A Bathroom Update

Thursday, April 24, 2014 1 comment

Since day one of living in the condo, I've had lots and lots of ideas for projects I want to do, things I want to update, and many many other things to make our first house our home. Needless to say, my "honey do" list has gotten pretty long (sorry, Jeremy!). Well, this past weekend we tackled one thing I've had on my list since the very beginning. We painted the bathroom.

There are no windows in the bathroom so there is no natural light. The dark beige that it was painted made it feel so sterile and not very homey at all. This needed to change. We decided to go with a very pretty light bluish grey color (it's Behr Salt Glaze for anyone interested). It came out so much better than I imagined!! The room feels so much brighter!!

In addition to giving the bathroom a new paint job, we also updated the shower curtain which adds to the drastic difference.

I absolutely love the way the bathroom is turning out! Don't worry, I still have a few more projects in mind that I want to accomplish in this little space.

PS. I think it's funny that even my camera seems to like the new paint!!

Wedding Wednesday: Thank You Notes

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3 comments

One thing I've done a whole lot of during this wedding planning process is write thank you notes. Lots and lots of thank you notes! Having a huge list of notes to write is a good problem to have. I am truly blessed to have so many incredibly generous and loving people in my life.

I decided to go all out and get some beautiful personalized cards from Minted. I love that they're simple, they're blank on the inside, andddd they are so perfect for this chapter in my life. I love being a soon-to-be Mrs and am so excited to be Mrs. Long! For those of you counting down with me, we're 37 days away!!!

Linking up with:  Wedding Wednesday

Must Eat Memphis: Miss Polly's

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3 comments
Miss Polly's Beale Street // Ten Feet Off Beale http://www.tenfeetoffbeale.com Miss Polly's Memphis Chicken and Waffles Miss Polly's Fried Pie // Ten Feet Off Beale
As a northerner, the first time I heard the phrase "chicken and waffles" I was perplexed. I mean, fried chicken and a breakfast waffle absolutely do not go together. Or do they. Well, ever since Jeremy and I first met he's mentioned how much he loves chicken and waffles. So, we found a hole in the wall on world famous Beale Street that has some pretty killer chicken and waffles.

I highly suggest stopping into Miss Polly's and having some!! Whether you eat them like I do, with just some maple syrup, or you go all out like Jeremy with hot sauce andddd maple syrup (weird sounding but apparently it's amazing), you won't be disappointed by this southern meal.

Don't forget to order a fried pie for dessert!! 

PS. Their mac and cheese was also pretty great.
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Italian Easter Bread

Friday, April 18, 2014 2 comments
Italian Easter Bread Italian Easter Bread   
Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I just the pastel colors, the blooming flowers, and of course, the most important aspect, Jesus' resurrection. There are so many very fond memories from my childhood that revolve around Easter. One of the things that comes to mind is Easter bread. One day, I was scouring Pinterest and saw a picture of these adorable little loaves of Easter bread.  This immediately brought to mind the Easter bread that we always had growing up, however, instead of little individual loaves, we always had one big one. I immediately hit "pin" and knew I was going to attempt to make this, even though I am not exactly the best in the kitchen.

I'll be honest, I went into this recipe knowing it would be a challenge. I was very pleasantly surprised. It all came together relatively simply anddd it actually tastes just as good as it looks (if not better). This Italian Easter bread is a sweet bread so it's enjoyed alone, or just with some butter. Plus, the dyed eggs make them oh so cute!

Since I didn't adapt the recipe at all, I'm just going to share a link to the original source. I definitely recommend making this!

Hoppy Easter to you and all your families!!! 

Another Fix

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7 comments
Reagan Crochet Detail Tribal Print Tank - Stitch Fix / Ten Feet Off Beale
When I received my Stitch Fix box the last time, I was hesitant to post pictures on my blog. I was self-conscious and didn't know if it would be well received. Well, it turns out, you guys like seeing what other people are sent by Stitch Fix! Sooooo, I thought I'd ask you guys for help again. Which items should I keep this time??

What is Stitch Fix?? This post should help!!
Krissa Mixed Print Henley Blouse - Stitch Fix / Ten Feet Off Beale
Kye Jersey Printed Swing Skirt - Stitch Fix / Ten Feet Off Beale Sugar Dot Print Fit & Flare Dress - Stitch Fix / Ten Feet Off Beale Emmet Marled Knit Open Cardigan - Stitch Fix / Ten Feet Off Beale

Are you interested in being sent your very own Stitch Fix?? Sign up here! Seriously, you will absolutely LOVE it!


