December Bucket List Completions

 

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Doraku Sushi

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Honeysuckle Gelato

Made 2 new dishes: deviled eggs and

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White cake with cranberry filling and orange buttercream

November Bucket List Completions

H&F Burger (no pic of the amazingness)

Made 3 new dishes

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Southern Cornbread Dressing

Parmesan-Lemon Roasted Broccoli

Rosemary Roasted Carrots (no link because they weren’t that great)

Halloween

I have been meaning to post this but things have been hectic.

The night before Halloween I was at dinner with a friend when I got a text from a guy I went to high school with. He asked me to go to a charity event for Big Boi. Of course I said yes. Stankonia made my high school experience. It turns out my friend is a sound engineer for Outkast.

I’ve always believe in the Golden Rule, and thank God. Being nice to everyone, from the jock to the band nerd, pays off. It really paid off because this guy and I weren’t really friends, but my high school wasn’t huge and we knew one another. He spends a lot of time in LA and doesn’t know a lot of people in Atlanta, so he asked me to go. Pretty sweet deal. I talked my friend I was having dinner with into going. Here are some pics.

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ken and me

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Big boi

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There was some huge swing there so we took pics.

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joking around

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if you don’t find this picture funny you have no sense of humor.

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I love cards against humanity!

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more cards. brilliant idea!

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Hashtag! Just kidding, it could have been, but I didn’t ask. I just wanted a pic.

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As you may have guessed, I went as a Dominatrix. I like to think outside of the box and I really just thought the outfit was hot when I bought it a few years ago. I had no other creative ideas for it. It’s funny though because I bruise easily and had several bruises on my legs. I’m either a klutz or I have started sleep walking. I joked saying it was an occupational hazard.

The links below are clips from a performance Big Boi did that I MISSED! Still pissed about that.

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October Bucket List Completions

Portofino

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Highland Bakery (no pic)

Farm to Ladle

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Kaleidoscope (no pic)

Buttermilk Kitchen

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September Bucket List Completions

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Bartaco

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apple picking

August Bucket List Completions

Ziba’s Bistro

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Prohibition (again without a friend taking me)

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Highly recommend the Clover Club

Davio’s (didn’t get a pic)

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Henri’s

 

Nicki Minaj

A friend and I decided 3 days before Nicki’s concert in Atlanta to go. We had such a great time. Nicki is pretty awesome a boss. Here are some videos we took.

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July Bucket List Completions

Georgetown Cupcakes

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Cook Hall

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June Bucket List Completions

King + Duke

Seven Lamps

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May Bucket List Completions

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Drink out of a coconut

Tattoo Removal: Session 2

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Randoms

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Husky Men

The 10 Sexiest Things About Husky Guys

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1. You never want to stop hugging him because he is basically a human Charmin paper towel roll. Bonus if he’s wearing flannel which, come on, he almost always is.

2. He will never judge you for ordering seconds or being hungry even though you just ate. He eats when he wants to eat and what he wants to eat, and thinks it’s super cool that you do too.

3. He’s amazing at planning dates because he knows all the best burger places in town. The place you walk by all the time and have been meaning to try? Yeah, he’s already been there three times and knows exactly what you should order.

4. You can put your head directly on his collarbone and it still feels like a rolled-up blanket. As opposed to putting your head against a chiseled metal filing cabinet.

5. He’s got time for you. Since he’s not at the gym 24/7 staring at his own pecs, he has time to stay in bed and watch movies and eat cookies he probably baked for you before you came over.

6. When he gets a T-shirt thats a little too tight, his meaty bod looks way more tempting than a cold, hard six-pack ever did. Whenever I see ripped, hairless abs, I just assume his genitals are smooth plastic like a Ken doll’s. They’re probably not but still, is it worth the risk?

7. He’s accepted himself as he is, so he accepts you as you are. He’s not perfect and he doesn’t expect you to be either. Therefore: leg hair? Don’t care.

8. When he doesn’t get a haircut for a little too long and he looks like the mop-headed teen boys you loved in your youth. All that’s missing is a popsicle stain down the front of their striped shirt. Love it so much.

9. If something isn’t working in your relationship, he’s going to want to work through it.He likes to be comfortable, so he wants to make sure you’re both comfortable in the relationship. Therefore, with him, communication will always be a thing.

10. He is a human blockade for stuff you’d rather not see or deal with. If he sees you’re about to step in dog poop, he will literally put his massive man-body in front of yours so your shoes/day aren’t ruined. He doesn’t even think to do this; his body just knows it is what it must do.

9 Things Only Women Who Date Husky Guys Understand

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1. Not being able to breathe during hugs. That’s a lot of man.

2. And girl-on-top is your jam for the same reason. He’s just a tad heavier than you.

3. Feeling like a Polly Pocket living in your tiny Polly Pocket world. Even if you’re 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, you still feel like Thumbelina up in his bed.

