Friday, December 20, 2013

Five on Friday

Happy Friday Beauties!
Can you all believe this is the last Friday before Christmas? I hope I'm not the only one who  thinks this year has flown by! Today I'm linking up again with my favorite ladies April, Darci, Natasha, and Christina for my favorite post each week...Five on Friday!

Yesterday Josh and I decided to take a little day trip to Charlotte to do a little shopping and grab lunch in one of our favorite cities. I remembered on our way down there that the new Tupelo Honey opened a few weeks ago right off of South Blvd. and let me just tell you Charlotte bloggers: if you have not already gone you MUST! I have always wanted to go to the Tupelo Honey in Asheville but never have, so this was a treat for both Josh and I. 

Their sweet tea is

Every meal comes with a salt and pepper biscuit that literally melts in your mouth

Also with the biscuit comes fresh honey and jam...Josh and I ended up buying some of both to take home and place in our parents stocking stuffers. 

While I love the main dish, I'm the type of girl that loves good side dishes. Luckily Tupelo Honey is a place where you can make a meal plate out of 3 side dishes. I swooned over mac-n-cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, and "southern popcorn" aka okra!

Today is the 2nd Annual Christmas party for a group of college-aged adults that I have had the honor of working with at mission camp the past three summers. We all gather at a  local eatery that is central to us all decked out in our tackiest Christmas sweaters and eat! We then head back to our hide out for the night to play a mean game of White Elephant filled with homemade snacks and Christmas Card writing to the families we have been able to serve the past 3 summers. Speaking of food I still have not made my dip get on that! Here are some pictures from last year's party: 

Josh and I had date night on Wednesday and searched all over Winston to find a ginger bread house...well really we only looked at one Target...but were still sad we didn't find one. Josh had the idea instead to bake Christmas cupcakes and those could be his treat to bring to the party tonight. Let me tell y'all, he did not let me touch any of his ingredients or help him mix. He truly did it on his own and I think they turned out pretty good!

I have a new little cousin y'all! Since being on the road with my job starting in July, my family added a new little bundle of joy to the family name and I got to meet him for the first time this past week! He's almost four months old now but I'm excited to experience Baby A's first Christmas with him next week! 

With this being the last link-up before next week, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Stopping by from the link-up! I am waiting to try Tupelo until they work out the kinks, and the typical Charlotte buzz is through. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    I got a gingerbread house kit from Trader Joe's this year for my niece & nephew. It was awesome! The cupcakes look great though :)

    Happy holidays!

  2. That restaurant looks delicious! I have a weak spot for biscuits! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!


  3. Winston? I lived there for 5 years - it's a fun little city :) Love the funfetti cupcakes!

  4. That food looks so yummy!


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