Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Harper Can Walk!

It's official, our little man can walk!! On Friday night Marisa and I saw him take 2 full steps. He has taken one or half steps for several weeks now but that was the first time I saw him take a full stride. Then tonight he had a huge breakthrough. He literally walked across a part of the kitchen. It was adorable. We caught a bit on our camera. I felt so proud of our sweet baby. But it was a bittersweet moment, he is growing up way too fast! Here is the video:


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Three Little Blessings!

I wanted to introduce you to Harper's sweet friends. The Boland triplets are as cute as can be! They were born at 27 weeks and it is absolutely incredible to see how well they are doing now. Charlie and Harper didn't miss a beat. They crawled around after each other and tried to get into things for most of the afternoon. And of course Harper loved both of the sweet girls. Do I detect a future girlfriend? The Boland's journey has been so inspiring. You can check it out on Lucy's blog HERE.  She is one strong and loving mama. And Ben is a fantastic father. What a beautiful family! Here are some photos from a play date last month:


Monday, August 29, 2011

If You Are a Busy Woman...

This website is for you. It is called Hootsuite. It is a social media communications dashboard often used for online brand management. It publishes to websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, and WordPress. It is also a Twitter client.

What that means is it allows you to do all of your social network updates from one easy website. For instance, I don't usually have any free time until Harper is down at night. So at that time I will get on my Hootsuite account and post a few "updates." Hootsuite allows me to schedule what day and what time they will post to my Facebook/Twitter page. So I can post things throughout the day and never have to get on my computer. It is a fun way to stay up to date when you are way too busy to do it yourself. Hope you all enjoy!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Free Chick-fil-A!

I have no self-control when it comes to Chick-fil-a. So I was very excited to hear that they are giving away FREE breakfast.

They are running a promotion where you can get a FREE BREAKFAST ENTREE at participating locations September 6-10.

You have to sign up for this giveaway HERE. ONLINE RESERVATIONS beginning Monday, August 29th.  You choose the Chick-fil-A location, date, time and breakfast entree you desire and they do the rest.


Friday, August 26, 2011

A Wedding To Remember

In June, I was honored to be a part of Marisa and Kent's GORGEOUS wedding. Marisa and I have been best friends since I moved to South Carolina and I absolutely adore her. She has always been an incredible friend and we have so much fun together. She is someone you can always count on and trust. Kent is a lucky man!!!

The wedding was in Jamaica and was a blast! The weather was perfect (hot, hot, hot!) and the resort was  beautiful. I am so glad I was able to make it to all of the fun festivities. 

This was my first time leaving Harper overnight. It was pretty tough... I missed my little man. But it was a nice a relaxing retreat that I definitely needed! We started off the wedding weekend at a welcome cocktail party. It included delicious fruity drinks, a steel drum band, hors d'oeuvres, and an incredible group of people. The next day I spent some time at the beach, swimming in the pool, and I went on a snorkeling adventure. We had rehearsal and a rehearsal dinner that night. The rehearsal dinner was a blast! The food was fantastic and it was a perfect setting. They had tables set-up on the sand, overlooking the ocean. It was picture perfect. The next day we enjoyed a yummy bridesmaid brunch, then we spent the afternoon getting out makeup and hair done. Marisa's mom surprised us and had a violinist come play while we were all getting ready. I thought it was such a special moment! 

The wedding was on the beach and everything was perfect. Marisa looked absolutely gorgeous and she married her prince charming. I couldn't be happier for them!! We spent the rest of the night partying at the reception. They had an awesome band and it was an absolute riot! CONGRATS MR. and MRS. CECIL!!! Love you both very much!

Here are some photos from the weekend:
(you can click on them to make them bigger)


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Southern Tide Affair

One more reason to love Southern Tide...

They had a nice little meet and greet at M. Dumas in Charleston. The gathering included cute models, the founder of Southern Tide, great looking clothes, kegs and Kickin' Chicken. Can't beat that!
If you make your way to Charleston, make sure to stop by M. Dumas!! It is a GORGEOUS store. 

Let it Out!

Do you all feel like it is hard to share exactly what you are thinking or what you are feeling on your blog? The other day I had a realization... I censor 99 percent of the things I would like to say on my blog. I get nervous whenever I start typing up a post. "Will this offend someone? Will this person know I am talking about them? Will this person misinterpret what I write?" And then I end up doing the same ol' same ol.'

It goes like this-
#1) post a cute photo of Harper
#2) Find a few good deals and share them with readers
#3) make my post as "P-G" as possible.

And just like that my blog becomes super cliche and somewhat impersonal. But what exactly is "appropriate" to share? What are your thoughts on the matter? Does anyone have any words of wisdom to go by? Should we just let it all out? Or should we continue on with the "fluff" (as my old professor would say.) I would love to hear your thoughts! 

(And no, I am not just talking about venting when something upsets you. I am talking about discussing more in-depth ideas and subjects. i.e. religion, diet, feelings, relationships, past relationships, lessons learned, trying times...and so on and so forth)

And of course, I will leave you with a photo:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Poe's Tavern-Sullivan's Island, SC

If you are in Charleston, you HAVE to make your way to Sullivan's Island for lunch at Poe's Tavern. Their fish tacos are to die for! I love the spiced Yellowfin Tuna tacos. YUM!! And they have amazing spritzers (I recommend the "Evening Star.")  Erik was off on a shoot so Harper and I made our way to Poe's for a lunch date. He spent most of his time eating Saltine crackers and chewing on the coasters (lovely!)  Here are a few photos from our date:


My Beach Boys


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Great deal on ORGANIC baby food!

To all of you mama's out there... we are trying to do a mostly organic diet for Harper. It tends to be a little more expensive but with good deals, coupons, and Trader Joe's, we have made it feisable. Harper LOVES Earth's Best baby food and this week there is a great deal on it at Ingle's. It is buy one get one free! It is normally 80 cents per jar. So this will make it 40 cents per jar. And to top it off you can get a coupon for the baby food here.  With the coupon, it will make the baby food 26 cents each. Not too shabby for organic baby food! Bon appetite Harper.
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