Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010: Year in Review. (January - June)

Like the rest of the blogging world, I've decided to recap 2010, mostly in pictures. Hope you enjoy!


Apparently nothing happened in January because I have no pictures. :)


Lots of snow!!


Co-hosted a monogram shower for Emily!

Eric & Amanda get married in New Orleans!

Kate & Grant get married (the DAY we get back from New Orleans!)


Alyssa's Bachelorette Party. (End of the night pic)

Start my new job at the Sandcastle!

Jenny & Tim get married!

We were "those girls" and took a picture with Jay Cutler, the Chicago Bears quarterback, at Jenny & Tim's wedding.
Rumor has it, he is/was dating Kristen Cavallari.

Alyssa & Chris get married!

Wesley (Cameron's cousin) & Ashley get married! (The same day as Alyssa & Chris!)


Bohicket Tournament

515 lb Blue Marlin (sadly, not ours)


Georgetown Tournament

Lots of Sandbar Sunday's


Corrie & Nick get married!

Emily's Bachelorette Weekend!

Father's Day

Carolina Billfish Classic Tournament
Cameron caught the only sailfish (that counted)!

Aaron & Caroline get married!

So, as you can see, the first half of 2010 seemed to be consumed by weddings. Stay tuned to see what the second half of 2010 held...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving that there are only THREE more days until Christmas!


I'm loving that my birthday is in ONE week! (Not loving being in my late 20's though.)

I'm loving the fact that Cameron and I have concrete NYE plans! We met up with Amanda (finally!!) and Ran last night to buy our tickets for Triangle's NYE party. Only $40, super close to home and I don't have to wear a cocktail dress! HAT TRICK!

I'm loving that I have today off of work! Meeting up with Amanda for breakfast, picking up my last Christmas gift, getting my teeth cleaned, lunch with my momma and then home to clean and cook dinner!

I'm loving Cameron's parents for giving us (among other reasons) a set of pots and pans as a housewarming gift! MUCH needed and appreciated.
I'm loving the new show on NBC called "Perfect Couples" that premiered Monday night.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Birthday Wish List!

Since Christmas is pretty much here and I didn't really compile a wish list, I figured I'd get one together for my birthday, which happens to be 4 days after Christmas! The only good thing about having your birthday this close to Christmas is that whatever you don't get for Christmas, you can ask for for your birthday! That, or go out and buy it with any money you received as a Christmas gift! :)

Conair Infiniti You Curl

Michael Kors Tortoise Jet Set Watch

Tory Burch Reva's in Black
My current black flats from Nine West are starting to smell a little funky. :)

Stella & Dot Starfish Earrings
Only fitting since I work at the Sandcastle.

A set of these Ikat bowls from Anthropologie.
I don't even care what color!!

Nike Tempo Shorts
I promise to start working out again!

Cable Knit Throw from Pottery Barn
Or one similar.

Twinkle Living ZigZag Pillow in Seafoam
from CSN 

That will do for now. :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Miscellaneous Monday.

  • The work Christmas party was lots of fun! The vibe is so different (fun!) when you hang out with co-workers outside of the office. 
    Jessica & I
    My boss, Kay, Myself and Jessica
    Cameron & I
  • 3 day work week - HOLLER!

  • I kind of decided to just stick with my hair color for the time being. I say kind of because it wasn't 100% by choice. Rebecca texted me Thursday asking if I could give her a ride to the airport on Friday, when I was scheduled to get my hair done. So I was a good friend, canceled my appointment and was at her house at 9am Friday morning to pick her up! I'm glad I did because while we chat on Gmail a few times a week, I hadn't seen her since the summer! I also saved the $60 I probably would have spent on my hair, which is not a bad thing at all!

  • Did you know that they sold "Puppy Chow" in the grocery stores now? No, not the kind you feed your actual puppy. The Chex kind! Their version is called "Muddy Buddies" and it's delish! Great if you don't have time to make it yourself. But if you do, here's the recipe from the Chex website:

9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.

2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.

3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Living Room Update

The living room is almost complete! The only thing that we are still searching for is a rug that we both like! Like many people's first houses, we used some furniture and decorations we already had, and mixed it with new items, as well! The tv table from CSN and couch from Haverty's were the two main new purchases. Cameron already had a leather chair and love seat so we knew we wanted to buy things that would match those.

Ready for some before and after pics??


AFTER (ish)

Yes, that is a sheet over the window for the time being.

Don't get me started on the owl.


Please excuse the mess. As you can see, we still have some work to do, but I think it's a good start! :)