Vacation Eats

Happy 4th everyone! I’ve been in vacation recovery mode and birthday celebration mode so not much cooking has been going on in my kitchen but I thought I’d share some of the food we enjoyed on our vacation to Seacrest Beach on 30A in Florida. Our favorite breakfast spot is the Donut Hole and they […]

Broccoli Salad

I have had this side dish a few times before at different gatherings and always love it so much. I decided I needed to try my hand at making it. This Broccoli Salad is so refreshing and has a nice balance of savory and sweet. It’s a perfect side dish for any cookout. Adam couldn’t […]

Baylor 3 Month Update

I haven’t updated you all on the kids in a while so since I’m a little behind in the cooking & baking department I thought I would share an update with you guys. Our little Baylor bear is 3 Months old today! So hard to believe on the one hand and on the other it […]

Loving Lately

Hey guys! Things have been a little hectic this month and so I don’t have a new recipe for you this week, but I will have one coming soon I promise! I have been cooking some but it’s been some of our tried and true favorites and quick easy meals like grilling burgers & spaghetti. […]

Pasta Sauce with A Twist {Guest Post}

I was recently contacted by Fix.com’s lifestyle blog about a post on ways to mix up your pasta night and thought it would be something you all would be interested in! I’m always looking for new ways to spice up my usual faves so I thought this would be a great way to start. Check […]

Baylor’s Birth Story

No recipe this week but I thought I would share with you a little about when Baylor was born and also share some of our newborn photo shoot pictures. At 37 Weeks, I was dilated to 4 cm and 80% effaced and my Dr. thought I could go into labor at any time. I tried […]

Introducing our Baby Boy

Welcome to the World our precious little guy: Baylor Hudson, born Friday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm, weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. & 19 1/4″ long. We are so in love with him and Sophie is loving being a big sister and has already been such a huge help! We are so blessed and thankful […]

Strawberry Recipe Round-Up

Here in Tennessee, it’s almost prime Strawberry season. I’ve got a great new Strawberry recipe to share with you next week but I thought I would do a Strawberry Recipe Round-Up of the strawberry recipes I’ve posted in the past. Turns out there are quite a few of them! Lots of versatile ways to use […]

Strawberry on Top

Hey friends! Sorry I haven’t done a behind the scenes Strawberry on Top post in a while. Things have been busy getting ready for our little guy to arrive. I am 37 Weeks now and am actually already 3 1/2 to 4 cm dilated already so he could arrive at any time! That’s both exciting and […]

Pregnancy Update & IVF #2

I am now 31 Weeks, getting so close! The picture above was taken on Christmas Eve at 29 Weeks. Our little guy is doing great and it right on track. I’m feeling pretty good except for my sciatic nerve giving me some problems and getting to the uncomfortable harder to get around stage. I haven’t […]

Top 16 Recipes of 2016

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Ours was wonderful and I’ll post about it very soon. In the mean time, it’s that time of year for the top posts of the year according to page views. Looks like you all had a sweet tooth this year! There are a few savory dishes mixed […]

Christmas Fun

Hope you all are having a fun filled Christmas season so far! We’ve been celebrating since mid-November haha! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, watching the parade and wonderful time with family. Friday we went Black Friday Shopping and had lots of fun and found lots of great deals before heading to our second Thanksgiving celebration. […]

Donuts & Pajamas 3rd Birthday Party

Sophie has lots of characters and things that she loves, Mickey, Princesses, Frozen, Zootopia, Lion Guard, etc. So since I couldn’t seem to narrow it down, we decided to do a Donuts & Pajamas Party. We had so much fun! Her cake was a tower of donuts and I served chick-fil-a chicken minis, donuts & […]

Gender Reveal Party {Baby #2}

Since we did a gender reveal party with Sophie, we didn’t want to leave this baby out, haha. Our theme was “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How we wonder what you are.” The party was so much fun and we are so thankful our family and friends could be there to celebrate the new baby with us! […]

Big Announcement! {Party of 4}

Yes, that big announcement is what you think it is! There’s a reason I’ve been not been posting here or on social media as often this summer. We are expecting a baby due in March 2017! Sophie couldn’t be more thrilled to be a big sister!! More info and updates to come soon, including our gender […]

Dill Pickle Dip

It’s football time!!! College football has begun and NFL starts next week! You know what that means….that it’s appetizer season!!! This Dill Pickle Dip may sound odd and unconventional but just trust me, this dip is amazing!! The taste is actually very similar to french onion dip. Just be warned this dip is highly addictive!! […]

