Saturday, March 26, 2011

The nursery, a local store, and a recipe...

Isn't that a good title? I don't have the time for multiple posts so here's what's going on in my world:

Robert and I are still on the hunt for a house. We want something we can renovate, and it's hard to find something in our price range we can put a lot of $$ into. I do realize that there will be a baby in our world in just a few (eeek!) months, so I have instead become focused on the baby's room. Which is much more fun!! I have a few things already I want to use.

White jenny lind baby bed (I got this at an auction for $75!)

My Dad's baby chest (needs a fresh coat of paint and knobs)
Birdcage wall hanging for pics and baby shower invite, etc.

Lamp - a gift from Robert
These last 2 items came from a local store here in Albany - Livi and Company. I have bought several things there over the years and their prices are very reasonable! It's a mix of old and new. Here are a few other things from Livi I have in my home...

As I mentioned before, Robert has been running, and he finished his second race a few weeks ago, the Gate in Jacksonville. I decided to stay home and rest (which if you know me is really big--I do not usually like to be alone, but I have to was nice!). I made a special congratulatory dinner for him that Sunday night and it was awesome!! I have never made anything by the Neely's (the show on the Food Network is a little on the annoying side...spice fairy anyone?) but this recipe looked right up Robert's alley. Here is the recipe for Short Ribs. Yum!

I followed the recipe from the website exactly, but I didn't have any red wine, so I substituted beef broth.

That's it for now...happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

PROPS my husband! He has been training for months and last Saturday in St. Simons Island, he ran his first 10K!! He placed 3rd in his age group and will be receiving a MEDAL. He wants to put it on our mantel, but I think it would look better in our upstairs guest room bookcase ;)

Congrats Robert!! So proud of you...

Me and Robert

Robert and his sister, Kim

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It's a BABY!

Ok, maybe it's a girl, but they thought it was a boy first, so I am not 100% about much right now, except how excited we are!!!!!! We have been through a lot and waited a long time for this, so no matter the sex...we feel very blessed :)

I am 16 weeks today. July 30th seems like YEARS from now, but  its fun to think about how our lives are about to change. We have put the house building on hold, and are perusing the market for a house to buy for our little fam. In the meantime, its fun to look at pretty things and look forward to our little one...

 And have you seen this new blog?? Baby nursery inspiration galore!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I've been SLACK...and Merry Christmas!

I have had a busy month. Work, work, work, and no play! Ok, maybe a little shopping, but I am still not done. And when is Christmas? Oh yeah, in 3 days. Eeeeek! I wish you all a...

Merry Christmas and a HaPpy New Year!!!!

I will probably be posting some exciting news in the beginning of 2011, so stay posted.

This is not my house, but I wish it was. How cool are the wooden stockings?

My first New Year's Resolution:

To vamp up my blog, change up the content a little, and be really good about FREQUENT posts :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

30 is the new 20

My bestest friend Laurel (aka L-Train) turned 30 on the 30th of October and we took a girls trip to Atlanta! Of course the focus of our weekend was, as usual, food! The birthday girl got to pick the restaurants...and she did a GREAT job :)

Friday night we stoped in at Pura Vida for tapas and mojitos.

After dinner we went to a bar called the El Bar. Couldn't find a website. It's in the back of a mexican reataurant and we dropped it like it was HOT. Best Hip Hop bar I've been to. Fo sho. Unfortunately Fortunately I was not taking pictures at this point.

Saturday lunch. Have you been to JCT kitchen? If not, you should. It was sooooo yummy, and the atmosphere was amazing.

We spent some time shopping and hanging out at Phipps then headed back to our hotel (oops forgot to mention the st. regis in atlanta is awesome) for some before dinner drinks and then we got ready for the next great meal at Abattoir.

Ahhhh the lighting.

LOVE this sink.........

The girls...from left: Carla, Laurel, Trish, Me, and Caroline.

30 may be the new 20, but I think I will embrace my last 8 months being "in my 20's" :)

P.S. Almost forgot Sunday brunch. Don't miss this next time you are in ATL.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Anybody up for a road trip to Pennsylvania? Look what I found! These things are on my wish list (which is quite long at the moment, btw)...

Coming soon:
Anniversary trip to Athens, GA
Butternut Squash Soup
Shopping for Plumbing Fixtures

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fish Dishes

I am still working on the internet situation (it's been very hard to plan a vacation or check e-mail or stay up to date with people on facebook, so if you are sick, pregnant, or have any will have to be old fashioned and just call me!) , BUT I have to tell you about 2 great fish recipes. I have made and tested both and both are blog-worthy...

1. Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

2. Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Butter, Capers, and Orzo

I have pictures of both but I will have to post later!

Happy cooking :)