Oh Autumn How I've Missed You

September 25, 2012

I am so gloriously happy that Autumn is finally here! Granted it's still in the 90's here, but at least knowing the temps will start cooling off is good enough for me. Here's some of my favorite things about Autumn... all can be found on my pinterest page.
Boots! Y'all know my love for boots. I'm actually looking at getting a pair of cowboy boots to complete my collection! They are super comfy, cute & go with almost all outfits. Gosh I'm ready to break out my boots!

Pumpkins... I have an affinity to pumpkins. I love roasting (& eating!) pumpkin seeds. I love carving them and keeping them on the front porch the entire month of October. I love seeing the different designs around my neighborhood. I love pumpkins...

Cute & Comfy Clothes. Give me a comfy pair of jeans, a cute sweater and a nice set of flats and I'm set! Anything warm and cozy makes me happy.

This pretty much sums it up for me...


Emmy Fashion 2012

September 24, 2012

So the Emmys were actually pretty entertaining last night. Sonia & I watched them over at my house and had dinner. We had our favorites and our "What The Hell Were They Thinking" pics... enjoy!
Omg I love her dress! She's 21 I think & looks it in this. Perfect, not trying too hard nor trying to look older than she is. Plus her makeup was perfect!

Is there anything Sofia can't pull off? I love the mermaid silhouette & her hair looked perfect down & not a huge updo like most of the women that night!

Guiliana is definitely my overall favorite of the night! He dress is classic with a cute twist on the bodice & the earrings are perfection!! I love her fashion style always, but tonight she outdid herself!

What The Hell Were They Thinking:
January Jones... I'm not a huge fan of her fashion on any given day, but the weird dress plus the extreme slicked back hair was way way over the top for me.

Never NEVER have your purple hair match your dress!!!

Okay it was sweltering in LA yesterday and this huge yellow monstrosity that covered every single inch of Juilanne Moore did not do anything!
all pictures via

8 Wonderful Years

September 18, 2012


8 years ago today I married my soul mate.
The one I can tell anything and everything to.
The one who makes me laugh on a daily basis.
The one who has been there for me through all of life's ups & downs.
The one I fell in love with at the age of 18 & never looked back.
The one who is not only an amazing husband, but the an amazing father.

8 years ago today I said "I do" & have been head over heels in love with him ever since.
I love you Eric & I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together.

Weekend Wrap Up

September 17, 2012

This weekend we had an early anniversary celebration. We went to Vince Young Steakhouse for dinner, then went to watch the Horns beat Ole Miss.
Before our date

They were so sweet to bring us a congratulations dessert!

Right when you walk into the restaurant! Hook 'Em!
Sunday we surprised Bella and had her best friend from her old school come over. They got to play for a few hours and it was like they haven't been apart at all! So cute & Bella was so happy! We finished the weekend at our neighbor's house watching the Cowboy's game. Such a fun weekend!


September 14, 2012

Happy Friday!! Has anyone seen the trailer for the movie "Lincoln"? I caught it last night and now am so excited to see this movie! The Hubs and I are huge history buffs, so these types of movies are our favorites! If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here you go!
So what do you think? Gonna watch it? It arrives in theaters Nov. 16th!!

Halloween is Around the Corner

September 12, 2012

It's that time again. Time to start thinking & buying our annual Halloween costumes. Before I usually picked out Bella's for her, but since she's now in kindergarten, I decided it was time for her to pick out her own costume. I went to Anytime Costume & handed her the computer. She quickly ruled out any princess costumes, (much to her Momma's dismay!) and went straight to the Super Heroes Costumes! She decided on the Incredibles - Mrs. Incredibles costume. She said she liked it because it looks like pajamas! I know she also picked it out because of the big influence of superheroes she sees on TV!
We got it in this week and she immediately had to try it on. Thank goodness it fit like a glove! She was so excited!! The shipping was super fast & we are definitely pleased with everything!
Now it's Momma's turn to look for a 2012 Halloween costume! I am looking for something cute but not too sexy. I want to look hot, but not overly!! We were thinking of going as Flo from Progressive Insurance, but everything's up in the air as of now. I'll definitely be going onto Anytime Costumes and looking for something!

Decisions Decisions

September 11, 2012

In the last 3 days I have ran twice & both times I have gotten horrid shin splints in my left leg. At first I thought i was just me, but after reading numerous accounts on people having the same problem, I realized it's due to my 8 year old pair of running shoes. Granted, I will never wear running shoes unless I'm actually running or working out, so my shoes look pretty good. They are obviously NOT! So I'm on the hunt for some awesome new running shoes! Here's the ones I love so far...
ASICS GEL-Kayano® 18
These have ah-maz-ing reviews and I love the colors! (YES, I do look at the colors & have to like them in order to buy. I am very set in my ways here people!) I've never owned a pair of Asics, but The Hubs who is an avid runner loves them!

I've heard nothing but good things about Brooks running shoes as well. I've heard they are super comfy and help control your run.

I have Nike's now & love them (hence wearing them for 8 years). These are lightweight & would be good for helping me run better... hopefully!

What's your favorite pair of running shoes?


