Friday, November 7, 2014

Adventures in the Kitchen: Limoncello

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Extra Virgin is one of my absolute favorite shows on the Cooking Channel.  I have adored Debi Mazar since FOREVER and to watch her and her husband, Gabriele, be adorable in the kitchen is the best!  When they made Limoncello, of course I was all, "I can do that!" and I put it off for quite some time...
Until I was thinking of the perfect wedding present for Lauren and Chandler.  Their home bar rivals that of the fanciest bars and speakeasies around town and I wanted to give them something unique.  So why not homemade hooch?!

Click through to check out the process!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lauren and Chandler's Wedding!

Lauren & Chandler's wedding The bride & me being super fierce 👰💎 Pretty lady party! 👰💎👑🎀
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It happened!  Lauren and Chandler got married and it was BEAUTIFUL!!  I can't wait to see all the shots Megan Saul captured from the event because, naturally, I had such a great time reuniting with friends and enjoying myself that I forgot to take photos.  Ah well...better to live in the moment, right!

1-2. Lauren and me
3. All the bridesmaids!  Lisa, Lauren, Cynthia, and me
4-5. Lauren and Chandler in the "Secret Stairwell" at the Trolley Barn
6. Alex and me.  We snuck down to the bridal hangout area to take a full-length photo :) (we probably could've just asked somebody to take one...)
7. Richy and me.  I've known Richy since the good ol' college days.  Fun fact: It was through Richy that Lauren and I met!  :)
7. Lauren's gorgeous bouquet (assembled with love by her Dad)
8. Alex's pretty latte.  It wouldn't have been a L+C event without coffee, right?!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lauren's Bachelorette Party at Lips!

Saturday was Lauren's Bachelorette Party and little did we know that this past weekend was also Pride Weekend in Atlanta!  We celebrated with the fabulous Mr. Charlie Brown and the lovely ladies at Lips!  You know me - I love me some Lips so I was super excited when Lauren suggested it for her party :)
Please excuse the horrible iPhone photos - I forgot to bring my little point-and-shoot.  It was a rough week, y'all :(

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My new beauty inspiration: the super gorgeous Violet Chachki

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Lauren and the legendary Mr. Charlie Brown!

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We had such a blast!!  The night was full of dancing, singing (my favorite was a super sexy performance of Drunk In Love) and drinks galore!  Everyone had so much fun and I'm so glad Lauren enjoyed her night!
With all the Bachelorette fun, we didn't experience any Pride festivities :(  Oh well.  Maybe next year?

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Eclipse Season and a Q+A with my cards

Full Moon 1

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This full moon eclipse has me kinda freaking out a little.  There's a lot of energy associated with this Full Moon in Aries and I'm kinda secretly but not-so-secretly freaking out about what to do next.  I've got this idea of what the next phase in my life should look like and be but the Mercury Retrograde happening right now is preventing me from starting to hash out anything major with it for fear of it getting the wrong energy.  I don't know what to do!!

King of Pentacles Full Moon Q&A
The Kind of Pentacles / The Hanged Man / The Three of Cups

I asked my cards to tell me about someone in my life and I got the King of Pentacles for the second time in a row for them - which leads me to believe that the two cards that followed when I asked a follow up question concerning plans with that person means it's gonna be a GREAT thing!

Now, if I could just practice some more patience, let the Universe guide me by letting go and not doing what is expected of me (for once!) (Hanged Man), we can get to the celebration much quicker (Three of Cups)!  That's my interpretation.  If you have some insight or your own interpretation, please share! :)

How is your week going?  Did you get to enjoy the Eclipse?

PS - concerning The Hanged Man card, I feel like these videos from Teal, that I had watched earlier in the day, were very fitting!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Soundtrack to my Birthday: "Pompeii"

Today is my birthday and I'm celebrating by enjoying the various covers of "Pompeii" by Bastille that Lauren has lovingly posted on my FB timeline!  It's running joke with us and that song, so it's kinda mandatory on a day like today :)  Enjoy!

NEW FAVORITE: Anthem Lights

This kid is amazing!!

Beautiful acoustic version from Bastille themselves:

And, of course, the HOLY GRAIL of "Pompeii" covers:

Obviously, the next logical step is to record our own cover of it ;)
I hope you have an awesome day!

PS - there are WAY MORE covers to check out!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Instagram Jams!

Untitled A delicious guitar-shaped dessert?! Yes, please!  #latergram

Found some cute Deery Lou stationery from FOREVER ago!  I may or may not have sent a letter (or two!) // My guy and I got creative with some Shrinky Dinks I found while packing // I followed fellow ATLien, Erica Loesing's tutorial on Design Sponge and created my own embossed cards!  I also played around with my faux calligraphy! Is it too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day already? // Lauren took my guy and me to experience Ration and Dram last night and it was AMAZING!  I mean - look at that guitar-shaped dessert!

Happy Friday!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Instant Adventures #11 + Hospital Fun!

 Rowers gonna row Ooooohhh heeellloooo Traffic Instants: Music Midtown / BET Awards / Garth Brooks Edition Traffic Instants: Music Midtown / BET Awards / Garth Brooks Edition Untitled "Channeling her inner Fly Girl" -- @laurenawrecksus  You can do whatchu wanna do In Living Color #bionicmomma's knee!  () Fancy hospital breakfast Second breakfast Getting ready to leave the hospital

I was trying to write a post about my Mom's knee surgery but I just couldn't get my words right so here's a photo post instead!

1. Rowers gonna row on the Chattachoochee
2. A cute face found outside of Pressed Panini Bar in the Marietta Square
3. Delicious Mint Chocolate Chip gelato from Sarah Jean's Ice Cream in the Marietta Square
4 - 6. Instax Minis of the traffic I sat through during the busiest Friday ever: Music Midtown, the BET Awards,  1 of 7 Garth Brooks concerts, and a Braves game all going on at the same time!
7. Channeling my inner Fly Girl with Lauren 
8. My Mom's knee after surgery
9. Fancy hospital breakfast
10. Second breakfast, of course!
11. My Mom and me right before she was able to go home :)

Hope you all had a great week!
Happy Friday!