Vic’s on the River (Savannah, GA)

The Story For our fifth anniversary dinner, Chris booked a dinner cruise on The Georgia Queen, the popular riverboat that sails past River Street in Savannah, Georgia, each night. We had seen it on our honeymoon five years earlier and remembered it looking like a fun experience so Chris bought tickets ahead of time. The…

Wannabe Plant Lady Chronicles Pt. 2: The Big Reveal

I wrote about my Wannabe Plant Lady Chronicles back in May. You can see my original post here. The bulbs and seeds we got from Lowe’s said they were foolproof which was reassuring. Instructions on the packs were pretty straightforward-dig a hole, plant the burbs/spread the seed, water and wait 60 days. It was fun…

Eating Our Way Through Greenville: Kustom Krust (Greer, SC)

There are a lot of new eateries in Greer especially near the new Lowes Foods store. One Friday night, we decided to check out Kustom  Krust. We were not disappointed! Usually our favorite pizza places (in no particular order) are Tito‘s, Toss Pizza Pub and Sidewall. Kustom Krust has a different set up-there is a…

Eating Our Way Through Greenville: Top 3 Cold Treat Spots

A Sunday night snack was a longstanding childhood tradition. After church, we’d pile into our wood paneled Dodge Caravan (didn’t everyone have one of those at some point?) and head to McDonald’s for gigantic vanilla cones and salty fries. Traditions die hard so now Chris and I find ourselves looking forward to an after church treat each week. Our current favorite spots are below.

Roots: The $30 Challenge

Everyone has a set number (a.k.a the number that they don’t want to go over for a specific purchase ) in their head when they go shopping. When Chris and I entered Roots on Augusta, we were informed that they had a $10 off a purchase of $50 or more special. If I was arranging…

Wannabe Plant Lady Chronicles Pt. 1

Sometimes you are convinced that you must have done a particular thing at some point in your life but then you are confronted with reality when you actually attempt said thing. I thought I had planted flowers before but apparently not. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always liked flowers-drawing them, taking pictures of…

Buttermilk Sky Pie

We want to try other flavors. For a church or family event, I’ll probably grab an Edwards pie from Walmart but for presentation or personal use I’d definitely pick up one of these treats.

Monkey Wrench Smokehouse (Travelers Rest, SC)

It was a rainy Friday night and per usual we were taking turns shooting down each other’s restaurant choices. Lately, we have been going to spots in Greer and Travelers Rest to avoid trying to find parking in downtown Greenville.

Crawl Space Finds

When I saw the bucket of glass pieces, he told me what they were and I immediately saw the potential for inclusion on my kitchen shelf.

Rick Erwin’s EastEnd

(2017 Valentine’s Day Post) February is an insanely busy month for us so Chris ended up making reservations at Rick Erwins for 9:00 PM. It seemed like a good idea at the time but within a few minutes of being seated we both hit a wall (figuratively of course). We have since given up on…

Weekend Finds

My last favorite things post proved to be pretty popular so here’s another one. If it ain’t broke… The best part of January is spending Christmas gift cards. As my dad says it’s like I have “money burning in my pockets” until I spend them. Even he admitted that there was a lot more in…

Select

Like most Friday nights, we get to the end of the week and want to go out to eat but struggle with where to go. Do we revert to the tried and true favorite?

Weekend Travels: Clayton + Dahlonega, Georgia

As with most of our weekend trips, this one started out with Chris asking if I wanted to go to (insert random spot). Chris likes to travel anywhere he hasn’t been yet and I like to take pictures of everything which works out well. Clayton Clayton was a charming town. It was a typical small…

Meet the Plants

I am slowly becoming a plant lady. This mostly due to my love of color and fear of commitment.

