Friday, July 31, 2015

I Confess...........

This week my heart has been so heavy, when one of my favorite blogging friends, Leslie Sisti, passed away and went to be with Jesus.  Read about her story on one of my favorite blogs, Kelly's Korner, who wrote about Leslie earlier this week Its been a real reality check, as I realize once again, just how precious our lives truly are.  In honor of Leslie's favorite traditions, I thought I would participate in a Confessional Friday.

1. I confess that working 14+ hour days this week is beginning to get old.  I am starting to wonder if I will ever learn work/life balance.  LOL. 

2. I confess that I am so excited to spend next week in North Georgia with so many amazing tourism colleagues. 

3. I confess that I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE our new house, and looking forward to getting everything settled and decorated. 

4. I confess that I really need a date night with my sweet hubby.  Our schedules are so hectic right now,  and I am looking forward to our lives getting a little back to normal soon.

5. I confess that I am addicted to strawberry lemonade these days, and finally gave in and went to Sonic before work this morning to give into my addiction.  

6. I confess that I just registered to attend worship event in Houston in January with my best friend!!  I cannot wait!!

7. I confess that these Confessional Fridays will never be the same without sweet Leslie.  However, even though my heart is so sad, I know that this world is not our home.  When we realize how amazing Heaven truly is, we wouldn't be sad for those who left.  We would be jealous that we haven't gone yet.  Jesus is our Savior and our everything.  Jesus is all that matters.  Leslie is healthy and whole, and life is so much more than what we see and experience on earth.  Praise the Lord!


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Moving to the country..........

Its official.  We finally found a new home and moved in a few weeks ago!! Life lately has been a little crazy with work being busy, moving, setting up the house, and getting into our new routine. Once we get settled in, I will begin working on decorating blog posts and showing you a little glimpse into our new home. 

When we were looking for a house, I really wanted to live in the "country."  I wanted to have lots of land to look at out my windows, and the area to be really quiet.  I didn't mind being in a neighborhood, but really wanted to part of the country were it was just a little quiet piece of the world.

After months and months of looking, we finally found the perfect place.  We actually bought a house that was built last year and had all the features we were looking for in a house.  I finalize our moving announcements last night and those will be going out in the mail soon.

As for the transition back to our hometown, things are going great.  We have both settled into our jobs well, and now we are getting settled into our new house.  Next, we are prayerfully looking for a new church and then we will start getting involved in the community again.  One step at a time.

My blog posts will probably be a little sporadic for the next few weeks, but hopefully by the Fall I will get back into the routine.

Until then, here is a pic of our new home.....

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Monday, June 29, 2015

8 Years.........

Eight years ago I said "I Do!"  Eight years I made the best decisions I've ever made, and married the only man I've ever loved.  I married my high school and college sweetheart, and I married the man the Lord truly blessed me with. 

To say I love our life together is an understatement.  I absolutely adore our life together.  Matt is my best friend, my support, my rock, and most of all he has my entire heart.  I simply love the way he loves me. I love our inside jokes, and our family sweet family of "5" (Matt, the Davis Boys, and Me..LOL!!)

I thank the Lord each and every day for blessing me and making me Matt's wife.  And, what a beautiful love story ours is, and I am so blessed that the cute senior in my high school asked me out 19 years ago today, and our journey has been amazing. 

I love you Matt Davis, and I am so excited for all the future has in store for us!! 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Happy Happy Birthday to my amazing hubby, Matt!  I am so excited to celebrate another year with you, and so grateful for your amazing love and support.  I am so blessed that the Lord brought us together nearly 19 years, and I am so honored to be your wife.  I love the way you make me laugh, and love our time together more than anything. 

I love you so very much, and so excited for all this next year has in store for us!

Love you baby! 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

7 Things I Believe

Since I kicked off the week with a little Getting to Know Me post, I thought I would follow up with another fun Things I Believe post!  Enjoy!

1. I believe that being a kind, loving, and giving person is the only way to be.

2. I believe that best friends are rare, and loyalty is the most precious virtue one can have in a friendship. 

3. I believe that the key to happiness is keeping your priorities in line.
My Priorities (In Order): God, Husband, Family, Work, Friends, Church, and Other Activities. Anytime I have a decision to make, I always find out what categories the two choices fall into, and the decision is easy.

4. I believe that being positive will not only bring you more peace, but will it also bring you success.
This includes in keeping a positive mindset, keeping my words positive when others are critical, or being positive in all areas of life.

5. I  believe that when someone wants to walk out of your life, let them go.
I've chased two friendships in my life, and I have never experienced so much heartache and sadness. 

6. I believe in working hard and always giving more than people expect.  At the end of the day, its important to lay your head down and know you did all you could that day. No regrets!! 

7. I believe that the most important thing in life is having a relationship with Jesus Christ. When you have a true relationship with the Lord then life is simply amazing.  The peace, guidance, wisdom, and love that fills your life is incredible.

