01 October 2015

Oxford Maker's Market - This Saturday!

I have been stitching embroidery hoops like crazy lately because this Saturday, I will be packing up my inventory and heading down to the Oxford Maker's Market in Oxford, Mississippi. This will be the first time Ten Feet Off Beale will have a tent at a market like this!! I'm super excited andddd a little nervous, but I know it will be a great time.

I just checked the weather forecast and it is supposed to be an absolutely gorgeous fall day. The perfect day to head down to Oxford, Mississippi and mosey around the beautiful town square, at the Oxford Maker's Market, of course! Did I mention there will be live music? Yep. It will definitely be a fun time.

So, not only will I be there with my husband (duh) but Midtown Glassworks will also be there! They're really good friends of ours that you might remember being mentioned on this here blog last year. Check out the post I wrote to see a little behind the scenes of the gorgeous glass art they create.

Speaking of behind the scenes, here's a little preview of my display!

Psssssst I will also have a very special Ten Feet Off Beale prize pack for the first person who finds my tent at the Oxford Maker's Market and mentions that they read this on my blog! So, if you're in Memphis or nearby in Mississippi, I definitely suggest spending your Saturday on the square. Come say hello!

24 September 2015

LYFE Kitchen

There's a new healthy restaurant in town and I couldn't be happier! We finalllllly had the chance to try the new LYFE Kitchen and it definitely lived up to my expectations. Even though LYFE Kitchen is a chain, this is unlike anything we have in town. It's fast casual dining, meaning you order at the counter and then they bring the food to your table, anddddd it's probably the healthiest menu I have ever seen. I mean, they don't even have soda. Instead, they have amazingly delicious flavored water... I recommend the cucumber mint.

Probably one of my favorite things was the herb wall when you walk in. Seriously, I want this in my house!!

I had the Buffalo Chicken Wrap and Jeremy had the Farmhouse Burger and we both gave them a thumbs up. This will definitely be a place we go to again when we're in that part of town.

Another awesome part? They're planning to open a LYFE Kitchen downtown!!! I bet we will be regulars.

23 September 2015

The Long Trip to NOLA


A few weekends ago, Jeremy and I were able to get away for a quick weekend trip to New Orleans. It was my first time there and I absolutely loved it! The city, the food, the history, everything completely blew me away and we had the best time exploring and discovering new things.

Our first day there, we decided to take the streetcar over to the Garden District. It's an area of town a few minutes outside of downtown and the French Quarter. There are just blocks and blocks of gorgeous old houses and the cutest little section of Magazine Street full of shops and resteraunts. We had the best time strolling along Magazine stopping into stores and, of course, leave it to us to find some amazing donuts. We loved District Donuts so much that we came back here on our way out of town on Sunday!

The trees all have Mardis Gras beads stuck in them!! I thought it was awesome.

The next day, we spent our time in the French Quarter. I found a free walking tour online that we followed. It was a great way to see a large portion of the French Quarter and also a way to learn what all the gorgeous buildings were that would have otherwise just walked by. I thought the French Quarter was just beautiful! I kept saying that I felt like I was in Europe. Buildings are pretty old in Memphis, not this old, though! It was amazing.

Of course, we ate beignets at Cafe du Monde, but the restaurant that really stands out in my mind is Napoleon House. We liked it so much that we went there twice in one weekend! The house that the restaurant is in was built for Napoleon Bonaparte to live in while he was in exile. Unfortunately, he died before he ever made it there, but, for some reason, the name stuck! It's a gorgeous restaurant with a courtyard and seriously amazing food.

We also really enjoyed our dinner at Evangeline. They also have an amazing courtyard to just hang out and enjoy a delicious New Orleans meal.

So, to sum it up, I loved New Orleans!! I would absolutely go back. I know there is more to explore and ton more restaurants to try :)

15 September 2015

2 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Pie Spice

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I get it. It's totally predictable, but I can't help it! I love Pumpkin Pie Spice everything. I get maybe a little too excited when I see pumpkin items popping up on the shelves at Walmart. I mean, really, I love it all. Candles, muffins, lattes, even the mini pumpkins I use to decorate my house. My two favorite ways to enjoy pumpkin in the autumn though have got to be in my morning coffee and in a bowl of ice cream. Yes, ice cream. Keep reading, it will make sense. I promise!!


Coffee creamer is a staple around here. It's the easiest and best way to make a simple cup of coffee perfect. Especially when the creamer is Pumpkin Pie Spice! This International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer is my favorite thing to add to my coffee as I run out the door in the morning. In my opinion, this is even better than the super expensive pumpkin lattes you can get out there.

Ice Cream.

Here in Memphis, it still feels like summer so my next favorite way to enjoy pumpkin is in some homemade ice cream using a secret ingredient... International Delight Coffee Creamer. It's so easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and comes out creamy and absolutely delicious. Even my pumpkin skeptical husband likes this!


