Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Married Christmas Cards!

Last night I came home to a wonderful bright orange surprise on my doorstep… 

I could hardly contain myself. I literally ripped open the box like Ralphie in "A Christmas Story."  Paper cuts be damned, the contents of this amazing orange box would be mine and soon enough, my family and closest friends will also possess the magic of Shutterfly

Without further ado, I present to you...our first Christmas Card!



I love, love, LOVE them and cannot wait to send them out!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dear Santa,

Dear Santa {Husband},

I think I've been pretty good this year, so please put some of these under my Christmas tree...

Canon EOS Rebel Digital T2i SLR Camera
Santa, thank you for braving Black Friday at Best Buy for this
Jessica Simpson Luggage
Coco Chanel Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray
Michael Kors Watch
Tory Burch Leopard Wedges
Pink KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


It is truly the most wonderful time of year! It is a time to gather with friends and family, reflect on your blessings, and give thanks to our Lord for everything He has given us. 

There is so much Matt and I have to be thankful for this year as we celebrate our first married Thanksgiving together – our marriage, our family and friends, our health, new jobs, our home, and so much more. It has truly been the best year of our lives and we are so happy, thankful, and blessed. 

I pray that you and your family have the most wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! 

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Potato Casserole

Looking for an irresistible southern sidedish to please a crowd this Thanksgiving? Potato Casserole is scrumptious,  easy to make, and pairs perfectly with turkey & gravy. My mom makes this casserole dozens of times throughout the year, and now I do too!

You Will Need:
{1} 32 z package frozen hash browns, thawed
{1} 16 oz container sour cream
{1} Bag shredded Cheddar cheese
{1} 10 oz can cream of chicken soup
{1} Large white onion, finely chopped
{4} Cups crushed corn flakes cereal
{1} Stick melted butter
Salt + Pepper
Garlic Powder

In a large bowl, stir together hash browns, sour cream, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, and onion. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir.

 Spoon potato mixture into a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking dish.  

In a large Ziploc bag, crush cornflakes then add butter. Seal and shake well. 

 Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour {or until bubbly}.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Hitched: Bridal Portraits

I am so excited to announce that my bridal portrait session was published on Wedding Row Charlotte this morning {CLICK HERE}!

Waiting to post these pictures until after the wedding was one of the hardest things ever. So without further ado, I present to you my southern inspired bridal portraits...
Rockstars who made this southern-inspired shoot possible:
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dianne Personett EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN: come+together events FLORALS & PROPS: The Bloom Room & Kristen Cone Interiors VENUE: The Dairy Barn HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST: Elizabeth Tolley
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