Monday, April 30, 2012

The Weekend

Wow, I'm exhausted. 
 Friday night I ventured downtown for a fun Bachelorette night out for Cydney.  And it really was so much fun!  I made the commitment to wake up early for a Body Combat class (my absolute favorite) on Saturday, but let me tell y'all, my head was pounding.

Oh, Oh!  Check out my shorts!
After Combat I beat the crowds at Publix, picked up subs and teddy grahams (only the essentials) and we hit the beach.  We were out there for a fun 7 hours and I forgot to put sunscreen on the top of my feet.  Owwww.  These guys walked past us multiple times playing "Wanna Be A Baller".  Priceless.

 I think by this picture I'm actually just collapsing on K's shoulder.
 Sunday we saw "The 5 Year Engagement" (cute, but long) and ended the evening with a cocktail at the Pavillion Bar. 
I repeat: Wow, I'm exhausted.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Holy City

Check out my brother's new ink!  I think it looks so great!  I believe that some tattoos really are artistic and beautiful, and some aren't.  I have no unwavering opinion on the matter, it just depends on the specifics.  I grew up in a very openminded and nonjudgmental family and encourage others to live the same way.   I'm not at all proposing to avoid opinions, only to give everything a chance!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"This Dog is Nuts"


I felt like shooting a quick video of Alfie and I's downtime listening to some tunes and cruising the web.  This little baby will lay like this for hours.  It's a rough life, huh?

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Weekend

Friday night we showered Cyd with about as much lingerie as we could find.  I wanted all of it for my own stash!
Saturday night K and I had a date!  We have become accustomed to parking in garages over the past year.  Charleston is just way too crowded to circle around anymore!  But there are some perks to the crowds, like this photo op on the roof.  That's K's church (St. Matthews) in the background.


 Before dinner we went to the Belmont for a drink, and it is "a fine place to drink".  We love the dim ambiance and the black and white movie projections.  I also loved these cloth cocktail napkins!
Sunday was truly a dreary day, with no photos to show for it.  We did have a couple's trip to the gym, which I love.  Working out with my guy is an instant motivator!  Dinner at home after a funeral visitation for an amazing man, and the weekend was done.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Big Deal

I love scoring deals when shopping.  I love thrifting for this reason.  I'm a bargain hunter who welcomes racks to sift through, wiping off dust, and haggling when the time is right. 
Shopping makes me happy, deals make my day, but these Lulu Guiness never-worn wooden mules for five dollars in a random N. Charleston junk shop?  These are a big deal.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pattern Mixing

The only photo I have from this past weekend is from Voodoo, Sunday evening, stopping by to see my friend Britt while waiting for our to-go order at Mellow.  I was not feeling well on Saturday so I was glad to be getting out of the house for a blackberry mojito.
I love patterns and mixing things that shouldn't go together, but do.  Above, I  threw on this old little jacket from Target with a fluer de lis pattern over my striped/floral dress and I think it adds the right amount of energy to the ensemble.
Below I have an outfit suitable for a work meeting yesterday.  I'm no longer in the corporate world and it's nice to be a bit more expressive in my outfits. 
 Jewelry can be a big help when mixing patterns.  It can truly tie the whole thing together, as with this vintage brooch I found at an estate sale.  I've tried a lot of patterns together and can't really figure out a formula for what works.  It's just trial and error.  Happy mixing!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easy Easter Treat

While Easter has come and gone, I thought I would share my super simple bird's nest cookies that were (almost) too cute to eat...
I used this cookie recipe.  These cookies are a classic, and delicious on their own, but for the festive touch I simply added Reese's eggs and some cute little pom pom chicks.  Cute!
Also, I made a strawberry shortcake trifle by layering store-bought angel food cake, sliced strawberries, and coolwhip.  This is another easy favorite!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Five Things

The only thing missing from this picture is a Corona Light.
Light alfredo and shells casserole.  
I almost resisted these Robin's Eggs.
 A sweet Easter gift...
 For an even sweeter girl!


HAPPY EASTER TO YOU!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

salmon croquettes and veggie mac

I had to pick up this Kraft veggie mac at the Dollar Tree last week... I'm guessing it wasn't selling well to be there but I must say it was great!  Well, I'm a fan of Kraft from the get-go and I don't buy it often, if at all, because it's too easy to eat too much.  So this was a special treat and I loved the hidden nutrition.  I made salmon croquettes (a childhood favorite) and lima beans.  Nothing about this meal was too special, but it's my definition of comfort food and I enjoyed it so much.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Weekend

What can go wrong when you start the weekend with a sangria swirl margarita? 

We had way too much fried seafood at Bowen's. I'll be ready to go again in oh, another year.


 We had a fun date night Saturday with Kristina and her husband, Brian.
Rounded out the weekend with The Hunger Games last night, pretty good.
How was your weekend?