Judah Press Entertainment

If you’re looking for an amazing DJ in the Southeast, I’d like for you to meet my friend Jesse.

He is the founder of Judah Press Entertainment, the DJ of our wedding (and many, many, many others), and a wonderful man of God! He has the most electric personality and truly gets the party going anytime he enters the room!

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We hired Jesse as our wedding DJ and he was absolutely phenomenal! He chose all the right tunes, worked with us for hours upon hours to help personalize our reception, and even came to visit me before the wedding ceremony to reassure me that all details were taken care of… and that we were about to have the best party ever!

Jesse is based in Athens, GA, but he can travel for weddings, social events, and camps too! Check him out!

Gobble, Gobble!

It’s not Thanksgiving until your class make handprints turkeys :)

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How cute is that?! Each one of my kids made one, and they loved every minute of the messy fun! We also wrote journal entries (using picture cards, of course) to tell about what we are thankful for! Such a wonderful way to get ready for the holiday!

And the fun didn’t stop when I got home… more doodles! Please enjoy this free download of the “Gobble, Gobble!” print!!

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Batch Charleston #2

We received another beautiful package from Batch Charleston, and this time it had all of the essentials for the perfect tailgate!photo

For all our tailgating needs… We received a box of Mrs. Murrill’s Cheese Straws that are SO yummy, some hushpuppy mix from Palmetto Farms that I can’t wait to try with homemade shrimp & grits, and slatherin’ sauce from Slather Brand Foods that I’m truly looking forward to cooking with! And last but not least, I loved how they threw in a cute rice bead bracelet from Candy Shop Vintage! Because every girl needs good game day jewelry :)

I am loving this subscription of yummies and local products from Charleston. I love my Batches so much that I even sent one as a thank you gift to someone. It’ll definitely be worth your while to check out their store and grab some gifts for the holidays!!

To read about our first Batch {a delicious breakfast box} & learn more about Batch, click here!

Battling Contentment

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If there’s one thing I fear (other than snakes) it’s lack of change. I’ve found that some things that are commonly scary for other people give me excitement. For instance, I really don’t mind moving. In fact, I think it’s fun. New … Continue reading

Soup Season: Corn Chowder

Fall is my season. But when fall feels like winter, I get a little disappointed. That is, until I remember that winter is soup season, and I love soup. I’m the weirdo that misses chicken noodle in the summertime. I’m that girl that craves chili as soon as it’s less than 80 degrees outside.

I. love. soup.

And one of my favorite recipes was given to me by my mother-in-love. It was given to her by a good family friend from Thomasville, and after the first time I tasted it, I couldn’t stop talking about it. Never in my life had I tried corn chowder, but I was quickly made a believer, and now it’s one of our go-to recipes.

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Corn Chowder:

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 roll of pork sausage (we use the HOT to give it some extra flavor)
  • 4 baking potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 12 oz. bag of frozen corn
  • 1 can of creamed corn
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • Basil, salt & pepper to taste

Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Brown the meat in the separate saucepan first. Make sure to cook it all the way through!
  2. While the meat is browning, in your pot (I use my LeCreuset dutch oven) boil the water with your spices and add the potatoes to get them soft.
  3. Once the meat is browned and the potatoes are soft, add corn & evaporated milk.
  4. STIR ALL THE TIME! Potatoes and corn are two things that love to stick to the bottom of the pot. Be sure to cook on medium/low. Personally, I like to cook it on medium so that it comes to a nice steady boil, but I have to stir almost constantly. Cooking on low lets you step away a little more, but it takes longer for the flavors to come together.
  5. Ta-da! You have the perfect, thick, hearty soup for all of your cold day needs!

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Hope you enjoy! More soup recipes coming soon :)