Tuesday, March 25, 2014
This past weekend was the Irish Festival in Richmond, VA. I was born and raised in Richmond, but now live in Greensboro, NC with my husband and regularly find myself missing all the events and restaurants I used to frequent in RVA. Greensboro is a nice little city, but I don’t feel at home here, yet. I wish Greensboro had more Richmond aspects and events, there is always something to do in Richmond, and I was never bored. Anyway, to celebrate the Irish Festival from Greensboro I decided to do a color inspiration, I chose the color green for obvious reasons. I hope you enjoy!
Monday, March 24, 2014
How perfect are these centerpieces! A blog I really like, The North East Girl, had them pinned on her pinterest board. They are perfect for any party: bridal shower, birthday party, kids party, picnic, the list goes on and on and because you can change the colors or the boxes holidays can be thrown in there too! I want to make some and just keep them around the house for decoration.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
11. James Joyce once hid behind Ernest Hemmingway during a bar fight
22. Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, is Irish and in fact never stepped foot in Transylvania. Dracula may have actually been inspired by the Irish legend of Abhartach, hmmmm.
33. St. Patrick was actually captured by Irish raiders and sold as a slave to a druid (Celtic priest) and spent the next 6 years in slavery as a shepherd and became fluent in Irish
44. St. Patrick was Roman, not Irish
55. Ireland is the only country in the world that has a musical instrument (the harp) as its national symbol, NOT the shamrock
66. There are no postal or ZIP codes in Ireland outside of Dublin and Cork City (crazy, right?)
77. James Joyce once described Guinness stout as “the wine of Ireland”
88. The national color of Ireland is actually blue, green is the common thought national color, but if you look at the symbols of both the state and the island, St. Patrick’s blue is still visible and still used.
99. Irishman James Hoban designed the white house
110. Halloween was derived from an Irish festival called Samhain, and people carved turnips not pumpkins
111. The Guinness Brewery in St. James Street Dublin has a 9,000 year lease (nicely done)
112. The Titanic was actually built in Belfast, Northern Ireland
113. The longest place name in Ireland is in Muckanaghederdauhaulia in Cork
114. There are nearly 8 times more Polish speakers in Ireland than Gaelic speakers
115. Finally, one of the most popular radio shows, to this day, in rural Ireland is the daily broadcast of local obituaries.
Friday, March 14, 2014
I love reading blogs where people photograph and show off their outfits. There are some really stylish people out there! I’ve seen many outfits and pieces I would wear and many that I wouldn’t, but the outfit works for the person wearing it. It is all about individual style and being comfortable and confident in who you are. Maybe one day I will get John to photograph my outfits and post them, but I would have to get over him telling me to “strike a pose” and actually being photographed without feeling awkward. In the meantime, I’ll just post a few of these colleges of the pieces themselves.
It has been some crazy weather the last few days, 65 degrees one day, an ice storm the next.In my mind it is still winter, mostly because it is still so cold out, so I feel like I still should be wearing dark colors, navy, blacks, and grays. However, the official First day of Spring is just 6 days away, so I decided to brighten things up with my J. Crew neon coral top. I hope I'm not preempting anything and slightly warmer weather is on it's way.
Top: J Crew
Sweater: J Crew Forever Cardigan
Jeans: J Crew Matchstick
Shoes: Tory Burch Reva Flats (Nordstroms, Saks, toryburch.com)
I'm pretty comfy and enjoying my new jeans. What's your favorite casual Friday outfit?