Happy day! My dad and I went to church this morning (I'm back, btw!), and we heard the loveliest homily about fathers and God - it was the perfect way to start our day together. We're about to head to brunch, but I wanted to pop in and say hello - AND say I hope you all have the most wonderful days celebrating your dear ol' dads! If yours is as great as mine I know your day will be full of love and gratitude too! XOXO
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This is Leslie and Marion from the blog, Open Door. We are so excited to be guest posting at Fooding and Friending while Cassie is catching some rays in Costa Rica. We love Cassie’s eye for style and the realness she brings to her blog! At Open Door, we like to cover everything from home decor to entertaining ideas. Today, we thought we would bring you 7 easy summer updates for your home.
1. Add a colorful rug to an entryway or bathroom. Dash and Albert make rugs in a variety of colors and sizes and they come at a reasonable price.
2. We love these John Robshaw outdoor pillows, they are the perfect addition to an outdoor patio, porch or pool deck.
3. One way to bring Summer into your home is to add colorful glassware to your everyday china. We like these green tumblers from Zara.
4. An easy way to bring in some festive prints is with accessories. These Roberta Roller Rabbit tealights are small enough to fit any space, but pack a lot of punch!
5. Take a look at these tear drop beverage dispensers, they just scream “SUMMER POOL PARTY!”.
6. This stool, your house...see where I am going with this.
7. We think these plates are versatile, practical and perfect for a summer dinner party.
Posted by cassie at 6:00 AM
Friday, May 31, 2013
And I'm off! Full recaps of the last two weekends when I get back, but my goodness I have barely had time to go to the grocery (as in I haven't) let alone upload pics to my computer! So here I am - another airport, another destination - headed to Richmond to see another adorable friend get married! So many weddings, dang! Can't wait to see some pals I haven't seen in a long time and celebrate! Hopefully I'll still be alive and kickin' on Sunday, but I'm not making any promises. What are y'all up to this weekend? Something fab, I hope!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
So I saw this video on Chassity's blog (ie, girl crush central) and decided to take a gander. Well. It's funny, because being a 20-something (for a few more years, yikes) I feel like we've all been brainwashed with this idea that 30 is the new 20 and that your 20s don't really matter: Do what you want, who you want, when you want and then figure it all out in the next decade. Meg Jay has something a little different to say about all of this. And if I'm being real, I feel like I'm in a great (life) place now, but I've had my fair share of rocky roads in the process - shitty (and/or non-existant) jobs, bad relationships (I use that term very loosely), and general life anxiety, et al. I wish I'd had this woman in my ear when I was graduating from college. BUT, I don't think that because I'm rapidly approaching
25 28 I can't take some valuable lessons from this little sesh - give it a listen, what do you think?
Friday, May 24, 2013
Happy long weekend!! I had planned a few posts in honor of Memorial Day Weekend, but then life got in the way, and here I am typing away on my iPhone (seriously). Hope y'all have the most FAB weekends, I am off to Sparkle Citay (Spartanburg, SC) to watch two wonderful, wonderful Sewanee friends marry each other. I'll be back with pics! Be safe, wear sunscreen, drink lots of rosé!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mario Testino's photographs of Kate Upton for Vogue are unreal. I mean, Kate Upton is an absolute knockout, and for anyone who ever said she wasn't "high fashion" enough, the June issue should prove them wrong. I love the retro shots and her the all-American-ness of her beauty. And those eyebrows! Isn't she gorge?
So, so beautiful. I can't even.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
You know, I'm really sick of talking about bad sh*t. It's just not fun - am I right? But, I would be amiss not to mention the devastation that swept through Oklahoma yesterday. If you don't know, Oklahoma City is where I lived and worked last year. I was a middle and high school Spanish teacher, and while I pretty much hated every minute I lived in OKC I loved - love, loved - my job and my students. A friend emailed me saying how grateful she was I didn't live in OKC anymore, and seeing as I had no tv and hadn't checked any news sites I wasn't totally sure what was going on - I knew a tornado, but I figured it's Oklahoma! They've got that down! Until I found out just how bad it was, that is. An entire town gone, it's truly unbelievable to think about. And to be a town that I drove to and through on a regular basis - I'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole thing. I immediately thought of my students who lived there and tried to text as many as I could - thankfully all of them and all of my former coworkers were safe, but the photos they sent me were almost too much. I am truly devastated for all of the lives that were lost. Luckily, though, there have been stories of hope too - like this woman whose dog survived and was found in the rubble (on live tv no less!) and this horse, but there are still so many people that need help. Every little bit counts, and if you decide to help you can text REDCROSS to 9099 or visit www.redcross.org to donate $10. And if you're in the area The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is looking for towels, paper towels, gloves, and food for volunteers. Because our four legged friends need help too! You can get more info on their Facebook page. Tragedy has a way of bringing us all together, and we need to do all that we can to help Moore. Positivity coming your way! Promise!
Thanks Lyndsey for the insta image!
Monday, May 20, 2013
It's a good thing I love my job, because if I hated it Mondays would be even worse than they already are. I have the worst sunburn (I can probably count on two hands the number of times I've gotten burned in my life) and even the softest chambray (my latest purchase and obsession) is like sandpaper against my shoulders, ugh. Tough life, right? This weekend was so perfectly relaxing, I wish I could do it all over again - the best prep for two back to back weddings and a quick jaunt to Costa Rica. (eek!)
*apologies for the sh*tty iPhone pics...
Pre-weekend snacks and snuggles
Bingo w my coworkers - I came SO close!Anyway, I spent this weekend mostly poolside with some yoga and fun dinners thrown in the mix. Houstonians, have y'all been to Haven and/or Étoile yet? Saturday night was my first trip to Haven, and I already can't wait to go back. Chef Randy Evans is pretty phenom, and I love that he focuses on sustainable, local (and I mean very local...like, there's a beehive near the front door) ingredients celebrating that what makes Texas wonderful with a modern twist. Love, love, love! My dinna date and I split crawfish beignets and I had a "torn greens" salad (Caesar-esq, but even more delish). We both had fish for dinner, grouper for him and gulf fish with head on shrimp for me - with the yummiest, velvetiest butternut puree ever. We were almost too full to for dessert but you know me and skimping, so I insisted we share the vanilla bean poundcake. I mean, could you turn down a description like this: toasted pound cake, brandy macerated strawberries, lemon curd, chantilly cream? Yeah, I didn't think so. As for last night one of my besties, LYNNDA, is in town for work and we had a serious catchup sesh at Étoile. As in, we shut the restaurant down - our server being none to pleased as I offered up my apologies as we walked out the door. We shared some seared foie gras and mushroom ravioli, which were both absolutely divine. I basically forced Lynn to order and eat the foie gras, but the ravioli was a mutual success - dare I say the best I've ever had? For our mains I had mushroom risotto that was cooked perfectly and Lynn had salmon, which I go back and forth on at restaurants typically, but hers was outstanding - wins all around.
Gorgeous flowers from gorgeous friends
Revamped my my beauty routine thanks to this gal
drank quite a few of these (to cancel out the rosé, mostly)
Lots of snugglesI always get made fun of for not wanting to out when I'm in town, but when I have weekends like this past I honestly can't imagine doing anything else! How were y'alls weekends?
Pretty much the epitome of our weekend
*apologies for the sh*tty iPhone pics...