Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Five {Let's Catch Up}

Sooooo I've kind of been MIA (once again). To be honest, I just have had no motivation to blog, or to even read blogs. I apologize for that! I almost feel like giving it up completely, but I would miss all of you!

So this is going to be the Let's Catch Up edition of Friday Five. 
Here are five things that have been going on in my life lately...

The BrightLife tournament last Monday was a blast! We left Sunday after Easter dinner and the trip went by pretty fast because I got to share the backseat with this cutie.
We (3 couples and lil ol' me) all stayed at Tim and Jenny's house. Jenny, of course, was the ideal hostess, feeding us when we arrived and even leaving Easter baskets in all of our rooms. The next morning we woke up bright and early (ok, some earlier than others) and finally made our way to Thornblade. It was so fun to meet all of Tim & Jenny's Greenville friends and help out behind the scenes of the tournament. I even bid on a few silent auction items, but sadly, didn't win. Can't wait for next year!

 A group of us (Jenny's sorority sisters) sponsored a hole at the tournament and this was our sign. I love the quote that Savannah chose for it. It's so true. 

Last Friday night we went out to dinner with our friends, Justin and Jenny, to Trattoria Lucca. A hidden gem in Charleston. It's one of their favorite restaurants, and now I know why. I'm always a little nervous about going to a restaurant where I don't know what 3/4 of the things on the menu are, but after reading the reviews, I felt a little better. Then, our server literally went through everything on the menu (a more updated menu than what is on their website) and my mouth was watering. 
(Sorry for the crappy pics)
Warm Cauliflower Sformatino
Soft Farm Egg, Crispy Guanciale, Parmigiano, Arugula
Crab stuffed shells with a tomato sauce
(Not for people watching their sodium intake)
Foraged Winter Mushrooms, Soft Jordan Farm Egg, Crispy Guanciale, Browned Goat Butter

Our containers are coming along nicely. What a difference two weeks makes! The raised bed garden - notsomuch. Only two little cucumber seed sprouts so far and it will be a month next weekend since we planted the seeds. I'm starting to worry. I should have just stuck with the starter plants. :/

The kind people at Yumvelope sent me a sample of their monthly all-natural snack box. I received two packages of gluten free cookies (spicy Mexican chocolate and lemon poppy seed), organic sprouted spelt sourdough crackers, Gourmegg (the perfect blend of thyme, tarragon, parsley, garlic, salt, it in my morning egg white omelets), and organic chocolate. Definitely worth the monthly $21!

The weather has been awesome lately (except for the few spouts of rain storms). Upper 70's / lower 80's has been perfect for grilling out and our first Sandbar Sunday last weekend!

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  1. Looks like you've been up to a LOT! And a lot of it is filled with amazing yummies! I'm drooling over here :)
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. mmm that food looks so good! i love italian.
    also i need to check out that snack subscription box! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. Ah that sandbar day looks so fun!! It really has been beautiful here for the most part! I'm going to have to check out that restaurant, those dinners look delish! Have a fun weekend!

  4. what did you like the best out of the yumvelope box? that italian food looks awesome. i definitely didn't go there enough. can't get over the baby sunglasses! too cute.

  5. I’m so glad the tournament was a success! Jenny and Tim are both the nicest people! I got the same YUMvelope-- didn’t you love the lemon poppyseed cookie?? So good!

  6. That restaurant really is a hidden gem I've never heard of it! I was wondering where you've been!

  7. Sandbar Sunday sounds so fun! I'm really happy to hear from you. I missed reading! xo

  8. Love finding a sister blogger!! What is this that morning sunshine guilds with golden beams? Tis' the pin of Chi Omega, emblem of our dreams. :) Happy Friday!

  9. Love that pic of E & K and their strollers. I feel you on the blogging...its been a month for me. I've hardly been reading either. Blahhhh. :)

  10. Your grill dinner looks awesome! I'm jealous of your container garden. I have a tendency to plant stuff and then forget it.

  11. Cute little garden is definitely coming along. Must try Trattoria Luca. And MUST do Sandbar Sunday asap. Boo to studying on weekend (but not for much longer). Good to hear from you :)

  12. Okay so I absolutely love Charleston- it's one of my favorite cities. And the food at that restaurant looks INCREDIBLE! I'm super hungry after reading your post! Haha!

    I found you through the link up! I hope you have a great weekend! :)

  13. Don't stop blogging!!!!! Pleeeeease! Begging you :)

    Can I just say that you look like a total natural with those babes?! :)

    So glad the tourney was a success!

  14. What a fun sign. And keep blogging. We all have periods where blogging or reading falls off. I know because I have been doing it a lot in the last two years.

  15. Right there with ya on the lack of blogging motivation! I've been a major slacker lately...everyday life just isn't that interesting to blog about, ha. Looks like you've been staying busy and having fun. : )