A Cozy Housewarming Party

A few Fridays ago, Jody and I hosted our first gathering at our home in the form of a housewarming party! Hosting and entertaining guests are something that has always been important to us, but we have had few chances to do so. Now that we have settled in and added more to our little home than just furniture, we were excited to welcome our family and friends into our newly decorated home! With only a few free weekends before the holiday season begins, we were grateful to find a weekend that worked for so many of our guests.

Luckily, our apartment was already decorated for fall, so we just expanded off of that for our theme. Our party was the weekend following Halloween, so I tried to find a cohesive scheme that wasn’t solely Halloween but also wasn’t a spin-off of Thanksgiving. After one glance at my new black buffalo check pillows, I thought a Cozy Housewarming was the most perfect theme for a fall party. Ironically, after two weeks of cool temperatures, it was a balmy 83 degrees the night of our party!!

We arraigned the food around our dining room table, to allow our guests to mingle throughout the room. We also had the back door to our screened in porch opened to invite our guests to enjoy the cozy views of our backyard. I made a playlist on Spotify that could be heard in any room inside. I love a good party playlist!

I chose food that coordinated with our cozy theme including Caprese sticks, bacon bowties, a pumpkin-shaped cheese ball, spinach dip, maple cider meatballs, mac and cheese bites, ham and swiss sliders, pumpkin snickerdoodles, and individual apple pies. Yum!! Our bar cart even arrived in time to display our drink selection, including the Cranberry Apple Moscow Mules I made for the party! I had to opt for something cold once I realized it was going to be an unseasonably warm fall day. 🙂

We had such a great time hosting our family and friends in our home. It was great to visit with people from near and far and entertain those we love in our first home together. The party came together seamlessly and we are looking forward to all of the gatherings we will throw in the future.

 

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Our Wedding Ceremony

Happy Wedding Wednesday! I’m excited to share one of my most favorite memories of our wedding day with y’all today. Going into the planning of our ceremony, I knew the importance of it, but between all of the decisions and details of the reception, I didn’t realize that my ceremony would easily become one of my favorite memories from that day. There is just nothing to come to the feeling of joyfully becoming husband and wife!

Our biggest wish for our ceremony was to create a service that was just as meaningful and reflective of our relationship, as it was of our relationship with Christ. As I mentioned when we selected our venues, part of the reason we chose to get married at St. Luke’s was less because it was closer than my family’s church, but because it was the church I was baptized in, and spent most Sundays during my childhood. It was the place where I could envision Jody as my groom for the first time, and it sure did not disappoint. When those big wooden doors opened to view my groom at the end of the aisle, I was left completely breathless. Ribbons with hints of blush and gold lined the aisle, along with the words of 1 Corinthians 13, the pews were adorned with hydrangeas and filled with the people that we love most, and my most perfect groom waiting for me to become his bride. It gets me every. single. time.

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We also had asked my uncle, who is a pastor, to officiate the ceremony. It was overwhelmingly beautiful to have someone who was so close to us guide us through vowing our love to one another and before God.

For being someone who has spent entirely too much time watching videos of other peoples’ weddings, I knew from the start that I wanted to have personalized vows. I think it is so beautiful when you can take pieces from your story to make these promises to one another even more special and real. Thankfully, Jody agreed to take a moment to share these vows in front of our family and friends. Because we chose not to share our personal vows with one another until the ceremony, I asked to share mine first. We also chose to repeat the traditional vows to each other — they are just that good! I will never forget the feeling of staring into Jody’s eyes as I made the promises I had heard for so many years, feeling the weight and importance of every word as I vowed to cherish him forever.

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To continue our drive to keep our ceremony meaningful, we chose three readings, all which were read by close family and friends. Our two biblical readings were Ephesians 5:21-33 and Hebrews 13: 1-4A, 5-6B. We found it so important to include what God asks of us in our roles as husband and wife, the desires for our lives together, as well as the life-changing promises that He makes to us, which has an impact on all portions of our lives — including our marriage. The other reading we chose was “Blessing of the Hands”, which speaks directly to our here and now, as well as our desires for the future of our marriage. It also provided a smooth transition to our unity selection — a hand washing ceremony.