The homemade ice cream recipes I've used in the past have all had lots of milk and cream, so I figured I could easily substitute flavored coffee creamer, and man oh man did it turn out better than I expected!! I used my Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker attachment and the results were pretty much perfect. Here's the recipe I put together:  

What are your favorite ways to incorporate pumpkins into Autumn? 

So, did you know that some Walmarts are having demos?? Well, they are. Check out this list and see when there is one near you. It'll be the perfect time to pick up your own coffee creamer to make some ice cream.

09 September 2015

Wore // My New 'Do

Notice anything different? That's right, I now have bangs!!!! I've been taking about this for a while and finally decided to give it a try. It's been a few days and so far, so good. I figured this is the perfect 'do for autumn and even though it still very much feels like summer, this is a new season for me for sure.

So, all you ladies out there with bangs, any tips for me??

And, you know, to keep it real.... not all pictures are good ones. Jeremy really captures me at my best haha.

Top : Stitch Fix 

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08 September 2015

Ronald McDonald House of Memphis

I had the opportunity last week to visit the Ronald McDonald House that's located right by downtown Memphis. Let me just say, this is truly an incredible place.

As someone who very closely has dealt with cancer and the effects it can have on a family [I lost my father last year to a long battle with cancer], having a place like Ronald McDonald House can make all the difference. Not only does it provide a comfortable place for families to be together while they're in Memphis for treatment, but it also gives them a community of people who understand what they're going through unlike anybody else.

The purpose of this Ronald McDonald House is to give families a home, at no charge whatsoever, for the time their child is undergoing treatment at St. Jude. Patients come from all over the world to be treated at St. Jude, so having a place to stay with a comfortable bed, food, and especially no cost is a game changer.

As I was walking through the house I kept uttering "they've thought of everything" and they really have. The families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House here are given their own rooms, but throughout the House there are common areas where the kids and families can all gather to play games, watch movies, and just be together.

When I'm away from home for an extended period of time I miss a good home cooked meal. In addition to volunteer groups who come in to cook for the families staying here, there are kitchen stations (in recognizable McDonald's colors) that families can use to cook a meal just like they would at home. Everything that they could need is there for them to use.

The teenagers even have a place all for themselves. I mean, when you're 16 the last thing you want to do is spend allllll you time with your parents! The teens get their own key to a room specifically designed for them. A place where they can hang out.

These things only just scratch the surface. There are dining halls, play areas, outdoor playgrounds, a fitness gym, and so much more. Daily, the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis is changing lives and helping families in truly incredible ways.

Here are some ways you can help:

Donate Pantry Items - there is a well stocked area full of individually packaged snacks (gotta be mindful of germs!) that everybody staying in the Ronald McDonald House has access to. Recently, my department at work (it's true, blogging is not my only job) ran a drive to collect pantry items. It's a simple way to help. I mean, how many times are we at the grocery store? Why not pick up a few extra snacks while you're there. Here's a list of items that they are always looking for.

Collect Pop Tabs - yes, those little tabs on your soda cans actually can make a difference. The Ronald McDonald House takes the collected pop tabs and recycles them. Last year, they received more than $31,000 from pop tabs alone. Yeah, those are valuable little buggers!! You better believe we have a little spot in our kitchen now to gather the pop tabs we accumulate.

Volunteer - Between hosting a themed night for the families, cooking a meal, or simply giving a few hours around the House, there are so many different avenues to donate your time and volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Be sure to check out the information on their website.

02 September 2015



The easiest way to step up an outfit? Adding an amazing necklace!! When I got this one in the mail, I was blowwnnnnn away. It is gorgeous!!! It was sent to me by Happiness Boutique and oh my, their stuff is ahhhmazing.

Anyways, I'm wearing my white jeans as much as I can these days because once it's Labor Day, they get put in the back of my closet until next year. Right? That's still a thing? No white after Labor Day? I'm trying not to wish away Summer but I will say I am looking forward to chunky sweaters and scarves.... my favorite!

Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique // Jeans: cabi // Top: One of my Stitch Fix keepers 

andddd because I like to keep it real.... there are always some interesting outtakes.


PS. It's my Birthday!!!! To celebrate, over on my shop, if you use code BIRTHDAY you get 27% off!! 27? Because that's how old I am!

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31 August 2015

Renaissance Faire

Huzzah!! This weekend we were able to attend the inaugural Mid-South Renaissance Faire and it. was. awesome. Overall a great day of merriment and fun.

The Faire was at Shelby Farms and the theme was the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. There was period entertainment like jousting, musical performances, and juggling. There was maypole dancing, ice cream, and tomato throwing. Pirates, Mermaids, and Knights. Archery, turkey legs, and sword fighting. The Queen herself was even in attendance!

We're already looking forward to the next faire!

... Not to mention another reason to wear my flower crown again :)