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Quote of the Week 11/11/13

11 Nov

First of all, Happy Veterans Day to all the servicemen & women out there. Thank you for your service!

This weekend was my final wedding of 2013, and it was so much fun. My mom even came down from Greenville to celebrate Ryan & Becca, and it was just a total blast of a weekend.

The other highlight of my weekend was roasting a whole chicken in my crock pot for the first time. I know that this probably isn’t a major feat for any of you out there, but for me it was kind of a big deal. So this week’s quote is in honor of my newfound chicken roasting superpowers. Enjoy!

“You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?”
–Nigella Lawson

I wish I could make spaghetti look that good.

I wish I could make spaghetti look that good.

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Once Upon A Time I Made A Wedding Cake

23 Oct

My schedule is all off-kilter recently due to being sick and out of the country for the past couple of days, so in lieu of a quote this week, I’m going to give you some cake eye-candy to salivate over.

As you guys may have gathered, I baked the wedding cake for my best friends’ wedding 2 weeks ago. It was one of the scariest undertakings I’ve ever foolishly volunteered for, but despite the constant montage playing in my head of things that could go wrong, it actually turned out pretty perfectly. I just wish I’d taken more pictures of the baking / decorating process.

Cake: Southern pecan spice cake
Frosting: Butter pecan cream cheese frosting

I’m not going to give away my secret recipe, but I will say that it had lots of butter in it (so you know it was delicious).

Wedding cake

Just finished, basking in the morning sun

Fall Wedding Cake

Eat your heart out, Pinterest.

Pecan Wedding Cake

A cell phone close-up

Night shot with flash

Night shot with flash

About to cut the cake!

About to cut the cake!

When the photographer posts her professional shots, I’ll be sure to share those with you as well. I hope she got a picture of the inside of the cake, because I definitely forgot.

Quote of the Week 10/14/13

15 Oct

The wedding was amazing, you guys. Seriously, it was the best wedding ever, and I kind of wish it would’ve gone on for like 3 more days. Most importantly, my cake turned out amazing.  I’ll post some pictures tomorrow (and hopefully I’ll get to Taste of Charleston by the end of the week. Sheesh, I’ve been busy!)

Today’s quote comes from The Naked Chef,  Jamie Oliver, and I think perfectly summarizes the way I felt about this weekend.

“If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it’s such a brilliant thing isn’t it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food, it makes you feel good, you know?”
— Jamie Oliver

Although, to be fair, you should probably add "alcohol"

Although, to be fair, you should probably adjust the ending to read “a nice bit of food AND ALCOHOL…”

Quote of the Week 9/23/13

24 Sep

So I’m in a wedding in like 2 weeks. I can’t even handle how fast this is happening, especially because I have not fulfilled my goal of losing 20 pounds before the wedding. If anything, I think I’ve gained weight. But Lily and I are trying to keep each other accountable and stick to the crash diet that we’re on pre-wedding (although that didn’t stop me from eating both Mexican and Indian food this weekend).

In honor of being really bad at dieting, here’s a quote from Meg Cabot.

“Wait. Why am I thinking about Krispy Kremes? We’re supposed to be exercising.”
–Meg Cabot, Big Boned

Crazy cat ladies, unite!

Crazy cat ladies, unite!

Quote of the Week 9/16/13

16 Sep

Thanks to everyone who made my birthday special. It was a great weekend and I had so much fun! But now it’s back to the real world, which means getting ready to be a bridesmaid in 2 weddings in the next 2 months. Time to diet. Wooo.

This week’s quote comes from Jarod Kintz, author of “E-mails from a Madman.” Enjoy your week!

“I want to lose weight by eating nothing but moon pies, which have significantly less gravity than earthier foods such as fruits and vegetables.”
–Jarod Kintz

I know that feel.

I know that feel.

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