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Food, Family, and Friends


July 5, 2011

The highlights of this weekend…simple pleasures with great friends, the best family, and endless amounts of food. That’s what Independence Day is all about, right? This was the 1st  low key holiday weekend we’ve had in quite some time and it was so nice to be at home sweet home….alas I feel rested. Here’s a short recap:

First of all, I got a sweet little drop-off at our house late last week! I finally said goodbye to my old Jeep and said hello to my first new car! A bit bittersweet, but Jeff and I knew it was time for a new addition because my car was starting to have major “issues”… I’m so thankful to now have a nice, reliable car…just have to watch my lead foot on the gas pedal ;).
bye bye old friend
and the new wheels…2012 Acura TL

Saturday, we spent the day running errands, stocking up on groceries, picking out new bedding for our master room {pictures below!}, and then went to Franklin for the afternoon to eat at one of our favorite places, Puckett’s Grocery…this place is famous and you must go! That night, we grilled out seafood and rented Hall Pass–hilarious, but crude and perfect for a date night in.

Sunday we were up early to spend all day with the parent’s at their neighborhood pool. Notice below what Jeff is stocking up on for “adult beverage” time…haha! Finally, I got some more sun–that honeymoon tan was starting to fade and now I feel bronzed again.
That night, we did the all American thing and cooked out simple, but delicious hot dogs and hamburgers–complete with potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, corn on the cob, and my homemade strawberry cake with ice cream… I am proud to be an American! We finished the night with our favorite thing…cards!! Poker and Hearts and the competitors in all of us came out–yes, we hate to lose at anything.
the cabana lady aka mom
 where’s my beach ball??
For our last day of “staycation”, Jeff played golf all day with Mr. Gray and Mom and I did the thing we love to do…shop. A new umbrella for our back deck and some new outdoor pillows for the side porch and we called it a successful day. Then I headed home to finish putting up the new bedding for our room and then had the Grays over for dinner…lots of laughter, fun, a few bottles of wine, and neighborhood fireworks with Ryan and Rachel–fabulous ending to the weekend!

And here is the new bedding updates for our master bedroom…
New duvet, coverlet, shams, and accent pillows via West Elm
 Love the new pop of the hot melon pantone color
Happy Tuesday bloggy friends…back tomorrow with another wedding recap, too:
this week’s destination THE HONEYMOON!!
  1. Britt says:

    Sounds like an awesome weekend! Love the West Elm bedding. WE has really stepped it up lately with there more chic decor.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Love the bedding!!! 🙂
    Yay for a new car…looks like a nice new ride too!! 🙂

  3. Okay your new bedding is beautiful and I love your accent colors! I'm so glad you guys had a great staycation … sounds like ya'll wanted the exact same thing as we did for the 4th. After a honeymoon away, it's so nice to stay at home and celebrate!

  4. Carolyn says:

    I love the new bedding! LOVE! So cute! Good work girly! 🙂

  5. LOVE the melon! and i'm glad you had a great independence day

  6. Lindsey says:

    I love your bedding! the melon i such an amazing accent color!

  7. Rachel Gray says:

    So fun! 🙂

  8. Keri says:

    We watched Hall Pass this weekend too!

  9. CMae says:

    I"m not the best at identifying what kind of new car you got…..LOL so what kind is your new car?

  10. Your room looks great! Love the new bedding. 🙂

  11. Love the new bedding! So pretty! Congrats on the new car too. What a big weekend for you!

  12. Your room looks amazing!

  13. Krystal says:

    The bedding is amazing, looks very comfortable. Great job on choosing a car, very YOU! 🙂

  14. Jamie says:

    Love the new car and the bedding! It's SO pretty!

  15. Day Old News says:

    Your room looks great! I'm already missing the pool after such a fun weekend.

  16. melissa says:

    Your room looks gorgeous! I love the colors and the great mix of pillows on the bed. And I'm lusting after all that space! We could hardly fit a bedside table on either side of our bed. Looking forward to a bigger house one of these days!

  17. Tiffany says:

    What a FUN weekend! LOVE the new ride, and any weekend involving lots of good food is a winner in my book. 🙂

  18. LOVE the bedding…. that is exactly what I have in mind. Our master bedroom is painted that same shade of gray. I am obsessed with gray right now! 🙂 LOVE your decorating style!

  19. Stephanie says:

    ok-i am LOVING that color scheme! Gray is SO in!

  20. Jesica says:

    Loving your bedroom. Beautiful color scheme!

  21. Lindsay says:

    That bedding is so pretty. LOVE the pop of color!

    And how pretty is your new car?! Love it.

  22. Sarah Mina says:

    New cars are the best! And the I love the bedding!


  23. CHH says:

    Dear Natasha,

    Fun times!

    I love linens. Enjoy.


    Coastal Blue Ocean

  24. Sarah Beth says:

    well, like everyone else I LOVE the bedding! So cute! I've never heard of West Elm but I'm definitely going to have to look them up now!


  25. Pamela says:

    The food looks delicious! I love your bedroom! Looks great!

  26. Sounds like a great 4th! I love the zebra pillow and yellow dotted pillow!

  27. MJ says:

    I'm loving the colors of the new bedding!! Looks great 🙂

  28. What are the color of the walls in your bedroom? The room looks awesome!!

  29. Mrs. SE says:

    You will LOVE that bedding! We have the bright white as well, and are obsessed. I love how it always looks a little wrinkled, and I honestly believe I feel better sleeping in organic bedding. Not sure how- but I do!

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