"I am so happy you're here! I'd like to take a minute to let you know what this space of my blog is about. For starters, I want to say, right off the bat, that I am a very blessed girl. You'll hear me talk about my momma often, and I sooo wish she could be here to see what we're doing with this website, but all I can do is continue trying to learn by her example and be the best wife and ""bonus"" momma I can be, and if I am half of who she was in both of those categories, I'll be doing pretty good.
My mom was a blessing counter. She had her fair share of hard times, but no matter what she was going through, she'd start naming all of the things she felt were going right in her life. That is what this portion of my blog, ""Five Things,"" will be about. It will be a space for me to chat with you all about the things I am loving in my life.
Some of those things will be items I currently use & LOVE and think you would benefit from purchasing. Some of those things may simply be something great that happened during my day: maybe some good food I found, an awesome place I visited, or a short snippet of my day with my amazing husband and his two really cool kiddos.
Speaking of, my husband and I recently took a trip to New Orleans for our Anniversary. I don't know if you've ever heard someone say ""New Orleans is my favorite restaurant,"" but the whole place is covered with good food. We made so many good memories, and I came home with the new found discovery that I must be French because the Garden District is everything I'd ever want my back yard to look like. I've also been keeping an eye out for a 7-foot wide, cast iron sugar kettle that doesn't cost $4,000+ because I saw several gardens and fish ponds made from them, and they were absolutely stunning!
When we were winding down our trip in NOLA, we decided to spend our last two days of vacation together at the beach. I don't know about you, but there's not much more pleasant than watching the sunset on the beach while you're walking beside your best friend.
Friends, this is just the beginning of my journey with all of you, but I want to encourage you, now, to start making mental notes of the things you love about your life, too. Verbalize those things. Think about them often. We can do this together as we bring back a little light and positivity in the world around us by counting our blessings and being mindful of the lives we get to live while doing just a few of our favorite things. "