Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Inspired by my precious friend's latest blog post (here), I have scrounged up my own "Currently" list! Here it is:

Currently day-dreaming about:


Currently wearing:

.....well pajamas now, but earlier today, outfit for orientation at my new job!
(vintage blouse, Theory trouser pants, J.Crew necklace, and Limited belt)

Current nail polish:

"You're such a Kabuki Queen" - OPI
(Tahari heels)

Currently listening to:

Alicia Keys - "Try sleeping with a Broken Heart"
James Morrison - "You Give me Something" and "Undiscovered"
La Roux - "Bulletproof"
Katy Perry - "California Gurls"

Currently loving:
the one on the right ;)

Currently missing:

These guys ;)

and these folks too....

Currently wanting to see:

Currently craving:

Fresh Seafood

Currently reading:

Current perfume:

Currently....going to bed!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pizza Amore!

In our household, we LOVE pizza. Meat pizza, supreme pizza, veggie pizza, fruit pizza (!), and cheeeeese pizza. To us, you can't get much better than a crispy crust, drenched in tomato sauce, and loaded with mozzarella cheese and tons of fresh ingredients.

I am dying to make my own pizza crust, but things have been crazy lately, so we have been using store bought crusts, then getting creative with our toppings! Serve it up with a nice side salad and some fruit, and we like to add a glass of vino ;)
Enjoy this deliciously easy recipe for our favorite pizza!


Easy Pizza


pizza crust (our fave is this - the thin and crusty one.)
1 cup sauce (our fave is the Classico - Tomato & Basil)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
your own favorite ingredients!
(we love turkey pepperoni, spinach leaves, red onion, olives, artichokes, mushrooms, tomato slices, and fresh mozzarella.)


preheat oven to 400 degrees. (sometimes crusts differ on degrees and cooking times, so read the crust package!)
cover the crust with the sauce, then the cheese.
sprinkle with the ingredients.
bake for around 12 mins (again check your crust's baking time), until the cheese is bubbling.
serve immediately! enjoy!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fashion Friday - "White-Hot Summer"

I don't know about yall, but this feels like THE hottest summer in the history of summers. For some reason, I thought that North Carolina was going to be cooler than Tennessee, but it is super hot here as well....I think it was in the 100's today! I feel like all I can be comfortable in is light weight cotton dresses, or anything white. Dark colors are absolutely out of the question. So here is a list of some cute summer staples from across the web, that are perfect for this white-hot summer.

Sheri Bodell Dress
L.A.M.B Tiered Tank Dress
Lilly Pulitzer Maxi Dress
Tibi Jewel Dress

Halston Dress on SJP
Rachel Pally Slouch Dress
AKA New York Cut-out Dress
The Limited Boyfriend Jean Shorts
J Brand Legging Jeans
Elizabeth and James Pocket Blouse
Ella Moss Tie Blouse
Charlotte Russe Striped Shimmer Tank
Charlotte Russe Studded Tank
Forever 21 Birds Shirt
Kate Spade Satchel

Mr. and Mrs. Bloodworth!

We spent a wonderful weekend in Little Rock recently celebrating the beautiful marriage of Russell and Katie! Russell has been a long-time friend of John's; they went through the Fellows Program together in Memphis, and they will BOTH be attending Duke Business School in the fall! We had a wonderful time at the rehearsal dinner and wedding reuniting with the Fellows, and exploring Little Rock!

Congrats Katie and Russell --- we can't wait for all the adventures we will have together in NC!

Fellows (and me) at the Rehearsal Dinner

Downtown Little Rock for lunch!

At the Reception ;)

There was a cake buffet = YUM

Fellows Reunion!

Such a fun weekend -- thanks for everything R and K!!

Home-made Fruity Popsicles

This is such a fun and fruity treat that we have recently discovered. John LOVES all things fruity, so I have been wanting to try a healthy fruity popsicle recipe for awhile now. It is perfect for summer and so refreshing! AND you can really make them in so many different ways, with different flavors, different fruits, different juices, etc....

I found the recipe in Self Magazine, and I cannot seem to locate the recipe at this time, but it is very simple, and I've actually made it a bit easier too. I bought a set of 4 popsicle molds at target and this recipe fills all four molds.

Fruity Popsicles


1 1/2 cup fruit (for top layer)
1 cup fruit (for bottom layer)
2 tbsp yogurt (for middle layer)
3 tbsp favorite fruit juice (divided)


1. slice up top layer fruit. (the layers will go upside down in the molds, so the top layer will be the first layer that you make.) place in food processor (or blender) along with 2 tbsp of fruit juice. blend well. carefully pour, or spoon in mixture into molds. place in freezer for 30 mins.

2. take out molds and add the yogurt to each mold. place in freezer for 10 mins.

3. while the molds are in freezer, prepare this step. slice up bottom layer fruit. place in processor with remaining 1 tbsp of juice. blend well. pour in mixture into molds. freeze for at least 2 hours.

4. run molds under warm water to loosen. wiggle gently until they pop out.

5. enjoy!!

(Our favorite concoctions are: strawberry/vanilla yogurt/blueberries (from picture), strawberries/cherry yogurt/peaches, and strawberry/blackberry yogurt/blackberries. For the fruit juices, we have used everything from orange juice, to grapefruit juice, to peach tea. Obviously you can come up with so many different combinations, and find your favorites from them! I have to say that since our first batch, our freezer has not seen a day without these little treats inside ;)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4th of July Wknd

We had an AMAZING weekend at the lake celebrating the 4th. We spent a lot of time in the water, soaking up the sun, chatting, reading, playing Bananagrams, grilling out, and shooting off fireworks! It was a blast hanging out with the fam, and my parents ended up coming up last minute --- I'm sooo glad they got to come. The kids were a hoot and loved jumping off the dock into the water --- they have gotten so brave! Can't wait til the next lake weekend!

Enjoy the pics :)

Laila was fearless jumping off the dock!

Sweet Sam cuddling with Mrs. Marie ;)

Sadlow group shot! Missed you B and C!

Liz and Sam hanging out by the water

Me and hubs on the dock

Liz and the kiddos searching for "see-sells"

girl time, reading, and homemade popsicles :)

My "Red, White, and Blue" popsicles! Delish. (Recipe to come.)

Lounging on the couch

More reading time...yes, that is Good Housekeeping ;)

The End!!