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Saturday, May 31

Hello, friends!

I hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday morning. Is everyone ready to share their Shoe Lust list this week?

If you're new to this party, the rules are pretty simple:
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  2. Write a post that shoe-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers.

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So here's what's on my lust list this week.






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Friday, May 30

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

I don't function off just a few hours sleep. You know how some nights you just don't sleep well? It's been one of those weeks. After the third night of tossing and turning, the Mister handed me a cup of coffee literally the minute my alarm went off yesterday. "Drink this," he said. "And everything will be alright."


I confess...

Normally on a night like that I move to the couch so I don't wake the Mister, but there is no couch in our living room right now. The remodel project starts tomorrow so there is no furniture in our living or dining room. Tonight we take down the picture, light fixtures and window treatments.

The house has a very different energy when there is no furniture in a couple rooms. Maybe that's why I haven't sleeping well.

I confess...

Our holiday weekend was pretty low key; we spent quite a bit of time getting said furniture moved. We did get to spend one afternoon at a friend's pool party. We also took our favorite great nephew swimming.

We also got together with some friends for dinner while they are in the process of moving back to South Carolina from California. He's already here, but she won't be here permanently until November.


I confess...

Because of the holiday, I only made it into jujitsu for one day. I made a joke about needing to work off the adult beverages from the holiday weekend, and our sensei took it to heart. We spent the last 30 minutes of class grappling. That's a serious workout, especially since nearly everyone in class is a lot bigger than I am. Two days later, I'm so, so sore.

I confess...

The swimsuit-required events have begun showing up on the calendar. I guess I need more workouts like the other day. The shopping trip last weekend was a success a cute new Converse suit from Target was acquired.


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Saturday, May 24

Hello, friends!

I hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday morning. Is everyone ready to share their Shoe Lust list this week?

If you're new to this party, the rules are pretty simple:
  1. Grab the Shoe Lust Button
  2. Write a post that shoe-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers.

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So here's what's on my lust list this week.






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Friday, May 23

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

I tried to be domestic over the weekend and make strawberry jam. I found an easy recipe in Southern Living that only called for four ingredients, which I happened to have in the kitchen already.

The result?

The top to my blender fell in, and my kitchen looked like a murder scene. There was strawberry pulp on the ceiling, counters and floor.

Thank goodness my Mister is so understanding. We had a good laugh while we cleaned it up, and it was nice to start the week with a freshly mopped floor.

I confess...

The jujitsu training kicked in the other day when I was checking the mail after dark. I wasn't paying attention and stepped in a hold in the yard. The next thing I know, I'm on the ground. Fortunately practicing my falls has paid off because I instinctively did what we call a face fall...using my hands to lever myself to the ground.

I'm so glad that I don't have scraped hands or knees, a busted nose or mouth or a broken ankle....and I owe all that to my training.

I confess...

Plans for the living/dining/kitchen remodel are underway, and we have commitments from friends and family to help with the labor over the next few weekends. Since we're taking down lathe and plaster walls, I'm expecting dust everywhere and very limited kitchen use.
The good news is that means lots of grilling out. Yay for burgers and dogs on the grill.

I confess...

Memorial Day weekend begins pool season around here, and I'm not thrilled about swim suit shopping. A couple of mine had to be retired last year, and I don't think I can get away with just one all summer. There may need to be cocktails before the search begins for a new one.


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Monday, May 19

Before I jump into Musical Monday, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who entered my Blogiversary Giveaway last week. I was happy to send an email to the winner this morning. Keep your eyes open because I'm itching to do another giveaway again soon.

The Mister and I were discussing last week when Linkin Park would be releasing another album, and I was happy to see that will be just around the corner on June 17. Until then, I'll have to enjoy this single, "Until It's Gone."





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Sunday, May 18

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:

1. It doesn't make sense to update the dining room furniture until after we finish our kitchen/dining/living room remodel this summer, but I'm dying for a farmhouse style table. I've pinned several ideas and tutorials, but I'm particularly liking this one by Upcycled Treasures.

2. This post of "embarassing" Facebook photos that Nina at The Grand Adventures of Me was good for a few chuckles. I may just be inspired to do something similar soon.

3. Another project for when the remodel is finished. I will have some of these Citrus Stamped Tea Towels that Making Home Base featured on her blog recently. They'd make wonderful gifts, too.

4. Loving this yard art idea that Chelsea at Hello Miss Chelsea put together to feature her world travels. It's colorful and a great way to remember trips taken.

5.  Laura from I Heart Planners has been running a little series on her blog to help taking control of the paper clutter. So far, it's been super easy, and having less paper about makes my home more peaceful.


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Saturday, May 17

Hello, friends!

I hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday morning. Is everyone ready to share their Shoe Lust list this week?

If you're new to this party, the rules are pretty simple:
  1. Grab the Shoe Lust Button
  2. Write a post that shoe-related
  3. Link up and visit with the other partiers.

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So here's what's on my lust list this week.




