Thursday, November 8, 2012


I know I have been the worst about keeping up this blog, but lately things are getting busier and busier!!!  All in a good way but my blog has become last on my list.  I imagine things will not slow down until after Christmas, am I right?  Do all of you feel this way?  
One exciting thing for us at Novel. is that this time of year means lots of Holiday Shows!!!!  We have many fun events ahead and one happens to be today at Fleur in Raleigh, NC!!  So if any of you live there or have friends or family in Raleigh, then head on over to the trunk show going on today!!!!  Lots of new goodies from Blue Chickadee, Library, Balboa and Bon Vivant!!!  
In case you are wondering here is a list of our upcoming events so you can mark your calendars!

Thursday, November 8-Fleur-Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, November 14-Mom's house-Columbia, SC
Thursday, December 6-Balboa Showroom-Spatanburg, SC
Friday, December 7-NOVEL. Showroom King Street Walk-Charleston, SC
Thursday, December 13-Van Jean-Columbia, SC
Friday, December 14-NOVEL. Showroom-Charleston, SC

Now on to what I have been up too these past couple of weeks.  Basically I have been eating and drinking my way through!  Ridiculous how many pictures I had on my phone of food!!!  

Lets start with this ridic side of beets adapted from Jamie Oliver.
Smoked Beets...yes please

Step One

Last Step

Roasted Potatoes

Grilled Romaine

Roasted Tomatoes

Finally got to try out  Butcher & Bee here in Charleston on Upper King Street.  Man was it worth the wait!!!  I had the Pulled Squash sandwich, sounds odd, and it was, but it was mouth watering good!  The squash had been pickled as well as BBQ'd if I remember correctly.  Anyway, yum!  You should go!  Things for vegetarians and meat lovers!!!

Pulled Squash Sandwich

Now I was also painting in between my binge eating.
Finally finished and shipped off this beauty to NYC this week.  It's going in a baby girl's nursery.  I cannot wait to see it hanging!

Working on a few little side projects for a friend.  
I can't disclose just yet but it will be worth the wait!!!

And to end it all, I got to meet up with some old college buddies!!!  How fun is it to laugh so hard your stomach muscles hurt?  Can't wait til the next time!

Hoping to get better at this blogging thing, but making no promises:)  Have a great weekend!!