Friday, February 19, 2016


Ooof not a peep since November eh? I recently went through my bloglovin' list of blogs I follow and realized I can't judge these blogs for not posting since well, here we are. For most of November and December Chris and I were pretty ill with who knows what so I was pretty uninspired to post anything. Then our family's got sick and we had to cobble together a late Christmas celebration. So here are with 5 wonderful things that have happened since I last saw you:

1. I lobbed it! It's been about 6 or 7 years since I had short hair and decided to go for it right before Christmas. I really love it! I also love this picture of Chris and I solo in our Quarantine Christmas!

2. I helped pull off a great BINGO night for the Junior League of Orange and Durham Counties! We had so much fun doing it and I met a lot of great women who volunteered for us. We also raised a ton of money for the league and our goal to educate those in the area on healthy living. 

3. I had a little niece born! Audrey is doing great, she has big open eyes all the time and is slowly but surely gaining weight.

4. Chris defended his thesis! Whew! I woke up that morning to Chris smoking about 25 pounds of pork shoulder and brisket - he really pulled together a great meal and an even better presentation. Even this orthodontic novice understood it! ;)

Speaking of Chris' research he was invited to present at a conference in California and I get to go with him! I'm so excited to go back and see some of our friends who moved there from Baltimore. 

5. Duke WON on Wednesday!

It was a nail biter but a good game altogether and Chris got to go! I know it's an unpopular opinion but I fell in love with my husband at Duke so I support them. :)

Happy to be back and hopefully posting regularly! :)

Friday, November 6, 2015


Oh my it's been quite a crazy month for me!! I wasn't planning on taking a break but it was much needed. I'm back and refreshed and feel great! So where I've been...

1. I was in one of my best friends weddings! Hannah is so amazing and the women she chose to stand with her were some of the most incredible people I have ever met. I was so honored she asked me to be a bridesmaid. It was completely gorgeous and they had some of the most beautiful fall weather to compliment their gorgeous ceremony. Chris and I had a blast and are ready to go back to Lexington ASAP!

2. We had dinner with an orthodontist in Greensboro to talk about the practice, we have a couple more lined up in the near future but we still don't know where we'll end up! I don't think we will find out until 2016! It's a little stressful trying to figure out our lives at this point, especially since we are constantly asked where we'll end up. Chris has also been interviewing incoming students for the Ortho Program. It's pretty crazy that he'll never actually work with them! We're on the home stretch!!

3. I've been missing my sweet niece and nephew, I mean how can you not when you get pictures like this...

4. I wasn't feeling great last week and Chris brewed some ginger syrup for me since he couldn't find my favorite ginger beer, and it was AMAZING! I felt so much better. Plus our entire house smelled like ginger. It was pretty above and beyond considering he cleaned the house too after all the construction we've had going on...VVV

5. Finally what has been keeping me most occupied for October was our Halloween costumes! If you follow me on snapchat (marisa_camille) I was driving you crazy with the process but very few clues as to what we actually were. Well...

We didn't make it very far down Franklin Street because we kept being stopped for pictures! 

We had a ton of fun but it was pretty exhausting! You can see my Karate Gi got a little banged up but we survived and had so much fun!!

Also my birthday is NEXT WEEK! How is this happening!? The year is flying by! I hope you all have had a great October and a great weekend!!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekend Update

Seriously I don't know how much longer I can take this rainy weather! I didn't get to go to my friends show because it literally got rained out! Chris went to the Hurricanes game and came home to a bustling cleaning wife. I don't know about you guys but I feel like I can get so much work done when Chris is gone. It's like a race to see how much I can get done before he gets home. It was great to get so much done before the weekend really started.

On Saturday we went out with some friends for dim sum for brunch. It was so good and it's always helpful to have our friends who know what they're doing come with us. With all the rain and one event under our belt Chris and I finished projects around the house and called it a day. This rain just sucks the life out of you.I did take the opportunity to try out some hair and makeup for next weekend for one of my very best friends wedding! I am still on the fence on what I want to do but we'll see!

On Sunday we finished all the stuff outside of the house. Made a ton of returns and started our Halloween costumes! One of our favorite times of year!! 

Ugh sometimes I just want to squeeze his little face!! 

To help us get out of our rain slump and to end the weekend on a high I made our favorite pumpkin soup! I hope you all had a great weekend and used this rain to get work done you wouldn't want to do in beautiful weather!

Linking up with an NC fav Meghan and Biana (who is in Boston but I still love!)

Friday, October 2, 2015

It's Friday!!

Ugh this rain!! I know we needed it but come on! Chris and I were going to go to Wilmington this weekend but decided we are going to hibernate at home instead since it's going to be raining at least till Tuesday. On that note...

