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A Perfect Saturday.

Saturday was pretty damned perfect. It got off to an early start. G got up early to mow the lawn, & I would have felt really crappy staying in bed while he was working, so I got up and did some cleaning & organizing inside. Once our grown up ...

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Posted on: Jul 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Celebrating Five Years

This past weekend, Graham and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I work up and went to brush my teeth, and when I got back in bed there was a ring box sitting on my pillow. Inside was the sapphire & diamond band I’ve been coveting. ...

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2016 |  Original Post

Weekend Wrap Up

First: The only thing better than Leo FINALLY winning his Oscar, was seeing him on the red carpet with Kate again. Kate: DIVORCE YOUR HUSBAND AND MARRY HIM ALREADY. Ahem. Anyways. This was an EXCELLENT weekend. We kicked off our weekend with ...

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Posted on: Feb 29, 2016 |  Original Post

Deployment Diaries #13

Another fun weekend, another weekend closer to Graham being home! My weekend started with a delicious key lime pie cupcake from Smallcakes in Williamsburg… … and a great mid-century modern find from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. ...

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Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 |  Original Post

The most delicious weekend.

My longtime friend, Heather, came to visit this past weekend. She arrived on Friday, and left on Monday. By the time she had left, I likely weighed 10 lbs. more. I’ve enjoyed each of the visitors I’ve had this summer, but since ...

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Posted on: Jul 29, 2015 |  Original Post

Tupelo Honey – Virginia Beach, VA

Disclaimer: Our meal at Tupelo Honey was complimentary (we did pay for the cocktails), but as always, all opinions are completely my own. Tupelo Honey officially opened it’s 11th location in Virginia Beach on Monday. And I’m really, ...

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Posted on: Jul 15, 2015 |  Original Post

Deployment Diaries #5

It was a CRAZY busy weekend! The week was a little chaotic. I spent most of the week cleaning the apartment in anticipation of my mom & mother-in-law’s visit. They arrived Thursday night, & left Monday morning. Not wanting anyone to be ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015 |  Original Post

Weekends are good. Weekends in Charlotte are better.

With Graham’s deployment imminent, we checked off one huge item on our pre-deployment list this past weekend: a trip home to visit with family & friends. I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it 20,000 more times, but our ...

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Posted on: Apr 01, 2015 |  Original Post

Restaurant Review: Lé Mu Bistro

A few weeks ago I told you guys all about the Lé Mu launch party. And this weekend the pop-up finally opened. Every time I’ve mentioned their pop-up to someone, I get the exact same question: what is a pop-up? Here is an awesome infographic ...

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Posted on: Mar 24, 2015 |  Original Post

The most delicious weekend we’ve had in Virginia.

You guys. I probably gained 10 lbs. this weekend… And it was worth it. We’re getting close to G’s deployment date. We started this year out with the mindset of “we need to save money”, “we need to buy a ...

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Posted on: Mar 23, 2015 |  Original Post

A Pretty Perfect Weekend.

So, this weekend was pretty awesome. It started with a trip to MacArthur Center in Norfolk for a beauty products shopping spree. I bought most of Lush’s new Easter bath bombs & bubble bars, and more make-up from Sephora. How cute are ...

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Posted on: Mar 10, 2015 |  Original Post

Lé Mu Bistro Launch Party

Sav & Elise were some of the first friends we made here (thanks to the dog park). We bonded over our really cute dogs, and our love for really good food, and the first time we hung out, we learned that Sav’s plan was to one day open a ...

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Posted on: Mar 09, 2015 |  Original Post

Weekend Highlights.

  Saturday was one of those days where I just wanted to be back in Arkansas. The weekend was all about running & Beverly. For the past few years, Beverly & her son ran the Little Rock Marathon-5K together. This year, loads of friends, ...

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Posted on: Mar 02, 2015 |  Original Post

A delicious trip to Charleston.

There are lots of reasons to plan a trip to Charleston. The area is full of history, the shopping is amazing, the beach is right there, but the best part, for me anyways, is the food. We arrived around lunchtime on Monday, and luckily I was able to ...

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Posted on: Jan 06, 2015 |  Original Post

The 10 Best Things I’ve Ever Eaten.

A few weeks ago G and I were heading back from the beach and we made our obligatory stop by Whole Foods for hot bar mac and cheese. After savoring every last bite, I made the declaration that the mac and cheese was one of the best things I’ve ...

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Posted on: Dec 11, 2014 |  Original Post

Restaurant Review: Venture Kitchen & Bar

I’ve heard good things about very few restaurants on the peninsula. And I hate that. I hate having to cross the dreaded Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel if we want to have a really good meal. But, that’s life. We could move to the other side of the ...

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Posted on: Oct 23, 2014 |  Original Post

Restaurant Review: Salt

A couple of weeks ago, Coastal Virginia magazine offered a daily deal ($50 coupon for $25) to Salt, a restaurant I had heard good things about. They were only offering four of the deals, so I quickly snagged one, and made a reservation for Graham ...

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2014 |  Original Post

Restaurant Review: DoG Street Pub

I’ve decided that I need to stop putting so much stock into Yelp and Urbanspoon reviews when I’m trying to decide where we should go for dinner. Choosing a restaurant has become a ridiculously stressful experience. I’ll see or hear of a ...

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Posted on: Sep 25, 2014 |  Original Post

Restaurant Review: Founding Farmers

4 times Graham and I have spent the day in DC, we’ve tried to have lunch or dinner at Founding Farmers. We tried for lunch one day, and it was a two-hour wait. We tried making reservations for dinner a few times, but apparently I ...

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Posted on: Aug 07, 2014 |  Original Post

Restaurant Review: Circa 1918

Last Thursday the Air Force Technical Sergeant promotion list came out, and Graham was on it! I’m going to be braggy for a minute, because I’m super proud of him. Everyone he’s spoken to has tested for Tech 5, 6, even 7 times. ...

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Posted on: Jul 01, 2014 |  Original Post

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