Tuesday, February 2, 2016

taking stock | 05

Surprise! You blinked & January was gone. As hoped, the start of 2016 has been absolutely wonderful. We've only had one snow storm where we got 14 inches of snow (praise the Lord for a mild winter!), I moved in with Bryan & now officially a suburbs girl, & I started a new promotion at work! See what I mean? Best. Month. Ever! 

Making: plans for a Nashville trip (can't wait for Bry to meet some friends & fam!)
Cooking: the easiest bbq chicken in my crock pot
Wanting: this skirt for Spring
Enjoying: early mornings & breakfast to myself
Looking: for a new book to read . . .  HELP!
Liking: waking up next to Bry every morning, ya know, the small things in life :)
Needing: a relaxing mani & pedi - treat yo self, right?!
Smelling: fresh air when I walk out the door (seriously guys, best.thing.ever.)
Wearing: black everything, per usual
Counting: down til our next date night in! I have the best recipe to try.
Bookmarking: this TED talk for my commute home

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

lots of catching up to do!

So much has happened since the last time I was on here:
+ birthday party celebrations
+ gamedays at The Ainsworth
+ watched a friend run the NYC marathon
+ a beautiful weekend walk along the Hudson
+ dressing up as Will Ferrell & Cheri Oteri
+ a visit from my sister & cousin
+ winning the fall softball championship
+ a trip to Macy's Herald Square Santa Land
+ a much needed date day

Brunch at Supper  for Kelsey's birthday
Because going four people deep in a small cab needs a photo
Celebrating Lauren's birthday at The Ainsworth
Go Kelsey!
Literally the most perfect fall day in Nyack.
The wig - kills me everytime
Jessica & Alicia came to visit!
I can't tell you how many times people asked if we were twins. I just don't see it.
We ended their stay with a walk around Central Park!
Go Underdogs! Bryan's team won the Spring AND Fall championships. #1 fan goes to . . . . JULIE!
Because when you get a chance to preview Santa Land, you go & wear Christmas sweaters.
Wine & cheese at Beecher's

Friday, October 23, 2015

taking stock | 04

I have survived a little over two years living in New York City. Two years?!?! Seems like yesterday I moved here with my two very large, over-stuffed suitcases & settled into my first teeny tiny apartment. So many things have changed since the fall of 2013 so it only seems fitting that I take stock as I head into my third year {& bracing for the arctic winter ahead}. 

Making: plans for a BBQ & bonfire night with friends
Cooking: a polish dinner tonight
Drinking: lots of water & hot tea
Reading: this funny article
Wanting: an elephant print for my room
Playing: Thomas Rhett | South Side
Enjoying: simple weekend plans
Looking: forward to my visitors next month!
Liking: Love My Goat & Friday night date nights
Giggling: while watching this video from The Ellen Show. I am patiently waiting for this years post.
Needing: a manicure
Smelling: my favorite creamy pumpkin candle
Wearing: a striped sweater dress & boots
Counting: down the days until 2016 . . . it's going to be my year!
Feeling: the struggles of the changing weather {hello sinus & cold season}
Bookmarking: soooo many recipes {especially from Half Baked Harvest}

Monday, October 12, 2015

we shall watch sports & pick apples

So far October has proven to be idyllic. The weather could not be more perfect, Alabama football traditions are in full swing, & enough crock pot recipes have been bookmarked to last the season. Weekends have been chocked full of fun events . . . 
Introduced some friends to The Ainsworth to watch the Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs
Best part of the day was running into family friends from my Birmingham church.
I have become obsessed with this food blog. I made my own version of her Autumn Chicken & Phyllo Dough Pot Pie. I have leftovers for days & it left the apartment smelling delicious!
Hockey season has begun! 
Bryan, myself, & my friend Jenna spent Sunday afternoon in Warwick, New York. It's a quaint little town just an hour north of Manhattan. We picked apples from Maskers Orchards, saw some farm animals, & ate apple cider doughnuts. 
"Act like you love apple picking Bry!" He was a great sport playing chauffeur & putting up with our "Isn't this so cute?!" & "Look how pretty!"
But seriously, how pretty is this view?!

Monday, September 14, 2015

f a l l

photo credits on tumblr
My favorite time of year is almost here! Who doesn't love pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, college football, Friendsgiving, & everything else that is associated with the fall season? I've been tumbling for inspiration for this year. I can't wait to wear chunky knits, lots of layers, & using fresh tomatoes for flat bread & soups. See my top sweater picks below:
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