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Friday, June 24, 2016

TFF + The Pick No. 25


I'm late posting today because, well I just didn't feel like putting this together last night.  Ever have those moments?? I was more interested in watching New Girl with husband and watching the lightening out our windows instead. #truestory Now I sit here under my sweet sleeping six month old pecking out the entire post with the fingers on my right hand. #momlife

This week was fast, but slow. I never thought today would arrive, but here we are, the 25th Friday into the year. Summer has officially begun, my girl is half a year old (someone hold me), and life is moving by at supersonic speeds. These days I'm feeling more behind than ever, and I haven't figured out the trick to catching up. For now, I'm just happy it's the [almost] weekend!

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T H I N K I N G  > About how I'm going to tackle cleaning my house. A) I have no motivation B) I have no motivation 

P O N D E R I N G > This tinted lip treatment. Victoria mentioned it in her post today, and since I'm always on the fence about wearing lipstick (I really want to, but I'm not sure that I pull it off) maybe this is the way to go?!

N E E D I N G > To take the time to sit down and paint my nails, both hands and feet. What is your go-to polish for this time of year? I'm starting to use my fall shades because I love them so much, but I need a good summer hue.

L I S T E N I N G > Little baby snores :) Head to my snapchat (astleigh_hill) to hear them too!

D R E A M I N G > Of some time by the water. Yes, please!

S W O O N I N G > Over these white jeans. I really want a pair for this summer. Any recommendations on a pair that you've found and just love?



Cheers to weekending, lovelies! 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Husband's First Father's Day

All day Sunday, Greer and I celebrated our favorite guy on his first Father's Day, and it looked like a lot of man food (he did 95% of the cooking!), cuddles, and outdoor time. Husband deserves to be celebrated everyday just because he is him, but mostly for his commitment to us, for the way he selflessly gives of himself and his time, and for his unconditional love. His love for us and for the Lord is evident in all that he does, and as the leader of our family, it makes following him a joy. I'm thankful for a day meant to put the spotlight on the men in our lives who have gone above and beyond to be incredible, outstanding fathers. Parenthood makes you appreciate your parents more than you ever could, and I'm beyond blessed to share this newest adventure with him. 

Greer is head over heels for her daddy, and it goes without saying that she is most certainly a daddy's girl. She lights up the moment she lays eyes on him and she can't get enough of his goofy side. Our peanut is the luckiest to call him dad, and it melts me watching their relationship grow. You've never seen something so cute or more special. The fact that they are so crazy about each other is enough to make me want to have a million babies. So as much as I could keep gushing over our love for him, for the amazing father that he is, I'll leave it at this...I'm so very thankful that our daughter has an example of a godly gentleman in her life, one who shows her how a husband loves his wife, how a father loves his children, and how living a life for the Lord is what really matters. 

We love you husband/da-da! Thank you for loving us like you do! xoxo











Friday, June 17, 2016

TFF + The Pick No. 24


So we started this week off on a good note, thanks to our fabulous weekend, and the week just kept getting better. There have been so many answers to prayers over the last seven days. I love watching God's will unfold, and feeling like the puzzle pieces are starting to make sense. I know you must be curious about what I'm referring too, and I'll share in due time!

Currently, we're gearing up to celebrate my sister's birthday (it was on Monday) and husband's first Father's Day. Plus, the Festival Around Town in my hometown is happening this weekend, and my love for all things funnel cake and freshly squeezed lemonade cannot be contained. Last year I was toting a tiny baby bump at the festival, and this year I'll be toting an almost 6 month old! Crazzzzy! I can't wait to get my celebrating on for my favorite people. And I sure hope Greer girl loves the festival as much as her mama does! #funnelcakesforever 

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T H I N K I N G  > About being an ESFJ. I took the test (and you can too) earlier this week out of curiosity, and the description could not have been more on the money. Just read the first two sentences: 
Guardians of birthdays, holidays, celebrations, ESFJs are generous entertainers. They enjoy and joyfully observe traditions and are liberal in giving, especially where custom prescribes.

Fun fact, I have a minor in Leadership and Social Change. Second semester of freshman year I took a class on emotional intelligence, which covers all of these tests and then some. It was a fun class to dig into.

P O N D E R I N G > How quickly Greer grows. I got all nostalgic and kept clicking through old blog posts from the time she was born until now. And oh my, how she's changed. It's a funny thing that you don't necessarily realize the changes until you look back at photos. You always think your baby looked the way she does in the present moment, but then you compare and the differences are undeniable.

N E E D I N G > A candle wick trimmer and the other two cute accessories! Oh my, this would change my candle game 100%!

L I S T E N I N G > To the storm whirling on outside. Since I was little, I have always loved a good thunderstorm, and nothing has changed in adulthood.

D R E A M I N G > About actually getting into bed at a decent time. I always have the best intentions and then I procrastinate like it's my job. #priorities #thatwassarcasam 

S W O O N I N G > Over this, but so sad that it is currently out of stock!


Happy Father's Day weekend, lovelies! 
We'll be celebrating our favorite dad for the first time over here!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cheesecake

Yesterday, we celebrated my sister's 25th birthday, and in honor of her special day, I whipped up a dessert for her. Did you see me sharing the process in my pajamas yesterday morning on my snapchat?? I was looking good, y'all ;) But, the dessert looked even better, and my tiny helper was all kinds of cute.

This Chocolate Chip Brownie Cheesecake turned out so well, and it tastes even better than it looks! Don't worry, it only has 2 blocks of cream cheese in it....oh and a cup of sugar. Completely worth it though! Truly, it's the perfect summer dessert for these hot days. It takes minimal time to make, and a bite into the cold cheesecake, followed by fluffy brownie hits the spot!


  • What You'll Need
    • 1 box brownie mix (I used the chewy fudge kind)
    • 2 blocks cream cheese (16 oz)
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 8 oz whipped cream
    • 1 TSP vanilla  
    • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
    • Strawberries for garnishing

  • What You'll Do
    • Prepare the brownies according to the box instructions. Bake in a pie dish. Let cool completely. I made mine the night before and covered it with aluminum foil over night.
    • In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream and chocolate chips. 
    • Gently spread the mixture over the brownie crust.
    • Slice strawberries to garnish the top of the cheesecake.
    • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. 
    • Serve cold. 






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