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Weekend Happenings

Jul 25, 2011

Here is what went down this weekend.

I went to the Farmers Market downtown in Marion Square. It was my first time going to the Farmers Market downtown, hard to believe since I have lived here almost 4 years now. I usually go to a local stand near my house but decided I wanted to check out the big one. It was fabulous there were so many stands with tasty food and drinks not mention all the gorgeous produce! I bought all these local goodies: tomatoes, baby heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs, butter beans, sweet potatoes, Russian kale, and peaches.

I can’t wait to cook some delish fresh meals with all these goodies. I am planning on making this sweet potato black bean salad from With Style and Grace with my potatoes.

and this Tomato Feta Salad from Barefoot Contessa with my baby heirlooms. My girl Ina never disappoints.

On Friday I made this tasty blueberry banana bread with some fruit I had that was about to go bad. We enjoyed it all weekend. Recipe to come Wednesday.

On Sunday we decided to clean under our sea grass rug in the den, per Matt’s suggestion. I really didn’t want to tackle this but I am glad we did. Our allergies have been horrible and we thought the rug might be the problem. We were right. This is what was under our rug. How disgusting! It was sand and dust and really was making us sick. The rug is living outside now while we look for a replacement. Sea Grass rugs are hard to vacuum and get really clean which is why I think all this was under our rug. Sorry to gross ya’ll out on a Monday.

We took care of this nugget who got really sick on Sunday. He ran a fever of 104 and really freaked me out. He was not a happy camper, and I had a very long night worrying about him and checking on him every hour. We are off to the Doctor this morning. Why is it that kids always get sick on the weekend when you can’t get in to see a doctor??

And we celebrated National Tequila Day on Sunday. We needed the tequila after our long day!



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  1. Cait says:

    wow what a big weekend girl- the pictures explain so much haha–woah and yest was national tequila day?! darn i missed out šŸ˜‰

  2. Jill says:

    I hope little Sterling is feeling better! I made your Greek dip from last week and it was fantastic, I could of licked the plate!

  3. Aww hope the little man is feeling better. And cannot wait for you to share the recipe for that delicious looking bread!

  4. Awww. Poor Sterling. I hate fevers more than anything else. They scare me even though I know it's the bodies natural way to fight infection. My kids get them too but mostly in the winter.

    I love Hornitos tequila. šŸ˜‰

  5. girl, don't feel bad. I was horrified at the things we found hiding under rugs and furniture when we moved. I guess just shifting things a bit to vacuum doesn't really cut it!

  6. I love the farmer's market in Charleston, especially the crepe truck, ok and the donuts. I will be down there this weekend and plan to hit it up!

  7. I hope Sterling is feeling better!

  8. Mandy says:

    Gosh I admire how often you cook and bake for your family. I really need some motivation to do that because i'm slackin in that department. I hope Sterling feels better, its awful when the kids are sick, I can totally relate. Hope your week gets better!

  9. i love that you celebrated national tequila day. How could I have missed the memo!! bummer!

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

  10. I hope Sterling gets better!!!

  11. Carly says:

    I love the DT farmer's market. One of my favorite weekend activities!

    Hope Sterling starts to feel better soon!

  12. POOR STERLING! I hope he is feeling better soon…nothing is worse than a sick little one )c: And I cannot wait for the bread recipe…I'm salivating just thinking about it! (c:

  13. I hope Sterling is feeling better today! And I had no idea that it was National Tequila day! I'm glad you were able to celebrate for me!


  14. Taylor says:

    So sorry about the little one. Poor thing! Can't believe I didn't know it was national tequila day! Maybe I'll have a belated celebration tonight?

  15. Laura says:

    poor little man!! glad you all survived okay!! fevers are so scary!

  16. Val says:

    Looks, like a very tasty looking weekend! I went to our local farmers market this weekend and I left there feeling so happy…it's amazing what a good looking tomato can do for my soul!! I hope your little man feels better soon!!

  17. megan says:

    That dirt makes me think about the rediculous amount of dog hair that accumulates in our house. I'm always scared to lift the couch because I know the amount of hair under there will be equal the amount of another dog.
    Poor Sterling! I hope he feels better real soon!

  18. Few things…

    Poor Sterling (and you!). Hope he feels better too. Text me later so I know how it went at the dr. He's SO cute.
    We love the farmers market, Lilly likes the donuts šŸ™‚
    Blueberry bread looks like heaven.
    And that rug is crazy! I have one too and am scared to look now. Though it's in a very low traffic room…

  19. Love the downtown farmers market. My husband still doesn't understand why I wouldn't just go to the grocery store though… Hope your little one is feeling better.

  20. Lisa Fergus says:

    okay first off, I hope your little man is okay!!!
    Can't wait for the blueberry bread recipe!! and those market picks look great! I love the one right up the street from my house!


  21. Tess says:

    I'm sorry your little baby was so sick this weekend. A 104 temp cannot be fun. Hopefully he is on the mend today! I wish I would have known that yesterday was National Tequila Day – I totally would have helped celebrate!

  22. Megan says:

    You're market finds look sensational… I would have never thought of sweet potato and bean salad so thanks for sharing that one! Hope you're little nugget is feeling better and cheers to Nat'l Tequila Day!!

  23. I am sorry your baby was sick but that outfit is precious!!! I am always looking for cute boy clothes (why do these not exist at reasonable prices???)

  24. National tequila day?! However did I miss this?! Sounds like fun!

  25. Aww hope your little man feels better! The food looks amazing!

  26. The Bee says:

    Is it totally wrong of me to say "thank you" for posting the pic of the remnants of the sea grass rug? Now I don't feel so bad about what I posted on my blog a couple of weeks ago….Glad I am not the only one to post such stuff…lol šŸ™‚