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Memphis Downtown Dining Week 2014

One of my favorite Memphis events is coming up: Downtown Dining Week! 


In Memphis we have this weird culture where people who live downtown or midtown complain about the suburbs being "all the way out East" and the suburbanites complain about going "all the way downtown". Mind you at non rush hour times these are 35 minute or less drives. Anyone from NY or Cali please take a moment to roll your eyes and say bitch, please! 
While the tasty locally owned establishment is an exception in the suburbs they dominate the food scene in downtown and midtown, which is why I personally beleive people afraid to cross over the 240 loop are really missing out. To provide an incentive to those who don't frequent downtown on the regular downtown dining week was created to give the downtown restaurants a chance to show off why they are "worth the drive". 
The rules: participating restaurants offer 3 course meals for $20.14, select parking garages offer $1 parking. Tradit…

Not so Glamorous

Like most people I know Facebook is a major source of information on the world outside my home and I check it multiple times a day. Yesterday I came across a great little article on dating that I just had to laugh at: 
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5936874

I understand what the author is saying about romance is easier said than done when kids are in the picture but she is majorly over glamorizing the pre kid single days. Maybe for the first few dates I might have bought a new outfit or spent two hours getting ready but that's not a sustainable way of living and kids have nothing to do with it. Now in my laughter I did have to remind myself that I did in fact spend all afternoon Saturday at the mall but I assure you this is an exceptionally rare occurrence. Just because I don't have kids doesn't mean I spend my nights at fabulous champagne cocktail parties and my days sleeping in until noon. 
This is NOT my life

Ok fine, I just ordered a similar sleep mask off Etsy, but that h…

Fashion Find Friday: cozy sweaters

Usually I'm a big fan of the Target designer collaborations. But looking at the recent Altuzarra collection I didn't see much that I was interested in that hadn't already sold out. But I went into my local Target anyway and the crane sweater caught my eye. 

It was cute but looked a little plain on to warrant the $49.99 priced tag so I put it back and decided if I saw it later I could always change my mind. 
But since I was at Target anyway I decided to wander around a bit and found two sweaters in my size on the clearance rack 

And the one I'm wearing today: 

I scored each one for $11.88. They're both sturdy enough to wear in the winter, especially if layered with a top underneath but not too thick that they can't be worn during early fall, very similar weight to my Lilly Pulitzer sweaters. 
Pretty much anytime I'm in Target I like to swing by the ladies clearance section as its a good place to pick up basics like cardigans and cotton tees or I could find a cut…

Haley's Road to Recovery

Today marks the one month anniversary since Haley was hit by a car after being missing for six days. It seems like such an odd thing to "celebrate" but more so I'm so thrilled with the progress she has made over the past month. Last time I posted about Haley we weren't even sure what her recovery would be, we just knew that we had her and loved her and would do whatever it took to get her better. 
Haley at the overnight vet day of the accident 

The week after her accident Haley went under surgery to have her leg repaired - it had split into four pieces and it took two plates, seven screws and one wire to hold it back together in the hopes that it would heal. For two weeks post surgery we kept Haley in a kennel 24/7 carrying her to go out, feeding her medicine (which is way harder than it sounds for our stubborn girl), icing her leg, coaxing her the eat and drink and petting her head comforting her. Basically if we weren't at work or getting some sleep we were carin…

Fall Crafting - Halloween Wreath

Last night when I left the office I was stunned to see bright sunshine. Between coming in a little later to keep up with the Haley morning routine and keeping up at work, and having an interior, windowless office I haven't seen too much sun unless I go out for lunch. When I got home I looked into my fridge, picked out several of my recently obtained grocery items and cooked dinner. And I know all y'all reading this are wondering what is so great about that but it is a routine that I haven't done in quite sometime and honestly I love it. 
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I get giddy seeing fresh school supplies hit the shelves in the late summer soon to be followed by the super fun hallothanksmas decor. As much as I despise this pumpkin flavored everything trend I love coming home to a pumpkin on my front porch, I got mine for $2 at Aldi this year - holla! Fall is like a new beginning, even for those of us without kids. In a month or so leaves will crunch beneath m…