Life Lately {Photo Dump}

Hey Friends!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the last week of June! There’s been so many fun things going on this last month that things have gotten away from me! So, today, I am bringing you up to speed!

Gatlinburg Getaway

A few weeks ago Luke & I took a little weekend getaway to the Smokey Mountains. I loved the chance to just spend time with my man & adventure through the quaint little town!

We made a pit stop in Cinncinati at Ikea…because, let’s face it, how can you possibly pass up Ikea?!

A Dollywood Waterpark selfie & the typical mountain top stop! Maybe it’s cliche but traveling around with this guy just makes me want to go back – go anywhere for that matter – ASAP!

We wrapped up the weekend with a trip to the Melting Pot. It was our first experience & we loved it…I have to say, the dessert was my fave! 

Father’s Day Weekend

For Father’s Day, my parents came up to visit us. I planned a little day trip surprise for them & it was perfect. We traveled through Shipshewana, an Amish town, on our way to Lake Michigan. My Mom has been dying to go to the beach & I told her this was the closest I could get. It was perfect!

We have also been working on unpacking & getting the house to a normal state. We are almost there….thank goodness. This weekend we got the majority of our pallet patio furniture built & I can’t wait to share more details! A fresh coat of paint and a sunny day – we’ll officially be finished!

I am also on the look out for a few ladies to guest post next month while I am gone to China! I talked about it yesterday briefly, but if you’re interested please shoot me an email!

One last thing, if you missed my girl talk post Friday, you must check it you! Read my story & find out how you can get some freebies!

Happy Tuesday, Y’all!

Frankly my dear…life goes by too fast!

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  1. Peach State of Mind
    June 24, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    We love Gatlinburg and the Melting Pot too! 🙂 Looks like June was awesome, and I bet July will be equally as fun! I would love to guest post for you!

  2. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    June 24, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    Such great pics of you two. And I can't wait to see the furniture.

  3. Les
    June 24, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Sounds like y'all had so much fun! I'm super jealous of the Melting Pot- I've always wanted to go! I'm pretty sure the closest one is 5 hours away from us. Booooo.Have a great day! :)

  4. Amanda @ as the wine cork turns
    June 24, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    i love your short hair! so pretty!

  5. Rachel
    June 24, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    Oh how fun, I love that area. I know y'all had a blast. Your hair is fantastic, girlfriend. SO cute like that!

  6. MakeMeUpMia
    June 24, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Love the pics, especially the one of you 2 at the water park 🙂

  7. Carrington {Momma Fussell}
    June 24, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Dear heavens, I am having IKEA withdrawals for real. Love that place!

  8. Paige @ Reasons to Come Home
    June 24, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    I would go to the Melting Pot just for the dessert! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

  9. Lauren
    June 24, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Looks like you have had a great summer so far! I love your hair.. You look great!

  10. Courtney
    June 24, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    We were in Gatlinburg two summers ago and really loved it!! I was just drinking out of one of my Gatlinburg, TN mason jars last night 🙂 I've never been inside an ikea. Can you believe it?!

  11. Anonymous
    June 24, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    So much fun! Can't wait to see your finished patio – On the lookout for patio inspiration! 🙂

  12. Grace
    June 24, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Love IKEA and The Melting Pot! I am obsessed with IKEA Cinnamon Rolls- so tasty!

  13. Mississippi Mrs.
    June 25, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Ahh, Gatlinburg has my heart!

  14. Lisa Loves John
    June 25, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    Love Melting Pot!! And Ikea for that matter!!! I am soo looking forward to seeing your pallet furniture – so fun!