03 September 2013

Like Country Time Lemonade

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Hey ladies! I hope you all had a good time this weekend - can you believe it's already September?

I had a pretty laid back time myself with the long weekend (Labor Day in the States). We went to visit friends and fam in TN and had some good time by the water, played with animals, ate more than our share, watched football, NASCAR, and even got a bit of hay baling in.

My area of expertise when it comes to farming though, has probably most to do with finding shade

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Top: ModCloth lace share (worn here - solid, knit, sleeved)
Jeans: ON sweetheart distressed skinny (reg, sim, sim)
Belt: J.Crew factory wide calf (sim, sim)
Bracelets: J.Crew (sim), Target (sim), C.Wonder pave initial (enameled)
Shoes: Zara cap-toe court (worn here - sim, round, strapped, slingback)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff trompe l'oeil MAC (worn here - the original, sim tote)

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Kind of pastoral, isn't it. Cutting hay to make into bales to feed the cattle in the winter.

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Lazy baby bull.

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Old school tractor. Still works! / Pup and Lisa in the country - a bit of Green Acres vibe for a city-bred gal like myself, but I was all booted and suited!

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It's only polite to bring cupcakes wherever you go.

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I made a new friend ... OK, after initially freaking out. I'm not a fan of bugs!

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Homemade bread and butter pickles, my favorite kind. / Fur baby.

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Pretty field before mowing.

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Pup wants in?

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Tried my hand at some healthier fried rice - sub cauliflower for the rice (for realz!) Turned out surprisingly tasty, but obviously everyone could tell they weren't eating rice. I used this recipe as a base, but added my own mixings.

61 comments:

  1. I'm not genned up on state abbreviations, where is TN? Tennessee?! Love the first hay picture, it looks quite British :)

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    1. Haha, sorry, LS! Yes, TN is for Tennessee. My biggest surprise from that day is that I wasn't allergic to hay with all the mowing, raking and baling going on around me.

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    2. He he it's ok, I don't think we learnt abbreviations at school that's all. I google mapped it so now have more of an idea as my US geography is woeful :)

      Lou x

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  2. I thought you lived in the US already? Anyway, the top you have on is divine. And I like your trip pics. I love when bloggers share them cuz I get to go on a mini mental vacay :)

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    1. Yes, I live in the SE. But going "to the country" is new for a gal who grew up in NYC. There are a lot of bugs. Loads.

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  3. Such an adorable look! That top is beautiful and so delicate!

    Love your photos too - makes me want to escape this office building... LOL

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  4. Love the Modcloth lace top--how do you find Modcloth stuff to hold up? Does it fall apart the first time you wash it? The only things I've bought from them are the Eva Franco dresses they carry but I'm definitely into a lot of their lower priced offerings, just afraid to bite cause returns have to be done online...

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    1. I only own two tops from ModCloth and both I dry clean. I've worn this piece a handful of times and so far it's been OK, I'm actually surprised I haven't snagged this top on more things. I'd say this piece is better than F21 or H&M quality - it's probably on par with a nicer Zara piece?

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    2. Thanks for the info! I may have to branch out!

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    3. I think (?) they have good return policy so it may be worth a try.

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  5. Mmm those cupcakes look delish! Sounds like a fun time in the country!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    So Kate Giveaway!

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  6. I love this look on you! So pretty!

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  7. The lace top is Amazing! Love the whole outfit. Oh and I always love to bring cupcakes!

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  8. Looks like you had a great time! I've been using cauliflower for rice for sometime now. I have never really been a rice fan so I don't miss it at all. I love my noodles and have been using zucchini noodles now.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Zucchini noodles? Must look into that - I live for noodles. ;o)

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  9. Not much of a farm girl myself, which people find hard to believe since it is thought that Colorado is still like the Wild Wild West. I love your lacey top and boyfriend jeans!

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    1. When I moved to the SW a few years back, my mom kept sending me care packages with stuff like canned tuna or ketchup - like I moved to the middle of nowhere or something, haha.

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  10. THis looks like a lot of fun! I tried a recipe for stuffed peppers that substituted cauliflower for rice but it turned out TERRIBLE, glad yours was tasty!

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  11. THis looks like a lot of fun! I tried a recipe for stuffed peppers that substituted cauliflower for rice but it turned out TERRIBLE, glad yours was tasty!

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  12. I love these weekend snapshots. Looks like a lovely time. Also, I love the collar on your blouse!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  13. Mmmmm the cupcakes! And nothing beats homemade bread and butter pickles! Looks like such a nice relaxing weekend!

