Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Seen around the web . . .

the cutest face baby ever

incredible summer fun ideas

this look amazing but perhaps with chicken

and this too with snapper or grouper

scalloped rug i'm eyeing for our guest room

what's inspiring you around the web lately?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This is it!

Today's the day Lash takes his board exam!  Six weeks of studying 8am-10pm six days a week all culminate today in an eight hour exam.  {aside: Can you imagine sitting through an eight hour exam?}

I am so proud of his diligence and perseverance, and am praying hard for wisdom and discernment to all the college of medicine students out there this morning.  You will rock it!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Homemade pizza night with Downton Abbey and a Joel Gott cab

Farmers Market
Locals, on Saturdays from 9-3 Joseph Fields Farm from John's Island sets up a truck in West Ashley at the Methodist church in between Avondale and Parrish Drive (basically, right over the bridge).  I love going there if I am just in it for the veggies and not up for the DT crowd.

Beautiful afternoon at Sullivan's with Anna and Chett

Cocktails on the deck and a puppy playdate...  
The after resulted in one tired pup!

Pioneer Woman Sour Cream Greek Yogurt Pancakes before church
These were fabulous!

Curling up with a book from a favorite author, Charles Martin

Sunset stroll on Folly with Collins and Lash

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

R & R

Some snippets from a fabulous long weekend at the beach...

A gorgeous sunset

A happy, happy puppy

Beautiful beach days

"5:00 somewhere" beverage

Incredible mom-cooked meals
(here saffron orzo from cooking light, roasted shrimp, and tomatoes)

Birthday dinner celebrations at Chive Blossoms

Happy 23rd goose!

Sunday funday of relaxation with my man after being gone for 6 days

How was your weekend?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Single Lady Meals

We are nearing the countdown to the Board Exam- only 7 days to go!  This has been an interesting and challenging chapter of my life and our life together, and while I have handled it as best I know how, I am looking forward to it being behind us.

Truth is, I haven't posted any recipes or updates on our fabulous CSA box lately, because I have not been doing much cooking.  While it is no secret that I love to cook, what I have realized over the past 6 weeks is that I moreso love sharing a meal, and subsequently my cooking, with others.  Cooking to me is a way to express my creativity and while I can talk to myself or our dog about how much I love this pasta dish or this chicken breast, it's not like we can have a conversation about the flavor, components, texture, or what I should change if I cook it again. 

I grew up in a household where my mom, dad, sister, and I ate dinner together every night. This has honestly made a lasting impression on who I am today, and it is a tradition that I will uphold with my own family one day, someday.   During this intensive study time, Lash has been packing both lunch and dinner to take the library with him... it is quite the site to see him all loaded up every morning!

While at first I relished in having no (self-inflicted) pressure to cook a meal every night, my diet has been all over the place. Sometimes I have just veggies for dinner, sometimes cheese and crackers (and wine), sometimes whatever random leftovers or sushi place is on the way home from work.  It has led to some suprisingly wonky supper times around here... and a weight gain of all things!

I've tried to be more conscious of my solo decisions, and found the perfect balance tonight- quinoa and kale salad with toasted coconut with edamame and mushrooms sauteed with soy chile glaze - meatless (yet full of protein), affordable, yet tons of flavor.  I would totally recommend this as a light, and clean, meal.

I hope to get my inspiration back in the kitchen soon.  I think I will.  Just needed a siesta.

P.S. I do not want to harp on or acknowledge the negatively and criticism surrounding my decision to post about my life being married to a medical student. I do, however, want to set the record straight:  I am not bragging about my husband, the fact that he is in medical school, nor my life in the passenger seat to his studies.  It is a significant part of my existence and shapes who I am, and if you read it otherwise, you clearly do not know me.  I am humbled, blessed beyond measure, and do not take it forgranted in the slightest.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Pinned Image

I'm off to the beach for 5 days of fun and relaxing with my family.

I can't wait for
long walks on the beach,
fun in the sun,
delicious mom-cooked meals,
good wine,
and porch time.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, June 4, 2012


who rules this roost anyways?