Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I love Fall.
However, I really struggled with embracing pumpkin season this year.  
I guess I just wasn't ready for September to be over.
Or maybe it's because deep down pumpkin orange combined with mum yellow makes me cringe.
I'm just not a fan of that combo.  
And you know that's all the pumpkin suppliers' go-to presentation...

Anyway, I just couldn't embrace the pumpkins.

Until I saw these.....

Precious Polka dot Pumpkins!

Is this not the cutest thing ever?????????? I'm sure you could recreate
this on your own.I'm just honestly not artistic (or patient) enough 
so I paid a marked up price for someone else to do it for me.

Paula Deen, Y'all!

Most of you probably know at this point, but I met ol' Paula Deen last week. :)  She's just as sweet and southern in person (and honestly way more genuine than they make her appear on TV).  Of course I told her I was from Jesup and that I had my Bridesmaids Luncheon at Lady & Sons...

Hey Bridesmaids!

 Oh, and what you probably don't know is that I got an extra copy of her new Southern Cooking Bible cookbook (autographed, of course) for the highest bidder....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


After wanting to do this all summer, I finally got around to buying a few herbs to plant back in late August/early September so that I could quit spending millions of dollars at the grocery store on fresh herbs.  I know they won't last much longer (especially since it turned Winter here all of a sudden today) but I've already gotten my money's worth by using them for just a couple of dishes.  I have to say that the basil was the most impressive.  It doubled its size (or maybe even tripled - seriously) in just a couple of weeks! These were really easy (and I'm no Green Thumb) and save a lot of money if you like to use fresh herbs!

 Is someone wanting to sign me up for Photography 101 yet?
Doesn't this make you want a big Caprese salad!? Yum!