Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

What are you doing New Years eve?

I'm Working New Years Eve
*which is nothing new*
but I like watching everyone ring in 2012

I'll toast to the New Year 
on New Years Day with the boyfriend
Sullivan's Island better watch out! 

P.S. This is one of my favorite holiday songs- 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two of my favorite people in one place: Parton & PeeWee

And one of them is decked out in leopard print
could this snapshot be anybetter


Oh Dolly &  PeeWee
where and when did this happen
Thank you Internet

Friday, December 9, 2011

it's December- so here come the Best of Lists: Photos


Follow the link
to check out
45 Best Images of 2011

Don't follow the link if you've just applied mascara
You've been warned

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I don't always decorate the outside of my House for Christmas

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I don't always decorate the outside of my house for Christmas
(it's 80 degrees in December here in Charleston)
But when I do
I want to decorate with Calvin and Hobbs

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I had a lucky stuffed bunny

Oh boy. I wish it were this simple.It should be.
Sebastien Millon

I had a lucky stuffed bunny
his name is Bun-Bun
I plan on bringing him home from Charlotte during the Holidays
He's going to live high up on a shelf
because the puppies would think he is just delicious

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pancakes with a couple F*** bombs mixed in

I apologize in advance for the salty
not safe for work language
of this talented 

this is now what I plan to sing when I make pancakes
except I'll pour some of my mimosa on the ground for my "homies"

Sunday, November 27, 2011

100 books in a year: Update 3

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I've just finished my 7th book 
*I'm slowing down*
but not for long
because my reading slump is over! 

I chose a book because it had been a #1 best seller
~Can't really go too wrong with that~

The Book Thief 

Marcus Zusak
~was wonderful~
and lovely
what more could you want from an afternoon with a paperback

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Foodie Fun!


Looking for Something other than Football
~for after your Thanksgiving Dinner~

Foodie Fight
looks like a ton of fun 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

reading slump....story strikeout

Credit: exit-sign

I am on a mission to read 100 books in a year
*hopefully more*
(we'll see)
but I am striking out on my book choices
my most recent reads weren't exactly bad....
(Mindy Kaling wrote the last good book I've read)
but the stories haven't captured me

you know the feeling when you finish a great book 
and you ache just a little...
I really want to feel that way about a book right about now

any suggestions? 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My hair is going Grey Gardens

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect
that can never excite envy.

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I plucked a grey hair out of my eyebrow today
it wasn't just kinda grey
or any form lighter than my natural color
it was super grey
**what the what**
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Looks like I'm going to have to invest in some black gloves
red lipstick
and big ole pearls
because this is the look I'm going to go for

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Parks & Rec + Breaking Bad = Parks and Meth

The boyfriend & I really enjoy watching 
we have a pact
*not to watch it without one another*
we only watch one episode at a time on netflix
to prolong the guilty pleasure

So when I came across a tumblr
with stills from Breaking Bad
I just had to share
It is awesomely hilarous


Ron: Leslie, what do we do when we get this angry?Leslie: We count backwards from 1,000 by sevens and we think of warm brownies.
— The Master Plan
Ron: Leslie, what do we do when we get this angry?
Leslie: We count backwards from 1,000 by sevens and we think of warm brownies.
— The Master Plan

Monday, November 7, 2011

Palmetto Moon

**Stolen from my friends profile on facebook**

~A Brief History of the South Carolina Symbol~
the Palmetto Moon

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Southern Belles in Repose: Three Debutantes edition


Ole Miss Manners!

“Having eaten all the ham biscuits, there was nothing for three ladies to do but sit in elegant repose.”  Three debutantes, 1948. Conde Nast Digital Archive.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Love poem love: Judith Viorst

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some advice from a mother to her married son | judith viorst

the answer to do you love me isn’t, “i married you, didn’t i?”
or, “can’t we discuss this after the ballgame is through?”
it isn’t, “well that all depends on what you mean by ‘love’.”
or even, “come to bed and i’ll prove that i do.”
the answer isn’t, “how can i talk about love when
the bacon is burned and the house is an absolute mess and
the children are screaming their heads off and
i’m going to miss my bus?”
the answer is yes.
the answer is yes.
the answer is yes.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2011 Halloween Costume :Dia De Los Muertos edition

(via photobooth)

**I love Halloween**
my costume scared the trick or treaters though
(and the puppies for a minute or two)
who knew that a little face paint
and a flower head band 
could make such a serious scary statement

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween with Hitchcock

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It's gotten chilly down here in the lowcountry
The puppies and I are bundled up
and watching Hitchcock movies on Netflix

When I was a teenager my family always had a girls week 
in Myrtle Beach
**Lakewood Campgrounds is the best**
It ended up being a rainy cold week in South Carolina
We ended up spending our evenings
all the cousins piled on top of each other in the living room
watching Hitchcock movies
getting the wits scared out of us 

I was pleasantly surprised to find that Netflix has a great selection
of Hitchcock films on their streaming service
so here we are

**I'm saving Rear Window for last**

Saturday, October 29, 2011

100 books in a year: week 1

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In this first week of reading I read three books
*97 to go*

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

the Lisbeth Salander series by Stieg Larsson

I really enjoyed these books
but be warned they contain serious subjects and violence
they don't really make you want to hop on the next flight to Sweden

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome Great Pumpkin!

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I'm doomed.
One little slip like that could cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by.
 Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?

Don't forget to set your DVR's 

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
comes on TV tonight!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

1 year from today: read 100 books

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I love to read
but sometimes I will go a long time without picking up a book
and then I'll have times where I just read voraciously

I am setting a goal today
(nothing special about october 21st)
and am going to read
100 books
in the next 365 days

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our lovely bridge

this is technically under the bridge on the fishing pier
where the boyfriend 
caught some dinner

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness." -- Jane Austen

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All of the photos above have one thing in common
they contain one of my favorite fall treats
*Apple Cider*

Apple desserts are among my favorite 
I love to make apple butter in the crockpot too
my secret ingredient is...
you guessed it
Apple Cider!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paris via pastry

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I love the look of french pastries
they are very architectural
I had the pleasure of trying a macaroon
 from the macaroon boutique on Jean St.
and a chocolate almond croissant that I ate before I even got home
*I love when pastries are too pretty to eat*
I let them sit on the counter
and then Oh so Tasty! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's that time again...

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That Big Book Sale
starts tomorrow!

Bring your bags or boxes
and prepare to be overwhelmed by the incredible 
amount of books in a space that isn't a library
or a bookstore

*You never know what your going to find*

this is by far the best used book sale I have ever been to
and I look forward to it every year
it always comes along with pumpkin spiced goodies
and cooler weather
That Big Book Sale 
is when fall really starts for me

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's for dinner? fast food -vs- home made


I love a good cheese burger
we have a couple great burger places in Mount Pleasant
*The Windjammer*
(no fast food though**the boyfriend and I don't partake)
well....except for the very rare chick fil a

this info graphic
shows the price difference
 between home cooked and fast food
and the health difference

I think it's very interesting
seeing what $30.00 buys you at McDonalds
and knowing what $30.00 buys you at the Grocery Store
even if you arn't a certified chef
an affordable home made meal is within reach