Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Things

Hello, friends!  Holy moly it's been a while, over a month, since I shared any real life updates, so here are a few things going on in our lives:

We're less than two weeks away from our house closing, and we are so excited!  They're finishing up all the little details, and we're enjoying walking around the neighborhood seeing all the progress around the area.  You know it's summer in Charleston when the afternoon storms start rolling in afternoon.  At least they make for a pretty photo.
Meet Gus!  We have a new resident alligator at our apartment complex.  He's fantastic!!
We've been trying to make a few new recipes here and there.  We did pulled pork last weekend, and Ree Drummond's Lobster Mac and Cheese the week before that.  We saw it on an episode of Pioneer Woman one morning and HAD TO MAKE IT.  The one tweak we made was using cream cheese instead of goat cheese, and it was AMAZING.  We even paired it with the lemon broccolini she makes as a side dish on the show.
I just finished my latest Blogging for Books read: Southern Spirits.  The description is, "four hundred years of drinking in the American South, with recipes," and it definitely lived up to all expectations.  Honestly, I'm a history nerd, so this book was perfect for me.  Plus, having now only spent two years in the South, it was really interesting to learn so much history of the area in terms of alcohol.  There is so much history down here, and so much of the story of the South can be traced to the drinking culture.  My husband is now reading this book and is loving it as much as I did.  I would say that the best part is that it does not read as a textbook, but instead, with the help of recipes every few pages (many of which I have placed sticky notes on to try this summer) and Moss's humor, it's an easy read!

I played in my club championship last weekend .... and won!  You know we celebrated with Bud Light limes at the pool and these delicious cookie sandwiches.
These girls.  Nothing new to say about them, but this photo is killing me with cuteness.  I'm so excited for them to have more space (and porches to spend time outside) in a couple weeks!
Last, but not least, did you enter my giveaway going on this week?  Just in time for beach season, I'm giving away a whole bag of goodies from Southern Proper!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

20 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

kitties! so cute. and yay for house closing! so much exciting stuff! have a wonderful weekend :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Jenn said...

The way to my heart is with lobster mac and cheese! Was it easy to make? Omg now that's all I can think about! haha
Yay for being so close to closing! I remember that exciting feeling, and I can imagine it's even stronger since you've gotten to watch it all be put together! Can't wait for all of the home updates coming!!

BLovedBoston said...

Lobster mac and cheese is one of my most favorite things ever and that looks heavenly!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Liz Jo said...

Your neighborhood looks like the one I've always wanted to live in! SO exciting that you'll be starting July living in your home!

liz @ j for joiner

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

I loooove when summer storms roll in! The clouds, the gorgeous sunsets, the warm air... well, you know, until it rains. But I'll take it up until that point!

Rebecca Jo said...

Congrats on the win!
& closing is SOOOOO near! I know it'll be exhausting but so much fun to move in

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Congrats on winning your tournament! Those cookie sandwiches look like the best way to celebrate! And yup, we've been getting the afternoon storms already too, summer is here! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Jen said...

Wow less than 2 weeks until closing?! Gosh that went by quickly. I am so excited for you guys.

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Woohoo for almost closing on that house, so exciting!!! Congrats on winning your championship, looks like you know the perfect way to celebrate! Enjoy your weekend!

The Lowcountry Mama said...

I loove the Pioneer Woman recipes. So excited for you only two more weeks!!

Pink and Green Mom said...

I can't wait to see the new house! I told Mike I can come help with the truck! :)

Macy V said...

Congrats on winning the championship!! That is so exciting. Your neighborhood looks beautiful <3

Missy said...

Congrats on winning! You deserved that amazing cookie! Beautiful photo of the storm, so exciting about the house! Have a great weekend.

Brianne said...

I love lobster, I love mac & cheese, I have been wanting lobster mac for FOREVER, yet I've never had it. Recipe pinned!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Congrats on your golf win! That ice cream sandwich looks sooo good, especially with all the sprinkles! I can't imagine how excited you guys are getting for the house to be ready to move in :)

Just Jess said...

Congrats on winning the Championship! Those ice cream sandwiches look amazing! Those kitties are so sweet, you are almost there! Jess at Just Jess

Caitlin Williams said...

Yum! The lobster Mac & cheese has my mouth watering :) Heading over to the giveaway now!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Excited for you to get into your house! It will be amazing! Looks like a fun week with awesome weather!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogsot.com

Elle Sees said...

You have me convinced to make #2!! I have heard it was amazing--I mean, how can I doubt Ree? Congrats on winning your championship!! WOO HOO! I hope you celebrated!

Erin Phillips said...

So exciting on your house and winning your championship!!! You're going to have to give me a golf lesson (or 50) sometime soon! Can't wait to catch up and read your Southern Proper post!

Erin, Attention to Darling
www.attentiontodarling.com

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