Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lilly - New Arrivals/Thoughts on Target Collaboration

Good Morning!

The Lilly Pulitzer new arrivals came out today.  I am loving these two dresses:

While I do love the dresses, I can't wait for all the printed tees and tanks to come out in a couple (?) months. I definitely live in shorts and tops during the spring/summer so they are more my thing.

I'm sure by now you've heard that the next collab at Target is with Lilly Pulitzer.  I was really surprised to see that some people were upset about this because they felt that the brand is exclusive and it cheapens it...  Huh?!  These are the same people that go nuts over the two yearly sales where everything is half off (or more), right?  
What do you think? 
  Are you going to go buy anything from the Target line?
My daughter and I plan on going the morning it hits stores to check out the scarves. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the line as they release more details and pictures.

Have a great day y'all!

Monday, January 26, 2015

A little update

Goodness... it has been quite awhile since I last posted anything.  
The last few months have flown by.
I've spent some of that time arguing with my (former) dermatologist over a biopsy he did on my nose.
He biopsied the wrong freaking area and you can clearly see in the pic below that the spot he had previously treated with cryosurgery is ABOVE the biopsied area:
He actually admitted he had done the wrong spot in front of a nurse but then at the end of the meeting decided that he must have gotten a sliver of the previously treated spot based on the lab results (no cancer, thankfully).  After he left the room, his nurse gave me a big hug and said how sorry she was this had happened to me.  So I still have that red mark and an indention in the center of my nose that will allegedly flatten out... only time will tell!

We had a really nice holiday.  Two of my four brothers came to town.  I especially missed my brother Rob who I hadn't seen in two years.  We got to go play hockey a couple of times which was awesome.  It had been about 14 years since we'd last played together!

We got to go up to Atlanta for the Panthers-Falcons game last month too. My husband's uncle is a coach with Carolina so it was especially nice to be there for the win!
It was also our first time to take the MARTA (subway/rapid transit) in Atlanta.  Sooo convenient. We will definitely do that again!

This past week my husband and I had a little day date and tried out Brown Dog Deli on Broad Street downtown (Charleston).  
I had this yummy (blurry) salad. It was sooo good. I am definitely going back there to try more of the menu options.

I finished What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty the other day.
It is probably one of my favorite books now. The story opens with Alice having passed out and hit her head at the gym. When she comes to, she thinks it is 1998 but it is actually 2008.  The book definitely had me thinking about things in my own life. If you loved The Husband's Secret or any of Liane Moriarty's other books, you will love this too!

Have a great day y'all!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Last Weekend

I am so excited that it is the weekend!!!

But, first, last weekend...
My birthday was Tuesday so my Mom came up to hang out Saturday-Monday.  

We tried out Butcher & Bee in downtown Charleston.
You can see my Grilled Cheese (with broccoli!) and my Mom's french toast here. 
The food was good.  We had to sit outside because it was packed inside.  Very cute place.  I will definitely go back to try the Veggie Plate and other items on the menu.  My only complaint was that there was a long blonde hair wrapped around my pickle.  No, I didn't complain.. For some reason I am super observant and always manage to find things in my food. Sigh. So unless it's a big bug or something that looks like bodily fluids, I will usually not say anything.  Ha.

We all went to the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch on Sunday.  The kids had a good time walking through the corn maze and petting the animals in the petting zoo.
Here's me and the husband:
 Can you tell that my eyes are closed?!  Haha someone insisted we take the picture facing the sun.

I don't think I've mentioned it on here, but we adopted a puppy from a local shelter a few weeks ago.  Her name is Bailey and she is the sweetest lab mix evvvver.  Here she was the other day cruising in my son's booster seat:
She is a nut!

Anyway. Back to the weekend.  We stopped by Trader Joe's and got these:
Yes, I've already eaten almost all of the top row.  They are sooo good.

My mom made me a German Chocolate cake for my birthday so I've pretty much been eating that for breakfast all week.  I didn't do anything exciting for the birthday because my son had football practice and my husband had to work.  I did get some gift cards and a couple of things from J.Crew though so it was a nice day :)  I am def looking forward to some shopping!!

Speaking of shopping, I have almost had my hands on this scarf TWICE now.
So depressing.  Lol. I like a challenge though so I might be stalking Target's site every few hours to see if it is back in stock either online or at a local store. ;)

What are y'all up to this weekend?  We have my son's last football game (thank goodness, this season has been a beating) on Saturday.  Hopefully we can get downtown and try out another restaurant since the weather is going to be nice!

