Saturday, October 26, 2013

Two Year Anniversary

Day In.

Stuart and I recently celebrated our 2nd anniversary! Two years?? It goes by so fast!

We wanted to do something fun for dinner so we tried Moroccan food. Yum!

I found a Groupon (this place is expensive!) for the restaurant, Imperial Fez. We had a five course meal, belly-dancing included. 

Upon arriving, you take your shoes off. (I did not like this part...mainly because I have a foot thing and because I forgot socks.)

Note: I apologize for the terrible photos. It was dark inside and let's face it, I was sitting on the floor.

No shoes, please.

The decor was fascinating! Reminded me of Aladdin...

Course 1 (red lentil soup that you drink from the bowl) and
Course 2 (salad that you eat with your hands).
Everything was delicious!

Also, it is tradition to wear your napkin (ok, really a towel) over your left shoulder to wipe your hands on.
Here I am "cleansing my palette" between courses with a carrot and raisin dish.

Course 3 (B'stella). This might have been my favorite dish! Phyllo dough stuffed with Cornish hen, raisins, almonds and curried egg, topped with cinnamon and powder sugar.

Happy Anniversary! 

Course 4 (I ordered Cornish hen with artichokes, olives, carrots and lemon)

(side note: at this point, I had moved to sit on the floor to be even more authentic. Stuart chose to stay on the couch...thus the awkward angle of the photo)

Course 5 (Probably my least favorite course. But the mint tea was to die for!)

And here's a little belly dancing to leave you with....

Lastly, my favorite part of the evening was when I made Stu give the belly dancer a tip. Of course, he was embarrassed :) So she comes over to the table, and Stuart is supposed to tuck the money in her "belt". Right as he is about to tuck the money in, she scoots away from him....twice. hehe 

And as I'm writing this, Clemson is playing horribly, and Stuart is audibly expressing his emotions. Back to reality :)

Day Out.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Annie Sloan Projects

Day In.

I was introduced to Annie Sloan Paint a few years ago by a dear friend, and I've been hooked ever since! It's a chalk paint so the best part is that you don't have to sand, prime, prep, etc. before you paint! Umm, what?!

Stuart's mom let me have this small side cabinet so I wanted to make it a side table for our spare bedroom. It was wood and needed some TLC. I used the Old White and Coco colors. I'm currently obsessed with the Coco's a warm light brown.


New hardware.


The top is distressed with dark wax. I'm still not sure if I love it yet.

My next project was for a dresser that my sister had but didn't have room for it anymore. I gladly took it! It was already a nice off-white...just need to be updated.


After. I love this one! I left all the trim in the original color so just painted on the Coco.

I've done a couple other things with Annie Sloan. I'm still (slowly) working to finish the spare bedroom. It's kind of become our "catch all" room so I'm trying to change that :)

Day Out.