Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The movie version is another favorite of mine. I can't resist it anytime it's on tv. John Cusack is such a great actor that I'll watch him in just about anything! Clint Eastwood did a great job directing it. I like how everyone in the movie seems authentically southern, even if they aren't. Some of the accents are a little thick, but none of them seem put on, which usually bothers me about movies based in the south that don't feature southern actors.
Sassy Lady Chablis! I still haven't seen her show in Savannah, but I hear it is quite exciting!
One of my favorite quotes is by John Cusack's character, after he realizes that things are a little bit different down south:
'I've only been here three days and it's just a shooting, but give it time, okay. This place is fantastic. It's like Gone With the Wind on Mescalin. I know you're my agent. Listen to me, they walk imaginary pets here, Garland. On a f-ing leash. Alright? And they're all heavily armed and drunk. New York is boring!'
Mercer House is featured in the movie and one of the spots I'll have to put on my places to see and photograph on my next trip to Savannah.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I'll have to decide what to subscribe to now. Got any suggestions? Food & Wine? Bon Apetit?I hear that Cook's Illustrated is really good, but I love a magazine with delicious food photos...
Monday, September 28, 2009
(Don't tell anyone, but the preview looks so good that I got a little misty! Lord knows what will happen when I see the entire thing...)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
According to the calendar it is officially fall, but here in Georgia it's barely feeling like fall weather. Thankfully, the temperatures are finally starting to cool off! Pretty soon it will be great camping weather, which I am really looking forward to.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
If you take just a little bit of time and planning you can save a ton of money! Here's a few tips:
- Traditional Coupons: Each Sunday I buy the paper. Sunday is the best day for coupons and it really doesn't take that much time to clip them out, 15-20 minutes tops. Plus you get the sale papers for all the grocery stores and Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc. so you can see who has the best deals each week.
- Online Coupons: I check online each week also for coupons. You simply check which ones you'd like and print them out for the store. My favorites are Coupons.com, CoolSavings.com, and CouponMom.com
- Store Savings Card: I don't leave home without my Kroger or BiLo card. You'll almost always save money even if you don't have your regular coupons. And if you do, you can save double with card savings stacked on top of your paper coupons.
- Online Coupons on your Store Savings Card: Sites like Shortcuts and Cellfire will send coupons directly to your store savings card once you register. You choose your coupons, they're sent to your card. You can even print out your shopping/coupon list to take to the store with you.
With a little work and planning you can save a ton of money and you might even find some fabulous new products that you love. Either way, it's a win-win!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Darling when you're twirling
On the floor
Who cares about tomorrow?
What more is tomorrow?
Than another day.'
And I've loved others too
But I loved them cause they were stepping stones
On a staircase to you...
And I dream of children
We can call our own
Watch 'em run around in the front yard
From the front porch of our home'
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday used to be my favorite night for tv. Now it's running a close second to Monday nights. We're considering getting tivo, just so I can keep up with all of my favorites. Here are a few:
The Big Bang Theory (Also referred to in our house as 'The Nerds')
You can't help but love the guys on this show. They're so nerdy and intelligent that they are socially awkward, but really heartwarming! I've liked Sheldon (Jim Parsons) since he was in Garden State with Zach Braff. A few of them also remind me of some guys I used to know in college.
How I Met Your Mother
I can't get enough of Barney/Doogie/Neil Patrick Harris or Jason Segel! They are hilarious! I also wish we had a neighborhood bar and that it was as cool and laidback as MacLaren's and that most of our friends lived close enough to hang out with us at said bar 24/7.
An oldie but a goodie, I'm always curious about whether these folks really make it in the end. And, I feel terrible for their families, who are at their wits end, if this it what it takes to make the situation change.
Hoarders on A&E
I'm sad that the first season of Obsessed was kind of short, I really got into it. But, in its place is the new show Hoarders which shows compulsive hoarders trying to get out of the hole they have dug themselves into. I only wish they'd go more in-depth iwth the treatment. Can you imagine if you're house looked like this? And if it did, could you clean it in 2 days?!? (I was nice and spared you the photo of the food hoarders who don't throw anything out!) This show makes me want to obsessively clean my house, which is probably a good thing!
No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain
He's just so snarky and smart, and I can't get enough! Plus, who wouldn't want to travel the world with him, eating at greasy spoons and drinking in dive bars? Sign me up please!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Cooler weather makes it much more bearable to be outside. We love to go camping and I especially love fairs and festivals, where there is a good chance that you'll find some delicious fried food like funnel cakes or fried oreos...delish!
We also get to celebrate one of my favorite holidays during the fall-Fakesgiving! It's a tradition that started about 5 or 6 years ago at my best friend's house, when we all decided to have Thanksgiving dinner together before we went home to our families. It's the kind of event where you enjoy the food and drinks of Thanksgiving without any of the stress. It really is a ton of fun! I'm hoping to cook even more this year and include some of my new favorite recipes.
Let's hope that this fall is fabulous!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I'm so proud of my first garden! (This either makes me an old lady or a dork...)
The first ripe tomato of the season:
Monday, June 22, 2009
My favorite farmstand in Edgefield, SCDelicious fruits!
Papa enjoys his cake at Father's Day Lunch:
I hope everyone else had a fabulous Father's Day weekend!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sauteed Summer Squash
Fresh Green Beans