Weekend Wrap Up

September 10, 2012

This weekend was ah-maze-ing! I had so much fun with my family & friends. Today I'm exhausted but it was definitely worth it.
Saturday Eric, Bella, & I did a ton of errands, then ended up relaxing watching some college football before I left. I met up with Sonia, Cheryl, Jessica, & Kaitlyn for Cheryl's bachelorette party! We all got dressed up & went to Max's Wine Dive for dinner. It was the most delicious food I've had in forever! Amazing champagne & completely started our night off right!
The Bachelorette with her glass of wine & fried chicken!!
After dinner we went bar hopping on 6th Street. It's been forever since I've done that & now I remember why!!! My feet were so swollen Sunday, I could barely walk! Thank goodness a hangover wasn't along for the ride!!
Cheryl, me, & Sonia

We ended up running into friends with another bachelorette party! Too much fun!!
After I was able to regain my walking abilities Sunday, we took Bella to Main Event for a little family bowling action. She had such a good time & has really gotten her bowling skills down. (Meaning she might have beat Momma the last game!)
The bowling ball's almost as big as her!
We ended the fabulous weekend at a splash park with our neighbors. It was an awesome time & a great way to wind down! Happy Monday Peeps!

If You Really Knew Me...

September 7, 2012

Saw this on Mama Laughin & had to try it out for myself.
If you REALLY knew me...
...you'd know my favorite smell is my daughter's hair & cheeks. She has the sweetest smell.
...you'd know that I have severe anxiety in large crowds. I hate going to concerts for this reason.
...you'd know that I love wine & beer, but am not a fan of mixed drinks.
...you'd know that it scares me to death to think I could die before seeing my daughter walk down the isle.
...you'd know that I hate staying up late unless it's with good friends on a great night.
...you'd know that my life hasn't been easy, but it's been worth every heartbreak.
...you'd know that I never worried about my weight until I had Bella. Now it's a constant worry.
...you'd know that I love to cook, especially my family's recipes.
...you'd know that my number 1's are Garbiel Macht & Ryan Reynolds. Yes I have 2 #1's and The Hubs knows. 
...you'd know that I love TV. I love any medical and law shows, but hate reality TV.
...you'd know that I am on pins & needles waiting for Vampire Diaries to start in October.
 ...you'd know that I secretly wish we lived in DFW. I hope to always live in Austin, but miss having my family nearby. I miss them terribly!
...you'd know that I love being a Texan and anything that comes along with it. Hell, I'm even looking at cowboy boots for the Fall.
...you'd know that I've cut back on my posts here due to not enough time in the day, but am slowly trying to get back in the swing of things.
...you'd know that on the 18th, The Hubs and I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. He makes me laugh on a daily basis & I can't imagine not having him around.
...you'd know that Bella is the absolute most important thing in my life. I love that darn kid so much!
Happy Friday Peeps!


September 6, 2012

In less than 4 weeks I will be running my 1st Mud Run! It's back in my home town & I'll be running it with one of my besties & an awesome group of girls! We're participating in the Dirty Girl Mud Run!! 
To say I'm not a runner would be an understatement. I have always hated running. The Hubs has ran a 1/2 marathon last year & runs almost daily. Me?! Well I'd rather do Insanity to get my workout in. But at last I have started training.
I run 3x a week usually, then follow it up with crunches, squats, arm dips, & push ups. I'm slowly getting used to running although I notice my asthma is much worse in the heat & humidity lately. (Shocking I know!) I'm bound and determined to kick this mud run's ace & have fun doing it! So no more Mexican food... wait, let's be real, maybe just once a week and not almost daily! I'm doing good sticking to salads at lunch & eating lighter at dinner, so hopefully that will help! I'll update everyone after the race on Oct. 6th! Pray for me, because I'm pretty sure I'll need it!!

Autumn Must Haves

September 5, 2012

Okay people it's September 5th & the high today is 102!! Are you freakin kidding me?! Oh but a "cold front" is coming this weekend which will put us in the low 90's!! Woo-Hoo! (Note the sarcasm!)
So when it's sweltering hot & humid, what do I do?! I look for my favorite things to buy for Fall. Yep cause that's how I roll....
B.P. Classic Crewneck Cardigan

Anything and everything in orange screams Fall to me. Maybe because the Horns play during that time, or maybe because of the leaves changing color, whatever the reason I love the classic cardi sweaters. I own tons & this one will be my next purchase.

Essential Boucle Sweater

I love the coziness of this sweater yet still flatters your figure & looks adorable with a pair of colored jeans! So cute & such an amazing price!
1969 Sexy Boot Button Flap

I love a great pair of broken in looking jeans. Especially when they look great with boots! This pair fits the bill perfectly! The look cute & seem like a comfy pair that fit well... let's hope!

I am on the hunt for a cute pair of cowboy boots for work. Literally, (The Hub's us chuckling over that word!) everyone at work wears them but me! The last time I owned a pair?? Hmmm... 1991!! Seriously! But I really love them & this pair is cute & not too expensive incase my mood changes again next season!
What's your Fall favorites??

Weekend Wrap Up Labor Day

September 4, 2012

Oh to have a 4th day off would have been magical... unfortunately, Bella has to go back to school as well as the Hubs & I have to go back to work... reality kinda sucks!
We had such an awesome weekend! I'm gonna just post pics instead of detailing every second of it... enjoy.
Cheering the Horns onto Victory!!

Sunday we washed both cars while getting each other soaking wet!

My Sweet Girl was amazing all weekend! It's a miracle!!

No better way to celebrate Labor Day than swimming & bbqing!
Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! Here's to a 4 day work week!!
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