We chose to have a hand washing ceremony to symbolize the purity of beginning our lives as one, while cleansing any faults of our past. Our beginning was a fresh start, no longer as individuals, but a journey that we would embark on together for the rest of our lives. We also chose to partake in communion, just the two of us, in remembrance of the love that our Lord has for us, as we both believe that we can love each other only because of the greatest love that He gave for us. We had our pianist play “Sanctuary”, a song we both grew up singing, while we served communion to one another. That private moment for the two of us was unexpectedly one of the most emotional moments for me during the entire ceremony.

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After our first kiss as husband and wife, we walked back up the aisle to “Ode to Joy”, the same song that my parents exited to at their wedding! I loved that we were able to honor both of our parents marriages during our ceremony by using songs that were played during wedding years before. It was such a blissful moment — the chords ringing out, mixed with clapping of our family and friends, while simultaneously realizing that we were officially husband and wife — I would go back and repeat that moment every day for the rest of my life.

 

 

November Goals

October always seems like such an “in-between” month for me. The weather isn’t quite cold enough to feel like fall (ahem, 80 degrees last weekend), and it is almost, but not quite yet the seasons of thanks and giving. Apparently, the “in-between” feeling spread to my goals list too, considering I didn’t not check off nearly as many goals as I was anticipating I would. Some months are just like that.

Even so, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t spend my time intentionally this past month. We spent a weekend in Pittsburgh celebrating my cousin’s wedding (yes, third of my cousins to get married this year!), spent last weekend in Richmond for Homecoming, and still found time to explore places closer to home. And with it being almost a month since beginning my new job, Jody and I have been able to find a little more time to spend together. All-in-all, October was still a pretty great month.

Nonetheless, I am thrilled that November is here! Besides the holiday season being just out of reach, November is the month where the temperature finally cools down, oversized sweaters are mandatory, and life slows down just for a few weeks before the hustle and bustle of the end of the year. I’m looking forward to spending this month intentionally, so that when December comes around, I can indulge in all of what the holiday season has to offer.

October Goals

  • Be more consistent with Writing the Word
  • Find something new to take a picture of every day
  • Complete this 30 day marriage challenge  While I may not have followed this challenge in a specific order, having the challenge calendar out for me to see was a constant reminder to be attentive to my hubby’s needs and to make him feel appreciated. 
  • Explore a near to us place that we’ve never been
  • Participate in two workout classes Not confident I ever made it to the gym this month. *facepalm*
  • Settle into my new job gracefully
  • Get outside more (before it is too cold!)
  • Hang pictures in our home

November Goals

  • Keep a list of what I am grateful for each day this month
  • Go to church, either a new to us one or one we’ve attended before
  • Pray over our Operation Christmas Child shoebox and send it off (you can learn more about this mission project here!)
  • Get all of my Christmas shopping done
  • Host friends for our Housewarming Party
  • Get back to the gym at least once a week (baby steps, y’all!)

A Grown Up Halloween

While Halloween may not be my favorite holiday, I’m always ready to celebrate with a party! I’ve hosted several Halloween and Fall themed parties in the past, complete with spooky playlists and treats, but have yet to host a grown up Halloween dinner party. It’s not in the works to have one this year, but if it were, I just love these arrangement of burnt orange, gold, and pops of black. Especially since it doesn’t feel like a whole season to me, like Christmas, I lean towards simplistic styling with just a few pumpkins, candles, and maybe even a skull for my husband, which I think makes it look detailed and elegant with minimum effort!

Clockwise from top left: Camille StylesApartment Therapy; Home Stories A to Z; Unknown; Domino; Alicia Tenise; Domino

This year, Jody and I will be passing out candy for all of the kids trick-or-treating, and then most likely cuddling up on the couch with a bowl of chili, while watching a scary movie that I will probably hide under a pillow halfway through. 🙂

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday y’all! Today is an exciting Friday around the Cox household as we are en route to our Alma Mater for the weekend for Homecoming! It is always a treat when we have a weekend to go back to Richmond, but it is even sweeter when it includes a stop at Randolph-Macon!

For those who don’t know our story, Jody and I met in college while we were both captains of our tennis teams. While we had completely different, yet wonderful experiences in college, we are forever grateful that our paths crossed in the Center of the Universe (as the locals call it!).

In 2011, I graduated high school and moved to Ashland, Virginia — a quaint little train town just north of Richmond. After looking at colleges for the previous three years, I found Randolph-Macon just a few weeks before starting my senior year of high school and immediately fell in love. I apply early-decision and on the day I went back to campus for my overnight recruiting tennis trip, I was accepted! It was truly the best four years and I never once regretted my choice.

