Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wine Wednesday

 SweetSouthernGirl

Happy Wino Wednesday Everyone! I am linking up with Danielle and Aubrey for Wine Wednesday!

I am very excited to get together with my ladies tonight for some yummy dinner and wine at one of our favorite places.  Especially to spend any extra time with my bestie :) It is so funny how now we have to schedule times to see each other when she use to basically live at my house and we were going out all the time.  Oh how the times have changed, where did we get the money to go out like we did lady.  

I am looking forward to tonight because we also get to celebrate the first day of SPRING!!!! Yay to warmer and longer days.  I absolutely love this weekend.  Allen and I had my brother and his new girlfriend over and we spent most of our time outside.  We sipped on a lovely Pinot Noir and enjoyed the summer like weather.  Being that I am traditionally always a Cab girl I like the light airiness of a pinot noir in the spring/summer :)  And of course with the summer coming means pool parties and hopefully some of Danielle's yummy sangria :)
Wine Pops / Endless Summer
Cannot wait to try these wine pops :)

 Happy 1st day of Spring and Wine Wednesday everyone ;)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Packing!!!!!

Allen and I are leaving for the beach today when I get off work for his yellow ribbon ceremony this weekend.  I am so excited to leave for a few days but I am having a hard time getting motivated to pack.  Maybe because I did a little too much of this last night
It has been a stressful week and it was Wednesday what do you expect!


While Allen is at meetings all day Saturday and Sunday morning I am planning on being lazy and listening to the beach but I still need clothes.  I ALWAYS overpack and I am trying not to this weekend but I have to have all my comforts of home.  When I go home at lunch I am going to speed pack so I am trying to get my list of stuff together.  I always have to have a list because I love checking things off. 

Right now my list is:
Wine
Carolina Wine Glass 
Vodka (for Allen)
Diet Coke (I do drink other things besides alcohol)
All my toiletries 
2 Pillows
Stuffed Penquin
Heating Pad (I cannot sleep unless I have all three: pillows, penquin & hp)
Bathing Suit (maybe it will be warm enough to layout)
Beer (only if it is warm enough to lay out)
Comfy Clothes
Maybe one cute outfit?????
Spices to cook with (it is too expensive to eat out down there and who am I kidding I love cooking more anyway :) )
Candles (cannot live without those)
Laptop
Cellphone charger (at least 2 because Allen will forget his)
Little cube speaker to listen to music on the balcony

I feel like I am forgetting something oh well I guess I will just use my mothers motto "you can't forget something that you can just buy down there"

Cannot wait to get down there and rest and relax :) 

What are some of your necessities when you travel?


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wino Wednesday!!!!

 SweetSouthernGirl


Happy Wine Wednesday Loves!!!!

I am linking up with Sweet Southern Girl & High Heeled Love

Ok so I am an addict!!!  I have an obsession with wine glasses.  I just can't get enough of them.  I have so many it is unreal but I can't stop myself from buying cute glasses.  In all fairness though I am also obsessed with everything to do with place settings.  I have tons of cute glass, loads of cutlery and 5 sets of dishes.  I get it honest though my mother is the same way. :)  It could also be told that I am notorious for breaking them as well...maybe a little too much wine and I put a glass down a little too hard I don't know never the less I love them.
 
This one is one of my favorites because it is big and pretty and red.  But I don't use it too much because you can't machine wash it just hand wash and who always has time for that!

This one is my newest buy I got this one at the beach when Allen and I took our nephew Jackson.

I love this one because it is unbreakable!!!! It is made like those Tervis Tumblers.  I will be taking it to the beach when we leave tomorrow :) 

I am excited because I think my bestie is coming over for some wine and chatting :)  I might even make her some of my potato skins.  Then later Allen and I are having chinese for dinner and watching Duck Dynasty!  It is amazing the things that you get excited for the older you get.  

I hope everyone has a fabulous wine wednesday :)


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday Tunes

 
I was telling Danielle this morning that I wanted to start having a little more structure to this blog and I wanted to do something with music at least once a week.  So I am excited about this link-up.  I absolutely love music.  I come from a very musical family.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles,  cousins, we all sing and play instruments.  I use to sing Opera in my younger days but sadly my voice lessons went to the wayside when I graduated college and was "on my own."  

Anywho,  lately I have two obsessions. The first band is Imagine Dragons.  I absolutely love their sound and love the heavy percussion sound.  Check out this video they are great!
http://youtu.be/ktvTqknDobU

My other obsession is one I have had for awhile Bruno Mars!!!  I absolutely love him and his voice and I love how he can play any instrument.  He is such an amazing talent.  I have been cooking/cleaning to his new album Unorthodox Jukebox.  It is so great! A little heavy on the sex topic (which I don't mind) but such a great album.  
http://youtu.be/e-fA-gBCkj0

I am trying to convince Allen to take me to see Bruno in August I am hoping he will :) 

I hope everyone enjoys two of my favorites right now :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekend Update

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I am still happy from such a wonderful busy weekend.  I unofficially started my weekend on Thursday with a double date (finally) with Danielle and Jason and Allen (of course :)) We went to this new restaurant called Back Porch.  It was so beautiful inside and the food was amazing! http://backporchspartanburg.com/ If you are in the neighborhood check it out.  Allen and I liked it so much we went back Friday night with my brother and his new girlfriend.  We officially decided that when we get married we want to get married there it is just perfect for us.

Saturday Allen and I didn't do much we slept in and I made brunch.  Then we went shopping for a new rug but no luck.  We then went to the grocery store and I decided to rent a rug doctor to clean our carpets Sunday when Allen was at work.  We actually debating going back to Back Porch Saturday night but since we don't want to be those crazy people and we spent almost $200 there the past few days we opted out.  I instead tried my hand at a creole pasta.  I used whole wheat noodles, made a light version of a creamy sauce and we had chicken and shrimp in it.  Along with a BLT Cesar salad it was amazing!  Lots of spices!!!!  We ended the night watching out favorite show Duck Dynasty it was a perfect evening. 

Sunday was an early one.  When Allen  works when I am off I tend to wake up when he does and get started on my day.  He left at 6:30 and I was up and cleaning.  I started cleaning my carpets which I thought were fairly clean but that rug doctor got out so much dirt and grim I am thinking I might rent one every other month to just go over everything.  I started our dinner for the evening.  I actually made yummy crock pot chicken with just low sodium chicken stock, carrot and mushrooms.  The chicken turned out amazing.  I also made some roasted veggies and potatoes to round out the meal.  We didn't eat until about 8:30 that night but it was yummy. 

After finishing the chicken in the crockpot and my carpets I was killing time letting my carpets dry at Walmart so I got some paint to spruce up my guest bathroom and the paint had GLITTLER in it!  And I am so happy with my results. 
This was my before!
And AFTER!!!!
Sorry for the harsh light I think I still had my flash on but isn't it gorgeous :)
The only causality was my nails.  Going today after work to get them fixed as you can sell there is still blue glitter paint on them. 

 Such a great weekend sad I had to come back to work today but off to the beach this weekend YAY!