Mother’s Day Bliss

Happy Mama’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! Being away from family has been tough, especially during holiday’s and special days like Mother’s Day but this year was special for me seeing as its my FIRST Mothers Day. I remember as a kid always wondering why we don’t have a “Daughter’s Day” and my Mom would always say “every day is daughter’s day sweetie”. Now I can relate and totally understand!

It was nice to sleep in and wake up to my hubby saying “Happy Mother’s Day” and seeing a huge grin on Mikayla’s face. That is the best part of my day! Having her smile at me whenever I say “good morning” is the best way to start the day! We had some friends in town visiting and they got me a gift certificate to Massage Envy! AHHHHHH yessss! Can’t wait for that one hour of blissful peace and body rubbing! We went downtown and had lunch at the Southend Brewery which I would NOT recommend. I have eaten there four times now and have been disappointed each time. Not sure why I keep thinking “next time will be different” because it never is. This will not be posted in my Charleston Favorites!

My hubby is amazing and got me this beautiful ring! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It’s a little big but I will be getting it sized at my jeweler in Albany at the end of the month.

I am truly blessed to have such an amazing husband and daughter and don’t know what I would do without them. I am looking forward to Father’s Day next month so I can spoil him back 🙂



Low Country Cajun Festival = Fried Gator!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We were lucky to have several festivals happening around Charleston and fully took advantage of the awesome weather. Saturday we went to the Flowertown Festival in Summerville.  Wow! I have never seen so many vendors in one place! We got there early and it was great. It wasn’t too crowded in the morning and we had fun walking around and seeing everything. Every kind of craft, food, music, etc. you can think of was there. A definite must for next year!

Sunday we attended the Cajun Festival in James Island with some friends. The weather was great! They had beer tents, food tents, various vendors, music and a crawfish eating contest. Just as we were getting ready to watch, Mikayla decides to get fussy so we took her cue and headed to the car. It had gotten pretty warm with the sun blazing down and she was due to eat. Our friends Matt and Vanessa came with us and we had blast hanging out and trying new food! Speaking of new food, ever heard of fried gator!? Well, down South they don’t mess around! I actually gave into my fear and tried it and it was good! I am not one to try funky, gross sounding things like fried gator but I did! Besides, Rob promised a ten minute massage if I just tried a bite! I definitely didn’t pass that up! I also tried crawfish, boiled peanuts and a corn dog!

Below are some pictures of the festival. Note to self for next year: bring chairs!!


Family shot

She loves to chew on her strap!


Fried gator!!

Looks like chicken!


Crawfish (wasn't much of a fan)

Matt getting a lesson on how to eat crawfish!


Going for it!


They like it!



What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Would you be willing to try gator? 😉 Would love to hear from you! ~CB