Le Bonheur Easter Party

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3 comments

In Memphis, we have a fabulous Children's hospital, Le Bonheur. The adorable stitched heart logo of the hospital is very recognizable to anyone in the area. Well, we happen to be friends with Le Bonheur's Child Life Special Events Coordinator, Amy. This very very special friend of ours is responsible for raising the spirits of the patients. What an amazing job. Not only is she one of the most creative people I have ever met, but her heart is so loving and she is passionate about the role she plays for this hospital.

This weekend was the Le Bonheur Easter Party. We decided to stop by to say hello to our friend, Amy, and to see the pure joy on everyone's faces. This party was incredible. Every little detail was executed to perfection. There was a parade, the Easter bunny was there, a giant Easter basket, face painting, a petting zoo, an egg hunt, and hundreds of bunny ears!

This party didn't just lift the children's spirits, but it totally lifted mine. It's so amazing how much happiness a little fun can bring into people's lives.
We also found the real Easter bunny ;)


Bark in the Park

Monday, April 14, 2014 3 comments
Bark in the Park Levitt Shell
Last week was a pretty crummy week (hence the lack of blog posts around here). So, on Saturday, Jeremy really want to lift our spirits. Without telling me where we were going, we hopped in the car and he drove us out to the Levitt Shell. This was where he asked me to spend the rest of our lives together. Since the weather was absolutely beatuiful, he expected that we would just sit and talk and just spend time being with each other, something we both desperately needed.

Well, that didn't quite go according to plan. To our surprise, when we pulled up to the Shell, there was a Bark in the Park event going on! It was being run by the Greyhound adoption association here in Memphis and it was exactly what we needed. There was live music, lots of pups, and warm sunshine. We grabbed a spot on a bench and just hung out listening to some of our favorite rockabilly music (lots of Elvis, Johnny Cash, and even some Beatles!), talking, and just watching all the dogs play.

I only wish Harrison was there with us!!

Some Facts

Thursday, April 10, 2014 11 comments

Lately there have been a bunch of new readers around here so I thought I'd let you guys in on some facts about me you might or might not already know!! Just a warning, they are all incredddddibly random :)

Oh, and before you leave, leave a comment with something fun and interesting about yourself!!

- Sometimes, I wake myself up sleep talking. My future husband (eeeeee 50 days!!) is probbbbbably in for some interesting conversations in the middle of the night. (Sorry, Jeremy)

- I have seen every single episode of The Office hundreds of times (no exaggeration). Seriously, it will never get old.

- I have been to Space Camp! #nerdalert

- I was a high jumper in high school and even made it to the State finals.

- Singing in the Rain is my all time, hands down, favorite movie EVER! If you haven't seen it. You MUST!!

- I was (and still am) a diehard Backstreet Boys fan. Although I guess mayyyyyyyybe JT is starting to grow on me. It's hard not to like him when you live in Memphis.

- The summer before I moved to Memphis I auditioned for American Idol with my best friend, Mary. No, we didn't get on the actual show but it was an amazing and incredibly fun experience!

- My dream job is to be a Disney princess. Seriously, I think I'd be really good at it!

- I think I might have an unhealthy obsession with coffee. I'm pretty much useless in the morning until I have at least one cup.

- In college I was a Game Presentation Intern for the Philadelphia Flyers. Yes, it was as awesome as it sounds. I was responsible for creating graphics to be used during the game. I even got to see the team go all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals!

Well, There you have it!! Some random little tidbits about me!! Don't forget to leave a comment with something interesting about yourself :)


Life Right Now

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4 comments

This is pretty much what the condo looks like these days. There are wedding projects everywhere! I'm so looking forward to sharing all the details on my blog, but until then, I'll be crafting away and watching Singing in the Rain on repeat.


Friday Giveaway

Friday, April 4, 2014 8 comments
Happy Friday!!! I've been pretty quite around the blog this week, but you know what, sometimes I just don't have much to say. I will say though that today, I'm making it up to everyone! Together with Rebekah from Blue Giraffes & Concrete Jungles, we are having a little happy giveaway for YOU! How would you like to win some coffee andddd a custom embroidery hoop? Well, all you have to do is meet the adorable Rebekah and enter using the widget below! Oh, anddd have a great weekend :)

"Hi I'm Rebekah from Blue Giraffes and Concrete Jungles, a lifestyle blog about myself and my crazy adventures in NYC! I'm a nanny in the big city, and planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2016. This blog is a mix of reviews, yummy recipes, and just some fun stories about the NYC nanny life. Come stop by and say hello!"

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