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Friday, May 16

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

After some much needed rain, the temperature cooled off today. It's weird for it to be only in the 60s after a couple weeks of 90+ sweltering afternoons.

I confess...

Since I didn't get back to running consistently like I planned to last month, I should probably use this cooler weather as a good reason to get started this weekend. Maybe I'll head down to the Riverwalk after work this afternoon.


I confess...

This week was a long one. I took an all-day course in the upstate on Tuesday; so I drove up on Monday night. Sleeping on a friend's couch is not the same as sleeping at home. After getting stuck in traffic on the way home Tuesday, there was no way I was cooking when I did arrive.


Luckily, my favorite bartender was happy to pour drinks and feed us. Thank goodness for watermelon margaritas.

I confess...

We're starting to see flowers and tiny tomatoes in the garden. I'm really looking forward to tomato sandwich season.

I confess...

We're heading to an alumni event at the Mister's high school this evening. I have no idea if I'm going to know anybody other than him, and that makes me kind of nervous.


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Wednesday, May 14

Hello, fellow winos!

Welcome to Wino Wednesday! This is a monthly linky party that I co-host with Danielle from The Crafty Wino where we discuss any and all things wine-related. Let me cover the ground rules for the party:

  1. Grab the Wino Wednesday party and slap it on your post.
  2. Link a wine-related post to the linky party.
  3. Make some new friends over a glass of vino.
  4. Mark your calendar to join us for Wino Wednesday on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Easy peezy. Now on to the wine.

My new bloggy buddy, Shana from Technotini, tweeted at me to make sure I knew about these red solo wine cups. I think they work for grilling and dinner on the patio, don't you?

Here is another idea; I love that you can freeze this one. It's perfect for by the pool.

Surprisingly, wine only showed up once in my instagram feed last month.

Though I can promise, we've been enjoying it way more frequently that just that one evening. This is my current favorite to keep in the house:

I may have bought the last three bottles on the shelf last week at my favorite local wine shop, Best Bottle Wine & Gifts.


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Monday, May 12

Time sure does seem to fly. It's hard to believe that five years ago I started writing at this little blog.

I want to thank all of your who read the blog, whether you've been with since the wedding planning days or just stumbled by last week. Here's a quick look at the last five years:





And as a thank you, I'm hosting a giveaway of some my favorite spring-flavored Julep colors: Raegan, Peyton, Lexie and Marion.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on May 18. This is NOT a sponsored giveaway; I purchased these polished personally. However, links may be referral links.



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Sunday, May 11

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Let's start by say Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Be kind to your mother; you only get one.

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:

1. I have decided that the next time we make banana bread, we must try this recipe from The Turquoise Home.

2. The post from Livin the Sweat Life about running and a runner's high is exactly why I aspire to become a runner. I fell of the wagon again last month and need to get back to it.

3. I was happy to discover that all the ingredients for these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, shared by Busy Being Jennifer, are living in my cabinets. These may have to be baked this afternoon.

4. Since we're always saving glass jars around our house and we love succulents, this post from The Blissful Bee about planting succulents in mason jars has inspired me. And they'd make cute little gifts.

5. This low-sugar Sexy Mama Mojito, shared by Technotini, sounds perfect for summer evenings on the patio. Maybe, I need to run out and add a pineapple sage to my herb garden?

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Friday, May 9

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

The Mister and I were given tickets to South Carolina's baseball game this evening. We've not been to a game a the new stadium so we're excited to head out to the ball game.

I confess...

There are surprise visitors at my office this morning. I pulled in to find mama and five tiny kittens living under my wheelchair ramp. I know they can't stay forever, but I am basking in the cuteness of balls of fur playing by the driveway; mama's not too thrilled that I came to work today, though.

I confess...

Starting a Friday morning having a coffee date with a friend is one of the best ways to get ready for the weekend. It's nice to gab on the patio with coffee and bagels.

I confess...

Last weekend, we got together with a group of friends from high school to celebrate a 30th birthday...there was a lot of sushi, bubbly and laughs. Also, Balderdash is the best party game ever.


I confess...

My mind keeps wandering back to the kittens. It's doubtful that I'm going to manage to be productive at the office today with those babies in the yard.

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Monday, May 5

Even though this song by Lana Del Ray was released last summer, I just discovered it the other day.I think it's haunting and beautiful.




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Sunday, May 4

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
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3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:

1. I LOOOVE this post by Ashley at Tiny Buddha about conquering your fears. It is so inspiring.

2. Can I just say that the Happy Housie always has the best home DIY decor projects? I so want to try this filing cabinet paint job.

3. My friends and I were just talking the other day about how destructive negative body talk can be. This post by Healthy Tipping Point about have more body confidence hits the nail right on the head.

4. We still have a week to put together DIY Mother's Day gifts. Lil' Luna shares a quick list of ten easy projects.

5. Since the Weekly Round-Up part is about building a blog community and finding new bloggy friends, I thought this post from Wetherills Say I Do about finding blogs similar to your own was a good find.

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