Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dancing in the Dark

The Boyfriend had a trade show
this weekend
The Charleston Home and Design Show
was at the Gaillard Auditorium 
and since I am such a good girlfriend
~I came to hang out with him~
lucky me 
 the auditorium doors weren't locked 

I didn't find the Phantom of the Opera
but I did dance across stage
*no audience*
but still tons of fun

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm quite illiterate, but i read alot.- J.D Salinger


~So long J.D. Salinger~

“I hope to hell that when I do die
 somebody has the sense to just dump me in the river or something. 
Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetary. 
People coming 
and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, 
and all that crap. 
Who wants flowers when you're dead? 

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

C is for Cookie

I *heart* these cookie cutters
the stamping possibilities are endless
its official
tasty love notes
are the best


A super tasty Poogan's Porch appetizer
that still has me drooling

~take note new years diet~
you have been defeated

A Charleston Birthday cheer!

someone once told me i'd be big in pictures

Thank you
for taking such great care of us crazy ladies

I laughed so much
my back ached the next day

What a lovely night
*I can't remember the last time *
we all had a night off together

(my favorite photo from the evening)

~Happy Birthday Jordan~
Love you babes

*can't wait till our next adventure

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Photo a day: Week Three

My brief cold has been pretty miserable
*plus side though*
 I have discovered some delicious new Jasmine teas
and perfected my chicken noodle soup
I'm feeling so much better
 just gonna take it easy though

Week Three
being a little creative everyday

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tea Time Wisdom

my tea bag quote of the day:

An ounce of pluck
is worth a ton of luck
-James Garfield 

Monday, January 18, 2010


Woke up with the sniffles

I've got some jasmine green tea
and some hot & sour soup
so recovery is *hopefully*

Basil Birthday

*Charleston is known for food*
we have our own cuisine
but among all the lowcountry restaurants
there is a gem of a place
that is the favorite
of many locals
and the Boyfriend

So we hit up Basil 
~for his 28th~
and a little green curry
*Basil Duck*
and Thai Tea and Vodkas


Photo a day: Week Two

I'm sticking to my resolutions so far
~I even make the bed~
*It's been a busy week*
(successful surprise parties take work)
but the photo a day has been going strong
it only takes a second
and it ends up being a lot of fun

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Boyfriend!

Happy Birthday !
~is gonna be great~

Love you 
it's gonna be a fantastic year

Monday, January 11, 2010

Etsy Love

*I have a lovely black and white checked coat*
that this fantastically fun broach 
~would be perfect with~

Buck Yourself Brooch/Pin - Pink and Gold Edition

Be Creative: Photo a day

One of my goals for 2010
~is to be creative~
to me
 creative can be hard to define
but according to
*creative* is an adjective

having the quality or power of creating
resulting from the originality of thought
expression, imagination
originative, productive

~So in an effort to create~
I am taking a Photograph a day
*Here is my first week*

once it warms up
I might actually take some pictures
outside of my house

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Movie Night.

Boyfriend and I snuggled up
next to the fire 
-and got the Netflix rockin- 

which I found to be totally lovely & engaging
*didn't reach for my laptop once*

this song is from the film
found this video totally amazing
Nancy and I should hangout

Saturday, January 9, 2010

California Graffiti

*Spotted on Cannery Row*
on our great big western adventure

~These guys are pretty cheerful~

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Baby its cold outside


Charleston is unexpectedly cold right now
We are expecting a low of 19 degrees tonight
we also might see
**Snow Flurries**
woo hoo!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

hello new year.

Baby step goals

photos-  get them off my computer!
make the bed *everyday*
eat more fruits and veggies
~walk lu ~
read a little bit more
become and expert with chopsticks
dress from my own closet
be creative
wake up a bit earlier
*seize the day!*

Hopscotch goals

pick some wall colors already
 -  just paint-
get those craft projects done
record my recipes
listen to my inner self
be out and about in my own city
*tourists do it- so can I *

Big leap goals

~honor my goals~
figure it all out
keep adding to my goals

Monday, January 4, 2010

I made caramel popcorn last night

smidge bitter
how absolutely easy it was

i just poured melted caramel candies
over some low-fat popcorn
*orville is my favorite*

and placed in a 300 degree oven
for a few minutes
(tossing a few times to get it gooey)

*don't walk away though* 
it will burn the minute you walk away

P.S. thanks Laurel  : )


So our dear friends
Got hitched December 19, 2009
it was a beautiful ceremony
and perfectly intimate

 The Boyfriend and I are very lucky
to have such great friends
and to have been a part of their

after the I do's 

down the aisle 

first dance

G's son sampling the cake
*favorite moment ever*

P.S. Boyfriend & I introduced this couple
and babysat on their first date
we are so stoked that it was such a
perfect match!

Tasty treats 2009

(treat boxes 2009)

This past holiday season
I put together some handmade gifts

Each box contained

I handed them out to my bar regulars
*and my friends*
these were so fun to make
and give!