Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Well this is my new favorite song, "Beautiful" by Mariah Carey and Miguel.  The beat has a reminiscent quality to it, this songs makes me happy and excited for Summer!  Back to the beach to celebrate my bestie Kippy's engagement partay!!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My long weekend in Pictures...

Headed to Figure 8 Island for Memorial Day Weekend Thursday....

Hung out on the beach a lot....snuggles with M3 and a glass of wine...what could be better?!?

Caught up with my bestie Kippy...check out her awesome bathing suit!!!

Bonded with my nephew M3....such a chill baby!
Went for lots of walks and saw Susan Surandon (She's staying on the island while filming a movie)

Clearly spent a lot of time with this cool kid....just chilling.... 
Had dinner at the yacht club....yes M3 is dressed as a sailor with Mimi

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Long Weekend!!!

Happy long weekend, more importantly happy Memorial Day weekend!  I am at the beach to officially kick off Summer!!  Here is Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us" one of my new favorite gets you moving and grooving and just super happy!  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mother's Day....A Pig Pickin'

Mother's Day Weekend was super fun!  I headed to Greensboro Saturday and spent all weekend with my mama.  Sunday, we headed to my grandparents for a pig pickin' with the entire family.  Picture lots of aunts (3) uncles (4) and a massive amount of cousins (only around 17 came) and of course my pawpaw and mawmaw situated north of Greensboro in the country.  We are a loud, lively bunch who love to pick on one another and just hang out-playing corn hole, passing around the babies and catching up.  It was one of the best Mother's Day ever!!!  My cousin Aaron has now been picked to continue the tradition since he smoked the pig!

My grandparents home.....the perfect day to celebrate Mother's Day....beautiful weather and scenary
My Beautiful mama with her grandson M3....she is now a Mimi 

Hanging out with M3 enjoying some sunshine...which I needed!  My aunt was shocked at my white legs and no to clear the record I didn't have on white tights!

My sweet nephew M3

Corn hole....Nathan and Matthew

All the boys were enamored with the babies...

Smokin' the Pig

Hay in the back field growing nicely

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Weekend!

Thanks goodness it's finally the weekend!  My weekend will be filled with wedding festivities to celebrate a friends wedding....headed to the lake, kinda in the middle of nowhere...which makes this song appropriate.  We are headed for a road trip and Blake Shelton will make it awesome with "Boy's Round Here."  Have a happy weekend!!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Friday Darlings....

Happy Weekend friends!  I am headed to Band of Horses tonight with friends and then on to Greensboro to celebrate Mother's Day with literally all of the women on my mom's side.....aka a pig pickin' at my grandparents filled with cousins, aunts, uncles and random people.  Happy Mother's Day to my mama ever!!!  Here is Band of Horses "No one's gonna love you."

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Relish Carolina

Relish Carolina is a fabulous roaming dinner party that is put on at different venues throughout Charlotte every couple of months.  Last Thursday, my friends and I partook in the one hosted at Heist Brewery, titled the Hellish Seafood Boil.  We arrived and immediately took part in sipping on delicious cocktails with fun names like Whisky Strong and Champagne Dreams.  The appetizers were delivered on old wooden doors and people mingled and exclaimed over the lobster hanging out in a baby pool and the various retiles such as turtles and terrifying snakes (I ran away every time one came near me). We sat down at a long dinner table and prepared ourselves for a feast, seafood that was cooked to perfection, lobster, crab, shrimp and crawfish.  It was a wonderful experience and one I hope to repeat!  

Ahmazing seafood

Ready with our lobster bibs....thank goodness we had them, things got a little messy!!

Cheers!  Yummy cocktails!

Friendly lobster who was on a leash in the baby pool, he was around 90 years old

Fun friends at the dinner party!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Delish Recipe

This recipe is an old favorite of mine I began making in college, I have made it healthier now and it is one of my go to delish meals!!!

-Quinoa Pasta (so much better for you and taste like whole wheat pasta)
-Sun-dried tomatoes
-Baby Spinach
-Fat Free Feta Cheese
-1 lemon
-olive oil

Cook the quinoa pasta per the directions, make sure you don't overcook the pasta.  In a medium skillet, put 2 tbsp. of olive oil and sauté the spinach over medium heat until it becomes limp.  Squeeze the lemon over the spinach and stir.  Take as many sun-dried tomatoes you want and place them on a paper towel to remove the oil.  Add the sun-dried tomatoes to the spinach and toss around for a minute.  Drain the pasta and add the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes to the pasta.  Add the feta cheese on top and voila, a quick, easy delish meal!!

Friday, May 3, 2013


So this song, thanks to Mama Jill turning me onto it (yes, my mom is super cool!!!) has been on repeat and is my new party/pump it up anthem!  How appropriate for this weekend!!  I have fab friends coming into town for the Wells Fargo golf tourney!  Cheers to a fun-filled fabulous weekend, enjoy Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"!