Monthly Digest – January 2023

By | February 2, 2023

Here we are for another end of month summary. LIFE Happenings It’s been a pretty good month. Since I’m doing my Weekly highlight posts again you can see all the happenings here: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Loving I have used the Collect Photo Journal Diary App keep a photo from each… Read More »

Bridal Brunch

By | February 1, 2023

A couple weeks ago 4 of my dear friends threw a Bridal Brunch for Caitlyn. I am so thankful for good friends. Her Matron Honor has been so good to her. She got her these “Mrs” earrings. Here she is with her Bridal Party. All the details were perfect So much good food, which was… Read More »

Week 4::2023

By | January 31, 2023

Hey yall! Here’s my (Jan. 23-30, 2023) highlights… Monday, Rob and I took a day to go to Montgomery to see my Fibromaylgia doctor. He was so happy with my how my health journey has gone since the last visit. Exercise, less sugar, less gluten, less carbs. He told me to go tell all my… Read More »

Week 3::2023

By | January 23, 2023

With last week (Jan. 16-22, 2023) starting off with a holiday on Monday, those weeks often are the slowest weeks ever. I was happy that it seemed more normal and didn’t drag and drag. Our week started off with having the day off. Rob, Caitlyn, and I met at Amsterdam Cafe for our tasting. This… Read More »

Carnival Glory:Day 6:Cozumel

By | January 21, 2023

Today we’re continuing to share about our Back 2 Back cruises. Day 6 was the last port of call day for that 1st cruise. We’ve been to Cozumel several times as its a popular port of call. We weren’t scheduled to be able to get off the ship until 10am. This has it’s pros and… Read More »

How to Make Cooking With Your Partner More Fun

By | January 20, 2023

If you’re looking to make cooking more exciting, then why not consider cooking with someone? Better yet, why not cook with your partner? While cooking with someone can sometimes be a tad stressful, it doesn’t always have to be the case. Here are some great tips for enjoying it. Engage all of your senses When… Read More »

Carnival Glory:Day 5:Grand Cayman

By | January 19, 2023

Writing about a 2 week vacation is daunting! Especially when you’re trying to do it 6 months after the fact. Luckily I have a few notes from each day jaunted down during the trip to help me remember some of the details. Let’s jump into Day 4 of our Back to Back Cruise on the… Read More »

Week 2::2023

By | January 18, 2023

I can’t decide if January is flying by or not. Here we are for Week 2 highlights (Jan. 9-15, 2023). At work we usually do a yearly department photo around Christmas, but we all had differing schedules. We ended up having to do the Monday we came back to work after being off 2 weeks.… Read More »

Week 1::2023

By | January 17, 2023

I have wanted to get back to writing weekly posts for quite awhile now. I just haven’t been able to put that routine back into place. As mentioned before, I’ve been super occupied with wedding planning and life in general, so I haven’t been able to sit down and think about how I want to… Read More »

Planning A Family Vacation Everyone Can Enjoy

By | January 16, 2023

One of the bigger challenges of planning a family vacation is that you’ve got so many interests to look out for. Depending on the ages of your kids, those can be incredibly varied. At a certain age, everyone can appreciate getting away from the usual daily routine, but until then many families struggle to find… Read More »

Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Winter Party

By | January 12, 2023

Getting married in the colder months is much cheaper, and maybe it’s your birthday sometime between December and March. So, there may be a need for an outdoor winter party. Embrace the Ice and Cold There’s nothing you can do about the cold weather outside. So why not embrace it. Perhaps have your guests attend… Read More »

Top Tips For Planning A Smooth Trip

By | January 11, 2023

Traveling can be an incredible journey and a great way to learn about new places, cultures, and ways of life. But even though traveling is a lot of fun, it also comes with a lot of challenges. Whether you’re going on a long trip or just getting away for the weekend, here are some top… Read More »

3 Healthy Meals Your Family Will Love

By | January 10, 2023

Finding meals your kids will enjoy can often be difficult. Many folks knows what it’s like to raise a fussy eater, and it can be even worse when you’re trying to keep things healthy. Cooking healthy meals your family will love can feel impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. All you’d need to do… Read More »

Monthly Digest – December 2022

By | January 7, 2023

LIFE Happenings So December is always a busy time, but this December was even more action packed that I would prefer. Started off with a mammogram. Love the cute, pink shirts they have instead of the typical hospital gown. We have a new branch hospital in Auburn, which is where they have the Breast Health… Read More »

Site looks different

By | January 6, 2023

Thanks for visiting A Camera & A Cookbook! If you’re reading this and seeing that my site looks totally different right now, it’s because my old theme died causing a fatal error. I found this theme that looks quite similar. This is not the project I was wanting right now… However, I’ll be working the… Read More »

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2022

By | December 31, 2022

Happy New Year, Yall! Here we are another year down. No truer words were said than the days are long, but the years are fast. This post shares my memories, dreams, and reflections from this year. I got the idea from Ashley’s blog, which is no longer updated. See the bottom of the post for… Read More »

Super Steak Side Dishes You’ll Love

By | December 30, 2022

One dish you should never get wrong is steak. If you are serving steak at a dinner party or just a Friday night with your friends, you should consider what you are offering on the side of it that will make you and your guests feel like you are seated in a fabulous steak restaurant.… Read More »

Christmas Day 2022

By | December 29, 2022

Christmas Day we had a set time for the boys to come over. Alex had spent the night over and Drew’s on Christmas Eve. We started the morning as always with Apple Dumplins’, Sausage Balls, and store bought Cinnamon Rolls (for Alex). Then we took our family pics as always. So my big Christmas present… Read More »

5 Ingredients For The Perfect Dinner Party

By | December 29, 2022

Hosting a dinner party is a lot of fun and a great way to spend time with your friends and family. It’s also a great way to show off your cooking skills and dazzle people with your recipes. While the thought of a cool dinner party is fun and fabulous, make no mistake – it’s… Read More »

Leading up to Christmas 2022

By | December 28, 2022

This Christmas season was had many differences for us. I felt behind pretty much until Christmas Day. What got me behind is that I was in charge of a big party for our scout troop, which occurred on Dec. 15th. We did get our house decorated early December, which was good. However, usually the week… Read More »