A {Re}Introduction of Sorts


As I am currently trying to work myself out of a severe blogging drought, a reintroduction post seems not only fitting, but easy.

Just keeping it real.


name // Hi. My name is Maggie.

what you should know about me // I am thankful to be a Southerner, but prefer cold weather over hot.  Fall and Christmas are synonymous with happiness for me, but try my hardest to not rush either. My feelings towards Taylor Swift crossed over the "this is not normal" line a loooong time ago.  I often say reality has no place in my world and that I prefer dogs over people...I can neither confirm nor deny these are resoundingly true most days.  I blame my mother for my obsession to collect Christmas items, coffee mugs and candles.

loves of life // Above all else, Jesus. My husband. Our dogs. Our friends & family. My nephew.

home // Charlotte is where our roots are, but in my heart it's Nashville.  Remember the reality not having a place in my world...

dream job // Ideally, a guitar playing sportswriter.  Wish me luck.

other half // My sweet husband, Andrew, holds my heart fully and completely.  We said "I do" over six years ago and I still have moments where I have to blink and remind myself this is my life.  It's not always sweet, but it's always real and it's ours.

favorite food // I love groups of food...Mexican, all pumpkin flavored things, really good pizza, breakfast food. You get the point.

books // This is above and beyond the hardest thing for me to put into concise sentences. Ever. Books are my escape from the "real world." Also, I am a preteen when it comes to some of my favorites; The Divergent series, Harry Potter, Hunger Game series, etc. The way I see it, life is serious enough.

favorite quote // To me, fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death...Be brave, and you'll have the time of your life. - Taylor Swift

why I blog // When I started blogging, I really wasn't sure where it would take me, if anywhere, and so I really didn't have a direction.  For awhile, I focused too much on comments, number of followers, etc.  I have finally realized, and have stated many times in various posts, this blog is for me. I have never had a sponsored post, probably never will and that's okay.  I don't do outfit posts (y'all really don't want to look to me for fashion tips) or show of Pinterest worthy decor/recipes. What I do do is ramble, make grammatical errors and post a lot of pictures, and I must say, I do it very well.


So, that's me...tell me about you! It's easy to get wrapped up in reading someone's words and forgetting there is a person on the other side of the screen, and truly, "meeting" people is easily one of the best parts of blogging.


Weekend Recap (x2)!


How in the world we just finished the last weekend in September is beyond me.  But, nevertheless, that is supposedly what just happened.  I may or may not sometimes believe calendars lie.  I have no proof, but I'm working on it.

The past couple of weekends have been pretty great and I hate I didn't make time to write more.  Eh, par for the course at this point I suppose.  However, this is no time to sit and stew on "what could've been," so moving on to the recaps/the most pictures you may have ever seen in a post!

The Friday before last, I met my mom at my grandparents for the night before heading up to Boone for the weekend.  I always love spending time with my grandparents and I am so unbelievably thankful for them.  Also, loved having this view to start what would be an awesome weekend.

We got to Boone a little before 10 and spent the better part of the morning walking through King Street.  My mom hadn't spent a lot of time in Boone prior to this, so it was fun pointing out different things to her and showing her the stores I visited all to frequently for four years of my life.  We didn't buy many things, but I did buy these beauties!

I had been wanting some true cowboy boots for awhile and they have not disappointed.

After a thorough tour of King Street, we went to Cafe Portofino (yum) for lunch before walking on campus for a bit.  I'm pretty sure my mom's favorite part was visiting the ducks.

That evening was spent doing what I believe is a must anytime I go to Boone; driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I can't explain it, but despite not living there for over six years, I feel home when I am in Boone and I think being on the Parkway is a big part of that.  It may sound odd to some, but as I said, I can't explain it. This time, one of the best parts of being there was spending it with my mom, who was so clearly having fun, it just made my heart happy.

It was a truly wonderful weekend and I consider myself beyond blessed to spend this time, in this place, with my amazing mother!

Now, on to the second weekend recap (take heart, this past weekend's recap will have significantly less pictures)!

I often joke that Eric Church is Andrew's Taylor Swift.  For some reason, he hates this comparison. Not sure why, but regardless, he is a big Eric Church fan, and this weekend's main event was his concert Saturday night.  But before that happened, we finally got Andrew a new car!  This was a long time coming and very much needed.  I didn't get a shot of the car itself, but in this picture that is mostly us, you can see it :)

Eric Church, no surprise, was amazing.  He is always so pumped and seems to genuinely love what he does. If not, he missed his calling and should be an actor.

 If you made it this far, I applaud you and leave you with this final picture that encompasses all things cute.

Happy Monday and second to last day of September, y'all!


Oh Hey September


So, we're halfway through the ninth month of 2014, and though I'm normally a little indifferent towards September, I am kinda loving it this year.  This unofficial start to fall started a bit too warm for me, but as I write this, the windows are open, football is on the t.v. and all is right in the world.

This past week could not have been more awesome and should the rest of the month goes as planned, it may just go down as one of my favorites for the year...

Boone, football and friends
Ed Sheeran
Fun with our nephew
Most of September may technically be summer, but it surely produces autumn dreams.  Fall is such an awesomely delicious, beautiful season and Pinterest does little to nothing to lessen my love for this next season

Essie Bahama Mama//Pumpkin Pots de Creme//Creamy Tomato Soup//Plaid Shirt

I said here that I wanted to be more brave and to exercise my ability to be selfish with this blog, and I have high, hopefully realistic, hopes I will take full advantage of it this coming season.  There are so many fun things fall brings with it, I will be nearly impossible NOT to write.  I often view this space of mine as a digital scrapbook and I believe it will invaluable for the next several weeks.

This quote pretty much sums up the mindset I want to take for the rest of the year

Happy Monday, all!
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