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Scenes From Our Weekend

Mar 30, 2015

I don’t know about ya’ll but it was cold here this weekend!  At least cold for Charleston March standards.  Luckily the sun was out so it was at least gorgeous. Today starts Spring Break.  I am excited for a week with no real schedule!

Friday for lunch I decided I had to have some chips and queso.  I stopped by Barberitos for a kick ass burrito and cheese dip.  Their queso is some of my favorite.

Friday early evening I stopped by the Shop Buru Event.  Shop Buru is a fantastic website filled with all my favorite designers.  They travel with a van filled with clothes so you can shop in person. Frances Moon and I had a blast shopping.

I picked up the cutest tee shirt for Frances Moon.

Pants are from Tarjay.

I got myself this gorgeous Mara Hoffman Dress.

It is the perfect casual Summer Caftan Dress.  Also comes in a beautiful lavender color.

Friday night was ended in my pjs (which Matt said looked like I was going to jail) with a vodka cocktail and the rest of House of Cards, we powered through the 3rd season.  I liked it but not as much as the first two seasons.

Saturday I decided it was time for a run.   Everyone was doing the bridge run but I don’t do bridges nor 6 miles, so I did my short run and caught a glimpse of some of the hard core bridge runners:)

After my run we headed to Sterling’s first soccer game of the season.

I think little kids are just adorable in uniforms.

Then we hit up Smokey Oak for a delicious Southern lunch.

Their chicken tenders and sides were on point!

My brother was in town for the bridge run so we had him and his wife over for happy hour.  I don’t get to see him nearly enough so it was great to catch up.

Wearing my Tassel Candy Shop Earrings that are a new favorite.

Jeans | Shoes

We ended the weekend some Rose and a sweet happy hour spread.

Serval of you wanted to know where I found my marble cheese board. I was lucky and scored this at TJMaxx but here are a few that are really similar that I like:

Marble Tray 1 | Marble Tray 2 | Marble Tray 3 (this one comes with a set of gold cheese knives)


I made another recipe from Ina Garten’s new cookbook | Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes. 

 It was so good.  Ina never disappoints.

1 pound mixed small Yukon Gold and red new potatoes, scrubbed
-Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
-3 tablespoons good olive oil
-½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
-2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
-Fleur de sel or sea salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the potatoes and 1 tablespoon salt in a large saucepan and add
enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat,
and simmer for 17 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender when
pierced with a skewer. Drain the potatoes and place on a sheet pan. With
a potato masher or metal measuring cup, press each potato until it’s
about ½ inch thick (they will be messy). Toss the potatoes with the
olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper.

Roast the potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes, turning once, until the
skins have become nicely browned. Sprinkle the potatoes with the
Parmesan cheese and roast for another 2 to 3 minutes, just until the
cheese melts. Sprinkle the potatoes with the chives and fleur de sel and
serve hot.

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Scenes From Our Weekend

Jul 30, 2012

Here is what went down. My weekend got off to great a start when I received this book in the mail from my sweet friend Giordana.   This book is a real gem filled with great fashions.

Saturday we started off celebrating the hubs birthday with some tasty peach cocktails.

Then we went on a boat ride and ran into this crazy storm.  I mean look at those clouds.   Luckily we were close to the Yacht Club where we waited the storm out with some tasty beverages.

Several of you asked for pics of me wearing my new necklace, so here it is!  Fringe Boutique is currently sold out but you can order one here.

Sunday Morning my little man and I hit up an Estate Sale down the street and scored these awesome goodies.  Vintage Martini Shaker (you know I love a good martini), great coffee table book, and blown glass whale for Sterling’s room.  All for under $20.  Gotta love an estate sale!

Figured out the key to a successful car ride:  Fruit Loops.  This kept Sterling entertained for awhile and honestly I forgot how good that cereal is!

Cooked up a tasty veggie bowl.

Sterling had a playdate with his best bud Henry.  Thanks to Yo Gabba Gabba he always wants to make a funny face.  I mean he did this for every picture.  Sigh.

Happy Monday Dolls. 


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  1. caycee says:

    Love Sterlings funny face! And that veg bowl looks delish!!!

  2. Loving your weekend. Great finds and loving the necklace!

  3. Love your finds! Sterling can make any face he wants; he's still allowed to to date Wells in 15 years 🙂 They can dance to yummy yummy in my tummy together!

  4. Looks like a fab weekend! Love your new necklace in pink!

  5. Keely says:

    Looks like a fun weekend! To funny, I found that same book on Amazon for $ .50+ 3.99 shipping, crazy! Amazons used book selection is great, found some AMAZING coffeetable books…a lil addicted to those and cookbooks lately. Look forward to your blog! So refreshing and inspiring, thank you!

  6. Ashley says:

    love the glass whale you scored!

  7. Jessie says:

    Cute estate sale finds! Those peach cocktails look amazing!

  8. Great estate sale finds – love the little whale!

  9. Morgan S. says:

    Going to check out that book! And that veggie bowl looks YUM! xoxo http://www.styleoyster.blogspot.com

  10. Brooke says:

    Love the estate sale finds! Sterling and Henry look SO adorable in those outfits. Looks like you had a great weekend, cheers to a great week ahead!


  11. Sounds like the perfect weekend! The peach cocktails look delish!! And the boys outfits are adorable including the funny faces.

    Xx. Patience

  12. megan says:

    That glass whale is adorable! Cameron was at the yacht club on Saturday, also, with his friends who are members! Veggie bowl looks delicious and super healthy.

  13. Love the necklace! Glad you guys are safe from the storms!

  14. That salad looks so yummy!! Recipe please!

  15. Pris says:

    Looks like a great weekend! That necklace looks fabulous!

  16. Taylor says:

    looks like a great weekend! love the necklace – and I really want to pick up that book!


  17. Viviana says:

    I really need that book!

  18. Dang you, Yo Gabba Gabba! Seriously, I think my children have picked up more back habits from their childrens shows than anywhere else…and that's sayin' something! LOVE the new necklace…total stunner!

  19. Ashley says:

    Sterling and Henry's outfits are precious!! Love your estate sale finds- can't beat under $20!

  20. Jennifer says:

    did you check the underside of the whale for an etched name? we have one similar that was passed down from Steuben – they look alike 🙂 you should check it!

  21. Those peach cocktails look amazing, and your necklace looks super cute!

  22. Sterling is just too cute in that Gator! Don't you just love an estate sale?!? You scored big!!! Love that little whale!

  23. Looks like a perfect weekend, especially those peach cocktails! Mmmmm.