Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our Weekend

In typical fashion, I've got my weekend report coming at you on a Wednesday!  
It's so hard to find the time to blog now, but it's such a priority for me to keep a record of our family life during these very special days.
So let's see...  
Friday night was Dateline (Laci Peterson story) and East Bay Deli delivery. 
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K typically works on Saturdays but he was home early this week and we took a family trip to Lowes.  We bought tomato plants and set them up in planters in the middle of our yard.  Hoping for some big juicy ones soon!  Also, new tiki torches!
For dinner K grilled pork loin.  We decided to try this peach sauce I saw in a recent issue of Palmetto magazine.  It was really good!  (it's peaches, vinegar, sugar, and thyme).
 We paired it with mushroom tortellini from the farmers market (just a tablespoon of butter for the sauce, it's so delicious on it's own) and paprika/parmesan grilled corn.  The meal was great but we agreed that it may have been a little too flavorful...meaning too many different flavors.  
 On Sunday we took a leisurely drive(baby was napping) before having lunch downtown at Taco Boy.  
This little lady enjoyed it just as much as we did.  She loved their guacamole...I may need to try avocado again soon.
We ended the weekend with burgers on the grill at my parents' house.
I can't believe this is the last week in April...hope it's a great one!
xLaura

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Highfive

Happy Friiiiiday!
Here's a highfive for getting through the week.
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Margarita Recipe
I made the most delish margaritas for our Supper Club fiesta recently (Thanks to Cathy for the recipe scoop).
I squeezed a bag of lemons and a bag of limes...giving me about a cup of each kind of juice.  I added another cup of store bought lemon juice and a cup of store bought lime juice.  This means four cups of juice total (2 lemon, 2 lime)  To that I added 4 cups of water and about 1/3 of a cup of agave.  Prepare the margs with a shot of tequila and a grand marnier floater if you're feelin' fun.
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West Ashley Farmers Market is open!
We went through before the rain came this Wednesday and it was nice.  The West Ashley Farmer's Market was our first family outing back with EB was a couple weeks old...look at my girl now!
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Favorite Shop
One of my faaaavorite stores to shop is called Eclectic Finds.  There are two locations, one is West Ashley, one in Mount Pleasant, and it's a treasure trove of interior goodness.  On my last walk through I snapped a few of my faves.
The rug and the pillows:
THESE CHAIRS!!  K looked at me like I was insane when I shared my dreams of totally redoing our dining room to accommodate these chairs.  Not his style to say the least, but I adore...
Wouldn't this be cool in a laundry room?
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Thanks to my mom for putting the baby to bed so K and I could grab a late Happy Hour at Amen Street last night!  It was a beautiful, and busy, evening downtown.
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While I have completely abandoned my monthly motherhood updates...I have to do a quick little update in honor of her half year mark, which was April 3rd.

EBN at SIX MONTHS
Size 3 diapers, 16 lbs 13 oz
Starting to wear 9 month clothes
2 bottom teeth poking through!!
Bath. Massage. Bottle. Bed starting at 6:00 pm.
Sleeping until 7:30 am (teething has definitely brought on some sleep disruptions, though)
Happiest when with daddy, chasing Alfie in the walker, and lounging in the swing in the backyard.
Loves Little Gym Class, standing why holding our fingers, and singing like a bird.
Unhappiest when grocery shopping with mommy!! Why?!
Loves every fruit and veg we've tried except avocado.
Makes yummy sounds when eating apples, so I assume those are a favorite.

EBN,  
You are the JOY of our family and our dream come true.
We want to give you the world, baby girl!!!
Love, Mom and Dad
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Have a great weekend!
xLaura

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Life Lately

So much good stuff going on around here lately...time to share.
Let's start with a Spring Break recap.
Last week we...
Met up with our baby besties at Three Little Birds for a delicious brunch.
Followed by a visit to the aquarium:Caught up with Carrie at East Bay Deli.  Apologies to anyone eating near us for my daughter's unhappy little self.  She has two teeth poking through and this was an especially difficult day.  Exhibit A:
 We checked out the new Frothy Beard location in West Ashley.  My impression was that it was very loud in there, and that the pizza looked delicious...wish I had gotten a slice. 
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Our Easter weekend was also very busy...getting the house cleaned up, prepping and cooking for brunch...
Each holiday we've hosted I always mentally resolve to snap a pic of all of the delicious food before it's devoured, and then forget.  Checking my camera roll, this was the only snap from the morning.  
I did get a pic of EB's Easter Basket.  The Easter Bunny brought her a stroller fan, swim diapers, a matching bonnet/bloomer set, and a little bunny plush.
Easter twins!!!
Later in the day...Easter Round 2. 
<3 
 I am trying to keep this week super low key...Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
xLaura