Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hey sister AWB's!!!

I've linked up today to Get To Know Your Sister AWB! Link up and join the PARTY!!

1. What part of the state do you call home?

I currently live in Troy, Alabama. I grew up in Alabaster, Alabama (20 minutes south of Birmingham) and went to college in Troy. I met Charlie and never left :)

2. How long have you been blogging?
I beleive it was 2009 that I started my own blog. I have read others for many years, but I created mine the year my munchkin was born.

3. Why did you start blogging?
I did it as a kind of scrapbook. I have been kind of lazy with it here and there, but I try to fill in the blanks as much as I can.
4. What is your favorite part of being a member of the Alabama Women Bloggers community?
I recently joined because I loved the idea of fellow ladies like myself interested in blogging their lives. Whatever the reason may have been for them starting their blogs, it's nice to relate to them at least demographically if nothing else :)

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would love to have at least one more child, be better financially stable, my husband get into a career field that he loves, myself to have a promotion, be a cool little league mom :) I would also love for my husband and I to be able to prvide our family with a yearly fun family vacation!!

6. If you could choose an actress to play you in your life, who would you choose and why?
Ummm, I would love for Camilla Alves or Jenna Dewan Tatum to play me...only b/c I would be married to Matthew McCaunaghey or Channing Tatum! haha! I kid. I kid.
In all serious probably Ginnifer Goodwin b/c I think she's a timeless classic beauty. She also comes off as a sweet kind person with a good head on her shoulders!

7. Name 5 things on your Bucket List that you hope you’ll check off before you die?
Compete in BBQ competitions (my plan once I retire)
Go to an exotic island like Bora Bora and stay in a cool hut on the water
See my Easton go to school at the University of Alabama (playing football or baseball hopefully) Roll Tide!
Swim with dolphins
Win the lottery!- yea right!

8. If you could be known for one thing, what would it be and why?
I am trustworthy and loyal! I know that's two- but they go hand in hand!

9. Describe the best moment in your life.
The day my little man was born and I had my loving husband by my side. Scary time but filled with so much joy!

10. If you could “be” anything (no consequences, no fear), what would you “be”?
I would love to be a chef! I love food....OBVIOUSLY.... but I really enjoy cooking too!

11. What or who inspires you to blog?
My family and friends

12. We’re headed to your neck of the woods… what restaurant would you recommend?
In Troy, I'd go to the Half Shell or Monarcas. Troy has more fast food than good restraunts... In Dothan (45 min south) I love La Parilla -TO DIE FOR! or Red Elephant. In Montgomery (45 min north) I like Wintzell's Oyster House downtown!- YUM!

13. What’s a southern tradition you and your family have?
We LIVE for football season! SEC all the way! We are die hard Alabama fans and can't get enough of it! We hunt, fish, and ride 4 wheelers. I love to cook...with butter...and lots of it! Hello Paula Deen!...LOVE her by the way! :)

14. If you could pick your favorite blog post from your blog this year, what would it be?
Probably one of the last ones about Summertime-b/c it was full of pictures and that's probably why...I've got to be better about posting!!

15. We all love social media, tell us your links so we can follow you!
I'm on Facebook- Look me up "Kathryn Wilkes Faircloth"

Monday, June 24, 2013

River Rats

A lot of Sundays we usually end up at "the farm" and ride 4 wheelers and hang out. "The farm" is a peice of land that our friend owns and on the backside of it the Conecuh River runs through it. Now the Conecuh river is pretty small in this area but it's big enough for us to have some fun!

We grilled some sausage and hot dogs, played ball and fished.

Easton LOVES it out there! I do too because it's relaxing and it wears my baby out and he sleeps so well when we get home!

He's getting pretty good with that SpongeBob fishing pole:)

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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Fathers Day 2013

                  Saturday night we wanted to treat Charlie to a nice dinner and fun family time!! Excuse Easton's silly face! That's how most pictures go now a days :) So we dressed up a little and hit the town!

Easton was so excited to be dressed like his daddy! Can you beleive we found exact matching shirts?!? ha! This man is such a wonderful father! Easton just adoreds him and wants to be with him every second of the day! I couldn't have been blessed with a better man to be a daddy to my baby... or a better man to be my husband!
We went to Wintzell's Oyster House in Montomgery! It was very good and lived up to all the hype we have heard about it! I hate I forgot to take pics of the food, but it was so yummy that I kind of forgot and dug right in. For appetizers we had fried dill pickles and fried crab claws. Easton ate chicken fingers and french fries of course, I ate a shrimp po boy and fries, and Charlie had blackened red fish and sweet potato fries! Yum! He definately deserved this yummy and , ahem, pricey meal!
FYI it was only pricey b/c of what all we got and that the crab claws were market price....and whenever you see "market price" instead of an know it's gunna hit you where it hurts! It was VERY good and I definately recomend that everyone go and try it!

