Southern Chic


My Best Friend's Wedding

Last week was really busy as we were preparing for my best friend Caroline's Wedding.
We have been best friends since High School and she was the Maid of Honor in my wedding last May.

Friday was the Bridesmaids Luncheon at The Old Village Post House. SO YUMMY! I had a Salmon Salad and this fabulous dessert.

Dark Chocolate Mousse with a rasberry and one of those delicious crispy chocolaty thingys. Delish!

That night we had the Rehearsal and the Rehearsal Dinner. The Dinner was in a garden at a gorgeous home Downtown Charleston. The tables were so beautifully decorated in her colors (Rasberry and Grey) with lanterns and palm fronds. The place markers were different pictures of Charleston with each person's name on them. Very Cute!

The wedding the next day was HOT but beautiful! The wedding was at First Baptist Church Downtown Charleston and the reception was at the Veranda at Magnolia Plantation. It was a gorgeous day and I was so glad I got to be a part of it!

Sunday night I got back to some crafting. I made a little ruffly booty onesie for my next door neighbors neice. The precious little one's name is Lily so I made a ruffled "L" for the front.

I also worked on some other fun things for the baby shower I am having for my other best friend Karey on Saturday. I'm so excited and I can't wait to share those with you!!!


Banquets, Showers,and Fathers Day Oh My!

This weekend was busy, but full of fun.

Every year the hubby goes to Columbia, SC to be on the Production Staff for Palmetto Boys State. This is something we plan our vacations around and we even planned our wedding around it last year. It's very special to him and I never quite understand how a week in blazing hot Columbia, SC with teenage boys can be so special. But, on Friday I went to the Banquet provided for the staff and their spouses, counselors and students. What an experience! I now understand why my husband has such a difficult time explaining how important this week is to him. Boys from all over the state and of different backgrounds and ethnicities gather to learn more about our governmental system. They are asked to give speeches, run for offices, and really step out of their comfort zones. It was awesome on Friday night to see how much the week had affected each boy. What a great way to invest in our future!!

My brother Stewart is engaged to this gorgeous girl.

(Me, Ashley, Mom)
On Saturday she had her first Bridal Shower in North Carolina. Mom, Ashley, and I had so much fun driving up for her shower. She got lots of fun gifts. I am really excited about their wedding in September! She will be a beautiful bride!!

Sunday was Father's Day. The Hubster and I went to church at my dad's church, then we made him a delicious lunch! We had roast beef, yorkshire pudding (a delicious Bristish Tradition that my grandma always makes when we have roast beef), Corn Pie, and this Bread Pudding Recipe with this sauce. The sauce was delicious. I liked the Bread Pudding but next time I think I would cut back on the nutmeg. Just a little too much. I also let the pudding sit over night and soak up all the yummyness. Absolutely Delish!

Then what did we do Sunday night...oh,yea, we ate again! We celebrated Father's Day with the hubby's grandaddy with steaks and potatoes.

It was a fun weekend...but I must admit I'm exhausted!!! Working on some projects and preparing for a baby shower. I'm looking forward to sharing those things with you coming up soon! Have a Marvelous Monday!


New in School

I have had so much fun discovering new blogs that I decided I would start one of my own. I wanted a place to share pictures, craft ideas, recipes, etc. with friends and family. I'm really bad at starting things and never finishing them (part of my right-brained personality, I guess), though, so we'll see how this goes!