Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day Weekend {Football, Food, and More Food}

Whew, I can't remember the last time I go to fully enjoy a long holiday weekend like I did this past weekend. My last day at the Sandcastle was Friday, so that meant I had 3 days to enjoy before I started my new job. 

But before we get to the weekend, let's start with Thursday, shall we?

My mom and I - before the sweating kicked in.

Gamecock walk

I made these mini corndogs for tailgate. Super easy, and they were a hit!

 Thompson, Lattimore, Clowney

We won't even talk about the game....

Saturday morning we just lounged around the house before grabbing a bite to eat at Boxcar Betty's. This was Cameron's first time, and we both agree that while the sandwich was pretty darn tasty, Chick-Fil-A is still #1. 

Saturday night, we went over to a friend's house to watch the Clemson vs. Georgia game. I had enough fun for both Cameron and I, and paid for it ALL day Sunday. Guess I was making up for lost time working all of those weekends. 

Brady had fun, too.

Sunday I was slow to roll out of bed, but I did eventually to go on a short boat ride with Cameron's parents to get lunch. Felt a tad better once I ate a kids cheeseburger. Later that night, we went to my parents house for the epitome of a summertime meal. My dad smoked ribs that fell off the bone, my mom grilled sliced pineapple and made baked beans, and I brought a panzanella salad. SO good.

And Monday, while Cameron pressure washed the house, I caught up on laundry, dishes, etc. I did manage to sneak away for an hour to get lunch with Frankie at White Duck Taco, which you people who have been to Asheville are familiar with. My tacos were SO good and I cannot wait to go back! 
Lamb gyro on the left, buffalo chicken on the right

Alright, off to my first day at my new job! Couldn't sleep last night because I was so excited!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Old Navy is Killin' It! {+ 30% Off Code}

I received an email this morning from Old Navy offering a 30% discount, and since I haven't been on their website in a while, decided to click around. I was pleasantly surprised and I think you will be, too!

I have a love / hate relationship with the color persimmon / clementine, that seems to be one of the hot colors of Fall this year. Love because it looks good with my darker hair, but hate for obvious reasons (Clemson, if it really wasn't obvious). 

Use code SHOPHAPPY to receive 30% off of your purchase (excludes Everyday Steals, Hot Deals, & Today Only Deals), AND don't forget to go through Ebates FIRST to receive 2% cash back on your purchase!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kickoff Week: A Look Back At Tailgating.

This week kicks off the 2014 football season and I think everyone is more than ready! Today, I'm joining Cait's link up and bringing you a look back at Gamecock tailgating for me over the past 10 years.

Let's start from the archives, shall we? 

Our last tailgate as Seniors

Cameron's first Carolina game (when they weren't playing Clemson)
Notice the way neutral shirt.


This is how we tailgate for away games at Uncle Jay's...

 Wow, my hair sure did change a lot. 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Five.

Bought these shoes yesterday for a steal and I can't wait for them to arrive on my doorstep (they shipped the same day!). They will be perfect to wear to work and out! I love the mix of black + tan.

Tried another risotto recipe last night and this one was even better than the first!

Thank you all for your sweet words and prayers for my friend, Tim. I am happy to say that they helped and he is making improvements every day! He is no longer in the ICU, is doing better breathing, and even went for a short walk around his floor on Wednesday. 

Check out the BrightLife Facebook page to see a video from Tim!

Update: Tim is being discharged today! God is good!!

New favorite songs.
These songs are sure to wake me up in the morning and put me in a good mood on my early drive to work. (Only 2 more of those early morning shifts left! Won't have any of those for my new job!!)

Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who commented on my post about paying off my credit cards. I loved hearing other people's personal experiences and hearing that my post may possibly help y'all tackle those last pesky credit cards that you've been trying to pay off.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

One Week Until Kickoff! {Gameday Attire}

In seven days, I will be back at one of my favorite places in the world - Williams Brice Stadium! Cannot believe football season is just a week away, but I am so glad it is!

Here's a round-up of garnet and black attire + accessories to get you ready for the game!

Thanks for Christina for pointing this one out to me!

J. Crew Factory Draped Pocket Tank

J. Crew Printed Silk Snood
J. Crew Small Shelby Satchel

J. Crew Factory Skinny Cord

J. Crew Factory Crystal and Stone Trio Earrings + Bracelet

J. Crew Excursion Quilted Vest

Don't forget to go through Ebates first to earn that cash back!
J. Crew - 2%
J. Crew Factory - 1.5%

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