Sunday, April 3, 2016

weekly reading, volume 5

after missing a few of these weekly posts due to travel, getting engaged and easter with the family - I'm back!

don't cry over spilt beer. as stephen and I were unpacking from his CPA party a few weeks ago, we surprisingly had a lot of alcohol left (anyone want to come over?). for some reason, he was transporting some bottles in a trash bag and wouldn't you know it, the bag broke and all the bottles shattered in our apartment hallway. funny enough, our neighbors were right behind us. they even helped us clean up the mess! we've always talked about getting together but with stephen's study schedule, we never had time. after running into them during our beer bottle catastrophe, we finally got together at top golf. yay for having free time to make new friends!

last weekend, I came home from the beach to tons of mail, including an overload of vintage wedding stamp orders (yes, I am planning extremely far in advance) and the april issue of southern living. can't wait to make this spinach and vidalia onion dip.

image via southern living

speaking of southern living... this year, we are taking a girls' trip to charleston, I've never been and all my texas friends are flying in for our impromptu fab 5 college reunion. it just so happens that southern living is celebrating its 50th anniversary in charleston the very same weekend. I can't believe how lucky we are that our dates matched since we book this trip months ago! if you find yourself in charleston that weekend, check out the full event lineup.

in general, I've been extremely busy with work, bits of wedding planning, and starting to look for houses. it has been a bit chaotic but thankfully, it will all be worth it in the end. my coworkers and friends have sent us sweet cards, champagne, cupcakes, including these special delivery flowers from our friends in dubai. y'all know how to make a gal feel the love!

“life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” -paulo coelho


  1. Congrats on the engagement girl!! That is so exciting! And that trip to Charleston sounds SO fun too. I love going home and seeing my core group of friends (we've been friends since Middle School)! Have a great Sunday!

    Chow Down USA

    1. thanks Chelsea! I'm so looking forward to charleston, girls' trips are the best. xx

  2. Wow so many things going on!! That is always so much fun though :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  3. oooh that dip looks delicious. congrats on the engagement! how funny about the bottles breaking, but yay for neighbours helping and new friends :)

  4. That Southern Living event sounds awesome! What a cool weekend that will be!

    And hooray for all the planning! I love wedding planning. :)