Strawberry on Top

Hope you all have had a great weekend! Things are busy with all the activities starting back up and summer winding down for everyone I’m sure! Sophie started preschool a couple weeks ago and is absolutely loving it!! She goes two days a week and is full of things to tell us when she gets […]

Strawberry on Top

Sorry no recipe this week! It was a hectic week and just didn’t get to it. Don’t worry one will be up soon! Here’s some of our adventures recently! We had a fun night visiting the new Chuy’s near where we live. As always, it was fabulous!! Can’t get enough of their salsa & jalapeño […]

Strawberry on Top

Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July! We just got back from vacation this week. We had a great time at the beach with our dearest friends!  I’ve been busy playing catch up since we retuned, so no recipe this week, but here are a few pics of or family from the 4th […]

Our New House 

 We just moved in to our new house last week! We are beyond blessed and so thankful to the Lord for orchestrating every detail of our move and selling our other home just in time for us to close on this one! He is so faithful!! And so thankful for our dearest friends helping us […]

Super Bowl Snacks

So the NFL Playoffs are going on and the Super Bowl is quickly approaching! I thought I would share some ideas to put on your Super Bowl Menu that everyone will love! What’s your favorite Game Day Appetizer? Is your team still in? Our team has the 1st pick in the draft…definitely a disappointing season […]

Disney World 2016

We had the best time at Disney World last week with our best friends! We are all worn out, but it was a blast! We did a lot of park hopping and rode lots of rides and saw lots of shows and the kids all did fabulously! We were all troopers haha! We seemed to […]

Christmas Fun 2015

We had a fabulous Christmas! Sophie was so in to Christmas this year. If you ask her why we celebrate Christmas she will say “Jesus Birthday!” She loved her kitchen she got on Christmas morning and it was so fun to see her discover all her presents. (Santa doesn’t wrap at our house). She was […]

My Favorite Posts of 2015

Hope you all had a Happy New Year! I shared the Most Popular Posts from 2015 last week and here are my favorites that didn’t make that list. Let me know if any of them are your favorites too! Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies Cake Batter M&M Popcorn Peanut Butter Fudge Cake Twix Dip Baked Blueberry […]

Top 10 Posts of 2015

It’s that time of year again, the end of a year and the beginning of another. Lots of time for reflection and hope for the new year. It’s also time to reveal the Top 10 Posts of 2015 based on your views. Here they are counting down from 10 to 1! Were any of your […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May you feel the love of our Savior today & everyday! I can’t physically send you all a Christmas card but I can send it to you here! And apparently we sent too many warm wishes here in TN because it’s so hot here right now you’d think […]

Apple Recipe Round-Up

It’s that time of year when apples are in their prime and apparently I like to bake with apples! I was going through my archives and saw that I have an abundance so I decided to share an apple recipe round-up with you all. Plus I have a couple of new recipes planned to share […]

Strawberry on Top: Birthday Fun

Hope you all are having a great summer! It’s been a while since I did a behind the scenes post so I thought I would update you on some of our summer fun shenanigans. For my birthday, our dearest friends went with us to go pick blueberries and blackberries at Mercier’s Orchards in north Georgia. […]

July 4th Recipes

Hope you all are having a great week! I decided to take an unexpected break from posting new recipes this week. My birthday was yesterday and we spent the weekend celebrating and I’ve not been cooking anything and with the 4th coming up I just decided to take a short break. Don’t worry, I’ll be […]

Strawberry on Top

We have been super busy lately! In May we were doing something every weekend, but it was all lots of fun stuff! So for Memorial Day we had a low key family day and went to the zoo and let Sophie play with her water table outside. Then, we ended up ordering pizza, haha! Don’t […]

5 Minute Oatmeal

Today I have a guest post from Nancy at I Made This Dish, she has a quick, easy & healthy breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings when you are in a rush. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks again for sharing it with us Nancy!Breakfast is the most hectic time of the day. […]

Strawberry on Top

For Mother’s Day Weekend we had lots of fun family time. We ate a lot and went to downtown Chattanooga and walked around and just spent lots of time together. We also let Sophie experience “playing tennis” for the first time. She absolutely loved it!! She chased the ball all around and loved watching us […]

Strawberry on Top

I’m trying to get back to regularly sharing with you all the behind the scenes and our adventures! Sorry I’ve gotten away from that the past several months. For those of you newer to the blog, I call these posts “Strawberry on Top,” because that’s the little something extra we like on top of our […]