Let's Connect Thursday

By 4:55 PM
Welcome to Let's Connect Thursday!
This week we are linking up with GOOGLE+!
We are so excited to see you connect with us each week.
Six different hosts means there are 6 sets of readers linking up. Greater exposure and a lot more link ups!

Meet the Hosts!
 LetsConnectThursday with twitter
To add to the fun, we have a featured co-host. This week, the co-host is:
Each week, we'll have a new social media platform as the main theme of our link party.
This week, we're linking up our Google+ pages!
I’m sure you already know that Google+ is fast becoming a primary way many readers connect with blogs and we all need a little Google love!
So, growing your Google+ following = growing your blog following!
Join the google+ party and link up your Google+ page {NOT your blog homepage or a post link, please}
Your link will automatically appear on all 6 blogs!
Remember: Follow your Hosts and visit the others!
** The BEST way to grow is to spread the love.**
You will automatically be entered into our email reminder list by entering a link. You can remove yourself from the list at any time.
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A Florida Wedding

By 2:31 PM , , , ,
I'm in that season of life right now where a large majority of my friends are getting married or beginning to have babies. It's such a fun stage of life but boy is it an expensive one! Especially when as of now we have seven weddings in between now and October with a few more friends that are probably getting engaged soon. Bring on the wedding cake. :)
I was thrilled to be a part of one of my closest friend's weddings a couple weekends ago in St. Pete, FL. She and her now husband are one of the sweetest couples I have ever met and absolutely perfect together! Their wedding was so unique and simply gorgeous so I thought I would show you some pictures of some of the highlights of events they had at their wedding. They got married in their home church in Florida and had the reception at a venue on the beach in St. Pete.

Instead of having a guest book the their lovely couple had guests sign a Jenga piece and place it a glass jar. 

The programs were handed out in a basket to guests upon arrival to the ceremony.

One of the really cool things about the wedding venue (besides the fact that it was their home church and also just so happened to have this gorgeous stained glass at the front of the church) was the fact that they roped off the main aisle until it was time for wedding party to enter. What a cool way to leave the wedding aisle a sacred and special place for the bride and her wedding party. The venue was loaded with lanterns and candles which made for beautiful front scenery. They even filled the table in the front of the church with wine glass placed upside down with candles on top...it was so pretty!

As you can see the reception venue was gorgeous as well and you couldn't beat the gorgeous sunset over the beach in the background. Some of my favorite things about the reception was the fact that the bride decided to have a grass dance floor instead of going with a wood floor with really was very pretty and worked great. They also had a photo booth which was oh so much fun. Check out this fun photo of my dad and I at the wedding in the photo booth (unfortunately my sweet hubby wasn't able to attend since the wedding was in Florida and he couldn't get off work but I was super glad my Daddy was there): 

It was a gorgeous wedding and a wonderful celebration of a union between two of my closest friends! (Check out my pretty bridal bouquet below).


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The First Time We Used Our China: aka Mother's Day

By 1:05 PM ,
Sorry for not posting much lately. To say life has been busy is a bit of an understatement. 
I hope all the mother's had a wonderful Mom's Day! For mother's day in the T-household we spent the morning celebrating my mom-in-law and g-mom-in-law at brunch at my in-laws house. Then my family came over to our house for a late lunch. 

I have realized that as a newly wed not having lots of dishes and platters makes it a little harder to set an extra special table but I was bound and determined to do so anyway. 

I broke out my dishes and got to decorating. Here's my final product:

I was super stocked because this was actually the first time we had ever used our China. I was super excited to use it and get to share it with my family as until recently (prior to when the hubs made this pretty china cabinet) it had been in boxes in the attic collecting dust. I also decorated by filling glass jars full of flavored water which my mom and g-mom loved. 
I turned my antique ironing board into a side buffet for the lunch and used it to hold the presents. 
All in all our mother's day was a wonderful day spent honoring our moms and g-moms. I am so thankful to be the third generation to a legacy of these wonderful women:

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Conscious Box Review and Giveaway

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I received my first ever Conscious Box today. Not sure what a Conscious Box is? Neither was I until they contacted me about doing a review and giveaway for them. But it's a really neat concept. Conscious Box is a monthly subscription service that allows you to discover the purest, most natural products on the planet by delivering them once a month right to your doorstep!

Their products range from non-toxic home cleaning goods to natural beauty supplies to health products all of which are picked from companies that truely care about the environment. As an added feature Conscious Box makes it fun and rewarding to leave ratings so businesses can improve their products by giving you points you can apply towards savings for your favorite products. 

