I absolutely love this combo by Diane von Furstenburg. I've always wanted a super cool leather motorcycle jackets and don't even get me started on how cool that skirt is. I love it so much I might save up and splurge. I also might pray that it goes on sale and they still have my size available. I guess we'll see. In the meantime a girl can dream.



My boyfriend and I do a lot of cooking because we love eating good food. When it comes to cooking we like to make a night of it and really go all out whenever we have the time. I'd compare the process to driving by saying that my boyfriend sits in the driver's seat and me, the passenger. He is just so good at portioning and plating and, well, everything. I love to help and I insert my opinion often, particularly on limiting the butter portions. I usually chop veggies or stir. I'm really, REALLY good at stirring.

Anyways, the point to all of this...I know this is way off the MEEP target but I've taken some pretty awesome photos of our succulent meals and thought I'd share. I hope it makes you hungry for some amazing, well-prepared food.

If you can't cook, don't fret...just go to Umai on Madison in Midtown Memphis. This is my favorite place to eat and it will seriously blow your mind. The flavors and presentation alone will cause your stomach to worship this place as mine already does...not to mention the sweet mural in the dining room done by the chef.

A few nights ago we had cornish hens. I'd had one out before, but never attempted it on my own. When it comes to meat, I'm not a fan of bones. I just like for my food to look as little like the animal that it came from as possible. These guys weren't so bad, but stuffing it was NOT fun. We cooked these in a pan first to brown then in the oven. That's prosciutto on top.

To go with our cute little hens we made mashed sweet potatoes. We added in some cooked banana, which I'd never had before...omg so good. If you like sweet potatoes you have to try this, stat.

The final mashed sweet potatoes went into the oven with a cracker crust on top. (and butter, duh.)

Below you'll see an amazing dinner than I can take zero credit for...no stirring, no cutting. This is beef tartar and it was 100 times better than it looks...so totally amazing.

These are stuffed peppers from yet another amazing meal. This picture was taken right before they went in the oven and you can kinda see the yummy filling spilling over.

While we're on the topic of eating this is the picture I took of the fancy dessert our hotel served with Christmas dinner. Doesn't it look fabulous? Holiday treat tray complete with peppermint hot chocolate, eggnog ice cream sandwiches, homemade gingerbread cookies, yule log, and a parfait. I mean wow, right?


Happy New Year!!! I know that it's a little late, but I've been super busy. I hope you had a great new year and totally capitalized on the chance to dress up like you're going to the ball. I, however, didn't. I didn't make plans to do anything until about 9 o'clock, which didn't leave much time for getting ready...plus my room was a MESS which makes it even harder.

I pulled something simple together and put on a little extra eyeliner...then we were off. I rang in the New Year at a friend's party that was pretty low key, which was nice. I believe there to be no better way than to begin the year with an outfit update, so here it is...

black turtleneck- Mossimo
pink footless tights - HUE via TJMaxx
turquoise skirt - Dana Buchman via thrift store

(found this beauty on half off day with the Macy's tag still attached [i.e. never been worn]. original price $168.00 thrift store awesomeness $5.00)

black slouch boots - Payless
white mini purse - thrift store
white "wilma" necklace - thrift store

I'm starting the new year with a few resolutions and I'm really looking forward to getting things into gear this year. Of course I want to lose some weight and eat healthier (who doesn't), but I also want to start saving some money, create short and long term goals constantly, get out the Roach Motel that is my rented duplex, become a better sewer and many, many others.

Meep-wise I'd like to allot more time for posting and outfit creation...I'd like to do more dying and personalizing on my clothing...and maybe even work on starting my own little stylist/outfit organization/consulting type of side project.

I guess we'll see how it goes, and, as always, you're invited along for the ride. I promise it will be cute.