A French Blue Christmas: 2019 Edition

I like to switch things up when it comes to holiday decor. Of course, the traditional ornaments are worked in along with past decorations but I like to challenge myself. This year, my inspiration came from a set of Wedgwood plates that I scored for $5 at a yard sale last year.  Inspiration  After starting…

Making It: Decorating Christmas Ornaments

Question: Why make ornaments when there are a bajillion in every store?  Answer: Because it is fun and relaxing!  As with most good ideas, I started on Pinterest. After settling on trying my hand at gold foiled ornaments and reading a few blogs, it was off to the store to buy the needed supplies. Generally,…

Grilling @ #ThisMontyHouse: Photo Gallery

Before we were married, Chris would talk about cooking. After we got married, I discovered that he meant grilling. After we figured that out, things made more sense. He found an in-the-box  grill on Facebook marketplace for $25. Since there are only two of us, a small grill works fine. My Dad makes legendary ribs…

Weekend Travels: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Our general plan was to get in the car and drove north through the North Mountains to go leaf peeping and visit a few sites. The line of cars to go on the suspended bridge at Grandfather Mountain went on for days so we called an audible and continued on to Blowing Rock. We had…

Urban Petals: The Grand Opening

The world is getting smaller every day! Apparently, one of my college friend’s sister-in-law suggested I visit her cousin’s new flower and lifestyle boutique , Urban Petals, in Greer. Shopping and flowers are two of my favorite things as my longsuffering husband can attest. After the recommendation, I followed the store on Instagram. Anna Stouffer’s,…

Arranging for Church Anniversary

As the daughter of a pastor, I try to make it back home for church anniversary every year if at all possible. It’s a family tradition. Now that I am back in the South, I can attend in person instead of just sending an altar arrangement. Typically, the banquet theme is fall colors. I wanted…

A Few of My Favorite Things

Here are a few of my current obsessions. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments! Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Firebird  I’m usually more of a gloss girl-think Nars or Bare Minerals-but last year my sister showed me this lipstick and I was hooked. A pop of color can go a long way….

Fall for Greenville: A Review

Fall for Greenville, one of the largest food festivals in the Southeast, is one of the highlights of our year.They have 5 or 6 music stages but we go for the food. We have been back in the South for four years. Some years we don’t make it due to our work schedules but this…

Cornerstone Minerals: A Review

I like rocks and gemstones. Always have. When I was younger, I collected them. Even as an adult, I would get little bags of rocks from the Smithsonian during Chris and I’s trips to the Museum of Natural History. #nerdstatus Basically, I like pretty things and rocks/minerals have always fascinated me. I had a book…

Saturdays in the South: College Football Game Tips

My sister decided to surprise my brother-in-law, an Alabama football fan, with a getaway weekend trip to watch the Crimson Tide play. They have a “don’t-check-the-account-near-your-birthday” pact which is the only way to pull this kind of surprise off. She asked Chris and I to drive down and we were happy to oblige. Neither one…

Roots: An Urban Gardener’s Oasis

Chris and I are very different people but we find that we can agree on plant purchases. We are on the hunt right now for plants + bushes to landscape the front yard. We have been to over a dozen plant nurseries in the Upstate to get ideas. While on that quest, we discovered Roots:…

It’s Fall, Y’all!

This whole decorate for every holiday scheme is suspect but I’m here for it. I like having an excuse to change things up around our tiny house. The goal is to keep it fresh without breaking the bank. Since last year was our first in #thismontyhouse, we bought a good bit of decor. Going forward,…

Post Event Flower Challenge

My thoughtful husband brought me a centerpiece from a side job that he worked one weekend. He knows how much I LOVE flowers and saving himself money at the same time. The centerpiece consisted of baby pink hydrangea, blood-red roses, deep garnet carnations, bright white baby’s breath and icy green eucalyptus. Bright red and pink…

The Village of West Greenville

As the kids say the Village of West Greenville is popping. There are over a dozen new businesses on the main street. In between being called in to work one Saturday, Chris and I decided to check out the area to see what all the buzz was about. Two of my favorite things are eating…

