Sunday, October 30, 2011

the worlds largest outdoor cocktail party...

was this weekend. you may have heard of it...
georgia/florida weekend?

we stayed at amelia island for the weekend which started off as a bit of a disappointment. you see, every year they throw this amazing "frat bash" with all you can eat, all you can drink and the swinging medallions for some good music and entertainment. except this year...

amelia island plantation was bought out by omni resorts last year and instead of the frat bash, they had a more family oriented block party. it was not even close to being as good as the bash... and it was obvious they were just trying to make more money. we had a ridiculously overpriced burger and drink and left.

BUT fortunately, the game on saturday DEFINITELY made up for friday night...

if you've never been to georgia/florida- it is certainly an experience. down here in the south, we take our college football SERIOUSLY. the biggest game of the year is held in the neutral location of jacksonville, fl. the energy is RIDICULOUS. and i loveeee it.

here's us on the bus heading to the game...
 the game is about to get started....
there were several costumes... this was one of my faves...
 our friend brian was sitting in the same section! so crazy!!
 this is in the 4th quarter.... we were leading by 4 points. obviously, we were VERY EXCITED.
prior to this picture, i was very stressed. i seriously could have had a heart attack at age 24.
 my-in laws...
 my hunnie with his parents...
and the final score!! 24-20, DAWGS WIN!!!!!!!!
"i said its great to be a georgia bulldog."

hope everyone had a great weekend!

(... tomorrow is moving day!)

Friday, October 28, 2011

a little bit about me, a recipe, and a cute punkin ;)

hello, lovelies!  
one of my favorite bloggers, casey is hosting a blog "followers fest" link up (along with much love illy, danielle- changing lanes, and jess: boho baby bump) where she's inviting her readers to share a post about to introduce their blog to new readers and make some new friends!

so, if you're new around here: WELCOME! im a newlywed {a yr. and a half strong with my sweet hubbster}. we don't have any kids yet, just one little furbaby to love. we are currently in the process of moving to a new city and i am so excited for our new adventure!

i blog about all things i love, a little bit of style, good books i've read,  recipes and my everyday life as lori.
its been a while since i have blogged a recipe. if you've been reading lately, you probably know ive been fighting sickness for a few weeks off and on {i blame it on the stress and weather change lately}... anyways, since the hubs has been gone i've had to fend for myself and my diet has mostly consisted of canned soup, grilled cheese and applesauce. but one day i did manage to make some easy peasy and DELISH soup! i found the recipe on pinterest but it is originally from taste of home.

tomato tortellini soup:
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup, undiluted
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half-and-half cream
1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Additional parmesan cheese, optional

Cook tortellini according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine the soup, broth, milk, cream, tomatoes and seasonings. Heat through, stirring frequently. Drain tortellini; carefully add to soup. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle each serving with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
and since it is halloween weekend, i decided to show you my pinterest inspired project. even though i didnt decorate much since we're moving monday, this little baby is making our front porch pretty for the weekend :)
hope all of you have a great weekend- be SAFE at your halloween festivities!! :)
if this was your first time stopping by, thanks for checking out my blog- feel free to leave me some comments and let me know so i can check yours out as well!
head over and check out the follower fest. maybe you'll find some new favorite blogs!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

what i wore {fall casual}

i am linking up with the pleated poppy again this week for what i wore wednesday! again, i didn't get too many pictures... but since the hubbster was home for the weekend again, i did talk him into taking a few pictures for me :)

friday: work and dinner date with my hubs.
purple cardigan: new york & co
white t, denim trousers, scarf: LOFT
gray heels: payless

 saturday: athens to see the new house
tan striped t, jeans: LOFT
scarf: gap outlet, i think.
boat shoes: tjmaxx
sunglasses: target

 sunday: lunch with the in-laws
white/gray striped shirt: belk
denim trousers: LOFT
scarf: target
bag: local boutique, monograms & more
nude wedges: dsw

i think my favorite is sunday... what do you think?

oh, and two really cool things before you go...

emily @ life of emily! is doing a really great giveaway... you may have seen these fabulous marley lilly monogrammed scarves floating around the blog world (or maybe on pinterest, where i first found them!)
so classy and chic! well she is giving one away to one lucky reader. so you should check it out. or maybe just cross your fingers that i win? that'd be great.

and lastly, the bert show in atlanta is trying to get 400,000 thank you letters together to send to the troops for thanksgiving by tomorrow... and as of now they only have 90,000... i plan on writing a letter this afternoon, and hope you will do the same... find out more details on suze blog or if you have more questions, check out the radio show's website

have a lovely wednesday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

miscellany monday {new link up!}

ive been slacking on the blog a bit lately. {so sorry, lovies.}
i've have been super busy preparing for the move and just lacking inspiration.

