Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hello Everyone!

You may have noticed something different about my blog here today.

I was inspired to update my blog yesterday after one of my favorite bloggers, MissDixie shared her new look. I not only decided to change my whole look, but also my blog name!

I wanted to give you all a heads up that beginning Monday, October 12th, I will be located at 

Considering we now live in a small town in Oklahoma, I wouldn't necessarily call us suburbanites and while we may live in a big city again one day (or the suburbs) I figured the majority of my posts will likely center around raising the twins and our journey in life through our faith in God, our love for our family and friends and our hope in Jesus that he brings good health and prosperity our way. 

I hope you all decide to follow along, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my new look!


A win and SMU homecoming!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hello again my lovely readers!

I am so proud to say that my husbands football season is taking a turn for the better.
They lost their first game, won the second, and lost their third so it was really important that they win their fourth game because not only was it at home but we were hosting the after game dinner at my house! The game was really close till the last 2 minutes and we WON! Everyone was in great spirits after the game and I really think we are going to do well the rest of the season.

The team plays their games down the street at East Central University so the stadium is pretty cool. The weather was perfect and the moon was beautiful.

Mid game selfie with Sloane

After the game we set up my (tiny) dining room to host the dinner... We had quite the spread with sandwiches from Jersey Mikes and tons of sides sadly not pictured :(

Saturday, the football fun continued at SMU homecoming. This year marks the 100th year of SMU's opening so there were quite a few reasons to celebrate!

We headed down Saturday morning and made it to the Boulevard for the homecoming parade and some BBQ at the Meadows tailgate.

The babies enjoyed seeing all of the parade floats and people watching. 

Sloane was so cute in her cheerleading outfit!

Ford in his Mustang hat...

We didn't last too long at the game, but we did enjoy being at Ford stadium.

We headed to our hotel only to find out that the twins loooooove hotel beds! The must have wiggled around and played for about 2 hours! They didn't fall asleep till 10:30 or so....

On Sunday. we headed to the Dallas Arboretum to take pictures at the pumpkin patch.
The babies were tired and it was kind of hot, but I got a couple of good shots. 

We headed home, and slept in on Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
~Mrs. S

September 19th, the day of weddings and music

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all having a great start to your week.

We are almost to October but well into the fall season here in Oklahoma, the weather is in the 70's in the morning and late evenings, and football season is well under way.

Two weekends ago I had one of the busiest Saturdays in forever!
My good friend Megan got engaged last year so her wedding finally came around on the 19th. 

For months I was so excited because I knew it was going to be an unbelievable affair, but I never expected for 2 other events to pop up on the same day...

My long time friend Natalie got married about a month ago and had a small ceremony with her immediate family. Her in-laws decided to host a big celebration, you guessed it, on the same day as Megan's wedding! However, God must have known I was already going to be in town and that I would have a break between Megan's ceremony and reception so I could attend Natalie's party :)

And finally, when Garth Brooks announced he would be making a stop in Dallas for a 6 day concert tour, my husband made sure we would be in attendance. The morning the tickets went on sale, we bought them for the 10:30 show the night of the 19th since we would be in town for the wedding.

I must have driven about 500 miles that day, but it was well worth it! Here is a photo recap of the day.

I arrived to Dallas at exactly 2:00 after a 2.5 hour drive from Ada just in time for the beautiful ceremony at Christ the King Catholic Church.

After the ceremony, the beautiful bride and handsome groom.

Finally got to catch up with my Dallas gals!

I headed to Natalie's celebration in Rockwall at 4:00

Back to the cocktail hour at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas at 6:00

Dinner reception at 7:00 in this stunning ballroom. 
It was the most beautiful reception I have ever attended, the room was so spacious and there were flowers everywhere!

The cake was beyond words!

My gals Michelle and Ashley

The beautiful bride

My favorite Amy!

Such a sweet first dance, Happy Marriage to Megan and Justin!

I had to go back to our hotel to check in,
Then we UBERed it to American Airlines for a 10:30 show.

It was amazing to say the least.

This guy was so energetic and fun.

We didn't make it back to the hotel till about 1am, but we had a great time. 

What a day!

~Mrs. S

Blue Apron Goodness

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hello Everyone!

I hate to admit that I am not the worlds greatest cook. I am impatient with recipes, I always forget an ingredient, and I can't stand the thought of cleaning up 3 or 4 pans after a lengthy meal. I would rather just pick something up or eat something that requires minimal preparation. This is why when Blue Apron came in the picture, my life changed!

I can not believe it took us this long to find this service, and I am so glad we did!

There are all kinds of services that deliver ingredients to your home, but we went with Blue Apron because of the low price and the many options of meals you can receive. 

This is our third week enjoying the service and so far we have been impressed with 6 of the 7 meals. The one meal we didn't like was a chicken tandori that was too spicy for us. 

We have received everything from cod (below) to beef, salmon, chicken, and shrimp.

The box of ingredients comes with a full page of info including all of the products you will need, nutritional information, and the recipe.

These are all of the menu items we have received. (By the second week)

This was one of my favorites so far, meatballs with summer squash salad, who knew squash could taste so much better with a little olive oil and lemon zest!

The front of the page gives an overview of the meal...

