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Friday, November 11, 2016

Five on Fri-yay

This week was so great. Here's a few reasons why:

1 || The easiest, most delicious dinner I may have ever made. Caleb and I are BIG fans of spinach dip, so when I found this recipe I knew I had to try it. I'll admit, I get VERY intimidated when reading recipes, and I almost chose to throw this one out because it wanted me to "sear" the chicken on the stove-top, then transfer it to the oven. Ummm!?? Well, I gave it a whirl and am so glad I did! I realized my Granny's cast iron skillet (I never got to meet her, but it meant a lot when my Nanny gave it to me) would work perfectly. Caleb and I basically inhaled the entire thing.

2 || Getting to exercise my right to vote on Tuesday night.

3 || This photo a friend posted on her FB this week. The four of us were inseparable most of our childhood/teenage years, and seeing this photo just brought me back to those 8th grade sleepover days. We had way too much fun! I'm so thankful for each one of those girls! The two on the right are two of my closest friends, and were my Maid of Honor/Bridesmaid- Lyndsie and Ashley!
I'm second from the left...notice the shirt "your lips are moving but all I hear is blah, blah, blah" #mature
4|| Yesterday I was able to take part in my employer's annual community service day. It was a blast. We raked leaves and cleaned gutters for elderly/disabled families in our local area. My co worker Joyce is one of my favorite people at work, and she snapped this hilarious photo of me trying to open a leaf bag. Those things are so TALL, and I am so NOT. So, there's really no other way to get them all the way open unless you get in there like that, ha!

5|| Thank goodness for a half day today from work and a fun weekend in Nashville! Caleb and I are photographing a friends wedding tomorrow, and my bestie Lyndsie just so happens to be IN the wedding as a bridesmaid, which means she and I get a LADIES NIGHT after the wedding is over at her place. I am so excited. With her living a few states away we really don't get to see much of each other and I miss spending time w/ her so much! Throwback photo to post-ceremony CELEBRATIONS at my wedding! Love that girl!

I hope everyone has a great weekend ahead of them!


  1. My mom used to make chicken breasts similarly but it was baked in the oven and she used artichoke dip instead. Sooo good!

  2. Hope you have a blast on your trip. Tennessee is beautiful this time of year!

  3. YAY have so much fun in Nashville!!!!!! One day when you come here we need to meet up!! I wish so bad that I liked spinach lol because that recipe looks DELICIOUS!!!! You go girl on your awesome new meals!!!! I think it's awesome that your company does that! And that picture of you and the leaf bag is too funny...yay for fun company events!! Hope y'all have the best weekend! :)

  4. Have a great time in Nashville!! I love the throwback photo.

  5. So fun that you will get to spend time with Lyndsie! Matt raked leaves last weekend and asked me to open the bag, and same as you, I practically had to climb inside! :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I'm cracking up over your fear of searing. A few years ago I was the same way! Cooking meat scared me to death, but I've come so far and so have you! I'm making that recipe immediately!

  7. Have a great time in Nashville! That would totally be me with the leaf bag :)

  8. omg that throwback picture is the best! definitely checking that recipe out. you had me at spinach dip. yum!


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