• Five Things Friday

    1. I am really, really enjoying my new job. :) 2. A couple of weeks ago Allison and I rented 50/50 — have you seen it? I thought it was really good and made me remember those hard months when my mom had cancer. 3. I loved this article on marriage, found via Cup of Jo. Such

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  • So, I Signed Up To Run A Marathon

    That’s right — Sunday night I signed up for the Charleston Marathon. Not the half marathon, mind you — the full 26.2 miler marathon. Eek!! I actually have been training for a few weeks now, but have been a teeny bit shy about announcing it on here just in case I chicken out and decide

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  • My Parent’s Kitchen Before & After

    Oh boy do I have some awesome photos to show you today. My parents recently renovated their kitchen and I can’t say enough about how wonderful it looks. I came home Friday evening to get ready for the bridal shower and was shocked at the transformation! Seriously, the kitchen looks aboslutely fabulous and I couldn’t

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  • Emily’s Bridal Shower

    This past Saturday Allison and I threw a bridal brunch shower for our friend Emily. It was hosted at my mom’s house, which has the perfect set-up for parties. I’m losing count how many showers we’ve had there! It was an around-the-house shower theme and everything was yellow, white and gray. Allison made most of

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  • A Successful Dinner Party

    Sunday night I hosted a dinner party for 9 people (plus a 4-month old baby) and it was fabulous. It’s funny how things change in a year. This time last year when I had people over, I was a hosting mess. I fussed and worried and stressed over every detail. What if they don’t have

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  • Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses

    When I was engaged, one area of our budget that I really wanted to keep under control was the wedding dress. It’s so easy to spend thousands of dollars on a dress, but if you can find an affordable, beautiful dress, then it can really go a long way keeping the overall wedding budget under

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  • My Week Off, Part 2

    I feel like I was just sitting down to write my Week Off, Part 1 post! Here is the second part of my week off where I traveled south to take advantage of my time off and visit some friends. (These photos are from Instagram, so I apologize if you’ve already seen most of them!)

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  • Weekly Money Check-Up: 8/20

    Confession: I’m getting a little tired of these Weekly Money Check-Ups… would anyone be devastated if I discontinued the series? There are only so many things I can spend my money on each week and the questions are getting a little boring to answer. Maybe that’s just me? 1. The most I’ve spent this last

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  • Five Things Friday

    Happy Friday! Sorry for being a little MIA this week. This week went by a lot faster than I realized. Here are five things to share with you today: 1. I’m currently obsessed with peaches. I think the fruit Adam and Eve ate to ruin the hope of us all having a happily ever after

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