Monday, June 29, 2015

Married Monday: Top 5 Marriage Tips for Newly Weds


This weekend my best friend is getting married!!  She has found someone with the same values as her, who loves her so much, and is her best friend, I could not be any happier for her. And with our anniversary being just two weeks away I decided that today I will share my top 5 tips for newlyweds.

   Some of these may be a bit cliché but they are actually all things we practice in our marriage and they make a difference.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Austin

   Today is the birthday of someone who meant a lot to me. You see I wasn't sure where I fit when I got to high school. The first semester I spent my time studying and being a good student. I was in my Ag classes and loved them and started to meet some wonderful people. By the second semester I was very involved in FFA competitions and teams. One of those wonderful people was kind enough to give me confidence in myself that I had never had. He told me that I could do it when I was scared to death to speak in public, he told me when I needed to suck it up and remember what we had practiced so many times.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Food Finds on Vacation in Orlando

   We are total food nerds, so when we go on vacation we want to eat the foods of the town. Orlando has so many great places to check out, it was tough to decide where to go.

   On our first afternoon we headed to Downtown Disney to find lunch and ended up at Ragland Road Irish Pub. We tried their chicken and chips, chicken battered like fish would be. Hubby got a Guinness  to try as well. It was delicious and set in a fun restaurant. That night we went out to get some dinner and weren’t sure what we would find.  We went to a pizza place called Anthony’s that surprised us with an amazing pizza. Now no pizza could be considered a bad one, but there are definitely some good ones and some amazing ones. This one was up there with the amazing ones.  We choose the Philly Cheesesteak and I was happy to see that there was a lot of meat that was seasoned, and cut into strips instead of looking more like ground beef. It had a nice thin brick oven crust that was thin and perfectly crispy.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Premium Salads at McDonald's

I am a brand ambassador for McDonald’s of Central Arkansas and am being compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions though are my own.

   I’m always looking for healthier options on the road and McDonald’s has made that easy with many of their menu items, including three Premium Salads.  I was surprised at the variety of these salads: Bacon Ranch, Southwest and Asian. There is an option for everyone and each salad can be ordered plain, with crispy chicken or grilled chicken.

Salads from McDonald's healthy and flavorful

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

   If you know me in real life then you know that Harry Potter is a slight obsession of mine. I have seen the movies so many times I can pretty much say the lines with them, I have read the books and read a lot of random facts about the magical world. Now finally I can say I have been to Hogwarts, I’ve flown on the Quiditch patch, I got to go to Diagon alley, pick a wand, and shop in Weasley’s Wizards Wheezes Shop. Guys I got to experience the world of Harry Potter and let me say it was one of the top experiences of my life.

   We took our vacation this year to Orlando, Florida and spent 3 days at Universal Studios, a day at Sea World, and a day relaxing. It was filled with food, fun, and magic.  Today I am going to share with you what we did and saw in Hogsmead and Diagon Alley. So be prepared for a pretty photo heavy post. I want to start with saying that I don’t really do roller coasters or rides that turn me many ways, I did though agree to ride all in the Wizarding World, and that I did and they were a lot of fun. The detail that was put into each ride and experience was incredible.  The Forbidden Journey was the very best ride that I have ever been on and Hubby’s too, who has been on many rides. I did learn that 3D and 4D rides are not nearly as bad because you are immersed in the experience.

Friday, June 5, 2015

I'm Going on an Adventure

   Title is a reference to The Hobbit. I hope some of you caught that, if not then spend some time this week and watch it, you won't regret it.

   Anyways Hubby and I will head out to Orlando today and will be enjoying the greatness that is Universal Studios this next week! Harry Potter World and hopefully a beach sometime. I can't wait to share it with yall.

   I write the weeks post the weekend before or sometimes the night before they go live. So that what you see is current to what is going on in my life, recipes are ones I have just recently made and loved enough that I wanted to share with you. Marriage posts typically have to do with something that is on my mind at the time. I say all this to say that this week I will be taking a break. I could write them all out, the week before but it wouldn't be fresh and really I ran out of time to get them done. Plus I have not missed a post in almost 11 months and I need a little break so I can enjoy vacation and not try to make sure everything went out perfectly each day.

Have a wonderful week and check back next Monday or Tuesday for a little recap on what I have been up to.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Married Monday: Morning Date Ideas

   When you here date you think of dinner and a movie, well at least I do, but there are so many other things you can do, and I like to remind yall of some of those things. Today it is all about morning dates, sounds weird right but it doesn’t have to be.