Carolina On My Mind

Good morning from Greensboro, North Carolina!


We’ve had a great weekend here so far for Matt’s brother’s wedding festivities. The rehearsal dinner last night was at a beautiful place called Proximity Hotel, which is apparently one of the greenest hotels in all of the U.S.! They even had solar panels on their roof (Lu, I thought of you!). So awesome. Check out how cool it looked at night from the outside!


The room was set up beautifully — the table arrangements were actually made with wheat grass! I was tempted to eat it ;)



And the food was delicious, too. Started with salad:


And then I had the salmon with string beans and mashed potatoes. Yum!



There was also cake, but I passed. I’m just not a cake person! I love ice cream, milkshakes, pie, tarts, fruity sweet things… but cake? Meh. I always had ice cream cake for my birthdays when I was little :)

There was a balcony off the room where we all had dinner, and the sunset was beautiful! Doesn’t this picture look we’re on a tropical vacation somewhere?!


I’m wearing a new dress from Target, heh. Major impulse purchase last week when I went there to pick up something completely unrelated. Doesn’t that always happen at Target?! Anyway, only $20 and I love it! They have so many fun sundresses right now :)

Matt and I just hit up the hotel buffet for breakfast, and he wanted to show everyone his breakfast versus mine, lol.

His: biscuit with gravy, eggs with cheese, hash browns, bacon, sausage… and a little fruit ;) 020

Hers: oatmeal topped with craisins, a little granola & brown sugar, sliced banana, and a packet of almond butter. YUM! Plus lots of fresh fruit and a little scrambled eggs. I did steal a bite of Matt’s bacon, though ;)


The highlight of breakfast was this 90 calorie Barney Butter almond butter packet I brought with me. Yes, I travel with almond butter. Doesn’t everyone?! ;)


You can buy a 24 pack of the packets here. SO worth it for travel! I need to stock up on more. I’m almost out!

Matt and I are going to hit the hotel gym and then head out to explore some before the wedding. I love how groomsmen don’t need any time to get ready, unlike bridesmaids. :) A bunch of our DC friends will be arriving soon and it should be a really fun day, although I have a horrible cold and sound kind of like a man. Sexy.

Have a good one!


  1. 1

    that totally looks like a tropical vacation! if only i could say that for myself…

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    Looks like such a great time! I love my Justin’s Peanut Butter and Almond Butter packets. I always have a couple in my bag! It really can make a meal so much better. And that salmon looks deelish. Have fun!!

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    What a lovely night! Thanks for the Barney Butter tip. I’m heading out to the beach for a week and definitely need to stock up!

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    yay! I can see the solar in the picture- how cool! Have fun down there!

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    Those wheatgrass centerpieces are adorable. I am having my engagement party next Saturday and was going to make the centerpieces using orange and lime slices… but this is a cute alternative!

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    You should make your way downtown and hit up the Green Bean coffee shop. It’s a pretty fun place with the best red espresso drinks and mochas.

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    Love the breakfast comparison! I’m going from Matt’s style to your style.
    Just had a peach with Almond Coconut milk with a sprinkling of chocolate for dessert at lunch. Yum!

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    Looks like paradise, Anne. Hotel looks lovely. And glad you’re hitting the gym!
    :-) Enjoy and tell us how you find today’s exploration…

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    The decorations at the dinner were awesome! What a cool idea! I loved the her and his breakfast, it looked like mine and my hubby’s breakfast! Have fun!

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    That place looks amazing! Love the solar panels and wheatgrass centerpieces.

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    ANNE! we are freaky twins. i don’t like cake either! i never used to eat my birthday cake when i was little, and would always ask my mom to make me zucchini bread “cake” haha love!

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    i have that dress too! i bought it the morning of my friend’s bridal shower after we realized we had the same dress! i ended up getting so many compliments on the target dress…a great $20 purchase

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    Love it! Maybe because the flowers are so close to mine! ;)


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