So in honor and celebration of our Homecoming Weekend, today’s Friday Favorites post is all about good ole Randy-Mac! I’m not sure I can limit all of my favorite things about college, but I’ll do my best to keep it under control.

  1. The people are so nice. I know it is a southern stereotype that everyone talks to one another, but its true, especially in this little college town of mine. Since R-MC was pretty much the biggest thing in Ashland, many locals walked through campus on nice evenings and would even let us pet their dogs!
  2. The size of the Randolph-Macon. When I started, the student population was just around 1,250 students, which about 50 students more than my high school. I knew I wanted a school that was small enough to form relationships with my peers and professors but to still see new faces each day. I was amazed how close I grew to the faculty and staff over the course of four years — I still am in touch with some of them today!
  3. Campus involvement was so easy for me to become a part of. I was in a number of clubs on campus throughout my time there — Intervarsity, Habitat for Humanity, and Relay for Life. I spent all four years as a member of that club, serving as chair of the committee for three of those years. I pour so much time, effort and planning into those events, and that experience shaped my desire for my career goals of the future and find wonderful friends. 
  4. To spin off of some of the clubs that I was in, I also had other opportunities to serve on campus… and get paid for it! I was a Tour Guide for the Admissions Office for my Sophomore through Senior Year, Orientation Leader for Freshmen during my sophomore year, and last but certainly not least, Resident Assistant my Junior and Senior year. I loved loved loved all three of these jobs, and the opportunities that resulted from these jobs. Plus, I did get a room to myself for two years, which was as wonderful as it sounds. 🙂 
  5. Football in the South. We may not be a part of the SEC, but we might as well have been! One of my favorite Macon traditions was called “Girls in Pearls, Guys in Ties”, which basically meant that you dressed in your Sunday best for each home football game. I only missed maybe one home game in my four years at Macon, and I can count on one hand how many games I didn’t dress up for (mostly due to rain).1779881_4880520066595_5155108175497553269_n
  6. THE GAME. Y’all there aren’t any other football games that are comparable to The Game against our arch-rival, Hampden-Sydney College. Saved for the last game of the season, there is always a full week of hype leading up to kickoff. We won 3 of the 4 times we played them while I was still at Macon, including my senior year when we rushed the field after the winning touchdown!
  7. Speaking of traditions, I loved how traditional my school was. From signing the matriculation book the day we officially became members of our graduating class, to starting and ending our college career at fountain plaza, to jumping in the fountain after graduation, and having our bricks placed on alumni walkway — there were so many moments that were shaped by the traditions that had been a part of the school’s history for years, which had an everlasting impact on my career. 11119517_10155737118140595_7450399468700974786_o
  8. I studied abroad during our four-week January Term during my sophomore year. I took a class that studied Jewish culture during the Holocaust (by far, my favorite college course), and traveled to Germany, Austria, and Hungary. The fact that I was able to spend an entire month traveling throughout Eastern Europe still takes my breath away a little bit. It was one of the most thrilling, heart-wrenching months of my life and I couldn’t have had a more perfect experience.
  9. Playing Division III athletics in the ODAC conference. As previously mentioned, I was recruited and played on the Women’s tennis team for two years. After I left the tennis team, I joined the Equestrian Team, another passion I had during high school. My experience on both teams challenged me, helped me grow as an individual and cultivate relationships with my team members that I cared so much about. Which leads me to…P1120467
  10. It’s where God led me to my husband 🙂

Last Few Moments as a Miss

I shared with y’all last week about how wonderful it was getting ready the morning of our wedding (if you missed it, you can read about it here). After the hair was done, the mimosas had been sipped, and the dresses were on, it was just about time to walk down the aisle. Before I did however, there were a few quiet moments I wanted to have in the midst of the fastest day of my life.

Prior to our wedding, Jody and I planned to exchange letters that we penned to one another along with a special gift we separately picked out. We were careful to keep these gifts a surprise, so we didn’t have any idea of what each person got the other.  In all of the hustle and bustle of the morning, we almost forget to exchange our gifts! While my mom and sister were helping me into my dress, I had one of my bridesmaids deliver my gift to Jody to the room where he and the guys were getting ready. Once we were both dressed, it was time to have a quiet moment to exchange our gifts.

