Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Best Margarita

This weekend, while my mom and sister were in town for dress shopping, I decided to make margaritas. I've had this recipe from Southern Living forever, but just hadn't put it to use. Seriously, best margaritas I've ever made by far! It's all about the fresh lime juice, you must! try them.

Classic Margarita

Prep: 10 min. Make any size batch of this recipe and all the variations by simply multiplying the ingredient measurements by the desired number of servings. For larger batches, stir together all ingredients in a pitcher until powdered sugar is dissolved. Chill and serve over ice. For a sweeter drink, use 1/2 cup powdered sugar instead of 1/3 cup.

Yield: Makes 1 serving

Fresh lime wedge (optional)
Margarita salt (optional)
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 tablespoons tequila
1/3 cup powdered sugar
Garnish: lime slice
1. Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with lime wedge, and dip rim in salt to coat, if desired.

2. Fill cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add lime juice, liqueur, tequila, and powdered sugar; cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The newest member of the Fam

Meet our newest addition! My uncle was selling his 99 Audi a few weekends ago, and since it's been the month of life decisions in our household, we decided it was too good of a deal to pass up. I bought his car and then promptly sold my car to an international student who had no business driving anything, least of all a moving vehicle. My old car is going to be super mad at me--poor thing.

Anyway I'm loving my new audi (well new to me anyway)! I love a sunroof, heated seats, and cd player. I'm obviously really into cars right ;-)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nashville Bound...maybe

Bryan got into Vanderbilt!! We have been on cloud 9 since Friday afternoon when we got the email...thinking for sure he didn't get in as it was the deadline to hear by that day. We celebrated all weekend and dreamt of our new life in Nashville...

Monday morning brought a sobering awakening that my job may not be as flexible as I thought, with the possibility that I may not actually have a job with my company should we move to Nashville.

We have some tough decisions to make in the next few weeks, it's either Maryland or Vanderbilt, though both good options. If we moved to DC I would be able to keep my job, no problem, however Nashville--for whatever reason--is going to be harder to work out. The other problem is that Vanderbilt tuition is considerably higher than Maryland, but its also a better school and where we both want to be. We would move to Nashville no question if I definitely had a job--we NEED an income to support us while he is in school. This is one of those times in life that the adultness of the situation is getting to me...we might have to go against what we'd rather do to survive financially, but the risk brings more reward should we choose Vanderbilt. Needless to say it's been a pretty tough week.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My two loves...

So the dress shopping weekend flew by--I wasn't really sure what to expect but with my Mom and sister around it relaxed the whole process and became more and more fun to try on dresses. I did not run into any rude sales people or anyone who was giving off pushy buy this dress vibes--thank goodness!

I will say that I was a little underwhelmed by the whole thing, after cramming episodes of Say Yes to the Dress for the past few weeks I was expecting to be blown away...or something like that. Instead we had a good time shopping around at 4 very different boutiques in the area. I definitely have a much better idea of what looks best on and what I'm looking for--sweetheart neckline, strapless, fitted style dresses with texture! lace, rosettes, or ruching. While I know I need to keep looking I really love two dresses right now...both are very! different.

Watters and Watters dress, definitely very close to what I envisioned wearing, with a champagne sash

Allure dress, very fitted and different than anything I thought I would like--

Monday, March 1, 2010

Please see the rant below...

Oooops! Well tonight is the bachelor finale so yea...I was a little early on my pre-finale scoop last week but tonight will still be exciting!

I'll fill you in on wedding dress shopping success tomorrow ;-)