Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bourbon & the 4th of July

Garden & Gun just facebooked this old article by Roy Blount Jr..and this paragraph reminded me of a 4th of July a few years ago...


Ode to Bourbon

Sweet Reflection on a Sour MashI like Wild Turkey, and this Bulleit isn’t at all bad, and, by the way, the Bulleit comes in a flask-shaped bottle that is pretty cool. Jack Daniel’s, however, is just eighty proof, whereas the Bulleit is ninety, and this Wild Turkey I have is — whoa — 101. So you can drink more of the Jack Daniel’s. How much more? Well, I never said I could drink and do percentages.

You see....I'm a Jim Beam girl. Good ol' White Label Jim Beam. And yes, I mix it with Coke Zero. I can typically knock back 4-6 in an evening and be primed for putting on a typical Boylan show. But several years ago my dear friends Josh & Sarah Eaves brought up something a little fancier. After our Annual 4th of July debauchery at the lake we decided to break into the liquor to begin the evening's festivities. I ran out of Beam after an hour so Josh offered up the Rip Van Winkle. I was too buzzed to appreciate the grandeur of the bottle so the fact that it was 12 year and 107 proof fell on drunk ears.

Fast forward several hours later and I was pole dancing on the dock trying to choreograph a routine that went with the $1000 SC fireworks. My husband had to throw me on the golf cart (thanks honey for the bruising) and get me home. My own mother wouldn't even let me sleep upstairs with her, they laid me on the drunk chilling cold tile of my parents' bathroom.

The moral of the story? Take a damn minute to honor the bottle you are about to consume. Its the patriotic thing to do.

Stay Safe this weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pinterest Addiction

I pitched a tantrum fit for a 3 year old when I realized I couldn't just access Pinterest and that I need an invitation. Well after begging for a login they let me in!

Have you checked it out? It is a magic world of images. Similar to doing a google image search but with all the fancy bells and whistles bloggers like.

Example: Type Yellow Lab and you get the following images..(and hundreds more!) Expect to see lots of Pinterest photos coming your way...

 I love lazy dogs

Yes, ours sleep in the bed with us too...lots of hair in the mouth.

OKL photo?

This looks like Mary Baker's home in FL

I want this!!! One of Boudreaux and one of Naya!

This looks like my parents' lab Dewars
Soaps anyone?

Are you on Pinterest? Follow me!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vineyard Vines coming to Charlotte!

I know some of you are rolling your eyes at the WASPy Clothing company with the big pink whale but I honestly do love their clothes. 

What started out as a great spot for ties has developed into some of my husband's favorite shirts, and my absolute favorite sweaters in the fall.

So I'm ecstatic they are opening a store in Southpark Mall this June! I was not impressed with the postcard though..why not throw a huge store opening party? Free Cheerwine, BBQ, 10% off...etc. I know when Banana Republic had their Chick-fil-a and Champagne shopping days I was always spending $$. Retail stores take note: free food & alcohol always makes a girl drop the cash. And the men won't complain b/c they can eat and get a buzz and forget what limit they told their spouses.

Here are a few items I would purchase if I wasn't spending my life savings on diapers and mother's milk vitamins...

Items left to right @ Vineyard Vines

Courtside Tennis Dress $98.50
Seersucker Ruffle Skirt $98.50
Golfers Helper Printed Tie $75.00 (Father's Day!)
Girls' Tortuga Trench (my niece would look so cute in this!) $79.99
Flagler Stripe Breakers Polo $69.50
Montauk Plaid Board Shorts $79.50
Golf Balls Bow Tie $45
Shep Shirt $98
Saints Classic Tote $95
Lobster Chappy Trunks for D! $55 (would love him to match his Dad)
Twill Club Shorts (M will never wear these) $69.50
Little Boys Beach Ball Stripe Jersey Polo (For Ford when he is older!) $35
Newhall Gingham Murray Shirt $98.50

What do you like from VVines?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Preaching Reese

I watched 20 minutes of the MTV Movie Awards last night and it immediately reminded me that I am now 31 with a 10 week old and not 21 with 10" heels.

The highlight of this 20 minutes was Reese Witherspoon lecturing all these hussies and hoochies that plague our otherwise news appropriate shows..THAT'S YOU TODAY SHOW. Stop covering these sluts.

Reese says, "I get it girls, that its cool to be a bad girl. But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed about it and you hid it under your bed. And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hid your face people! Hide your face!" (That's you Blake Lively)

Then she adds "For all the girls out there, its totally possible to be a good girl, I'm going to try to make it cool."

It is people like Reese, Emma Watson, and Tina Fey that make me proud to be a woman. How about you all? Growing up I wasn't the popular girl. But I like to hope that I was known as the smart cool girl.

And Kristen Stewart as best actress? Not only are kids naked these days...they must be ignorant also!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wedding Attire AKA Spanx Wanted

I haven't been to a wedding since 2009 and we have 6 this year! Needless to say, having all these fabulous parties to attend is a little bittersweet. I'm so excited to get dressed up and consume free liquor and dance the night away while watching beautiful brides experience the happiest day of their lives...but I wish I was 20 pounds thinner....

My post baby wardrobe is minimal to say the least. All my cute summer dresses just hang silently in my closet hoping that my fat ass will get my rear in shape and hopefully slip them on again before they are banished to the attic for Winter.

Here are a few beauties I would love to wear (If I hadn't eaten those 500 Zebra Cakes while pregnant) next weekend to our first stop on the Wedding circuit...

Elle Tahari-Not jaw dropping but pretty and simple

Kay Unger-Pockets!

Milly-Would need a tan for this one

Milly-Not my color but love the dress!

Halston...would hide the arms and huge milk factory tatas

Shoshanna-Love this

Instead I will be wearing a Nicole Miller version of this (not as swirly). Not hot...but camouflage for fatty Mc.Fatterson

oh...and this

Spanx I-just-had-a-baby-and-am-not-Bethenny-Frankel-suit

And totally unrelated..
How cute is this bag? Ridiculously overpriced for what it is but cute regardless-Trina Turk

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Beach Cheese

I love Pimento Cheese, and I will be at Pawleys Island in 6 weeks! Here is a video about Palmetto Cheese & the Sea View Inn!

Hear the cicadas in the background?? Love it!