• Faith,  Heart-Talk,  Lifestyle

    Early Birthday with The Yellow Elephant

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you shop through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for your support! Next up in our Babes Support Babes Series, is my sweet friend Heather Falls from The Yellow Elephant – a Chloe & Isabel Boutique. She sent me a beautiful Peridot birthstone ring and convertible earrings for my birthday next month. Heather joined the jewelry company nearly 5 years ago, in search of a creative outlet.  She’d been working 4 jobs and needed something new, something fun. She found Chloe & Isabel, and has since become one of Tuscaloosa’s top-performing stylists. “It…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Dip from the Measure Me Whole Kitchen

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for the support!  In a few months, Coffee on the Couch reaches a huge milestone – it’s first birthday! Many bloggers celebrate with those huge gold number balloons, and I probably will too. But first, I wanted to thank everyone who’s helped me along this journey. Kaili, from Measure Me Whole, is a military wife and Certified Nutritionist whom I met early on in this blogging thing and I love her holistic wellness advice and recipes, so I know you will too! A few weeks ago,…

  • Family,  Fri-Yay Five,  Lifestyle,  Wedding

    The Ugly Truth about Wedding Food

    This post contains affiliate links. If you shop through them, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. All photos here by: christin + chris.  Do you ever know exactly what you want – but no clue how to get it? That’s the position Cole and I found ourselves in when attempting to choose a caterer for our wedding. We knew we wanted Texas BBQ for the rehearsal dinner since he’s from Texas, and cajun food at the wedding, since I’m from Louisiana. The BBQ was easy – Bodacious, a local favorite, catered several of my birthday parties growing up, and even my high school graduation.…

  • Faith,  Family,  Lifestyle

    Learning to Love the Outdoors

    As an only child until almost 12, I spent a lot of my childhood playing alone. My sweet parents gave me a three story Barbie Dreamhouse – so tall I couldn’t even reach the top floor – but one of my favorite past times was hooking bits of lunchmeat on a safety pin, tying it to a fishing line, and catching crawfish out of the ditches. I wasn’t a tomboy, but I loved being outside. YouTuber nitro3899 Ditch Fishing My grandpa loves to tell the story of taking me fishing on the creek when I was around 7 years old. I slipped down the slick muddy bank and fell on…

  • Travel

    Weekend Getaway

    Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links, meaning I will earn a small commission on purchases made, at no additional cost to you. Thanks! If you’ve been here awhile, you know that Cole works away from home about three weeks out of the month; so trying to coordinate our schedules to plan any sort of extensive getaway is nearly impossible. His work ethic is bar none and he doesn’t believe in taking vacation days. Seriously, after our wedding, we took a 2-day mini-moon to a town about an hour away from home so he could be back at work without missing a beat. His drive is part of what I love…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Natural Deodorant

    Disclaimer: This post is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your physician in all health matters.  The weather’s heating up, and pits are getting sweaty – but if you’re like me, you’d kinda rather be smelly than use traditional deodorants. For good reason. Sorry hubs. Though the National Cancer Institute denies that traditional deodorants and antiperspirants are linked to breast cancer, and the American Cancer Society even calls the link a rumor – many scientists believe otherwise and studies have shown a relationship between the two. Underarm skin is soft, thin, and even more susceptible after shaving. Depending on the formulation of…

  • Family,  Lifestyle

    Sentimental Staples with Stella & Dot

    Disclaimer: I received both necklaces, featured here, in exchange for my honest review. Additionally, this post contains affiliate links – meaning that I will earn a small commission if you shop through them. Thanks so much! Last week, Cole and I celebrated 3 months of marriage. His aunt took us out to dinner and asked how married life is. She wanted to know how we’re adjusting to living together. We just laughed. I said – “Well, I don’t think we really know.” A few days after we got married, Cole started a new job and stayed in West Texas for over a month. So establishing a routine of living together…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Dementia: Finding your Purpose

    Today, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on an experience I had a few weeks ago and introduce you to Rivet Revolution –  a brand that advocates for Alzheimer’s Awareness. Last month, I attended the second annual Dementia Boot Camp in Tyler, Texas. Pharmacy, nursing, and OT students underwent a Virtual Dementia Tour where we had a spiky plastic insert placed in our shoes, large gloves on our hands, a head set with distracting noises placed over our ears, and colored glasses that simulated tunnel vision over our eyes. Then, we were verbally given a list of tasks to complete and evaluated on our performance. Out of my…

  • Fashion

    Fashion Friday- Betsy Boo’s Boutique

    Hi y’all! Happy Friday- we made it to the weekend and I can’t wait to share a new online boutique with y’all. Today we’ll go through an entire outfit, from earrings to shoes, all from Betsy Boo’s! Now if you’re like me and ate way too many Valentine goodies yesterday, the last thing you wanna think about right now is squeezing into a pair of skinny jeans. But these dark wash skinnies have plenty of stretch! They are a thick denim, but still comfy and easy to move in. I rolled mine up because I’m so short, but they great uncuffed, and I love that they aren’t ripped or distressed!…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Endo Warriors – My Experience with Livia

    This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you! After starting my period during Spring Break of fifth grade, I missed an entire week of school because my cramps and headaches were so bad that I vomited off and on for days. Two years later, I went on birth control in hopes of controlling my terrible cycles. I felt so weird being on the pill at twelve years old, but we had tried everything and this was only other option my doctor offered. I was miserable during the 10-14 days that my period lasted and…