Hope y'all have a safe and fun weekend!!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Exploring Charleston #2 - Ro Sham Beaux and O'Hara & Flynn

Happy Monday!

On Friday, I stopped in Ro Sham Beaux on Broad Street.  They have so many amazing things in there:

I then walked over to Waterfront Park.  It was a grey day out but the temps were fantastic and hardly anyone was around yet.  This is one of my favorite parts of the park, right near the Pineapple Fountain:
 Friday night, my kids were at my Dad's so my husband and I tried out O'Hara & Flynn Wine Bar.

I should have taken more pics but the lights are dim and it's definitely more of a romantic mood so I didn't want to be taking pics with flash.  In the picture above is the Bruschetta with avocado.  It is SOOOO good.  We also tried the House-made Hummus (we liked it but not the roasted red peppers), the Apple Brie Plate (very good), the Coffee Ice Cream (delish). 
I would definitely go back again.  It is small and intimate (about 5 tables and then some seats at the bar) - perfect for date night.

Saturday my son had his flag football game and the rest of the weekend we spent hanging out around the house.  

 Also, if you're interested in giveaways, here are two ending soon that have some fab prizes:

Today is the last day to enter simply x classic's huge giveaway.  5 winners!  Go enter here - you would win a $20 J.Crew gift card, Clarisonic Mia, Naked 3 Palette, Jouer Bare Beauty Kit or Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail polish Set of 3.

My girl Rachael is also giving away a pair of Jack Rogers on her blog courtesy of Country Club Prep.  You can enter to win that here!
*I received extra entries for posting about this on my blog*

Hope you all had a safe and amazing weekend!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pushover Plunge and Julian Edelman

Good Morning!!

I have to share these two videos.  The first one, is NSFW as there is a TON of bad language, but oh my goodness it is so funny.  I was laughing so hard that I was crying.

This next one: ohhh emmm geeee.
I am a huge Patriots fan so when I saw the link for this pop up last night I clicked on it like every big fan does... but ladies, seriously, Julian Edelman is your new man crush. Holy crap.

Enjoy :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Old Navy Wants

*This is NOT a sponsored post.  I just am liking what I'm seeing.*

Happy Friday, y'all!
My kids are at my Dad's for the night and my husband is sleeping (the joys of working mids) so my Friday night has been all about doing laundry, playing on the computer and watching Candidly Nicole.

I came across some super cute things on Old Navy and thought I'd share since a lot of it is on sale for Labor Day ($6 shirts!!):

 What are you loving right now at Old Navy??

  Anyone know how to make my pictures larger on blogger?  I did this collage through picmonkey but anything I upload is soo small.  HELP!!

Hope everyone have a safe and happy holiday weekend!



Monday, August 25, 2014

Washington, D.C. Trip

A few weeks ago, we took a trip up to Washington, D.C.  It was the first time my husband and kids had been so it was a lot of fun to show them all the monuments.  I also got to explore parts of the city that I hadn't been to, such a Georgetown.  I'm anxious to go back and see even more as it is impossible to see everything in a few days!

 Our first stop was Arlington National Cemetery.  We are a former military family so this was a must. 
 We also went to Mount Vernon.  I am kicking myself for not taking the National Treasure: Book of Secrets tour.  Next time!
 We visited the National Zoo which is just have to pay $22 to park. The pandas are so cute though.  The little one sleeping in the upper right hand corner just celebrated its 1st birthday.
 We went to Georgetown Cupcakes.  My daughter met Sophie there and got her pic/autograph.  She was pretty excited.
 Saw these at Dean & DeLuca. I had to stop in there to get a coffee (any Felicity fans out there?!).  I was surprised that it wasn't just a coffee shop.  Neat place and would be great for picking up meals/snacks.
We also stopped by the White House.  There were a lot of protestors outside and law enforcement.  A large delegation of African dignitaries were also in town at the time of our trip, so it was cool seeing all the police-led motorcades speeding around.

We visited numerous other places on our trip.  There was lots and lots of walking!!

Have you been to D.C.?  What are your favorite places to visit?

Have a great week!

P.S.  Check out the Kendra Scott Rayne necklace giveaway on That Sports Girl. Also, check out all the great Game Day ideas for the upcoming football season.  If you're in the DFW area there are tons of ideas for local schools, including UNT and SMU!
*I received extra entries for mentioning this giveaway on my blog*