What I’m loving right now: Fall 2013

1. These booties

2. This list of 100 places to eat at right now in the South by Southern Living.  So many in Atlanta to try!

3. I recently discovered that I have a dairy allergy.  No milk, no sour cream, no cream cheese, no cheddar cheese, no mozzarella cheese, none of it.  Well, at least not much.  It’s pretty horrible.

Luckily, Kacina introduced me to dairy free ice cream, and I am forever grateful.  It lacks the creamy taste (obviously) of ice cream and kind of tastes like cold chocolate, but it gets the job done.  Available at Target and Kroger.

4. This post by Whitney of Sometimes Always Never.  I can’t stop thinking about her words here:

When we let people see everything we call a flaw is really when we are letting them see our vulnerabilities. It’s when they see us as a person, not an act. It’s when we make room for them to give us grace.
5. That we beat Tennessee this past weekend!  It was close, in fact too close going into overtime.  Plus, we had so many players get injured, but it sure was fun watching Chris Conley’s one handed catch and Murray’s run.  Go Dawgs.
6. The fact that it is in the 70s all this week and sunny!  Fall, I welcome you with open arms and a light jacket.
Happy Tuesday, y’all!

To prove to Dad I’m not a fool

As if I didn’t already have the height and looks of a 14 year old, I now also carry around a backpack.
I started my MBA night program yesterday, and I love it!  I’m excited to be back in school again, especially knowing that this will be the last time.

So if you don’t see me around here much, I’m probably in class, studying, trying to figure out how to write a paper again, working, stressing out, at Junior League, or most likely driving between these activities.

Wish me luck!

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

An update on life lately…

1. I CAN’T STOP WATCHING FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.  Big Mama and Boo Mama raved about the show and how it was the most authentic view of marriage (yes, it looks hard).  Friends have said it was their favorite show.  It’s on Netflix now, and I’m all in.

It’s about Texas and football and family and high schoolers (who are actually my age in real life).  The characters are just so real, and I love Eric and Tami Taylor.  She’s a more realistic Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock in the Blind Side).

It is shameless how quickly I’ve watched it (thank you Atlanta rain), but I don’t want it to end.
 But for real, please watch this show.  It is sooooo good.

2. I ran in the Peachtree on the 4th!
Marissa and I ran the whole thing together.  Drew was well ahead of us.
The rain held off for my fifth Peachtree, but the mud was in full force.
Luckily, there was Blue Bell at the end!
3. Huge congrats to my boy Andy Murray on his first Wimbledon win!!!  After a 77 year drought, the winner is finally British again!  In the press conference, they noted that he is the only Brit to win Wimbledon wearing shorts!

Plus, I’ve been following Andy for years and think he is a great, humble guy.  Exciting to see him get better and better!
We celebrated with a full breakfast of homemade scones and strawberries and cream!

Put me on a ship

Congratulations to the Queen for celebrating the
60th anniversary of her coronation yesterday!
You see technically she became queen when her father passed,
but she waited a year and a half until her coronation.

How do I know all this?
Well, I just finished reading the Queen’s biography,
Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith.
Obsessed?  Why yes I am.

(I also have a deeper respect for Prince Philip.)

It just reminds me of how happy I was to
experience this trip last year with my mother.

I still get giddy thinking how fun this was
and how exciting it was to be part of history!
Congratulations to Her Majesty!
And if you’re in need of more royal-ness,
a Swedish princess is marrying an American this weekend!