wine tasting in humboldt

My fiancé and I just celebrated our five year dating anniversary, and in less than a year we will be married! Earlier this week, he asked me if I had any plans for the upcoming week. I didn’t, so he said to keep Friday open. He was going to plan a date for us, and surprise me. I was thinking that we would just go to dinner, and possibly a movie or something.

Friday came, and he took me to breakfast at Staks Pancake Kitchen (best food ever). While we were at breakfast, he said he had another surprise for me. I usually try to guess what it is. He said, “What is something that you have always wanted to do?” I sat and thought about it for a little bit, because there is a lot that I want to do. HA. Then he said, it’s something you like to drink. I said “wine tasting?” He smiled, and nodded. I freaked out for a couple of seconds, and of course had to change my entire outfit that I had planned in my mind.

So a couple hours later, we were headed to Humboldt, TN to go wine tasting at The Crown Winery. We had a blast. They took us around the vineyard, and showed us the wine making process. My mind was blown honestly. I didn’t realize how intense the process was. We tasted about 20 different white and red wines. I did come to realize that I am more of a white wine kinda person, reds are just too bitter to me!

After the wine tasting ended, they had a pizza food truck and a live band perform. The weather was absolutely perfect, and we will definitely be back soon!

 

 

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ripped jeans & peplums

I got my first pair of ripped jeans like two years ago and ever since then I only want to buy more. go figure. ha. whenever you buy jeans (or any pants/shorts) does your family ask you if you got a discount when you bought them because you’re missing part of the pants? because mine do.

the jeans I’m wearing are from kancan and they are sooo comfortable and a little stretchy – which I didn’t think I would like, but it makes them breathable. I have one pair of jeans from abercrombie and I call them my “stand up jeans” because they do not give at all!

my top is from andree by unit. this is the perfect summer top, especially if you live in the south. it’s super light and airy!

my shoes are from my go to store, target. I’m just so ready for fall, y’all. even if it is a million degrees outside today – I’m still going to rock these booties!

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triple layer chocolate pie

One of my all time favorite pies only take 15 minutes to make – like when I say this is the easiest pie you’ll ever make, I wasn’t kidding. I love this recipe because it’s simple, and quick. AND if you’re anything like me (forgetful sometimes) this is just a great last minute (I actually forgot, but you can’t tell I forgot) kind of recipe.

ingredients:

  • 2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) jell-o chocolate flavor instant pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 oreo pie crust (6 oz.)
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) cool whip whipped topping, thawed, divided
directions:
  • beat pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. (pudding will be thick.)
  • spread 1-1/2 cups pudding onto bottom of crust. stir half the cool whip into remaining pudding; spread over layer in crust. top with remaining cool whip.
  • refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.

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JORD Watch

Can you believe that December is almost halfway over? I feel like this year just started. I thought 2016 went by fast, but 2017 absolutely flew by. Since we are halfway into December, that means that Christmas is coming in just a couple of weeks. Does anyone else wait until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts? I am so guilty of this. I always tell myself that the first week of December, I will get all of my Christmas shopping done so I can enjoy the rest of the month. HA. I wish.

When JORD watches asked me to do a review on their wooden watches, I was thrilled. The unique design of each watch they create is absolutely stunning. My fiancé and I were both sent a watch to wear and review. Sam has the Conway Series – Kosso & Midnight Blue and I have the Frankie 35 – Dark Sandalwood & Slate. Not only are the wooden watches awesome, but so is their customer service. If I had a question about something, they went above and beyond to help me out.

If you’re still Christmas shopping and you’re asking yourself “What should I get for my boyfriend/husband? What should I get for my girlfriend/wife? What should I get for my sister/mom/dad/brother?” These wooden watches make the perfect gifts for both men and women. They also offer fast and free shipping and the watch is made to fit the size of your wrist perfectly.

I’m super big when it comes to packaging and JORD knocked it out of the park. Look at this design of the wooden box the watch comes in. I was so impressed and it’s sitting out in my house on display. One fun fact about JORD is that it is pronounced “yoad” like toad, but with a ‘y’. Isn’t that interesting? I thought that was so neat. Overall, this company is absolutely amazing. The product is exactly as described and the customer service is incredible.

Curious about JORD watches? Contact JORD via chat here. Are you a JORD watch owner? Let me know in the comments below! And don’t forget to use my CODE to get 25% off of your purchase!


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gloomy days + bell bottoms

 

Rainy days and gloomy days are my absolute favorite, especially in the fall/winter months. There is just something so cozy about it. I love lighting all my candles and sitting down with a warm cup of soup/coffee. Sometimes I’ll write and sometimes I’ll read – I’m not the biggest fan of reading books, but I’m trying to push myself to read more.

I am the worst when it comes to stepping out of my comfort zone. Once I find something I like, I tend to stick with it. Whether that be with my style, the food I eat, or the places I go. I always do what is comfortable. I saw these bell bottom jeans, and I thought they were super cute BUT this piece is not something I normally wear, so I was a little hesitant to even try them on. I went shopping at Stella Ivy Boutique and they only had two left, so I just decided to give it a go…. and I was in love. When you’re as tall as a giraffe and you find a good pair of pants that are not only high waisted, but are actually too long for you… you know you have to get them. The staff at SI is absolutely incredible, and it’s definitely one of my favorite places to shop.

 

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Maybelline Metallic Lipstick Review

Happy Halloween! It’s so cold outside today and I love it. Tonight, I’ll be relaxing on my couch while I wait for all the trick-or-treaters to come to my door.

Influenster sent me two different colors of Maybelline lipsticks to try out and review. I normally don’t wear dark lipstick, so when I opened my package my initial thought was “Oh boy.” The first color I tried out was the Molten Bronze shade, which is sort of like a brown color. The second color I tried was the Smoked Silver shade, which turned out to be more of a purple color. When applying both of the colors on, I noticed it was hard to get the color to stay on my lips. I love the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick, because they literally stay on my lips all day long without having to reapply. So, I decided to use a lip primer to improve the color, and it helped out a lot.

Overall, both of these colors are super pretty on, but I would definitely recommend using a lip primer to help with the color and longevity of wear.

 

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