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Friday Five

Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy Friday, friends! The weather may be a little dreary out, but I have been looking forward to this weekend for SO long. I'm headed to the beach with six of my best middle/high school friends. This is our one last "hurrah" before Sarah moves to the Northwest while her husband is in residency and it's definitely going to be a weekend for the books. 

1. This past Wednesday I had the huge pleasure of attending one of the Firestarter pop-up dinners at Death & Taxes with chef Jason Stanhope of FIG in Charleston. I attended with three other co-workers who had worked on different aspects of this project as a thank you by the building's owner. It's been a really cool experience to see the building go from 70s stucco to the beautiful historic rehabilitation that you see today. The dinner was great and I know that people are going to share some amazing meals in this space.




2. Mumford & Sons is one of my favorite bands and they're coming to Raleigh on June 11 and I am so excited that we just got our tickets! We're going with two other couples and I think making sure we all got tickets was more stressful than making sure we get our spot in the tailgating lot. Happy early birthday to us!

3. I've been trying to switch up my workouts so my body doesn't get complacent and this week I started doing this interval workout to boost my cardio. I tweaked it a little -- I don't walk slower than 4.0 and I run at 6.5. I also will boost the incline up sometimes - normally doing two minutes at 4.0 with a 8.0 incline then at 4.0 with a 12.0 incline and then running at 6.5 with a 2.0 incline before a one minute recovery at 4.0 with a 2.0 incline. There are some other great treadmill interval workouts here.

4. I finally ordered Lara Casey's book, Make it Happen and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Her story is such an inspirational one and she is just one of the sweetest people. I think that some people that might be skeptical of her are so because it seems so implausible that someone can be so nice all the time, but she is exactly who she portrays herself to be. 

5. I have been loving this Spotify playlist that the pastor at our church put together. I had been wanting some new ideas for Christian music that was more in the genre of non-Christian music that I like to listen to and this is perfect. This version of "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is my absolute favorite.

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April Goals & Catch Up

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hey bloggy friends! I know it's been forever since I posted and we have certainly been busy around these parts. It feels like we've been going non-stop and even a little winter blues couldn't shadow all the wonderful things going. We've celebrated weddings, births, and even a trip to Nashville -- plus some snow, but it's finally starting to feel like spring. We've also joined an amazing missional community at our church and made lots of amazing new friends! God is so good, y'all. 

Cheering on the Wolfpack in Nashville 

Getting to meet my oldest friend's (of almost 16 years!) precious son, Colton

Celebrating Ryan & Kirsten at the Merrimon-Wynne



Since moving into the new house and getting way more involved in church, my daily routine has been thrown off a little bit and I figured writing it out on this little blog would be the best way to hold me accountable.

Daily Goals:
-Wake up/get out of bed by 6:45 on weekdays
-Make the bed! -- When we moved we upgraded to a king size bed. We looove it, but it is crazy how much more effort you have to put into making it. 
-Work out 4 days a week -- I have been doing this and am feeling so good!
-Drink 10 glasses of water a day
-Take vitamins -- really need to do this!
-Lights out by 10:15 -- this will really help with my first two morning goals and I know my sweet husband would appreciate this too!

April Goals:
-Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with our amazing church family
-Make everyone feel welcome as we host our first missional community gathering
-Host our first out of town guests!
-Be completely present for our '06 girls beach weekend
-Plant our herb and vegetable garden
-Make strawberry and peach jam -- excited to add peach to our annual tradition!
-Hike at Umstead
-Help organize a small group bible study now that Alpha is almost over

There are so many wonderful things I'm looking forward to in April. We are loving this season of our lives and feel so fortunate for all the amazing things happening. 

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Friday Five

Friday, January 23, 2015

I hope everyone had a nice week! I didn't have MLK off, but I'm sure it was nice for all of you that did! It was a busy week for me with lots of meetings and I'm looking forward to a restful Saturday and date night tomorrow night!'

Also - don't forget to check out my blog sale -- and household here.

I have the hardest time with work pants. They're either too short, too itchy, or too big in the waste. I've been wearing a pair from Loft for months that are just not flattering. I stumbled across the Minnie's from J.Crew and am thrilled I did. Not only are they cotton so they're not itchy, but they come in tall and are a perfect fit. As long as they don't stretch out, I'll be super happy. I ordered them in navy and black -- sadly the black are on backorder, but I'm loving my navy. They have a side zip, no pockets so they keep a nice line and don't make false hips and are super comfortable. 

This is my favorite new go-to recipe during the week. We've had this for two weeks in a row now and it is so good and simple. Especially after Christina's tip about being able to cook potatoes in the crockpot (on low for 10 hours), this takes no time at all. My only change to the recipe would be to double the spinach amount.

We are having so much fun with finishing touches on our new house. Everything is really starting to come together and it's feeling like home. I would love to add this pineapple to the mix. Not only is this one so cute and multi-functional, but pineapple's are also a sign of southern hospitality -- a definite must for every home!

