Friday, December 7, 2012


I have so many thoughts about our wedding last weekend and I don't even know where to start! Everything was so wonderful and beautiful, but the further I get from that date, the more of a blur it becomes. 

In the next couple of weeks, I want to sit down and do a big wrap up of the day and write some posts about our planning. We found ways to cut corners or find coupon codes that I know would be helpful for those also planning weddings.

Until then, I'm making a list and checking it twice: I've got an exhibit opening, a haircut (yay), a Christmas tree, homemade Chex mix, and salt dough ornaments on this weekend's agenda. So glad to have time to do things again!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Yes, I know I've been missing... but I've been wedding planning, working, and working some more like crazy! Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it's officially ONE WEEK until our wedding. (Eeee!) Everything is pretty much done, just small details and craft projects here and there. Just to give you a little taste, here's one of the projects I finished this morning:
Photos of our family on their wedding days, pictures of us growing up, and pictures of us now. Can't wait to display these and have everyone look! 

I can't wait to see all of our family and friends. It's going to be a fun week!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


We had a great time camping this weekend. It's good to get away for a few days.
 We even got THIS close to a deer. They've become tame with people trying to feed them.

 Paul had a great time too and had his first s'more EVER. 

Here's to wishing I was back in the woods!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Photo dump: Instagram style

October has been a flash. It's hard for me to believe that next week is Halloween and soon only a month til our wedding! But, we've been having fun along the way. Here's some photos for you guys...

Salmon and Mississippi grit cake at Babalu
NEEDTOBREATHE at Thalia Mara Hall
Brunch at Nick's
Taco pizza (recipe HERE)
Salmon with sweet potato quinoa cakes (recipe HERE)
Fall leaves
Jacktoberfest in Downtown Jackson
Wedding planning
Blocktoberfeast in the Broadmeadow neighborhood 
Crazy fog mornings
High Note Jam at Mississippi Museum of Art
Here's to a good week!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Freaky Friday

Paul always calls my end of the week posts my "Freaky Friday" posts, so there's that. It's been a slow week, but not a slow week at the same time. Know what I mean?

This week we took Paul's nephews to the fair.
 You tell me who's the kid.

We've been utilizing our whole/organic grocer more and more lately and I've fallen in love with Van's waffles. So good.
 I've also been sipping on some seasonal beers. A friend of mine brought back some Pumking, which isn't distributed here. Love that taste of fall!
Here's to a busy weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mid Week Wrap Up

We had a busy couple of days, but we've been loving the fall weather. Open doors, fall meals, and sweater... love it all! Last Saturday we went to the Town Creek Art Festival at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The weather could not have been more perfect.
 We've also been working on new recipes, including these Sweet Potato Crisps. We will definitely be making these again.
 We also made Philly Cheesesteak Stuff Peppers. These were incredible!
Now that we have a Crockpot, I can't wait for cold days and soups.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Week of Crazy

It's been an absolutely crazy week!
But, we've been busy throughout. Last Saturday we weathered the rain and went to Wellsfest.
 Made tasty dinners
 Tried the donut burger again at the Fair (trust me, it's good)
 Had to try to the fried mac and cheese
And enjoyed all the lights of the fair from the top of the ferris wheel! 
If you want to see the video I shot for work, see below!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Home Again

We're back at home, but we didn't leave without a little dinner from one of our favorite Memphis spots: Soulfish. Before that, we drove up from Tunica to meet with Kerry at the Memphis CVB that does a fantastic job running the I Love Memphis blog. After talking and getting ideas, we made a straight line for catfish.
 Oh. It's that good.

We also grabbed a few things at Whole Foods, including some good reading material for the drive back.
Now we're back and I'm playing catch up at work! Hoping for a fun and relaxing weekend.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Up North

This weekend I headed up north to Tunica for our state conference on tourism. It's been a good conference thus far and Paul hitched along for the ride.