1. I totally wore gym pants under my dress today! It's so chilly and I'm just not ready for it, I don't have my tights out yet so, yes, gym pants under dress under trench. That's how I roll.


2. Well Chris and I tried to see the superblood moon lunar eclipse but were busted by all the RAIN!!! This is pretty much our reaction...

So jealous of you lucky ducks that got to see it! 

3. I really love to see events like this, I still remember watching my first meteor shower as a kid. We went out to my grandparents farm (way less light pollution) and snuggled under blankets and stayed up late watching tons of space junk fall into our atmosphere. So cool. Speaking of, this video is SO cool. This project seems so simple but I know it took a ton of work.

4. We do have a couple things planned this weekend. Chris is going to the Hurricanes game and then we're meeting up at a friends show in Raleigh. I'm pretty excited to see some old pals I haven't seen in a while, since they moved here in AUGUST!

5. All this rain has me looking for a new trench. My old one is still tried and true but it isn't actually water resistant so we need to remedy this at some point. Of course I won't get anything until I find something I really love. Any suggestions?

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay dry!!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Book Club: The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

Has it been forever since I wrote a book review? Oh it's because I've picked up several terrible books and had to put them down because they couldn't keep my attention. Finally I found one that I could get through! 

This book is about Tess, an aspiring seamstress who takes a chance on herself and boldly makes a case for herself to board the Titanic in the company of a world famous designer, Lady Duff Gordon. While on board she meets a kind sailor who defends her when she makes a small misstep which turns into a huge embarrassment for her and Lady Duff Gordon. She also meets an eccentric businessman from Chicago who dazzles her with stories of America. On the fourth day disaster strikes and Tess has to make quick choices that will either save her life or send her to the freezing water. Thanks to her quick thinking she is able to save herself and a few others and once safe on land she catches the eye of a New York reporter who wants to find out what really happened on Lady Duff Gordon's life boat. 

Back on dry land Tess has to decide on her loyalty for Lady Duff Gordon, how she feels about the sailor and the business man and how she is going to survive in this new world. 

I liked this book, I didn't learn until the end that it was based on true events. Of course I knew about the Titanic but I didn't know Lady Duff Gordon was a real person and there were many questions about her life boat in particular. There were parts int eh book I didn't really care for or felt too unrealistic and took me out of my book dream. But this is such a quick read if you don't like it you've probably already finished it! 

I also found it interesting that if you want to look for more books by Kate Alcott you'll have to look under Patricia O'Brien. Ms. O'Brien has written several other books but couldn't get The Dressmaker picked up, she changed her name to Kate Alcott and it got picked up in 3 days! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Update

I had a whole post ready to go but it's pretty wordy and probably boring so basically it can all be summed up with: We went to Charlotte so Chris could help with the MOM Clinic in Gastonia and I got to spend a lot of quality time with Parker, Jackson and Noelle. It drizzled the entire weekend but that's fine because: 


Hope you had a wonderful weekend! :)

Friday, September 25, 2015


I've been a little off the grid the past couple weeks mostly because...

1. Parker Munoz Pruett woke me up at 1:30am to tell me she was on her way! Chris had taken our car for the weekend so I got up, called an Uber, ordered a rental car, took the Uber to the airport, grabbed my rental, went home, threw stuff in a duffle, grabbed a sleeping Kona and headed down to Charlotte at around 3:15am. I was just past Mebane when I got a text that she was born at 3:34am!

Mom and baby are doing great and are home with Dad and Brother!

2. While I was in Charlotte I got to spend a little time with Heather Lee, it's her birthday on Sunday and I won't see her so we got drinks at Paco's Tacos in between fawning over Parker. 

3. I've been feeling a little off these past couple months and I'm starting to feel a bit more like myself. Have you guys ever had just off months? Sometimes just forcing yourself to do the normal things helps but sometimes it takes a long time to get back in the swing of things. I don't know what threw me off but boy it feels good to feel more like myself again!

4. I've been cleaning out our closets lately and slowly finding pieces that I really like. I have been wanting to remove most of my closet because I KNOW I don't wear a lot of the things in there and it's nice to just have room. Speaking of making room Dr. Chris finally got my trays for my teeth! I know my teeth are pretty straight but my laterals drive me crazy since they have migrated from facing out to straight forward. We'll see how it goes in 10 weeks! Until then I'll have an awesome lisp! :) It's pretty cool to see the difference Dr. Chris makes! He's taken off several sets of braces for patients he's started and it's pretty incredible the difference it makes. Hopefully they dont loose their retainers like me!!

5. I'm going back to Charlotte this weekend to see Ms. Parker and I'm so excited for Chris to finally be able to meet her! He has seen about a thousand pictures of her but you just can't capture the full extent of her cuteness!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

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