Friday, September 27, 2013

Five on Friday

Hi Y'all! Checking in for the weekly linkup... here are my five:

{one} Southern Weddings is one of my absolute favorite "small" businesses. It is a gorgeous magazine about... you guessed it, southern weddings! The reason this magazine is such an inspiration to me is because of the incredibly godly, inspiring women behind it. If y'all don't know who Lara Casey is you should definitely get to know her over social media. She is such an inspiring woman and believes in making the career you were born to do instead of being in a career you are content with. I hope to attend the Making Things Happen Conference in 2014! I have been eyeing this lovely print in the shop for a few months now... can't wait to find it a deserving frame and a home on my wall.
{two} I will be in NEW YORK CITY with one of my best friends in exactly two weeks!! I can't wait to spend SIX glorious days exploring this incredible city... Just now beginning to plan the trip here are a few things on our list:
explore central park
see the Lady Liberty
stroll on the High Line Park
eat cupcakes at the Magnolia Bakery
and so much more! I can't wait to share pictures from my trip :)
{three} Flashback to grade school! I found these mini mozzarella sticks at the grocery store and it was just like elementary school all over again... in case you're wondering, they are still just as delicious!

{four} I am so ready for fall! Changing leaves, cozy sweaters, apple cider, corn mazes,  haunted trails, bonfires, riding boots, pumpkin everythingg and a flannel shirt with a vest are only a few of my favorites... what are yours?
{five} Heading to the land of the red and back and the home of the Bulldawgs this weekend! Y'all my love for the University of Georgia runs deep. I can't wait to cheer on the Dawgs against LSU... Sooo ready for SATURDAY IN ATHENS! Here are some pictures from the games I went to last year!
Happy Weekend and Go DAWGS :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Leather Tote

I have been looking for a leather tote-bag that wouldn't break the bank for a while now. When this London Fog beauty caught my eye at TJMaxx...let's just say it was love at first glance. This will be the perfect hold-everything-camera bag for New York City!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturdays Are for the Dogs

American Kennel Clubs Responsible Dog Ownership Day was today at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds. My sister and I took the opportunity to take her new pug Ava! Let me just tell you, there were dogs  e v e r y w h e r e. Dogs ranged from HUGE to tiny with breeds from Irish Wolfhounds to Ava the little black Pug.
I found a Newfoundland!! This sweet girl is named Holly and she was precious. Every time I interact with this sweet breed it only reaffirms my hope to own a Newfie someday!
We found the big dog tent outside... In the bottom left corner you can see Holly with her brown sister!
 Ava photo-shoot time at Meredith College 
 crazzyyy running pug face haha

Friday, September 20, 2013

Five on Friday

I am so sorry I missed last weeks five on friday post! I was enjoying my drive home from Raleigh and made a few pit-stops along the way. This week was my TWENTY-FIRST birthday y'all!! I had such an amazing birthday and I am so thankful for everyone who made it so special :)
{one}With fall being in the air it is only natural that the smell of pumpkin is as well! My sweet roommate Rossi got me a delicious smelling candle from Bath and Body Works. It fills the whole house! If you haven't checked out Bath and Body Works candles you definitely should.
{two}Being brave... such a hard task to do. I can't speak for everyone but I know I am sometimes most of the time afraid people will make fun of me if I act silly or just have fun.  Sara Bareilles' "Brave" is a song I have begun to play over and over again while dancing (flailing) around in my room. It is so important for everyone to feel confident in themselves. To feel like you ARE smart enough... funny enough... pretty enough... brave enough and ultimately GOOD enough for anything you set your mind to... "I wanna see you be BRAVE!" 
{three}I love this long sleeve I purchased from The Collection Boutique! Long-sleeves are my daily wardrobe once the weather cools off... with a vest and boots of course. "The tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter... The South" {here}

{four} MY 21st BIRTHDAY! I lucked out this year with the day of my birthday... it just so happened to fall on an ESPN Thursday night football game for NC State! My parents are the greatest and worked so hard to find tickets and a parking pass so they could have a tailgating birthday party. My girls and I even caught ourselves a golf-cart on the way to the tailgate!
My neighbor owns an ice sculpting business{here}... so naturally my parents got one for my birthday?! crazzyy
Birthday crowns are a must :)
Missing my little brother Casey!
Two of my favorite people, Matt Powell the notorious P in wolfPack & of course my lil man Jake came for the game!
Find Matt again below!!
 Y'all my name made it on the big screen!! See it there on the bottom!!
So thankful I get to share life with my sister this year... so nice to be close together again!
It was an incredible game but unfortunately we were beat by the referees....
{five}I got to go out with my favorite girls tonight for a birthday dinner! We went to the amazing Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar... Y'all, the food is incredible & so clever but the atmosphere is what makes it! They have locations in Charlotte {which Christina recommended} and Raleigh, NC.
 The Cowfish restaurant in Raleigh has a fish tank from the Animal Planet show Tanked!
My Bento box creation: a slider burger, sweet potato fries, grilled vegetables, edamame, andd the Mark sushi roll. 
An evening with my girls was a necessity! We definitely need to get out together more :)
Hope y'all have a great weekend!