My Weekend in iPhone Photos

Oh Hey! Happy May!


I was away from the blog a bit last week because:

  1. I realized that the wedding is nearly five months away and there were a few things on our to-do list that I’d been neglecting, such as registering, finding a florist and deciding on an invite design. Happy to say we got a lot accomplished and I successfully registered for 900 KitchenAid mixers because I couldn’t decide what color I wanted.
  2. I needed to hate-watch the entire fifth season of Girls in two nights. Does anyone else love and hate this show at the same time?

Anyway, I owe you guys some GIVEAWAY WINNERS so let’s get on that, shall we?

The winner of a sample pack of Smiling Hara Tempeh and Hempeh is Annamarie V.

The two runners-up, who will each receive coupons to use in the Smiling Hara store and stickers, are Laura and Allison.

Congratulations, ladies! Please shoot me an email at with your contact info.  You have until midnight tomorrow (May 3) to get in touch with me.  If I don’t hear from you, I will pick another winner on Wednesday, May 4.

Filo Latte

So I don’t know about you guys, but I had a pretty awesome weekend.  It started on Friday (yes, weekends start on Friday) with a coffee date at Filo with Gary of AskAsheville and Jenny and Bryan of HeartisTree Studios.

Actually, let’s back up, my weekend actually started with dress shopping, because duh.

Dress Shopping at Minx Boutique

I posted this pic on Instagram and Facebook over the weekend, but for those of who haven’t seen it, tada! In my quest to find a dress to wear to my bridal shower in July I wandered into Minx Boutique on Lexington Ave in downtown Asheville.  The ladies working there were incredibly helpful and I could have kissed the one who suggested this dress for me.  I don’t know that I’ll wear it to my shower, but I can definitely see wearing it all summer long! So cute!

After trying on 5 million dresses, I was definitely ready for an iced latte, so I headed over to Filo.  Jenny and I were intrigued by the vegan and vegetarian options so we ordered spanakopita and a hummus plate to snack on.

Filo Hummus Plate

Yum! I could have eaten five more spanakopita. I also bought a huge chocolate walnut brownie to share with Jeff later that night.

We hung out at for a bit and then it was off to Whole Foods to stand in their refrigerated beer section for 10 minutes because it was hot out and I like beer.

Whole Foods Beer Fridge

Don’t judge.

Avocados were on a 5 for $5 sale and I bought all of them.

I also contemplated setting my throat on fire with this Scorpion Cheddar Cheese

Scorpion Cheddar

Skin and eye irritation, y’all.

Scorpion Cheddar

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Then it was home to make burritos with slow cooker refried beans and tons of guac. A perfect Friday night dinner if you ask me.

On Saturday, I had Indian for breakfast.  I slept until noon. I haven’t done that in YEARS. Too much dress shopping and scorpion cheddar, I guess.  Five minutes after I woke up, Jeff called me and asked me to meet him and our friend Susan at Mela for lunch.  So off I went and it was delicious.

We went to three outdoor stores on Saturday.  THREE. Then two on Sunday. That’s FIVE in one weekend. Jeff was looking for some very specific camping gear and finally found it at REI on Sunday.

Before that, we took a beautiful drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Funnel Top Overlook on Blue Ridge Parkway

And ended up in Waynesville, NC.

Waynesville, NC

Where we ate lunch and then chilled with a random cat at Panacea Coffee Company.

Panacea Coffee Roasters

Our beautiful weekend ended with homemade pizza and Game of Thrones. What more could you ask for?


The end.

Have a wonderful Monday! <3

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  1. Hey, Girl, that dress is beautiful, just like you! And that pizza wasn’t so bad looking either! Love, Mom

  2. Love the dress and post reminder that weekends (albeit busy sometimes) should be filled with frolic and fancy as a means of being both productive and restorative Really enjoyed this post!

  3. That dress!!!! LOVE.

    I loved Girls at first, became angry at it and hated it for a while and then eventually gave up watching because it was just making me crazy. All of which means it’s a great show, LOL.

    5 months!!! Woah.

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