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So for my dad’s birthday last week, I felt like I needed to make him something commemorative of this past year. I knew the perfect thing was to integrate some pictures of us from the wedding onto something. I got the idea from my wonderful friend, Andrea, when she made DIY coasters for my sister (CAMEL TOE!!) a while back. My dad & mom love drinking coffee, but last winter, every time I saw my dad working on the kitchen table, he had a mug of tea in his hands. We are very alike in that way, I can ease down about 5-6 cups when the weather is nice & chilly outside. Since our kitchen table has been in the family since I was 2 years old (they don’t make ’em like they use to), my parents have been stressing the point of using coasters for not only hot drinks but also the cold ones. The point is, any drink on the table should have a coaster underneath. I thought this was be perfect! It would be something sentimental, timeless, & useful!! How could anybody go wrong with that?!

The steps are pretty simple, here is the link I used (thanks, Andrea!!)

How to Make Photo Coasters

Honestly, sooooo easy!!

And they turned out sooo well, that I even started making some for myself!!


This would even make great presents to all of your bridesmaids…but instead of pictures of you with your fiance/husband, make a set of you & that bridesmaid! Just saying….but this is definitely a project worth trying out!!


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I cannot believe it is already Thursday!! Here is a video that is so inspirational to me. I have always loved Jason Mraz, but this song takes the entire bakery. Just listen to the lyrics.



No matter what obstacles come through your lives, true love will always conquer all. Just remember that.

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“You want the moon?

Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it

and pull it down.”

– It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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I heard this song a couple of months ago for the first time on the way to work. I really really liked it, but it got engrained in my head after the 2nd episode of this season’s Bachelorette when Emily was on her one-on-one date with Chris.

Ever since then, I have not been able to get this song out of my head!! I also found out that one of my longtime girlfriends is secretly in love with country & also loves this song! lol.


I hope ya’ll enjoy, fall in love with country, & have a wonderful first day to the weekend!

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I love her

and that’s the beginning

and the end of everything.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It’s a beautiful Wednesday, & I am just happy to be alive. I am thankful for so very much, & I just wanted to share that with you! Here is a sweet music video for your hump day.



This song gets stuck in my head all of the time & every time it does, I am immediately transported back to my wedding day. It’s like I’m watching that unbelievable day play at like its own music video with this specific song running the entire time. Safe to say, the song is very dear to my heart. I hope it brings up happy, loving memories to your mind when you listen to it!

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There is just so much going on inside my head that I have yet to find a way to get it out in a manner that any of us will be able to understand. I’m still trying to soak the entire week in…I can’t believe that I am now on my 4th day as a married woman!!

But for now, as I try to figure out how to describe the wonderfulness that was this weekend, I will leave you with this music video (since some of ya’ll mentioned just HOW much ya’ll missed my music video posts)


This was the song that Ben & I chose to do our first dance to. It’s a song that I heard for the first time almost a year ago in the car. As the song continued, I knew it would be put into the wedding somehow…& it was.

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