 Conference sessions started today, which have been interesting. If you can tell what's wrong with one of the logos below, high five to you (Memaw, please ignore the photo below!).
 When I got to my place at lunch, there were even tiki cups with little umbrellas. Go figure.
 After my last session today, Paul and I got in the car and headed for dinner in Memphis!
 We had a great dinner downtown, then hopped on the trolley right at dusk.

We're back in Tunica for the rest of my conference, but we'll be back in Memphis tomorrow afternoon for a business meeting and a little exploring before we head home.

Hope you're having a good start to the week!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Symphony at Sunset

I love my neighborhood and one of my favorite nights of early fall was last night: Symphony at Sunset.
The neighborhood comes out with blankets, chairs, and dinner to listen to the full Mississippi Symphony Orchestra on the lawn. We brought antipasto, hummus, and flatbread and had a wonderful meal. Luckily, we sat at one of the official tables, so we had a great view.
Love to hear the full orchestra all together.
Here's to a great weekend!

High Five for Friday!

High Five for Friday!
1. Yesterday Paul surprised me with lunch at Walker's. I had been talking about the redfish sandwich the night before and around 10:45 he asked me if I wanted to come home for lunch. He told me to meet him in the lobby, but when I couldn't find him, I called him. He told me he was down the block and to meet him at Green Room (by this time I pretty much figured out what was going on). He was sitting there on the patio waiting for me, lunch already ordered. It was a good lunch!
2. Wednesday night we were concert hopping, first going to a Chicago cover band at Duling Hall, then making our way over to Hal and Mal's for Seryn. Seryn is a little eccentric, but their harmonies are incredible.
3. Last Saturday Paul ran his first 5K since the Chicago Marathon (he ran the full) last fall. He ran to support a friend who had just started running, but it also fit in with his half marathon training. This meant getting up early before the sun rose!
4. Wednesday we had a precious shower for one of my co-workers who is getting married to her boyfriend/partner of 18 years! We had a high tea, which was a lot of fun.
5. I can't stop staring at my watch. It's one of my favorite purchases I've ever made!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I have a little nugget of goodness for your Hump Day today. You may have already seen it because it kind-of went viral for a moment on the Internet yesterday.

This weekend, driving back home from errands, I spot this car with writing on the trunk. If you've known me for any length of time, you have to know I was curious. Speeding up to get behind them, I finally read the letters...
"My son was voted prisoner of the month at Parchman State Prison."
This photo is so rich, I don't even know where to begin. I usually start by posing the question: was he voted for being the worst of the worst or the best of the best?

You decide. And have a happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Last night I found a great deal at TJ Maxx I had to share. I've been on a big watch hunt (not witch hunt), but just haven't found one I liked so far. I haven't been in TJ Maxx in weeks, so decided to stop by to look at some stationery. I glanced down at the jewelry counter on the way to the back and saw one of the expensive watches I had been keeping an eye on but never pulled the trigger.
 Even better, it didn't have the $200 price tag anymore, but an $80 price tag!
SOLD. I already love wearing it! Have you found a good deal on items on your wish list lately?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Award Winner

I have an award winner on my hands! I just had to brag. Paul received the "Future of Fondren" award by the Fondren Association of Businesses tonight.
He's done so much for the neighborhood with the magazine and design work for local businesses. We hope the neighborhood and the magazine only get better and better. So proud he got this award!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Livingston Farmers Market

We're always looking for fun things to do and Livingston Farmers Market is something we've talked about going to a few times. This market is actually almost out in the country, about 30+ minutes from our house. The market was started as a PR move for a development of retail, homes, and in the center, a farmers market.

 We happened upon a tent with great prints and stationary. She and her boyfriend live in Fondren, so we had a good bit to talk about. We bought a great print from her that I can't wait to hang in our kitchen.
 We tried home made sugar free caramel ice cream that was pretty fantastic.
THIS however, takes the slice. Chicken, pesto, roasted onion and goat cheese pizza. I was in heaven.

This was a fun event to go to and next season we'll definitely be back (they only have a few more weeks before the market is closed for the season)!


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