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The only person who was aware of what both gifts were, was my mom.  Just days before the wedding, when Jody had asked her to help wrap his surprise, she discovered that Jody and I purchased the same thing for each other!  She did an amazing job keeping the secret — I’m not sure I would have been able keep the smile down and stay hushed! We both got each other compasses — his for his desk, and mine a pocket – something that speaks to a personal representation of how we would continue to love each other no matter the distance or place, and to always come back to one another no matter the obstacle. To this day, I still have absolutely no explanation for how we both chose the same gift other than our hearts are clearly meant to be one.

I love our expressions when we realized what happened! 🙂

As much as we wanted to do a first look, we mutually desired to save that moment for when I walked down the aisle. However, we still wanted to have a moment together. I knew if I was emotional, he would be the way to calm me down, and I knew I’d do the same for him, if his nerves began to creep up. We decided to hide around the door to my bridal suite, not visible to one another, only touching hands for a few moments prior to the ceremony.  It was a bit more challenging to coordinate as guests had begun to arrive at this point, and me and my bridesmaids needed to be escorted to where we would wait for the ceremony.

With Laura and Rob both in my suite, I heard them give Jody the okay to come close. Similar to anticipation on Christmas Eve, the world stood still as he approached. Just seconds later, I felt his hand slip into mine as I reached around the door.

“Hi babe.”

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My entire body relaxed the second I heard his voice. After the past few hours of anticipation, I was suddenly filled with a sense of calm.  Jody would later tell me his heart raced from excitement during that meeting and never truly settled down, something that he fondly remembers each day.  Every moment of our story had led us to this moment, to the moment when we would “I do”, and to every moment after. I’m forever grateful that we decided to share just a few minutes together. The way I felt when I heard his voice, when he touched my hand, and especially a little later as I saw him at the other end of the aisle, are the moments I hope to hold onto and remember, as if it were yesterday, for as long as I live.

Our Wedding Morning

I’m thrilled to finally share our wedding with you! Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some details from throughout our day, along with my regular lifestyle posts. I’m so excited to relive the best day of my life with you!

The night before, I had set my alarm to Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” for 7:30am, with the message “Get up, you’re getting married today!” I had read on another blogger’s wedding recap that she choose to set her alarm to a song to wake up to on her wedding day instead of the default buzzer and I thought that was a great idea! Since I have been a huge fan of Taylor Swift since she began her music career, it was an obvious song choice to wake up to. Of course, I woke up two hours before it was even set to go off to sunlight streaming into my room. Even though it was earlier than I planned, I was so giddy — it was finally my wedding day!

Before I started getting ready to head to the church, I had to take one final look at my vows. I had wanted to have them completed weeks before the wedding, but I could never find the exact words. I knew there was just something missing. However, as I sat there on that beautiful June morning, hours before I became a wife, I finally found the right words to promise to my soon-to-be husband as I envisioned him at the end of the aisle, and for all of the days that would follow.

Before I knew it, it was time to jump in the shower and head to the church. My wonderful hair and makeup team from Shabby Chic Salon were already there, so I slipped into my robe and welcomed the rest of my bridesmaids as they arrived. We sipped on coffee (and eventually mimosas) and listened to all of my favorite love songs as we had our hair and make up done. It was truly wonderful to spend those last few hours as a Miss in such a sweet environment!

Our videographer, Shore Films, arrived around 10:30am, which was wonderful since our photographer wasn’t arriving until later. He got some great footage of our details, and even funny clips, especially after I tried to open my eyes after get eyelashes put on! In the meantime, our flowers arrived — I was so excited to see what Emma Jean of Robin’s Nest Floral and Garden had created for me! After I saw the bouquets, adorned with the beautiful monogram ribbons, I snuck down to the sanctuary to get a glimpse of what magic was happening there. I was breathless when I saw the altar; my vision had completely come to life, better than I ever imagined. That moment, standing barefoot in the sanctuary, surrounded by beautiful flowers, might have been my biggest “Oh my gosh, I’m getting married!” moments.

Around this time, Jody and his groomsmen arrived. We had them all gather in the libary on the second floor of the church to try to prevent our two parties from running into one another. The guys enjoyed some time to hang out together, so their getting ready process didn’t seem as rushed. Per Jody’s request, a tray of Chick-Fil-A nuggets was delivered for him and the guys to eat before they started getting ready.

