Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weekend Recap

On Friday afternoon, Amy and I jumped in the car to head to Charleston for the weekend. 
We left a few hours before Sara, so we stopped on Daniel Island to kill some time and enjoy the nice weather before heading to her house.
I ordered a Shocktop and it came in a fill from the bottom cup. These fun inventions haven't reached Spartanburg yet and I may have made a small mess trying to figure out how it works. Lesson learned.
After our happy hour adventure, we headed to the store to pick up some necessities for the weekend. I had never had dill pickle chips before and kind of wish I didn't know they existed now.
Saturday morning, we headed straight to the dock for the day. With the sun, beer, boiled peanuts, and watermelon, we were happy campers.
The activities for the day included fishing (for them) and reading (for me).
Sunday morning, I headed to Mt. Pleasant for brunch with Corby and Elliott. I was being indecisive about heading to Charleston until I found out Corby was going to be in town. We hadn't seen each other since the fall and I wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to visit! Sara and her mom suggested Five Loaves Cafe and our meal hit the spot. Elliott and I both had the quiche of the day with butternut squash, ham, zucchini, and red peppers. I would definitely go back next time I am in town. 
That afternoon, Amy and I said our goodbyes and headed back to Sparkle City. 
I spent Monday getting ready for the week ahead, seeing Heaven is for Real, and eating dinner with friends before watching the Bachelorette. It was a great Memorial Day weekend! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Friday Five

1. Reading:
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua—Abra’s closest friend—watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home.

2. Eating:
Sara brought these home after a recent Costco trip. They are nice change from the pumpkin seed ones.

3. Listening to:
Green River Ordinance "Dancing Shoes"
I love this song so much.

4. Recipe I'm Bookmarking:
5. Things making me laugh:

Happy Friday!  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weekend Recap

On Friday morning, I headed to Charleston to celebrate Lash's graduation from Medical School. I missed the ceremonies but met up with everyone for a picnic lunch. After lunch, we headed downtown to get settled in. 
We stayed at a friend's condo right off of King Street and took full advantage of the rooftop throughout the weekend.
Everyone came over for a drink before dinner including Lash's family. It has been a long time since the five of us were all together.
Not long after, we headed to Fulton Five for dinner. Since we had a large crowd (11 people to be exact), they seated us in a private room upstairs and used a pre-set menu. I started with the antipasto spoleto - mozzarella and tomato wrapped in romaine and grilled prosciutto with cauliflower puree and basil balsamic dressing. Hands down it was one of the best things I have ever eaten. I ordered the shrimp and pasta as my main dish and had a few bites of the scallops and grouper. I would highly recommend going there if you are ever celebrating a special occasion in Charleston.

Saturday morning mom and I got up to go for a walk. We walked out of our bedrooms and realized we were matching. Like mother like daughter. 
After walking the battery, we returned to ML and Lash's to help them pack. Even though they are staying in Charleston for Lash's residency they are moving to a house. On to the next chapter!
Saturday night, we made a homemade pizza before watching the sunset from the rooftop. Sunday morning, we repeated Saturday with another walk and more packing. It was a great weekend overall and I am so excited for Lash to officially be a doctor!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Name Your Favorite

I was lacking on the inspiration front, so I decided to fill out this survey from Courtney's blog

Name Your Favorite…
Person – My mom and this has nothing to do with the fact that Sunday was Mother's Day

Color – Blue
Food – Pasta. I would eat pasta at every meal if I could. 
Smell – I'm not big into strong smells. I love the smell of my new candle and anything being sauteed in the kitchen. 
Book – Redeeming Love, Rules of Civility, The Longest Ride
Movie – Catch and Release or Crazy, Stupid Love
Time of day – Early mornings. It sets the tone for the rest of the day. I love having my quiet time and then playing music while getting ready. 
Day of the week – Wednesday? I would say the weekend but I work a lot of Saturdays and hate having to leave home on Sunday if I go to Beaufort. 
Thing to do when bored – Read, bake, needlepoint - rarely do I find myself bored
Celebrity – Ryan Gosling (shocker, I know)
Drink –  7&7, gin and tonic, seltzer with lime 
TV show – Currently, Nashville. I can't get enough. 
Fruit – Strawberries
Vegetable – Kale or brussel sprouts
Store/shop – Target 
Workout – Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred or 6 week 6-pack abs
Quote  – I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but it's a good one…
Boy’s name/Girl’s name – I can't reveal all my secrets
Potato chip flavor – Jalapeno
Meal of the day – Dinner, especially if I have time to cook. 
Ice cream flavor – Peanut Butter Crunch (from Bruster's)

Season – Spring
Dessert – Brownies

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Weekend Recap

Friday was the Spartanburg Regional Bike Race downtown as part of Spring Fling. It is a closed-circuit, multi-lap cycling race that goes right down Main Street. They cleared the street the night before and set up tents all along the sidewalk. Living downtown, we were right in the middle of the action. 
If you look closely, you can see my apartment.
Everyone started tailgating early in the afternoon. I split my time between the Junior League tent and the Wofford tent. The weather was great and it was so fun to have everyone together.
My crowning achievement of the evening was winning my first dart game. Becca and I took on Sara and Palmer and we somehow pulled out a win.
Saturday, I had a Junior League Leadership Retreat for most of the day. To kick off the meeting, we did an icebreaker that involved M&Ms. It was a neat idea and one that I would like to use in the future. Overall, it was a great meeting and I am excited about the plans for this year.
That night, we walked down to hear Joe Nichols play as part of Spring Fling. Sunday, I went to the barn before swapping out my winter and summer clothes. I had been putting it off but am glad that I did since the highs have been in the 90s this week. Hello summer!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fun Facts Friday

1) We made it to May! Yesterday was a big day in the admission world since deposits were due. Thankfully, we have had a great recruiting year. 

2) I want to be Emma Stone or at least be best friends with her. Have you seen this video?

3) Earlier this week we were talking about college and what we were like back then (Can I even say back then?). It was entertaining to see what my coworkers thought I was like. Ashley decided that this song summed me up perfectly. 

4) Our softball season came to an end last night. I played the game of my life on Wednesday night and should have stopped while I was ahead. Maybe next year we will actually win a game. 

5) I am obsessed with this picture of Baby George. How adorable is he?

6) Speaking of babies, I attended my first baby shower this week. On the one hand, I am surprised I've never been to one before. On the other hand, I am not quite ready for my friends to be in this stage of life.

7) For the shower, I made a pink drink with Sprite and frozen raspberry lemonade. I also picked up the cutest yellow eyelet dress. The mom-to-be said she loved it and was so happy it wasn't pink!

8) I loved Christina's post of 10 Foods that Taste Better than Skinny Feels. I would add pasta, spinach dip, pimento cheese, and pita chips to that list.

9) This weekend is a big weekend in Spartanburg with the Bike Race and Spring Fling. Nothing like walking out your front door to a row of tents and barricades this morning.

10) Happy Friday!