Monday, March 12, 2012


Le sigh...yet another weekend that passed by in the blink of an eye!
As most of you know, Brandon and I are from the same hometown.  It's such a wonderful blessing because his parents and mine live 30 miles apart.  This is going to be a huge treat when we have little ones!

We traveled home this weekend and were immediately immersed in our happy places.
On Friday evening, we celebrated Brandon's mom's birthday.  His parents fixed (Was just informed this is a southern thing to "fix" dinner.  I heard on the radio this morning that we [southerners] "make up" the bed, but the rest of the country "makes" the bed.  Sometimes I overlook all of these "southernisms" that y'all probably catch all the time on my blog.)  
...where was I?
Oh yes! So his parents fixed an amazing dinner -homemade lump crab cakes, grilled shrimp, sauteed potatoes, and grilled asparagus.
If you have never eaten a crab cake, you are missing out on Heaven on Earth.

His parents brought me back a fabulous surprise from Belgium!  They went to Brugge, the lace capital of the world (bet you didn't know that!), and bought this for me:
I love that my garter for my wedding has traveled all the way from Brugge.  Such a unique, thoughtful gift!

On Saturday, we went to a wedding reception for one of Brandon's best high school friends.  He got married two weeks ago in Utah, so his family hosted this small reception so that they could celebrate with friends and family.
Here are some of us...
Afterwards, we went to a friend's house, made a bonfire by the river bank, and told stories for a few hours.  This, my friends, is all there is to do in our hometown, but we wouldn't change it for anything!  

After church and lunch with my family on Sunday, my mom and I drove to Savannah, GA (only about 45 miles from my hometown in SC) for a full day of shopping.
I stocked up on a few wedding decorations.  I was going to rent six glass cylinders for $340, but found some gorgeous ones at Homegoods for $15 a piece!  Best part is, I'll own them when it's all said and done.  Got to love that store, not only for that reason, but also for reasons like this:
First person to "name that blog" wins :)

I wore this on our shopping adventure:
J. Crew Boatneck Tee, True Religion jeans (old), Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals
My weekend also consisted of fun things like this:
Are y'all interested in product reviews?  I feel like I'm constantly trying new products and would love to give my opinions on some of them if it's something worth reading.  Yay or nay? Let me know in the comments!

Oh, and fun things like this before I left Charleston:

And pretty things like this... the outskirts of my yard at home in Ridgeland.

...and a bittersweet last view of Beaufort before returning "home" to Charleston.  Apparently, I have two homes :)

Hope you all had happy weekends!


  1. Oooh! Ooooh! The rooster looks just like that one from that hilarious The Bloggess post!!

    Looks like you had a great weekend--I love that the Charleston weather has been so nice lately! :)

  2. I would LOVE to read/watch your beauty reviews!!

  3. I would LOVE to read/watch your beauty reviews!!

  4. I would love to hear your beauty reviews! It's always nice to know what's great out there and not so great! Thanks!

  5. Check out the Beyonce chicken on Young House Love -- equally as funny!

  6. Check out the Beyonce chicken post from Young House Love -- it's equally as funny!

  7. love reading all your posts - especially the beauty reviews! keep 'em coming love!

  8. Looks like a great weekend to me! I would love to read your product reviews. I would REALLY love for you to share your skin care secrets, like anti aging things. I feel like I should be doing more to keep my skin in place. haha There are just so many products out there!

  9. Sounds like you had fun in my hometown of Savannah! I'm convinced that's the BEST HomeGoods in Georgia! I always pop in there when I'm home. Happy Shopping! :)

  10. The chicken is names Beyonce and she belongs to a blogger in the DC metro area named Glennon and she runs she is quite funny. :)

  11. LOVE beauty reviews - I'd been unsure about trying to Macadamia Natural Oil until you posted about it and that inspired me to give it a try. It really is phenomenal!

    Glad you had a great weekend at home-home! It really is a treat that both of your parents live so close!

  12. bring on the beauty product reviews :)

  13. BEYONCE!

    total yay to the beauty product reviews - I'm always looking for new products to add to my arsenal!

  14. Product reviews are a must!!

  15. Product reviews are a must!!

  16. I have been eyeing that J. Crew top--so cute! Your meal sounds delicious--crab cakes are one of my favorite foods!


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