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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wish List Wednesdays

1) Orange Round Vintage Glasses - It's about time I get a pair of orange glasses.
2) Watermelon Dress - Such a cute, preppy dress with a delicious treat.
3) Piggy with Gold Wings - To bring in the upcoming Saints season I feel the need to place these little treasures all around my house.
4) Tahiti Deck Chair - This needs to come with me EVERYWHERE! 
5) Gold Silver Hand Ring - Love these creepy little accessories.
6) David Bowie Doll - I want to buy this little guy for all the children in my life.
7) Dolly Parton Candle - A good way to start the day is by lighting a sassy candle and thinking, "What Would Dolly Parton Do?"
8) Funny Ladies Colouring Book - OMFG! I need this for my next girls trip. A good cocktail and coloring....so perfect!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Farewell, Atlanta (yet again)

It's that time again! The time where I leave yet another city I love to travel back home after a few months of being away. Departing is always mashed-up with so many emotions. I'm thrilled to ACTUALLY be home and be with my husband (I've seen him for 7 days of our marriage thus far) but I also love being in Atlanta. I love being close to some of my best friends. I love the respect at work I get here. I love the graffiti and I looooooooove the FOOD!
(What am I going to do without my weekly intake of Revolution Doughnuts!!!)
As of right now, it sounds like I may be returning to this lovely city soon but you never know with the profession I work in. Things are constantly changing. For now, I just plan on enjoying my time off and being in the same city as my husband while continuing to eat delicious foods. 


Monday, August 4, 2014

Married Hairz

It's been a dream of mine to dye my hair a pastel color as soon as I was married for many years now. While I may be roughly two months late to the party I finally did it!
Nothing says adulthood and marriage like a head full of pink hair, right?!?!?

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's become a unspoken tradition that every time I work in Atlanta, the last weekend is spent with two of my besties (also known as my co-maid of honors).
Our time together never fails to make me completely depressed 10 minutes after the weekend together ends and I realize I have to 1) go back to reality 2) have no clue when we will have such a magical weekend together again.
The weekend, of course was filled with delicious food. As soon as I knew the weekend was official, I planned out all our meals within 45 minutes. I take my food as seriously as I take my love for my besties. Combined is one giant explosion of love.
A proud moment for the three of us was when the waiter at Kimball House commended us on our ability to to consume mass amounts of food. It helped that the food was utterly delicious but also, it's kinda our style to gorge on delicious food together.
Side note: After eating a dozen raw oysters, 3 entrees, and 3 desserts that were literally licked clean we went to The Porter Beer Bar and devoured even more food. I woke up with a legit food hangover.
Coming down from a Bestie-Fest weekend is hard.
I'm so grateful that we were able to spend it together and hope that we shall be able to repeat it soon.

On a side note, where are some favorite locations that everyone has gone with a group of gal pals?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wish List Wednesdays

1) Boucle Nubby Knit Cardigan - The need to wear this, quit my job, move to Seattle, and start the next Riot Grrrl movement is epic with wanting to buy this cardigan.
2) Floral Leather Folded Clutch - A clutch soft enough to be a pillow is a must for hard partying nights.
3) Girl Boss Necklace - A must buy for me solely to wear everyday to work.
4)  Rude French Writing Mug - Muttering this at everything/everyone before my first cup of coffee.
5) Treat Yo Self Embroidery - I need to learn how to embroider because I'm obsessed with all sassy sayings done with the classic stitching craft.
6) Carrie's Bedroom Print - This has always been one of my favorite apartments on TV. 
7) Floral Fish Kimono Shirt - Perfect beach cover-up.
8) David Bowie Umbrella - This umbrella is just killin' it with awesome. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Krog Street Tunnel

