Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This video below sums up Halloween these days. When I was a kid I dressed as a witch, a dead ballerina (nice), a Hiker and a cat. I was something really naughty my senior year of college but let's not talk about that. This video is also the reason we hope if we have a second child that it is another boy! (I just jinxed myself and I will be having a Sophia Vergara).

And now all the fun finds online...

This one is for you honey!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sorry for the Hiatus!

October has been a crazy month! Crazy but good! If you are my friend on Facebook you will probably think all I do is take photos of my kids and drink. I mean, that is so untrue. (Riiiiight)

     First of all, how brilliantly creative is this Halloween costume? My friend Erin in Charleston dressed up
         her son B and her dog Izzie! I'm sure this photo will make an appearance at his rehearsal dinner!

White jeans for Fall/Winter. What do you think? My grandmother would roll over in her grave but can we still wear them?

I want to make this but want to know...can I use frozen chicken? Please let me know if you think I can! 

Weight Watchers Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili via Photo a Day
Servings: 10

1 onion, chopped 
1 16-oz can black beans 
1 16-oz can kidney beans 
1 8-oz can tomato sauce (used a 16 oz can)
10 oz package frozen corn kernels (used 2 small cans of corn kernels)
2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies (used a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes)
1 packet taco seasoning 
1 tbsp cumin 
1 tbsp chili powder (used a bit more as I didn't have any chilies in my tomatoes)
24 0z. (3) boneless skinless chicken breasts 
chili peppers, chopped (optional)
chopped fresh cilantro 
Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Also try it with low fat cheese and sour cream (extra points).  

I am starting the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Videos, (Thanks Abbie!) I need to get this jiggle back into shape and never have time to trek to the gym so I can do this during my lunch break.

We had an amazing weekend up in Asheville for the Christ School vs Asheville School Football game. My friend EA's Dad graduated a year after my Dad and now their daughters and grandsons are buddies! A BIG time was had by all. (Especially this girl)
FF and WM Class of 2029

Future Football Stars

Love these boys!

Promise to post more this week!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Celebrate by Pippa Middleton

Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends by Pippa Middleton

I am intrigued by this book! Good Christmas present? Am I curious because she is famous for her sister and booty or am I intrigued because it looks like fabulous Pinterest images?! Or maybe I just want to see what she wears in all the photos?

From Amazon:
In her first book, Middleton reveals the secrets to hosting a successful party with recipes, tips and detailed instructions on how to throw a memorable event.

Either way, its on my Christmas list! You can pre-order yours here for $31.50

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift-Bulleit Bourbon Trailer

Via Neiman Marcus

I have admitted that I am a horrible boozer and mix my Jim Beam with Diet Coke. But let's be fair...its Jim Beam.

My favorite Bourbon to sip on the rocks is Bulleit. It is the perfect combination of caramel-vanilla goodness and doesn't have too much of the bitter smokey flavor. So while all you ladies are looking at the fabulous Neiman-Tarjay lookbooks....this will be just fine for me.

The $150,000 Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer. I need this. Please Santa?

Perfect setup for that next Outdoor Playdate! Right? 

 From Neiman Marcus:

A chorus of cheers rings out the minute you pull up. Tailgating will never be the same now that your Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer is on the scene. Designed by interior designer Brad Ford, it's impressive on the outside, but what's on the inside truly astounds: sleek leather furnishings and details from Moore & Giles, rich wood finishings (handcrafted from reclaimed Bulleit Bourbon casks), elegant glassware, and a top-notch entertainment system, including a flat-screen TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, and a state-of-the-art sound system, plus a one-year supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye*. You park, open the hatch, and slide out the bar—cocktails anyone?

The details:
  • Two limited-edition trailers available. (First available for immediate delivery; second available within six months of placing order.)
  • Transportation and delivery of trailer is included within the continental United States.
  • Created by designer Brad Ford, who has more than 10 years of experience in interior design and was named one of America's Top Young Designers by House Beautiful and recognized as one of the Rising Stars of Interior Design by the International Furnishings and Design Association.
  • Moore & Giles, founded in 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia, is dedicated to designing and developing the most luxurious natural leathers, working with tanneries worldwide and delivering unparalleled quality.
  • Entertainment system by Sony® and includes: TV, sound-bar speakers, receiver with touch screen, and smartphone controls.

10% percent of the proceeds from the purchase of the Bulleit Woody Party Trailer will benefitamfAR™, The Foundation for AIDS Research. For more information, call 1-877-9NM-GIFT.

*One-year supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye not to exceed four cases of each, based on FDA average consumption. 

BULLEIT TO GO (a second gift offering by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey)

Some of the best things in life are best savored in small doses. Case in point: Bulleit Bourbon. Available in a limited-edition of 25, this spirited gift includes a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon signed by founder Tom Bulleit, a Moore & Giles signed-and-numbered pewter flask with a handcrafted American crocodile cover, and a leather-bound edition of The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy, by Jim Meehan and Chris Gall. All of which come in a beautiful handcrafted box made from reclaimed Bulleit Bourbon casks.

For every purchase, 10% of the proceeds will go to amfAR™, The Foundation for AIDS Research. For more information, call 1-877-9NM-GIFT.
Or the less expensive Bulleit To Go for $1500

Click here to see a video of the Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Children's Clothing Sale - Tane Organics

Zoe double layered Pointelle Dress $32

The first line I am showing you is from Tane Organics. From their website:

Luxury Designer Clothier for Infant and Baby,
using Organic Cotton and Natural Fibers.
A cohesive Collection of Onesies, Sweaters, Blankets,
Accessories and Toys

Tane has been featured in countless magazines, they are shown in this month's Vogue

US Weekly

Oprah Magazine

Tane booties are even currently in J.Crew ($58)and Barney's ($82)

Here is what I have!

Tane Booties with ties in Quartz and graphite $32/each

Zoe double layered pointelle dress $32 (ecru, tea rose) On Left
Sophie Crochet Dress in Middle in Stone
Aggie Tank dress on right in tea rose

Aggie pointelle tank dress $32 in Rose on Left (shown with Cardigan)
Sophie crochet dress $55 (stone, tea rose) on Right

Sweet v-neck cardigan $55 (stone, tea rose)

Please pass along to friends and email me with any questions!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Patch!

I am so lucky to have so many great mom friends!!!!! Love you ladies so much!

Capitalizing on the fact that this is the best time of year the Pumpkin Patches in North Carolina are booming! I am blessed to have a large group of mom friends here so I thought it would be a blast to all go to the pumpkin patch for a playdate!

I did a little bit of research but my friend Abby told me she had gone by Hall's and said it had tons of little stuff for the kids to do...and she was right!

They had Cars, balls, water feature, fort, tractors, playground, much for these kids to do!

Gotta love the Dollar Store! Not my best work with Paint Pens but you get the idea!

Buckets as coolers for the juice boxes...More Dollar store!

TS who has a birthday coming up!

HS, how cute is that shirt and those curls!

LZ, cruising in the cars

 SF wins the Cutest outfit award!

F's buddy WM...too cute for words! You should hear him laugh

Fisher kids....cute!

Hay Fort!

F loved this!!!!

F and GW with the huge spider. GW is known to my family as frat hair. LOVE his floppy curls

ED wearing the cutest pink skinny cords EVER.

haha, RS....go through the other side!

We only have a few girls in our is GW trying to work his magic


F's girlfriend ALH. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this looks like she is singing...."Stop, in the name of love!"


Our trip was a blast! I feel horrible because I didn't get half of the pictures I normally get of all the kiddos but without M there I was chasing and running and chasing and snagging F all over the place.