May 31, 2013

Design in Your Home- May Features and June Link-up

Its time again to feature some wonderful bloggers and their homes. This month there were 13 people linked up (I linked up my bedroom too). 

I have an exciting announcement.... Jackie from Jade and Oak is my new co-host for the link-up. What does this mean? She will help this link-up grow by posting on her blog and promoting via social media. So now your features will reach even more viewers!!

Thanks to all of these ladies for sharing their designs with us. Be sure to link-up at the bottom of this post!

If you have been featured this month or a previous month, please grab a button:


Did you miss one of the previous features?? You can find those posts here:
March Features
April Features

The Sophisticated, Organized Home Office
Jessica @ Home with Baxter

The Rustic, Cozy Home Office
Amy @ The Blissful Bee

The Hand built Bedside Table
Ashley @ Attempts at Domestication

The Shabby Chic Shutter Headboard
Darby @ Life with the Hawleys

The Colorful, Creative Kitchen

The Personalized, Serene Bedroom
Veronica @ Passion, Pink and Pearls

The Sweet and Simple Bathroom
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

The Sunny and Cheerful Bedroom
Jackie @ Jade and Oak

The Bold and Budget Friendly Media Room
Leslie @ Paper Daisy Designs

Bonus Points for *TEAL*

Aren't homes just better with pets?? I love when they pose for the camera!

The Eclectic, Artistic Sunroom

 and bedroom (just in case you missed it a few weeks ago)

NOW JOIN IN on the June link-up...

1) Please follow your host (Designer in Teal) and co-host (Jade and Oak) via GFC or Bloglovin.
2) Please only link up your own home. You can show off a bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen, etc. You get the idea. Exteriors/patios are also welcome!
3) Have FUN!

I would love for you to share on facebook, twitter, pinterest and instagram!! Spread the word.

If you do not have a blog but still want to show off your work, you can email me the pictures!

May 29, 2013

1st Year of Marriage- A Blog Series {intro}

I am SOOO excited to share something with you that has been in the works for a while now. Kalyn realized that a lot of us bloggers got married around the same time last year and wanted to start a series about our first year of marriage!! 

I am also especially excited because our anniversary plans are finally worked out. I am so happy that I started this blog and have been able to document all of the great times that we have shared this past year. I can't wait to relive all of them this month and share new stories and memories.

If you want to catch up on all things wedding on this blog, just click tying the knot at the top or go here for our wedding day recap (also linked-up at the bottom)

Calling all engaged and newlywed gals! 

What would you say if I told you 10 newlywed bloggers are linking up to bring you an entire year's worth of marital advice for a one time only June series!? Whelp, get excited! 

Meet the forever newly wedded Brides!

Each of the 10 Brides shown above have been married exactly one year as of June 2013. We will be posting each Wednesday during the month of June on 4 topics of marriage, while including our trials, triumphs, and all that fell in-between. The goal of this link-up series is to encourage the pursuit of love, joy, and hardships within a sacred marriage, all of which are completely worth each minute the Lord provides with our better half. 

If you are engaged, or married, we invite you to write on the topics with us and link up your posts. It doesn't matter if you are engaged and planning your big day, are a newlywed, or if you have been married 25 years... All the marital advice contributed, all the better for everyone involved! 

Visit our blogs today to meet our spouses and learn about our weddings! 

The Topics: 

June 5- Funny Moments From The First Year
June 12- Hardest Moments From The First Year
June 19- What Have You Learned From The Unexpected and How Have You Grown as a Couple During The First Year
June 26- Anniversary Celebration Recap 

We look forward to reading about your engaged, newlywed, and marriage journeys! If you have any questions feel free to email Kalyn here

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May 28, 2013

What didn't we do?

Hey Y'all!! Hope you had a great weekend and took some time to remember fallen soldiers and thank those that have served in the past or are currently serving. 

We had a very fun filled weekend that has left me exhausted. Since Ty and Gabby have visited quite a few times we were trying to find some new things to do and still ended up revisiting a few of my favorite places.

By the end of this post you will be wondering, what didn't we do?? and you will be thinking that its the longest post you've ever read!

Oh and all of the photo credit goes to Gabby!

Friday night, Tim and I had a little date night with some Arbys and Parental Guidance on Redbox. It was the fanciest Arby's I had ever seen...there was a full grown tree in the middle of a glass atrium and the menu was definitely different. I was going to take a picture but I would have seemed like a creeper to the couple sitting by the tree. The movie was really funny and cute. I would definitely recommend it. Also, I am wanting to go see The Great Gatsby...anyone have reviews for me? Is it worth the $12ish ticket? 

They arrived Saturday afternoon and we went to one of my favorites for lunch- Hogshead Cafe!!! Then we headed to Maymont. We went there back in August with Olivia and Chad {here}. There was a wedding taking place in the Japanese Garden. It turned out to be a beautiful day for walking through the park although it was pretty crowded. 

We love swinging in the trees!

Unfortunately we missed a part of the garden because of the wedding but did get to see the pretty waterfall.

The Italian Garden...not sure which I like better but I think it was my favorite with all of the bloomed flowers! and its at the top of the hill so it overlooks the mountains.

Love this one :)

Had to get a jumping picture under the pergola!

Typical...we had the gazebo to ourselves.

Then we did a little shopping at Short Pump Town Center...I got some new shades from Loft! Yay :) Those were on my birthday wishlist! We got everything we needed to grill out on Sunday and a board game to play- Loaded Questions. It was so much fun...we played for hours! 

Sunday morning we went to church and got lunch a Qdoba (another place I love to eat at). We did a little internet research for things to do and found the Tuckahoe Plantation (the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson). It was gorgeous and we felt like we had the place to ourselves.

Matching outfits!!!

Everything had such beautiful landscaping!

The horses came to see us :) 

We had to pose on the porch

I couldn't resist this one...

and more posing..

Our pants matched the ceiling!!

I found a swing...probably couldn't have held much more weight.

And we went walking by the James River! Some people were in the water! No way...too cold for me!

To finish off a busy but awesome weekend, we grilled burgers and corn on the cob and went to Rocketts Landing to see the fireworks!
What a beautiful sunset and Richmond skyline!

Those are my favorite :D

If you made it...I applaud you! How was your long weekend??

Linking up with Sami!
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