Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday....It's the little things.

It's that time again! Link up with Jamie or check out her blog to see what everyone is loving this Wednesday!

I am LOVING that I was able to secure a week long sub assignment! It's so nice waking up in the mornings knowing where I am headed and not nervously waiting for my phone to ring at any second and having to dash out the door!

I am LOVING that my mini meatloaf turned out so delicious and wonderful last night! They were an instant hit with Mr. Jones, and while this is not the meatloaf that I grew up loving it was pretty tasty for a much much healthier version.

Dinner is served ;)

I used a very lean ground turkey, seasonings/spices, red pepper flakes, Italian panko crumbs, onions, garlic, mushrooms and only 2tbsps olive oil to make this. It called for tomato sauce but I used ketchup because some things had to remain the same ;)

I am LOVING that Mr. Jones and I pulled out the planners/calendars last night and started the very early stages of our NC/SC trip last night! It means so much to me that he enjoys visiting these places and my family there as much as I do.

I was born in North Carolina but moved when I was only 8. Going back each summer has become one of the major events of each year for me and I love spending time in the south. It truly is a beautiful place.

Mr. Jones in Granny & Paw Paws garden last summer.

I also love that Mr. Jones and I started our own little trip last year with taking a long weekend to visit Charleston. Hands down one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen. We've talked a lot about trying another Southern spot for our mini vaca this year but time and time again we just couldn't resist going back. I'm really happy about this as I think it will be nice to have our own little getaway spot that we can look forward to every year.

The bridge heading from the beaches into downtown Charleston..I love the modern streamlined look of the bridge against the backdrop of the historic buildings. The contrast is actually quite lovely.

King St.

Nighttime stroll after our first dinner out in Charleston last summer.

I am LOVING that I was able to capture this beautiful shot of the sun over the water from my balcony this morning.

The promise of another beautiful day.

I am LOVING that my teaching assignment this week has me close to the best Goodwill in the Bay Area ;) I scored two cute tops for $10 and change today. I've been making a habit of popping in here on my way home whenever I've had an assignment that takes me near there and have been coming home with some amazing finds. Good for my teacher budget ;) A few weeks ago I left with 2 dresses and a Cashmere/ Silk Blend black cardigan from Banana Republic in mint condition all under $15. LOVING it.

My new threads.

I want to pair the one on the right with a necklace similar to this one, and while I've seen similar style necklaces in every magazine lately I went with one that I've had my eye on for like seriously 2 years now...need to find the F21 version though ha!


Mmmmk per usual this post was neither short nor very sweet, I completely get the irony in my blog title.. it was just my Wednesday ramblings about things I love, hope you enjoyed and are having a lovely Wednesday yourselves!

XOXO- Miss V


  1. Hi!
    I found you through the linky and I love your blog!
    I'm your newest follower. :)

  2. So neat you're from NC...two of my dear friends (who recently got engaged!) are moving back there and I can't wait to visit! xo

  3. I love the NC SC ties! I am from NC and live in Charleston! Where are you from in NC? If you need recs let me know! I love living in Charleston (and eating out and hanging out!)

  4. I would love to go to Charleston. I've heard such great things about it. It's definitely on my list!

  5. Thanks for playing along girl!

    I know you're so happy about your week long sub job :) Have fun!

    My hubby and I LOVE Charleston! It's such a pretty and fun town :)

  6. so glad you are going back to nc! are you going to greensboro? and yay for charleston! so glad you are coming here!!
    also, google shades of light and you will find that lamp shade with many more to choose from...they are so cute!

  7. great post! and i love your dress in the charleston picture!

  8. Yeay on the week long sub job! Love that you and Mr. Jones have your yearly vacation spot. So cute and it looks beautiful!

  9. LOVE those two shirts!! You totally SCORED!!

  10. I would love to visit NC/SC! The sunrise picture is beautiful.

    Great score on those tops!!

  11. i grew up in the south too, you just can't beat the carolinas. charleston is of my FAVORITE places in the world. i'd love to go back soon!