4. Being able to use him as a human heat lamp in the winter. If you’re like me and you’re cold constantly, cuddling up to a husky guy is like being wrapped in a hug that was put in the microwave and also comes with a brownie.

5. But you’ll never be able to borrow his sweater and have it be like “sexy boyfriend fit.” Because it’s just a huge sack of wool that goes down to your knees and no one thinks that is sexy. Except maybe him because he rules.

6. Knowing he’d squash anyone who crosses you even if he’s not really that strong. Like, is he really any better at protecting you than a skinny guy would be? Who knows. But it feels that way sometimes and even if that’s not true, it’s fun to pretend he’s a superhero who would forcefully tell someone to “unhand” you.

7. Always having amazing food in the house. You know those guys you date and you wake up in the morning and you’re like, “What do you have to eat?” and they’re like, “Bottles of Corona and mustard,” and you’re like, “I hate this”? That will never, ever happen with him. Boy has stockpiles of food, and makes eggs with bacon and toast every morning. You are covered.

8. When you’re out and your shoes are killing you, he will always give you a piggyback ride. You basically have to beg him to put you down and everything about that is great.

9. Not having to find a nook on his chest when you’re snuggling. You can put your head literally anywhere on his chest and be comfortable as fuck. You don’t have to navigate away from his jutting sternum or various ribs; it’s just all pillowy, next-to-his-heartbeat loveliness forever and ever.

April Bucket List Completions

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STK

February Bucket List Completions

Gypsy Kitchen

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bar area

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the bull. pretty badass

Le Bilboquet

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The Southern Gentleman

this is the “Scarlet Belle” – strawberry infused vodka, lemon and lime juice, mint, champagne

Shake Shack

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Weekly Roundup

This. Wow, just wow. Side note – if for some reason you can’t have the real deal, this is your next best option.

20 most basic names and what they say about you.

Why women never forget. Makes total sense now, doesn’t it?

Mascara alert! A dog’s bucket list.

Have you heard about Slide the City? Looks fun.

January Bucket List Completions

Bantam + Biddy

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One of my items is to cook 20 new dishes and I made this, making 14/20.

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Fig Rosemary Brie en Croute – which I wasn’t very fond of.

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Cafe Agora – so good!

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Funnies

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Resolutions

This. Is. Awesome.

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December Bucket List Completions

Third day at the new job and I already marked one place off of my restaurant bucket list! I love when the boss says, “Happy Hour is at 4:30, you should come!” when your hours are 9:30-6.

St. Cecilia

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Quitting

Thursday was blissful. It was my first official day of not being employed by a company I’d worked at for almost 8 years. All of my close friends are probably more happy than me. They don’t have to hear me cry and complain and torture myself anymore. It was like Mel Gibson in Braveheart: “FREEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOM!!!”

Sometimes it blows me away when God answers my prayers. He doesn’t always answer in the way I prefer and then sometimes He goes above and beyond. He really outdid himself with my new job. It started out with me not really wanting to go to the interview, and before the interview was over, I wanted it. Everything aligned so perfectly it was like He created it specifically for me. The company exceeded my expectations and I was teary-eyed. What a showoff. 😉

In the middle of my search, LinkedIn kept sending random emails along with people that wanted to connect to me. The two below were interesting reads.

Christmas Gifts for Her

How awesome are gift sets? The items below would make for a great gift for any female.

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JC gift perfume

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Laura Mercier

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NARS

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High Roller

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Winner Takes All

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Best Bite

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Hot and Cold Therapy Massager Not a gift set, but why not?

Weekly Roundup

So glad I discovered this place. It is now on my bucket list.
At times I come across websites and I wish I had someone to build stuff for me, like this.
As much as I hate baths, I couldn’t agree more with this article on how and why you should take a detox bath. I always feel so much better when I do this (and shower off immediately after the bath.)

November Bucket List Completions

Acupuncture

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Southern Art & Bourbon Bar

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Weekly (or not) Roundup

This family stopped eating sugar and this is what happened.
A lot like this post I recently blogged about, here are 10 life lessons for excelling in your 30s.
 Why you should stop sleeping with liars (not what you think it is)
I’m sure you have heard of the 9 types of personalities there are. Here are my results. The type is across the top and what I scored is the number underneath., followed by the links to tell what each means. This what I got..
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
These same results reported in a histogram.
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
Type 6
Type 7
Type 8
Type 9

Type Two 
The Helper

The caring, interpersonal type. Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their Best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others.

Type Six 
The Loyalist

The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent “troubleshooters,” they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.

Type Nine
The Peacemaker

The easy-going, self-effacing type. Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually grounded, supportive, and often creative, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent and emotionally distant, simplifying problems and ignoring anything upsetting. They typically have problems with inertia and stubbornness. At their Best: indomitable and all- embracing, they are able to bring people together and heal conflicts.

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