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A Southern Twenty-Five on Friday!

One week in the Capital City, many more to go!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who sent an email or text or who called to wish me luck on my first week back down here. Y'all made my day on Monday! I still miss Charlotte {and my two minute commute to work} like crazy, but being back in Columbia still feels like an awesome decision.

Anyway, it's Friday and it's a three day weekend and I bet you all know where I'm headed as soon as the clock strikes 5 o'clock today... {hey remember that time I moved back to Columbia so I could stop traveling every weekend? Ha!}

I couldn't help but laugh when I checked the weather on Sunday night for my first full day back in Columbia.

High of 90 {but feels like 101}, humid, and late afternoon thunderstorms. Such a typical summer day forecast for Columbia.

Fun fact: I've always enjoyed writing and I've always obsessively taken pictures. That habit goes back to the good ol' yearbook days in high school. This picture was from Katie's and my senior yearbook distribution as co-editors NINE years ago {holy cow}

Tuesday night was yearbook distribution at my old high school... and yes, I absolutely went back for it! They did a phenomenal job with the book {as always} and I was glad to be able to go back and catch up with Katie and our advisor.

We're all grown up!

Wednesday night, there was a Charlotte Brewery night at Craft & Draft {a new place in Columbia that I like to go to} AND they had OMB Hornet's Nest on tap.

Yes, please. A little bit of Charlotte in Columbia. I'm ok with that, especially when it's followed up with a dinner date with Patrick to Henry's. Mmm...

There are so many things that I've always wanted to do but couldn't because I didn't live in Columbia. Going to Rhythm and Blooms at Riverbanks Zoo was definitely one of them. Finally got to go last night!

A little food, a little drinking, a little music, a little {ok, a LOT} of searching for my brick in the garden. It was kind of a great way to end my first week in Columbia.

Kiawah, I'm coming for you.


Happy Memorial Day Weekend! See y'all next week! 


  1. I can't wait to catch up and see how your first week at your new job went! Love that old picture of you and Katie!

  2. I was the Co-Editor on our yearbook staff my Junior and Senior year. I loved it!! It was so much fun and I always made sure there were no bad pictures of me and my friends!

  3. This looks amazing! Happy first week back!

  4. That brewery looks like so much fun!! I was the Editor for yearbook too - fun times :) Love your outfit at the Yearbook event!!

  5. We might be moving to the outskirts of Lexington. If so, I want to try a few new-ish places that I have heard about in Columbia. Including going to the zoo again.

  6. Yaaayy have fun in Kiawah this weekend!! That brewery event looks like so much fun!

  7. Oh my gosh- getting yearbooks in high school was the BEST DAY EVER!!! Ahh good times. Hope you have a great long weekend at the beach :)

  8. what a fun place to live :) that food looks amazing. and i'm jealous of your weather!


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