Friday, December 16, 2022

Merry Christmas from the Riddicks!

Awww how are we already here?! Today marks the start of our Christmas break over here, and I am going to take some time off to soak up every moment of this sweet season with Pierce and Jane and our families. 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Life Lately.

Happy Thursday!! I hope everyone is having a great week and staying warm and dry!! We are making the most of this dreary week in Nashville, and I thought today I'd share just a few pictures from the past few weeks...

Most of our days recently have really just looked like a lot of cozy moments at home, but I thought it would be sweet to share a few pictures and memories from this Christmas season! So here is just a little look into the Riddicks' life lately! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Christmas Ornaments

Good morning!! Happy Wednesday!! Today I thought another fun Christmas post would be to share a few of our favorite Christmas ornaments on here. I always LOVE looking at people's ornaments, as I just love how so many share such a special story. So today, I just chose a few to share! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Our Christmas Cards

Happy Tuesday!!! I thought today would be fun to share a few pictures of our Christmas cards throughout the years... This is our fifth Christmas as The Riddicks, so I don't have too many to share, but each come with such sweet memories, and I already just love looking back on the years, that seem to be flying by faster each year!! 

Monday, December 12, 2022

The Riddick Home for the Holidays

Happy Monday!!! We can't believe it is already Monday morning!! We had the best weekend and loved every minute of a fun Christmas weekend, with a night at church, a friend in town, and such a fun Dave Barnes Christmas concert! 

But today I thought it would be fun to open up our home and show you a little glimpse at The Riddick Home for the Holidays! I wish I could invite each of you in and have some hot tea and puppy chow by the fire, but for today, I thought these pictures would be the next best thing. So I hope you cozy up this morning with something warm and enjoy this small tour of the Riddick Home at Christmastime! 

Friday, December 9, 2022

Friday Favorites - 8 Months, Cozy Nights, and Simple Joys

Happy FRIDAY! Wow, what a week! Someone mentioned recently that it feels like we live in Seattle with all of our rainy days, and I couldn't agree more. Jane and I have made the most of it and still gotten out for a few walks, errands and trips to see friends, but we've also had our fair share of cozy afternoons and nights with Pierce after he got home from work. 

We are very much looking forward to the weekend though and hoping there is some sunshine soon in our future!! Here are just a few of our favorites this week as we are making our way through this December. I hope your days have been filled with small moments and lots of joy and coziness too!! 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

December Goals

Happy Thursday!! I thought today would be as good a day as ever to share some December goals on here! Even a few days into the month, I feel like it's still so good to reflect on all that these days hold...

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

A Few Favorite Christmas Crafts

Aww Happy Wednesday!! Today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite Christmas crafts that I've done in the classroom the past several years. One of just my favorite things ever is a sweet little homemade ornament, and now that I have Jane, I think my love for them has grown even more. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Christmas Fun

Happy Tuesday!! As we are walking into this Christmas season, I know this year specifically it's on so many hearts to slow down and celebrate the small things. Taking time to soak in time with family and savor Jesus and Him being our Savior. And today, as I share just a few of our favorite things at Christmas, I pray it provides a little joy on this rainy morning and maybe gives you a few ideas if you're looking for something fun to put on the calendar, but most of all, I pray it's just a sweet little place to come this morning for a little Christmas joy and fun. 

Also, as this is our first Christmas with Jane, I would just love to know your family Christmas traditions and what we should add to our list! 

Monday, December 5, 2022

A Riddick Christmas Weekend

Happy Monday Morning!! We are looking at a forecast of several rainy days ahead here in Nashville...and even though I'm not teaching this year, seeing those little snowflakes on the forecast is still just as exciting! But as the weather outside is cold and a little dreary, we are making the most of it cozied up inside enjoying this sweet Christmas season!! 

This weekend, we really did just that... 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Friday Favorites - Christmas, Jane, and Our Giveaway Winner!

Happy FRIDAY! We are so excited it's the weekend over here - we have a full schedule of putting the lights on outside and cozying up laying low this weekend, and we cannot wait. Today, I just have a few Friday Favorites for you. Things we are loving and enjoying this week, plus our sweet Etsy Giveaway WINNER!! Hope you enjoy!! 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hello December

December 1st. How are we already starting the last month of 2022?! Time has seriously flown... Now that we are starting December, I feel like there is always this small list in my head that grows faster the further we get into December...

