My Summer 2018 Plans

Gosh. This Summer is bound to be one to remember. I have so much planned, and I just hope I get to do it all.

Disclaimer: I am in no way trying to brag. I just wanted to update you guys on my life.

Concerts and Concerts GALORE. I am so thankful to be able to go see some of my absolute favorite bands/artists this summer. I was able to get a Country Megaticket. I am so excited to see all of the artists with a variety of my favorite people. From Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney in early Summer to Dierks Bentley and everyone in between.

Hiking and other Outdoor Adventures. I am hoping to be able to go hiking with my brother quite a bit this Summer as well as visiting some other fun other sights in NC.

Movies. I am very interested in going to a local Drive-In movie theater, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to do that.

Carowinds. I also want to go to Carowinds at least once this Summer, but I am not sure I will get to do that either.

Beach. I have a beach trip planned in mid-August and I literally cannot wait. I love the beach so much (as you all know).

All in all, this Summer will prove to be one of the best ones yet.

Stay Golden,


From the Girl Who Can’t Live Without Her Parents

Honestly, I don’t understand how parents can be so different sometimes. There are parent who don’t care to be involved in their kid’s life, there are parents who won’t back off of their kids, there are parents who can’t spend time with their kids because they work to pay the bills, and there are so many more variations of parents and how they treat their kids.

Having the parents that I do, I could never give them up. I mean, I did move away, but I still see them every week. I literally cannot imagine having to live without my parents. Judge me if you want, but I think that my parents are my best friends.

I mean is there a better best friend than a parent who truly cares about you and your wellbeing? I think not. My parents are always going to be by my side and they would never do anything to hurt me. They are always going to be there for me. They are always going to support me. They are always going to LOVE me.

You can sit there and argue that your best friend is always going to be there, but let’s face it… friendships end on whims, they end because of petty fights, and they end because they just weren’t meant to last. Friendships are for years where family is for a lifetime.

I don’t care what anyone has to say about me or the way I live my life. All I know is that I would never give up the time that I get with my family for anything in this world.

I love you Mama and Daddy (and Justin too).

Stay Golden,


This Southern Girl’s Fall Favorites

Idk about you, but Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Halloween is upon us, apple cider season, my birthday, and Thanksgiving. Here’s a list of some of my favorite things this Fall. 


Stranger Things

apple cinnamon jar candle
Glade’s Apple Cinnamon Candle


cashmere woods jar candle

Glade’s Cashmere Woods Candle
cider candleWalmart’s Mainstays Brand Mulled Cider Candle
CAROHER WT127641CF OP7Carolina Heritage Vineyard’s Apple Pie Spiced Apple Wine


Alpine Spiced Apple Cider


Thomas Rhett’s New Album: Life Changes










Stay Golden,


Repost: “15 Reasons Why You Should Date a Southern Girl”

My beautiful roommate, Raegan, posted this earlier in the year, and I really wanted to post it here so that y’all could see how wonderful she is (and how accurate this is) Love ya Rae! Check her out on The Odyssey Online and Her Own Personal Blog.
Southern girls will rock your world and impress your Mama.
The south has a lot to offer, and if you find the right girl, you might just end up staying! My county has a saying: a place to visit, a place to love, a place to live. So if you are still looking for the right place to live, and the right girl for you, here are 15 reasons you should date a southern girl, especially if she is from North Carolina.

1. Southern Accents

N.C. accents are actually quite cute. Southern belles with a drawl will keep a smile on your face!


2. The Sayings

The endless country sayings will have you laughing on the floor, and you will probably end up using a few yourself.


3. Family Recipes

Date a girl who has the secret pie recipe from her grandmother. At a young age, girls are taught that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.


4. Beach or Mountains, Take Your Pick

One of the great things about North Carolina is that you can turn a weekend into a quick vacation to either the mountains or the beach! Both are just a few hours away, and are perfect day trip dates.


5. Sporting Events

Here in the south, we go crazy over our football, baseball, and basketball games. We go all out! It isn’t an unusual sight to see someone decked out in camo. Also, during football season, Friday night dates are nonexistent. Unless you count watching the game as a date.


6. The Scenery

You don’t have to go down the road far until you run into a picturesque sight. Taking the scenic route on a date is a popular and romantic option.


7. Country Music

We sing it and dance to it. Country girls know how to shake it!


8. Charming Manners

Yes mam, no sir, please, and thank you. We know them all and know how to show respect when you bring us home to meet the parents.


9. Family Loyalty

Family ties run deep and when you get involved with a southern girl, just know that you quickly become a part of the family as well.


10. Sugar, Spice, But Not Always Nice

We’re cute. We’re sweet, but if you push us too far, we take a baseball bat to your truck….Just kidding! But, we aren’t scared to let our tempers fly when things are taken too far. Mama didn’t raise a pushover.


11. Sweet Tea

Ah, come to the south where the tea is sweet, but the girls are sweeter!


12. Cowgirl Attire Is Cute

Because who doesn’t love a girl in boots and a hat?


13. Can Handle The Heat

It gets super hot during the summer, but we know how to handle it and stay cool when you are sweating like a pig.


14. Just Enough Sass

We come with just enough sass to keep you on your toes. Besides, it would be boring if we weren’t sassy!

15. She’ll Go To Church With You

My favorite thing for a guy to say to me. One of the most important things you can do together as a couple and the hardest part is trying to decide whether you attend yours or her church each Sunday!”


Source: The Odyssey Online; 15 Reasons Why You Should Date a Southern Girl


What to Know When Dating an NC Girl

They love love love BBQ. From your everyday restaurant to your back yard pig pickin’, they can’t get enough pig.


Source: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours Website


They love their music. Hint: Scotty McCreery is from NC and they probably love him and country is potentially their favorite genre.


Source: Pinterest


They can’t get enough Chicken n’ Biscuits. Preferably from Bojangles.


Source: The Tasting Buds Blog


Everything is better in a Mason Jar. EVERYTHING.




Sweet tea is and will always be the best drink. Don’t you dare give her unsweet tea.




You better not interrupt her while she’s watching her college basketball. That’s a fact.




You know she’s either an NC State, Duke, or UNC Fan. And you better like the same team. (I actually like both State and UNC)


Source: The Odyssey Online Blog


You better not interrupt her while she’s watching the Panthers dominate. And I mean DO NOT.


Source: Carolina Panthers Website


Better hope she doesn’t ever tell you “Bless Your Heart” That’s our way of saying you are an idiot and need to shut up.




Y’all is constantly in our vocabulary. Get used to it.




“Esse quam videri” This is the state motto and it means “to be rather than to seem”.  So you never have to worry if the person you’re dating is who they say they are. They really are exactly who they say.



Stay Golden,



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