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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Going home is the perfect getaway. If we ever move back to Savannah, I will be sorely disappointed that life isn't always like this... "Whaaaat? You don't go on the boat everyday?"

Here's how my Saturday went. I woke up early and my mom and I hit up a garage sale. Not just ANY garage sale, but a garage sale put on by a family friend who has exquisite (and expensive) taste in all things southern. When I heard _______ ________ was having a garage sale I HAD to go. Here's what I came home with:

So the sale wasn't AS fantastic as I anticipated, but I was still excited about my finds. I would've bought more if we had a bigger place. (Regardless of what you think, Husband, I actually told my mom: "Tyler will kill me if I bring that home.") Not pictured? A quesadilla maker for $2!

After the garage sale, I went to get spray tanned (they had a BOGO sale, so I can do it again when I go back for the wedding next month). I then came home and made a delightful salad with fresh caught shrimp (stolen from a bag of LCB), feta, and poppyseed dressing (my favorite). (Side note: I could write an entire blog post on the vast variety and amount of cheese in my mom's fridge. It's kind of ridiculous (not that I didn't appreciate my options)-- what say ye family? In my best Bubba voice: "Chedder cheese, feta cheese, goat cheese, white mexican cheese, american cheese, shredded mozzerella cheese, brie...") I enjoyed my salad (and cheese) on the back patio, sitting in the sun while reading the latest issue of InStyle.

After Mom and Rick got home from an early afternoon wedding (Rickism: "Of all the weddings I've been to, that was...the most recent."), Mom and I hit up a cute new store on Whitmarsh Island called Polka Dots. It's the kind of store that makes you want to monogram every single, solitary thing in your household. I told my mom, "I think you could give me dog pooh and I'd like it if it were monogrammed..." I came home with this bag, which will be my new pool tote for the summer-- only $15:

My mom is great to shop with and I wanted to get my bag monogrammed where they could do it same day, so we continued onto the mall. I got this dress for $20. Kind of simple, but how cute will this be with a wide brown belt, gladiator sandals, and a big chunky bracelet? (Shell, I have to take back what I said about gladiator sandals-- I found a pair I DON'T hate.)

We also hit up JC Penny, a store where I would have never, ever in my wildest dreams think to go, but Nicole Miller has a line there now. Pretty cute stuff. And I l.o.v.e. graphic prints.

After shopping, I went for a quick run around Lake Mayer and thought, "I wonder if God, like He knows the number of hairs on my head, knows the number of times I've run around this lake..." I have run around that lake COUNTLESS times and it felt good to hit the path I'm so familiar with.

Saturday night was Charles and Landon's couples shower set on the perfect waterfront estate. It was a great night. The weather was great, the food was great, and the sky was perfectly clear (the bugs even stayed away!). I spent the evening with "The Blondies" (the self-declared name of my mom's group of friends) and their families and topped the evening off sitting on the dock watching the sun set with old friends from high school, followed by a night cruise on the river with storytelling over beers.

It was the perfect, reminiscent, deal-finding day.

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