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

What's Up Wednesday [November 2022]

Happy Wednesday!! For some reason, it pretty much already feels like December to me, but here we are celebrating the end of November! It's been a full month, but the first month in a while where we feel a little back to our pace that we can keep up with...just in time for the holidays and sprint that December usually is, right?! Hahaha

But here's just a little bit of what's been going on with us recently as we finish up this last day of November! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Our Laundry System

Happy Tuesday from a soon-to-be rainy Nashville! As I'm knee deep catching up on all things laundry and unpacking from our Thanksgiving week, I thought maybe it'd be the perfect time to take a slight pause on all things Holiday and Christmas to share our current laundry system with you incase you too are working on that this week.  It's also been one of my November goals, so it's been on my mind this month. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Christmas Giveaway πŸŽ„✨

Aww HAPPY MONDAY!!! And maybe the *official* start to the Christmas season πŸŽ‰ 

I hope everyone had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had the best week and just loved getting to see family and soak up Jane's first big holiday! It was the sweetest, and we're sad it's over, but I thought maybe we could make this gloomy Monday morning a bit more joyful with a fun little giveaway on here! 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Our Thanksgiving Favorites

Happy Friday!!! I can't believe next week, we are kicking off all of our Thanksgiving festivities... We love Thanksgiving week. Growing up, it was ALWAYS my favorite... I still dream about waking up on Thanksgiving morning... Out of school, Macy's Day Parade on, family together, the kitchen smelling amazing... We had fruit salad for breakfast and football on in the afternoon... It was just the perfect day in my mind. And it still is... Since Pierce and I have gotten married, it's turned into more of a "Thanksgiving week," but we still love it all the more! And we can't wait for Jane to experience this sweet week! 

As I started typing out Friday Favorites this week, I realized that basically, it was our Thanksgiving Favorites, so I decided to make it more of a Tidbits post and combine the two! So here are just a few little tidbits and favorites about our Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Favorite Gifts for Family and Close Friends

Happy Thursday!!! This is the last of my little Favorite Christmas Gift mini-series - thanks for all of your fun ideas to share!! I hope it's been sweet gathering some small ideas for your Christmas this year!
Today I just have a few simple things that are a little bigger/could be more meaningful if you're looking for someone in your family or a close friend! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Favorite Gifts For Teachers/Friends/Neighbors

Happy Wednesday, my friends! I am all turned around this week... First of all, how is Thanksgiving next week?! Second of all, I asked Pierce at dinner on Monday if it had been a busy week for him at work... He laughed and said, "Well, it's Monday." And yesterday, I proceeded to bring all the trash down in our house because I thought it was "Trash Day," which is Wednesday at our house... So...basically, I have no idea what day it is around here, much less what season πŸ˜‚

I've been reflecting on these little gifts we've given the past few years in hopes they would inspire me because my Christmas shopping is pretty much at zero right now... Maybe by the time December rolls around, my inspiration will be a little higher to find some fun things, but for now, I hope this week these little posts are giving you some creative ideas for gifting!
Today, I thought it'd be fun to collect a random assortment of things I've given/received as a teacher, friend, neighbor, small group member, etc. I must warn you that some of these are rather small, but sometimes those gifts can be just as fun to give and receive! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Favorite Gifts for Guys/Husbands/Dads

Good morning!! Happy Tuesday!! As I sit here and write this with some Christmas music playing in the background and a *half* decorated tree πŸ˜‚ I was thinking it would be fun to post some ideas of gifts I've gotten Pierce, our dads, brothers, brother-in-laws, etc the past few years! 

Thanks to everyone who gave so many great Holiday Post ideas yesterday! If you have more, feel free to add them here, and I'll try to get to as many as I can this year!! 
But this post is dedicated to all the guys who can be semi harder to buy, I don't have a million ideas for you, but I can share what I've gotten the past few years that have been some of my favorites and maybe it'll inspire you with some fresh ideas as the holidays are coming. Mainly, I just like thinking what would bless them in a creative and new way. So hopefully you find something that you can do the same for with your favorites. 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Monday Thoughts...

Happy Monday morning from a very cold Nashville, TN!! Somehow the temperature dropped 40° over the weekend here, but it was still the sweetest few days even through the cold! Hope you had a good weekend and are staying warm wherever you are this morning too!! 

This morning, I just have some random Monday thoughts for your day and a question for you too!! 

Friday, November 11, 2022

Friday Favorites [11.11.22]

We made it to Friday!! We are so looking forward to the weekend!! We have dinner planned with one of our favorite families in town, we are headed to one of my favorite places, and our home gets turned around for one of my favorite seasons... πŸŽ„ I think Jane can sense the joy in the air around here hahaha 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Life Lately 11.10.22

Happy Thursday!! We honestly love our Thursdays over here... This morning I thought it’d be fun to just document a little of what’s been going on around here. It’s honestly never really that exciting, but I know it’s in the day-to-day that the most joy and sweet memories can be found sometimes. 

So here’s a little look into our life lately. I hope yours has been filled with the same everyday sweetness as you go about your days too. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Let's Look - Shopping for Our Moms

Happy Wednesday!!! Well, today I thought it would be fun to link back up with a favorite blog link-up and today it's where we shop for our Moms... With Christmas around the corner, I thought I'd take you guys through a few things we have given my mom over the past few years... 

