Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friday Favorites from The Lisa Porter Collection, Sally's Baking Addiction, Scott Mecham Wood and More!

Good morning! I am so happy it is the weekend. I have felt terrible the last two days with chest pain, neck pain and a host of other symptoms. In fact I felt so bad I went to the emergency room at 11:00 Wednesday night and had a battery of tests to see if I was having a heart attack. Thankfully I did not but I  am not feeling much better, in fact I am worse. Now have a host of appointments to see what what is actually the culprit. 

So this weekend I am going to rest, relax, catch up with my favorite blogs and that is it, Hopefully I will be doing it outside in the sun. 

Image Heather Bullard

There are still a few weekends left before Summer officially ends and if you are looking for something to read while you catch the last rays at the beach check out this great reading list from Heather Bullard. And if you don't finish them all at least you will have a head start on your Fall reading lists!

Image from The Lisa  Porter Collection Grilled Beet and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, in fact I like to think of it as a food group all of its own. This scrumptious Grilled Beet and Goat Cheese Pizza from The Lisa Porter Collection 

Image Sally's Baking Addiction

If you are feeling like something a little sweeter check out this Rustic Strawberry and Peach Tart an "oldie but goodie" from longtime blogger Sally's Baking Addiction

Image Scott Mecham Wood Home Nicolas Smith Photography

Are you as "mad for plaid" as I am? If so then you need to  head over to  Scott Mecham Wood Home and check out the fabulous new textiles, pillows, throws and vintage finds.  If you are not familiar with Scott Mecham Wood, he is Scott is an incredibly talented designer and blogger among other things. 

Image from Scott Mecham Wood, Photo by Nicolas Smith Photography

"Scot Meacham Wood is delighted to present his luxury lifestyle 
brand, Scot Meacham Wood Home. Inspired by the romance of the Scottish 
countryside and his own Southern heritage, Scot has curated a one-of-a-kind 
collection of textiles, custom-dyed trimmings, upholstered furnishings, antiques, 
artwork, Victorian tartanware, and home accessories. Scot Meacham Wood Home features 50 
sumptuous fabrics imported from a historic Scottish mill highlighting 
traditional tartans as well as modern interpretations of this classic textile.  
SMW Home also includes a beautiful assortment of accessories for the home as 
well as treasures gathered from around the world.  Modern.  Classic.  Fresh.  Traditional.
Welcome to SMW Home."

You GO GIRL! Every woman and man for that matter struggles with something, family issues, weight, etc. This post is an inspiration to people to stick up for themselves and not let bullies, and nasty, insensitive jerks affect how they live their lives.

That's it! A few of my favorite finds this week. I hope that you found something you liked. Pleas remember to share your finds with us as well, we all love new movies, books, recipes and more.

Have a great weekend!

If you feel like a little chocolate, come over to Once Upon a Chocolate Life and check out these fabulous brownies!


  1. Oh Elizabeth I am so sorry to hear about your health problems. I know how scary a trip to the emergency room can be and I'm just so relieved it wasn't your heart. I'll be thinking of you sending lots of positive prayers. I hope you relax and do lots of reading this weekend my friend.

  2. My friend, what is happening over there?????? WHAT? OK, when you went into emergency, what did they tell you? They ruled out any heart condition, correct?

    Could it be stress? But you've been on vacation? Let me tell you what happened to me just yesterday:

    Yesterday was officially my last day of vacation. I go back to school today to have my first of many meetings. I think that subconsciously, I am worried about it because I had a strange feeling in my neck and ears...a fullness as if my breathing was being cut off. I started to panic, but otherwise, I felt fine. I could walk without feeling faint, etc....It finally went away. I believe in my case, it was stress. I hope that this is all it is for you. I do think however, that doctors often blame stress for EVERYTHING, and that we should get ourselves checked. I had that done a year ago when I was having tingling in my hands and face; turns out I was vitamin D deficient and it went away, but then I have it again! So who knows....

    Please let us know right away what you find out. In the meantime, rest. I know you travel a lot, and maybe you just need to rest.

    LOVE! Anita

  3. OMG how scary!!! I am so happy it was not a heart attack but sorry you are not feeling any better. Hope you can have a very calm and relaxed weekend, maybe stress? I know it can manifest itself in all kinds of crazy ways. On a lighter note, love all those variations on pizza...yum!! Always on the prowl for good book recommendations!! I so hope you are feeling better SOON!

  4. I hope your doctor can sort out what the problem is.

  5. Oh Elizabeth, I was just checking in on you....any leads as to what is happening? BE WELL!

  6. Yes, I believe stress could do that. I had a panic attack the other day (my second) and it lasted just about a minute and it was a scary thing. Praying for you :)

  7. Mouth watering, Elizabeth, and I am not sure whether it is for the brownies or for Scot's new plaids! :D
    xoxox Alison
    Love it all.


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