Friday, July 6, 2012

4th of July

I hope you all are having a wonderful week and celebrated the 4th in true patriotic fashion!
We had a pretty low key but fun day off work spent drinking by the pool, cooking out, and watching fireworks right down from our house. It was definitely a good day spent!

Monday, July 2, 2012

What a bargain!

Have you heard of Last Call by Neiman Marcus?! 

Well, if you haven't, allow me to introduce you to your NEW best friend.

I may or may not be racking up the frequent flyer miles on my credit card lately by purchasing some of their amazing deals.

My favorite deal so far?

$45 for a bright new pair of Jack Rogers. 

Yep, these normally $100+ sandals have always been on my wish list, but I just could never bring myself to buy some for those prices. Last week, I stumbled across a deal that Last Call was offering where certain colors were already on sale and then they were an added 50% OFF! I ordered them immediately, got free shipping, and these pretty little babies arrived this past Saturday.... O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D.

These sandals are still a whopping 40% off, bringing a total to still right around $50. It's such a bargain for these precious, southern staples.

This is not a sponsored post, but just thought I'd share so you all can be just as broke as I am! :)

Happy shopping friends!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wedding Mania

One of the many reasons I've been so M.I.A from this bloggy over the past few months is we have spent almost every weekend traveling to some sort of wedding festivity. Yep, Shane and I have officially hit "that age". We have quite a few friends getting married or even some who are now having babies, so we've been making our way around the states to attend all these festivities. This is definitely such an exciting time in our lives, and I know it is for all of our friends.... we're all truly growing up. (woahhh)

Sarah & Andy's Wedding - Columbia, SC

Sarah & Andy's Wedding - Columbia, SC

Sarah & Andy's Wedding - Columbia, SC

Me & Mom at my cousin's Bridal Shower - Florence, SC

Bridal Shower - Florence, SC

Landon & Adam's Reception - Huntersville, NC

Landon & Adam's Reception - Huntersville, NC

Brent & Elaine's Wedding - Greenville, SC

Brent & Elaine's Wedding - Greenville, SC

Lyndsey's Kitchen Shower - Charleston, SC

Lyndsey's Kitchen Shower - Charleston, SC

Lyndsey's Kitchen Shower - Charleston, SC

Summer Reading

Ahh, nothing says summer time like sipping a cold beverage out on the lake, by the pool, or with my toes in the sand and a good book in hand!

Shane and I aren't taking any big vacations this summer, since we're going on a week long cruise in November. I also just started a new job, so I'm back to square one with vacation time. With that being said, we're all about the "mini-vacations" and "staycations" this summer. We're currently  hitting record high temps and as long as I'm by some form of water with the least amount of clothing that's publicly acceptable, I'm happy!

We've been taking full advantage of hanging out at different places, and i've had some pretty good summer books to help me relax.

The first, is the ever popular 50 Shades Of Grey series. For all of you out there who are skeptical and want to call it porn, well pshhhhh. It's an AWESOME series! Yes, there are some, ahem, parts that make you a little flushed reading it, but it's good, trust me!

After reading the 50 Shades series, I picked up the latest book by one of my favorite authors, Kate White (also the editor in chief for Cosmopolitan), titled So Pretty It Hurts. White writes lighthearted mysteries and stories about uptown NYC characters. They're really quick and easy reads, and like I said... super lighthearted. The perfect book to read on those lazy days or when you just want to get lost in a fun little mystery or story.

I have a few more books on my reading list for this summer including:
The Hunger Games Trilogy (I know, I know, I am late to the game!)
The Sixes (another Kate White novel)
Low Country Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank (I saw this on my friend Sarah's recommendations, and decided to try it out!)

Do you all get in reading moods like me during the summer? What books do you recommend?