctuary in your home decluttered and organized so you have this escape in your home.  It's so important for me to keep this place free of debris so that I can recharge and maintain my sanity.

These are just a few things that I like to practice to help me love our home a little more everyday.  Take a tour of my home and see a visual of all 5 tips.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

You Need A Vacation When

Have you ever had a thought or idea that seemed good at the time?  But later you begin to ponder this idea/thought only to realize how completely absurd it is.  You completely judge yourself.

I had one of these thoughts the other day as I was driving to work.  It was just another ordinary day. Just the monotonous routine of burning tire rubber with the rest of the commuters.  That is until I pulled along side of an 18-wheeler.  As I saw the driver behind the wheel I had my crazy random thought.

How fun would it be to be a truck driver?  Yes this was my actual thought.

A gypsy soul on the run, nothing but open road in front of you, a new place everyday.  You've got your very own handle on the CB radio.... breaker breaker good buddy.  Burt Reynolds is your mascot and East Bound and Down is your mantra and alma mater.  All hail The Bandit.

Whoa!!  Pump your air ride breaks there, Molly.

This was a legitimate thought y'all.  I can not make this stuff up.

I had put this brief moment of insanity out of my mind until 2 days after.  What in the world was I thinking.

I've obviously never been a trucker but I can only imagine that the lifestyle of such a profession is not as glamorous as what my day dreaming self deemed it to be.

Dirty truck stop bathrooms, sleeping in a small little cubby hole of a bed in the back of your truck, and I don't even want to think about taking a shower at a truck stop.

I can only take this moment of insanity to mean that I need a vacation in the worst way.  You know this must be true when you fascinate about being a trucker.

Have any of you ever had bazaar thoughts like mine?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day

Here in the  Southern half of our great United States nothing says "let freedom ring" and "liberty and justice for all" quite like red seersucker.  

I saw this precious top on one of my favorite little shop's instagram a few weeks ago.  So, I graciously screenshot it to B and he was so sweet to surprise me with it as a sweet happy yesterday.
                    A happy is the reference we here in the K household give to a just because gift.

Have a safe and happy Fourth.  Thank God for this country.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


* I received the following product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. 

I want all of you to meet my new A.M. best friend.  I received this little beauty a few weeks ago and B and I are both loving it so far.  A small word of advice check your email when that cute little red dot pops up on your phone.  

I apparently chose to ignore that dot.  So, when Mr. FedEx himself showed up at my door on Friday to make his delivery at 10:00 AM (keep in mind I'm off on Fridays) I just happened to still be adorning my pajamas, robe, and no bra.  I had no clue who was adamantly ringing my doorbell so I bravely hid behind the bar in my kitchen.  All of these events led to me trying to track down a random package and fighting with FedEx only to find out that the package would have to be held at one of their stores for me to pickup the following Tuesday.  

Finally the following Tuesday I got to bring home this sweet little brown box.

I received the Keurig 2.0 K200 along with 2 variety packages of coffee and tea and a bottle of cleaning solution.  The brewer preheats quickly and brews an amazing cup of coffee.  This is my go to favorite friend in the mornings seeing as how I am hardly the brightest ray of sunshine in the morning.

It even comes with the most amazing safety features to protect you in the wee hours when your still hazy eyed with fumble fingers.

So cheers to all you coffee lovers! Hope you are enjoying your cup this morning as much as I am.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summertime is one of my favorite things about the south.  Lemonade stands in the neighborhood, fried green tomatoes, and the smell of sweet honeysuckle on the breeze.  The longer days also give me more time to research and plan mine and B's next travel destination.

We LOVE to travel and dream about where we will go someday.  Last year we took a wonderful trip to St. Louis for our anniversary.  Let me tell you... If you are looking for a fun city, full of great atmosphere, yummy food, and tons of FREE stuff to do then plan a trip to St. Louie!

 Grant's Farm and the Anheuser-Busch plant were two of our favorite visits and both are free!  Grant's farm was once owned by General Grant and his cabin still sits on the grounds.  You can tour the grounds and end your visit at a precious petting zoo.  The Anheuser-Busch factory was over the top immaculate.  Seriously, I think I could've eaten off the floors.  We did pay for a tour rather than opting for the free tour.  With our tour we were able to see a little more of the plant and got the luxury of being in a smaller group.

