Friday, July 31, 2009

Noble Youth

I know I know...I'm going blog crazy! This topic will most likely be my blog Since I work at Coplon's (a high end women's boutique), I'm pretty much addicted. This is my favorite time of summer, fall is arriving and the store begins it's yearly transformation from bright, sunny colors to the sleek, rich colors of fall. Goodbye Spring RTW 2009 and hello Fall 2009.
I must have my first fashion post about an amazing up-and-coming designer Megan Quinn. Her line Noble Youth is quickly becoming the topic of conversation in the fashion world and the celebrity world. Her line has been featured in WWD, Daily Candy, Lucky Magazine, and Life & Style (pictured below).

Her fall line is amazing and fresh. But I know it's only August and most of us aren't even thinking about fall. If you want a dress, however, that you can wear in the hot days of August and pair with tights and boots in October, you must buy the "Beatrice Dress." It has the feel of Marni and the femininity of Theory.

Quarter-of-a-Century Celebration!

Noah turned 25 this week and we celebrated with the whole fam! We had our first family dinner at our new house in honor of Noah's big day. And when you count his brother, parents, my parents, sister, step-sisters, step-brother and their significant others, it's not a small gathering! It was lots of fun and I think Noah had a great birthday! I wanted to share the presents and menu of the party.

I got Noah lots of goodies for this big birthday (after all he is half way to 50)!

The Blackberry "Tour"
I don't know anything about technology. But you know boys, if it's a new gadget, it's cool! He was definitely the envy of the male attendees! I have to give some credit to "Glen" from Verizon. Not only did he push Noah's upgrade up 4 months, he helped me set up his phone an hour before his birthday party so it was all ready for him. I wrapped the phone and called it right after he blew out his candles! No one knew where the ringing was coming from! It was a great surprise.

Our Wedding Book (my favorite gift!)

I used this amazing website called MyPublisher to create a book of photos, invites and letters from our engagement through our wedding. I love it! I would definitely recommend checking out this site. I call it my "scrapless scrapbook" because I scanned our invitations and letters from our friends and family into the book. It is so easy! Here is mine if you want to check it out: A MyPublisher PhotoBook created by Meredith Greenbaum.

Now for the menu:

Hard-Hitting Mac and Cheese
I found this recipe from Noah's ESPN Gameday Gourmet and it was delicious!

Easy and yummy (Although I would recommend adding a little more salt)


1 box Macaroni (1 pound)

1 T Vegetable oil

1/2 cup + 1 T butter

1/2 cup each of shredded Muenster, mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, Monterrey Jack

1 pint half-and-half

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1/2 pound Velveeta, cut into small cubes

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 1/2 quart baking dish, cook macaroni for 7 minutes, drain and return to pot, melt butter in saucepan and pour over mac, add 1.5 cups shredded cheeses, half-and-half, Velveeta, eggs, salt and pepper. Spoon into baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until bubbly (about 35 minutes).

Krups BeerTender

Noah and I got this as a wedding present from one of his best friends. I have to admit when we received it, I could think of a million things we needed more. However, it is actually really cool and everyone loved it! Thank you Williams-Sonoma!

If you live in Richmond, you can get the 5-liter Draught Kegs at Total Wine.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My first blog!

I'm so excited to start this blog! I recently got married and I want to be able to look back on this time in our lives. I could just keep a diary but this is much more fun! Since I've named my blog "Greenbaum Life," I think it's only fitting to show you how I became a Greenbaum.

I officially became a Greenbaum on May 23, 2009! I, Meredith (my friends call me Muffy), took Noah to be my husband!

Our wedding was perfect as I got to marry the love of my life! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day. I feel so lucky to have been surrounded by our amazing friends and family! As one of the first of my friends to tie the knot, they always ask me if being married feels different. YES! I don't know why, but Noah and I have to agree that it's different (and definitely in a good way). Noah describes it like this..."Before we got married and a guy hit on Muffy, I would get upset. Now that we're married, I want to scream 'Get the F*** away from my wife!'" I think that pretty much sums it up!

Here is the quick version of our love story:

Noah and I met in Costa Rica on a spring break trip when I was a freshman and Noah a sophomore. We dated all through high school and college. We both graduated from the University of Virginia. The summer after I graduated, Noah proposed! I was SHOCKED. A year and a half later, we got married! I truly believe we were meant to be! I'll probably get more detailed later but that's all the important information!

I also have to introduce our baby, Jeter! He's 2 years old and spoiled rotten!

Side note: I really don't want to worry about spelling and grammer as I'm blogging. Please excuse any mistakes!