Friday, July 30, 2021

Friday Favorites [7.30.21]

Happy Friday and 40th blog post of the Riddick Family Blog and last weekday of July!!! At the beginning of this month, I set out with a goal to write a blog post every weekday this month and I wasn't sure if I would make it, but it's been such a fun goal to have throughout the month....

I owe a huge thank you to everyone who's followed along this month and given so much encouragement - it's been fun to hear that you've loved to read it every morning. As school starts back up for me next week, I'll continue to be around on here, but it'll be a few less times per week. I hope you'll stick around for that though, and I would still love to be a part of your life as well!! 

Today I thought it would be fun to do a Friday Favorites on my favorites of blogging so far....

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Riddick Home - Our Kitchen

Happy Thursday and the last July edition of The Riddick Home! Today, welcome to our kitchen!  

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

What's Up Wednesday [7.28.21]

Happy Wednesday!!! As we are getting close to the end of July and as my goal to blog every week day during the month comes closer to finishing, I thought it would be fun to link up with one of the last parties for the month - What's Up Wednesday. Hope you enjoy these random and fun thoughts for the day!

What We've Been Eating:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Summer Reads 2021

Well, a few blogs I love do a book review every month, and I love getting new ideas for authors and books. So I thought it'd be fun to do a little post on the books I've read this summer... It's been a fun summer of books for me. A few new authors, a few classics, and a few great beach reads. Hope you enjoy this Summer Reads edition blog post! 

Monday, July 26, 2021

A Day in the Life [7.23.21]

Happy Monday!! I hope you guys had a great weekend!! Pierce and I successfully filled almost every hour with at least some Olympic sport - it's just too fun not to watch! 

But I thought I'd kick off today with a Day in the Life post. I've been wanting to do one of these all summer, and I realized Friday might be the last opportunity for one this summer since we will be with family this week. So I tried to snap some pictures throughout the day to give you all a little insight into our day. We didn't have much on the schedule, but we took the day as it came...hope you enjoy this Day in the Life!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Friday Favorites 7.23.21

Happy Friday!!! I hope you guys have had a great week! Ours was full of friends and community and lots of checking things off the summer to-do list before school starts back up. I thought I'd continue with Friday Favorites today and share a few of the things we are loving! Hope you enjoy and happy Opening Ceremonies tonight!! That is where you'll find us all weekend...we love the Olympics over here!! See you back here on Monday! Happy weekend! 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Riddick Home - Our Room

Happy Thursday and welcome to another day in the Riddick Home! I thought it would be fun to give an update on another room in our house...this time, our room. This is a fun one and has been a special place for me to get to put together... 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Past Summer Favorites

It's Wednesday in the middle of July, so in honor of the summer heat and sun and family vacations, I thought it might be fun to remember some of our past summer favorites. I love summer, and I love pictures...and I love remembering the sweetest times by going back through them. So I thought it could be fun to document a few of our favorite snapshots and memories from previous summers...hope you enjoy, and we would love to know what we should add to our summer bucket-list too!! 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday Talk...Hot Tea.

Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and a great start to the week. Mine was filled with family and friends and lots of sunshine. I'm back today though with another link up that I like to follow - "Tuesday Talk." As I was brainstorming topics, I stumbled on one that I get asked about all the time... Hot Tea.
I grew up having hot tea all the time, thanks to my sweet mom. She would always make us herbal hot tea at night if we ever had an upset stomach or didn't feel well. I always asked for "the purple tea" or "the pink tea," which I'll share below. She would drink earl grey in the mornings though and at some point in college, I started following in her footprints. She's taught me so much about tea throughout my years, so I thought it'd be fun to share a little of what I've learned and what we love! 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Friday Favorites 7.16.21


I can't believe it's already Friday!! Oh, we are so looking forward to this weekend. We have some friends coming over tonight, a Small Group Leader Training at our church tomorrow, and then our Small Group coming over on Monday for a grill-out and summer catch-up! Busy calendars, but we are looking forward to it all! I am taking the long weekend to enjoy some quality time, but will be back here on Tuesday for another post. I hope you enjoy our Friday Favorites and have a great weekend!!! 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Riddick Home - Our Study

Happy Thursday!! Last week, I shared a little post about our Living Room and so many people loved having a Riddick Home update, so I thought I'd keep it going with a little room in our house that we worked on last weekend... 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Let's Look...Bathroom Organization.

Well, this post is a little vulnerable for me...

When I decided to blog throughout the month of July, I told myself I would try all of the blog "link-ups" I like to follow. And on the the second Wednesday of the month, Shay and Erika, who have blogs that I love to read, do a "Let's Look..." post. I have loved looking at people's Christmas Cards, bedside tables, coffee bars, etc. But when I saw July........I have to admit that I was a tad nervous... "Bathroom Organization..." 