Our cardinals tickets were our biggest purchase of the trip and they were a steal!  When I tell you I have the worst luck... you better believe me I have THE worst luck.  Except for my mom; her luck is probably worst than mine.  Probably something genetic I'm sure.  Ok, I'm back from chasing rabbits now.  We went the day of a Saturday home game to reserve a tour of the stadium.  We were crushed when we found out that not only the tours were full for the day but that it was also a sold out game.  Worst luck ever right?  Well, lucky for me (see what I did there) I married the luckiest, most smooth talking man.  Just as we were inquiring about tickets a sweet couple, who had season tickets, were trading their seats to sit in a handicap accessible area.   The precious lady tapped me on the shoulder and told me the section number along with the seat numbers.  It took a few moments but we did end up with the wonderful seats.

I've just barely scratched the surface of all the fantabulous things that St. Louis has to offer but I will end with the ever so iconic Gateway Arch.  This is not a free attraction but it is incredibly reasonable and the view of the city from 630 feet is completely worth the 4 minute trip to the top.

While you are there you should also check out:

  • The St. Louis zoo.  The zoo is also a free attraction in the city and was wonderful.  The parking was expensive but we parked on the street (everyone else was doing it).
  • The science museum is also a free attraction and a fun place for families
  • The city Museum.  B and I opted not to do this simply because it was so crowded but I really wish we would've made the time to go during the adults only hours.

I hope y'all get to do some great traveling this summer.  I'd love for you too keep up with my ramblings through my blog and social media.

But first... Let's let B take/show off a few selfies!

Before our next trip we will definitely be investing in a selfie stick.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stuffed Pizza Subs

This dish is one of my absolute favorite, go to, easy meals.  Seriously, in less than 30 minutes you can have a fun dinner that is sure to please even the pickiest eater in your house.  Just ask my brother... the man who won't even eat french fries.  This is one of his favorites and just happens to be the recipe I chose to give to his new wife at her bridal shower.

Here is what you'll need to get you started.
  • 1 lb. of lean ground beef (I prefer to use venison)
  • 1 jar of pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (I use frozen... best invention EVER!!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper (again frozen.... BAM!)
  • 1/2 pkg. pepperoni (I use turkey pepperoni)
  • 2 cup Mozzarella cheese (I never use all 2 cups)
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1tsp. oregano
  • 1 package of hoagie buns
First brown your meat and drain.  Stir in the onion, bell pepper, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and seasonings.  Let all these ingredients simmer for 10 minutes (low to medium heat).

While the meat is simmering begin preheating your oven to 375.  After your simmering is all done your now ready to spoon that sauce pan full of yummy goodness onto your hoagie buns.  Fill each of your hoagies to your portion preference and sprinkle your cheese on top.  This is where I definitely choose not to use 2 cups of cheese.  It just seems like too much.  But if 2 cups of cheese is your thing then totally rock it out. 

After adorning your lovely sandwiches with cheese close up you hoagies and wrap each individual sandwich in foil.  Place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

And the cherry on top of this recipe.... It is found in the "freezes beautifully" section of the cookbook!  I'll usually pop 4 of these bad boys in the freezer to grab for quick lunches.  

Well that's all there is to it y'all.  Super easy and a crowd pleaser.  Hope y'all enjoy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

3 Years and Feeling Fine

Last week B and I celebrated our third anniversary.  Has it really been three years since I said "I do" to this man?

These past three years have have been incredible and have seriously flown by in a blink.

So, here's to the man who tolerates me,  knows that I require a lot of attention, and who would do anything to make me happy.  Refer to picture at bottom of post.

Thank you, B, for still looking at me the same way you did at our wedding!

He even dresses up so he can be The Beast to my Belle.  Stay tuned for more to come about our Disney Character double personalities.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Zesty Chicken and Vegetables.

Over this month we have been in the middle of a sermon series at church called "Lets Get Healthy".  What a great way to start off the month of January.  

Ok now... let me preface.  I in no way made any types of resolutions to workout more, lose weight, or set some ridiculous goal for me to reach.  Let's just be honest..... I would be setting my self up for a major failure!  

But after this sermon series I was very convicted about many things in my life.  Not only about my self physically but also my personal relationship with Christ.  This post is going to focus on the physical convictions that I have.  

