Weekend Review

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Dinner

Rx Restaurant & Bar

Snack >> Assorted Cheeses, Shelton’s Apples, Jalapeno Jam, Honey, Toasted Pecans

Dinner >> Me: NC Duck, Cowpeas, Bacon Braised Collards, Fig-Fennel Chutney, Cracklin and Shoot Salad

Matt: Cherry Smoked Guinea Hen, Rx Gnocchi, Redbor Kale, Peas, Carrots, Veloute, Crispy Onions

Dessert >> Sticky Toffee Pudding, Homemade Bourbon Ice Cream 

Drinks >> B52, Muddled Blood Orange Cocktail Special

Can you say “YUMMM” with me?!  Our second visit to Rx Restaurant & Bar did not disappoint.  We left full, but not overstuffed and had seconds in our hands for lunch the next day.  I cannot say enough about this restaurant.  We even had the same waitress and I am just floored by her knowledge of the menu [that changes daily] and other offerings they have.  If you’re in or around Wilmington or planning to stop through in the future, you must try this charming place.  This experience was certainly the highlight of our weekend since we both worked, and it was a great gift to ourselves for our birthdays.  {also pictured bottom left: a small part of my birthday breakfast Matt made- bacon pancakes!! he knows me so well!}

I hope your weekend adventures were perfectly delightful!  Just think, tomorrow is already Hump Day!

xoxo, heather

Rounding out the Week

Good Friday morning to y’all!  

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It should come as no surprise that I’m back linking up with AprilDarciNatasha, and Christina for today’s Five on Friday.  Let’s be honest, it is always nice to have some consistency in life 🙂

One– 

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kind of participated in the Real Simple #rsgetreal challenge this week.  I say that because, well, I even slacked off with that.  Either that or I had the perfect example to represent a day’s challenge and I would find it gone, taken care of, put away thanks to my husband.  It’s hard to say if I was happy about it or not 🙂  I did, however, appreciate seeing everyone else’s real life captured- and to my fellow type A newlywed wife struggling to always get it right I say, “we’re not the only ones!”.

Two- Did you guys see Downton Abbey this week?! {POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT} Because I… I just can’t.  Ball my eyes out for poor Anna.  You guys, it seriously just broke my heart.  And then I tried to talk about it with Matt and I got the usual look, “can we talk about what happened in real life?”.  Shoot.

 Three- Matt’s birthday was on Wednesday and I so appreciate everyone joining with me to wish him a happy one!  I have always been of the opinion that it doesn’t matter stranger or friend, it feels special being wished a happy birthday by someone on your sweet day- and you guys delivered.  I passed on the sweet messages to him and we enjoyed a delicious dinner at home topped off with the secret family recipe for red velvet cake- his birthday fave.  

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Four- My birthday is TOMORROW!!  Needless to say, I am super excited!  I have to work [and will sadly be missing a sweet friend’s wedding- best wishes, you guys!] but we are headed to dinner as soon as I get off.  We will be returning to the Rx Restaurant you read about here and I cannot wait!  Rest assured I will have something to report about the food situation and I trust it’ll be nothing but positive.  Cheers to 26!

Five- In regards to number 4- a few birthday presents have found their way in my mailbox this week.  The sweet cards and gifts have made my week!  Then I got THIS!  

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I know it’s already halfway through the month but close enough- you might remember this from my gift guide for Christmas.  Thank goodness my sister shares my love for Rifle Paper Co!  I can’t wait for this to find it’s place in our home!

I hope your weekend is full of adventure and rest all at the same time!  Happy Friday!!

xoxo, heather

This Guy

Can I just tell you a little about this guy?

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Besides his obvious good looks, he is the best.  He has a servant’s heart of gold and works tirelessly to provide for and protect this family.  He makes me laugh- sometimes at him but mostly with him.  He drives me crazy to distract me from the running to-do lists in my head.  He loves so well.  He also fights so well- did you know that was possible?  I never could have imagined someone who could keep up with me in an argument all while diffusing the problem that got us there in the first place.  He celebrates the victories of others and encourages the best of everyone he encounters.  He inspires me to be more patient, more loving, more forgiving and gracious everyday.  

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But today, especially, he causes me to be so thankful; so thankful for the gift he is in my life and in so many others.  Today is his birthday!  Won’t you join me in wishing him a great one?!

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All photography by The Beautiful Mess 🙂

xoxo, heather

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