Happy Tuesday!
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Four Things

Its been a while since I've done a "Get to know me post," and when I saw this on several blogs I thought it would be fun to share a little bit about me.  Hope you enjoy!!

Four Nicknames
Kim, Kimberly, Kimberly Anne, KD

Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once
Something's Gotta Give
Pitch Perfect
Thomas Crown Affair 
Mary Poppins

Four Things In My Purse
Reading Glasses (How Old am I??)
Wristlet (To Carry when I don't want to carry my purse.)

 Four Bible Studies I Would Recommend
Breaking Free by Beth Moore 
Battlefied of the Mind by Joyce Meyers
Jesus Calling by Sara Young
Drawing Near by John Bevere

Four Cars I've Driven
Honda Accord
Ford Mustang
Cadillac STS
Jaguar XF
Four Places I've Visited
Rome and Venice, Italy
Zurich, Switzerland
Paris, France
London, England

Four Places To Visit On My Bucket List
Bora Bora
Yellow Stone National Park 
New York City  

Four Of My Favorite Foods
Chicken Salad
Slaw Dogs
 Rice Krispy Treats
King's Hawiain Sweet Bread

Four TV Shows I Watch
Bring up Bates
Chrisley Knows Best
E! News

  Four Jobs I've Had
Retail Store Assistant (Crabtree and Evelyn)
PR Coordinator (TN Valley Fair)
Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications (Knox CVB)
Marketing Director (BCM) 

 Four Things I'm Looking Forward To Summer 2015
Moving Into Our New Home
Hosting a Family Cookout 
Taking Up Golf 
Let the Decorating Begin - Look forward to all the decorating projects ahead.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Today is a Day to Celebrate!!

Today is a day I get to celebrate two amazing people in my life. 

First, its Father's Day and I am so excited to celebrate my sweet dad who has loved me with an unconditional love for over 36 years.  I am so blessed that the Lord gave me such a great father, and always grateful for his advice, guidance, and support.  Love ya Daddy! 


Second, I am excited to celebrate my best friend, Tiffany McNew.  I am blessed with your friendship, and truly amazed that the Lord gave us this friendship nearly 15 years ago!  She is always by my side, and is a true example of what walking with the Lord looks like....trusting him with every detail in all that life gives us, loving others with everything you are, and encouraging and serving with all your heart.  I admire you and beyond humble to call you my best friend!  LUV YOU Tif!!

Happy Day!!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Cardigan Chic - Summer Style

I love summer!  Its a time that I prefer to stay in sandals, a cardigan, and capris. And, since we have been so busy on buying a house, that I haven't taken a lot of time to pick up a few new pieces for my summer wardrobe.  Here a few cardigans I have my eye on this summer:

Love these colors!! 

 Love the yellow on black!! 

 Place a white tee underneath, and perfect for anytime of the year. 

 Flowers - I am obsessed with flowers this year.  Love this look. 

More Flowers!! 

Happy Friday!  Here is to a great weekend!! 

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

4th of July - Holiday Food

With the 4th of July only a few weeks away, and our move coming at the same time, I thought it would be helpful to plan ahead what I am fixing for our family's big 4th of July party. 

Here are a few things I have in mind for desserts:

Each of these ideas are included on my Pinterest Board with links to correct website.  I am also thinking about some side dishes too.  

These include:

 Cole Slaw 

 Hashbrown Casserole

Corn on the cob

 Strawberry and Blueberry Salad

The 4th is one of my favorite holidays!  Looking forward to seeing all of our family and close friends again this year. 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What I Am Loving Wednesday...........

Its been ages since I've done a "What I'm Loving" post, but I've been really wanted to share a new haircare line that I have been loving lately.  

Goodbye Aveda, Hello Oribe

I have been an Aveda girl for nearly 20 years; however, over the past few months I really haven't been happy with the shape of my hair.  So, after a few weeks of reading reviews on numerous haircare products I have found a new haircare line I simply love. When I went and had my hair done a few weeks ago, I asked the stylists if she would recommend some products, and I haven't been disappointed yet. 

Here are a few products I'm loving:

Oribe - Signature Shampoo
Smells amazing and overall a great shampoo

Oribe - Gold Lust Conditioner
Oh my!  This leaves my hair so soft, yet not heavy. 

Oribe - Royal Blowout 
By far my favorite product.  It has cut my drying time down to less than 5 minutes.  
Which is unheard of for me. 

 Oribe - Styling Cream
This styling product holds my curls and is does not weigh my hair down.
 Oribe - Beach Waves Spray
I am actually on the fence with this one.  I like how if calms flyways on top of my head; however, its a little too much hold for the ends of my hair.  If I use on my ends, it really weighs the hair down. 

If you are looking for a new haircare line, I would definitely recommend checking this one out. 
I am so glad I did. 

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