Tuesday, August 30, 2011

these boots were made for...

It's almost time folks! Time for jeans, sweaters, leggings, henleys and most important... BOOTS!
Two years ago I had two pair of boots, and now I have ten.
Me thinks I'll need to take it easy this season on boot purchases. It doesn't help when Target unleashes their latest and greatest boots and they're all cute AND affordable.
Target Boots

Pretty fab right? Are you in the market for boots? Will you be hitting up Target?

Monday, August 29, 2011

morgan recommends.

Hi friends! Since I have no fun photos from the weekend ( I blame poor weather Friday and laziness Satuday/Sunday), I thought I would give some recommendations based on things I'm loving recently.
the BEST dry shampoo. I couldn't live without it.

{delicious, easy pecan encrusted chicken}

{the perfect summer to fall transition outfit}

{a great movie rental!}

How about you? Got any good recommendations for me?

Friday, August 26, 2011

go away Irene!

This should prove to be a wild weekend weather wise for the East Coast. Fortunately, Charleston has been taken out of the war path and we're only expected to get high winds and rain. I hope all my readers in North Carolina, DC, Maryland, Virgina, New York, and anywhere else affected stay safe!
I'll be using the storm as an excuse to stay in, drink good wine, play Wii, and eat gourmet cheeses.
It's how we do.
Stay safe friends!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

dvr....set.... go!

So I'm a bit of a television-a-holic. I can tell this by the fact that I'm already thinking about fall television.
And by thinking about it, I mean counting down the days until my favorite shows come back.
I swear I have a life.
People say this will change with I have kids. I'll let you know in three to five years.

There are of course my favorites...

....and then there are the new series that are premiering...

All in all... my DVR is looking solid for fall.

What shows are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

video killed my worth ethic

These two videos took at least 20 minutes of productivity from my work day yesterday.
Yes, that's how many times I watched them.

First up, my favoooooorite Ryan Gosling being adorable in the city, running errands, and oh, you know.... stopping random fights here and there.
The girl's commentary cracks me up. Had I been her, the camera would be on the ground and I would have been all up in that fight so Ryan could stop me.

No man wears a striped tank top like this man.
The second video is going to be your daily dose of cuteness. If you ever have wondered how closely related primates are to humans, watch this video and tell me you're not amazed. It's like you're watching a human.

Adorable (and amazing) right!

Hope you enjoyed! Now get back to work! :wink wink:

Monday, August 22, 2011

no hurling on the shell dude. i just waxed it.

I couldn't resist the Crush quote from Finding Nemo.Why? Because I had the coolest experience Friday night. A 'I can finally cross this off my bucket list' kind of experience.
Friday, at Isle of Palms, two loggerheads and one kemp's ridley turtle were released back into the ocean after being rehabilitated for months at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital.
It was one of the coolest, most beautiful things I've seen. So amazing.

 {notice the little boy holding the "Beaufort" sign. that's the turtle's name!}

There were hundreds of locals and tourists lined up to see the three turtles take the long walk to the ocean. It was the perfect way to start my weekend.
I knew pictures wouldn't do this experience justice so I made a little video. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

shop my closet!

Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know I've added some items for sale in my Ebay store
A J.Crew beach cover up, Bandolino clutches, and Nine West pumps are just a few of the items added. 
More items will be added later today so be sure to check back as well!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

it's about taking your life into your own hands.

I love this quote. It's actually a variation of a quote from Shonda Rimes. It's a good reminder that our life isn't written for us. Our past is written from the choices we've made but our present and future are ours to write. No one can decide what your life is to be.

Wishing you a lovely Thursday friends.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

yay or nay: colored jeans

Alright folks... for this week's Yay or Nay we're diving into colored jeans!
I'm giving this trend a full on YAY! I love the pop of color and most of the time people pull it off.

So what say you? Yay or Nay?
And if you're a 'yay' and you own a pair, tell me your favorite!


Monday, August 15, 2011

things that make you go hmmmm

Received this mailer today from Urban Outfitters.
Duct tape necklace?
Stank face?

I don't get it. Someone please explain. 

sunday funday!

Hi Friends! Hope y'all had an amazing weekend! Guy's and my weekend didn't start the way we wanted but ended better than expected. We had one of those Saturdays where nothing went right so we decided to start our Sunday off the best way we know how. Brunch. 
We decided on Virginia's on King since we hadn't been there in close to a year. We weren't disappointed.
{quintessential Charleston with the exposed brick and perfect location on King Street}

{fried okra to start, breakfast for me and shrimp & grits for G}

Surprisingly, Virginia's doesn't serve alcohol on Sunday's. Something about the church across the street and the owner being Southern & against it. Welcome to the South! But honestly, you can't have brunch without a bloody or mimosa so we knew we needed to move on to complete our task.
We knew just where to go. Taco Boy.