Pierce and I try to be intentional with our gifts/giving. It's one of my favorite things trying to brainstorm and come up with ideas for everyone in our families, and some years, I hit things spot on more than others, but we always try to enjoy a season just to love our people through giving. So, without furtherado, here are a few things we've given my mom! I hope these ideas inspire you in your next few Christmases, holidays, birthdays, and Mother's Days and mostly just encourage you to be creative and have fun in gifting to your friends and family!! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Family Beach Trip 2022

Happy Tuesday!!! Today I thought it would be fun to kick-off with a few pictures from our beach trip at the end of October. My family grew up regularly taking a beach trip in the fall, and we all came to love it so much. It's where my love for the beach really started and although now we've gone in so many different months, fall is still a special time...  
And for our little Jane, it seemed perfect too!! 

Monday, November 7, 2022

November Goals

Aww Happy Monday!!! The first one of November! We had the best weekend over here... It was our first one home just the three of us in quite some time so we just soaked it in...a rainy Saturday and cozy Sunday meant soup on the stove, a fire in the living room, You’ve Got Mail on Friday night and a little football to end the weekend. We loved every minute. 

Friday, November 4, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Favorites from the Past Four Years

Happy Friday!!! I thought I'd make today the last edition of this four part mini-series mixed with Friday Favorites for some of our favorite memories from the past four years... 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Our Wedding

Aww happy Thursday!! One week ago, Pierce and I were waking up at the beach on October 27th celebrating our fourth anniversary... Today, I thought it'd be the perfect time to share some sweet pics of that day four years ago for this little mini-series this week!! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Our Engagement

Happy Wednesday!!! Thanks for all of your sweet comments yesterday - it's so fun to be back!! Today I thought it'd be fun to share about our sweet May 26th, 2018... 
Pierce had been planning this day on the calendar for some time without me ever knowing... 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Our Dating Years

Happy Tuesday!!!! And Happy November!! Aww it feels so good to be back!! I missed being on here the past week - thanks for all of your messages and sweet comments... Taking the past week off reminded me how much I love this little space and all the processing and life that comes from writing these posts. Thanks for being here each morning with me!!!

We got back from our beach trip late Sunday night and spent yesterday settling back into Nashville life... It was such a great week with family - we laughed, laid in the sun, and spent most of the time watching Jane take in every aspect of beach life...she loved it and so did we!! 
While we were there, we celebrated our fourth anniversary, which was so fun and special, and I thought this week would be fun to do a four-part Tidbits About the Riddicks all about dating, engagement, wedding, and married life so far... I've had so many questions about all of those and thought this would be a fun week to walk down memory lane for a bit... 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Friday Favorites [10.21.22]

Happy Friday!!! The Riddicks are beach-bound today!! We are loading up the car and headed to Birmingham today to see some sweet friends, and then we're off to the beach with my family!!

I have some Friday Favorites for you today, and then I'll be taking next week off to enjoy some time with family! I hope you guys are having a great week and are finding simple joys in your own lives too as you soak in this fall season! Here's a little look into some of ours this past week ☺️

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Life Lately 10.20.22

Happy Thursday!! Our week is moving full speed ahead over here as we head into the last week of October next is that even possible?! 

Today I just have a little Life Lately around here...a few small moments in-between the busy of the past week of two... Hope you enjoy a little peek into the Riddick lives while you're balancing and finding small moments in yours too!! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Jackson’s Orchard 2022

Happy Wednesday!!! Hope it's beautiful wherever you are this morning!! It's gotten so chilly here recently, but we're soaking up all the fall left in this fun season for sure!! 

Today I thought it'd be fun to post a few pictures from our weekend at one of my favorite places, Jackson's Orchard. It's in Bowling Green, KY and a place that I've been spending a fall Saturday for as long as I can remember. My mom used to go when she lived in Bowling Green in college and when we were little, we'd make the trek down almost every fall to see some friends and experience Jackson's Orchard for a day. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Tidbits About the Riddicks - Our Home with Touches of Fall

Good morning!!! Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all are having a great start to your week!! We are still soaking in the weekend we had with sweet friends and family in town and looking forward to more family and our sweet week at the beach coming up soon...
But with the cooler weather moving in and the leaves quickly changing and dropping, I thought today would be a fun time to welcome y'all in again to our home in the fall... 

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Riddick Home - Our Updated Living Room

Happy Monday!! Today's a big day!!! After several, several weeks of this living room being under "construction," we finally have this little room mostly put back together. I wish I could open my doors and actually have you in for a cup of tea by the fire, but I thought welcoming you all in via this blog is the next best thing... 

So, I hope you settle in on this cozy Monday morning and enjoy a little update of the Riddick Home!!! 

Friday, October 14, 2022

Friday Favorites [10.14.22]

Happy happy FRIDAY!! Aww how are we flying through the month of October so fast?! I'm simultaneously trying to slow it down while also trying to soak in every moment and day of this fall season! 

We have friends and family in town this weekend and throughout the week and then we are off to the beach with my family to finish out the month, so today, I just have a few simple favorites from our past week just staying cozy at home...

Hope your week has been filled with simple blessings as well and you enjoy reading a few of ours this morning!!