Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Halloween Week!

It's that time of the year....Halloween! Typically I am not a jack-o-lantern, witch brewing, ghost howling fanatic. I find that the beauty of fall is in the colors, scents, & harvest - of course!!

HOWEVER, this evening I was tempted to stop into a local bakery I have heard so much about - Heyerly's!





Since it was 6:00pm, the donuts didn't really catch my eye, the Halloween inspired sugar cookies though...they were a MUST.

I am ALL about these kinds if Halloween treats!

If there's one thing I know, local is always better. ALWAYS. We may not be in the south, but local bakeries up here - Heyerly's in particular - definitely can compete with sugar cookies! 

Oh and....The Husband agrees!


Frankly My Dear....Happy Halloween Week, Y'all!!


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Frankly my dear...I am Lovin Bloglovin!


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Monday, October 14, 2013

More for your Monday


Monday’s are NEVER fun…. mix in a little grocery shopping and you have a recipe for disaster. Today had been “one of those” days anyway…but with nothing but junk food in the house it was necessary to take on this impossible task.

There are several chain grocery stores on my way home—including the infamous Walmart, home of the one line open with thirty people waiting & back row parking spots—Also along the way is an Aldi. For those who have never been to an Aldi, it’s a discount-shopping store based out of Germany. There are no fancy advertisements & greeters at the door, rather a quarter for your buggy (you get it back upon return) and you have to bring your own bags. It sounds a bit hoboish if you will, but it’s my favorite.

Today I managed to get enough food for nine meals, breakfast food, some desserts and (more) junk food for only $100.04. That’s right…not a single coupon used. The trick is that none of the food is “name brand” & they don’t have all the bells & whistles of your typical grocer. In fact, that not only makes it cheaper but quality and selection are sometimes better. For instance this particular trip you could have snagged about anything your pumpkin loving heart desired. From coffee creamer & bread to ice cream & cookies….Aldi had Pumpkin Spice everything…including the actual pumpkins! Cheaper bread & eggs not only made this one stop more successful but there were NO lines & the people were just downright friendly...asking about my day & commenting on my love of cheesecake balls (Diet of course…).

There maaaaay be one...or two...missing!

Now grocery shopping isn’t usually #1 most interesting thing on the blog list…but sometimes it’s the little things that matter the most! Saving money, meeting someone new, & getting food that’s healthy and delicious is part of what makes a happy life!

Today's Favorite Buys!


I hope your Monday was as successful as my Aldi trip!

Frankly My Dear…Get More for your Monday!



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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Life Sweet Life

Greetings from Fort Wayne, Y’all! It’s official – we are northern Indianans {but don’t you dare call us Hoosiers}!



It’s hard to believe that it’s been so long since my last post but I guess that’s what happens when you spend your weekends on the road visiting your husband, interviewing for jobs, & coordinating weddings. That’s been my life in a nut shell recently but I want to give you more of a life update! Don’t worry for you skimmers I’ve included pictures! ;) But if you don’t read anything else, skip to the last paragraph!

August –
August marked the first full month of 2013 that Luke and I lived apart. Him in Fort Wayne, IN & me in Evansville, IN.{ Complete opposite ends of that state if you aren’t familiar with Indiana geography.} Luke accepted a job with Bunge doing pretty much the same thing he did at his former job. I stayed and manned the home front in Evansville continuing my role at ADM.

Other exciting happenings in August consisted of…

… Our new friends Kurt & Dana tying the knot…


…A trip to St. Louis with the parents to visit Gram…


…Another road trip to Michigan for a crop insurance meeting…


…A venture to the Vet for Axe Man…



…And a weekend with my man!



September
…Another month down and learning to trust God with every aspect of our future. A marriage spent apart is never easy but especially in this still somewhat newlywed phase. Honestly it felt just like it did when we were engaged. But knowing there was a greater plan and that this is where we were supposed to be at this point was enough hope to keep us going. {Hope…another interesting topic…Thankful for a God who provides HOPE}

The most exciting news however of September was accepting a new job with Cargill, Inc. Also a company similar to ADM doing almost the same thing I have for the last year. This new job was supposed to begin on the 23rd but with some slight complications – and yet another circumstance to “Let Go & Let God” – I wasn’t able to start until the 30th. But I have started my new job & I am loving it. Currently I am doing quite a bit of traveling for training but soon I will be in a normal routine & most importantly – with my husband!!


Also in September…

I coordinated my first wedding…

Attended a Purdue Football Game with Luke’s coworkers…



Enrolled Axel in Puppy Classes…


Donated 11+ inches of my hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths campaign for women with cancer…


ANNNNND…drum roll please…Officially moved to Fort Wayne…



















October –

In this first week of October, Harvest has officially begun and as members of the agriculture world Luke & I have been focused on nothing but work. God has truly blessed us beyond measure and if there is one thing that we have learned through this whole season it is his timing is perfect. His plan is far greater than I can even begin to imagine so I just have to consistently remind myself that he has brought me here & already knows the outcome. He knows what I need, when I need it. Why do I doubt that so often? It’s critical that we recognize his plan for our lives daily because if we don’t we will never be able to discern his plan form our own selfish agenda.

Frankly My Dear...it may be a crazy life, but it's our life!

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