k+b barn wedding details

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k+b= BEST DAY EVER!!

Today I am sharing a few of the barn wedding details that made this day so perfect!

What a wonderful wedding to be a part of!

For starters getting to work with the amazing Monica Reid was a pleasure!

She captured the moment perfectly and I highly reccomend her!

Second, the location…

ceramony

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perfection!

and yes, it is a beautiful pond in the background.

How about the amazing vintage church pews?!

here’s a close up of the alter area

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the bride’s daddy made this for her!

Kayleigh and her sweet Mama love to thrift and the found the doors at a local habitat store

and with a little crativity and lots of love this was created!

the reception

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the barn was just the perfect place

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the touches of GOLD & GLITTER really tied everything together!

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dance floor

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newlywed’s table

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the sweets

eats & drinks

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cake from yours truly

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Love the desert tables! Lot’s of wonderful choices!

Looking for a wedding planner? You should call me! I am a full service wedding planner and can do as little or as much as you need to make your day perfection!

I can make your vision a reality!

Like this location?

You too can have your wedding on the beautiful farm and we can take care of ALL the details for you!!

Currently booking for 2015.

xoxo. Mama Bird

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The Click & Chat Social Media Link up Party #15!

Thank you so much for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up Party!

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This month we are excited to announce that this linkup will appear on 13 amazing blogs!! That is 13 times the exposure for you and your links!

We are also looking for co-hosts for the coming up months, so if you are interested please contact either Amber or Kim on any of their social media and we will chat about it!

We will also have a featured blogger every week. Being chosen for our featured blogger spot means that we will share your picture (or logo) and your social media links just to let even more people see your awesome blog! To be considered for that spot you must have shared about the link up on at least one of your social medias and of course had good blogging manners and followed or liked the hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias.

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Making My Apt a Home

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Amber- Adventures In Mindful Living / Kim- This Ole Mom /

Sarah-Life in a Breakdown / Molly- Rose and Odin / Kat-MamaBirds Nest /

Patty-How Sweet it Is / Bonnie-Lady Blogger / Sarah-Baking with Mom

Katie- A Little Pinch of Perfect / Miranda- Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Crystal- Hugs and Tugs Mom Reviews /Brenda- Daily Mayo /RebeccaFuture

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2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends! Make sure to visit some other links on any list you leave your link on!This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve! You are all awesome- now go meet some other awesome people! Now if you want to be super awesome you can always tweet, share,+, or pin this link up!

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The Click & Chat Social Media Link up Party #16!

Thank you so much for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up Party!

We are all about networking and helping you grow your social media numbers!

This month we are excited to announce that this linkup will appear on 13 amazing blogs!! That is 13 times the exposure for you and your links!

We are also looking for co-hosts for the coming up months, so if you are interested please contact either Amber or Kim on any of their social media and we will chat about it!

We will also have a featured blogger every week. Being chosen for our featured blogger spot means that we will share your picture (or logo) and your social media links just to let even more people see your awesome blog! To be considered for that spot you must have shared about the link up on at least one of your social medias and of course had good blogging manners and followed or liked the hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias.

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Echo- Domain of the Mad Mommy

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Now come and meet your hosts and co-hosts!

13 blogs = 13xs the exposure for your blog! Ready to grow your social medias? Then come on by and link up at the Click and Chat Social Media link up party!

Amber- Adventures In Mindful Living / Kim- This Ole Mom /

Sarah-Life in a Breakdown / Molly- Rose and Odin / Kat-MamaBirds Nest /

Patty-How Sweet it Is / Bonnie-Lady Blogger / Sarah-Baking with Mom

Katie- A Little Pinch of Perfect / Miranda- Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Crystal- Hugs and Tugs Mom Reviews /Brenda- Daily Mayo /RebeccaFuture

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2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends! Make sure to visit some other links on any list you leave your link on!This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve! You are all awesome- now go meet some other awesome people! Now if you want to be super awesome you can always tweet, share,+, or pin this link up!

