Monday, May 9, 2016

Lately & Weekending

Good morning!  First of all, Happy Belated Mother's Day this weekend to my #1 lady!  I'm sorry that Mike and I couldn't be with you, but we can't wait to see you next month!  Thank you for being such a fantastic role model for me over the years.
Now here's what we've been up to: We finished another puzzle: hot sauce bottles.  It was perfect for Cinco de Mayo.  This one was only 500 pieces, but we have another 2000 one on the horizon!
Mike and I have been all about comedy lately.  We went to see Amy Schumer last week - she is HYSTERICAL - if you have the chance, go see her.  Now this week, I bought literally the best seats in the house to see Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally in August.  Like, not joking, we'll literally be sitting in THE FRONT ROW.  I really hope that they will pick on one of us - hahaha!
I picked up another fantastic cookbook through Blogging for Books this week, too: Around the Fire.  Grilling is my absolute favorite way to cook during the summertime. Typically, we are hamburgers and hot dog people (with the occasional barbecue chicken breast), but this book has really opened my eyes! Some of the recipes were a little too much for me with some ingredients I can't see myself using, but there were still recipes I want to make. Empanadas - yum! The book itself is beautiful with vivid photographs and easy-to-read text, It would make the perfect gift because it's so comprehensive with a section on grilling tools, tips, and how to most effectively use your grill. Whenever I make a trip out to Portland, Oregon, you know I'll be stopping at Greg and Gabrielle's restaurant, Ox!

We had a super fun blogger event last Thursday at an adorable jewelry shop: Candy Shop Vintage.  They are the makers of Charleston Rice Bead jewelry, and I was so excited to get a strand for attending the event as well as a couple more thanks to a gift card burning a hole in my pocket!
Lastly, I'm excited to finally recap my first blog conference this week! I've written a couple of reviews about The Southern C Summit I went to at the end of April and can't wait to share those with y'all.
Photos in this post courtesy of: Gillian Ellis, Smith photos + ink, and Sonya Jahn of Lilly Jo Photography.

Linking up with Biana today!

27 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Oh gosh Gary would love that hot sauce puzzle haha! Happy monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Jenn said...

My husband's family would love the puzzle--we do one every year when we're at the shore during the summer!
Looks like it was a great weekend!!

kelsey @ so much life to live said...

So jealous you're seeing Nick Offerman! PLEASE do a post on that one! I hope he picks you too ;)

Looking forward to hearing about Southern C Summit!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

ah i need to see amy - i've heard she's great live! i mean who doesn't love to laugh! and i am excited to hear more about the conference. sounds awesome

xoxo cheshire kat

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Wow that puzzle looks like it would have been difficult! So jealous you got to see Amy live! She seems like she'd put on a good show! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Darcy said...

We have a puzzle half finished sitting under our couch right now and this makes me want to bust it out haha!
www.amemoryofus.com

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Great puzzle! Love that you literally want them to pick on you! How fun! Haha happy Monday! Xo

Liz Jo said...

I'm sorry you couldn't spend mother's day with your mother on the day, but at least you'll see her soon!

Love that puzzle, how long does it take y'all to make one?

Super exciting on the blog conference.

liz @ j for joiner

Jen said...

That puzzle is awesome! That is something Kyle would love.

Meg -My Monochromatic Life said...

What a fun weekend! I would love to see Amy Schummer, she is so funny! I would also kill to see Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally. I love them both! Excited to hear more about that conference :) http://mymonochromaticlife.com

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

That jewelry shop looks so cute!

Rebecca Jo said...

Amy was just in Lexington last weekend & I wanted to go see her so bad but couldnt find anyone to go. My hubs just aint into comedy - I think its because I embarrass him with my laughing :) haha

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Nick Offerman & Megan Mulally, that sounds amazing!!! I have been all about comedy lately too and have been to 2 comedy clubs in the past month, which has been awesome! Granted you have seen/are going to see some big acts! What a cool puzzle too! Happy Monday!

Brianne said...

I haven't been to a comedy show in years...like back when Dane Cook was relevant years ago. Front row at Nick Offerman & Megan Mulally would be a blast!

Emily said...

FRONT ROW FOR NICK OFFERMAN?!?!?!!!

?!?!?! Can you tell I'm excited for you?! Haha, ahhh!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Not a fan of Amy Schumer, but love Nick Offerman! Can't wait to hear how that one is! Also excited to read about your bloggy conference. Hope you have a great week!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Sarah @ Midwest Darling said...

I'd love to go see amy Schumer! So glad you had a great time :)

Sarah
The Midwest Darling

Macy V said...

That puzzle is awesome! I'm dying over those clear back chairs from the summit, one of my brides needs to use them haha

Missy said...

I would love to see Amy Shumer, she is hilarious I am sure! Cannot wait to hear about the blogger conference!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

You girls have such fabulous blogger events! And yay for Amy Schumer and that puzzle - so much fun! Loving that pic of you and your mom <3
Green Fashionista

Lauren Honeycutt said...

I love Nick Offerman and Megan Mulally!!!! I can't wait to hear about the show!!!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Ahhh what?! So jealous, I would love to see allll of those comedians! I really should look at when comedians come to town here, not just musicians!!

coastalkelder.com said...

Great seeing you last week! Jealous you more got beads -- after buying those earrings for my friend, I want to go back and get some for me!

Amy Rae said...

It sounds like you've been doing lots of fun things! :) I hope you have a great time at the comedy event that you're going to.

Maybe on one of my trips to Charleston, we could meet up for coffee and shopping or something. I would love to meet you! Thanks again for replying back to me when I sent you the e-mail about Charleston a year ago. While I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to live in Charleston, I love going there and reading your blog and other blogs from people in Charleston!

I hope that your mom had a very wonderful Mother's Day and I hope you have a great visit with her!

Have a great week!

Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

Hippie in Heels said...

I am so jealous you saw Amy Schumer! I wanted to go so badly. I should look into the other comedian's shows, we are always looking for fun things to do here. These blogging events look so fun too!!

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