I write with a heavy heart today. My dear college town has been devestated by a massive tornado. Aaron and I sat in awe as we watched the live coverage, twitter posts and uploaded pictures from our computers in Atlanta. Luckily, The Weather Channel kept us posted every step of the way.
We got in touch with all of our friends, but the devestation is truly unbelievable. The pictures are heartbreaking of homes completely destroyed and the personal accounts of this horrible tragedy get worse and worse.
Just two weeks ago, I almost cried coming back to a city I hold so dear. Tears of joy returning to a town where I spent four amazing years with some of my best friends and Aaron. Tuscaloosa is one of those places that holds so many memories and I can't wait for the day I can share those with my own children. I remember eating at some of the demolished restaurants, wasting time at University Mall and the countless hours spent sitting in five o'clock traffic on Game Day Fridays on those wiped-out roads.
We will remember the lives lost and the rebuilding that Tuscaloosa will now endure. You are in our prayers.
This week's outfit features pieces that can be worn on different occasions. The silk Plenty by Tracy Reese dress incorporates two of spring's biggest trends: safari inspired looks and florals. You'll want to add this dress to your closet because it can do double duty at work and out at dinner. You can switch out the wedges with a pair of strappy sandals for a more glamorous effect. The Urban Expressions clutch, which features a detachable strap, can carry your essentials during the day and makes a chic addition to any outfit at night. A delicate gold tone necklace and vintage belt completes this look.
Plenty by Tracy Reese dress $90.95 Urban Expressions $45.95 Moda wedges $17.95 Vintage belt $17.95 Necklace $25.95
Grand total: $198.75
These pieces can be found at Current's Alexandria location.
I made these for a co-worker's birthday and they turned out amazing... yummy and awesome looking. This is super easy too so there are no excuses.
Start with a packaged white cake mix, cream cheese icing and food coloring. FYI - You will also need any additional ingredients that are on the back of the cake mix box. Mix the cake batter according to the instructions. Then divide into separate bowls depending on how many colors you want.
My color choices: red, blue, purple, yellow and green
Drop the colors on top of each other into cupcake liners. Bake according to instructions.
This weekend we went back "home" to Tuscaloosa and we had an amazing time catching up with friends. I always used to say I couldn't wait to get out of T-town but I LOVE going back to all the fun and excitement. Thanks Reid and Laura for letting our fam jam stay with yours :)
If you were anywhere in the Southeast these past few days, then you experienced this line of storms. This was one of those eerie moments when the sun was shining.
Reunited twice in one month.... a new record
The tall tee made it out.
I caught the most precious candid moment. Love you two :)
Me and the hubby
Pretty decent turnout
Ready for fall football fun
Williams Family pic
Brinson joined us too
I just had to capture this moment of Aaron being so mad while waiting in a horrible line just for Mexican food. Pretty hilarious to watch.
Well, I will be MIA this week because in about 12 hours I will be in New York City. I am so stinking excited.
I will leave you with the lullaby Aaron has been singing me all week...
What consumes our life right now? Um, looking at houses. We aren't really ready to settle down and start the house hunting process just yet but we still look... like all the time.
Some people complain that houses are so expensive where they live... well people Atlanta is NOT cheap
This 2 bed, 1 bath house is $399,000! Yes, you read that correctly. The Atlanta newspaper constantly talks about how it is a buyers market, but NO ONE is selling so there isn't the best selection on the market.
That being said I can still ponder how I will decorate once we do get a house :)