Merry Christmas Fun!

2013 Christmas Card

I hope and pray you all have a blessed Christmas!! I thought I would send you our Christmas card since you all are so special to me! Thank you so much for your support & encouragement, it means the world to me! Pentatonix Little Drummer Boy If you haven’t seen this music video by Pentatonix, […]

Strawberry on Top: Sophie’s Nursery


I am a little behind on cooking and baking. Sophie is occupying the majority of my time, which has been wonderful.  So, I thought I would share picture of her nursery with you.  I hope you like it, I had so much fun picking things out! I wanted to go with a neutral decor and […]

Introducing Our Daughter

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Meet Miss Sophie Caneel Born Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm 6 lbs. 7 oz, 19 inches long We are completely smitten! She was actually born on her due date too, which is so neat! I can’t believe I made it all the way to my due date, especially with being 4 cm dilated […]

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Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great first day of Fall! Even though it’s a little warm out, I couldn’t resist going ahead and making some chili and a pumpkin dessert that I’ll be sharing with you soon.  And just in case you were wondering, I’m still pregnant and hanging in there.  I’m currently […]

Blog Makeover

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So you may have noticed that my blog got a big makeover if you visited my site over the weekend, but I wanted to officially launch my new site design today! Even my avatar got a new look! The wonderful Emily of Emily White Designs did such a fabulous job with everything!!! I told her […]

5 Year Blogiversary & Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Before we get to the giveaway, just want to make you aware that if you follow my blog via Google Reader that is it going away starting Monday, July 1st! So, to keep getting my updates, transfer your subscription over to Feedly or Bloglovin’ or subscribe via email (link in my sidebar).  Also, all my […]

Strawberry on Top: Adam’s Birthday Adventures

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Last weekend for Adam’s Birthday we headed down for an overnight stay in Birmingham.  We had a great time! The main thing Adam wanted to do was go to the zoo (we are just kids at heart).  It wasn’t a huge zoo, but they did have some great animals and we were blessed that a […]

Strawberry on Top: A peek inside my makeup bag


Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! I thought it would be fun to give you a peek inside my makeup bag. I don’t wear a ton of makeup but I always love seeing the products other people use so I thought I would share too. From the left is […]

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How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? Did you do anything special? I was sick the week of Valentine’s so we just got food to go and watched a couple episodes of 24 Season 2, so it was actually really nice.  Adam surprised me with a gift card for a pedicure at my favorite place and he […]

Valentine’s Day Ideas

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I was hoping to have a new treat to post today in preparations for Valentine’s Day, but last week was super crazy busy and I worked a youth retreat this past weekend and then I proceeded to lost my voice and was under the weather.  So needless to say, no yummy treats were baked in […]

Strawberry on Top: Currently Loving


Hope you all are having a great weekend! Any big Super Bowl plans? We are keeping it low key and getting some pizzas with some friends.  A good bloggy friend of mine, Nicole over at The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie has started posting monthly posts of what she’s into currently and I thought I would […]

Strawberry on Top: Pajama Party


After Christmas, Adam & I hosted a Post-Christmas Pajama Party with a few of our close friends.  Last year we did the Tacky Sweater party, which was great fun but I thought I would make it easier on everyone and just have them wear pajamas or comfy clothes.  We had such a great time! I […]

My Top 12 Favorites of 2012

Happy New Year! 2012 was one of the toughest, yet also one of the best years so far.  We faced some challenges, but we also had so many blessings and had some great times traveling, playing games, and spending time with family and friends.  I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store! I pray […]

12 Most Popular Posts of 2012


It’s that time of year again,  we are about to close the book on another year and open up a fresh new chapter.  I love the hope and promise that the new year brings.  A fresh start and a new year to hopefully reach and maintain the goals that I set for myself! Adam & […]

Strawberry on Top: Christmas 2012


I know I promised a recipe today, but I’ve just been enjoying my family too much and wasn’t in the kitchen much earlier this week.  I am making a few new recipes this weekend so hopefully they will turn out great and I’ll have new recipes for you very soon! We had such a fabulous […]

Merry Christmas!

