The Weekend

Hi all,
I had a lovely weekend starting with a lunch with a good friend, a visit from Nate's parents, and a little bit of relaxing.  While thrifting I found this lovely over-sized cameo locket:
Thrifted Cameo
It is about 2 inches tall, and is the perfect length and makes whatever I wear that day significantly fancier.
That night Nate and I had a nice relaxing dinner at home.  I made us some d-lish Shrimp Scampi which is super easy to make (especially when you use pre-cooked shrimp.)
shrimp scampi!
The recipe is so simple, you just put 3 tbsp of butter, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 cloves garlic minced (I just used a garlic press), 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, and 2  tbsp of lime(or lemon) juice in a frying pan and heat it up on medium until the butter is melted, and the garlic starts to cook.  Then add 1 lb of pre-cooked shrimp, and cook it until everything is heated through.  Lastly, add cooked and drained linguine and lightly toss everything together.  Taste it then, and add more butter/oil/salt as needed.  It is super easy to make and WELL worth the effort.
For the Fourth, Nate's parents came to visit, and they told us about their trip to France that they just got back from, and while the men went golfing, Nate's mom and I did a little shopping.  We grilled out for dinner and had a nice relaxing night in.  Also, Nate's dad picked this out for me from an antique sale he was at:
A little gift
I'm also working on a few other side projects, but I'll post those when I get a little further along.


  1. that toothpick holder is cuuute!
    thanks for participating in my fundraiser. lets get together soon so i can go over details!

  2. love the cute little toothpick holder, great find!

  3. Oh, the locket is beautiful! And I don't know what's cuter: the toothpick holder itself, or the fact that he picked it out for you!