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I’m not sure how we’re already a quarter of the way through 2015, but somehow we are.

I also just realized the last time I updated this little blog was the beginning of January. Oops.

Here’s what we’ve been up to in the Moore house…

January was pretty uneventful for the most part. At the end of the month, I was able to go up to New York for a few days for work. A few of the chefs we represent were invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York, and we went up with them. You know, for support. We did work while we were up, but it was a really fun trip with a lot of good food. I also learned that it’s fun to travel with chefs because they pick good restaurants to eat at, and when the chefs in the kitchen find out a group of chefs is dining at the restaurant, they start sending out all these dishes for us to “try out.” I certainly wasn’t complaining.

I grabbed brunch with my old roommate while I was up there and snapped a photo of the building I used to live in in Brooklyn. Oh the nostalgia.

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Instead of fighting the crowds on Valentine’s Day, we had a few couples over to our house for dinner. It was supposed to be a “guys cook for the girls” type thing, but I think it ended up being all hands on deck 🙂 Dinner turned out pretty well, and I was happy to have an excuse to break out my china.

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We also spent a good bit of time in February car hunting. Andrew’s car got hit and totaled (no one was hurt), so we threw ourselves into scouring the internet for a car. We ended up finally finding one last weekend, the same day that Andrew had to turn in his rental car. We are now the owners of two gold Camrys (except Andrew’s is much newer than mine). We really branch out. We’ll replace my car with an SUV in a year or two, but for now, we’ll drive matching cars.

At the end up February, Andrew and I headed up to Asheville for the weekend. When we were reflecting on 2014 at the end of the year, we realized some of our best memories were from weekend getaways, so we’re trying to be more intentional about planning little getaways this year, even if it is just an hour or so up the road. We tried out some really great restaurants in Asheville including RhubarbNightbell, Wicked Weed Brewery, and Biscuithead.

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Last weekend, I drove to Savannah for a reunion with my college roommates. We rented a little carriage house through Airbnb spent the weekend exploring the city. Savannah is such a charming little town, and as always, I loved spending time with my old roomies. I sure do miss living in the same city as those girls.

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Life Lately

Well, it’s been over three months since I’ve visited this little space on the internet. A lot has happened during the time. The most significant thing? We bought a house!

After a few months of searching, we finally found a little bungalow that’s being built near downtown only about 5 minutes away from where we live now. Since we bought it before it was finished, we’ve been able to pick out paint colors, countertops, flooring, etc. It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s definitely kept us busy over the last several weeks!

Before all that happened, we finished out summer with a few trips to the lake, a weekend getaway to the beach with friends, and a trip to Colorado to visit family.

Fall was here before we knew it, which is my favorite time of the year (although I have been talking about Christmas since March…). Fall always tends to be a busy season, and this year is no different, especially with all the house happenings. I also flew up to NYC two weeks ago with my mom and sister for a little girls trip, but I’ll save that for another post. Last weekend, we headed up to Clemson to watch our Tigers beat NC State, and for the first time this year, it actually felt like fall. Then it got back up to the mid-eighties this week…

Here’s a look at the last few months in pictures…

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The biggest, and most delicious, cinnamon roll at Johnson’s Corner in Colorado. It’s even bigger in person – it can easily be split between 4-5 people.

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We spent a beautiful weekend in Hilton Head with friends. One of the few times that I was glad it was still hot in September.

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Last weekend in Tigertown…

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Weekend in Big Canoe, GA

We spent this past weekend in Big Canoe, GA celebrating one of my dear friends and college roommates, Rachel, as she married her best friend. It was a beautiful weekend, and once again, I’m thankful that weddings bring so many of my college friends together for one big reunion and celebration.

Rachel is from Atlanta, and even though Big Canoe is only a little over an hour away from Atlanta, it really seemed like a destination wedding in a way. Big Canoe is a beautiful, private community tucked away in the mountains of Georgia. It was beautiful. Rachel’s parents were so sweet and rented houses for the bridal party and their spouses to stay in, so it was like a little mini-vacation with friends.

Rachel was one of my very first friends at Clemson. We lived on the same hall our freshman year, and then roomed together our junior and senior years. Rachel is one of my sweetest friends and has a lovely, gentle spirit, although she’s certainly not afraid to insert a quick comeback or sarcastic comment into a conversation, which is one of the many reasons I love her. I have so many memories with her from Clemson – everything from sing along dance parties to winning the cake decorating contest at the dining hall our freshman year (we may have gotten the girls on our hall to vote for us multiple times…), from  hiking (and getting lost) to Creeper Trail, to beach trips and football games, and everything else in between. Here’s a picture of us from the summer after our freshman year – back when we were just babies.

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The entire wedding weekend was beautiful and everyone kept saying it was “so Rachel,” which I think it a huge compliment. I love it when a wedding truly reflects who the bride and groom are.

We kicked off the weekend with the bridal luncheon at the lodge, which included lots of girly food and a stunning view.

Rachel Bridal Luncheon

Later that night, we came back to the lodge for the rehearsal dinner. Lots of kind words and laughs were exchanged about the happy couple. It was a fun rehearsal dinner that may have ended with my crazy friend Stephanie doing the Cupid Shuffle with a bunch of old ladies in the pub down the hall from the rehearsal dinner.

Rachel Rehearsal Saturday was full of getting ready and pictures, and it was time for the wedding before we knew it. The ceremony was very personal and sweet – my favorite kind of ceremony. The reception consisted of good food, lots of dancing (including teaching Rachel’s Southern grandmother how to “make it rain”), pretty decorations, and King of Pops stand. I’m not super familiar with King of Pops, but their Salted Chocolate Popsicle was delicious. I may have also tried their Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle. They were both good, but the chocolate was my favorite.

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Brett and Rachel, we’re so happy for you both as you begin this new phase of life. Hope St. Lucia is treating you well!

 

 

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“Christmastime is here…”

The Moore household is officially ready for Christmas. The decorations are up, shopping is well underway (well, at least mine is), a few gifts have been wrapped, and we watched our first Christmas movie last night.

Of course, we got to spend plenty of time with family over Thanksgiving as well. We headed to Aiken on Wednesday night and ate lunch with Andrew’s dad’s side of the family on Thursday. We headed back to Greenville on Thursday afternoon and ate dinner with my dad’s side of the family on that night. We finished up yesterday by having dinner with my mom’s side of the family.

Andrew and my sister got in the mood to go Black Friday shopping on Thursday night, so they headed out in the craziness after dinner. My brother went shopping too, so I ended up being the only one who didn’t go, which is very unusual since neither of my siblings are big shoppers. However, I was perfectly content bundling up at home and doing some online shopping from the comfort of my couch.

We finished up decorating our house yesterday and today. Here are a few pictures…

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My aunt gave me that cute monogrammed ornament for my birthday. It was so fun to get our first ornament as a married couple. For the rest of the tree, we used a lot of ribbon, balls, and snowflakes since we are just starting out and don’t have any decorations. I love how it turned out and am excited to expand our collection of decorations and ornaments over the years.

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