Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quick Craft: Well, this is adorable!

Check out this super cute craft/planter. Have you ever seen anything so darling! I've always wanted a really whimsical garden space and this would blend in just fine. I also think it would be fun to plant a different herb on each level. It could be a living spice rack!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Help Silent Clark silence cancer!!!

I don't know about my colleagues at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, but as far as fundraising was concerned, I really thought I had seen it all. I've seen tricycle races raise hundreds of dollars, pasta cook-off competitions that would make a Top Chef proud, even some pretty interesting Bachelor and Bachelorette auctions. That was nothing compared to what the month of May would bring. Enter Silent Clark...

Clark Harris aka Silent Clark is an alumni of the Team In Training cycle program. He participated in his mother's honor in 2006 and raised over $6,500 for LLS as she battled Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Since her passing, Clark has been looking for a bigger challenge and he's definitely found one: a month of silence and a goal to raise over $100,000!

Clark's only communication during the month of May will be through Social Media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc.). In his own words, "What better challenge for a guy who never shuts up than to not talk for a month?". His goal is to raise over $100,000 during these quiet times and he's well on his way with close to $5000 raised so far. But he's got a long way to go and needs your help.

If you are interested in learning more or making a donation, check out the following links:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This week's song obsession: Reno by Nic Cowan

Every once in awhile a song gets stuck in my head in a really, really good way. This week I just cannot stop with the song "Reno" by Nic Cowan. Beau and I saw him perform it live with Zac Brown Band a few weeks ago and it just has some of the best lyrics that you could ever hope to hear.

"They got married three months later. He said when you find the 'one' you don't date her".

"We never had a choice to make. It chose us long before we ever met. It's love and nothing else."

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do you love robin's egg blue as much as I do?

While I was walking around this beautiful day I couldn't help but notice several beautiful robin's egg shells. I guess spring is in full swing now that the baby robins have all hatched. It's such an unusual color to see out in nature and I couldn't help but think of how much I love that beautiful robin's egg blue. Do you love robin's egg blue as much as I do?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some fun pictures from a fun weekend!

Beau and I had an amazing weekend! The weather was beautiful and we had lots of fun plans for how to spend the time.

On Saturday we hit up "Ye Olde Renaissance Festival". These places have some of the best people watching and are just so much fun. There is no way you can take yourself seriously at a Renaissance Fair so you literally just walk around feeling like a kid for several hours which is amazing. It's got everything you were obsessed with as a child: pirates, knights, fairy wings, fried food (okay so some of those things you might still be obsessed with). Basically it's a wonderful escape from reality. Beau, Jody and I all agreed though that one of the coolest things we saw all day was the bird show.

Sunday we had big plans as well. Beau's cousin gave us some really great seats to the Zac Brown Band homecoming concert and it was such a great show. This guy really knows how to put on a show and he and his band have such a good time on stage. Plus because he's promoting his label Southern Ground, the show was filled with guest performances from some great up and coming artists like Levi Lowery, Nic Cowan and Sonia Leigh.

Levi's songs are heartbreaking and beautiful. As Zac Brown said upon introducing him, Levi has a great way of making horrible things sound beautiful. Nic Cowan reminded me a lot of Jason Mraz. And Sonia Leigh has a voice that is absolutely incredible and unexpected for her genre of music. It's a really interesting sound.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"You're like my favorite record on repeat..."

So several, several months ago Beau and I were in the city square near our house having a lovely little Saturday when we happened into an antique shop. What drew me in was the fact that they ad an adorable set of mushroom salt and pepper shakers (which I didn't get because I don't need any more kitchen stuff, even really cut kitchen stuff) and a "Men At Work" record album sitting in the bargain bin out front.

Beau and I decided to go in and check the place out. Not only did this place have absolutely amazing antiques (lots of cool antique cameras, books, etc.) but also they have an entire record shop tucked into the back of the shop. This place was absolutely incredible. It basically cemented the idea that Beau and I had been contemplating for months..."to get a record player or not to get one". We ended up walking out of the store a trip or two later with a great set-up and several awesome records. My favorite being "The Smiths"!!!

This record player has turned out to be one of the coolest investments of our married life (don't worry people, I know a record player is not actually an investment). I love coming home every day and putting on something great like "She and Him", "Fleetwood Mac" or one of our new favorites the new "DMB" and just relaxing. It's made my life a lot more musical and has already introduced me to some more unique sounds that I might not have ever listened to via CD or Ipod.

It's also turned into such a fun hobby for Beau and I to share. My new favorite thing to do with Beau is to go to antique or thrift stores and sift through hundreds of forgotten records in the hopes of finding that treasure.

While we won't be purchasing one for awhile I really want to eventually get a portable record player so we can take it with us on picnics and to the park and stuff. I think it would be so much fun to lay around like these fine folks and just listen to music all day...don't you?
All images via weheartit.com

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spending the day in Callaway

I'm back from FL and I miss my family but I'm so happy to be back in GA with Beauseph. Beau was super sweet and met me at the baggage claim with a beautiful rose and one of those silly valet signs that said my name. He totally cracked me up and it really made me realize how crazily I had missed him and his silliness.

When I got home to the pups I could not believe how much Rocky had grown in the short week that I was away. We weighed him today and he is 35 pounds! The Vet said he would top out at 35 and considering that he still isn't even 6 months I think that it's safe to say that there is more growth on the way. I love how with rescue dogs you never really know what type of pup you are getting. Every week is like a surprise.

Saturday was kinda an icky day so we stayed in most of the day and cuddled on the couch with the pups and watched Netflix shows all day. Beau got hooked on that Showtime show "Weed" while I was away last week so he spent most of Saturday catching me up. Instant viewing on Netflix kicks so much tail! I'm so glad we've got Netflix again.

Sunday we were going stir crazy so we had to get out of the house. We decided to go to Callaway Gardens. This is someplace I'd been wanting to visit forever. Beau knew that I would love the butterfly garden so he insisted that be our first stop. It was so worth it. I felt like I was surrounded by hundreds of beautiful angels.

Anyway, here are some pictures from our wonderful weekend!