Monthly Archives: April 2012

Planning and Preparing

As you may know, I’m getting married soon! My dearest friends are already planning my bridal shower and I’ve been working like a madwoman to lock down dates and venues.

Planning a wedding is extremely time consuming and stressful. I’m not having a huge ceremony, it will be just mine and Ryan’s family in attendance, but it is still hectic to say the least. I’ve got most of it planned out but the remainder has been giving me migraines and an abundance of other health issues.

I’ve already found my dress but now I must find the accessories and a tailor. And flowers. And a cake. And find a hair salon and nail salon. ETC ETC ETC

I was going to try and make my own cake, but everyone talked me out of it. Apparently there is a lot happening on the day of a wedding, and worrying about trying to make and decorate a cake is not something a bride wants to be dealing with. Or so I’m told.

Really, I think they are intimidated by my skills.

The above is an image of my decorating work. Yep, that is my first and last decorating attempt.

For those of you who may have difficulty reading (which is in no way a reflection of my decorating skills) it says “Happy Birthday Kerri”

Okay, maybe they had a point.

Either way I want my cake to taste AMAZING and look nice. I’m not a fondant fan (blech!) so I know my options are a little more limited. I’m off to start researching bakeries and everything else.

Cheers to a good week!

-Brittany

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Review: Three Little Birds Cafe, Charleston, SC

A few weeks ago we went Charleston for a fun weekend getaway. It was relaxing and amazing! We had such a great time and got to do a little exploring.

Being the foodie that I am, I had to find the best place for getting some local grub. After a sub-par seafood experience, I knew I had to find the right place for us to end our weekend on a tasty note. After a bit of googling I stumbled upon Three Little Birds Cafe. I always like to look at the menu online and this one looked very promising!

We pulled into the shopping centre, searching for the cafe and I spotted an Earth Fare! I looked at Ryan and he goes, “I know where we’re going after breakfast.” He loves me so much!

After winding through the parking lot, we finally stumbled upon the cafe. It is located in a bit of a weird location, kind of mid-parking lot. We parked and walked into a packed cafe which is always a good sign. There was no seating indoors, so we opted to sit on the little patio. The sun was shining and there was a lovely breeze. We already knew what we wanted, cheers to pre-reading a menu, so we quickly placed our orders! I got a celery, pineapple, orange, and carrot juice to go with my water. I was very impressed that they offered fresh juice blends, not the standard “from concentrate” cocktail blends.

Ryan ordered eggs over-medium, with andouille sausage and cheese grits. His was gone so fast! He LOVED the sausage and grits. (You can see him tucking into the food while I was documenting our meals 🙂 )

I opted for an omelette with goat cheese and fresh basil. On the side I had mixed greens and a house-made strawberry citrus vinaigrette. DE-LI-CIOUS!!!!!

I loved the omelette so much, I’ve been re-creating it at home!

A little bite of Heaven!

 

After our yummy brunch, we headed to Earth Fare! That is where we purchased our juicer and became juicing fanatics.

Overall I recommend this quaint cafe. It is very vegetarian friendly and very FRESH!.

For an inexpensive and tasty breakfast in Charleston, SC be sure you head to Three Little Birds!

Have a great week!

-Brittany

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I had my first acupuncture treatment last Friday! I’m terrified of needles but when you feel terrible, you will try anything that may help. And help it did! There was minimal pain; the needle in my foot was the worst overall but it was a tiny pin-prick and not painful, just uncomfortable. (And the discomfort was very brief)

I never thought I would be able to get over my needle-phobia, but I surprised myself! And it was such a great experience with such amazing results that I can’t wait until my next session!

I’ve also been prescribed some Chinese herbs to make me healthier. I have yet to receive them, but I’ve heard great things about Chinese and holistic medicine.

 

During the treatment I  found myself struggling to relax. It takes time for me to quiet my mind and I was focusing all of my energy on relaxing, which was having the opposite effect. Eventually I mellowed out and was half awake, half asleep. My muscles were so relaxed that they kept twitching. When it was over I felt rejuvenated and refreshed. There was a noticeable difference in my back. The tension that liked to reside in my neck and shoulders had been evicted!

Have you ever had acupuncture before? Think it is crazy, cool, amazing, or not worth it?

Hope you have a great day!

-Brittany

 

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