Thursday, October 23, 2014

netflix picks!

since we've been married, we haven't had cable or satellite. we don't even have those little bunny ears that can get you like a total of four channels. so when we want to watch tv, we head over to our friends house, or we turn on netflix. right now i am doing a full-time, unpaid dietetic internship, so when we were looking at our budget, staying cable-free was definitely a way we could save a little money. fifty dollars a month can go a long way, and we haven't really had the spare change. but 8 dollars ... 8 dollars we have, so we quickly decided to subscribe to netflix. we really enjoy having date nights and watching new shows together [ our life is so wild, i know ;) ]. so, through our browsing, i've compiled a little list of our favorite shows / movies on netflix.

house of cards ||
this is a netflix original series, and so worth a netflix subscription itself. if you like political dramas, then you'll love this one.

blackfish ||
this film is a documentary following orcas in captivity. prepare for water works and to never visit seaworld again...

scandal ||
oh yes, another political drama and i am obsessed. i just started watching, so i'm not up to date with the new season. so if you aren't either, prepare to get hooked.

terra nova ||
scofield and i have been really into sc-fi action shows in the past, like lost and revolution. terra nova is kind of like a light-hearted sci-fi/action/adventure show. don't get too hooked, though, because sadly it only lasted one season.

continuum ||
once again ... sci-fi, action, adventure [can you tell who picks all the shows in our house?] i was skeptical at first and not interested, but once w got into it i really enjoyed it. i like how there really isn't a good guy and a bad guy. it's all kind of gray. everybody's kind of everything. kind of like in real life, you know.

i'd love to know, what are your favorite netflix picks!? we're always happy to hear new recommendations!

Monday, October 20, 2014

fall date ideas || apple picking with girlfriends

a few of my closest girlsfriends and i recently headed up to sky top orchard for a little apple picking with katherine herndon photography. it's one of my favorite things to do in fall, and lucky for us, the orchard is nearby, only about 45 minutes away. we got really lucky, because the weather called for rain, but we decided to take our chances anyway. when we got there we had just missed the torrential down pour and the sun was out and shining for us. yeah! we had so much fun running around, picking apples, and taking pictures. it seems sky top is getting more and more popular every year, so we really had to search to find apples this year. i heard that with the rate they are growing, they will probably have to expand soon. yay! more apples for us, right!?

katherine is a total whiz with her camera, not to mention one of the kindest, trendiest humans i know. i could not have enjoyed this collaboration more, and am so excited to share some pictures with you below... 
such a fun, perfect day in the apple orchard. before we left we made sure to grab some freshly baked apple cider donuts, along with frozen apple cider. couldn't have asked for a better afternoon with muh ladies.

thank you katherine for the pictures!


don't forget to check katherine out on her website and facebook page!

Friday, October 17, 2014

fall for greenville

one of my favorite parts of living in greenville are all of the fun, local festivals. one of the best ones, in my opinion, is fall for greenville. a bunch of restaurants and local vendors come out, and you can get samples of different food items at each station. there's even concerts going on, cooking demonstrations, and little fair rides for kids. scofield and i didn't have a whole lot of time this year - we just made it out for about an hour sunday afternoon. but maybe that's a good thing, because otherwise i would have tried to taste everything. it all looked so good.
 ^ this group was amazing. loved listening to them.
 ^ papi's tacos ... always hits the spot.
 ^ the homemade potato chips with bleu cheese sauce from soby's was amazing
 ^ we are both obsessed with crab cakes. we get them anytime we have the chance, so obviously we couldn't pass up ;)
 ^ strawberry lemonade
 ^  the little kids corner

as always, thanks for a fun afternoon greenville!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

oreo nutella cookies

okay, let's be honest ... these cookies have no nutritional value. zero. zilch. i can't even make the claim for "it's a whole grain ;)" from whole wheat flour, because it's pretty much just nutella, eggs, and oreos in these cookies. but how about eggs ... protein, right? even if i can't claim there's nutrition for your body, i can claim that these cookies have nutrition for your soul ... and marriage. make these and your husband will love you forever. 

i've never been big on oreos, but lately they have been hitting the spot. it all started with trader joe's cookies and cream ice cream. jeesh, they stuff is so good, it's wrong. so, i thought, if oreos are this good in ice cream, they have to be amazing in cookies. a cookie within a cookie ... what's not to love! right? right??

oreo nutella cookies

  • 1 cup nutella
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup oreos, crushed
preheat the oven to 350 F. combine the first four ingredients in a bowl [nutella, egg, vanilla extraxt, and brown sugar] with hand mixer on low speed. when fully blended, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. using the hand mixer, blend together. next, fold in the chocolate chips and crushed oreos. prepare a baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper. using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. remove, let cool, and enjoy!
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