 Being in the presence of street graffiti brings me an unexplainable sense of joy. It makes me feel the way filmmaking used to for the first 25 years of my life. I can tell I'm in a magical yet confusing time in my life where I plan on dramatically changing everything I thought I once wanted for something completely different. I have a gut feeling this next faze may have something to do with street art.
 Every weekend while I've been in Atlanta I've tried to take time to walk around and spot amazing pieces. I'm completely in love with the Living Walls project that has been going on here and deeply saddened that I won't be in town when many new pieces are created in mid-August. I wish New Orleans had something similar to this project....who knows, maybe that is my calling to bring it to NOLA?
This past weekend one of my besties and I visited the Krog Street Tunnel. Driving through it you would never notice all the amazing little pieces created within the tunnel. 
Note: Driving through the tunnel is fairly creepy but it's worth multiple walk throughs.


“Art is an evolutionary act. The shape of art and its role in society is constantly changing. At no point is art static. There are no rules.”
-Raymond Salvatore Harmon 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wish List Wednesdays

1) Vintage Psychedelic Top - I just want to dance around wearing this on a beach. Case closed.
2) Frida Kahlo Sunglasses Case - My obsession with Frida runs deep (hence my cat named Kahlo) so anything Frida related I MUST have.
3) Mr and Mrs Sake Cups - We'd probably use these for tequila but these are just our style.
4) Sloth Sleep Mask - I want to hit snooze SO HARD with this mask on my face.
5) Personalized Handwriting Necklace - This necklace made me burst into tears. It's such a lovely idea. I can't believe I never thought of it. Also, I wish I could have stumbled upon this shop before my wedding so I could have made a necklace with my mother and grandmother's signatures.
6) Pizza Cats Mug - Cats + Pizza = my favorite things.
7) Vintage Circus Plate Set - How freakin' cute are these plates?!?! They make me think of fun children plates but for adults.
8) You Are My Favorite Card - Since I'm frequently away on location for work I like to surprise John with things in the mail from time to time. Sometimes a simple card with "I love you" written in it. This would be a perfect candidate for such a surprise.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Malick Mondays

"I hate you. Don't touch me. Put me down.....never stop"
-Malick

Note: Last weekend when I was home, I drunkenly forced Malick to waltz around our house to "Moon River". She hated it and loved it at the same time. Thanks, John for capturing that moment in all it's blur.

Friday, July 18, 2014

My First Oyster/ Eating Fish Again

 Recently, I have started eating fish again. It's been very hard for me to deal with as I've identified myself as a vegetarian for over half my life. I was even vegan for 10 years. I never pictured myself eating any other way.
The last few months I've been having some health problems and issues digesting certain foods. It's been a process of learning what foods I can and can not eat. I'm still figuring that out actually. At a certain point I couldn't deny the fact that with all my research it sounded like I needed to add fish back in my diet. Upon doing so, I honestly felt just like Popeye eating spinach.
I've also learned that I've developed allergies from certain seafoods since giving it up when I was 10 years old. The body and aging is a interesting thing indeed.
When John came to visit a few weeks ago we went to The Optimist. It's a great place to find a wide selection of raw oysters from all over the US, Canada, and Mexico. Also, it's a perfect place to truly try raw oysters and learn about the different flavors certain waters bring.
I recently read the book Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm and become obsessed with researching how to identify different traits of oysters. One of John's favorite foods is raw oysters so it was very important to me that I tried them for the first time with him in a perfect setting. Honestly, I feel like the amount of thought and planning I did with trying these little creatures for the first time is the same amount a teenager does with losing their virginity. I realize I went a little overboard but hey, how many times do you get to try new things that are completely unique for the first time in your adulthood. It's pretty exciting to discover new food at 28. 
Much to my surprise, I actually LIKE raw oysters. I honestly had no clue what to expect beyond people telling me I probably wouldn't like them. What I have gathered so far is that I'm not a fan of putting anything but lemon on them. Also, the crunch of the middle and the slimmy explosion from the sides is so weird I love it.

Now I need to try John's other favorite food: SUSHI!