Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Three years ago today, I made the best decision of my life. Today is our third anniversary, and I am truly grateful to have found my partner in life. I think marriage is a funny thing...It's almost it's own life - constantly evolving. It needs to be nurtured and attended to in order to grow. Mostly it needs love and respect.

Lee, (if you read this) thank you for making the last three years the best ever.


Stay tuned to see Lee's anniversary gift, thanks to my creative blogger friend!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


This weekend, I had the pleasure of spending quality time with six of my favorite peeps in one of the coolest cities in the world, NYC!

Several of us had been previously, so we skipped some of the traditional, touristy things and chose to focus on filling our stomachs with delish food and cocktails. I mean, can you blame us?

Day 1- Thanks to a couple of great tour guides, we made our way to an adorable place for brunch aptly called The Delicatessen and picked up Magnolia afterwards. After drinks at the Standard BAR and visiting the High Line (thanks to the recommendation of The Real Simple Life’s Kristen) we refreshed ourselves (again) at 230 5th, where you have an insane view of the city, before heading to dinner. If you are headed to NYC, I highly recommend eating at Hotel Griffou. The rooms and people watching are fantastic. Each room is decorated differently setting off a different vibe in each. Additionally, the food is mouthwatering, and proportions are fair. After dinner, more fun continued at the Back Room, a kitschy speakeasy that serves drinks in tea cups. Pinkies up, ladies.

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Day 2- Continuing on with eat/drink fest 2010, we ate brunch at Jane, not as plain as you may think. Afterwards, we strolled off our full tummies at Central Park, where the turtle pond was a crowd favorite. Having slept late, by the time we finished the park, it was time to get ready to to go out again! This time, we met for drinks at Ajna Bar – formerly Buddha Bar, which rumor is had to change it’s name after the Buddha was stolen.

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An amazing dinner was followed at Buddakan, and cold beers with longtime friends. What more can a girl ask for?

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Overall the weekend was a blast. My pants are slightly tighter, but my heart is full of joy having seen several longtime friends and catching up with “The Girls”.

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Movie Madness

I’m dying to see The Town directed by and starring Ben Affleck. I don’t think I’ve been this excited to see a movie since SATC (the first one!) The cast is gorgeous, and it’s actually getting good reviews. Ben’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone wasn’t my favorite, but this story line looks (slightly) less depressing.


Other movies I’m excited about:

Never Let Me Go


Easy A


What will you be watching this Fall?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Go Tigers

We are headed to the Auburn vs. Clemson game in Auburn, AL this weekend to cheer on the Auburn Tigers.


What are you doing this weekend?

Here are some fave links from the week:

Have a good one!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Almost Weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend! Go celebrate something!


Here are some of my favorite links from the week.

Sad Don Draper

Make some migas this weekend

Ikea and Cats – Genius!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

READ:: The Help

I just finished reading an excellent book called The Help and wanted to share. It’s been a long time since I have picked up a book that is touching, laugh out loud funny in moments and tragically sad at the same time. If you haven’t read it already, I strongly recommend it!


Here is the synopsis from Kathryn herself:

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women--mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends--view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Inspiration

I love September. It’s my favorite month. Not only do my birthday and anny fall in this month, but it brings the promise of cooler air and fun, tailgating weekends.

Here’s my random inspiration board for the month.  Just some things that come to mind…Burnt orange appears to be a common theme. Hook ‘em.