Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
We had a great weekend and I had fun celebrating my birthday with our little family. On Thursday, I went to the Panthers/Saints game with some girlfriends and had a great time. The weather was perfect and the Panthers won!
We had a low key Friday night at home with Thai takeout then my husband cooked a birthday breakfast Saturday morning and we enjoyed homemade pumpkin pancakes, fresh fruit, and mimosas.
Then, Corey took Madeline for a walk while I headed out for a mani-pedi. I tried the new Essie 14-day wear polish and so far I am loving it. I got the color Take me to Thread and I'll report back soon to let you all know how long it really wears.
Saturday night we got all dressed up and headed out to dinner. I totally splurged and enjoyed steak and lobster AND a baked potato. It was delicious and always nice to have a little date night.
Then on Sunday we took a little drive to Mooresville to try Alino's, a pizza place. Y'all, it was soooo good! Corey and so are total pizza snobs from living in New York and New Jersey and we really haven't found any pizza in Charlotte that we love. We've found some we like at a couple places but Alino's has been the best we have tried since moving back South by far. I might even go as far to say it is better than many of the places we are while living in Hoboken.
It's finally been sweater weather around here so I wore this sweater that April recommended and it was so comfy. The back is open so that gives it a little something unexpected. I paired it with my favorite leggings and Frye boots.
It was a great weekend and I will be detoxing until Thanksgiving after all the delicious but unhealthy foods we ate this weekend!
Thursday, November 17, 2016
- Boxed white cake and ingredients to prepare it as instructed
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 16 oz sour cream
- 8 oz cool whip
- 2 6-oz bags of frozen coconut
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Happy Friday! And a special thank you to all of our veterans who have heroically served our country. I am proud of the veterans in my own family and grateful to the other families who have shared their loved ones in order to keep our nation safe.
Madeline hit the polls this week for the first time. I don't have anything to share publicly about the election other than I am truly saddened by all the hate going around right now. The last thing our country needs is to be further divided.
This week I enjoyed a Panther's stadium tour and happy hour with some girls from my sorority alumni group. It was a fun evening and I learned some pretty cool information about the stadium that I didn't already know.
Madeline's baptism is this weekend at my family's church. This is where Corey and I were married nearly five years ago! Afterwards, we are hosting a lunch at my home and I'll be busy making my favorite white coconut cake tomorrow morning. I'll post a recap early next week.
My birthday is next week and Corey just informed me for the first time ever I have not mentioned anything I wanted ahead of time. I'm contemplating asking for the new cordless Dyson vacuum. Hahaha! #youknowyoureoldwhen So, I suppose I have some thinking to do on that over the weekend and a little window shopping. Happy Friday!
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Monday, November 7, 2016
Things have been pretty busy over here lately. It's nice to sip a cup of coffee and catch up this morning.
We enjoyed Madeline's first Halloween last week. I even more enjoyed watching her crawl around in her owl costume. It was hilarious. She doesn't really do the conventional crawl. I'd say it most closely resembles an inchworm with some mini frog hops thrown in from time to time.
Corey's mom just moved to Charlotte. She stayed with us while getting settled but is officially in her own house now and we are really enjoying having her so close and I am glad all of Madeline's remaining grandparents now live close by and she will get to spend lots of time with them growing up.
Corey and I try to be very intentional with healthy eating. Last week I made zoodles and a lightened up meat sauce. This was my favorite way to eat zoodles to date. So good.
Over the weekend, we had some friends over to watch the Clemson game. Corey cooked ribs on the Big Green Egg and I made our favorite southern cole slaw. I also made a few of my favorite easy appetizers that I will share with you soon. The game wasn't very exciting (poor Syracuse) but it was fun to spend the time with friends.
With Madeline's Nonnie in town, we snuck out to Good Food on Montford, which has been one of my favorite restaurants (behind Soul Gastrolounge) but I have to say we were majorly disappointed this time. The dishes seemed rushed and mediocre and the service was awful. I was really disappointed since we don't get a baby free date night all the time these days.
I have been trying really hard to push Madeline's schedule back for daylight savings and was so happy when she slept until 6:40 Sunday morning, only waking twenty minutes early. However, she drooled and chomped on her hands and toys alllll day long yesterday so we had a very rough night last night. I hate teething.
Despite being a teething grump yesterday, we made it through our holiday photo shoot and I can't wait to see how these turn out. I'm both excited and apprehensive because I'm pretty sure she pouted the whole time. Babies will be babies. At least Riley, wearing his southern gentleman bow tie collar, put forth his best effort.
Today is super busy for us. We have playgroup and lunch with friends. It is my first afternoon tutoring my new client and then I'm off to Bunco.
Have a great day!