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The Click & Chat Social Media Link up Party #15!

Thank you so much for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up Party!

We are all about networking and helping you grow your social media numbers!

This month we are excited to announce that this linkup will appear on 13 amazing blogs!! That is 13 times the exposure for you and your links!

We are also looking for co-hosts for the coming up months, so if you are interested please contact either Amber or Kim on any of their social media and we will chat about it!

We will also have a featured blogger every week. Being chosen for our featured blogger spot means that we will share your picture (or logo) and your social media links just to let even more people see your awesome blog! To be considered for that spot you must have shared about the link up on at least one of your social medias and of course had good blogging manners and followed or liked the hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias.

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Dana- Chocolate and Sunshine

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Sarah-Life in a Breakdown / Molly- Rose and Odin / Kat-MamaBirds Nest /

Patty-How Sweet it Is / Bonnie-Lady Blogger / Sarah-Baking with Mom

Katie- A Little Pinch of Perfect / Miranda- Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Crystal- Hugs and Tugs Mom Reviews /Brenda- Daily Mayo /RebeccaFuture

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2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends! Make sure to visit some other links on any list you leave your link on!This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve! You are all awesome- now go meet some other awesome people! Now if you want to be super awesome you can always tweet, share,+, or pin this link up!

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Carolina Salsa

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Carolina Salsa is my all time favorite (non tomato) salsa!

I made my television debut with this salsa.

In the salsa showdown on Carolina Today! You can read about that here!

Carolina Salsa has been around the Hickory party circuit for as long as I can remember.

I can’t even recall the 1st time I had it. But, I can recall my instant love for this salsa.

It is SO EASY and can be made any time of the year since you can use the can corn.

You can really zip up the recipe by using fresh sweet corn!

My sister and her family adore this recipe because, as strange as it is to me, they do not like tomaotes.

A sin in my opinion!

The even better part about this yummy? It is easy on the waistline.

Are you impressed?

What’s your go to salsa? Do you make fresh? Please share your favorite salsa recipe with me and look for my Salsa Roundup coming soon!

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Carolina Salsa

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans mexi corn. drained and rinsed

1 large or 2 small cucumbers, peeled and chopped

1/2 red onion chopped fine

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

2 T sugar

Mix everything together. Trust me on this part make it the morning of or the night before you want to eat it.

I promise you will not regret this step!

It just gets better the longer it sits and the flavors all meld together.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

I am currently crushing on the multi grain tortillas.

Carrot Apple Zinger Juice

carrot apple

Today’s CARROT APPLE Zinger Juice {Liquid Goodness}  and it was delish!

Funny thing is, it was an accident. I always use some ruffage and I ran out!

I do typically always use a huge amount of greens. My new fav is Super Greens that come in a HUGE bag.

It contains spinach. kale, beet greens, all sorts of yummy goodness.

What are you favorite ingredients for JUICING?

I really have become obsessed with juicing and all the benefis that come along with it.

My EYES the blue &  the whites of them, Sparkle. Skin looks fab.

I stay full and feel full all morning.

Carrot/Apple Zinger Juice

2 green apples

4 carrots

sliver of ginger

1/2  lemon

Run everything through your juicer and boom, there is the liquid goodness.

Juicing is fantastic and I will be sharing lots of yummy recipes to keep you coming back for more!

Here is the recipe for my go to GREEN JUICE 

Do YOU? What’s your favorite combo?

Patty Pan Squash Salad

patty pan

 Patty Pan Squash Salad is my newest creation from this weeks CSA!

 I adore trying new recipes and am challenging myself to make up something new every week!

Patty Pan is a yellow squatty looking squash with similar taste and texture to it’s cousin the yellow aka summer squash.

The combo of the textures and flavors make this a winner.

Perfect addition to any summer meal.

Perfect.

Enjoy.

You are Welcome!

Patty Pan Squash Salad

yep, it was a hot salad and oh my it was awesome!!

