FoF: emergency room and desserts

Friday, August 21, 2015

[O N E]
I finished my first week in the emergency department and I LOVED it. I was seriously not expecting to enjoy it so much. I have an hour commute each way which sucks when you are getting off at 11pm and can barely keep your eyes open. But the perk of that is that I'm in a small ED which means I get to do all of the procedures and I'm not working under residents. There's one doctor and 3 nurses so if there is anything "cool" to be done, they let me do it. I've done lots of suturing, IV's, ABG's, NG tubes, and more this week. They trust me so much which is slightly terrifying but super rewarding. A lady almost cut her finger completely off with a pocket knife and I sutured that sucker back on like a champ! This rotation has also given me a newfound respect for people that work 12 hour shifts. My feet ache and we barely have time to eat anything all day.

One patient really broke my heart this week. He came in after fainting and feeling dizzy. We did a head and chest CT and discovered that he had metastatic lung cancer that had spread to his brain, making him feel dizzy. He was the sweetest man and obviously was not expecting to receive life-changing news that day. I will have a hard time forgetting about him.

We also get our fair share of people who come in looking for pain meds or come in because their ear hurts (yep). That's a post for another day…

[T W O]
Y'all, you have got to make this dessert ASAP. My mom made them all the time when I was growing up now I make them all the time to take them to people, take to work, etc. We call them "lemon squares" but there is no lemon. So they are more like a Neiman Marcus type bar. And the best part is they are SO easy! Directions:

-Combine 1 package Duncan Hines butter cake mix, 1 stick of butter (melted), 2 eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat and mix with heavy spoon. Mixture will be stiff. Press dough in 9x13 greased pan

-Combine 8 oz cream cheese (room temp), 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 lb box of powdered sugar. Beat topping with mixer thoroughly. Pour on top of dough mixture. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.

-Cut into squares and serve at room temperature

[T H R E E]
I saw this elephant picture frame at a store at the beach and HAD to have it. Our living room is filled with pops of gold and I just love the way this frame looks on one of our side tables. Btw, I am a frame hoarder. We don't even have space for all the frames we have yet I continue to buy them.

[F O U R]
I never had a chance to recap my weekend in Charlotte last weekend. It was so great! I got to spend time with my friend and her new baby, my husband's family, and my best friend of 10+ years who lives in Charlotte. We ate good food and had lots of champs… my idea of a perfect weekend!

 Of course I had to stop by the new Kendra Scott store in Southpark mall. I was SO impressed with how gorgeous that store is. I wanted every single thing.

[F I V E]
The winner of the Sift with Style necklace giveaway is Kate Collins! Thanks to everyone for entering! Look for more giveaways in the future ;)

Linking up with Amanda and April


  1. Yay for enjoying the emergency department! And that dessert sounds amazing and SO easy! Ohh I want all those KS earrings, so pretty! Happy Friday girl!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I'm so happy that you are loving your emergency rotation!! You're a rock star!! Sounds like a fab weekend last week and I hope this one is even better! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. I was nervous when I saw emergency room in the title, and then I realized (and was relieved) when that's where your rotation was haha. So glad that it's going well overall and you're really liking it! Totally makes a difference when you love where you're at :)
    So glad to hear that last weekend was a good one--all the baby snuggles!!
    And that KS store...earrings! I would have had trouble resisting buying everything :)
    Hope this weekend is awesome for you!!!

  4. YES ON THE FRAMES!!!!!! I thought I was the only one!! I need to find places for them, lol!!

  5. that is the cutest frame ever. and those earrings - can i just have that whole rack thrown on my dresser? ha. so glad that the ER is going well. my cousin is an ER doctor here in florida and just loves it. i give props to you guys for handling all those stressful situations! anyway have a lovely weekend and happy friday girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. Wow that is so amazing to me that you could sew a woman's finger back on and it not phase you! I would have died just seeing something like that! So glad you enjoy it! Love that new picture frame and the picture inside is adorable. Have a great weekend!

  7. I love that frame! And like you, I'm such a frame hoarder! I'm going to have to make those bars; yummy!

  8. Mmmm those bars sound delish, and like something I might actually be able to make, haha! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. That elephant frame is so fun! I have a friend obsessed with elephants and she would totally love that!

  10. The story about the patient finding out metastatic lung cancer is heartbreaking. Can't be easy dealing with those type of situations. Cheers to you.

    The elephant frame is gorgeous! That so my type of style. Have a fab weekend!

  11. Yay, I'm glad you love the ER! I still haven't done an NG tube... but I won't complain haha. And that eCard is too funny... but so true. Ps. when I'm back in Charlotte for good, you better tell me when you come to town!! xo

  12. That's so sad about that sweet patient :( Those lemon bars sound delicious!

  13. I can't imagine the truly tragic cases you encounter in your line of profession. That commercial with the male nurse giving the little girl her medicine while singing with her makes me tear up every time. I think when you stop caring, it's time to get out of a certain line of work. :) Cheers to Charlotte trips last weekend (was there as well!). Have a great weekend, lady!

  14. I will definitely be making those dessert bars soon. I have all of the ingredients at home already which is perfect. My sister used to work 12 hour shifts (she's a pharmacist) and I don't know how she did it. Bless those who do! Enjoy your weekend :)

    Louboutins & Lipstick

  15. Kendra Scott earrings = yes. I have the turquoise but want them in every other color, too!! Lol at the ER meme. We had to go in January for Sweet P, but he did have a broken leg so I don't think the meme applied to us ;) Nice photo of your cake - what do you shoot with?

    1. I just got a 50mm lens for my Nikon 2 weeks ago. It is SO different from my normal lens so I have so much to learn but I'm loving it so far!

  16. Those Kendra Scott earrings look so fabulous! I'm dying for one of her long tassel necklaces!

  17. Loving those fall Kendra Scott earrings! And seriously loving that tassel necklace. Definitely going to try that recipe! Thanks for sharing. And you are so awesome at your job! You go girl! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  18. Glad you enjoyed your first week so much - I’m sure it’s definitely so interesting. Yum that dessert looks so delicious and how cute is that frame!

  19. So glad your emergency room experience was a good one! That dessert looks so good and a bonus for it being easy to make! I love anything gold and elephants are some of my very favorite animals, so it's no surprise that I want that frame...sooo cute!

  20. Oh my goodness there is so much fun stuff here! Way to go in the ER and that dessert I am def going to try! Hope ya'll had a fab weekend lady!! xo

  21. Charming,so fashion,I like this type clothes.


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