There is just something about the holidays that makes me crave everything cozy! Gimme all the chunky knits, fuzzy textures, and pretty pastels this season! All of these items immediately make me want to sit by the fire with pups at my feet, hot chocolate piled with tons of marshmallows in hand, and binge watch bad Christmas Hallmark movies. All of these would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list! I’ve rounded up all my cozy gift picks all under $50, if not under $25!
I wanted to share a little life update with you guys. Most of you are new around here, but if you have been following me for any length of time you know that my husband, Zack, and I just moved to a brand new city. Even before we got married almost 3 years ago, Zack has always wanted to go back to school for his MBA. He finally decided to take a leap of faith and apply to 3 top-tier MBA programs in Georgia. He was accepted into all 3 programs and was even offered 2 full rides! It was absolutely a dream come true for us.
We ultimately decided on the University of Georgia in Athens, GA but that meant moving about 2 hours away. The idea of letting go of our very first home was an emotional one. This was our first home together that we made so many memories in. Experiencing our first year of marriage, putting up our first Christmas trees (yes, plural because you can never have too many), bringing home our first rescue puppy (and then quickly bringing home another one because Maverick needed a sister), cooking so many dinners together in our first kitchen (and burning a few frozen pizzas along the way), snuggling up on the couch to binge watch Lost… so many sweet memories. But we quickly had to put the house up for sale and start looking for a place to live in our new town. IT WAS A WHIRLWIND! To be honest, it was so hard to find time to even be emotional while staging and prepping our home to sell.
We loved our first home so much that we wanted to capture some last memories we could hold onto so we asked our good friend to come and shoot an in-home session for us! She did an absolutely incredible job capturing our love for our first home and our love for each other. The photos I’m sharing today are so special because they include our 2 wild fur children, Maverick and Millie. Mav is the big black and white handsome boy and Millie is the little white one with the big ears (and even bigger attitude….she gets it from me *hair flip*). When Zack and I were scrolling through these pictures for the first time we just burst into tears when we saw the pictures of our babies! #crazydogparents
Eventually I will share the rest of the photos from the shoot, but there were so many to choose from I decided to divide them into different posts. We are happily moved in to our new home here in Athens and couldn’t be happier. We have fallen so in love with our new town. The couple that ended up buying our old home were a perfect fit! We hope they end up loving it as much as we did!
Thank you to our sweet friend Sarah for making it possible for us to hold onto these memories of our first home.