This afternoon, my husband and I headed to a nearby state park for a hike and were thrilled to findRead more.
Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe
What’s better than going out for pizza on a Friday night? How about staying home for pizza on a FridayRead more.
My Homeschool Journey
My 15-year-old self Happy Wednesday! I have been reading through the feedback you shared on my “Ask Ellie” post. QuiteRead more.
Operation Christmas Child
Are you familiar with Operation Christmas Child? It is a wonderful mission opportunity that allows donors to spread God’s loveRead more.
Favorite Bible Verses
During high school, I began copying my favorite Bible verses into a 6″x9″ notebook. Each page is numbered, and aRead more.
Basic Beef Stew
Ever had one of those days when all you need is a good, hearty meal? Well then I have aRead more.
The Story of My Blogs
Many of you know that in addition to my Nashville Wife blog, I coauthor blogs about the Duggar and BatesRead more.
I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing posts with you all and communicating through the comments forum, and I am blessed toRead more.
Simple Slow-Cooker Chili
Everyone needs an easy, go-to meal for those days when life keeps you running from sunup to sundown and youRead more.
Feeling Festive For Fall?
This week I have been nannying for one of my husband’s coworkers, whose regular childcare provider is recovering from surgery.Read more.
‘Hooked On You’ Picture Frame
Coming up with ideas for meaningful gifts can be difficult. In preparation for Christmas this year, I have a runningRead more.
A number of readers have asked that I share more photos from our wedding day. Here are a few ofRead more.
Displaying our Wedding Vows
Soon after our March 2015 engagement, we decided to write our own marriage vows. (Click here to read them.) WeRead more.
50-Cent Kitchen Decorations
During my college years–which I spent living in a house with three dozen other Christian girls–I decorated my dorm roomRead more.
Jars as Drinking Glasses
During high school, I babysat at least one night a week. My favorite clients–my youth pastor and his wife–had threeRead more.
An Unexpected Gift
Do you remember back in August when I posted about my bookshelf on a budget? At a recent family gathering,Read more.
Save Money by Meal Planning
Several weeks ago, I received a gift from my sister-in-law Anne: a laminated meal planning chart! She has been marriedRead more.
The downside of being married to a dentist is that everyone wants to have their teeth cleaned on Saturday mornings,Read more.
We had a visit from the in-laws last weekend. Mr. Handsome’s parents and four of his six younger siblings stoppedRead more.
Grand Cayman Honeymoon
After our wedding in late June, we spent a glorious six-day honeymoon on Grand Cayman. While Grand Cayman is theRead more.
We just celebrated our three-month wedding anniversary. The best part of marriage has definitely been having the privilege of spendingRead more.
Chipotle Burritos: Part 3
Here is the third and final part of my recipe for homemade Chipotle burritos! On Wednesday I revealed how IRead more.
Chipotle Burritos: Part 2
Earlier this week, I posted my recipe for the seasoned ground beef that I use to make homemade Chipotle burritos.Read more.
Homemade Chipotle Burritos
My husband loves Chipotle, but we don’t have one nearby. A few weeks into our marriage, I came up withRead more.
Magnificent Meal Monday
Do you suffer from the Monday doldrums? My husband and I were discussing how difficult it can be to crawlRead more.
More Banjo…”Flash Flood”
Earlier this week, I posted a video of my husband playing “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” on banjo. For those who askedRead more.
Dress Barn Bridesmaid Dresses
A few readers asked for a photo of the dresses my bridesmaids wore. I liked them so much that IRead more.
My Husband the Banjo Player
My husband has a hidden talent…he plays banjo! He took lessons in piano, classical violin, and fiddle starting at ageRead more.
Getting Crafty…Wedding Card Box
Between my mom, mother-in-law, and five sisters-in-law, as well as various aunts, grandmas, and cousins, I was blessed to haveRead more.
My Vintage Wedding Dress
A number of you have asked about my wedding dress, so let me tell you.The day we returned from ourRead more.
DIY Wedding Food
After I shared photos of our DIY wedding reception, a few readers asked what was on our menu. The mainRead more.
DIY Wedding Reception
We were married at a local Baptist church, and our wedding reception was held in my inlaws’ backyard. They ownRead more.
A Day Fit for a Klutz
This morning, I reached into the fridge and grabbed a 3-quart bowl filled with watermelon, but it slipped out ofRead more.
Pinterest-Perfect Wedding Shower
Back in May, I was blessed to have three wedding showers, thrown by my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, a friend fromRead more.
Bookshelf on a Budget
About a month before we got married, Mr. Handsome cleaned out the house he had been renting during dental schoolRead more.
Wedding Planning: A Family Affair
Mr. Handsome jokes that his family hijacked our wedding. He’s right, although I would say they lovingly hijacked our wedding,Read more.
How I Met My Husband
Several readers have asked how Mr. handsome and I met, so I wrote up the story for you all. Enjoy!Read more.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
Happy Friday! To celebrate the end of another week, how about I share a fabulous dessert recipe with you all?Read more.
Meet Ellie & Mr. Handsome
A number of you have asked me to share some information about myself and my husband so you can getRead more.
Healthy ‘Microwave’ Popcorn
Popcorn is my favorite evening snack, and I have experimented with several ways of preparing it, including popcorn makers, campfireRead more.
Today is our one-month anniversary. (I would call it our “month-iversary,” but Mr. Handsome says that sounds cheesy.) Several readersRead more.
Restaurant-Style Queso Blanco Dip
My husband is a big fan of queso dip. His favorite used to be Tostitos® Salsa Con Queso, until heRead more.
Wedding Picture #1
Our photographer is still editing, but she sent us a preview of our wedding photos. I know you all areRead more.
Simple & Delicious Blueberry Pie
It’s good to be back to the blogging world. Mr. Handsome and I had a beautiful wedding. I am lookingRead more.
Mr. Handsome Unveils a Surprise
Last week, we transported all of our belongings to our rental home in Tennessee so we can move in afterRead more.
Wedding Prep: Repainting the Barn
We are planning an outdoor reception on Mr. Handsome’s family’s acreage. If it rains, we will move the party intoRead more.
DIY Wedding Flowers
When it comes to flowers, I’m not too picky. That’s why I was happy to hand off the task ofRead more.
A Wedding Gift Made with Love
On Easter Sunday, just a few weeks after Mr. Handsome proposed, we received our first wedding gift in the mail.Read more.
Bargain on Bridesmaid Dresses
When you’re planning a wedding in less than four months, efficiency is the name of the game. We got engagedRead more.