{one of the coolest interiors}

We wrapped up our afternoon on Shem Creek for some fresh, local caught fish for dinner and took a moment to take in the view. It's days like this where I realize just how amazing Charleston is and how I lucky I am.

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

i've got nothing for ya.

I'm not feeling very inspired today... so I don't have a post for you.
I do have this picture however.
This looks like my Gus. But it isn't. But he does do this. But I haven't caught it on film.
So this will have to do.
In other news, our wedding was featured on The Wedding Row yesterday! This isn't very exciting for you but it was very exciting for me. Sometimes a girl needs to be selfish and bask in her own excitement right?!
Please continue on with your day. You'll never get the minute back you spent reading this post. My apologies.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

red heads have more fun.

Bryce Dallas Howard is having a good year. She's about to be in the hit movie The Help and plays the amazing role of Hilly Holbrook.
If you haven't read this book.... read it. Its a must read.

She's also the latest celebrity model for Kate Spade and I'm loving the ads with her.

{doesn't she look a little like Adele in this picture?}

And the newest ad.....

So very lovely Bryce.

Happy Wednesday beauties!

Monday, August 8, 2011

i'm officially an eighty year old woman

It's a sad day friends. After 30 years of avoiding 'As Seen on TV' merchandise, I've caved.
Not once. Twice.
In the past month I've bought two as seen on TV items.
And the worst part? I like them both. A Lot.

It's true. Both are completely useful, served their purpose, and dare I say were money well spent.

I feel like I don't even know myself anymore.
At least I can hold my head up high and say I didn't purchase the pajama jean. Because nothing says "I've given up on life" more than the pajama jean.

Please, someone, anyone... tell me you've purchased an 'As Seen on TV' item so I don't feel so foolish.
Or make fun of me at will. Either is totally fine.

Friday, August 5, 2011

yay or nay: dye dipped hair

Happy Friday looooooveeees!
I thought I'd end the week with 'Yay or Nay' and this week I'm bringing you dye dipped hair.
For me, this is way too trendy and I'm way too old for it anyways.
But what do you think?

Would you ever do it? Do you like it on others?
Yay or Nay?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

thursday threads 8.4.11

After a week break.... it's time for Thursday Threads!

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Full disclosure.... these outfits are from last week. I've been sick this week and didn't think pictures of me with my sweats and ratty tshirts would thrill anyone. Those thrills are saved just for Guy; one of the many reasons why he's lucky to be married to me.
I love outfit two. I've had both the lace tank and black skirt for months now and hadn't worn them. They are both items I would try various ways and never could find the right piece to go with them. Randomly I tried them on together for a girl's night out and voila! Outfit made!

Hope y'all are having a good week. I'm on day two of a Zpac so hopefully I'm better by the weekend!

*I'm guest posting over at Simply Collins, stop by and say hello!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a video: upstate new york vacation

Last night I made a little video documenting our trip to upstate New York to visit Guy's sisters family.
I love this family to pieces and am so happy I have this video to document the fun times we have.
Hope you enjoy.

Monday, August 1, 2011

is she really taking pictures of her food?

Being a blogger is such a rewarding part of my life. I started blogging in 2009 because I needed a hobby, felt I had something to say, and had fallen in love with a few blogs and felt I could do it. I forget sometimes that everyone else isn't a blogger so things I do may seem odd or weird to them.
Taking pictures of my food would be culprit numero uno. 
Guy and I had date night Saturday night and went to one of our favorite restaurants Cru Cafe. As soon as we got our entrees, I did what I always do. Whipped out my camera, started messing with the settings, and  snapped some shots. Immediately after doing this last night, I hear (in a whisper) "Is she really taking pictures of her food?" I had to smile, continued to snap and passed the camera to Guy to get a picture of his. Before he could, the same woman immediately stands up and says she'll take a picture of the two of us. Normally a nice thing to do but I think she was honestly confused by what was going on and decided to take control herself to snap a picture she felt necessary. After taking the picture, she sits down and says to her husband "Much better than a picture of fish."
I had to giggle.

{the offending picture. Citrus Glazed Mahi Mahi}

{the less offending picture}

Fellow bloggers... please tell me you've had similar situations?!

Hope you all had relaxing weekend! Happy Monday!