Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Project: Laundry Room!

As I previously mentioned in this post, I've been planning on painting horizontal stripes in my laundry room to give it a little makeover. Now that Cameron is finished with his Masters degree (his second, btw. he puts me to shame!) I've begun to put him to work helping me out around the house!

Last night, Cameron measured and I taped! I got 3 out of the 4 walls complete and will finish tonight! Hopefully I'll get the first coat of paint on, too!
Yes, the stripes look uneven in this pic, but I promise they won't be afterwards! :)
Here's a picture of Michelle's office that I got the idea from. The colors will be very similar!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


First and foremost, Happy Birthday to my beautiful Mom!
You are the best Mom a girl could ask for and I love you!

Next up, I'm loving THE GAMECOCKS!!! They won the College World Series Championship for the SECOND year in a row last night! First team to go undefeated in the CWS since 2001! 6th team in CWS history to win back to back titles! Special thanks to Caroline and Andy for letting me come over both nights to watch the games!


All images from The State Newspaper.

Loving Emily and I's lunch date with Biz on Monday to celebrate Biz's engagement!! So happy that she found someone that deserves an awesome girl like herself. We ate at Med Bistro and it was really good! I probably never would have thought to eat there if it wasn't for this lunch date, but I'm so glad she picked it!
Fried green tomato BLT with pimento cheese. Heaven!

Amazing hummus!

And as always, I love these two guys..

Have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How I Spent My Day Off Yesterday.

Woke up while Cameron was getting ready for work.

Back to sleep until 10.


Met Emily at the fabric store.

Went downtown and ate at Midtown. Split the buffalo chicken sandwich with blue cheese coleslaw on top. YUM.

Popped into a consignment store and walked out with a pair of like-new J.Crew shorts for $17. SCORE! They're grey chino's with white polka dots. Love!

Discovered a new (new to me, but apparently it's been there over a year) clothing store downtown that is SUPER cute called Haute Hanger. Too bad I missed their Groupon deal last week. Emily did not miss it, however, and basically got a $40 credit to the store for free! She walked away with a super cute maxi dress for only $12 out of pocket!

Drove back to Emily's house where she taught me how to make my very first skirt! I immediately texted my mom demanding asking if I could borrow her sewing machine. Next up, a maxi dress! Then pillows!

Then after Cameron got home from work, we went on a booze cruise with his parents and a large group of their friends!

While on the boat, I was refreshing my phone every five seconds to update the score of the USC / Virginia baseball game. It turned out to be a 13 inning nailbiter and the Gamecocks coming away with the WIN! On to the Championship versus Florida! Bring it Gators!
The winning run! source
Went to bed a happy camper.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ok, I Get It.

I finally caved and joined Pinterest on Tuesday to see what all the hype was about.
Now - I totally get it. I could literally spend all day on that dang website.

Other than the fact that there are a TON of great ideas, DIY's, recipes, pictures, etc, the main reason I love it is the fact that if I save it while I'm at work, I can still access it once I go home! I would save recipes to my favorites on my work computer and unless I remembered to print it out or email it to myself, I'd be screwed once I got home. Now I will never have this problem again!

A few finds so far..


Source: via Megan on Pinterest


Source: via Megan on Pinterest

Source: via Megan on Pinterest

Home Inspiration

Source: via Megan on Pinterest

Annnnnnnnd THIS beauty:

Source: via Megan on Pinterest

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Loving this super cute fishy skirt I picked up at the Anthropologie in Myrtle Beach on the way to Jenny's Bach a few weekends ago! It was on sale + an extra 25% off! Holler!

I also picked up one of the super cute (grey) chevron bowls I was loving months ago that I thought I'd never get my hands on because they aren't on the website anymore. It is, however, a lot smaller than I expected so I put it on my nightstand for when I take my jewlery off before I go to bed.

These awesome dresses..

source (i can't believe i'm admitting i like an orange dress.)

And Meghan's awesome giveaway that she is hosting for reaching 200 followers!
Monogrammed Tervis Tumbler.
$10 ITunes Gift Certificate.
Your Color Choice of Essie Nailpolish.
The Hunger Games Book.

 Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Herb Baked Eggs & Cameron's Birthday Dinner at Carolina's

For Father's Day, my sister and I decided to cook brunch for my parents at my house (my house and Cameron's..I get looks when I say "mine" apparently). I wanted to do an easy and fairly inexpensive meal that tasted great..and this one hit the nail on the head! I originally saw it on Brooke's blog a while back and wrote it down. This version is from Ina Garten.

Herb Baked Eggs
Serves 2 (but probably 3..two eggs was enough for me)

1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan
6 extra-large eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Toasted French bread or brioche, for serving


Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.

Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and Parmesan and set aside. Carefully crack 3 eggs into each of 2 small bowls or teacups (you won't be baking them in these) without breaking the yolks. (It's very important to have all the eggs ready to go before you start cooking.)

Place 2 individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon of cream and 1/2 tablespoon of butter in each dish and place under the broiler for about 3 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

 Quickly, but carefully, pour 3 eggs into each gratin dish and sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.

Place back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are almost cooked. (Rotate the baking sheet once if they aren't cooking evenly.)

The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven.

Allow to set for 60 seconds and serve hot with toasted bread.

Served mine over cheesy grits, with crispy bacon and toast. My eggs are a little on the done side cause that's how my Daddy likes them! :)
Happy Daddy!

On another note, last night Cameron and I ate at Carolina's for his birthday. It was DELICIOUS!

First, we went straight for a bottle of Esperto Pinot Grigio.

On Monday nights they have a 3 course meal for $30 so we both went for that....and both ordered the same thing.

First Course:

Chickpea & Tomato Soup
Parmesan | Olive Oil

(It was good, but nothing to rave about. My only complaint is that they gave you two choices for the first course and both were soups. I'm sorry, but last I checked it's 100* in Charleston, I don't want a cup of soup. No substitutions for salad, either.)

Cameron also ordered a Casear salad.

Second Course:

Grilled Hanger Steak
Salt Roasted Smashed Fingerling Potatoes | Kurios Farms Black Cherry Tomato
Tatsoi | Wadmalaw Sweets Onions | Bacon Butter Sauce

(This was REALLY good! The steak was cooked perfectly, the potatoes were soo good and the sauce was very light with great flavor. I don't do onions so I'm not sure how those tasted.)

Third Course:

No dessert descriptions on their website so I will do my best.

Peanut brittle cup filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with fresh fruit and drizzled with chocolate syrup.

(I was so stuffed from the entree, but I ate every last bit of this. It was so good!)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Boy!

Someone turns 27 today! Can you guess who it is?

Some clues...

He loves me. :)
He likes to shake his groove thang.
He'd go fishing everyday if he could.
He loves all things Clemson. (eww)
Sarcasm is just one of his many talents.
He needs meat with every meal.
He needs to be shhh-ed sometimes.
He loves his Bubba.

He loves his sweet nieces. (dannnng he's hot in this pic)

If you guessed Cameron, you're right!

Happy Birthday, Cameron!

 I hope you have an awesome day and enjoy dinner tonight! Oh, and your lawnmower..whenever it comes back in stock. :)