It started to become tricky for us to move throughout the church, so by the time Laura of Laura’s Focus arrive to start capturing pictures, each of our respective parties were confined to our rooms. She greeted me with a hug and we began to start the process of getting ready!

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I had asked my mom and my sister to help me get into my dress and I’m so glad that I did. It was so special to have a few last moments as just the three of us. While we realized I never found anything borrowed (we decided the lipstick was borrowed because all of us girls ended up using it for touch-ups throughout the day), my something old was my diamond, which was from Jody’s mother’s engagement ring, my something new was my wedding dress, and my something blue was a piece of one of my dad’s shirts, with an embellishment that was on the tights that my mom wore to their wedding that we sewed inside the skirt of my dress. This was one of my favorite details from our day!Cox_0061Cox_0100Cox_0082Cox_0120Cox_0116

I had decided that I wanted to have a first look with my bridesmaids. While they had seen my dress once before when we picked out their bridesmaid dresses, I still wanted to share a sweet moment with them. The look on their faces when my sister opened the door is priceless. I love these girls so much!

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I also always knew I wanted a first look with my Dad. I knew the day would be emotional for us, and I wanted to give us a chance to have a special moment before he gave me away. It was also when I gave him his gift (an embroidered handkerchief). I had been nervous for this moment, because I knew that there was a chance we’d be emotional but I’d say we held it together pretty well. 🙂

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Once the first looks were over, it was time for Jody and I to have a quiet moment together before we started the ceremony. However, you’ll have to check back soon to get that story!

Fall Decor Inspiration

Well, it seems that once I was on board with fall happening, mother nature seemed to have its own reservations. With the 80 degree temperatures that we have been having as of late, and the mild sunburn (what!?) I got last weekend, I have to look at the calendar to make sure that it is really October. So even if it doesn’t feel like fall just yet, I still want to make the inside of our home feel just as cozy as it would with the chill in the air.

As I’ve been in the process of adding more decor to our apartment, I’ve been gathering some ideas of ways to easily cozy up our home for the colder months. I already have some candles that add the fall spice scent to the house, but am in need of a few more statement pieces that will really bring it all together. I’ve gathered up a couple of images to inspire me as I’m out and about!

Cozy Chair // Natural Fall Living Room // Pumpkin Basket // Fall Throw Blankets // Pumpkins and Mums // Fall Patio Seat // Fall Mantle // Simple Fall Counter // Pumpkin Centerpiece

This year, I’m trying to gather a few key pieces that will help achieve the cozy, fall look that I desire, while also staying budget conscious. Throw blankets are my favorite — there is nothing I love more than to be curled up on the couch under a cozy blanket. So I definitely am hoping to find a new throw to add to my collection. I also love farmer’s markets, and they always seems to have plenty of mini pumpkins for sale, which makes cheap, easy decor that you can style just about anywhere in your house. To round it all out, I’m hoping to either find or DIY a sign to hang in our living room with some sort of fall quote or saying written on it. I love the idea of collecting just a few items to give the space an updated feel!

I’m hoping to find my new decor pieces in the next few days. Maybe that will be enough to make fall reappear again! I’d love to hear — what is your favorite way to decorate for fall? Tell me in the comments below!

 

MEP to MEC: Bridesmaids Gifts

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Jody and I have been married for 100 days, as of yesterday, and that has put me in a wedding sharing mood. For this week’s edition of Wedding Wednesday, I’m going to share what I gave my best gals for their pre-wedding bridesmaid gift, with the hope that it will serve as inspiration for your big day!

I started thinking about bridesmaid gifts around the same time I was gathering items to give my girls when originally asking them to be in the wedding (you can see what I did here). I wanted their gifts to be filled with things they would appreciate having during the weekend of the wedding, as well as being useful in their daily lives. I love using the various things that I received as gifts from being a bridesmaid — I think back to their happy day each time I use it!  Most importantly, however, I wanted the gifts to be heartfelt and meaningful. Holding the title of “bridesmaid” can be a lot at times: money, coordinating weekends for various celebrations, time off work, travel, etc. With that being said, I am so very grateful that each of my bridesmaids made room in their equally busy lives to celebrate our happily ever after.