i'm trying a new link up today! carissa @ lowercase letters hosts miscellany monday and several of my blog friends link up so i decided to check it out.
it doesn't require a lot of thinking.. just a random list. {PERFECT!}

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

we've gotten a lot of the house packed up and already taken 2 car loads to the new place! i think my buddie boy is getting concerned that we're going to leave him. he has been following me around and he jumps in a box every time theres a new one open.

the hubbster and bbea (thats my car) got into a little accident today. we decided greg would drive my car to athens today so he could take a car load of stuff (since his truck doesn't hold as much) and a deer ran out in front of the car and hit the drivers side. thankfully (and most importantly) the hubs is fine, and bbea will be too after a trip to the car doctor. but it still hurt my heart. dumb deer.

i went to dinner and a shopping with my momma tonight. it was a good end to a pretty crappy day. i bought a couple of shirts at new york & co. 2 pairs of flats at dsw and some beauty supplies.
i was talked into the purminerals starter kit by the ulta salesgirl. i have to buy hypoalergenic stuff and she said it's amazing (anyone tried it?) the big sexy hairspray was recommended by genn (shes a hairstylist, so she knows about these things.) i got the brush idea from after reading pink lou lou's post  and having puffy pony envy. im trying the redken guts volumizing moouse because all the stylists seem to be using something like it. and the mineral powder blush stuff was on clearance, so why not?
{now... can we talk about how expensive it is to be beautiful?! that stuff adds up quick!}

i'm sooo excited its a FOUR day work week for me. on friday we head to amelia island for georgia/florida weekend! woop woop.
ga/fl 2010

ga/fl 2010
its a little bittersweet though because it is my LAST week at my job. the actual work part isn't too glamorous, but i really will miss the people. i've been tryign to convince the bossmen to just open up a new office in athens ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

its okay thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

it's okay:

... to pin numerous wedding ideas even though im already married.

... to write things i've already done on my to-do list so i have the satisfaction of crossing them off.

... to plan to go to bed early every night, but almost never do it.

... to take my shoes off at the office... but only if everyone else is also walking around barefoot. {we have a very relaxed work atmosphere}

... to be so eager to move and make new friends so i can host dinner parties, book club and girls nights.

... to be sad that i cant decorate much for halloween because we're in the middle of moving.
... to be super excited about holly's 101 in 1001 challenge blog swap. {3 more days to enter... hurry!}

... to really, REALLY want to win tyler's giveaway. she is currently raising money to run in the ING new york marathon with the boomer esiason foundation to benefit those affected by cystic fibrosis {including her boyfriend and his sister}. head to her blog and fundraising page and check it out... and support if you can. she is so inspiring!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


it has been super hard to get my wiww posts together since my photographer (er, husband) has been working out of town. i was so excited to have my hubs all to myself for a WHOLE THREE DAY WEEKEND. so of course i took advantage and made him play paparazzi.

friday: date night
 tank, maxi skirt, jacket: old navy
sunday: mantinee movie and shopping
white t: tjmaxx
jeans: maurices
scarf: local boutique
 sunday (night): dinner date with the hubs
 white t: tjmaxx
jeans: maurices
blazer: gap outlet
heels: payless
necklace: new york & co
monday: work
white top: new york & co
cardigan: LOFT outlet
jeans: LOFT
belt: old navy
heels: payless

happy hump day, lovies!
check out the pleated poppy for some fashion inspiration!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

my wish list {accessories}

every week {gussy} hosts an inspiration workshop + linky party. {if you are not familiar with gussy, check out her blog. right now. you will not be sorry. she is super cute, and so very talented!}

this week's prompt was accessories.... if you know me at all, you'd likely call me somewhat of an accessories addict. so i am using this week's prompt to showcase my wish list. and if you would like to purchase these for me- i will kindly accept with gratitude.

{michael kors}

a michael kor's gold watch + diamonds. hellooo, gorgeous. i am so, so into gold right now. this beaut would make a fab addition to my accessories collection. 
{james avery}
i've had my eye on this little baby for a while now... james avery is one of my favorite jewelry designers... and a pearl ring is just oh, so classy. the only problem is: i just can't justify the price tag... :(
{marley lilly}
design your own pashmina monogrammed scarf?! ummm... yes, please!!... the only question is: what color combination?
{kate spade}
how pretty is this necklace?! it would go with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. oh, the possibilities are endless....

in addition to gold, i love anything bright pink! this gold + fuschia woven cuff is to die for! and only $19.99 :)
what do you think of my picks? whats on YOUR wish list?!
{the linky party on gussy's blog will take place this thursday, 10.20.11- make sure you check it out!}

