FOOD Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s Haley the intern.

I posted a painted vase DIY a while ago in preparation for my wedding, and they turned out great! It was so neat seeing our project come together on the day-of, and the pop of color on our white tables was beautiful. Here are some of the pictures:



I hand-wrote 90 of those tags… My hand cramps just thinking about it.

We spent our honeymoon in New Orleans, which is one of our favorite¬†places to go! We love the live jazz music, fruity hurricane drinks, culture, and more than anything – the food. My husband (that’s weird to say) and I are self-described foodies. We basically travel to eat, and we ARE NOT ashamed.

One of our favorite places to go for brunch in NOLA is the Ruby Slipper.

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I couldn’t decide between the smoked salmon or the pork, so I went with both! We actually went back twice during our trip, and if you’re ever near one of their locations, I highly recommend trying it. The food and¬†drinks are delicious, the customer service is great, and how can you NOT support a restaurant that¬†got its name from the Wizard of Oz when¬†the owners came home to New Orleans after the devastation of hurricane Katrina? “There’s no place like home.”

And of course, the staple of NOLA dessert, Cafe Du Monde. You almost have to go and enjoy the sweet, powdered sugary goodness of a beignet. I’m a huge fan of their iced coffee, too.

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Seriously, don’t inhale when you’re taking a bite of these things. You WILL breathe in powdered sugar. I’ve personally experienced it. I bought a box of their beignet mix, so we will see if I can make¬†them at home.

Because we didn’t have as much time as you really need to truly experience all of the food NOLA has to offer, we settled for a sampler called “Taste of New Orleans.” It had Crawfish √Čtouff√©e, red beans and rice, jambalaya, and gumbo.


ALL of them were delicious, but the gumbo was my personal favorite.

What is your favorite travel destination, and what kind of food do you like to eat when you get there? Tell us below in the comment section! And if you have a favorite restaurant in New Orleans, let me know – we are already planning next year’s trip!


What’s Trending: Haley

What do I take with me to work?

Well, I like to write poetry, so no matter where I go I always bring my writing notebook with me. When I think of a topic or a line I really like I want to have it close by so I can save it for later. I filled one up completely last summer in my poetry class!


I¬†love¬†shopping for school supplies, so when I reach the end of a notebook I’m always really excited to go out and buy another one to fill up. When I get a new one, I always fill the first cover with some of my favorite quotes.

– Haley


Intern Appreciation

For years, I’ve fantasized about having an INTERN! Not the kind¬†who wears cute scrubs and can perform heart surgery, but one who will help me¬†navigate the mysteries of social media. Well, now I have my very own, and she is Haley Wright, aka the “BEST INTERN EVER”!¬† This semester¬†I was lucky enough to snag Haley, a senior at VCU. Here’s an appreciation blog post about the BEST intern ever! (And it’s not just because she brought us cookies on her first day.) We instantly hit it off, and it was apparent that she really “gets” me and Frill. I asked her to tell us a bit about herself, and now I know why we get along so well – we’re almost the same person.¬† It’s that thing we have for SVU! Or maybe it’s because I am a 21 year old trapped in an 80 year old body????

12837470_10205595604429508_1454220363_o (1)Side note: Check out those jeans! This is the finished product of my fringed jeans DIY I posted last Friday – I’m in LOVE with them!

Haley is busy busy busy, but still makes plenty of time for Frill. She is¬†majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in Writing. In June she’s getting married to her high school sweetheart! On top of interning, school, working part-time¬†and wedding planning, she recently rescued a special kitten. Meet Odin:

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Here’s some more about her in her own words:
Watching:¬†Did you know they put SVU on Netflix? I haven’t gotten anything done since.
Reading: Right now, A Mercy by Toni Morrison and The Stand by Stephen King.
Eating: I will eat breakfast in any form for any meal!
Singing: Roses by Chainsmokers
Wearing: Lauren Conrad everything is my favorite.
Doing:¬†I’m actually an 80-year-old woman trapped in a 21-year-old’s body. I like knitting, writing poetry, and cats. I’m in the processing of DIY-ing 30+ vases for my wedding because I’m a babe on a budget (sigh), and sanding/staining a coffee table and side tables for my new apartment!