Work Hard, Play Hard 21

I’m back! It seems like forever ago since I last talked to y’all, but it’s only been a few days. I had a great time at my staff retreat this week. Yes, you read that correctly. My coworkers are basically some of the most hilarious people I know, so spending a few days with them […]



Let’s Get Speedy! 5K Treadmill Workout {Guest Post} 10

Hey guys! Today, I’m letting the lovely Julie from Running in a Skirt take over my blog while I’m still at my staff retreat. This is actually the first time that I’ve ever had a guest post on the blog, and I think Julie is the perfect person for the¬†inaugural guest post on Simply Southern […]

Run for Shelter 5K 24

Hey there! This weekend was a hot one here in Georgia. Like, too¬†hot. What’s up with that? Halloween candy and pumpkin decorations are officially out in the stores, so this heat can just see itself right out. Sadly, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. The extreme heat this weekend did not make for the […]



Friday Faves: Charities 20

It’s finally here! Friday that is. I have no particular reason to be overly excited for this weekend. I think I’m just looking forward to being at home. Oh, and I’ve got my first 5K of the “season” on Saturday. It’s probably going to be rough, but at least it’s for a good cause (Augusta […]

WIAW: Tomatoes Galore! 36

Happy Hump Day! You ever have one of those weeks that goes by fast and slow at the same time? Yeah, this is one of those weeks for me. On one hand, I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday, but on the other hand: is it Friday yet?? I’m linking up with Jenn from Peas & […]

cheese tomato chicken

pure barre

A Weekend with the Manley’s 30

Hey and welcome back! I’m kind of saying that to myself too since I just got back last night from Louisville. I had such a great time catching up with my family! It was definitely a tiring weekend though, and I wish I had more time to rest before heading back to work. Oh well, […]

August Stitch Fix Review 26

Good morning, friends! I’m a little bit late in getting my morning post up today. That’s because my flight didn’t get into Louisville til 11:30 last night which is WAY past this girl’s bed time. I think I really like flying at night though. I seems so peaceful and all the lights remind me of […]

plane sunset

mom birthday

WIAW: Photo Fails 32

Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday! I have to start the blog out today with wishing my Mom a very Happy “29th” Birthday!! Holy hairspray, Mom! Good thing there were no candles nearby. Also, I would like to document this photo as proof that I originated the “hand on the hip” pose. Toddler model. What can I […]

Floral Crowns and Summer Shrimp Pasta Recipe 37

Monday, we meet again. I guess I’m ok with that. At this point, I view every Monday as a step closer to fall. I normally don’t do the Marvelous Monday link-ups because, well, Mondays aren’t marvelous in my book. Unless they are holidays, then Mondays are marvelous. But, weekends are marvelous. Since I’m recapping my […]

Leeanne Usry

when you wanna punch somebody

Friday Faves: What Makes You Rich? 30

Hey there! Was it me or did this week go by really fast? And y’all know I never say that either! I can’t believe it’s already time for some Friday Faves. Sooo, let’s go! Fave Mascara: L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga I have to give a huge thanks to Alison from Anchor in the Stratosphere for […]