Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Typical day

Pesto & Shrimp/ perfect day on the lake/  pickled jalapenos

The hubs favorite meal.  It is a summer staple at our house. The lake on a very relaxing afternoon.  Water was a little cool from all the rain the day before but still refreshing.  After boating we pickled jalapeno's (hubs idea).   Fingers crossed they turned out. 

I'm gearing up for our weekend in Savannah.  I plan on doing some shopping while the hubs & BIL are riding in a century.  My SIL has been doing some juicing diet... I hope she is eating normal food over the weekend.  I'm not one to diet,  life is too short to not eat what you want.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Feeling fall

Feeling fall

Yesterday was very cool and only in the low 70's and had me thinking about the change of seasons.  Fall is upon us and I better get on board.   I hope y'all are ready for it cause I'm in denial.

Thursday, August 23, 2012



Already planning on what I'm packing for Savannah. Looking forward to a cupcake or two from Back in the Day Bakery.  I think a ghost tour is on the agenda as well as lots of walking and shopping.

Monday, August 20, 2012

I finally did it!

It was easy as going to esty and looking up homemade mozzarella and then bam!  I'm making cheese and a few other things...  The mozzarella turned out better than I hoped and the hubs was a huge fan.  It was also a basil weekend between making the Caprese, pesto and the granita.  All in all, my belly was very happy.


kit from Urban Cheesecraft/finishes product/Caprese Insalata/strawberry-basil granita

Friday, August 17, 2012

Lake loving

 self portrait/private heli/pink cadillac margarita

The hubs & I spent a great day on the lake yesterday.  We had perfect weather and even saw a bald eagle. Not to mention a helicopter.  Could you imagine getting into you heli to head off to you lake house?  The day was topped off with a batch of pink cadillac margarita's  found in Southern Living.  The porch was the perfect place for dinner & drinks.  Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Monday, August 13, 2012


The hubs and I are heading to Savannah Labor Day weekend.  He and his bro are doing a century (100 mile bike ride) and my SIL and nieces will be left to shop and dine.   I have Olde Pink House, Back in the Day Bakery, Leopold's Ice Cream and Lulu's Chocolate Bar on the itinerary.  It's been a few years since I have been there and I was wondering if y'all have any favorite spots that I must see?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Not what I hoped for...

I have been back from Avon, NC for a few days and caught up on everyone's blogs.  Weather & food were not great.  Hoping to go back for some sun and I will cook instead of eating out.  Warning: a stop at Duck Donuts is a must.  Here are a few pics I snapped w/my phone.
Mia ready for fun in the sun
Cape Hatteras lighthouse
House from Nights in Rodanthe
shopping due to rain
fun table cover at Ketch 55
Shrimp & grits from Ketch 55
Red Solo cup gets some class
Beyond delicious - Duck Donuts
fruit salad the hubs made for me