Our Love Story

If you don’t like sappy posts, I wouldn’t scroll any further… It is hard to share our love story without sharing how we first met. Circa 2006, Ian was playing in a christian rock band that would often come and play at my school for chapel. I remember sitting in the bleachers in the gym auditorium watching them play. My friends were all drooling over the lead singer and guitarist, while I was too focused on how cute the drummer was, shaggy hair and all. I loved how he sang with every song, and was so passionate about his music.…

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The Truth

The truth is… I put off blogging for years. It has always been a dream of mine to start something on my own and to do something I was passionate about, but several things hindered me. I feared failure. What if I was terrible at it? What if no one wanted to read anything I had to say? Having a Type A personality led me to believe that starting The Southern Trunk was something I had no control over. It wasn’t something practical. I feared being egotistical. Social media has created such a perfect avenue for people to live out…

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Snowpocalypse Round 2

I’ve lived in metro-Atlanta for 24 years now, and I still can’t predict any type of consistency in the weather. Besides living through the blizzard of ’93, this years double blast of snow and ice has been the most interesting weather I’ve been in. But the 2nd time around, V and I were a little more prepared, so we got to enjoy it a little better. We woke up early this morning, assuming it would be another icing, but to our surprise, we got a little over 4″ of snow! With that, we got dressed quickly and went out on…

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Valentines Day for the Guys

Let’s face it, Valentines Day isn’t so much for the guys. It’s more for the lovely ladies. Victoria and I have done many different things over the past years, including everything from the super fancy dinners to just staying at home with takeout and watching a movie. Each year has always been different and depends on what we have going on. For instance, this year has been hectic with the launch of TST last Monday, so we decided to do something a little more low-key (which I would share, but I don’t want to lose our seats at the restaurant…

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Puppy Love – Happy Birthday Chuck

I can’t really say I have ever been an animal person. We never had dogs growing up, and the one cat my family had was never really attached to me. So you can imagine when Ian asked if I wanted a dog, what my answer was. A few short months later, I found myself looking through the eBay pet ads for puppies. I would send Ian pictures of sweet puppies and joke with him about getting them until one day, he responded with ‘lets pick that one up.’ Totally against my risk taking nature, I told him ‘Okay! Lets go…

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When it snows in Georgia

As you probably know, we don’t get a lot of snow in Georgia. And a lot of the time, we end up turning our pajamas inside out for a cold day with no precipitation. This year, snowpocalypse hit the south and we weren’t expecting it. My stomach was in my throat for about three hours as I attempted to drive home on the icy roads. I ended up pulling off the road and walking two miles to get home. Ian’s commute is about 50 minutes, but this day, it took him 7.5 hours to get home. We were extremely lucky compared…

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What is The Southern Trunk?

When I was a little girl, I remember playing in my parents bedroom and being mesmerized at the huge trunk at the foot of their bed. As I got older, I asked my mom what was inside. When she told me, it was better than I could have ever imagined. Hundreds of love letters between her and my dad lined the bottom. Along with the letters were my first ballet shoes, a stuffed animal from when her and my dad were dating, pictures of my sister and I from when we were babies and special gifts that my mom had…

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