Holidays · Recipes

Thanksgiving Menu 2021: Sides and Charcuterie!

My mom is hosting Thanksgiving this year and that makes everyone happy! She's been diligently planning and working ahead, and several weeks ago we all decided what dishes my sister and I would bring to the meal. Here's what I'm bringing: Cranberry Sauce - I'm making a new recipe from Southern LivingGreen Bean Casserole -… Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu 2021: Sides and Charcuterie!

Faith · Holidays

Verses To Pray Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! When you think about the upcoming holiday, what emotions fill your heart? Do you feel excitement? Fear? Loneliness? Anxiety? Gratitude? Anticipation? Worry? No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it’s a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or… Continue reading Verses To Pray Before Thanksgiving

Frugal Living · Holidays

Budget Friendly Christmas Gift Guide: $8-$40 {2021}

When it comes to Christmas shopping, I have two goals: 1) Complete all shopping by December 1st, and 2) Stick to my budget of $45 or less per person. There are already a lot of gift guides that have been rolled out by our favorite bloggers and influencers, but I believe that mine stands out… Continue reading Budget Friendly Christmas Gift Guide: $8-$40 {2021}

Holidays · Organization

Make Your Birthday Party Successful From Start To Finish!

This post was sponsored by Basic Invite I love celebrating birthdays - I think you know that about me by now! From July to September we have at least seven birthdays in our extended family, and we're wrapping up birthday season with mine next week. The other thing you probably know about me is my… Continue reading Make Your Birthday Party Successful From Start To Finish!

Enjoying The Journey · Friday Favorites · Holidays

Celebrating My Sister’s 30th Birthday at Lake Keowee

My mom, sister and I spent the best weekend together this month. One of the best decisions we've ever made was the decision to celebrate milestone birthdays with a destination weekend! A couple years ago we celebrated Mom's birthday in Boone, North Carolina. My sister turns 30 this month so we decided to try Lake… Continue reading Celebrating My Sister’s 30th Birthday at Lake Keowee

Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

Celebrating My Parents’ 40th Anniversary!

My sister and I love planning parties together, and we were so happy to plan one to celebrate our parents' 40th anniversary! We knew we wanted it to be much smaller and more intimate than their 35th anniversary (although that was a great event, too!). We decided to gift them a family photo session followed… Continue reading Celebrating My Parents’ 40th Anniversary!

Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Have you started thinking about what you'll gift to the moms in your life? I have a little roundup of ideas, all under $25! These are a collection of some of my favorite things or items that I think make meaningful Mother's Day gifts. Difficult Mother's Day Card from Dayspring (more about this below)Jesus Family… Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

My Best Party Planning Tip: Develop A Theme!

This post is sponsored by Hostess With The Mostess A well executed theme makes a party feel extra special. A theme can be a color scheme, a phrase, a collection of things the honoree loves or anything else that drives the decisions for most of the party elements. The theme can be reflected in the… Continue reading My Best Party Planning Tip: Develop A Theme!