Randomnity. (Anniversary + Fabric + Twitter + Naughty Dog)

Randomnity is the name of the game today. 

Random thought #1:
Today is our one month anniversary of being married!  I told that to Ian today and he just gave me this look like - OH LAW, are we going to be celebrating each month of being married?!  The answer, in a word: yes.  And I have a little surprise for him tonight that should be funny/cute.

Honeymoon pic, and I have lots more to share!

Random thought #2:
Recovering chairs is so easy, so (potentially) inexpensive, and actually a little fun!  These bad boys below were initally split between two rooms in my old apartment, hence the differing fabrics.  But now all 4 chairs will come together at our dining room table in the same fabric.

And here's the fabric I selected!  It's a nice beigey-tan linen with an eggshell toile on it.  Like it?  It's a Waverly fabric I scored at Old Time Pottery for a little over $6 for a yard and a quarter.  Can't wait to show you the finished product.

Love it as much as I do??

Random thought #3:
I was saved last night from a recipe snafu on Twitter (follow me yet? @ALizAdventures).  I had a rotisserie chicken that Ian and I bought for $3.99 on Sunday that we were planning on heating up for dinner.  But plain chicken can be so ... BLAH ... and I was also afraid of it drying out in the oven.  Know how dried-out chicken tastes so chalky?  Yuk.  So I asked my Twitter friends what a good sauce would be for this chicken.  A guardian angel Twitter follower responded back with the perfect idea: white wine and chicken stock reduced with fresh herbs.  I had both on hand (score!) and I added butter, of course, and voila!  The perfect sauce was born. 

Thank you @blairsheadband!

It was delicious poured over the chicken, and maybe next time I'll add some lemon zest to the saucepan as well.  By the way, if you're wanting to recreate, just make sure to strain out the herbs before serving.  I used fresh rosemary, parsley, and lavender because that's what I had on hand!

Random thought #4:
Know how I posted last week about the Old Photo Generator?  That post can be found here.  Well, I couldn't upload photos due to Blogger acting strange, but here's an example of one I made using a pic from the honeymoon earlier this month.  Visit the blog post if you want to access this free and fun site.

Random thought #5
This sweet guy has been getting up on the couch while we've been away at work.  He's no pup, he's 11 1/2 and he should know better!  Any words of wisdom?  We've been laying the pillows down on the couch, but I don't want to have to always remember to do so before leaving the house.  Because that means he has trained US.

I am naughty.

Random thought #6
Firefly Skinny Tea and Crystal Light lemonade is the perrrrrrrrfect summertime low-cal cocktail.

Random thought #7
Like the fabric I chose for our den throw pillows?  Our room is decorated in ivory, blue and coral.  Room reveal pics coming soon ... as soon as I either cover the pillows myself or pay someone to do so!  Any local Charlotte readers know of a sewing stay-at-home Mom who would like a little cash??

Great deal right?!

That's all the randomnity for the day.  I hope your head isn't spinning yet!


  1. Happy Anniversary! And that Waverly fabric? One word: gorgeous!!!

  2. I love that old photo you did!

  3. I've recovered a couple of chairs in my house but when it came to our dining rooms chairs? NO BUENO! I hired someone to do them so they were tight and done right. Good luck!

  4. Oh my gosh, I LOVE those fabrics!! Send me your leftovers, lol ;)

    Your honeymoon looks awesome, and your dog is too cute to punish!

    AND, that tea/lemonade drink looks so good - I will have to try it! (Usually I spend $3.25 at Starbucks everyday getting their green-tea lemonade!)

    Can't wait to see pics of your house!!

  5. You are such a good cook! Having all those herbs fresh and on hand - you go girl!

    One of Lauren's friend's from college and her Mom live in Camden and have an etsy shop. They make pillows and could do them for you, I'm sure! Let me know if you want her contact info...I talked to her on FB but I'm sure her email address is on her profile.

  6. Ok, so much fun stuff to talk about...

    #1 Love that it's your 1 month wedding anniversary! yes, it counts, and yes you should definitely celebrate it! Fun! :) I believe I made a delicious, hawaiian themed dinner with the hubs for ours last month. I can't believe we're approaching 2 months this week.. crazy how time flies, huh?!

    #2 Loving your drink concoction! I need to try that. Is the fire fly already skinny or did you make it skinny by just adding the crystal light? I think I've only seen the regular firefly.. hmm. I need to check this out! If you like Margarita's I just tried ChiChi's Skinny Margarita mix (it's by the Skinny Girl stuff). It's delicious, and priced great..

    #3 Loving the fabric you chose for the pillows! The Ikat print is really popular right now! Can't wait to see the room reveal! I'm also in the process of decorating our room.. it's taking a while to all come together. To get the furniture and all the decor, it definitely takes a while! :)

    Have a great rest of the week!

  7. I need to recover some chairs and could use some tips. LOL

  8. Love, Love, LOVE the Waverly fabric!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

  9. Woo!!! thanks for the shoutout!! I can't wait to harvest the herbs & tomatoes growing on our little patio in the middle of this urban jungle :)

    Miss Mal

  10. I'm in love with so many things mentioned in this post. First, LOVE the white dress that you are wearing in your honeymoon pic! Where did you get it bc its adorable and I might need to buy it! Secondly, I love the fabric that you picked out for the chairs. I think its so elegantly vintage. Thirdly, the sauce sounds DIVINE! I'm absolutely going to try it out next week, so thank you for blogging about it. :)

  11. Happy one month anniversary, April! See? You had tons to write about. I love that you're recovering the chairs. That's my next project...when I finally decide to repaint the whole table and chairs.

    Happy Tuesday (we're one day closer to a long weekend)!

  12. Hi April! I'm so glad I found your adorable blog as well. :) I love it!! Looks like I may have to take a stab at recovering some chairs as well!

  13. Happy Anniversary. I am totally with you on celebrating all the month-anniversaries :)

  14. awww I would be doing this too hahahah ;) I just freaked out because I've been engaged for TWO weeks today. wow. ha

  15. congrats! we have been married almost three months, hope you're enjoying it!

  16. I am in love with the Waverly fabric for the chair covers! It is fabulous!

    I can't wait to see your throw pillows. They are going to be perfect. :)

    Happy Tuesday!

  17. Happy Anniversary, you all make an ADORABLE couple!!! And I can't wait for the room reveal, blue and coral is one of my absolute favorite color combos!

  18. Happy 1 Month! I am a huge fan of celebrating all things big and small. :) Love all your fabrics! I have a few chairs I have been wanting to cover in my dining room.

  19. First of all, Happy Anniversary! You guys are too cute!

    I LOVE that fabric! I have a chair that is in desperate need of an upholstery job....any advice for how to recover an entire chair? That needs to be my summer project....

    Our little Jack Russell is afraid of those tin pie plates, so when we want to keep her off the furniture, we just line those along the cushions...not very fashionable, but it works!

    Love following the blog! Randomnity posts are the best : )

  20. I love the fabric you chose to recover the chairs! I can't wait to see the finished product.

    The sauce for rotisserie chicken sounds amazing. I'm always at a loss for what to do with them, but will try this next time for sure. Thanks!

  21. Reupholstery is not too bad unless you have to deal with matching seams. A simple pillow recovering task turned into a nightmare when I couldn't get the stripes straight and aligned!

  22. happy anniversary!! i'll take #6 please!! :)


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