One of my goals for 2015 was to add in fitness classes to my workout routine. This week I went to the ballet barre class that's offered at my gym (O2 Fitness at Seaboard - love it there!!) and I loved the class. I took a couple Pure Barre classes a few years ago and really enjoyed it, but wasn't ready to commit to a workout routine. The only down side is that our gym only offers this class once a week. I would love to be able to do it up to 3 times a week, but unfortunately, Pure Barre or Barre 3 aren't in the budget right now. Do y'all have any other classes that you take at your gym that you love? I'd love to hear about them!

This skirt is coming to live with me at some point in the coming months. I love every detail -- and that blue! Give me now. It's also a great price and you can normally get a good deal from Piperlime. I can't wait to pair with with my favorite black silk tank.

 

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Blog Sale - Household Items

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Here are the household things I'm also offering for sale. Everything is available to be shipped except for the Crate & Barrel jars and the cake stand. Raleigh or Greensboro area only for those, please. 

Please email me at southerninlove@gmail.com if you're interested in an item or would like to see more photos/a more detailed description.

Two Pottery Barn Audrey Curtain Panels (lined) - 54" x 95"
SOLD

Two Biscuit Home Katie Euro Sham in Black
Great Condition
Asking $60 for pair



Two Biscuit Home Katie Euro Sham in Red
Great Condition
Asking $60 for pair

Brand new - never framed/used
Asking $20

Two Silk Green 18" square pillows with white piping
There are some water spots on one side of the pillows
Asking $30 - INCLUDES inserts

Brand New - Never Used
20" Square 95% Feather, 5% Down Pillow Inserts - amazing quality
I ordered 4 of these for our living room pillows, but we ended up going with a larger size pillow cover for two of the pillows, so these are too small now.
Asking $30

18" Lavender Spotted Silk Pillows 
Currently for sale at Furbish for $45/pillow and does not include inserts

Crate & Barrel White Porcelain Canisters
Suction on lids creates a good seal
Perfect for flour, sugar, etc.
2 large and 4 small
Asking $50 for the set


SOLD

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Blog Sale!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm super jealous of those of you who have today off work! We had a really nice and productive weekend and finally got some things up on the walls. When we moved, I knew it would be the perfect time to clean out my closet. Since getting married and working full time, my fashion needs have changed so all of these things are still in great condition, I just don't have a need for them in my wardrobe. 

Everything is $40 or less (except for the watch)!!
Please email me at southerninlove@gmail.com if you're interested in an item or would like more photos or a more detailed description of the item!

I also have some household things (pillows, curtains, canisters) that I'm going to post tomorrow.

J.Crew Straight Leg Ankle Wool Herringbone Pants (LINED!!) - Size 2T - Black
Like new condition
Asking $30

J.Crew Floral Print Mini Skirt - Size 4
Great condition
Asking $15

J.Crew Deep Pink Skirt with Eyelet Trim - Size 4
Great condition
Asking $25

Sheridan French Ikat Print Shirt Dress with Green detailed elbow patch - Size 6
This is from one of Sheridan's last collections. She has since taken a break to be a full time mom to her 4 precious kids.
Great condition
Asking $40

Lilly Pulitzer Pink eyelet dress with scoop back and exposed gold zipper - Size 4
Great, like new condition - only worn once at my bridal shower 
Asking $40

Judith March Red Dress with black & white houndstooh bow - Size M
Great Condition (recently dry cleaned)
Asking $20

Black Cotton Peplum Dress - from Charlottes, Inc. - Size M
Great condition
Asking $30

Great condition, a few small scratches from general wear
SOLD

Rifle Paper Co iPhone 5S Case with Inlay (she doesn't make this style anymore)
I used this case for probably 2 days. Great condition - like new!
SOLD

J.Crew Patent Leather Black Belt - Size M
SOLD

K.Slademade Brown Leather Foldover Clutch
SOLD

K.Slademade Red Leather Foldover Clutch with tassle
SOLD

J.Crew Black Velvet Clutch (can tuck in handle)
Great condition
SOLD

Jack Rogers - Size 8m - Red with white
Good condition - aren't even fully broken in (leather is still very stiff)
SOLD

J.Crew Navy Swim Top with Underwire - Size 36D
Brand New - Never Worn
SOLD

J.Crew Navy Bottoms - Size Small
Brand New - Never Worn
SOLD

Lululemon Scoop Me Up Tank - Size 6 in Navy with Green Stripes
Great, like new condition
SOLD

Lululemon Free to be Tank - Size 6 in Red
Great, like new condition
SOLD

Lululemon Free to be Tank - Size 6 in Purple
Great, like new condition
SOLD

Lululemon Power Y Tank - Size 6 - Plum Peach
Great, like new condition 
SOLD

J.Crew White Peplum Top - Size S
Good Condition
SOLD

J.Crew Gray with White Lace Long Sleeve Peplum Top - Size Small
Like new - only worn once!
SOLD

Free People Shark Bite Shorts - Size 27
These rung large - would fit a regular jean size 28
I love these shorts, they're just too big - great condition
SOLD

J.Crew 3" Chinos - Size 2
SOLD


J.Crew Straight Leg Ankle Wool Herringbone Pants (LINED!!) - Size 2T - Pink
Like new condition
SOLD
 

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