Update #3: Photo Progress, March Goals, and February Reflections

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who has encouraged us on our weight loss journey.  We’ve had a lot of support from family, friends, and on social media.  It’s amazing the people you meet that don’t even know you that encourage you to be your best…

DIY: Elevated Garden Bed

Happy Fat Tuesday!  Over the weekend, I shared my new elevated garden bed built by my wonderful father in law.  If you’re not sure about an elevated garden bed, it is perfect for small backyards or spaces, beginner gardeners, or for people with knee/back…

Carry-On Backpack: Why You Should Try It On Your Next Trip

 Jacob and I are planning our upcoming spring and summer trips, and I thought I would share one of our favorite travel gears: our backpacks. When I was in undergrad, I studied abroad in Costa Rica—twice!  The second time I went to Costa Rica, I brought my hiking pack…

Birmingham Winter Beer Fest: Craft Beer Paradise

Image from Birmingham Winter Beer Fest Facebook page Last weekend, Jacob and I went to the first-ever Birmingham Winter Beer Fest.  It was glorious!  I felt like Augustus in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when he was in the chocolate room.  I literally wanted to try everything!  There…

#MondayMotivation: Keep Going–Update #2

Hello everyone! The weekend was super busy (but fun) for us! On Saturday, we went to the Birmingham Winter Beer Fest.  We had an absolute blast with our friends sampling the various beers being offered at each station.  This was the first time we’ve had a winter beer…

#MondayMotivation: Same Shirt, Different Me

What do these two photos have in common? Well, (1) obviously I’m in both photos, (2) I’m actually out with the same group of friends, and (3) a denim shirt. If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, about six weeks ago, my…

Monday Munchies Bham: John’s City Diner

Photo Credit: John’s City Diner Facebook John’s City Diner, which is located in Downtown Birmingham, is an old school diner with a modern twist.  This is a spot in Birmingham that everyone should at least visit once.  We always leave happy and satisfied, the prices are…