Anthropologie, I Want to Own You

Today’s errands took us to the Mall at Millenia, an upscale mall halfway between downtown Orlando and the Disney area.

For those of you who think Orlando is basically Disney World, think again! Orlando is huge and it can take you 45 minutes to drive from one end of Orlando to the other. Disney World is actually located in Kissimmee, which is about 30 minutes from downtown.

We paid a visit to the Mall at Millenia because I wanted to nab some blush (in “Peaches”) from M.A.C, after I tried my friend Leah’s and loved it.

While at the mall, Ryan and I stopped by Starbucks to pick up some beverages.

I enjoyed a vanilla latte while Ryan ordered a non-fat Tazo Chai Creme Frappuccino. He saved all of the whipped cream ‘til the end and let me do my thang. I LOVE whipped cream.

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I could eat an entire can of heavy whipped cream in one sitting. No problem.

After enjoying our Starbucks treats we headed to Anthropologie.

I think my heart stopped.

Ryan and I browsed around for a bit and I declared that I wanted to outfit our bedroom and bathroom in Anthropologie linens, towels, shower curtains, pillows and more.  After asking the woman at the registry if we could register at the store for our wedding she sad, sadly, no. But! But we can create a “wish list” and give our wedding guests access to it.

Somethin’ to think about since basically the entire store is out of our budget.

While there, I couldn’t resist playin’ a little dress up with their adorable aprons.

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Look at me! I’m Susie Julie Homemaker!

How cute is that initial mug?

Ryan even struck an “artsy” pose with his respective mug.

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And to save his dignity, here he is sportin’ a manly-man smile…

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…while still holding the mug. Maybe not so manly-man, after all? 😉

Once we were done at the mall, we drove back toward our apartment and swung by Lombardi’s Seafood, Inc. to pick up some fresh fish for dinner.

Lombardi’s is a hole-in-the-wall seafood marketplace that provides seafood to area restaurants, but also sells fish to the public to enjoy.

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Can you spot Ryan standing in front of our car?

(Okay, how many of you just thought to yourself “Oh my goodness. Julie drives a minivan!?” Gotcha! 😉 )

At Lombardi’s we bought some grouper and snapper and decided to cook up the grouper for dinner this evening.

Ryan was the grill master and cooked the fish, along with some zucchini, in a foil packet after seasoning it with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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Yes, he grills topless. It was 95 degrees outside and I like it. 😉

Sadie didn’t seem to mind the heat one bit and hunted lizards in our backyard as dinner cooked on the grill.

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After about 12 minutes, our foil-packet fish was ready.

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Ryan did a great job. The fish was moist and flavorful. Grouper is one of my favorite kinds of fish, so I gobbled this dinner down in no time flat!

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Now it’s time for dessert.

Please excuse me as Ryan and I head off to Dairy Queen for Blizzards!

Enjoy your night! 😀