Since I started my new jobs nearly 6 months ago I have been doing a very bad job preparing healthy meals for my family.  If I'm being truly honest then I would tell you that I have been all around bad about preparing any meals for my family.

and the recipient of the Worst Wife of the Year Award goes to........ ME!!!

So this week I took the first step and prepared a healthy meal.
You will need:
4 sheets of aluminum foil
4 chicken breast
2 Garlic cloves
1 Red, yellow, orange bell pepper
1 yellow onion
lite zesty italian dressing
salt and fresh ground pepper
4 tsps of olive oil

Prep time takes about 15 minutes.  You seriously can't beat that!  Before tackling the veggies pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.   Wash all veggies thoroughly.  Julienne all bell peppers and dice the onion.  Set all veggies to the side until your ready to top the chicken.
Place chicken breast on foil square and top each with:
1 tsps of olive oil
season with pinch of salt and pepper (I think I may try sea salt next time)
top with garlic, bell peppers, and onions
sprinkle with basil
top all with italian dressing
After adorning the chicken with all those fabulous veggies.... fold the sides of the foil to create a fun little pouch.  Transfer all foil packets to a baking sheet and bake chicken on 375 for 25 to 30 minutes until chicken is cooked throughout.

This meal was a serious winner with B!  He has personally requested it again and will be eating it for lunch tomorrow!  Hope y'all enjoy!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Has it really been 5 months since my last post?!   I seriously can not even believe that I just fell off the end of the "blog world".  I promise that I really did miss you little blogging space.  (I feel like my blog deserves a bigger apology then that).

So I'm going to have to play some major catch up to explain the reason for my extended vacation.  In my defense.... I did have some great posts planned during the past five (missing) months but they just never got from my head and iPhoto to actual words on the screen.  It's so sad when that happens!

On to my list of excuses.

So around the time of my last post I got a phone call from a dentist, also a friend of my dads, about a hygiene opening at his office.  He called and told me to pray about it and get back to him.  Isn't God amazing!!  I wasn't unhappy with the current job I had but the hour commute, one way let me add, was beginning to wear on me after almost a year.  B and I began praying and prayed for weeks.  The new job was only 2 days a week so my hours would be cutting from 3 1/2 days to two.  We continued to pray.  A few days later I receive a call from my dads friend and he has found me another day to work with a friend of his.  There was no question that I would be making the transition to the new jobs.  Now here's where things get really crazy so hold on.  A few days after accepting and interviewing for the new jobs I get a call from a dentist here in Conway offering me a full time (4 day a week) position.  I explained to him that I had just accepted three days of work just a few days prior and he still asked me to do a working interview for 1 day a week!  My God provides!!   So... I am now working for 3 great dentists in three different towns! I am now considered full time, and providing more for my family, and have less of a daily commute!

So the jobs all wrapped up around mid September and B and I were off to our next adventure.

Coinciding with the new job story... B and I started working with the youth group at our church.  I was already singing in our worship team so I really didn't feel the Lord leading me to become a leader for our youth.  B was ALL ABOUT IT!!  He does great with that age group and loves it!  Me on the other hand.... older kids truly scare me!  B talked me into going with him to the first night just to try it out... well we are both now leaders with our fabulous youth group!! Y'all I cannot even explain to you how amazing these young adults are BUT they are AWESOME!!

In November B and I took our funnest Christmas cards to date!!  If we are Facebook friends then you've probably seen at least one of the masterpieces captured that very HOT day!  If not then let's remedy that and become Facebook friends!!

This past fall I joined a bunco group!! It's seriously the most fun! B called me an old lady when he heard I had joined but it's great! I play with a group of ladies from church and even hosted our December meeting.  It was my first hostessing experience in our home and I'm ashamed to say I forgot to take detailing photos.  These ladies are so great!!

Now that we've caught up to December we can talk about the trip to the Caymans!!  If you've read in the past you might have come across a few posts where I talk about my brother being in vet school in the Caymans.  Well this past month He had his white coat ceremony and is now starting his last year of rotations in Oklahoma.  We were so super blessed to be able to go.  Christmas time in the Caymans... you must go!

Now that I have you all updated on my hiatus hopefully I can keep up with the part of my life.