5.30.2014

poppy is 5!






Today is Poppy's 5th birthday! Time sure has flown by and so much has changed since I got her.  I rescued Poppy in August of 2009, just 3 weeks after I bought my first condo.  It was my first time living alone and I had been wanting a puppy for years, so it seemed like the perfect time. And it was! So many people worry about having a dog in an apartment or condo, but we loved it.  Poppy is not as active as some dogs, she is pretty lazy and laid back.  She was just 10 pounds when I got her and now she is just over 50-- a little bigger than I thought she'd be!  

Poppy is truly my bff and daughter. Its cheesy, but I am so thankful for her.  I can always count on her snuggles and kisses to cheer me up.  She always keeps me company.  She is extremely loyal and oh so lovable. I can't wait to celebrate her tonight- yes I am having a party!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!



5.28.2014

poppy's wishlist

Poppy will be 5 this Friday! I can't believe it! We have a little afternoon party planned to celebrate, she is my baby after all.  I  put together a few things that I think would be on her wishlist.  The only thing on the list she is actually getting is the Pup Pie.  But if we had a pool she would definitely need the float.  And if I could convince Dave, I would get her the back seat car hammock....and the acrylic food and water dishes. 



poppys wishlist


5.23.2014

friday five: may 23



one. I'm so excited for the long weekend!! We are going to a Knights game tomorrow night, but that is all we really have planned.

two. I love finding great new nail colors...here are my current favs:

OPI- Mod About You

      

Essie- Mod Squad and Go Ginza

three. I love these shorts from J.Crew! They are currently 25% off and they have a stretchy waistband- win win.
four. I am hosting two showers in June- one bridal and one baby. I have been having so much fun on Pinterest looking for cute ideas.  I love an excuse for a party! We have a theme for the bridal shower, I'm still thinking of a theme/color scheme for the baby shower- ideas welcome. 

five. I plan to spend lots of time with my favorites this weekend- Dave & Poppy! 


  

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

(and if you are on Instagram- check out Poppy Style's giveaway!!) 

5.13.2014

beauty wishlist

I love new make up and trying new products! Here are 3 things at the top of my list...


 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation (here)





YSL Clear Gloss (here)





Smashbox BB Cream (here)

5.09.2014

libstrong



It is a sad day in Charlotte.  Sweet Libby went to Heaven yesterday and I can't imagine the pain her family is feeling.  I am just so heartbroken for her family.  Please keep the Jones family in your prayers.

If you are in Charlotte, consider donating blood on May 19.  It can make a difference in someone else's battle. 


5.08.2014

grove park inn recap


  



We had the best little getaway at the Grove Park Inn last week!  It was my first time there, but definitely won't be my last.  When I travel places I like to know where to eat, suggestions on what to order and things to do.  So I thought I'd share all of that about our trip in case anyone is headed there soon.

Breakfast Buffet- You have to do the breakfast buffet at least once! It is incredible. Everything you can imagine- we're talking chocolate chip pancakes, fresh carrot juice, gluten free muffins, omelet station, cereals, etc.  Dave said it was his favorite meal!

Edison- We decided to each order a sandwich and share. I had the grilled cheese and he got the burger. It was the best grilled cheese ever! Served with a tomato soup type sauce for dipping- yummy. We also started with popcorn shrimp which I loved- it wasn't too heavy which was a pluc.

Vue 1913- My meal (trout) was completely overshadowed by the spaghetti squash it was served on! It was amazing, so much flavor. I have tried to make spaghetti squash 2-3 times now and it never turns out like this one did.

Sunset Terrace- This had a spectacular view.  I had my favorite meal here! I got the beet salad to start with and then Dave and I shared a steak and sides.  The salad was so delicious! We had the mac'n'cheese and creamed spinach for sides and I loved both.

Spa CafĂ©- We ate lunch here after our massages. I liked Dave's pick better than mine.  He got a blackened chicken Panini and I had the turkey club.  Both came with side salads there were tasty.

Farm Burger- We grabbed lunch here while wondering in downtown Asheville.  The burgers were great, the fries were amazing. Best French fries!


Make sure you go to the dueling piano bar in the Grove Park too! We did that our last night and it was really fun.  I also highly recommend the spa. The pools, massages, everything were perfect. 


5.06.2014

jewelry sale

I am doing a lot of spring cleaning! I am switching my website to all handmade jewelry.  So it is time to really clean out my inventory.  Email me (madeline@shoppoppystyle.com) to purchase any of the pieces below--please include photo and/or detailed description of the piece.  Once I confirm it is still in stock I will send you a PayPal invoice.  Shipping is $2-$5.






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