Monday, June 25, 2012

bestie weekend!

My bestie came in town this week from the big apple!

While we were at church together last night I went to figure out how many year's we've known one another & been friends...15 years.  Sweet Jane (who is in her 70's) shared with us that she was still friends with someone she'd been friends with since she was 3.  In for the long haul!

I greeted Nutan Saturday morning with a photo,
and text reading "towels and tangled jewelry laid out, when r u getting here?"  (I am incompetent at untangling my own jewelry and have had a knot of necklaces waiting for her for about 6 months).  Nunu was craving southern food (she says that she comes to Athens to see me, but food is a close second) so we did a bit of a foodie tour this weekend (if you couldn't tell from my instagram feed; I'm @dianamariaz).  We started out right away at Momma's Boy (biscuits, grits, sweet tea for her);

then after church went to Last Resort to share some appetizers (fried green tomatoes, crab cakes) and Cecelia's cake;

then today we had lunch at Marti's, so tasty!

She had some gift shopping to do so we went to some local faves, and she got some way cute gifts.  (and clothes, of course).  I almost left with a new dress, but 70% off wasn't enough to reel me in.  If it gets to 90%, then I might commit.

I was so sad to see her go, and am getting my NYC trip planned and saved for!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

baby shower!

I was part of throwing a baby shower a few weeks ago for my dear friend Julie.  It was so much fun!  


From Tiny Prints.  Tiny Prints selection was adorable, the website was easy to use, and did I mention adorable?  I used rubber stamps to dress up the front and back of the envelopes.


Bonus--throwing a shower with 5 people gets you an incredible spread of tastiness.  The menu included cheese straws (see, southern), buffalo chicken dip (y'all...this stuff is ridiculously good), fruit, vegetables, sugar cookies (I only made 120ish, :) ), and a Cecelia's fruit basket cake (pictured).  OMG.  That cake.  I think I'm looking for excuses for a party to have that cake again.

Lady to bless:
She's wonderful!  (This may have been snapped when Jane was praying for the delivery and she said "deliverance" by accident.  Haha!)

Guests & Fam:

Clearly, it was hard to get a laugh.  I have about 20 of these trying to get one picture together; they're hilarious.

And, here's the new addition:
Hello, Lucy.

Friday, June 1, 2012

a generation of cocktail waitresses

Wondering where this post title is from? (it'll be referenced again a little below)  You've Got Mail!  One of my favorite movies.  The other night it was on (bonus of house sitting--cable!) and I was so excited!  Laughed, cried, the whole deal.

In the interest of actually remembering what I do, weekend (from last weekend...about to start another!) recap:
Saturday...I had to pick a friend up from the airport in the evening, so I left for Atlanta at lunch to stop by Lenox and Atlantic Station/Ikea (both of which were conveniently on the way).  I've had a LOFT gift card for about a year and a half that got well spent (additional 50% off clearance items...I walked away with 3 dresses and a skirt).  I forgot my Ikea list and consequently forgot everything that I had wanted to pick up on my next Ikea trip (I only remembered napkins for an upcoming baby shower).  At BR I found a winter top for $5 (haha!), and at West Elm I knocked over an entire drawer of duvet covers (and no, still no bedding for me).  I collected said friend from airport (or moreso she got me...her flight came in at a different gate and she startled me...not hard to do), and we went hunting for dinner.  Literally, hunting, as in searching for an hour for a particular restaurant (which we did find...success!).

Sunday...I worked for 7 hours at a church wide breakfast.
In one scene of You've Got Mail, Kathleen shares her disdain about 20-something girls who only introduce themselves with their first name.  I laughed, and though, "hmm, I don't think I do that."  Fast forward to work on Sunday.  I'm asked to introduce myself and I go, "Hi, I'm Diana."  Period.  That's all.  I start giggling in my mind then, remembering the scene from YGM, and then add on my last name, so now I sound like I'm introducing myself in a James Bond manner.  Sigh.

Continuing on decorating on a dime:

I covered flower containers with craft paper and voila!  (Another) Cheap centerpiece.  There is the "just put a bird on it" decorating epidemic (which I gladly participate in), and apparently I'm in a "just stick some craft paper on it" phase.

Monday...3 DAY WEEKEND!  I cleaned (what else would I do with free time?) and went to dinner at a friend's home.  Y'all.  The food.  OMG.  I LOVE grilled food, and there were bbq beef ribs!  SO tasty.  And there were homemade onion rings, coleslaw, salad, homemade fries, cantaloupe, mac and cheese, and corn on the cob.  I am hungry again just looking at that list.  The company was excellent, and the time delightful!  So thankful!