Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Lovin

Summer Lovin

A while back I set up a polyvore account but I have never really played with it .. until today. RT is at work and I am just sitting at home absently watching tv and reading blogs and I just decided to revisit this whole polyvore situation. So here is what I came up with. Better late than never right?! 

I have been lusting for some green or yellow jeans and I love the color of these. Plus they seem to be crazy versatile. They go with tons of different styles of tops. Topped of with a nude pair of Jeffrey Campbell booties that go with absolutely everything, a nude Marc Jacobs bag and tons of multi colored jewelry. Love! Love! Love!

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oh Monday

Except that it's not. Its Tuesday which is insanely confusing to me. I am sure I will be a day behind all week but that means the weekend will come one day early and I have no complaints there. Plus market is this weekend and that is one of my very favorite parts of my job. So basically it's good things all around.

I love these pants from free people. They are so light and airy which is a must when it is 95 degrees outside. The tribalish pattern of pinks and purples is super cute and pairs perfectly with the texture of this ivory lace top. I basically live in my nude dolce vita wedges because they are extra comfortable and literally go with every single thing. You will get tired of seeing them quickly I am sure. Sorry bout that.

Hope you all had an awesome memorial day. I know I did .. check this out ..

.. my niece Emery went water skiing for the first time yesterday! She is only 3 and was so awesome!! Way to go little love!!

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pinterest Lately

There are lots of things I love about pinterest but what I love the most is that it literally has EVERYTHING!! I have to believe that all of your pinterest accounts are just as scrambled and diverse as mine. These are just a few of the things I have been pinning lately

.. some food inspiration
.. some style inspiration
.. some house inspiration

On pinterest I can be everything I have ever wanted to be and have everything i have ever wanted to have haha!

Happy Weekend!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Gift

A while back, I was out shopping with my mom. We saw this ring and I fell in love with it but decided not to get it .. clothes were our focus on that particular excursion {ha!}.

Well, apparently my husband and my mom had some sneakiness going on because he surprised me with it for our anniversary!!

Good job RT! It is gorgeous!! Thank you so much!!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Today is our two year anniversary. According to wikipedia, it is our cotton anniversary.. just fyi. It is tuesday so RT is at work and so am I but we celebrated this past weekend.

We went to Fredericksburg for a little weekend getaway. It is close enough to drive and hang out for a couple of days but far enough away that you really feel like you are out of town. It is a cute little tiny town with lots of old charm and texas hill country vineyards all around.

We ate some really yummy food while we were there .. of course {ha!}. Lunch at the fredericksburg brewery .. dinner at the Hilltop Cafe .. breakfast at fredericksburg tea and coffee .. lunch at the peach tree tea room .. dinner at the herb farm .. yum! yum! yum!

We walked around town. In and out of all of the shops. Admiring the scenery and the multitude of vintage cars and trucks all around us.

We stayed at the herb farm in a cute little one bedroom cottage. We spent a lot of time on our porch enjoying the view from our porch swing and the rocking chair.

Good morning hunny :)

Sunday, on our way back home, we stopped at Enchanted Rock and hiked up to the top. It is a huge granite rock formation and the views were gorgeous. 

I wish that we had gone there on a day when we had more time to spend but I guess that just means we will have to go back .. oh darn!!

We had a fun relaxing weekend together and I am so lucky to get to spend this life with my sweet husband! Two years down .. many many more to come.

Happy Anniversary RT!

and a very Happy Tuesday to all of you!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


These are my feet. It would be totally weird that I am posting a picture of my feet except ..


.. I painted my toes nails last night and I think they look pretty darn cute!! I made the polka dots with the end of a qtip and the point of a tooth pick.


.. and ..


.. I am completely crushing on these dolce vita flats. I almost never wear flats but these I couldn't resist and I am a very satisfied consumer so far {ha!}


On another note entirely .. tonight is my sweet little Janey's very first dance recital and I am super excited to watch her dance her heart out on that stage!! Good luck angel girl!!


Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I actually wore this outfit on Monday but RT has been at work for two days {major boo!} so these are the most up to date ensemble pics that I have. I normally wouldn't wear hot pink cut off shorts {by genetic denim} to work but paired with this fun multi colored lace floral cami by hanky lanky and worn under my lace and fringe poncho from free people they were more than appropriate. I wish I could wear this poncho everyday. It feels so throw back to me and adds insane amounts of visual interest. Clearly I am strategic when getting dressed most days but every now and then I have an outfit that I like more than most and this was one of those times. I will definitely be wearing this combo again and probably sooner than I actually should. {ha!}


Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Weekend Review

On Friday night the three oldest kids on my side of the family came over to spend the night. It was so fun!! My sister's two oldest have been several times but this was the first time sweet Emery got to come too! I cannot even tell you how much fun it was and they were all so excited. It fills my heart that they love spending time with us as much as we do them.

When we got to the house we dumped all the toys out on the living room floor .. turned on cinderella .. And played until bedtime.

I always read this book call Tickle Monster at bedtime. Bedtime is probably the most inopportune time to read this story because the kids get all crazy and riled up but it is such a fun story and they love it so much that I do it anyway.

Saturday, after my sister came and got all the little ones .. I went in to work for a couple of hours and then spent the afternoon like this ..

No she is not spoiled!! Whatever would make you think that?!?

That night RT and I went out to celebrate with our friend Ben. He graduated with his masters that day and we were so excited to get to be a part of that incredible accomplishment with him!!

Yesterday RT had to work but I got up and headed to the lake with the dogs to spend mother's day with my mom and the rest of my family. We went to church and then just hung out at the lake all day until it was time to come back into town for dinner with my mom's side of the family. I love having a day dedicated to celebrating the moms in my life.

I hope you all had as good a weekend as I did!

Happy Monday!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tu Du I'm Here

Shirt: Babakul
Jeans: Genetic Denim
Shoes: mia (way old)

It is gloomy and rainy today but I gotta tell ya .. other than the fact that I haven't slept much the past two nights {not sure what that's all about} and I kinda wish I was at home in bed in my pjs with my husband and my dogs .. I really love it. Rain is so beautiful and cozy. It just makes you wanna curl up and get comfy and look out the window.

I have a big weekend ahead of me .. spending some time playing with kiddos .. celebrating with friends .. and honoring my momma. More details about all of that to come next week!

Happy weekend!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lazy Morning

Top: Mcginn Pants: handmade in Greece Shoes: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's

My wardrobe today was one of minimal effort. I got home from smart barre and was pretty tired so I applied minimal makeup .. threw on these awesome comfy pants that I got in a corner store in greece .. With a black blouse and strappy heels.

It was more of a be lazy with RT, the dogs, a cup of strong coffee and some breakfast kind of morning than a strategically plan my makeup and outfit kind of morning. You know what I mean right?!? I'm not the only one who does this am I?? Even so .. that's just how it is.

Happy Wednesday!!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Meatballs and Fried Rice


For dinner last night I made asian turkey meatballs and edamame fried rice and it was seriously delicious! Follow the links to the recipes on the skinny taste website and while you are there you should peruse the rest of her recipes because i have made several and they have all been really yummy.


I am the type of cook who follows a recipe. I can tweak to the liking of my family but I like to browse websites and magazines for new recipes and cook from them. Because of this, I do not cook the same things over and over. When people learn that I like to cook, inevitably they want to know what is my favorite thing to make. That is such a hard question for me because I, unlike most, do not have a arsenal of go to recipes. I am more of a "yea that looks good lets try it" kind of cook.


Anyway, if you are trying to decide what to make at your house this week .. I highly recommend these turkey meatballs served on a bed of fried rice. A glass of red wine never hurts either ;)


Happy Monday!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Coffee Fail

Shirt: Joie Jeans: Genetic Denim Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Most mornings, RT takes the pictures for my blog {thanks hunny!} right before I get in the car to head to work. Yesterday morning was no different .. I got all my stuff and my little chi chi put in the car .. we took pictures .. I got in the car to drive to work AND spilled scalding hot coffee all over me. FAIL!!


I had to rush back inside. Change clothes. Text my boss that I would be late because I am clearly a clutz. RT put more coffee in a to go cup and I left. When I got to work, I spilled the coffee AGAIN. Not kidding people!! At least it was on the car and not me that time. I took it as a sign that I was not meant to have my last cup of coffee that day and I left what remained in the mug in the car.

Happy Weekend!