Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
I wanted to go with a put together, but not matchy-matchy look. I am trying to have items that look like they were selected with care, like what a decorator might do.
Some of my Spode Christmas Tree china
Finally unpacking wedding gifts now that we have somewhere to put them
A few more details
I will not leave the Spode dishes in the china cabinet year round. I plan on putting more fun accents in there after the holidays. I will probably change them seasonally. I saw a ceramic bunny at Neadeau while we were there that I will probably go back for this week (for Easter/Spring décor). I can't say enough good things about the store. Their employees were very helpful and they gave me a gift with our purchase. Their prices were very reasonable too. We also got a bar for our eat in kitchen, and it has some storage in it which is nice. I found some of my cookbooks and a few other wedding gifts a new home in it.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Yadi sleeping in the car on the way to Iowa
We stopped for lunch in Hannibal, MO and I thought of Gone Girl.
Out for drinks after Thanksgiving
We drove past the farm where Yadi came from
I came home to this very nice surprise from Lauren Paige of LPS Designs!!
I did not go Black Friday shopping. I used to do it, but I just don't like it anymore. Especially now that it starts on Thursday evening. I feel bad for the people that work retail. I DID get some great deals yesterday during Cyber Monday however! I got these (and these -I LOVE the tin!) for both sets of grandparents, and this cute little guy for my grandmother in Dallas. She is a wine drinker like I am. I'm pretty sure I could order one of everything from their entire Christmas section. I got a few other gifts as well yesterday. If you ask me, Cyber Monday is where it's at!! (I hated to end that sentence using a preposition.)
I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!! I am trying to get myself prepared for finals, so things are going to be a little crazy for me until next week is over.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I can also never have too many Wunder Under Crops.
I could use a few new cookie sheets.
Tickets to see Fleetwood Mac. They are in Charlotte March 7th!!
This is one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. I have wanted to see them for as long as I can remember. I probably want this the most out of everything on my entire list.
Happy Hump Day!!
Monday, November 17, 2014
I also have to say that I have implemented a new policy. Not working out for a week on our honeymoon, despite having exercise classes at our resort, led to backsliding into bad habits all summer and gaining back some of the weight I had lost. It's taken months and going to pure barre three times a week to take some of the weight off, and more importantly get back to feeling addicted to exercise again. So, new me and new rule: No more than three days without working out, EVER. Even on vacation!
When we go to Iowa to spend Thanksgiving with my husband's family next week, I WILL be bringing my lulu. It looks like our hotel has a gym, so I will be in business.
I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Lilly Pulitzer Sunglasses Strap
Coach wallet (old Daisy collection)
Inside Lilly Pulitzer Estee Lauder makeup bag
The Wet Brush (best hairbrush I've found)
Essie Peach Daiquiri
Poo Pouri (seriously watch their commercial, although I maintain that girls don't go to the bathroom)
Clean and Clear blotting papers
assorted lipsticks and chapstick
pure barre socks
Inside my wallet
Just to show you how much room these sunglasses take up
When I carry a clutch to something like a wedding, I will take my real bag and leave it in the car and only carry a few essentials that will fit into the clutch. And I find that painful. If anyone ever needs a Band-Aid or a safety pin or who knows what else, it can usually be found in my purse, and I like that. I also have my kindle and iphone in my purse a lot of times.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Zombie halftime show
Ready to hand out candy, Trinket is ready to bite children
Saturday I skipped out on tailgating and going to the football game, and Nick went with our friend the Reverend (same one that married us). I studied, then went to the gym, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Publix. Later that evening I got takeout from Miyo's and joined the Reverend's wife at their house to watch the game. She and her kids were kind enough to share their Halloween candy with me, so it was a great night. I was very happy not to be out in the cold, and not sad at all that I missed the terrible ending of the game.
Friday, October 31, 2014
2. I just made a hair appointment for the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. I always look forward to hair appointments. I always feel like a new woman afterwards. Does anyone else feel this way?
3. I am *trying* to go on a spending freeze as far as buying myself clothes in order to start Christmas shopping. So far I've gotten nothing for anyone. Part of my spending freeze means that I am not going to let myself look at the new items on the Lilly Pulitzer website. Too tempting.
4. I've absolutely devoured Little Big Lies, The Husband's Secret, What Alice Forgot, The Last Anniversary and am currently reading The Hypnotist's Love Story. I LOVE Liane Moriarty.
5. So far I have nothing but wonderful things to say about our Stearns and Forster bed. I saw some bad reviews online after we bought it. It's so comfortable and I slept so peacefully last night. It's been a life changer. I will post a bedroom post soon.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Afterwards Nick watched football for the rest of the day and I cooked dinner (and watched Blue Jasmine, again).
Sunday we met a friend of ours at a shooting range. We had a wonderful time.
I made spaghetti and meatballs last night, and I was sad to see the weekend go. It was a great weekend, and CHEERS to six months of married life!!
I hope all of y'all had a wonderful weekend.
Friday, October 24, 2014
2. True story: there are donuts in this office today and guess who isn't having one? I will be getting my chef salad (all turkey, no pork) from Swansons's Deli. I go to Swanson's every.single.Friday.
5. I am in the mood to cook, and I see this happening (bottom right of photo collage) this weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
My coworker Becky, who lives near me. We are going to start Real Housewives of Blythewood
Before the game Saturday