-I packed up one of my offices today – crazy, and so exciting
-Tornadoes scare the sh*t out of me and I can’t imagine what the people of OK must be going through – makes wedding decor seems like the stupidest thing in the world
-Matt is keeping me sane by doing a million things – he made mini burgers tonight that turned out awesome! Can’t wait to eat more burgers at summer bbqs
-I just got super excited to hang out at the beach next week. And I get to see SOOO many friends!!
-Thanks for reading while my posts are sporadic and frantic
-I still need more romance novel recommendations!Read More
Despite how crazy life is these days, yall know I fit a little relaxation into Friday and Saturday evenings! My brain has reached max capacity with details and planning, so I asked Matt to plan something low-key for Friday night.
So we went on a picnic! We had hoped to check out the music at the American Tobacco Campus, but they no longer allow coolers – bummer! We made the best of it by finding a nice grassy patch outside of the concert and enjoyed conversation instead of music.
Matt went all out in the Whole Foods prepared foods section and we had shrimp skewers, summer kale salad, sweet potatoes, quinoa and apple salad, watermelon, and three bean salad. Yum!
On Saturday, we had plans to check out the famous annual bbq festival in Hillsborough, but the rain kinda ruined that idea. We did, however, get to eat some great bbq at the Hillsborough Bbq Co. with my parents! We stopped by the new Mystery Brewing tap room for a beer first – love that place. I was having so much fun that I didn’t snap any pictures until dessert – carrot cake! We listened to live music at a cute venue afterwards.
Today I had my final wedding dress fitting!! It fits:) My mom and I celebrated finally having the dress in our possession with salads. Although now she’s stressed about the bustle – it’s complicated.
2 weeks and [not] counting! I don’t want it to come too fast because I’m not ready and then it will be over!Read More
Matt and I had plans to dine with friends at The Lantern yesterday, but it was closed for a private function! I was bummed because it was a spot I really wanted to get back to, but we went to the next best modern Asian restaurant – Jujube! Our dinner dates were into sharing too, so we split a bunch of small plates and then Matt and I shared an entree:
warm kale salad with mangoes,
pork belly dumplings,
pineapple, basil, and green curry mussels,
fish fritters with summer veggies,
And our entree was the pan-fried crab and shrimp cake with sweet potato in green curry – this was so awesome and a great entree to split because it came with two big cakes and chunks of sweet potato. The mussels were my second favorite, but everything was so flavorful. Love this place!
After dinner, we sat around sipping wine and chatting. It was so nice to just relax on a week night and enjoy the balmy night. It’s finally hit me this week that I am almost finished with this school year and there is lots of relaxing on summer nights to come. I’m so pumped for everything!!Read More
Exercise used to be my time to clear my head – now it’s the time that my to-do list fills my head and ruins my me time.
We’ve been eating giant salads over here, because they are quick and easy and good for wedding bodies.
Work got crazy this week, which can be expected for this time of year – what is it about the end of school and kids acting crazy?
Sleep and I are BFF.
I’m going to the Lantern tomorrow night and I’m so pumped. We also have a dance lesson – is it bad that I’m not as pumped?
I love this weather, and all the green in Durham. Lush!
I need the ultimate romance novel to read on my honeymoon – do tell!!!!Read More
Congrats to Matt for not only making it through two challenging years of business school at Duke, but for getting awesome grades along the way and a fabulous job in the end!! I’m so proud:)
I’m sure you can guess why I’ve been mia here – on the home stretch!! It was a busy week, so I ate a ton of meals out – not the best for healthy eating, but oh so convenient when there’s no time to cook. And also so fun during the week! On Monday, my mom and I got together to start working on the escort cards and we grabbed salads at Panera.
Tuesday, one of my bridesmaids and I grabbed dinner because she’s back in town for the summer – we went to Toast and I got my favorite little sampler of crostini. The garlic mushrooms and blue cheese is the best!
And Wednesday, Matt and I took a dance lesson! It was fun, but a bit overwhelming when I realized that the wedding is in 3 weeks and we have no plan for a first dance. Plus, I’m a terrible dancer and I’m really not looking forward to having people look at me! We ended up back at Panera because it was so close:)