A Monday...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

that ends with a sunset cocktail cruise with these two
is a pretty perfect Monday to me.

Thoughts for Thursday

Thursday, November 8, 2012

- Well, we know how I feel about Facebook lately, but how about the 28 things that are worse than your friends on Facebook talking about the election.  I laughed out loud at #10 and #19.

- World Market has the cutest holiday decorations.  My mom got the felt turkeys to decorate the family reunion Thanksgiving tables with, and I got the owl to place around our house.  Everything is on sale right now so you should check it out!

- I can totally relate to this LEZ BE REAL on 20-something article- sans the sex and relationship section.

- It's been a crazy week - both personally and professionally.  I woke up this morning on 4 hours of sleep with a sty in my eye and a sore throat.  #miserable

- Tomorrow is Friday.  Thank goodness!!!!!!!!!

Tasty Tuesday: On the menu

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

with roasted brussel sprouts, and fettucini alfredo for my man
An oldie, but goodie any day of the week.

with roasted broccoli and quinoa
New favorite way to cook salmon.  This recipe is incredible.
via how sweet eats
My aunt's friends founded Starboard, a gourmet seafood company, and mom brought me the Shrimp Scampi and Miso Salmon with Udon noodles to try.  The salmon was delicious, so I have great hopes for this.  I typically do not eat any lean cuisines or frozen entrees, but with a very busy week this week, I have no problem popping dinner in the microwave for 5 minutes and calling it a day.  The dishes are $4.99 and available at Harris Teeter.
My sister made this last weekend and raved about it.  I am drooling looking at the picture, cannot wait to try it!
via oh she glows
What's cooking in your house this week?

Glamping in the Mountains

Monday, November 5, 2012

I did not want this past weekend to end.  We had the best time in Sapphire, North Carolian, relaxing and enjoying great company and awesome views.  Though my body could use another day lights saving, my heart is full and mind rejuvenated.

Friday, we loaded up Collins in the back of the car to go play with Cousin Moe in Greenville for the weekend.  She looks like a queen all sprawled out in the back with her bone, and surprisingly was an excellent traveler in the back without her crate.

With our Greenville detour, it was a long drive, but absolutely worth it in order to catch this sunset view upon our arrival.

While we waited for the rest of the crowd to join us, Lash and I cooked a delicious homemade pizza Friday night - whole wheat crust, bbq sauce, caramelized onions, shredded chicken, bacon, and a four cheese blend.  I wish we had leftovers because I would legit eat it for breakfast right now.

After a late night of laughing, we went on a gorgeous hike on Whitestone Mountain on Saturday.  

The views at the top were stunning.  You could literally see for miles and miles.

After our hike, we relaxed for the remainder of the afternoon and continued our "glamping" - a real house wives reference for glamorous camping - with happy hour in time for another gorgeous sunset.

We ended the evening perched by this cozy fire, laughing and chatting away.

None of us wanted to get on the road Sunday, 

but the trip was a gorgeous reminder of the hand of God, the foliage was just popping with deep reds, golds, and oranges.  For this born and raised Lowcoutnry girl not used to truly seeing "fall," I loved the escape and scenery.

Take me back!

Thoughts on Thursday - Halloween

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween is easily my least favorite holiday... bar none.  

Maybe, I will appreciate it more when we have children of our own, but I just do not enjoy the skeleton and goblin themed decorations.  Can we fast forward to more pleasant ones of Thanksgiving and Christmas?  I am ready to put up a tree.

My favorite costume of the night was an adorable referee - his costume clearly made with black duck tape and a white tee shirt.   I asked, "what kind of referee are you?" (assuming football, baseball, etc), and he cleverly responded, "I'm a replacement ref!"  Awesome.

Lash got mad at me because I tried to save the Reese's pieces for us, and give away the Almond Joy's to trick-or-treaters.  #SorryI'mNotSorry It's not if you win or lose, it's how you play the game - right?!  J/k

Can't wait to read about your Halloween experiences and see pictures--- can you believe it is NOVEMBER??!?


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Even Collie girl is pretty beat up about Marcus Lattimore's devastating injury sustained last Saturday.

There is not much more to say that hasn't already been said, tweeted, or written about one of the most talented, yet humble player in the game.  

But I know that all of Gamecock nation and college football in general in cheering for this young man's bright future - whether on the field or off.

Get well soon Latti!

The FB Debate

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How do you feel about Facebook?

I have a love/ hate relationship going on right now. I love that I can keep up with friends through photos, status updates, and wall posts, but on the other hand, I hate that I can keep up with friends through photos, status updates, and wall posts. . . without having to call or text.

But also I hate it because of what it's become, to our society and our culture, to individuals and to businesses .... with its own set of rules and regulations straddling the right of free speech.  Do you think I will be logging on next Tuesday when either Romney or Obama edges out the other?  Hell no.  I can't stand how people get so hot headed and make hurtful (and often ignorant) statements - whether about politics or even just in general.

Unintentionally, I've had my feelings hurt on social media and unintentionally, I've also hurt others.

It's enough to make me want to deactivate. .

But is it worth it?

Logistically, it's a few mouse clicks and I'm there.  

Psychologically, I am not addicted - that's not the concern ... Moreover, if I had to rank social media:  Facebok < Instagram < Twitter in my book ... 

But do I want to miss the engagement or pregnancy announcements?  The wedding photos of friends and family?  The excitement when a friend accomplishes a long time marathon goal?  The birthday reminders?  Watch friends move into new apartment and find new jobs in new cities ? Stalk that new boyfriend or girlfriend someone is head over heels in love with?

Of course, I don't want to miss that.

But do the negativity and the consequences outweigh the benefits? You decide.