Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend in Review: 7/28/13

...and by weekend in review I mean Sunday, because we bought a camera on Saturday and didn't capture anything until Sunday.
We purchased the Sony Cybershot and are so happy with its swiftness in taking photos. The saleswoman at Best Buy kept saying, "There's nothing faster than a Sony" and I can honestly say she was 100% right. 
Sunday morning we met Adam's parents for lunch at Puckett's in downtown Franklin for Brunch! The drive to meet them was absolutely gorgeous and we had our windows down the entire time. The skies were so very blue and the temperature felt like fall! After we filled up on french toast we walked around the square and tested out the camera a little bit more. Again, we were just super impressed and started taking pictures of really random objects which I will not bore you with. You're welcome!

Later on we headed to see 'The Way Way Back' which has finally been released into all theaters. We really enjoyed the movie- if you are a fan of Almost Famous and the way you are really brought into a story, you'll like it. You feel for Duncan, the main character, and empathize with his experiences. Loved it.
We grabbed a bite to eat at The Cheesecake Factory (my favorite) and then walked around the mall. Adam purchased his very first bow tie at Brooks Brothers which he definitely rocked in court today. He's dreamy, I tell ya. 

So there you are, a little weekend Sunday in review. We will be going out of town this weekend so I want to show you my must have travel picks this week. I hope your Monday got off to a great start, I'll talk to you soon.

xoxo bd

Friday, July 26, 2013

4 years

I cannot believe it has only been four years since we stood beneath those two old trees and said "I do" at sunset.
These four years have flown by but I feel as though I have been with him my whole life. I truly don't know what I would do without him. He's the only person in this mighty big world that gets me. 
I love him with all that I am.

Here's to many many many more!
Happy Anniversary, my love!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ipsy: July 2013

Yesterday I received my very first Ipsy bag! Formerly known as MyGlam Bag, it was curated by some of my favorite Youtube Beauty gurus. Similar to other monthly subscription services, you pay a small fee, Ipsy's is $10, fill out a questionnaire about your style and wait for the wondrous package to arrive in your mailbox! What is fun about Ipsy is you receive 5 sample beauty items that come in a specially designed bag every month. Seriously, I could never have too many bags to store everything from cosmetics to toiletries to a few pens and pencils.
This month Ipsy's theme is Beach Beauty and they packed the cutest hot pink bag with some awesome beachy essentials.

1. BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample
2. POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon
3. Benefit benetint - Lip and Cheek Stain
4. COOLA Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Moisturizer
5. Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray
For more information on how you can get your hands on Ipsy, click Here.

Seeing that we are headed to Florida in the next few weeks, I'm excited to carry this little bag with me!
I'll talk to you soon!
xoxo bd

Weekend Getaway: Chattangooa

A weekend away with your spouse is wonderful. A spontaneous weekend away with your spouse is freaking awesome.

On my drive home from work on Friday afternoon I decided we should change up our usual weekend routine and go on a roadtrip. After being home for 30 minutes I had packed our bag and had confirmed our hotel in Chattanooga!

Chattanooga is roughly 2 hours from our home and seeing as we hadn't been back since our 1 year anniversary, I thought it would be a fun surprise! For the night we stayed at the The Chattanoogan. We were really please with our room, the friendliness of the staff and the amenities. Their pool was amazing and I wish we had a chance to take a swim! We checked in to our room and immediately freshened up to go downstairs to the hotel bar. With drinks in hand {Mojito and a local brew} we made our way to the large patio area that had soft music playing and a large fire pit. Peekture!
We sat for over an hour and talked...It was delightful! The hotel staff were very helpful and kind and our room was ever so comfortable. Can I get an Amen for blackout curtains and turning the air down as low as you want?!! Gosh I love hotels!
Saturday morning we woke up, checked out and headed to brunch at Rembrandt's. Here's a little video from instagram of our time. 
I absolutely love the exterior of their building and the patio. With the stucco on the exterior, the vines growing up the sides, the wrought iron seating, lush greenery and herringbone pattern patio! I love the Mediterranean feel of its design.

Located in the Bluff View Art District, this quaint cafe is surrounded by large trees and a beautiful view of the river. We hope to stay at the Bluff View Inn, a little B&B, next to Rembrandt's when we are in town again. 

My Spinach salad was amazing and Adam really enjoyed his croissant breakfast sandwich. Did I mention we ordered lattes and capuccino's twice? We were jacked up!

So here we are trying to capture a fun picture of us for memories... and totally failing!
That's a little better!

After brunch, qe spent the afternoon at the aquarium which is one of Adam's most favorite things to do. He was able to capture some really great photos of the fish and the butterflies in the butterfly exhibit. If ever you are in the area, you should really check it out, and on Saturdays they have vendors selling everything from jewelry and soap to food.
 We spent a little time around town after the aquarium and then headed back home. We kept saying to each other how much we enjoyed getting away even if it was just for the night.

I hope you had a great weekend! I'll talk to you soon 
xoxo bd

Monday, July 1, 2013

Insta Weekend: 6/28-6/30

A weekend filled with friends, old and new, is always delightful! Here's a little picture dump for your viewing pleasure:

Friday evening I had 4 girlfriends over for dinner and some much needed catch up. These girls have known me for quite some time and though we may not talk every day, we always catch up where we left off last. These are true blue friends, I tell ya! We went through a few bottles of wine and may or may not have demolished a box of chocolate covered strawberries and a box of cream puffs. Okay, we totally did.

 We all decided that it was so much fun and should do it every month.

Saturday morning I woke early to visit my dearest friend, Holli to help her out as she is in school to be an esthetician. I received the pampered treatment including my *gasp* very first eye brow wax. I know, I know, a girl who is ridiculously obsessed with beauty has virgin eyebrows? I’m a little shocked myself. After an unbelievable relaxing facial and massage I could barely sit up straight. I was a limp noodle with gorgeous eyebrows and glowing skin. I am already planning on purchasing the skin care line she used on me. Yay Holli!
Saturday evening we went to a wedding held outside of a historic home in Columbia for Adam’s boss’s daughter. It was very intimate and the flowers were stunning orchids flown in from Hawaii just the day before. Such a beautiful evening and the weather couldn’t have been more obliging.

Yesterday we slept in and headed to Nashville for sushi, a movie and a little shopping. I haven’t been to PM in a couple of years and since Adam had never been we figured it was an obvious choice. Both of us feel like we could eat sushi every single day for the rest of our lives and never tire of it.

We later saw ‘The Heat’ with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Some of the one liners in that movie will make your jaw drop followed by inevitable roaring laughter. It does have a lot of language so if you are uncomfortable with that, you may want to hold off until it comes on tv- but man oh man we laughed so much it hurt.

So that was our little weekend in a nutshell! A short work week is ahead of us *Hallelujah* which is much needed. 
I'll talk to you soon!
xoxo bd