Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The weather was actually really nice today.

Today was just another ordinary day.

Cooking, cleaning, shopping (with store credit. Devin was even there to make sure I didn't go over!), reading, and laundry.

Oh yes, laundry.

While unloading the dryer I heard a faint "meow" in the background. I turned my head and saw


perched in the linen closet.

He's always full of surprises. One time he even managed to climb his way up to the top base of our kitchen cabinets. And they rest high I tell ya, high.

Let's see. I've also found him on top of the highest shelf in our closet.

And once in the dryer.

The best part is when he tries to come down. Sometimes I help him out, but most of the time he finds his way on his own.

mmm, rawr.

Henry, you are a joy.

(we're spooning as I write this).

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I am a shopaholic, coming from the mouth of my husband (in reference to me of course).

Today I went to the Raleigh Flea Market (now I can cross this of my list, see previous post) and bought a McCoy 1940's pitcher and a little something for my nephew Parker (because his birthday was about a month ago and I have yet to send him something! Christa- you will be getting a package in the mail hopefully soon!).

My problem is not so much throwing down a bunch of money on a single item because well, we don't have lots of money for me to do this even if I wanted to (blessing in disguise).

My problem is this...I'm a sucker for a great deal. Two pair of St. John's Bay Kaki shorts at 13 dollars each? Okay!! (for Devin) And brand name shirts from J Crew and Gap for about 15 dollars, sounds good to me. (some of my more recent purchases).

I feel the need to always buy, buy, buy. Maybe it's that fact that I'm completely BORED all the time but it's got to stop.

My alternative ideas to shopping have failed me: walks in the park, boring after awhile and makes me wish we owned a dog (which is out of the question for right now and costs $$$). Crafts? Well you've seen my posts on that, still costs $$$.

At least I have a part time job now that will keep me away from the malls for two days out of the week.

I need to find something fun, exciting and most importantly FREE to fill up the rest of my days. Any suggestions?

The pitcher from the flea market. At least I have fabulous taste.

Friday, August 20, 2010

"My wife, she's always making these lists." - Phil on Modern Family

Oh, just a list of a few things I'd like to do before we leave North Carolina... (which is about six weeks away. yikes! where does the time go?) mostly so I won't forget!

  • Duke University. (I was there about a month ago when my Mom came to visit. Super hot weather + walking outside around campus/floral gardens= not so fun). Our total time spent there was a whopping twenty minutes (just a guesstimate). So, I think this place deserves another chance :)
  • Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Vintage boutiques? I'm totally there.
  • Wilmington or Top Sail....I just love a beach that's only two hours away.
  • Crabtree Mall in Raleigh...because they just opened up a LEGO store!!
  • Downtown Apex and Cary
  • The Pit Resturant in seen on Man vs. Food
  • Artspace
  • NC Executive Mansion, St. Mary's School, & Spring Hill House....because it's free.
  • Raleigh Flea Market!! Home Decor at a fabulous price, AWSOME :)))
  • Time-Out eatery for their famous fried chicken and cheddar biscuit sandwich.
And I would say the State Fair, but we'll be long gone by then.

Oh well, I hope SC decides to have their fair in October. Because I'm so going!!!!!!

    Thursday, August 5, 2010


    Minus my painful and "splotchy" sunburn

    and being stung numerous times by jelly fish

    All in all, I'm happy Devin and I were able to take some time off and spend a few days with these guys:

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    C is for crab legs.

    Background to this post: Devin and I are on vacation with my family in OBX, NC. 

    Last night, Devin ordered a pound of steamed crab legs, and I ordered a pound of steamed spiced shrimp from Goombays Grill & Raw Bar (we're defiantly adding this place to our list of OBX favorites).

    I was a little hesitant at first to order a pound of food, but once the dish was in front of me I was thinking, "Yea, I got this."

    And I ate it all. Did I mention I love food?

    Because I do.

    Desert was delish as well. I was craving ice cream so we got ice cream (well, frozen custard to be exact). Randall found this local frozen custard parlor in King Devil Hills, so Devin and I, feeling a little full from dinner, decided to split a large chocolate frozen custard with rainbow sprinkles.

    It was the perfect ending to the perfect day.