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A peek into our Summer so far

Easton has started asking to "drive" once we get to our dirt road.... and being a daddy's boy he usually gets his way :) I guess you can never start too early! Besides down here in south Alabama most boys learn to drive in the cow pastures. ha! j/k... although it may be true in some cases :)

I beleive we may have a mini Eric Church on our hands! Between the entertainment we received while setting up for the annual Pike County Ducks Unlimited banquet, and the aviators...he's kind of got it down pat!

Also this Summer we have been fishing alot! I enjoy getting out on the boat with my boys relaxing, and E and daddy enjoy catching the fishies :) Last time we went we had a whole herd of cattle staring at us the whole time... I couldn't help but think about the Chick-Fil-A cows and how they would be proud that we were catching fish to eat instead of beef :) Also Charlie has been fishing in some tournaments lately and has had a great time doing so! He has met alot of new people and even made a few good friends in the process! Easton was so proud of daddy's catch!

We saw a gorgeous double rainbow after a nasty storm...

And last but not least meet the newest member of the Faircloth family, Dan! He is a dapple patterned miniture daschound! We debated on a name for a while and Dan was just a name we jokingly called him and it kind of stuck... It's kind of funny though b/c we call him "Dapper Dan" "Lt. Dan"....and the list goes on :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Easton's surgery: tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Easton gets sick with strep throat or an upper respiratory infection about every month to month and a half... Finally after going to urgent care a good 10 times (since its an act of congress to get him in to see his pediatrician) the doctor referred us to an ENT. His suggestion was to remove tonsils and adenoids.
Wednesday April 24th was the big day and we woke up at 3:15am! That time should be illegal! We had to be at the hospital in Dothan at 5:30am. He made it through like a champ!
He has had surgery before but the anesthesia has never made him act crazy like it did this time. He was trying to rip out his iv and take off his blood pressure cuff screaming "help me!" Poor baby! He was just plain uncomfortable! After drinking a decent amount of juice and tee-teeing good we were able to go on home! Below are some pics from that day! We are on day 2 after surgery and he is still a little fretful, but with help of tylenol, antibiotics,Popsicles, yogurt, and applesauce we are making it through!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Operation: Organize the Kitchen

Yesterday Easton and I went over to our friends Whitney and Landon's house. She and I got to talking about meal planning and organizing. While I was their she inspired me to get more organized! (This is one of my resolutions this year) I have an organized/creative personality but I feel like a lot of times my house doesn't reflect that. So I tackled the kitchen today... I figured I'd take baby steps and do one room at a time.
I tried to organize them to where we could utilize them more than what we already were. Now I didn't take any "before" pictures only because I was super embarrassed at how they looked.
One one cabinet I have most of my electronics (crockpots, food saver, blender, George Foreman) and I also put Easton's snack bin down there too. The snack bin used to be on the counter but I would have to pick Easton up and let him stand on the counter to pick out a snack, so now he can get them himself much easier than before.
In cabinet 2 is pretty much like a pantry. It holds stuff like canned foods,drink mixes, noodles, sides, and baking stuff.
In cabinet 3 are my plates, bowls, cookbooks, and mixing bowls. This used to hold my storage containers and baking dishes.
In cabinet 4 are now my storage containers, baking dishes, toaster/convection oven, and lunch boxes.
In cabinet 5 are my glass drinking glasses and coffee mugs.
In cabinet 6 is our HUGE collection of plastic drinking cups... Don't judge;)

And last but not least a final pic of my clean and no longer cluttered countertops.

One room down... Lots more to go!

A New Recipe: Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenderloins

I found a recipe on Pinterest that sounded super yummy. It is the "copycat" version of the Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenderloins. I tried them last night and they didn't let me down. Very yummy! The recipe and pics are below:

Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenderloins

1 package boneless chicken tenderloins
1-8oz container Italian dressing (or 1cup)
2 tbsp. lime juice
4 tbsp. honey

In a ziplock bag add all ingredients. Mix together well and let marinate for 1 hour in the fridge. In a large skillet add the ENTIRE mixture from the bag. (It looks like a lot of liquid at first but once it's complete it is just the right amount of sticky yumminess) let the chicken brown and simmer for about 30 minutes. And viola!

I served it with dirty rice:)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hello 2013!

I have once again been absent from blogging! I've got to get better at this!! It is a nice scrapbook, but it'd be better if I would stay more consistent too! So I am working on that;)
Easton received lots of Thomas the train toys for Christmas this year and not a day goes by without him dragging them all over the house! His favorite spot to set up shop is the coffee table of course... I mean where else could be better?
Also a few weeks ago we celebrated Alabama's 15th National Championship!! Roll Tide! So that day at work I got to wear my new Bama scarf my mom bought me for Christmas :)
We took Easton to the ENT last week because he had gotten a really bad ear infection and since he has had so many episodes with strep the doctor decided that he needed to have his tonsils and adenoids removed next month :( I'm nervous anytime my baby has to be put to sleep but I know he will be just fine and hopefully he won't be as sick as he has been the past couple of years.
So here's to a new year full of opportunities and memories!