And comes together in under 15 mins, doesn’t get much easier than that!!

Shout out to the amazing Wild Pilgrim Farmstand for all the veggies!

Ok back to the creation.

Patty Pan {squash} Salad

3 patty pan squash, washed and cubed

1/2 large Vidalia (sweet) onion, chopped

1/2 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half

1 T olive oil

fresh thyme, chopped

 1 -2 splashes balsamic vinegar

1 T feta cheese (trying to eat super healthy so feel free to add more or less)

Heat oil to medium/high saute onion for 2-3 mins, add squash, cook for apx 7 mins until the squash start to have a little color.

 Then add fresh thyme, salt & pepper to taste.

Just before serving add tomato, splash of balsamic, &  top with feta.

I am LOVING having the CSA box from Wild Pilgrim Farm 

look  for weekly veggie post throughout the summer

xoxo, Mama Bird

ENJOY!

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Thank you so much for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up Party!

We are all about networking and helping you grow your social media numbers!

This month we are excited to announce that this linkup will appear on 11 amazing blogs!! That is 11 times the exposure for you and your links!

We are also looking for co-hosts for the coming up months, so if you are interested please contact either Amber or Kim on any of their social media and we will chat about it!

We will also have a featured blogger every week. Being chosen for our featured blogger spot means that we will share your picture (or logo) and your social media links just to let even more people see your awesome blog! To be considered for that spot you must have shared about the link up on at least one of your social medias and of course had good blogging manners and followed or liked the hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias.

Ready to meet this weeks featured blogger?

Theresa Begin

My Photo

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Go on by and say hi and check out all of her great social media links!

Now come and meet your hosts and co-hosts!

11 blogs = 11xs the exposure for your blog! Ready to grow your social medias? Then come on by and link up at the Click and Chat Social Media link up party!

Amber- Adventures In Mindful Living / Kim- This Ole Mom /

Sarah-Life in a Breakdown /Kate-Life as I know it /

RebeccaFuture / Patty-How Sweet it Is /

Bonnie-Lady Blogger / Sarah-Baking with Mom

Kat-MamaBirds Nest / Leia- Eat it and Say Yum

Leilani & Emily-Just a Touch of Crazy

 

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Green Juice

green juice

Today’s Liquid Goodness I call my Morning Juice.

This green juice is the base for almost all my juices.

spinach & green apple = great combo

coconut water &  lemon = freshness

I use the coconut water at the very end to push out the left over juice and personally think this has been my best move yet!

I love a squeeze of lemon in every juice because I love the clean tart taste and adore lemon on anything and everything!

Then mix and match and experiment with the other elements.

GOOD MORNING JUICE

2 huge handfuls spinach

1 green apple

1 nectarine (this is the variable)

sliver of ginger

wedge of lemon

apx 1/4 cup coconut water

This is my FAVORITE recipe.

I vary the nectarine. I use peach, strawberry, pineapple, blueberries, the possibilities are endless.

Do you juice?

What’s your favorite combo?

JUICING IS GOOD!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

perfect {Southern} green beans

green beans

These are the most perfect Southern style green beans you have ever had!

And when you see how easy they are to prepare you will want to make them every night!

So I started with a big bag of “half runners” the Southerners favorite style bean.

wash

snap the ends

break into pieces

set aside

get out a large pot and  cut the fat off the ends of a couple of pieces of bacon  (apx 4 1/2 inch pieces)

toss in pan with a tablespoon of olive oil

turn heat to high

chop up a Vidalia (sweet) onion and toss in

allow the bacon fat to render out apx 3 to 5 mins

toss in beans

the pan should be very hot

stir beans around so that they get all incorporated in with the oil add salt, pepper & garlic powder

cook for apx 7 mins

cover with lid and turn the heat off

leave coverd for 1 hour

when you are ready to serve you may want to re-heat

These beans are so tasty theyare not cooked to death but still have that Southern taste while holding shape and tasting great!!

Everyone will LOVE!!