Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dog for Sale / Help me pick out new sandals!

Does anyone want a dog? 

Fair warning though - this cute sweet face,

is capable of murder. 

Painful, angry, tear jerking cursing murder. 
Every. Sandal. I. Own(ed).

On the upside, I guess I'm on the hunt for new sandals. 

flipflops by teeller featuring rainbow sandals

What do you think?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekend Update

So, I get on my plane this weekend, and check my SLR to make sure the cap is on and what do I see? 

There's no battery. 
Whomp Whomp. 
So, while I had my trusty iPhone, I have to wait until one of my friends posts her photos before I can give you a real rundown. Today, you get the iEdition. While I try to get over whatever sickness one of the girls gave me. 

Here's a quick rundown. 

Security lines are always tedious. 

FINALLY, we all made it!

Fish bowl filled with Hurricanes.

The Abita Brewery Tour

Go Unis!

Quick Dinner

Street Performers and Jackson Square

Cafe Du Monde
Our Hotel


The view from the pool. 

Hotel PB&J's

Drive through Dah-querys. (or Daiquiris..depending on your pronunciation)

Then, back on the plane and back at RDU

I can't wait to tell you guys more, 
and get to see the photos from the weekend myself!
Please, always remember your batteries!

Linking Up here:


Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Mishmash

Another Friday, another big ol pile of crazy. 
It's worse this week though. 
I'll be spending this weekend with 4 of by favorite best girls, in New Orleans. 
(in case you missed that)

Dear Mike & Shiva: Have fun you two. Enjoy having the house all to yourselves, but please don't forget your siblings upstairs. They like to eat as well. 

I don't know who I'm more worried about. 

Favorite Blast from the Past: 

The Animaniacs

 Dear People: “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.” - Richard Bach   FACT. 

Friday Fancies this week was a favorite summer treat. 
Definitely a Berry Mojito. Followed only second by that necklace. 

favorite treat

july 27th - favorite summer treat

Dear Whoever Invented Funfetti Cupcakes: Thank You. 

Favorite People from High School:
2005. Our Last Reunion

 Dear Chipotle: Horray for everything you create. 
My stomach gets happy just thinking of you. 

Favorite Nail of the Week. 

Julep Lily & Sephora's Only Gold for Me. 

Wear it while drinking your favorite Pink Beer. 

Favorite Link Ups:

life rearrangedPhotobucket


What'd you guys do this week? 
Any last minute NOLA advice?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Asheville Day 2: Biltmore Estate

Do you remember how everything was HUGE as a kid, 
only to be disappointingly NORMAL when you became an adult. 
See: Slides, Cars, balloons, wine bottles (was that just me?)

WELL, There is one place, that has never EVER ceased to amaze me. 
Lemme tell ya all about it. 

We got up bright and early our second day in Asheville, 
 and headed down to Biltmore Estate.

We stopped at the front gate for all of our tickets, 

drove the mile long driveway and walked through the iron gates. 
There she was. 

THAT is a house. 
175,000 square feet, 250 rooms, a bowling alley and a 75,000 gallon swimming pool. 
Take THAT MTV cribs. 

We explored the outside, 


and statues! Oh My!

Do pay careful attention to the top railing there, 
where the gargoyles are.  

After oogling the outside, we went inside, 
strapped on our blue badges, 

and met up with our tour guide for the Architect Tour. 

They take you up to the very top of the house, 

to make friends with all the gargoyles, 

stare at ALL the detail, 
(Seriously, those are customized ceiling tiles..
on something no one would EVER see. 
Except me. I saw it. 

and DROOL at the view. 

It was completely insane to stare at all the detail 
that George Vanderbilt but into his house. 

(Even Mike liked it) 

Then we went inside for the tour. 
A little tip, GET THE AUDIO GUIDE. 
It's worth it. I promise, and it's set up really well
 to help you make it a super short visit, or a very long one. 

Confession: I was a horrible person. 
There's no photography allowed, and I still feel bad, but
is the thing that makes me love this house. 
It's never EVER gotten any smaller. 
Whether I'm 6 or 26, STILL HUGE.
So, I stole a quick snap. 

I still feel guilty. 
 A quick lunch at the Stable Cafe, 

and then we had a really nice long walk around the garden. 

We had fun watching the koi chase visitors, 

and meandering through the Gardens. 
(Which are, themselves, an entirely separate post)

Then, we headed over to Antler Hill Village. 
First stop was the Biltmore Legacy exhibit. 

It's filled with personal mementos, clothing, furniture, 
vehicles, even Napoleon's chess set. 


A quick walk around the Farm (and a stop for a cheerwine)

(and lots of photos)

As the sun started to set, we found ourselves at the winery. 

We grabbed a little bite (and an early sample)

before our Biltmore Bubbles class. 
It was basically a tour of the Sparkling Wine room at Biltmore, 
showing us their process and then letting us sample the different varieties. 

with our teacher

all the glasses before the sampling

Mike asked a lot of questions. 

It's actually a pretty cool process, I recommend taking the tour!

However, every ticket to Biltmore includes a free tour 
and wine tasting of the main winery.
So, of course, we took advantage of that. 

After a quick peak into the wine shop/souvenir shop, 
(Seriously, I want all those painting)

We headed across the street to Cedric's. 
It's the Tavern that's open late, 
with Asheville brewed beers (in Biltmore names), 
and live music. 

Needless to say, we killed a few hours. 

When we were finally exhausted, we decided to head home. 
After a quick photo. 

We're both impossible. 

One more day of our Asheville adventure, 
but my heart still belongs to Biltmore. 

Blame the little kid in me. 
She's always right.