January and February have never been my favorite months. It’s bitterly cold most of the time, dark, and just generally depressing. (This is a positive post I promise.) But I’ve had the best January this year that I’ve maybe ever had as I’m finally settling in to my new surroundings. During my years in Memphis, I… Read More Getting personal on being alone.
It’s here. My last day as a Memphian. I’ve been writing this post days before I even knew I was officially leaving because I wanted my Memphis eulogy to be perfect. After a couple weeks of jotting down stuff, it finally struck me that it’s Memphis. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Even when the… Read More I’ve set my sights on where I’m going, and my goodbyes on where I’ve been… Memphis
I am moving soon (in 9 days to be exact), but I’ve been in Memphis long enough for it to be in my blood. I will never not feel like a Memphian. This place is like no other, it doesn’t matter if you weren’t born here, what state you’re from, or where you’re going.… Read More Mandy Does Memphis
Remember when you were little and doctor and dentist offices had those treasure chests you got to dig through and get a prize if you were good during your appointment? Well, I never grew out of that phase. And American Pickers is one of my favorite shows; looking at you- Mike and Frank! (See: borderline… Read More 3 can’t-miss-places for great vintage finds
I am so grateful for the space I am in right now. I’m still pinching myself that 6 days ago Ro let me coordinate her insanely beautiful wedding. Never have I learned so much in 24 hours, nor felt like time stood still like I did this past weekend. It’s taken me 5 days to… Read More Ro + Rob got hitched. And it was pretty dang magical.
Yesterday was “National Proposal Day” and the other half of this blog and I have been planning her upcoming nuptials for months now, and the big date is officially 21 days away! As a special surprise, yesterday our bride’s picture showed up on Southern Bride Magazine’s blog with tips on how to take great engagement… Read More Ro’s Wedding Countdown is ON!
Dreaming of yesterday’s brunch? Yeah, me too. I live in the South and people here like to brunch. Breakfast? Not so much. Brunch? Yes. I think maybe it’s because brunch is an acceptable time to eat more than one would at just an ordinary “breakfast”, and we like our food down here in Memphis. … Read More “Put it in your phone, let’s do some business…” – overheard at Beauty Shop brunch
I am a habitual over packer. I’m usually always that girl who has two of everything, “just incase” I may need it. I’m the coworker who has an extra pen and two bottles of water. Also am sometimes a habitual over-sharer- I just want everyone to always have all the details! I’m an information hoarder,… Read More Preparing for pool parties and Russian nightclubs: what to pack when you overpack.
I’ve never been a big soup eater (see previous post about only eating soup with buttered grilled cheese). I appreciate some substance to my meals; hearty, crunchy bites of food that can’t be sipped through a straw. If my body could stand it I would probably be happiest eating extra crunchy chips – any flavor… Read More I have the permanent crunchies
What I’m liking right now, besides looking to the weekend: This quote. And that Mississippi cotton candy sunset over the pines. 2. This entire outfit. And the jewelry. And the beach. Found on gypsylovinlight.com. 3. A possible DIY: painting this on a canvas myself. Image via: http://www.flagsoforigin.com/ 4. Actually taking the dog on a walk this weekend that… Read More 5 things because it’s Friday