Monday, April 18, 2011

Meet Me on Monday!

I really like doing linky parties that help me get to know other bloggers better.  The “Meet Me on Monday” party is one of my favorite!

1.  Caesar Salad or Garden Salad?

Garden!  I love a good garden salad with cheese, croutons, and yummy ranch dressing.  In fact, my salads are probably higher in calories than most side dishes!!  My very favorite salad in the world is the Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters Salad- pictured below.

2.  Will you be watching the Royal Wedding on April 29th?

I might!  I usually substitute teach on Fridays, but if for some reason I’m home, I will probably tune in.  I think Kate is very lucky, but I hope she knows what she’s in for.  All of the public scrutiny must be torturous!  I do loooove that ring though!

3.  Last thing you spent lots of money on?

That’s a tie between my iPhone4 and our new apartment.  We spent a fortune in fees and pet deposit in order to move in.

4.  Window seat or aisle seat?

Window, as long as I’m sitting with someone I know.  Aisle, if I’m by myself.

5.  Do you know your blood type?

B+!!  The cutest, most cheery blood type there is!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I’m Loving Wednesday

I am linking with Jamie for my first What I’m Loving Wednesday!

My current (and most serious) obsession:

The incomparable and completely gorgeous Miss Stevie Nicks.  Her illustrious history, including numerous love affairs, millions in record sales, and triumph over drug addiction, are just so interesting to me.  Her music fills a void that, I think, no other artist, living or dead, fills.  just. plain. love.  If you don’t get it, listen to “Edge of Seventeen.”  The end.

So we all wore rompers when we were little girls, right?  And I really never would have thought they would come back in style.  BUT they did!  This particular romper looks so comfy and EASY.  You can accessorize it in a number of ways, maybe even transitioning it from day to evening. 

I have two Longchamp bags in medium: one in brown and one in black.  I adoooore them.  They are so roomy and classic.  I tie a scarf on mine, for a little bit of individuality.  LOVE a good Longchamp bag.

ARTICHOKES!  Ok, y’all, I have to admit something: I hate most vegetables.  I eat corn, carrots, zucchini, potatoes, most beans and cooked tomatoes.  That’s about it.  I don’t do peppers, broccoli, etc. etc.  One day, though, I decided to try artichokes.  Aaaaaand I am now obsessed!  They are awesome on pizza or with chicken and I just can’t get enough.

And, much like every good Southern woman, I am loving nice, cold glasses of sweet tea.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Meet Me on Monday


1.  Who would be your dream celebrity date?
2.  Do you have any food restrictions?
3.  How much time do you take to get ready in the morning?
4.  Sausage or bacon?
5.  Do you Google, Bing or Yahoo?


1. My celebrity dream date would probably be Jon Hamm.  He is such a good actor and just so handsome!  Hubs already knows not to even look at my face when he’s on tv haha.

2. My only food restriction is that I can’t drink milk or I have a very upset tummy.  I pretty much can (and do) eat everything. 

3. I usually only take about 30- 45 minutes to get ready these days.  When I was younger, it took longer because I would always do my hair and a full face of makeup.  Now I’ve streamlined my routine to include less makeup (look for a makeup regimen post coming soon) and less hair drama. 

4. Depends.  I usually prefer sausage (maple sausage, to be exact), but sometimes a girl just needs a good piece of bacon!

5. I use Google Chrome as my web browser, so I automatically use Google.  I greatly prefer it to any of the browsers I’ve tried before- including Safari.  It’s just the most user friendly to me!

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Please join me every Monday for Meet Me on Monday!

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Staycation, all I ever wanted…


My IRL-bloggy bff Yankee Belle B is hosting a really neat swap!

staycation swap

(Is that picture not TOO funny?!  That’s the closest hubs and I will be getting to a vacation this year, that’s for sure.)

In order to take part in the swap, B asked us to write a post about our ideal staycation.  So, here goes…

I have two different ideas of a fun staycation.  The first would be to have tons of fun day dates with the hubster.  When we were dating, we would do stuff like go to Piedmont Park and people-watch, then go to lunch or go to dinner and then relax in front of a fun movie.  We never really did anything that was hugely expensive, but it was so much fun to spend time with each other.  I would love to spend some time doing that again and maybe add some new types of things, such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens or Callaway Gardens, to the roster.

My second idea of an amazing staycation would be all about me…  a SPA day, where I treat myself to homemade facial treatments, (maybe) a mani/pedi, (possibly) a massage, and some time to read, relax and nap.  Most women don’t take very much time for themselves and I am no different!  I would love a relaxing and pampering day to myself.

Stay tuned for what I get in my swap box and how we spend our STAYCATION!

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PS I really need to change my signature box; I’m not  the NEW Mrs. Manis anymore.  Saturday, April 16th is our 6 month wedding anniversary!