Monday, July 14, 2014

It's Monday again.

I definitely have a case of "the Mondays" today.

I did have a good weekend though! My BFF Elly came to town with some of her girlfriends to see the Justin Timberlake show on Saturday night (which they said was AMAZING). Anyway, she stayed with us and we had a fun time hanging out! 

While she was at the concert I went to see the movie Chef with some friends. IT WAS SOOOO GOOD! I totally recommend seeing it! It's basically about this great chef who gets burnt out working for the owner of a restaurant and with the encouragement of his family he gets a food truck. And that's all I can say! ;)

In not the happiest of news I have to mention that a fellow classmate and High Point friend of mine is not doing well. She was one of my mom's favorite students and although she was ahead of me in school, I still knew her pretty well - mostly because she was so outgoing and with her red hair, she was hard to miss! She was born with her disease and she has battled it her whole life. She's one of the strongest people I know and has continually been up beat all of these years. I would appreciate it if you all kept her in your prayers as hospice is now with her. Here is Rachael's Caringbridge page.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday 5 (on Saturday)

1. Could not be happier that it is the weekend!

2. My BFF Elly is in town! She's 7 mos pregnant and couldn't be cuter!

3. My friend Jen introduced me to this blog, http://shullfamily.blogspot.com/
It's really cute and the blogger, Shay, is  Sean, the Bachelor's, sister!

4. This is from above blog. Drool.


5. Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello!

Apparently it's National Ice Cream Month - let's honor that for a second.



And then let's talk about what I am reading now. I have a list of books to read but none of them were appealing to me so I looked these guys up and they are AWESOME. I love a series and I loved Hunger Games - these books are very similar to that and of course come in a series. It took me no time to get through the first book and now I am on the second. If you want something quick and different from the usual summer read, pick these up!

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 4th in Photos....

Another 4th in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina!
We all had a great time.... lots of good food, good laughs... played some cornhole, can jam, and taboo..... time at the lake and in town shopping.... and best of all, GREAT weather!

We started off with an awesome pontoon boat ride on Lake Glenville! 


Mister Dave was the boat captain.


We found an island to hang out at and let the dogs play.





Brees loves some lake time.


Tuckered out.




Sunset at the mountain house.

B and her super cute 4th of July necklace!

Fireworks time!




Another day at the lake! Sister takes so long to dry off!


Another sunset!

And a sunrise! I found more pictures thanks to Jacquie! ...... 


We enjoyed dinner at Gamekeeper's taven in Sapphire. They have a great outdoor space with live music!


More pics from the lake....




Another view from the house...


Sparklers!!!








The neighborhood lake!


Me and Jacquie!


Jacquie went in to Highlands to do some shopping and snapped this awesome pics of the Old Edwards Inn!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Happy!

Happy Birthday... to my main squeeze!





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ina's Gazpacho!

Happy July 1st! Where has the summer gone? Tomorrow is Dave's birthday - the big 3-6, I can't believe it!


I haven't made Gazpacho in forever and I remembered how much Dave likes it. So last night I made it and it could not have been easier! I always add shrimp to mine because Dave likes meat with his dinner. I use Ina Garten's recipe but I pureed mine a bit more than she did. If you are looking for a quick, light, and tasty summer meal, try this! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Trip to the Depot

I go to The Depot, antiques warehouse, once every summer I think.... I took pics of things I liked for you guys, in case you'd like to take a trip out there yourself :)


In this stall.....the scale is cool, the wooden latter thing in the back also cool.... the number 7 sign and the baskets are great too.


Loved these and really want them for my fireplace mantle.


Loved this lamp.


Usually you see these jugs with pennies in them but I thought they'd be nice (since I saw this on Fixer Upper) next to our fire place with some fake tall flowers.


I liked this basket and the vintage stuffed animals - would be good for a neutral nursery.


Gorg!


Blue ones? Okay!



These crates are always fun.

Great knobs! (oh, hey foot)


They had a whole stall of just metal pieces that were pretty fun.


On Fixer Upper (of course) they have loads of these.... either holding hydrangeas on a dining table or holding kids crayons on a mini table..... they find loads of uses for them!


I'm not sure what I'd do with this, it was an expensive piece, but anyways, I liked it!