Tuesday, July 19

I'm back.

As I am sure you, my lovely readers, have noticed. I took a semi-blogging hiatus. A lot has been going on, and I got overwhelmed with it all. Thank you for sticking around, even though my post were very sporadic. You guys are the best.

But, I'm back. Only down side, I am recovering from strep throat. I am feeling much better. Now. Last weekend, different story.

I thought today, I would share with you what I have been drooling over all day.

Ruche's new summer look book.

I am all about the turquoise, yellow, and pink-ish red this summer. Such warm, happy colors.
The whole look book is filled with beautiful, poolside photos. Take a peek, I am sure you will be drooling in no time too.

Thursday, July 14

Awkward & Awesome Thursday + A Winner

- The lack of posts these past two weeks. I have been in a Jeans & Ts funk that has been hard to shake. Any suggestions? Besides be less lazy. Haha

- Extreme Couponing. I have decided to try my hand at it. With the way things are going we need to save anywhere we can and groceries eat up a lot of our cash. Do any of you coupon? Have you been successful at it? Any tips? I have been doing so much reading up on the subject. I hope it works out. Seems complicated but I'm hoping it will get easier as I go along.

- Harry Potter this weekend. It is so bittersweet. I am excited to see the last movie, I have heard so many great things about it. But I'm sad because its the end for a 2nd time (the first was reading book 7). I grew up with Harry Potter. My grandmother bought me the 1st book when it came out back in 1998 when I was 12. And I have followed the golden trio ever since. I truly feel like part of the Potter Generation. 
I have to keep telling myself: Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. 
How about you guys? Happy, sad, excited, devastated?

- Google+, I think I'm in love. Such a great social media site. I have always had issues with Facebook so I am thrilled for the change. If you want in on the fun, email me your email,  and I'll send you an invite.

- We have a winner from the Peace Republic Giveaway.
#12 - Adelyn Finley from Randomness from the Addie Corner 
Adelyn send me an email so we can get your headband to you.

For more Awkward and Awesome, check out Sydney's - The Daybook

Tuesday, July 12

Giveaway ends tomorrow.

Just a quick reminder. The giveaway for a super cute headband from Peace Republic Clothing ends tomorrow.
Candace is giving one lucky reader a headband of their choice.

Check back later today for a new post. :)

Wednesday, July 6

Gourmet Food Truck Craze

While we were visiting Miami for the long weekend we were introduced to the "Gourmet Food Truck" craze that has been happening in a lot of the big cities around the country. 

We went to a local bar (Tobacco Road) that was hosting a Food Truck event. There were somewhere around 15 Food Trucks all together serving everything from grilled cheese to sushi. It was a weird but fun event. The whole thing is a cool little niche, you can bring the whole family, try a bunch of different types of food (with some weird twists in some cases), and spend a little less than you would at any chain restaurant ($7-10 per entree).

I have to say everything we tried was very tasty.

This was my grilled cheese. Spiced apples and havarti cheese grilled to perfection on multi-grain bread
Here are some of the food trucks we stopped at:

Topped the night off with some nutella & banana fro-yo. yum.

Here is a quick list of some areas that have a decent if not plentiful supply of food trucks: 
Orlando http://www.yelp.com/se...
and Miami  http://www.yelp.com/se...
are on FIRE with gourmet and ethnic mobile food purveyors.
LA, http://www.yelp.com/se...
Portland, http://www.yelp.com/se...
all have a thriving food truck scene.
Even Tampa is on board with this hot new trend:http://www.yelp.com/se...
Jacksonville has/had one or two, but there didn't seem to be too much support for it.
Chains seem to be the thing here.

I was pretty into the whole thing. Now, I need is for Jacksonville to catch up with everyone else. 

Have any of you experienced the Gourmet Food Truck Craze? What are your thoughts? Love it/Hate it?

Food Trucks
Love it! Yay!
Hate it. Boo.
Could take it or leave it.
Want to try it out.
Not the least bit interested.

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Friday, July 1

Counting down the minutes

I'm counting down until 3pm when my long weekend begins, and there will be:

late nights with some of the best people I know
lots of cuban food
sandy beaches
10 hours of driving

What is your weekend going to be full of?

Happy 4th Everyone!