Sunday, January 30, 2011


Over the weekend I went home and went to Pig Fest, a yearly BBQ competition.  It was a blast! Ever since I first went a few years ago, I am obsessed.  People come from all over the country to compete. 

I love pulled pork sandwiches and ribs.  Every year I walk around and try all kinds of food and barbecue sauce.  On Friday night my parents and I were hospitality judges.  We went to four booths and ate some yummy food and looked at some well decorated tents.  Two of our favorites were "Heath & Joe", two local firemen who enjoy cooking BBQ, and "Big Boca Q", a few of our friends who compete every year (so we're a little biased).  After we finished judging they had a VIP party where we ate even more delicious food from Texas Cattle Co., Bone Fish, Publix, and so much more. On Saturday I helped the Junior League and Pig Fest committee count "pig bucks" and distribute them to various stations around Tiger Town.  It was crazy how many people came this year. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

my wishlist.



Two of my favorite stores are J.Crew and Kate Spade.  Both are so classic.  Even if you spend a lot of money on an item, it is worth it.  These stores are timeless and you always know that you are getting your moneys worth.  

1. J.Crew Forever Cotton Cardigan in Smoldering Brick...the perfect sweater for a pleasant fall day or even layered during the winter.
2. J.Crew Pixie Pant - perfect for a lazy day or even where it out with a cute top and boots or flats.
3. Leggings are essential to any wardrobe.  Leggings are perfect for winter, fall, and spring.  They can be worn under as an extra layer or by themselves as comfy pants.
4. J.Crew Sequin Sweatshirt - perfect with leggings, the pixie pant, or jeans.  This is a great way to be comfy and cute.
5. The Kate Spade date night solid ring is the perfect accent piece for any girl who wants to add some color to her outfit or just wants to have a fun piece of jewelry around.
6. The Kate Spade Intarsia Bow Cardigan is cute yet simple.  Perfect for a fun night out with friends or even a day at the office.
7. The Kate Spade Karolina heel is a classic shoe, perfect for many occasions. 


I absolutely love orange.  Not just because I go to UF and it's my school color.  It is the perfect color for winter, spring, summer, and fall.  Tory Burch has a great selection of orange items as well as Lilly Pulitzer.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

my new workout routine.

For Christmas I got Wii Fit.  It is helping me keep up my goal of working out more this semester.
It is so fun and I highly recommend it.  It seems like just a game, but it's a lot of work.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Brothers and Sisters Season 1 DVD
Last Christmas I bought this for my mom.  We occasionally watch this after Desperate Housewives on Sundays, but we have never watched it consistently.  I borrowed her DVD and have now watched almost the entire first season over the past week.  I think growing up with a small family, I am jealous of the Walkers and their family dynamic.  
Plus, I love Emily VanCamp who was on one of my favorite shows, Everwood

Friday, January 7, 2011

cozy new home for my laptop.

I got this adorable new laptop case by Kate Spade for Christmas.  It is so cute!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

our nations capital.

 My best friend, Lily, is currently spending Jan. term in Washington, D.C.  I am so jealous.  D.C. is one of my favorite places.  It is so beautiful.

Over the summer I worked on the Congressional campaign of Dennis Ross and he WON!  This past week he took office. :) 

Precious Lily in front of the capital.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

back to school.

Spring semester has begun.  It's been a short week with only two classes so far, so it's not too bad yet.  I have not blogged as much as I had hoped to over break, but now that school is back in session I should be back to blogging.

I need this mug from Kate Spade for my study time!