kis•met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized

1. fate.


life in pictures

top left :: spent last weekend at the lake. it was perfectly beautiful and relaxing.

top right :: pumping myself full of claritin to combat the worst allergies of my life.

bottom left :: taking piano lessons again for fun. best.idea.ever.

bottom right :: the orchid plant husband got for me. hopefully it will survive. 
i have bad luck with plants. i killed a cactus once.


they are the best

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
- Anatole France


david sedaris round two

Remember this? I didn't get to sew on a button this time, but I did get to meet him again (he remembered me!) and get all of my books signed. It was a great show. His readings were hilarious. Laughed so hard I almost cried. I highly recommend going to see him if he's in town. 

P.S. He has a new book coming out on Tuesday. Buy it. Read it. Love it.


Furry Fridays

Yesterday I was featured over on B is for Becky, an adorable blog that I love.
Go check out my post here
(And check out the rest of the blog while you're at it.)


pining for food in utah

There's this place in Provo called Guru's that has the most delicious southwest fry sauce. Unfortunately, South Carolina is kind of far away from Provo, so I had to figure out how to make up for the distance and make the sauce myself. It is delicious.

Here's what you need:

1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon ketchup
5-6 tablespoons BBQ sauce*
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

Mix all ingredients together until completely blended, and chill in the fridge until cold.

Enjoy with sweet potato fries or regular fries if you don't like sweet potatoes. 

*Be sure to get Jack Daniel's Honey Smoke House BBQ Sauce. It won't taste right if you use a different sauce.