Fresh Beginnings

First post of 2017! I can’t believe it’s already here… This year I am turning my focus to a new project so for the next month, I’ll be talking about that.

In my last post, I finally revealed some big news I have been keeping in for a while- a new blog for my new life adventure! I had been hinting toward it a little bit in the past couple of months, but wanted to keep it a surprise until I was able to provide more details.

 3 or 4 months ago, I knew I wanted to revamp my blog (or maybe start a new one), but had no idea where to start or what I wanted. Little by little, I started to collect my ideas and plans together and now I feel like it’s time to share. 

Yeah, guys. I finally got my stuff together. (pause for applause)

“Thank you, thank you.” 

If you read my last post, you know the new blog will be called Georgia Wife Life. Why? Well, because I will be a new wife living life in Georgia. (I am so creative, right?) 

I invite you all to follow my journey on Instagram at @georgiawifelife .

As you guys may know, I’m getting married on February 18 of this year. It feels so surreal to be telling people I am getting married “next month”, but that’s my reality. Only 30-something days left and I will be Mrs. Panda Crum (hehehe)! 

On GWL, I am going to be sharing what this new life entails. I’ll be talking about my journey in cooking, our house projects, how I adapt to all of the changes, beautiful Georgia, wedding stuff, and more. I have so many plans and so many fun ideas! 

Follow me on Instagram for launch information. 

I look forward to you joining me! 


16 moments of 2016… and HUGE news!!

I can’t believe 2016 is almost gone. It’s funny how time passes so quickly when you’re enjoying life. And getting old. Time definitely speeds up when you’re old. One month you’re scratching out mistaken 2015’s on documents, and then before you know it you are asking yourself where the year went. Somehow you can remember every.freakin.minute you spent at work, but the weekends come as a blur. 

2016 was a year of realization, growth, and faith for me. I learned so much about myself, my friends, and my God. 

2016 was a blessing, as every year becomes.

I am alive. I am not on the streets. I am doing what I love. I have a beautiful support system. What more can I ask?

 I thought for my last post of the year I would show you some of my favorte photos and memories of the year. But stick around, I have an exciting announcement afterward. 

Here were some special moments of my year! 

1. Because pine cones just smell amazing. Not.        

2. New Orleans City Park shenanigans with my cousin.

3. One of my favorite photos from our engagement shoot.

4. My girl was stylin’ at her beach wedding.

5. This was a night full of moonlight dancing and laughs.

 6. This year brought a new cousin, cute and chubby.

7. I took this two days before they said “I do.”

8.Daiquiris on the beach, sand in our hair. 
9. My nephew modeling my new Kia.

10. The beautiful bride.

11. My FAVORITEST guy.

12. The beach squad.

13. This little boy lights up my life.

14. Life can change in a second. I welcome change, happily.

15. Justin took this photo in Florida. I like how it makes me seem… deep. Like I’m thinking thoughts.

16. Fog in the New Orleans Business District.

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It’s funny that everytime I am online I see people complaining about how awful 2016 was and how 2017 is going to be awesome or lit or amazing. The truth is your year is what you make it. I had many awful or scary moments this year, but the good will always outweigh the bad if you let it.


Hmmm… there was something else I wanted to share with you guys. What was it…? 

Oh, maybe it was the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 

As you know, I have been talking about revamping my blog. I’m been looking forward to refining it, making it more aesthetically pleasing, utilizing the blogging tools I have been learning over the years, and telling my story in a way that enlightens and entertains others. 

Blah. Blah. Blah. Yada Yada. Get to the point.

2017 will be the year my new blog launches. 

It will be called Georgia Wife Life, and (you guessed it!)  it will be about my life as a Georgia wife. I’ll have a few of my posts from this blog on there because they deal with important issues like LDRs and friendships, but GWL  will focus on:

  1. Food
  2. Relationships
  3. Home
  4. Ladytalk
  5. Beauty

I’ll be talking about my adventures in the kitchen, how we furnish the house, products I’m liking, feelings and emotions, and of course I’ll be sharing wedding photos when I can! I am so excited to share this exciting news with you.  

I will definitely keep you guys updated, but expect the launch to be in Early Spring. 

I won’t be posting much in January, only because I am preparing some stuff for the new blog and getting ready for the wedding. {Only 50 days until “I Do” and I am beyond excited!}

In the meantime, feel free to follow Georgia Wife Life on Instagram. I’ll be posting updates on there soon! See you guys there!