Some of my favorite pictures from weddings are of the bride and her friends getting ready.  However, when they have coordinating outfits? Be still my heart!  I knew from the very start of my wedding process that I was going to get my bridesmaids their own robes to get ready in. In June, you never quite know how the weather will be, so, I was lucky to find some extremely light and breathable robes. After spending many hours searching every corner of Etsy, I order these beautiful robes. I was so impressed with the robes when they arrived that I rushed ordered one for myself!

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Monograms were also a given for these gifts. After seeing the idea in a magazine, I knew I wanted ribbons to be tied around all of our bouquets, so I decided to monogram the ribbons as a surprise for them to carry on my wedding day, and then keep after! I didn’t have these wrapped with their gifts because I had the florist tie them on, so it was a fun surprise when our bouquets arrived!

Jewelry has always been something that I’ve never been great at styling so I always appreciate it when the bride gives her bridesmaids something beautiful to wear. I found this adorable set and just knew that my girls would look stunning wearing sparkling gold bracelets with matching drop earrings. The shop I bought them from also personalizes the cards that come in the box with your wedding colors and bridesmaids names! How cute!

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While shopping for a few pieces for our honeymoon, I came across these peony candles. As I’ve mentioned before, my biggest request with our flowers was to have as many peonies as we could, because that is the scent I wanted to remind me of my wedding day. So when I realized T.J.Maxx had exactly five peony candles left, I just knew I had to get them. I hope when my girls burn them now, they remember how grateful I am for their friendship!

Lastly, I added a little something sweet to the bags. When I think of getting ready and celebrating with my best friends, I think of champagne to toast the occasion! Enter champagne gummy bears. I couldn’t resist buying a set of these adorable cubes, and even an extra box for myself! My bridesmaids loved snacking on them throughout the morning as we were getting ready.

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I also included a handwritten card for each of my bridesmaids. I knew the day of the wedding would be crazy, so I wanted to be sure I adequately expressed how extremely grateful I am for each of them in my life. They truly are the best gals!

That’s it! I wanted to spoil my friends, just as they had spoiled me over the previous months, but yet keep the gifts practical and thoughtful. I had so much fun finding these items and gifting them to my bridesmaids. I hope this helps all of you brides if you are needing some inspiration, and if not, I hope you enjoyed a taste of the morning of my wedding. Don’t worry, there is plenty more to come. 🙂

Robes: silkandmore // Monogram Ribbons: GoldandGlamour // Earrings and Bracelet Set: AllureWeddingJewelry // Candles: T.J.Maxx // Champagne Gummy Bears: Nordstrom //

October Goals

October always seems to be about the time of year where I pause and think “Where did this year go?!”. It’s the point in college where I would start listening to Christmas music, where I would throw my bathing suit into the back of the closet and pull out every hearty meal that I could ever desire, and really start planning the following year, with three months left of the current year. However this month, I’m going to fully invest myself into whatever this season may bring. Even though I am still embarrassingly excited for the holidays (I started my Christmas shopping list this morning!), I am thrilled to really soak in everything this month has to offer.

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Image from Looking Joli Good

This month, I’ll be focusing a lot on making my life more cozy.  For those of you who don’t know, Jody and I haven’t been able to spend as much time together as we would have like in the past few months. He was working two jobs, plus graduate school and an internship, while I was working the late shift at my job. Our schedules never seemed to match up, which was definitely hard on us as a newlywed couple. However, Jody made a change to his work schedule and I recently accepted a new job that I will be starting next week, so we will be able to spend more time together than we have in the past few months — definitely an answered prayer! Admittedly, we still have not hung many picture in our apartment yet, and after building our new TV stand this past weekend, I am inspired to make the rest of our house look like a home. Between home decorating and tackling our fall fun list together, I’m hoping for a month of memories, with picture proof, of how we are embracing cool temperatures, new schedules and our newlywed home as this month continues!

September Goals

  • Finish our porch project I’m crossing this off because the furniture is built, now we just have a few more odds and ends to collect!
  • Complete two craft projects
  • Send someone happy mail
  • Be present in out-of-town adventures this month
  • Get into a better, more consistent workout routine
  • Begin the search for a new church
  • Begin Marriage Devotional CD series

October Goals

  • Be more consistent with Writing the Word
  • Find something new to take a picture of every day
  • Complete this 30 day marriage challenge
  • Explore a near to us place that we’ve never been
  • Participate in two workout classes
  • Settle into my new job gracefully
  • Get outside more (before it is too cold!)
  • Hang pictures in our home