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From my family to yours, I pray you have a fabulous Christmas as you celebrate the birth of our Savior! I’m enjoying my family for a few days, but will return on Thursday with a new recipe. Also, I just have to ask since Adam and I debate this frequently…Does Santa wrap the presents, or […]

Moment of Silence

I had something else I was going to post today, but my mind just can’t focus.  I am completely heartbroken over the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. I saw some other bloggers doing this and I thought I would join them in asking that as you read this, you take a moment of silence to honor […]

Strawberry on Top: Christmas Traditions


I asked you all on Facebook this week what your favorite Christmas tradition was.  I got some great responses! Some I’d never heard of before were to choose a different country each year and then make a traditional meal and clothes or accessories for your family to wear from that country. Another reader said she […]

Black Friday Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time! We got up and went for a walk/jog and then threw football for a little bit. Then we went and had Breakfast at Cracker Barrel and came back and watched the Parade. Which was really good this year. Especially loved Jimmy Fallon’s rendition of […]

SOT: My week in photos


Went to a fun 30th Birthday Party for my friend Tami at a gorgeous location and witnessed a beautiful sunset! Had my first of many hot cocoas of the season:) Not much better than homemade hot cocoa mix! Played tennis for the first time in months. Not gonna lie, I was inspired by the us […]

Strawberry on Top: Inside my Grocery Cart


We’ve been running crazy this week, so I’ve only been cooking super easy meals like grilled chicken and veggies. So I thought it would be fun to give you a peek inside my grocery cart.  I recently had a big shopping trip as we were out of a ton of stuff so I thought it […]

Strawberry on Top: Birthday Surprises


So I know I’ve posted a few different things about my birthday trip to Vegas, but my mom also surprised me a couple of weeks before my birthday with a surprise party.  Normally I hate surprise parties, but this one was actually really fun and a great combination of my closest friends and family minus […]

Rise & Smile with Laughing Cow


Happy Weekend Everyone! I’ve never accepted products to review before, but when Laughing Cow contacted me to try their new line of cream cheese spreads, I jumped at the chance.  I’m kind of funny about doing this kind of thing and would never do it for a product I wouldn’t actually use, and when they […]

Strawberry on Top: Birthday Celebration

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So a month ago, Adam turned 32.  Yes I’m just now blogging about it!:) What we do is celebrate a whole birthday weekend with lots of fun things and whatever you want to do for the entire weekend.  How do you celebrate birthdays? I started his birthday by greeting him with several fun signs around […]

Strawberry on Top: What I’m Loving


Hey guys! Anything big planned for this weekend? We are getting together with friends tonight & tomorrow night, so I’m super pumped about that and then Sunday we’re helping with a community banquet.  Also, I wanted to mention that I have updated all the recipe posts within the last year (going back to last April-I’ll […]

Strawberry on Top: Surprise Concert


Hope you all had a great week! Any one have any big plans for the weekend? The past couple weeks have been pretty busy and I haven’t gotten in the kitchen as much as I would like, so I thought I’d fill  you in on some of the fun we’ve been having lately outside the […]

Strawberry on Top: What I’m Loving

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Happy Friday!! I’m super glad it’s the weekend! And I can’t wait for the Final Four tomorrow night! Do you have any big plans for this weekend? I thought it would be fun to share some things I’m loving lately.  My goal is to make this a monthly or maybe even bi-monthly post if I’m […]

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Hey guys! Hope you all have had a great week! I’m super excited for the weekend, not for anything in particular but looking forward to relaxing and spending time with Adam since he’s had to work quite a lot lately.  I do have to give him a shout out though, he recently completed a “Tough […]

Strawberry on Top: Weekend Confessions


Just wanted to share a few of my quirks with you all. Feel free to leave any of your funny quirks or habits in the comments below! I mentioned this in my end of the year round up post, but I threw 3 batches of fudge in the trash.  I also attempted to make apple […]

Giveaway Time!


Has everyone finally detoxed from the Holidays? I had a nasty cold that sidelined me for several days, but I’m on the mend now. As I mentioned on Facebook, we went to hear Married Comedians last night at our church.  It was so fun! They had a sit down dinner and then Jermaine Purifory who […]

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright


and May All Your Christmases Be White! I pray that everyone has a very Merry Christmas and experiences the fullness of the Season! Just wanted to say I am so thankful for each & every one of you! Lots of Love! Stephanie

Merry Christmas Fun!


Hope everyone has an amazing Christmas full of fun, family, and lots of laughs! Do you have big plans for the holidays? We stay around here and celebrate with Adam’s family Christmas Eve and my mom & step-dad on Christmas day.  We went to Kentucky last weekend with my Dad & Step-mom to celebrate so […]

Strawberry on Top: Tacky Sweater Edition


Last night Adam & I had a couple of friends over and asked everyone to wear their tackiest sweaters.  It was so much fun! We had a hard time finding Adam a sweater so I got a gray sweatshirt and attached some felt ornaments I found at Target. Then, as you will see below, Adam […]