Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wordy Wednesday - They Said "I Do"

On Friday night, June 19, shortly after 7:oo PM local time, my best guy friend married his best girl. He came into my life at a time when I had been burned by guy friends. I did not want much to do with him outside of group settings, but he persisted and has come to have a special place in my life. Shortly after I moved to the low country he met the girl he would make his bride. I have grown to love her more and more each time I speak to her. They now like to tease each other that she stole me from him, but truthfully, I love them both the same. To the Mrs., thank you for letting me spend your special day with you. I can't imagine anywhere I would have rather been than by your side all day. I am thankful to have you in my life. It has been a blessing to get to know you and you are perfect for my BGF. To the Mr., I look forward to many more text messages from you wanting to know when we get BGF time. I have more happy memories involving you from the last 2.5 years than I can recall. You have truly made even some of the most awkward moments enjoyable and memorable. And to the both of you, you will have an amazing future together. I can't wait to see where God takes your relationship and how He blesses you. It will not be all sunshine and roses, but I know that you have your focus on the One who will get you through it all. All my love to you both!

*** If you can't tell, this picture was taken shortly before midnight as I dropped them off on their way to their honeymoon. I also provided a short-notice limo service which Amy and I kept a secret all day. For more pictures, click here: MHM Photography Meredith and crew got some great shots all day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fave Friday Five - Home Interior Websites

Truly I need to be a much wealthier person to afford decorating the inside of my house upon reviewing this list. It also probably explains why my dining room contains two dog kennels and boxes full of my office supplies because my tastes far exceed my income and I would rather save for what I want them spend my money on something I don't want. Anywho, I digress. In no particular order here are 5 of my favorite websites to shop from drool over.

I fell in love with Restoration Hardware when I was in college. At that time they sold my dream headboard. Flash forward to 2009 and they no longer carry that headboard but they do a have a presence in my current house. I love the seersucker shower curtain in my guest bath and am thankful they offered one when it was exactly what I was looking for.

Pottery Barn never lets me down when it comes to items I would love for my bedroom, dining room, or living room. Their style always matches mine and thanks to the outlet in Georgia I scored the roman shades I wanted: 2 for less than the prices of 1. I also am a big fan of their towels because they hold their shape and have a great texture.

Once I've spent a small fortune fake buying all the furniture from the above two companies, Ballard would be my go to for decorating. Their art work and space organizers are always the best. I did splurge on some fabric before Christmas which I hope to have made into a skirt for an endtable in my living room and some additional throw pillows. I like that you can get fabric samples from them and that they offer a wide range of furniture which can be upholstered.

I am a gadget girl. Another reason I have no furniture: I'd rather spend my money on gadgets. So, if I had the money my house would definitely have some of the nice gadges from this catalog. I do have a nice hammock (actually two..oops) from this company. After much research their hammock package could not be beat. However, I need to return that second hammock so I can get my hammock cover. Oh, and their customer service was exceptional. (Oh, and I know a hammock is not interior decorations, but it currently resides on my living room floor because I don't want to leave it outside to get wet.)

Frontgate has great furniture and home interior gadgets. I have bought a few pieces from their outlet. including a great cookie jar that looked like Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3. It came with the mix to make the frozen hot chocolate and was cheaper than me buying the hot chocolate mix from the Serendipity 3 website. I was able to give the cookie jar as the tackiest gift at a white elephant exchange at Christmas. Awesome. I also have a great mini-blender from there that is similar to the Magic Bullet but much better.

So there you go. 5 websites I could easily spend my whole paycheck at monthly for a year and still be drooling over more items. Now if only you could win the lottery without playing it I might be set. I guess I will just continue to drool and save.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Maybe Baby Isn't Going to Cut It

Dear Facebook,

I have a love/hate relationship with you. It's nice that you keep me in touch with my friends from near and far, young and old, but you always like to change. However, I don't want to dwell on that now. Today I'd like to focus on your "Event" feature. I created an event because some friends wanted to have a cookout monthly. The idea is that the meat would be provided (burgers and hot dogs) and then everyone else would bring sides, desserts, and drinks. So, the event was created. However, dear Facebook, you allow people to say "Maybe" when they RSVP. Well, it's going to be a rude awakening to those who said "maybe" when they show up at my par-tay and I "maybe" don't have enough food to feed them. Nothing like fair-weather party people who say "maybe" so they can figure out if a better offer will come their way. So, I'd like to recommend that Facebook make people either commit to a yes/no for RSVPing. If you're a maybe, commit to yes and write on the wall. Then change your RSVP when you know for sure. That way you will get fed. If not, then "maybe" you will be out of luck.

Your friend (maybe,)



It has come to light in the last few months that a couple of blogs in this lovely blogosphere have been identified as fake. While I will not dwell on this as it is a tragedy, I can promise that everything you read here at RandomCarrie is truly how boring my life is. If I ever make something up I will put a disclaimer on the posting that I am truly one of the most sarcastic people you will ever come across (especially if you know me in real life) and you should not believe a word of what I am writing. I am also pretty truthful and "shoot from the hip" as some would say when it comes to discussing items. I do not sugar coat them nor do I feel the need to be anyone other than who I am. So, if you would like to continue to be entertained with random stories of my life (3 weddings and a camping trip starts next week!) then I suggest you continue to return. If not, then there is really no loss to you as my life is ordinarily boring.

Oh, and I also realize I am a slacker blogger and was supposed to be doing a Fab Friday post each week and forgot. Last Friday is just better left forgotten. Well, except for the amazing meal I had at the Old Village Post House in Mt. Pleasant. If someone will please tell me how to make the wonderful lemon-honey grits that my orange-ginger glazed salmon rested up, I may promise to love you forever and ever. Well, or at least until I need another recipe for something else. Then I'll have to love another. I'm fickle that way.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Work Week Redo

As someone who lives 15 minutes from 3 different beaches I would like to protest the Monday - Friday work week.

According to the clip above from the weather channel, it is going to rain Friday and Saturday. Yes, I work Friday, but Friday after work it is nice to go eat on the coast and sit OUTSIDE! That is not possible when it is raining. And Saturday: my yard needs help. My garage needs to be cleaned. Both of those require me being to be out in the open. (Stuff from the garage needs to sit outside of the garage while it is cleaned/organized.) And Sunday? After church it is beach time. Seriously. So I am proposing that I start working a Friday - Tuesday work week and taking Wednesday and Thursday off. Now I realize that in the above graphic there is an 80% chance of rain on Thursday. I'd like to clarify that it is a 100% chance because my straight hair is now curly. However, my job requires that I be at work on Tuesday in order for people to get paid. So, I'll take one pretty day (yesterday was GORGEOUS) and one rainy day to get errands done. So, in the next election I am voting for the president who either grans 4 day work weeks or grants the new and improved Friday - Tuesday work week.

Monday, June 01, 2009

And Update on my Obsession

Thank you, Vera Bradley Email Message, for reminding me I am obsessed with this pattern. And yes, I added the two items circled above to my collection (along with the laptop case, not pictured.) I must take a break for a few weeks though because my wallet has to spend money on the 3 weddings and a camping trip excursion coming up quickly on my social calendar. And those, my blog readers, are some posts you should be looking forward to. Just a hint: 3 weddings, only 2 couples. It's gonna be fun!