let me catch you up...

Hello Beauties!

I'm sorry that I've been a little out of commission this weekend.
Last week, I didn't get enough sleep, I wasn't eating healthy, and I was so stressed with school.
Sure enough, I came down with a cold on Friday.
You know... runny nose, congestion, cough, fatigue, headache, body aches.

 That didn't stop me from attending the Miss SC USA 2011 pageant on Friday and Saturday nights.
Man, was it great to watch the pageant and not have the anxiety of competing! 
I will say, though, that it made me miss the competition so much and I can't wait to do the Miss Charleston USA pageant in March. 

Friday night was the preliminary competition.
I enjoyed second row seating with a special little girl I used to babysit when I was in high school. 
Now she's nine years old, which is unreal to me! 

The next morning, my mom came to Charleston. 

We ate lunch at Five Loaves Cafe.

I had heard much hype about this place since moving to Charleston well over a year ago.
It's one of those restaurants that started from a tiny bank loan and ended up doing very well.
It's now very popular with the locals and tourists.

I had a three soup sampler: 
1. Tomato taragon with crab meat = not very flavorful & not much crab meat
2.  Tomato Basil with goat cheese = excellent soup -the goat cheese was a wonderful touch
3. Potato soup with broccoli and cheese = tasted like mashed potatoes with a piece of broccoli on top

Next, Mom and I split a chicken salad sandwich.
I wish I had a picture of it, because the presentation was lovely.
*Side note= I'm going to get better about remembering to take photos to post!*
But, the bread fell apart and the chicken salad was a bit dry.
I ate mine with a fork and it was not easy.

I'm quite disappointed in Five Loaves Cafe and I don't think it
lived up to the hype.

That night, we attended the finals night of the Miss SC USA pageant.
Meet the new Miss SC USA and Miss SC Teen USA:

On Sunday, Mom, Brandon, and I went to Folly Beach for some lunch at Rita's.
Once again, I wish I had thought to take a photo of my meal.
I had shrimp & grits ...actually, the best shrimp & grits I've ever had.

We took a walk on the pier and snapped some pictures:

The weather was beautiful.
Even though I was sick, it was a great Sunday!

We stopped by Walgreens, bought some Mucinex, and I also got some Goody Spin Pins.
If you don't own any of these...buy some!
One of these babies takes the place of tons of regular bobbie pins.
Just one spin pin will hold you hair snug, end of story.

Hope you all have a lovely, short work week!


  1. I miss pageants so much! I never competed at the USA level, but I always had fun at my "little" competitions, like Miss College of Charleston. :) Good luck preparing for the March pageant!

  2. Congratulations to the new SC titleholders! SC always does well at Miss USA. I can't wait to hear more about your road to Miss SC USA.. You should post it about!

  3. Love your boots in that picture! I'll have to pick up some of those hair pins.
    Feel better soon.. xoxo!

  4. Pretty new follower... I'm not sure if I've commented before or not.

    I have some of those bobby pin thingys..I can never get them to work in my hair, since it is so thick :( Maybe I am doing it wrong...it looks so cute!


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