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Monday, April 29, 2013

I LOVE the weekend recap

This weekend we were in Boone, NC celebrating two wonderful couples. We also got to spend some time with my sweet in-laws.

Saturday morning, I attended a bridal shower for my friend, Kim. I LOVED spending time with these fabulous friends. 

Isn't she beautiful?


Later that night, Michael and I attended a joint engagement party for our friends Ryan & Kim and Joel & Nicole. We LOVE these two couples and are so excited for their future together. 

Presenting Kim & Ryan with their gift.

Ryan painted this picture for Joel & Nicole & David made the frame. It looked amazing!

Shae presented Joel & Nicole with a starter gun for their son, Colt. 

All the guys. 

All the girls.

Congrats Kim & Ryan and Joel & Nicole. LOVE y'all!
LOVE, sje

Friday, April 26, 2013

I LOVE Friday's Fancies

Today's Friday's Fancies with Allison at Long Distance Loving: April Showers...

Rain boots are a shoe that I never think about buying until it is raining. It's also very hard to find a cute pair of rain boots that are reasonably priced. I saw these rain boots and fell in LOVE with them and the price. It wasn't long until I had an entire outfit picked out to match those boots.

April Showers


Tinley Road blouse
piperlime.gap.com


Hooded jacket
target.com



Rubber-boots
yesstyle.com




Have a great weekend!
LOVE, sje

ps: this is my 300th post - crazy!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I LOVE Poogan's Porch

Thank you all for your well wishes and kind words yesterday. I am so excited to see what our 3rd year of marriage has in store for us.

Last night, Michael and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary at Poogan's Porch. If you are in Charleston, you must go to this restaurant. It is delicious! Here's a glimpse into our celebration:



 We chose the Mac & Cheese (duh!) as one of our appetizers. It was fabulous. We decided we are going to start putting Gouda cheese into our homemade recipe after eating this appetizer. We also had the Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer. Those were also delicious and were gone before I thought to take a picture - sorry!

I ordered the Sweet Tea Glazed Salmon. It was good....basic salmon but still good.

Michael order the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. We both (yes, both) LOVED this dish. The chicken literally melted in your mouth. If you like fried chicken, get this dish!



Remember I told you that I had a surprise for Michael? I ordered this Brut from our favorite winery, Clos Du Val, in Napa, CA. We LOVED this Brut and I can't find it anywhere here so I had them ship it to me. I think he was pleased :) It tasted as delicious as I remembered.

Our anniversary was wonderful and I am so glad we finally tried Poogan's Porch. Again, if you are in Charleston - GO!
LOVE, sje

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I LOVE our 3 year anniversary

Today marks the 3rd year that Michael and I have been married. These years are flying by and I have LOVED every day. Remember last year when I gave you some anniversary tips? We both have to work a full day today but we're making sure to still make the day special. This morning we had a breakfast date at Starbucks. Tonight we are headed downtown for dinner. We have never been to Poogan's Porch but we have only heard great things about it so we decided to make reservations there. I can't wait to try it out! Any recommendations on what to order?

We aren't giving each other our gifts until this weekend. As I told y'all last year, Michael and I exchange the traditional wedding gifts each year to narrow down our gifting options. At your 3 year anniversary, the traditional gift is leather so we decided to buy each other new cowboy boots. There is one particular store in Boone, NC that Michael LOVES to buy boots from and since we will be there this weekend we figured we would wait to buy our boots until then. I do have one small surprise gift for Michael (get your heads out of the gutter) that I am so excited to give him. I'll fill y'all in on the surprise tomorrow.

Happy Anniversary, Sug! I LOVE you!



LOVE, sje

Friday, April 19, 2013

I LOVE Friday's Fancies

Today's Friday's Fancies with Allison at Long Distance Loving: Nice + Neon!

I don't usually shop at Victoria's Secret for clothing but I came across this dress and couldn't resist using it in my Friday's Fancies. Isn't it the perfect summer dress?! I think it needs to be in my closet, asap.


Have a great weekend! 
LOVE, sje

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I LOVE Boston

Honestly, I've never been to Boston but my LOVE and prayers are overflowing for that city. Yesterday was another reminder of the constant battle between good and evil. Even though it seems that evil is winning we as believers know that Christ will overcome. Christ will win the battle. Are you with him? God is definitely on our side. In times like these, I keep reminding myself of Psalm 36:10, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

My church, Seacoast Church, has a worship album that you can preview here. On the album, is a song called, Be Still. As I listened to it this morning, I knew I had to share the lyrics with you.


Be Still
by Brandon Lake, Martin Chalk

In the quiet
In the stillness of the night
In the searching
When I'm looking for the light
When I'm broken
And my heart has lost it's way
In the worry
When I feel I'm far away

CHORUS
I will be still and know
You are with me,You are with me
I will be still and know
You are for me,You are for me
I will be still and know, You are God

In the waiting
When I'm listening for Your voice
In the calling 
When I'm shouting through the noise
Every moment
Every mountain that I face
Every season
Every trial thrown my way

CHORUS
I will be still and know
You are with me,You are with me
I will be still and know
You are for me,You are for me
I will be still and know, You are God


LOVE, sje

Friday, April 12, 2013

I LOVE Friday's Fancies

Today's Friday's fancies with Allison from Long Distance Loving: All about the shoes!

I saw these shoes and immediately fell in LOVE with them. Aren't they fabulous?! If I wore heels as high as these, I would wear them with the outfit I created below:

All about the shoes!



Have a great weekend!
LOVE, sje

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I LOVE my spring wish list

Most of you know my LOVE for Forever 21. In my opinion, you can't beat its trendy clothes and inexpensive prices. Yes, I LOVE a fabulous designer piece every now and then but most of the time I can't fathom paying a high price for something that I'll only wear a couple times. As I was online window shopping recently, I easily created my Forever 21 spring wish list:

Spring Wish List


Dress
forever21.com



Forever 21 sandals
forever21.com


Flat
forever21.com


Forever 21 strap sandals
forever21.com


Sandals
forever21.com





Forever 21 rope jewelry
forever21.com





Striped Boat Shoes
forever21.com



What's on your spring wish list?
LOVE, sje