    Runway Chef

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  14. Those zara pumps are the best but I passed them over due to heel height. Every time I see them on someone I wish I had bought them! You look great!

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    1. I am going to keep these dang shoes forever, even if they wear out, haha.

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  15. Yay countryside! My favourite picture is probably the one with the butterfly, that's just beautiful! And your pup, awww, did she jump in the water in the end? Our old dog did that once, and kind of freaked himself out - like he couldn't believe he'd actually jumped in the water. It was so fricking cute. :)

    Anyways, your outfit is pretty darn rad! That top really stands out, but it's the little details like that leopard belt that just make me go "wow"! Such a stylish "city girl"! :)

    Also, I want that cupcake with the carrot on it. It was carrot flavour, right? ARGH, I'm hungry now! ;)

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    1. My pup loves the water but she's too chicken to just jump. She likes to go to the edge of the shore and just get her feet wet on the rocks. Now if there was a nice easy slope into the water, she'd be all over that!

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  16. so adorable

    will you like to follow each-other

    http://sandysandhu.blogspot.com/2013/09/blue-and-black.html

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  17. Fried rice that's not actually rice is just wrong. :P There's no substitute for rice!!
    Love the boots and the doggie though!

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  18. That top is the cutest...love the lace and the collar!

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  19. you always look so put together and cute!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    dawn

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  20. I love the bag and shoes! Looks like you had a good time in the country! Country is ok with me, as long as I get to go home immediately!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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    1. Yeah, it was fun and all, but way too many insect critters ...

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  21. What a beautiful blouse on you Lisa!!
    I love all the pictures too....those cupcakes....mouth watering!!

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  22. What a gorgeous top! I love it!
    Also, great idea on subbing cauliflower for rice. I made a pizza crust from cauliflower once...it turned out surprisingly well!

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    1. I saw a recipe on that - been meaning to try it!

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  23. Cute blouse and your time on the arm look fun. Bread and butter pickles ar the best!
    Ginny

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  24. i love this look! the top is so cute!!

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  25. Lovely photos! I love your heels, they really match your top.
    But that boots with butterflies photo is my fav!!

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  26. LOVE this post:) and your blog Is so inspiring.

    Check out my new post...a lovely retro Swedish home:)

    have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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  27. Sounds like you had a really great weekend! I love your lace top!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  28. We went to TN too! Nashville, actually. Where in TN did you go? We should have met up for a quick shopping trip :). Next time!
    Nikki
    Fashion Finds on a Dime

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    1. I've only been to Nashville once - to an event at Opryland (that place is awesome). I hang out mostly in East TN ... not the part of the state with the good shopping, boo.

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  29. It looks like you had a great weekend!

    Your outfit is so pretty and I love the detailing at the collar of your shirt.

    Those cupcakes also look so drool-worthy.

    The photo you got of the butterfly is fantastic.

    All in all, great blog!!

    xoxo Jackie
    somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com/

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  30. Cute outfit ensemble... love the top! cupcakes looks yummy and your dog is adorable!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

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  31. Your lace top is stunning! I just love it!
    You had quite the eventful holiday! And, I'm dying to try that twist on the fried rice! What a great idea!

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    1. There are loads fewer carbs, so I convince myself that means I can eat more of it, haha.

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  32. I love your lace top, it's so pretty! Homemade pickles are so good. And i love that puppy!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  33. I love the Blouse & the Belt. But as always your Shoes & also this time the Bracelet steal the show!!

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  34. Love the look Lisa! That lace top with the peter pan collar is gorgeous! Looks like your labor day was well spent:)! P.S. Loved the part about you finding shade haha....that is so something I would do!

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    1. Some people can find water out in the wild, my area of expertise is shade.

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  35. Your lace top is so pretty and your bracelet is gorgeous!

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  36. I love your photos and the butterfly picture is so professional looking! It would be great to showcase some of these at an art show. The butterfly would make a cute greeting card.

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  37. I just fell in love with your bag.... i'd never seen you wear it before.

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  38. Whoa! Cauliflower as rice? I am going to have to try it! We love making fried rice in this house, but it's not exactly good for you so we forebear; it would be nice to make it more often... Though with real rice, too :) thanks for the link!

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  39. Love the blouse with the cropped jeans, and the top stiched bag is so pretty.
    Delish cupcakes and adorable baby Bull!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  40. Omg I have to try your 'healthy' fried rice recipe! Looks good!!

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  41. Lovely outfit. Everything is just right. Like your play with bracelets. Haven't gotten into that yet.
    I don't like bugs either but a butterfly is a different matter, they are so beautiful.
    And the cupcakes look professionally beautiful.
    Greetje

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