So without further ado here is what was in my box this month:
  • A tube of amazingly natural toothpaste Earthpaste in peppermint flavor 
  • 2 tubes of all natural 0 calorie sleep and relaxation shots 
  • A Bjija Holy Basil tea bag
  • Sample size of Herbamare original sea salt
  • Sample size of Yes to Cucumbers natural sunscreen
  • Sample size of Relax-All with Phenibut capsules
  • 2 Ecover automatic dishwaser tablets 
  • A Orgain Healthy Kids organic nutritional shake 
  • PH balanced fragrance free, paraben free gentle feminine cleanser 
  • A postcard 
  • Somersaults Cinnamon Crunch Snack
  • Coupon for a free Zukay Live Foods Drink
  • A package of non-GMO, fluten free, vegan Ultima Replenisher in Lemonade
  • Coupon for a buy one get one free Dream Water
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I received the Conscious Box for free in exchange for writing a honest review of their product. 

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Schwinn Windwood Women's Cruiser Bike Giveaway

By 3:36 PM ,
Schwinn Windwood Women's Cruiser Bike Giveaway   

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Co-Hosted by: 

 The classic Schwinn Windwood women's 26 inch cruiser evokes the simple style and grace of traditional bicycles, making it a great choice for cruising to the store, the beach, or around town. Designed for easy, relaxed riding, the Windwood boasts a sturdy steel frame with a low stand-over height, making it easy to get on and off the bike. The rustproof 26-hole alloy rims and rear coaster brakes, meanwhile, allow you to stop on a dime. Riders will love the classic chrome fenders and rear storage rack. Other details include a comfortable wide-spring saddle, a single-speed design, pneumatic tires, and curved back handlebars. 

About Schwinn
Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon that's long been synonymous with quality and innovation. The company has built some of the best-known and best-loved bikes of multiple generations, including the Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate, and Homegrown. Today, Schwinn continues to innovate with such releases as the redesigned Sting-Ray, Rocket mountain bikes, and Fastback road bikes. With a continued dedication to quality forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America's most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom, and performance to people of all ages.

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Give Me The Goods Link Party #7

By 9:42 AM
It's time! Welcome to Give Me The Goods Monday Link Party! 

Thanks to each and everyone of you who link up with us!  

We are so excited to have you here with us this week! In case you're new here, this party is hosted by FIVE bloggers! That means when you enter your links on one of our blogs, they will show up on FIVE blogs total! Five times the publicity for YOU! We will each pick our favorites every week, so that's FIVE times the chance for YOU to get featured!

Now, let's get to partying!

Please follow the rules, so we don't have to delete your link! 


1. Please follow each of the five hosts in some way! All our links are below!

Jenna @ Rain on a Tin RoofBloglovinFacebookPinterestGoogle+RSS, Twitter

Jamie @ Better with AgeBloglovinFacebookPinterestGoogle+RSS

Chelsea @ Married Filing JointlyBloglovinFacebookPinterestGoogle+RSSTwitter

Amber @ Dimples and Pig TalesBloglovinFacebookPinterestGoogle+

Amy @ Commona-My HouseBloglovinFacebookPinterestGoogle+RSS

2. Please put our party button on your sidebar, or in your post!
Give Me the Goods Monday

If you want to use a text link, that is fine as well!

3. No more than 3 links per person, please! If you link more than 3, the excess links will be deleted.

4. You may link up anything that you have posted at your blog anytime, as long as you have not linked it up before! We want new inspiration every week! If you do link up something you have before, it will be deleted.

5. Mingle! Please visit at least 3 other links and leave some comment love! 

6. Spread the Word! The more people that party, the more people that see YOUR links! Let everyone know about Give Me The Goods Monday! 

Were you featured from last week's party? Go here to see if you were! 

All features will get pinned to our Give Me The Goods Monday board!

Ok now, Give Me The Goods!

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Give Me the Goods Features #6

By 9:39 AM

Thanks again for joining us at Give Me The Goods Monday last week!  You ladies are all so talented that you make it really hard for us to pick our features!  We did finally narrow it down.  Enjoy our picks!

1. This Sarah Loves - Slipcovered Chairs
2. Evocative Vintage - Acrylic Paint Transfer 

1. Lake Girl Paints - Graphic Numbers on Fabric Chairs
2. Saltaire Restoration - Shutter Bed

1. The Styled Soul - RH Inspired Wine Cabinet
2. Sash To Treasure - Kitchen Island Transformation

1.  551 East Design - Nursery Reveal
2. Keep Calm and Decorate - Mason Jar Solar Lights

1. Nat and Gang - Baby Quilt
2. Decorate With A Little Bit - Fireplace Addition


Remember to join "Give Me The Goods" on Monday!

All the features will be on our joint Pinterest board!  {see below}

If you were featured, be sure to grab our button!

I Brought The Goods Monday

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