The back tells you exactly how to cook it.

Every meal comes with "knick-knacks" and those include spices, garlic, butter, vinegar that kind of thing

We made the shrimp and grits last night, and it was so delicious!

Every meal is healthy, and has enough for you to actually get full. And the best part, there is only 1-2 pans used in the whole process so very little clean up! Y'all know I can appreciate that since the twins take up so much of my time.

I am very impressed with the service, and can't wait for future meals.

Click to order from Blue Apron!

~Mrs. S

Blogs I love!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to share with you all some of my favorite blogs.
I have been blogging for a little over 5 years and at first I did it because one of my closest friends had a blog, but eventually I decided that I really enjoyed blogging and am so glad I embarked on this journey to exploring the blogosphere!

My first blog, was a bust. I was learning the ropes and mostly searching other blogs and picking up things here and there about content, design, and what makes a great blog. But eventually I picked it up a notch and started a new blog and actually paid someone to design a layout for me.
My blog has become a fun little hobby where I document my life and the events surrounding it, and after several years I have come to realize I may not make money doing it or have thousands of followers like other bloggers, but I still love it!

I especially love following along with other awesome bloggers that I want to introduce y'all to.

First up is my girl Chelsea of "The Perfect Catch" blog.

Chelsea is a super sweet fellow Texan who is happily married with a darling boy Jack, and another on boy the way! Chelsea has a beautiful home and blogs about everything from her love of Halloween to trips to Colorado with her family. Chelsea has always been a big supporter of my blog, and for that I am thankful!
You can follow her on IG

Next up is Natasha's "Hello Happiness" 

Natasha is a Nashville native with a fun blog that pretty much could teach a course on blogging.
She has 2 sweet girls and throws them the cutest birthday parties, ever, and is now owner of the online shopping site "Sugarbit" She hosts a popular linkup every Friday "5 on Friday" and can be found on IG

Annie of "Home of Malones" is another favorite blogger of mine, and lives where we all wish we could live, in Florida!

As you can read from her "About Me" section, she has something in common with everyone. I have followed her for a while and love how she blogs about things I can actually use, like her post today on organizing your email! I knew this service was available, I just never actually took the time to research it and do it, she makes it seem so easy. You can follow her on IG and catch a glimpse of her adorable boy, her growing belly with a baby girl on the way, and her fabulous house at:

Anyone with a blog name the same as a Beatles song is all right with me!
"All you need is Love"  is a lifestyle blog written by the lovely Emily, who lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Emily shares her everyday life as a mommy of a toddler, and soon a baby girl. 
This lady is a consistent blogger, and writes about everything from living in the North East to the best baby products. I love her fashion sense and enjoy reading her blog. 
She is also on IG 

Ashley is everything every girl wishes she could be, smart, athletic, beautiful, and witty.
"Run With Me" is a blog that I think is supposed to document her life and love of fitness, but really is a hilarious look into the life of a hard working and self aware person who cares more about her convictions than following the trends, or at least that is what I have picked up. She has posted some pretty honest posts and I really admire her for that.
Her Instagram is a great way to see this "real" lady and her life in the ATL.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed checking out these blogs, you probably already follow them, but if not you should!

Here's to one more day till the weekend!
~Mrs. S

Oakley PRIZM Launch

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello Readers!

Today I am going to tell you all about an exciting new product that is offering pre-orders today!

If you are anything like me, you will not leave the house without your sunglasses. I have pretty bad vision and that alone makes my eyes sensitive, but put me outside without sunglasses and we are talking torture!

Since I have started running outside lately, I have had trouble keeping my sunglasses in tact while sweat drips down my forehead (I know, gross).

However, this is why I am so excited that the new Oakley PRIZM prescription sunglasses are going to be available in all sports-specific and everyday styles; starting TODAY for pre-sale purchase only at Salt City Optics prescription eyewear!

Visit this link here to pre-order yours today!

Whether you need sunnies for fitness or athletic purposes, or you just love sporting your fashion friendly aviators, there are many benefits and options to customize your needs with Oakley PRIZM prescription sunglasses

I hope you are all having a great Monday,
~Mrs. S

Wintersmith Park

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you all a wonderful park by my house called Wintersmith Park.
It is about a 3 minute drive from our house, and offers so many fun amenities that we have recently started to take advantage of.

First off, there are several playground areas with play jungles, and swings and as you can see the twins love swinging on these! There is also putt-putt for kids, a carousel, and a sno-cone stand! 

On the opposite side of the park is this huge and super cool amphitheater. We have not attended a concert yet, but definitely will when there's an event in the future!

The park circles this huge pond that is stocked with catfish and bass. I have seen several people fishing, I think it will be a great place for Ford and Sloane to explore fishing when they are older :)

The park is also home to a flock of geese and ducks that hang out all over the park. They are so beautiful and the twins love to look at them.

The best part is the awesome one and a half mile trail that surrounds the park complete with hills and shady trees. It is so much better than running on an treadmill, and I love that the babies sleep the whole time. 

There is no Target or Chick-Fil-A where I live, but this park more than makes up for it!

Hope Y'all are having a great week, one more day and it's the weekend!
~Mrs. S