Flowers for Days

I’ve always been obsessed with flowers-drawing them, buying them, photographing them, etc. One of the reasons, I enjoyed living in Hawaii so much was the abundance of gorgeous blooms. Fuchsia Bougainvillea on the church steps, red and yellow hibiscus outside my classroom, pink tinged plumeria lining the sidewalks, and stark white gardenia in the neighbor’s…

Jianna

I’ve been “dying” to eat at this restaurant since I read about the concept. Fresh, simple, Italian fare made from scratch in a great venue in the heart of downtown Greenville. We tried to go a few times before but tried to make reservations too late both times. The upscale eatery is located above lululemon…

Founding Farmers (Washington, DC)

We ended the Great Northeastern Trek in DC. The DC leg of the trip was relatively unplanned in comparison to the rest of our vacation. I lived in DC for almost four years and Chris had visited me there several times so navigating the city was a breeze. Our main goal was to visit a…

Review: One Backpack Challenge (aka The Great Northeastern Trek)

We did it. We took a seven day trip (Boston, MA; Portsmouth, NH;  Newport, RI; New Haven, CT;  NYC, Havre de Grace, MD; and Washington, DC) and each carried only one book bag + a small crossbody purse (not Chris, me). This trip came together in about a month. The plan was to visit some…

Weekend Travels: Aiken, South Carolina and Hopeland Gardens

Last Saturday, Chris wanted to check out Aiken, South Carolina last weekend so off we went. We didn’t have any particular plans except that we had to eat somewhere local. There was basically one wide main street with shopping on either side and a side alley with restaurants and an art gallery.  Because of their…

Flower Bar:Mother’s Day Edition

I love flowers. I love my Mom. Combining the two seemed like a great idea since she shares my love for flowers. Statice Floral decided to hold their second Open Market and Flower Bar at the L by Larkin’s on East Broad Street. The first event was held in the mill by the main Larkin’s…

Weekend Travels: Charleston and the Lowcountry

Chris wanted to get out-of-town for the weekend. We debated between Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC throughout the week. We (I) settled on Charleston because I love the city and we have went in August (What were we thinking?) in the past. The weather was beautiful-sunny, cool, and clear skies. I don’t know why we…

DIY: Making a Mantlepiece

I grew up in a century old house that had several fireplaces. To me, that’s a standard room feature even if there is no actual fire in it. My husband might not agree about the fire part since he’s a Midwest guy who is partial to logs on the fire. Last year, craftsmen at my…

When in Doubt…Spray Paint!

July 1, 2017 Kirkland’s was having a summer clearance sale on mirrors. We found an oversized one that would work and took it home. Less than $40 for a giant mirror! The color was off…more bronze than the copper theme we are trying to weave throughout the house. “Someone” (i.e. Chris) thought it would be…

About the Site

The inspiration for the site’s name came from the city of Greenville, South Carolina. The name ranks #4 most popular US city name behind Washington, Springfield, and Franklin. Since there are 29 other Greenville, (fill in the blank), my hometown started using the hashtag-Yeah That Greenville-in order to stand out from the rest. When I…

Never Trim Your Hedges

It all started on an uneventful Saturday morning. As per usual, we planned to continue house renovations and yard work. The plan was to paint the laundry room + guest closet and trim all the hedges back. After a quick trip to buy a hedge trimmer and a tree trimmer from a guy that Chris…

Every Day Eats in #yeahthatgreenville

I often receive private messages about food recommendations. Chris and I appreciate a restaurant like Hall’s Chophouse but that is more of an anniversary meal spot. When it comes to grabbing a quick bite to eat on a weeknight. Here are a few of our favorites. Pizza Joint  Tito’s: For a slice of cheesy NYC…

Weekend Travels: Sylva, North Carolina

I am a planner by nature. I live by lists. Even on Saturdays, I make reverse lists (do something, write it down, cross it out) as I get things done around the house. I make Excel sheets for my vacation…wardrobe. To say that I like to plan is an understatement. My husband is a planner…