Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Five

Who else is ready for a three day weekend? I am looking forward to hearing the school bell ring this afternoon and heading out the door to celebrate this long weekend!

1. Perfect Poolside Drink. I have mentioned before that margaritas are going to be my go to drink this summer. I am loving this recipe that calls for just three ingredients which makes preparing and packing a breeze.


2. Currently Craving. Everything watermelon. I could eat watermelon for breakfast and lunch every day. This recipe featuring watermelon, mint and feta cheese is a great way to add a little variety to my watermelon snacks.

3. Backyard Dreams. We are well underway with the search for our forever home. I have high hopes of living in this next house until we retire. One must is a large backyard for the pup and any future kiddos. We would love a space to build our own fire pit to hang out by in the evenings.


4. Sweet Treats. Stumbled across these sweet treats on Pinterest. These Key Lime Pie Macaroons would be perfect treat to bring  to a cookout this weekend.


5. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I am looking forward to slipping into a new bikini and spending the next three days poolside!



Signature
Like what you're reading?
Follow Sweet Carolina Belle on BloglovinInstagram, Twitter, & Facebook!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Well, Hello There!


Alright, so I accidentally took a little blogging break for a few weeks.  I am not going to bore you with a ton of excuses which believe me there are a plenty. Instead let me fill you in on a bit of what I have been up to these past few weeks.

I completed my first indoor triathlon. Lifetime fitness hosted an indoor triathlon series at one of their locations in Raleigh. I have always been interested in triathlon races so its was a great way to dip my toes in the water (literally and figuratively). The race was divided into a 30 minute swim, 30 minute bike and 20 minute run. I really loved the spin and the run portion of the race. The swimming portion was by far the hardest. Those 30 minutes in the pool were excruciating and went by extremely slow. Honestly, I don't think I swam laps since college when I was a lifeguard so I was extremely rusty. I did love the feeling of getting back in the water and would love to start swimming laps again. Overall, the race was a blast and it let me know that I would enjoy doing more triathlons. Just with a bit more training first!

Over Mothers Day weekend, my mom and I drove down to Georgia to see my Grandmother. She moved there back in February due to a significant decline in her health and being unable to live alone anymore.  Describing the facility she is staying as an assisted living facility does it a complete disservice. There are activities all through out the day for residents to enjoy. The town it is located in is a golf cart friendly community so many residents have golf cards they can drive to putt around town. It was great to see Grandma since I had not seen her since Christmas. It was also nice to spend quality time with my mom on the long drive down.


A few friends mentioned that they were running the Running with the Bulls 8k in Durham which of course I jumped on the chance to join! I happily signed up for another race. It is always nice to have something to train for because the added pressure encourages me to push the pace a bit on my runs. The race is at the end of May so I have been completing 3-4 training runs each week. I'll share my training plan with y'all soon.


What have you guys been up to lately? We spent the weekend relaxing and looking at houses. The house hunt if 100% underway. So excited for this new chapter of our life.


Signature
Like what you're reading?
Follow Sweet Carolina Belle on BloglovinInstagram, Twitter, & Facebook!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend Insight



One way that is guaranteed to make you feel old? Going to your 10 year high school reunion. No really, it has been 10 years since I graduated high school. Let's take a walk down memory lane... 10 years ago Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother and The Office debuted. Now all those shows are considered classics in my mind. I had just upgraded to the popular phone of the time, the Razr. My goal in life 10 years ago was to look like Hilarie Burton from One Tree Hill (What is she up to these days?). I also had a goal to be as dark as possible through a orange glow from the tanning bed. Thankfully I have grown a lot over these past 10 years and still occasionally get carded :) 

Saturday night we headed out to dinner at the beach with a small group from our graduating class to celebrate our 10 years post high school. I went to a small high school with a graduating class under 30 so we were all pretty close. I am happy to be able to call these girls my friends and love that we still keep in touch!


{Class of 2005}

We had a great time Saturday night down by the beach catching up over drinks and good food. The rest of the weekend was spent visiting my family and enjoying the beautiful weather. I appreciate that both our families are less than a two hour drive away. It is always nice to spend a weekend at home catching up. 

How was everyone's weekend? Is your 10 year reunion around the corner or did you go to your class reunion?




Signature
Like what you're reading?
Follow Sweet Carolina Belle on BloglovinInstagramTwitter, & Facebook!