m. clifford goodies


was over at my aunt’s office working on our jewelry ideas and snapped some pictures of some of her fun clutches, change purses and wristlets.  she also did ipad cases, passport holders and business card holders in the stingray stamped leather (pictured last) go to her website here.


hey pumpkin



i made michael go to the pumpkin patch with me and be excited about it.  i told him we have to celebrate all the holidays to the full extent our first year being married.  we got a big one to put outside, a small one to put inside with our indian corn stalks and one small one to make into a jack-o-lantern (which i am too embarrassed to even post.)  i did make some spicy pumpkin seeds though, which were tasty.  i looked up bobby flay’s recipe and made do with what i had in the pantry.

michael’s three brothers have birthdays all within a week.  kyle’s september 30th, keith’s october 4th, david’s october 5th.  we went to spartanburg to celebrate with dinner followed by strawberry and chocolate cake.

thank you whitney

my friend whitney gave me her amazing guacamole recipe.  here it is…



4 avocados

8 dashes tabasco

4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 red onion

1 medium tomato

1 clove garlic

salt & pepper to taste

-scoop out avocados into large bowl

-mix chopped red onion and garlic, lemon juice, tabasco

-use a sharp knife and chop away

-mix in tomato

-add salt & pepper





old fave


my all time favorite picture of roxy.  this was taken right after we got her from lauren and david.



lauren’s brother, michael, told us about this place called lupies.  it is sort of a hole in the wall kind of place you would not ever know about unless someone tells you. it was good home cookin kind of food. we had a salad with the good kind of ranch dressing. you know what i am talking about. then i had the chili mac which was just their texas chili (so hot) with spaghetti noodles (the good thick kind) tons of cheddar cheese and cornbread. does not get much better than that. michael had the bbq sandwich, cole slaw and mac and cheese. i highly recommend you try it out.