I kind of consider myself a semi-organized person...except for when it comes to cabinets, drawers, closets, and small things where I can put/hide things πŸ˜‚ Thank you, Mom, for teaching me this valuable skill bahahaha it is great for when you have company coming over, but not so great when you have a blog to write on bathroom organization...haha But these bathroom cabinets have been on my "to-do list" for far too long, so I took the opportunity to get something done that needed to be done. Every time Pierce would open one of these cabinets, I would hold my breath and look the other direction because I knew he was just as frustrated as I was as things would fall out 🀦🏼‍♀️πŸ˜‚  

Give me a can of paint, a blank wall to decorate or an empty bookshelf, and I'm all about it. But give me a cabinet that has way too many random miscellaneous items in it, and I kind of crumble....

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Our Favorite Trader Joe's Finds

Happy Tuesday!! Well, I love reading about other people's Trader Joe's finds, so I thought I could share some of ours too! We love Trader Joe's... Last fall, I had had a harder day at school, and Pierce took me to Trader Joe's after school to grab a snack... We really hadn't been much, and we just loved walking down the aisles looking at all the snacks. We usually try to eat pretty healthy. but that day, we decided to try a few things that looked and sounded so great. And some of those things have become somewhat of our "usuals" when we go. A lot of items are seasonal, so we try to find something new every time we go, but here is what was in our cart the last time we went! 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Our MEXICO Getaway ❤️☀️🌴 [Part Three]

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend. We enjoyed the lazy rainy days over here in Nashville and worked on a few house projects. I thought it’d be fun to start the week out sharing our last few days in Mexico...toward the end of our trip, we definitely were loving the sun and the ocean breeze and getting used to it as a way of life haha! But we were looking forward to being "back in the States" as I would say haha and enjoying a few weeks of summer at home too! 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Friday Favorites 7.9.21

Happy Friday!! Well, the Riddick Family Blog's first full week of blogging...thanks for following along! I thought it'd be fun to end the week again with our Friday Favorites. Hope you enjoy and happy weekend!!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Riddick Home - Our Living Room

One of the biggest questions I get from friends and family is, "Tab, what happened to your Riddick Home Instagram?!" I mean...I never imagined so many people would know and come to love that little space. I started it simply because we had just moved in and I LOVED putting our house together. I had just interned for a staging company that past summer and truly found so much joy in arranging and rearranging and painting and creating, and I wanted to remember that season of our life and the beginning stages of our home. And honestly, two and a half years later, I still find so much joy in making our house a home. There have been many times where I've thought about restarting that little Instagram page, and maybe I still will one day, especially knowing it was so loved by so many. But for now, I thought it could be fun to do a few posts of our home on here. 

I hope you enjoy this little living room tour! I tried to include the story behind a few of the pieces because that is always a fun part of putting a house together to me! Without further-ado, welcome to the Riddick Home!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Our Recent Amazon Favorites

Happy Wednesday! I thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite Amazon finds recently. This is another post I love to follow on other people's blogs, and I always get so many great ideas, so I hope it's fun getting a peek into some of our recent Amazon orders!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Fourth of July Weekend πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Happy 4th of July!! I'm not sure when I started loving this holiday so much...I think I just love that it's in the middle of summer, it's such a sweet time with family and it's a great reminder of so many of our blessings. This year we spent July 4th in Louisville with my family and had such a sweet weekend. 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Our MEXICO Getaway ❤️☀️🌴 [Part Two]

Happy Monday! We have been loving the 4th of July weekend over here. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ I thought I would hop back on here this morning though with part two of our Mexico trip! Honestly, I'm not sure how in one week I had enough pictures to make multiple posts, but somehow I did haha so, here is part 2! These days in the middle, we pretty much spent every minute on the beach, but I wanted to remember the sweetness of all the days, so here are a few beach pics! 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Friday Favorites 7.2.21

Well, in my attempt to blog throughout the month of July, I thought it would be fun to join in some of the fun posts that I love to look at it. I look forward to Friday Favorites on a few of my favorite blogs, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I don't know if I'll post every Friday, but here are some favorites from this week. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Our MEXICO Getaway ❤️☀️🌴 [Part One]

Happy July! We are loving summer over's just such a fun season. I made a goal to blog every weekday in the month of, here it goes. Not sure if I will make it every day, but I thought it would be fun to try to blog some of our memories for us to have to look back on. So, I'll be here most mornings if you want to follow along! First, I thought it would be fun to start with a little post about our Mexico getaway. ❤️

Goodness...our trip to Mexico was such a dream in a lot of ways. We had always dreamed of going to Europe this summer...we wanted a big travel extravaganza before we started praying about starting a family with little ones... But, the Lord had different plans in store for us. So, we packed our sandals and swimsuits and beach bags instead of our walking shoes and maps and backpacks, but we still brought our camera and were together with time off work, which made it just as sweet, and we were just as thankful.