Monday, September 3, 2012

Big Changes for Fried Pink Tomato!

For the past few weeks I have been debating a few things. First blog. I love my little Blogger blog but I am worried that it doesn't have the design elements and customization capabilities that Wordpress blogs have. I started following several new blogs and I am OBSESSED with their design. Every single one of them is a Wordpress blog. So I started doing research. I am the queen of research. Everything I read points to Wordpress.

So I made the switch! Fried Pink Tomato is officially a Wordpress blog....

Now you can find me at:

Forewarning- the blog is still a work in progress. I am deciding which widgets I should include in my sidebar, which fonts, colors, and elements I like the best. So please excuse the mess over the next few days. Hopefully I will finish up the final touches SOON. In the meantime, please tell me what you think. Is anyone else considering the switch?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Charleston- my favorite city in America

Everyone knows my favorite place in the continental US is Charleston, SC. Erik proposed to me in Charleston. We had our wedding in Charleston. My baby moon was in Charleston. And 80% of our beach trips are to Charleston. I love everything about the city. Every time we go to Charleston we find ourselves trying to figure out a way to move there. Right now Erik is thinking about applying to MUSC. Maybe we will end up there one day!

Southern Tide is hosting an INCREDIBLE giveaway! As they approach 100,000 fans (pretty incredible right?) they are giving away three weekend trips. And guess which city is the first on their list? Yep, you guessed it! CHARLESTON!

One lucky winner will receive a weekend giveaway to the Charleston Place Hotel. We stayed there the weekend we got engaged. It is to die for! They will also receive a $500 Visa gift card towards travel expenses, a rental car for the weekend, dinner for two, and a $1,000 Southern Tide gift card to stock up on gear!

I'm pretty sure I NEED THIS and it is the BEST GIVEAWAY EVER! 

Make sure you check it out here! 

I just entered and my fingers are still crossed.

Anyone else love Charleston as much as I do?!?!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

David Nail- Someone Like You

Since I’ve basically been listening to this song on repeat, I had to share it with y’all. If you’re not familiar with David Nail, he’s one of the hottest new country music stars of today, and I simply love his music.

Normally, when I hear other musicians cover Adele, I start to cringe. Nobody can quite sing like her, but somehow David Nail just pulls it off beautifully.

Oh, and I don’t just like his music. To me, he seems like a really genuine person, a country boy who loves baseball (Just like I do!) and married his long-time sweetheart. It’s hard not to pull for the good guys.

Here’s Nail performing a cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You.” Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Giveaway on the Aestate

I just entered this giveaway on the Aestate blog. It is for a $50 gift card to Poppy Tree Frames. Fingers crossed! I really want to win some of these for our future nursery. Nope, i'm not preggers but I  already have my next nursery planned out. Haha.

Office Makeover Part I

I finally have my own SPACE! My wonderful husband and father helped my vision come to life. I am back working full-time, so I really needed my own office. I primarily work from home and working on my laptop from the couch wasn't cutting it. I had a craft room upstairs but it was a disorganized mess. I love to be super organized so I decided to start drawing out ideas for a nice organized room that I could work out of.

Most of my home has a very neutral palette. I decided to go bold and bright for this space. It's hard to stay happy and cheery when you stare at a computer screen all day. I decided to make this room a "happy" place. After spending too much time looking at craft rooms and offices on Pinterest, I made a list of my favorite design ideas. My favorite idea was converting a closet into a desk space. My dad took down the shelves and built his own. Then he cut out a desktop and secured it into the closet. It is absolutely PERFECT!! I really love the wallpaper. This part of the room is for sewing and crafts. It still has plenty of storage space for all of my crafting crap. I love the hot pink color that we used to paint the wood.

I will share the finished craft room in three parts. This is the first part of the room. Converting the closet to a work space really makes the room seem much bigger. I LOVE IT!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekly Recap

It's really easy to recap an entire week using Instagram photos. Photos from last week:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Farmers Table

This past weekend our family stumbled upon a new restaurant in Spartanburg, SC. I guess it isn't that new (it opened about 4 months ago) but it is new to us. I had no idea this incredible restaurant was located a few miles from my house. It is called The Farmers Table and we absolutely LOVED it. It is located at 401 E Kennedy Street Spartanburg, SC 29302. If you live in the Upstate you have to check it out.

On Saturday we ordered sandwiches. I had the Chicken Salad sandwich and Erik had the Philly Cheese Steak. Delightful. The restaurant uses local farm produce, meats, and ingredients. I love the fact they support other local businesses.

After church on Sunday, we went back to eat lunch. It was delicious! I had eggs benedict, Erik had eggs, bacon, toast, and a yogurt parfait, and Harper had blueberry pancakes. You know the food is tasty when a 22 month old finishes off two pancakes, some of my cheese grits, and a piece of toast. That boy can eat! We washed it down with some of their fresh squeezed juice. I loved everything!

Here are a few pictures from Sunday:

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