Category: Events

Our Baby Shower! 11/11/17

As of today, I’m 37 weeks pregnant! Can’t believe I only have 3 weeks left until my due date… and really, at this point Aria could come anytime.

Thanks to our family and friends who came out to our baby shower in back in November, we’re prepared with everything we need. Now we wait. ⏰⏳

In the meantime, I wanted to share some photos my Aunt took of the baby shower. My mom and boyfriend’s mom put it all together and it turned out BEAUTIFUL!

Cupcakes by my best friend Kat Buj. If you live in North Carolina and need any homemade baked goods, hit her up on her Facebook page: Buj Bakes

We had delicious food, a Mom-osa bar, played games… it was a fun day and we appreciated all the love for baby Aria. 💖

couple at baby shower

Family and FOOD!! Autumn Leaves Festival 2017

On Friday I got to go to the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mt. Airy, NC. I look forward to the Autumn Leaves Festival every year, because basically all the festival is is good ole southern food and shopping— my two favorite things!

My family and I have been going to the festival every since I can remember. My grandparents grew up in Mt. Airy and we still have some family there.

I was extra excited this year, because as y’all know I’m pregnant. Pregnancy has given me the ability to eat more than a grown man twice my size, so I was ready to indulge in allllllll the food that I’m usually too full for.

When we get to the festival, we always stop for a ground steak sandwich first, then make our way through all the other food stands as we shop. This photo is actually the second ground steak sandwich I ate as we were leaving. I was too hungry to take a picture of the first one. 😂

And last but not least, the collard greens, fatback, and cornbread sandwich…

I had a dream about this sandwich a few nights before we went to the festival, so I was so happy when I finally got my hands on it lol.

In between all the eating and shopping, my little cousin, Xalia, got fairy hair done. If you look closely you can see the little rainbow streaks in her hair. It was so cute!

Autumn Leaves Festival 2017 was a success!! Even though I had heartburn for 12+ hours afterwards, I have no regrets. 😂

Hope y’all had a good weekend as well!

I’m Lovin’ The McDonald’s Signature Crafted Recipes

With as busy as I am between working multiple jobs and being a student, I’m not gonna lie.. I eat fast food a lot. I stop by McDonald’s a lot because they have the best iced coffee. Although I can drown myself in McCafe iced caramel mochas, I get tired of eating nuggets or a plain ol’ chicken sandwich after a while. That’s why I was excited when I got to try the new Signature Crafted Recipes at McDonald’s.

McDonald's Signature Crafted tasting Triad Women Bloggers Network at McDonald's

I got to do the tasting with my ladies at Triad Women Bloggers Network and I think all of us were impressed with how easily we were able to customize our own perfect sandwich. I started out by choosing what meat I wanted on my sandwich, what type of bun, and finally, the topping. I ended up with this:

McDonald's Maple Dijon Crispy Chicken McDonald's Maple Dijon on Artisan Roll

A maple bacon dijon buttermilk crispy chicken sandwich on an artisan roll! It was delicious. It was much more filling than a typical chicken sandwich and definitely more flavorful. The butter milk crispy chicken was topped with white cheddar, lettuce, Applewood smoked bacon, and a creamy dijon sauce. *insert heart eyes emoji*

We also got to try a new invention by McDonald’s… the frork:

McDonald's frork McDonald's frork

The idea is that you stick three french fries in it and use them to scoop up and eat the toppings that fall out of your sandwich. I found out that it’s also a fun way to dip your fries in ketchup.

All in all I was impressed with the sandwich I created off of the McDonald’s Signature Crafted menu. I didn’t have to put any ranch dressing on it.. and trust me, if it doesn’t need ranch it’s pretty damn good.

I plan on going back and trying some of the other combinations– the sweet BBQ bacon flavor is next on my list!