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Monday, August 18, 2014

Leaving The Mitten

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This week we are packing up our home in Michigan and getting ready for the move to Pennsylvania. It has been a crazy, hectic week full of flooded basements, tearful goodbyes and a super messy house. Pennsylvania you have a lot to live up to... I hope you are ready.


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Monday, August 11, 2014

I Believe In Nashville

A little while ago Scott and I drove down to Nashville for a quick vacation. We were itching to get away and Nashville promised delish food and was only an eight hour drive. We basically ate the entire time we were there, which was fine by us. Scott got his pulled pork, coleslaw and mac one night and I got my biscuits and gravy the next morning (along with some Chick-fil-A on the way down, it may just be one of my favs!) We rented out a room on music row from airbnb and it worked out perfectly. We loved Nashville so much that about six hours of our drive home was spent figuring out how we could move there, it's just that cool. Hopefully we fall for Pennsylvania just as hard! Here's to hoping.


Neither of us are big country music fans, but we loved all of the live music. After day drinking on Broadway and touring the Country Music Hall of Fame I think you could call us slight fans, well I don't know about Scott, he's a rock guy.



The absolute best meal of my entire life. I ate six biscuits and a piece of pie for breakfast dessert...yea, it's a thing.




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Friday, August 8, 2014

Tunes


We listen to a lot of music over here and favor putting a record on over watching TV. Scott plays guitar so he's either strumming away or has something playing. Recently we started treating ourselves to one new record a month and it has been fun growing our collection. I thought I would start a new series of the songs I can't get out of my head each week. This week..

1. I Wanna Be Yours - Arctic Monkeys (this whole album is awesome...it was my pick for July and we have been playing it non stop)
2. Big Black Car - Gregory Alan Isakov
3. The City - Madeon
4. I Need You - M83
5. Out Of My League - Fitz and The Tantrums


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Shoes and Suits


For our wedding I made sure to pick a pair of shoes that I could wear again and again and not just for that one night. And while I might own more than enough heels, they aren't really my favorite type of shoe. I prefer flats and knew the last thing I wanted to be worrying about during the night were sore feet! My mom bought me these sparkly, strappy sandals from J Crew and I could not love them more. They are super comfy and add a bit of fancy to anything I pair them with. It may not be practical for me to wear my wedding dress out anymore (but wouldn't that be fun!) but I can definitely slip on these sandals and be reminded of our day.


Scott on the other hand can wear his suit on other occasions and not look crazy. And lucky me because he looks pretty handsome in that suit. He also got his suit from J Crew.


Last weekend we went to a friends wedding and wore our wedding reminders. We also got to listen to some Michael Buble, which was awesome since our song is My Everything. We didn't get the best picture, but we made sure to snap an usie (us + selfie)!


And a quick shoe photo at home...a shoeie.


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Friday, August 1, 2014

More Pie, Please


I had been wanting to make crack pie for quite a while now, but kept putting it off because it felt too daunting.  I'm not a pie baking virgin, but I am definitely pretty new to the whole process. It's the crust part the really gets me, I can never roll it out into the correct shape, so it always ends up looking like a patchwork quilt. But this recipe doesn't call for a rolled out crust, oh no, that's not tasty enough for a crack pie. This crust is made from crushed up, homemade oatmeal cookies that are then mixed with even more butter. Yea, it's even better than you are imagining. And the inside is so rich and creamy that you literally cannot stop eating it. It sort of reminds me of a pecan pie without the pecans. Give it a try, it really isn't as hard as it seems. Your hard work will be rewarded in the end...trust me. And if not send the pie my way, no hard feelings.

I used this recipe from Bon Appetit and it turned out perfect. I didn't make any changes, even though I was tempted to cut the chill time down. Enjoy, and let me know if you think it lives up to it's name!


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