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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Valentine's Recap + a Giveaway!

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Since I had a test last Thursday night (V Day), Shane and I decided to celebrate on Saturday night.  It has sort of become our tradition to go out with our best friends for dinner to celebrate V Day.  Last time we went to P.F. Changs, but this time we chose Amerigo.  Amerigo is an Italian restaurant in the East Memphis area.  They have 4 locations, with 2 being in Tennessee and 1 being in Mississippi.  I love the atmosphere, lighting and the nice bar.  We usually only end up making it over there about once a year, so I was particularly looking forward to it.  I know I should branch out, but I always get the same dish, the Cedar Wood Roasted Double Cut Cured Pork Loin Chop.  Well apparently someone else wanted me to branch out too because they were out of this dish.  I ended up getting the Red Snapper cooked on the Cedar Wood Plank with a side of vegetables and sautéed spinach.  It wasn't my favorite, but it was still good.  I think I would have liked it better if I hadn't been waiting a year for that pork loin chop.  Now I just need to go back to get the pork loin chop.  If you're in the area, you should definitely stop by there and make sure to order that disk.  It is definitely the best!  It is so tender and is almost a cross between a pork chop and ham.   

 For my appetizer, I had the Arugula Salad with Flame Grilled Apples with a Balsamic Dressing.  I loved this salad, and will definitely be getting it again.
valentines recap

After dinner we went to Dan McGuinness, an Irish pub in East Memphis.  They had a good band that night playing some middle school and high school goodies.  We hadn't been there in about a year, so I had completely forgotten that they had pool tables.  We played about 4 games and I won two.  I played really well the first game, after that it was up to the other half of my team because I was just playing horrible.  We still had a lot of fun though.  I might need to start practicing with all this pool we've been playing lately.
valentines recap: playing pool

My Outfit:  Victoria's Secret Green Shimmer One Shoulder Top.  Old, but similar here.
BCBG Dillion Pleated Maxi Skirt.  $141.99
J. Crew Crystal and Cabochon Necklace.  $45.  Use your student i.d., and you'll save 15%.
Michael Kors Ritz Two Tone Watch.  $250.  Last seen here.
Sam Edelman Lucia Heels.  Sold out.
Elisha's Outfit:  BCBG Maxazria Raya Pleated Lace Dress via Lendperk.  $10 for your first rental!  9 day trial for free!  
valentines recap: playing pool

This is the exact maxi skirt I'm wearing, but in green.  I wanted you to be able to get a better view of it.  It has 4 slits around the skirt to sort of flow open when you walk.  Isn't it awesome?!  It's nice and light-weigh, so I will be wearing it A LOT this summer too!  

Tulips are my absolute favorite.  My flowers from Shane for V Day.  We're usually not the sappy "best friends" kind of couple, so I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw the card (that I accidentally threw away at first with the box the tulips came in.)  It definitely made my day; I would have just settled for the card.  = )
valentines recap: valentines flowers

My Coach clutch that Shane got me.  I should be getting it in the mail today, and can't wait!!  I bought a 25% off Coach coupon off of eBay for $2 which saved us $40!

I'll leave you with some oldies but goodies of me and my Valentine, Shane.  I can't believe it's been 8 years since he first became my Valentine.  = )

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  1. I love Amerigo & Dan McGuiness.

    Tulips are my favorite too!

  2. I love all the pictures! The tulips are so pretty. You guys look great together and I hope you get your Coach purse today.

  3. Gorgeous couple! You both look fabulous. What an awesome Valentines. I'm going to go enter in the giveaways now!


  4. What a sweet Valentine's day!!

  5. Looved your V-Day outfit. I'm generally not a huge fan of one-shoulder shirts, but yours was ADORABLE!

  6. Happy b-lated valentines!

    giveaway over at my place.:)

  7. I LOVE This post you guys are too cute! I love this skirt I've never seen one like this before with the slits super cute :)

  8. Both Amerigo and Dan McGuinness are great! Looks like you guys had a great time! :)

  9. Looks like a fun time! This year was mine and my husbands 8th Valentines together too :)

  10. WE love Amerigo's but always forget about it!

  11. Love all the pictures. The first one in the bottom series is my favorite.

  12. Aw, the pics of you and your honey are fab - you make one great-looking couple!

  13. Hey pretty, I change a blog, if that's okay we could follow each other, if so let me know kisses.

  14. awww i loved reading this recap! here's to many more happy years

  15. Aww this is adorable! You guys are too cute :)

    XO, Alison

  16. Love love love that maxi skirt and your hair is gorg btw! so pretty!

  17. Love the oldie-but-goodie photos! Too cute! Y'all are adorable. Good luck on your exams over the next couple of months!


  18. YOu two are seriously adorable!! Looks like a fun V-Day!
    The Hartungs Blog

  19. LOVE the skirt! I'd love something like this to take on my cruise in May. I only at Amerigo's once and I had the cedar plank salmon. It was pretty tasty, but I don't recall it being mind blowing great.
    Love the throwback photos. Seeing couples' pics from the years prior is such a treat to see their love story :)

  20. I'm entering for the eye cream! I hate bags under my eyes so this would be perfect to have ! Have a great day!!

  21. Your hair is so shiny! What on earth do you use?!?! Must know your secrets. :)

    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

  22. cute pictures!! I must admit, your hair is gorgeous...what are your fave products?!


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