WEDDING PHOTOS: THE CEREMONY

WEDDING PHOTOS: THE CEREMONY

Well I have officially put all the Christmas decorations back in the basement except the tree. That one always seems to be the hardest. I got most of my presents put away and I usually take this opportunity to reorganize everything. Anyone else? Right now my biggest task is going through our wedding photos and trying to choose my favorites to print. It’s so hard! I wanted to break the wedding photo posts up instead of doing a whole week of them. I hope that’s alright with everyone. I think I’ve looked at these a hundred times by now. Here are the ones from the ceremony. Enjoy! You can click on the photos to enlarge them. Continue reading “WEDDING PHOTOS: THE CEREMONY”

2017 TRAVEL RECAP + 2018 TRAVEL PLANS

2017 TRAVEL RECAP + 2018 TRAVEL PLANS

2017 has been one of the best years of my life. I got married this year, I finally asked the universe for this great big thing called being a writer, and I traveled to places I had never been before. I am looking forward to 2018 with a personal expectation to pursue the business side of blogging, learn more about photography, and create various city guides. I also want to start vlogging via YouTube which is an extremely intimidating undertaking but I’m stoked. Basically, I could stop everything I’m doing now (aka my full-time job) and commit myself to nothing but learning new programs and equipment. However, I love being a nurse which means that making progress on the technical side of things might happen at a slower pace around here. I would ask you guys to be patient with me but you’ve already proven your magnificence up to this point. This blog, much like its author, is a work in progress. Let’s all be messy and understanding together, yes?

Now for a recap of my travels in 2017…

Asheville, NC- Blog posts about my bachelorette weekend and hidden gems around Asheville here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. I’m realizing now how much time we spent in Asheville this year. It’s only an hour and a half from Bristol but the drive feels much shorter.

Cleveland, OH- My first major league baseball game here and Chris’ birthday present here.

Gatlingburg, TN- The latest hotspots here and here as well as dog-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park here.

Hot Springs, NC- Post on soaking in Hot Springs here.

Kingsport, TN- I started my love affair with Gypsy Circus Cider here.

Knoxville, TN- Christopher’s birthday party here at Maple Hall.

Mendota, VA- Our kayaking experience at Adventure Mendota here.

Mexico- Honeymoon posts hereherehere, and here.

Nashville, TN- Red Bull Flugtag here. Where we ate here and here.

Put-in-Bay, OH- This bride got two bachelorette parties and one of them was here.

…and the trips I have planned in 2018 so far! 

New York City, NY

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

Norfolk, VA

Jonesborough, TN

Chattanooga, TN

Memphis, TN

Nashville, TN

Knoxville, TN

Please let me know if you have any recommendations for these cities! I would really appreciate suggestions for what to see, where to eat, etc. Definitely fill me in on something that isn’t worth the time/money. I’m blessed to even be able to go on these adventures so let me know what kinds of things you’d like to see on the blog. Lastly I want to say that I’ve been astonished at how kindly everyone has received You, Me, and Tennessee these last 6 months. I couldn’t be more grateful to you guys for reading my posts. Here’s to us taking 2018 by the horns.

Until next time,

Carly

FRIDAY 5: WEDDING EDITION

FRIDAY 5: WEDDING EDITION

Hey y’all, I hope you like the featured photo for today’s post. The wedding photos are trickling in and I can’t wait to share them with friends, family, and of course the lovely readers of You, Me, and Tennessee. This post is wedding themed so it’s more of a “Bride Day Friday” and “Friday 5 Things” hybrid. Continue reading “FRIDAY 5: WEDDING EDITION”

WHAT JOE IS GETTING FROM SANTA PAWS

WHAT JOE IS GETTING FROM SANTA PAWS

It’s no secret that Joe is my favorite non-human. He is the short and chubby love of my life. Since we don’t have kiddos Joe Joe gets presents from Santa Paws each year. When buying a gift for someone, even your dog, you should start by making a list of their favorite things. My kid likes to eat, nap, and chew so his gifts revolve around those themes. He’s in desperate need of a hair and nail trim so that gift will be added last minute. This might sound like less of gift and more of a punishment because some dogs hate baths and Joe is no different. He is, however, hopelessly in love with the grooming ladies at Pet Smart and they love him in return so he will be over the moon. Continue reading “WHAT JOE IS GETTING FROM SANTA PAWS”

THE ONLY SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE YOU WILL EVER NEED

THE ONLY SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE YOU WILL EVER NEED

My mother-in-law gets asked to make her sugar cookies for every family function of the year. I’m not much of a cookie fan so I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. I think I first had them on the Fourth of July. She shaped them into American flags and I got my paws on one before she made it red, white, and blue. One bite. That was it. I was done for. I’ve never had a better sugar cookie in my life and neither will you. Trust me, this is the only sugar cookie recipe you will ever need. Continue reading “THE ONLY SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE YOU WILL EVER NEED”

CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTOS

CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTOS

I wanted to share these photos taken by Tara Hodges with Sweet Snaps based out of Kingsport, Tennessee. She shot our wedding photos and we continue to fall in love with the way she captures our little family with her camera. Of course Joe had to be in our Christmas card picture since we’re all Kiblers now and he’s no longer illegitimate. October 28th was a big day for him, too. I hope you enjoy these snapshots of us.

 

We wish you a very merry Christmas and a bountiful new year. We pray for God’s protection and provision in your life. We thank you for being on this journey with us. I want to personally thank you for taking the time to read my posts here on “You, Me, and Tennessee”. Your support means more than you know.

Until next time,

Carly

CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS DANISH

CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS DANISH

If you’ve ever been invited to a Christmas party and had no idea what to bring I’ve got you covered in 6 simple steps. This candy cane danish is made of strawberry and cream cheese goodness that will have everyone coming back for more. I promise you’ll put in minimal effort for maximum crowd pleasing. While it might not be the most friendly dessert for your waistline, I’m pretty sure Christmas calories don’t count. Continue reading “CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS DANISH”

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING

This year we decided to start a new Christmas tradition with our tree. We normally have a blue and silver tree and it’s a long story but my husband thought I liked the blue tree and I thought he did. Anyway, we both wanted a red and green tree we just never communicated that because we didn’t want to hurt each other’s feelings. Relationships are weird, y’all. Fast forward a couple months and we’ve got the first Christmas tree that feels incredibly personal to the newly cemented Kibler family.

Let’s have a look, shall we? Continue reading “CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING”