28 April 2015

Wore // Home T


When you find something good... why change? This would be the reason I make an excuse to ride my bike everywhere, I have a very Memphis-heavy blog (I just love this city), and the reason I have three Home T's.

I've been trying to make the most of this Spring weather before the Summer heat rolls in so I've riding my bike to work most days. Sometimes it's challenging (hello, potholes) but overall I am loving it! I mean, how cute is my bike???

Ever since I put on my first Home T, I knew I had found something good. Well, they keep making different designs and, in my opinion, you can't have too many comfy tees. I already have the t-shirt and the tank so, of course, I would add the baseball t to my collection. Something that makes these shirts even more special is that a portion of the profits goes to multiple sclerosis research.
 


PS. For all you Disney fans out there, this one is absolutely amazing.



This shirt was sent to me courtesy of The Home T however all opinions are entirely my own.

21 April 2015

Homemade Avocado Ice Cream


Yes. You read that title correctly. This deliciously sweet and vibrantly green ice cream is made with real avocados. Lately, Jeremy and I have been on a bit of an avocado kick. We're relatively late to this party, but we've started putting avocados on just about everything... tacos, salads, sandwiches, and now ice cream.

We were watching an old episode of Good Eats and Alton Brown made some avocado ice cream. We knew we had to try this! I'll be honest, I was a little bit scared to take the first bite. The last thing I wanted was for my ice cream to taste like a salad but I was pleasantly surprised! It does taste like avocados but in a completely surprising and delicious way. It's sweet and creamy and definitely refreshing. This will be something we make again.

Here's the recipe I used!



Linking with: Create & Share

16 April 2015

Eating in Memphis - La Michoacana



A few weeks ago, Jeremy and I found ourselves out on Summer and wanted a sweet treat. We finnalllllly were able to try La Michoacana paletas. After years of hearing about and seeing pictures of these treats, the opportunity presented itself to give them a try ourselves. Um. Why did we wait so long???

There were about a million different flavors in the freezer making it incredibly difficult to choose, however, at the same time making me realllly look forward to going back and trying more. This time around, Jeremy ordered the cherry and I had the mint chocolate chip. The ice cream is creamy and the flavors did not taste artificial at all (like some ice cream treats can). You can even see the fresh cherries and pieces of chocolate!

If you've never been, you should go, especially with summer right around the corner. If you have been there, what do you recommend?? When I posted a picture to Instagram, I had several people telling me their favorites!! What should we try on our next visit? (which will absolutely been in the near future)

  

15 April 2015

Stitch Fix: Help Me Choose


One of the best things is coming home to a Stitch Fix box at my door. For someone who has very little time to go strolling through a shopping mall, this is seriously so exciting.

For those who might not know, Stitch Fix is basically a personal shopper. It's an online service that sends a box of items to your door based on a survey you fill out. They are spot on. The most difficult part is choosing what to keep!

Here's where you come in. What should I keep from this box?? There's a survey at the bottom of the post!






If you have never Stitch Fixed, I definitely suggest giving it a try... at least once!

09 April 2015

Skateland


This is probably one of my most favorite things I've done. In person this Skateland sign is so incredible!

Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to enjoy Skateland in it's heyday but I would bet it was awesome. (Does anybody have any good stories???) I'm just happy that this incredible sign is still standing even though this building is no longer the roller rink it once was.



This Memphis hoop is now listed in my shop! Speaking of my Etsy shop, I decided to do something new. Now, if you are local you have the option to get local pickup (you won't have to pay shipping). Simply enter MEMPHIS at checkout.


08 April 2015

The Secret to Staying Hydrated


One of my goals for April is to drink more water. Now that the weather is warming up, it's important to stay hydrated. However, I don't know about you, but I tend to get tired of drinking water all the time and crave other things with more flavor. Not anymore! Enter Dasani Drops Infusions. They totally solve this problem.

The flavors are refreshing and not overwhelming. The tiny bottles are perfect to keep in my purse to encourage me to drink water throughout the day.



Dasani also has flavored sparkling water that is perfect to satisfy those soda cravings I know we all get. Yup, I think this particular April goal will be an absolute success! 



The best part? These are all available at Target!! Any excuse to go to Target is a good one.


This post is sponsored by Dasani and Markerly. I was compensated for my review. As always, all opinions are completely honest and entirely my own. 

02 April 2015

April Goals



April shower bring may flowers.. errr mud. Yes, it's true, in Memphis, May is often just as rainy as April so lots of mud results. I don't mind, though, I would take this over snow any day!!


Here are some things I want to accomplish this month:

>> Try Something New - Ok, I know this one is extremely vague. There are soooooo many events happening in Memphis this month and I definitely want to take part in a few. I just don't know which few yet!! We shall seeeeeeeee.

>> Spend Time Outside - I pretty much complained all winter about the cold. My goal is to take advantage of the beautiful days and do things outside! I work in a corporate office and there are days I don't go outside! There is no excuse for this in the Spring.

>> Drink More Water - It's amazing how much better I feel when I drink a lot of water throughout the day. I want to keep this up and stay hydrated!

>> Spring Cleaning - Lately, I've had the urge to purge. It's time to clean out the closets and get rid of things we don't use.


What things do you want to accomplish this month?

31 March 2015

Looking Back: March



It's hard to believe anotherrrrr month has completely flown by! I guess that's what happens when you're having fun. Anyways, at the beginning of March I set some goals for myself. Let's see how I did, shall we?

>> Take More Pictures - I've actually been better about bringing my camera with me when we go places. I guess there's always room for improvement, though. Both Jeremy and I had fun snapping pictures at the Metal Museum.

>> Make Ice Cream - I did this BUT it was a disaster!!! I pulled out my ice cream maker and tried to make mint ice cream for St. Patrick's Day and it tasted horrible! I still don't know what I did wrong. I muuust try this again and possibly follow one of my tried and true recipes like this one for peach ice cream or this one for cookies & cream.

>> Decorate with Fresh Flowers - I failed at this one, too. I think I was so hopeful that Spring would have sprung entirely, however, we had some cold spells! In April there will be fresh flowers, for sure. I mean, it's hard to leave the Farmer's Market without a bouquet and the market starts back up in April!

>> Create New Embroidery Hoops - I have actually been stitching a whole bunch lately, however, the only new hoop I've shared.... so far.... was this Memphis Grizzlies hoop. I also shared the news that I now do hand embroidery for Cotton Tails, an adorable children's boutique here in Memphis!

>> Find a Pot of Gold - I had the goal to save some money this month. Overall, I think I did okkkkk with this, the biggest issue is grocery shopping!! I don't know how we manage to spend so much money there. We meal plan, and use digital coupon, and still drop loads of dough... any tips?

>> Exercise - Pshh. This is a big fat fail.. I've been so bad with the cold weather and it's hard to get back into the routine. There are rumors around my house that we might be getting bicycles here in the next month or two so that should help :)



So, how was your March?? Bloggers, leave me links! I'd love to read some things you did this month.



PS. There are still a few days left to enter this giveaway for some paypal cash!

24 March 2015

Four Reasons to Visit the Metal Museum


I've lived in the Memphis area for almost five years. I've lived Downtown for almost two. In all that time, the National Ornamental Metal Museum has been practically in my backyard and this weekend was my first visit (#badmemphian). I have absolutely been missing out! The Metal Museum has so much to offer, here are just four reasons why you should visit:



( 1 ) The Art: Duh. You go to a museum like this, you expect to see some art. Well, the art was mind blowing. It's amazing the things people can do with metal!




( 2 ) The View: The Museum is located on the south end of downtown right on the river. The views are spectacular! No wonder this is a popular wedding spot.




( 3 ) The Classes: The Museum offers classes for all skill levels in which you can learn things like blacksmithing and welding. We happened to be there while a class was going on and watched for a bit. It was very hands on and looked verrrry interesting.




( 4 ) The Events: Not only can you book the grounds for your own private event, but there are other unique events sprinkled throughout the calendar. Do you have a broken piece of metal that you need repaired? There are Repair Days at the museum where you can get things fixed. There are also events with live music and food trucks. Some of these even come with free admission. Check out their calendar. I know for sure we will be attending an event or two in the near future.


We had such a great time visiting. I'm already looking forward to going back to this fascinating and unique Memphis museum.

20 March 2015

Cotton Tails


Once again, blogging has given me an opportunity I might not have had otherwise. I am popping in today to share that you can now find Ten Feet Off Beale hand embroidery at Cotton Tails, an adorrrrable children's boutique in the Laurelwood Shopping Center.

So, if you wanted a sweet sweater for a little boy or girl, go to Cotton Tails! I am stitching custom sweaters with names or monograms on sweaters as well as bloomers for baby girls only available there.

There is also a Baby's First Noel ornament available there that I don't have listed in my Etsy shop!

Memphis Moms, if you've never shopped at Cotton Tails your absolutely missing out. It's way too cute.