Friday Favorite: Gene Stallings

Of course I am going to post a Friday Favorite related to Alabama football :)

Even if you are no Bama fan, this video will touch your heart. Just another reason why Gene Stallings will always be my favorite football coach:

Happy weekend!!!


Tailgating Texas Style

First off, Happy Game Day Week! I can't believe it is finally here!

Since Taylor and I are watching the Alabama Michigan game from afar this weekend, I thought we would celebrate Texan style in honor of the game being in the Big D.

Helen, Taylor's step-mom has hooked us up with this awesome and EASY brisket recipe. I keep calling it a boston butt and Taylor keeps getting M.A.D. I'm from Alabama man, what do you expect?

Crock-Pot Hickory-Smoked Brisket

2-3 pound beef brisket
1/4 cup liquid smoke
1/2 tsp each: celery, onion and garlic salt
1 to1-1/2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
Hamburger Buns

Place brisket on large piece of aluminum foil and sprinkle liquid smoke and salts. Wrap well and place in Crock-Pot. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours (high 4-5). Refrigerate over night then slice thinly, place back in Crock-Pot and pour sauce over meat. Heat 2-3 hours on high. Serve with buns and pickles!

To finish off your Texas style tailgate, grab some Shiner or Lone Star beer :) 

texas tailgate

Roll Tide!!


Friday Favorite: Meatloaf and Love

Y'all are going to think I am crazy, but I love this song. I don't know if it is because I associate it with my best friends from high school, or if Meatloaf is really just that good. Either way, enjoy this Friday Fav.


Kat's Last Fling!

We had a girls beach trip last weekend to celebrate Katherine's engagement and upcoming vows! We did everything from yummy dinners out to a big yellow party bus :) 
So excited for Kat and Heath 10.20.12!

A couple pics from the weekend:

Cobalt Orange beach
MOH and little sister Sara Frances with Kat
Cobalt orange beach
Karlee with the sistas
cobalt orange beach
Krista and Leah
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girls minus Sara Frances
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My sweet Kat :)


How Do You Side

Bedside tables. To match or not to match? Drawers or no drawers? Skirted? Shelved? I could go on forever. The point is, we need these little guys next to our beds for many reasons other than collecting dust. 
I think what I like most about bedside tables is they are personal; whether it's a favorite book, picture or something sentimental you keep next to your side as you dream a little dream.

Let's piddle around with bedside tables for a minute:

What do you think about.....

A console:

console side table

a writing desk:

writing desk bedside table

Skirted  (love that goose neck lamp!):

skirted bedside table

Vintage Trunks:

vintage trunks as bedside table

How about Built-ins?:

bed surrounded by built-ins

 a punch of color:

painted bedside table


white lacquer bedside table

As a Chest:
nailhead chest bedside table

Your options are limitless! Now, what about lighting?? Wall light? Table light?...think on it and I'll be back :)


Grouper, Snapper and Mahi, oh my!

Last week my parents took us to St. George Island to spend some time on the beach, on the water and eating some good seafood. If you like crowds, this beach is not for you. 
st. george island map
we were here.
They call it the forgotten beach, and honestly, I think they love it that way. Only a handful of restaurants to choose from and the hot spot at night was a karaoke bar where we saw some reeaaal potential . Uncle Bob and Tom gave George Strait a run for his money.

One of the coolest things we did while we were  there was deep sea fish. Captain Charlie took us way out in search of big daddy grouper. While in search we reeled in Snapper, King Mackerel and about 40 Mahi Mahi.  Needless to say we have a lot of fish to eat!

deep sea fishing gulf coast
Pops reeling in a Snapper! 

deep sea fishing florida gulf coast
Tayphill getting a nice size Snapper

deep sea fishing Florida Gulf Coase
Groupers are UGLY

deep sea fishing Florida Gulf Coast
A and John reeling in some big ones! A's grouper took the cake...

deep sea fishing Florida Gulf Coast
Beth was entertaining as usual. 

gulf coast fish
Check out all those fish!

sunset on the gulf coast
great boat ride back in to the bay

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