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fortify kitchen.

Before we went on our baby-moon, I did some research on local restaurants. Fortify Kitchen & Bar was at the very top of the list with rave reviews. Needless to say, it lived up to the hype.

photo c/o ATL intown.
photo c/o ATL intown. i was too eager to snap one when entering. woops.
Fortify
adorable from the get.
chicken breast | infused with smoked gouda pimento cheese served on buttermilk mashed potatoes with sherry-crimini mushroom sauce and brussel sprouts.
chicken breast | infused with smoked gouda pimento cheese served on buttermilk mashed potatoes with sherry-crimini mushroom sauce and brussel sprouts. to die.
strawberry creme brulee. it took everything I had not to order a second...
strawberry creme brulee. it took everything I had not to order a second serving…

Not pictured: Jay’s filet. Because it was instantly devoured. Highly recommend checking them out if you find yourself in the Clayton / Lake Burton, GA area. We will be back for SURE.

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knot upset.

Fridays are always CRAZY around here, so we usually take it easy in comfy basics.

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Here’s what we’ve got going on today (check out our Instagram @glitter_blog_xo for more real-life outfits!):

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The BCBGeneration knotted top is no longer available, so we linked to some similar options on Shopstyle. Check it all out here. Happy Friday!

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baby-mooning.

J: With Baby James’ arrival fast approaching, Jay and I decided to skip town for a little baby-moon. That’s a thing, right?

Not a tall order: something within driving distance from Atlanta, somewhere we’ve never been with a spa (ME) and golf (Jay.) We did our research and decided on… Waterfall Club | Lake Burton. A resort with everything we wanted and a backdrop like no other. You would never think you were less than 2 hours outside the city. A little look into our weekend:

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this. view.
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stumbled across this wedding spot on my walk. quite the backdrop to say i do!
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just a small lunch at the club… we stayed on property which was adorable and convenient.
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our cozy Easter brunch.
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we didn’t want to leave! needless to say, we’ll be back soon. dress | shoes

Stay tuned for a review of this little gem of a restaurant we found in Clayton, Fortify Kitchen & Bar.

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oh baby.

SURPRISE! J + Jay are expecting a baby this coming May and could NOT be more excited! A little look into their gender reveal last month:

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you’re invited via paperless post.
Gender Reveal
had to have these giant balloons from shop sweet lulu! jay was a trooper getting transporting them. #largeandincharge
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cake stand for THE cake was a wedding gift from L’s sweet mom, Jan. paper goods | shop sweet lulu + toot sweet. additional serving pieces | pottery barn.
girlfriends ready to see if baby b is a he or a she!
girlfriends ready to see if baby b is a he or a she!
YOU do the honors, Jay.
YOU do the honors, Jay. (With the Kate Spade cake servers from our wedding)
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it’s a BOY!
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precious cake topper by Clover & Bloom Co and delicious cake from Henri’s Bakery.
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James Murray Baker V will join us in May! J sweater | blouse | jeans | shoes
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give thanks.

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Happy thanksgiving! 2015 has been an especially wonderful year for us. We celebrated Jennifer and Jay’s marriage in April, we welcomed Baby Ed in September… and there have been countless other small victories and miracles in between. And of course we are thankful for all you who read this blog! We are truly blessed beyond measure. We hope you all have a relaxing day with family or friends (or maybe both!), with plenty of time to reflect on your own blessings as well. xo

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bacon-y brussels sprouts.

From L:

You know how adult children are always assigned something non-essential at family Thanksgiving, like an appetizer or “the salad”? Well, I’ve graduated from the salad to…side vegetable!

I’m actually really excited because I lovvve sides at Thanksgiving. Turkey isn’t my thing, so I always load up on veggies. Behold, my vegetable contribution this year: Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts. Bonus: this recipe is SUPER SIMPLE and easy – the perfect thing to whip up for that last-minute Friendsgiving celebration tonight.

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Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs baby brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed (halved if very large)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces diced bacon (3 – 4 slices)
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots (about 2)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (1-2 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • chopped fresh parsley, if desired

What You Do:

  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until lightly browned, tossing often.
  • Add the bacon and saute for ten more minutes, or until well browned.
  • Reduce the heat and add the shallots and the garlic. Saute for two more minutes.
  • Increase the heat to high and slowly add the chicken broth, a little at a time. Cook for ten more minutes or until the sprouts are tender, tossing often.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
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bacon, shallots and garlic make everything better.

NOTE: This recipe is adapted from Par 3: Tea Time at the Masters (a Glitter Life favorite). The original recipe called for the addition of balsamic vinegar and fresh bread crumbs at the end. We don’t think you need either one…the brussels sprouts are SO GOOD on their own that we didn’t want to mask their flavor or beautiful color. But if you’re new to brussels sprouts (or you think your family will be weirded out by them), you may want to experiment by adding one or both of those ingredients to this recipe. Honestly, if you get fresh Brussels sprouts you can’t go wrong!

 

 

 

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doing good.

J: Last month Jay and I joined Chick Fil A + Feeding Children Everywhere at City of Refuge in Atlanta to package over 54,000 meals for families in need. No better feeling than giving back on a Saturday morning!

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ready to get to work!
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we had around 100 volunteers who divided into 10 at each station.
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our assembly line. I was the funneler…
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Jay on lentil duty.

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some of the meals packed and ready to go!
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and then we lunched.
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