Posts tagged ‘ice cream’

August 8, 2011

King and Queen

This weekend was a good one. I may or may not have a food hangover from last night… Adam and I ate like King’s (and Queens) this entire weekend.

Saturday morning we got up early to run errands.. Ok, so really we only ran one errand and then hit up the outlets. I sent a batch of these to Miss Shanna.She sent me a pair of shoes in return

I think I won that swap 😉 These shoes are HOT.

After we dropped off the cookies we headed straight to shopping!

Adam’s a really good shopping partner. He doesn’t pick out the same skirt to try on as I do, he tells me that I look beautiful in EVERYTHING and he doesn’t complain about going in every store. He just asks for my iphone to play angry birds and finds a seat near the dressing room.

We did A LOT of shopping so it’s fair to say we worked up quite the appetite when we were done. We headed into the food court and found a place called Greean Leaf’s & Bananas.

We split the Acai & Blueberry Smoothie and I ordered a chicken and avocado wrap. I wrapped up half in a to go box and ate half  there.

Twas yummy.

After our big day of shopping we met Adam’s parents down the shore for some dinner at Shrimp Box. We called ahead so it wasn’t too bad of a wait. We all ordered seafood dishes that were extremely tasty. When we were done they offered to get ice cream… I clearly didnt decline 😉

I ordered that peanut buttery goodness. I highly suggest you get to a DQ and order this because it’s only available this August.

After our indulgent treats the night before we needed a good sweat! Adam and I went to the gym around 2 and worked out for a little over an hour. I threw some ribs in the crock pot earlier so when we got home the smell had taken over our teeny tiny apartment.

We waited a little bit before digging in but it was WELL worth it.


Ribs, Baked Potato, Salad AND

Sweet Potato Biscuits!

I had these for the first time in North Carolina and have wanted to recreate them since. I did a pretty good job because even though we were stuffed to the brim we still made room for one of these.

Oh, and this.

I swear we have separate compartments in our stomach that allow room for dessert. So, yeah I’m not doing too well on one of my goals… But I’m starting fresh today!

I’m starting my first day on the job today and was thinking of wearing this J. Crew dress.

Like my curtsy? Our mirror fell down and I didn’t have the patience to mess with it this morning.

Wish me luck!! Recipe for these coming tomorrow 🙂

QUESTIONS: Does anyone else feel like they ALWAYS have room for dessert?

August 2, 2011

Happy Place

On our last day in the Outerbanks I headed out with 2 of my cousins to do a little shopping! I remember oohing and aahing while reading Courtney’s blog from a couple of weeks ago when she was in Corolla so I took it to twitter to ask her for the exact stops.

We checked out a couple of surf shops and then headed to the good stuff. First stop was The Fudgery.

I think the girl who worked there was bored because she kept begging me to try another sample. I clearly didn’t say no.

I tried chocolate peanut butter, cookies and cream and extraordinary chocolate. I ended up buying a pound of extraordinary chocolate because I’m a sucker….

We then went into the Outerbanks Popcorn Factory.

This place has only been open for a month but they REALLY know what they are doing. The girls who worked there were so sweet and we had a long talk about blogging and popcorn of course. They gave me lots of samples to try before I decided on my final flavor.

Vanilla Almond Crunch

Pirates Blend

Old Bay

S’mores

It was a toss-up between S’mores and Old Bay! They were both SO delicious.

During Sweet vs Salt tooth – Sweet won! I couldn’t deny this popcorn. Chocolate covered popcorn, graham crackers and marshmallows. I opened it immediately and couldn’t take my hand out of the bag. It’s truly addicting. Good thing they ship them now because I am already out 🙂

While walking around we saw a Donut shop called Duck Donuts and it was nothing like I’ve ever seen before.

They make all of their doughnuts plain

Then you pick the toppings

Cinnamon Sugar, Maple Sugar, Coconut, Chocolate Icing, Sprinkles etc. I didn’t try one but my cousins said they were the best they’ve ever had.

When we passed an Ice Cream spot we knew we had to stop in… I’m not one to pass up HOMEMADE ice cream. Big Bucks Ice Cream was like a 50’s pop shop. They had so many great treats.

We all picked the peanut butter cup and fudge ice cream in a small waffle cone.

There is nothing like homemade ice cream. Nothing.

I also picked up a bagel the next morning at Lighthouse Bagels that was basically dessert.

Um hello Cinnamon Burst. Best bagel i’ve ever had.

How many times have I said this was the best thing i’ve ever had? It’s true. I love Corolla! I want to marry it!

My cousins and I also chatted about our “Happy Place”. Your happy place is where you feel most comfortable – where you are at peace. Some people chose the beach, running, reading, the mall and their home. I chose the grocery store… I could spend hours and hours in there and be completely content.

What’s your Happy Place??