Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Friday

After what seemed to be a very a long week, I can't wait to let loose!  We will be spending the weekend in Annapolis, MD for our friends' wedding.  I am so excited to catch up with James' Navy friends, stay in such a lovely area, show off my new Kara Janx dress (check out her amazing dress line here) and try a cute new hairstyle (thinking this or this).  I'll be sure to post pictures of all the wedding festivities soon, but for now you can ogle over this gorgeous Maryland wedding.  Hope everyone enjoys thier weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

This week I decided to try something new and link up with Jamie of This Kind of Love for
"What I'm Loving Wednesday."

I live on different versions of this when James is away. 
This also makes for a great party app.
I'm loving Dear Photograph.
This site meshes old and new photographs such a cute concept!
I'm loving gardenia everything.
Candles, lotions, etc.
I'm loving Lilacism by Essie.
A birthday present that I can't stop applying (thanks Em!).

Finally... I'm loving that James is finally home from almost three weeks of travel. 
What are you loving?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wine Wednesday

Mercedes Eguren

Price: $8-12

Origin: Spain

Type: Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Served With: Italian pastas (with red sauce), steak, lamb, roasts, and venison.

Description: “Solid yet lively, this full-bodied red offers plenty of plum, black cherry, chocolate, light herbal flavors, with round tannins and light yet firm acidity." -Winery 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Weekend on the Water

We had the privilege of spending this past weekend in Moyock, NC with good friends, Alex and Halley (remember them?).
The sunny weather was amazing and well needed (check out James' and my pale bods, eek!).
Most of our weekend was spent out on the water...  
boating, swimming, water skiing, tubing and playing with the pups.
 I learned something new about James on this trip, my man has skills! 
Last but not least, a big thanks to Alex and Halley for having us.  Hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wine Wednesday

Feeling ducky?  James' love of ducks led us to stumble upon Duckhorn Vineyards.  We have tried their Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Decoy Zinfandel and Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon.  We absolutely loved them all!  The Decoy wines are a little less pricey ($25), while the Duckhorn wines are more on the pricey side ($65 but well worth it).  Above is a picture of our attempt at mixing a couple things we love in our little duck/wine nook.  The nook includes a duck serving tray, wooden duck wine screws (from Wisteria), a cork cage, a wine candelabra, and a few ducky/empty wine bottles.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pasta Salad Sans Mayo

16 oz. of Spiral Pasta
Two Zucchinis (sliced thinly)
Two Cups of Grape Tomatoes (Halved)
Cup and a Half of Crumbled Gorgonzola
Seven Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Juice from Two Lemons
Lemon Pepper

Cook pasta and place in fridge to cool.  Place sliced zucchini in a colander and add two teaspoons of salt, rinse and let sit for about 15 minutes.  Once pasta is cool add other items one by one (I suggest leaving the cheese for last).  Add lemon pepper and salt to taste.  There you have it, the perfect side dish for summer!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wine Wednesday

Lot 18... a wine lovers dream!  Lot 18 is an online wine store that provides great deals on fine/rare wines, wine accessories and specialty foods.  This store is an invite only wine store a lot like One King's Lane for home decor, Jet Setter for travel, or ideeli, Gilt, and Rue La La for clothes.  If you aren't aware of any of these awesome invite only stores, go ahead and pick your pleasure!  Click on the any of the store names and receive a personal invite from me.

4th of July Photos

We spent our fourth of July weekend grilling out with friends (like many Americans).  Captain sure was happy because this weekend he got the party invites too.  He had us practically rolling on the ground when he stared at us awkwardly for an extended period of time, walk over to the only puddle he could find and laid down.  Below are a few snapshots from one of the backyard parties we attended last weekend, along with a caricature we had made on the boardwalk in Old Town. 

Think the caricature looks like us?  I think the artist did a decent job on me but sadly I don't think it looks like James at all.  Also, notice how James and I have basically the same picture?  Well these two guys are James' Navy friends who recently moved to the area.  We are so excited about this that we decided the double picture was a must.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Back to Work

Sitting at my desk this morning I am about as tired and amused as Kaylab in the picture above.  Loving that this will be a short week but wishing the holiday could last forever.  Hope everyone had a fun fourth of July.  I sure did!  Pictures of the weekend to come.
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