How was everyone’s week?! Mine felt a little like playing catch-up, but I’m feeling much, much better about my current work/email situation going into the weekend (not 100% there yet though!) I got to spend lots of time with friends (aka friendsday night + happy hour at The Royal American + an impromptu dinner at Leon’s) which was much needed, and this weekend I’ll be working at Candy Shop Vintage during our awesome pop up with the SoGood. Come say hi!!
Just popping in to share some of the beautiful photos from the most special day with my oldest friend! NC and I have been friends since the day I was born. We grew up playing together, our families had cookouts together, we spent the night every single weekend, etc. She ALWAYS kept us laughing (still true), and she has taught me so much about unwavering faith. Unfortunately, she left me when we were in middle school, but she’s one of those friends that you pick up right where you left off – no matter how long it’s been.
It was so special being a part of one of the biggest days of her life, and I can’t tell you how PERFECT Kyle Adair is for her! The wedding day had a few bumps in the road, but you could see in her face that all she really cared about was walking down the aisle to her groom – thunderstorm or not. Luckily, the weather cleared and we got to watch the sunset as they said their “I do’s,” and it was nothing short of magical!
She let us all choose our own dresses (brave lady!) and they coordinated SO WELL!
<3 <3 <3 I cried a lot. TThe look on her face!!!!!This is the look of anticipation!!! Right before she saw her groom.Annnnnd the sunset really made the rain all worth it. Funny how that works out. When I say this is NC’s perfect match…I’ve never seen anything like it!
Lately we’ve been really trying to be more intentional about getting the girls together every week or so. It can be really hard to find a night that works for everyone (that rarely happens), but it always ends up being the best break from work and the craziness of the week. Today, I’m sharing a few tips to have the best Friendsday Night Dinner (and they may surprise you a little bit.)
1) Pick up a pizza or takeout from your favorite spot (we like the gourmet pizza shop, Mellow Mushroom). When it comes to a girls’ night, you want to be consumed with conversation – not cooking dinner while trying to catch up. Even a potluck type dinner can end up keeping people from joining because they don’t have time to whip something up worth sharing. The easier, the better!
2) Provide some healthier options. It’s never a bad idea to balance pizza and dessert with salad and lighter drinks. Enter IZZE sparkling water. It’s the latest from IZZE – a bold sparkling water with true-to-the-fruit flavors: Blackberry Pear, Mandarin Lime and Raspberry Watermelon. It only has TEN CALORIES per serving with a hint of organic pure cane sugar (1-2 grams). The sparkle makes it more satisfying, and I’m obsessed with the pretty branding. It’s good, right?
3) Enjoy your dessert of choice (that would be hot chocolate chip cookies + ice cream) under twinkle lights in the backyard and maybe spike that IZZE with a little something. Because it’s friendsday night and those are the best nights!
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