Monday, October 17, 2011

weekend lovin.

you know, i really hate the hubs being gone so much during the week.. but it does make the time we have together THAT much better. i was really missing him this week... and couldn't wait to have him all to myself for 3 whole days!

friday night we walked downtown for a dinner date at the brick.
then we tried to rent a movie. but apparently no one does that anymore and blockbuster is pretty much going out of business.
so we caught up on our dvr shows instead.
... then we went to bed about 8:30 because we obviously lead very thrilling lives.

saturday morning was spent watching a lot of football, packing up the house, decorating some pumpkins {they're not quite finished... more to come on those later}

the georgia game got a little crazy. apparently vandy was playing a little dirty and coach grantham didn't like that too much. especially when our boy bacardi rambo got hurt. {yes, all you non-georgia fans... his name is bacardi... like the rum. not sure what were his parents thinking with that one}

sunday i actually got up and worked out! then the hubbster and i had a day date.
we went to a matinee movie. {the ides of march}. i liked it... it made you think. but it was easy to follow. the ending was not my favorite. but i dont want to ruin it for those of you who haven't seen it yet.... but i will say i believe it is worth your while. and who wouldn't enjoy staring at ryan gosling for a few hours anyways? ;)

we weren't quite hungry for dinner yet, so my sweet hubs surprised me with a trip to kohls. {i've been trying to lay off the shopping a little since ill be unemployed and all come next month... until i find another job}.
 i like kohls. especially lauren conrad's line. except for the $70 price tag on the blazer i wanted.
did you know jlo has a new line at kohls? i tried one thing on of hers... it looked ridiculous on me.
so i left the store empty handed.

we bought a lotto ticket. just for fun.
this is only the 2nd ticket i've ever bought. maybe ill have a little beginners luck?

we ended the night with a delicious dinner at longhorn.

seriously the best weekend ive had in a long time.

Friday, October 14, 2011

fabulous finds fall blog swap

this was the first blog swap i've participated in. it was hosted by mateya, caroline and molly
{thanks for such a fun blog swap, ladies!}

how it works: you sign up, they partner up the bloggers and you swap information

for this particular swap you were to send $25(ish) worth of your favorite fall items and blog about what you got :)

i was paired with laura at {to blog a davidson}. as we were emailing to get each other's contact info, we realized we had a lot in common!

i was so excited to get the package in the mail this week!
{please excuse the way i look, ive been sick}
gray/white striped scarf
leopard print belt
gray essie polish
burt's bees bath & body oil

{i immediately put the scarf on- its super soft, and it just happened to go with what i was wearing :)... love it!}

and i think as soon as my gold glitter nail polish comes off... im going gray ;)

thanks so much, laura! can't wait to use/wear everything :) and so glad to make a new blog friend!

i forgot to take pictures, but since i saw laura liked to cook... i sent her an apron, apple bread mix, a travel cup, and a candle. {you can read her blog about it here}

can't wait for someone else to host a blog swap... please let me know if anyone sees one i need to participate in.
so much fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

awkward & awesome thursday!

  • this weather... since there's like a 40 degree difference in the high and lows... you'd need to change 3x a day to be temperature appropriate.
  • when krogering, realizing that 98% of your buggy's contents have to do with cheese.
  • kroger checkout lady laughing at the fact that you're using a coupon that requires you to buy 5 lean cousines (umm, they're frozen... you dont have to eat them all at once?)
  • trying to squirt saline spray in your nose... missing. and squirting yourself straight in the eye instead.
  • realizing about half way through your day that your undies are on inside out. true story.
  • i have been pretty sick and the hubby was off work last monday so what did he do? all the laundry, some house cleaning, errands and cooked a yummy dinner! {yes, i know, he's a STUD! and no. you cannot have him.}
  • the hubs officially has off work for georgia/florida weekend!!! sooo much fun. i cannot wait.
  • we have found a house to rent!! i am so, so excited! {now, if i can just find a new job... we will be golden!}
  • i lost 5 more pounds! {since i lost 20 lbs and hit a plateau... its been hard to find motivation and lose more... nothing like a good sickness to kick start a diet, huh?}

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

what im loving

im linking up with jamie at this kind of love for 'what im loving wednesday'
and michelle at the vintage apple for 'oh how pinteresting'

i'm loving:

... these fall outfits:



... all things NEON pink!

i realize neon and fall don't really go together...


but i feel like you could transition is easily with a denim jacket and some boots. 'fashion rules' dont apply anymore anyways, right?

... all things BURLAP


what are YOU loving this week? do YOU have any fun pinterest finds?

oh, and i have corrected my 'follow me on pinterest' button if you wanna take a look. you can find it on my sidebar under the about me section.

hope you had a great hump day, lovelies!

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