Sentimental

May 31, 2013

How did this little girl...
 
 
With this adorable smile...
 
 

Already turn into this girl

whose finished with Kindergarten & eager to start 1st grade in August? The girl that now rolls her eyes and me & her Dad when she doesn't like what we tell her... the girl who is so fiercely independent and head strong that not even bribery works on her anymore.

A girl who sometimes makes me think twice about what age she really is & who has an answer for everything.

A girl who I know is going to grow up to be the smartest, most beautiful woman I've ever met in my life. And a girl who in the blink of an eye will soon be out of our house, off to college, & getting married.

Bella, your Dad & I are so proud of all you have accomplished this year & every year before this. You make our hearts melt with your laughter and we're so very very proud to be your parents.

Congratulations on graduating Kindergarten Bella Belle!
Summer

Memorial Day

May 28, 2013

This is how we spent Memorial Day...
 
 
 
...And it was perfect.
Summer

Coming To A TV Near You

May 22, 2013

I am so excited for some of my favorite shows to be starting back this summer. Usually it's boring re-runs, but these shows I already have my DVR set to record!
 
True Blood
 
Okay let me be real honest about this show... last season wasn't so great. I've watched every single season and love this show, but was disappointed in the last season. I still am excited when it starts next month & hope this season is a lot better!

It starts June 16th on HBO!



This was a show back in the 90's that came from the UK & was awesome over here. I am addicted to reruns of this show on youtube because I will seriously laugh the entire time it's on.  Wayne, Ryan, & Colin are amazingly hilarious together and I was so excited when I found out it was coming back!

 It starts July 16th on the CW!


And my all time favorite show coming this summer is... Suits!! First off I'm in love with Harvey Spector (Gabriel Macht). He's so sexy in his designer suits & the way he talks... wow! Haha! But it's a great show & definitely fast paced which I love. Eric even is addicted to Suits!

It starts July 16th on USA!

Summer
 

Obsessed

May 21, 2013

We're leaving for the beach in a few weeks & so I've been buying different sun blocks & things to help with keeping us from burning and helping after we get back from the beach every evening. I heard about this after sun care from missglamorazzi on YouTube (people you need to watch her channel! I love this girl, she's so sweet & honest about products she tries out) so I went and bought some and OMG it's awesome!
 
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion 
 

It smells so good & really helps cool your skin down plus it extends the life of your tan. I will definitely be buying more of this before we leave for our beach getaway!!
Summer

A Weekend of Celebrating

May 20, 2013

This weekend I spent most of it with my bestie Sonia for her birthday. We had so much fun & I was definitely exhausted by Sunday.
 
Friday night we had some people come over to hang out and have Sonia's 1st round of celebrations. We ordered pizza & just had an old fashioned get together. I made sure and took a picture of me & 2 of my favorite peoples...
 
 
Sandra, me, & The Birthday Girl!
It was so much fun to get to see them again & catch up on everyone's lives lately.
 
Saturday we went to Driftwood to take Sonia for a girl's day to the wineries. I was DD, so I had a blast driving the girls to each place & taking crazy pics of them being silly! We had lunch at Trattoria Lisina & it seriously was one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to. Amazing food & wine (apparently!). We then went to Duchman Winery, where the girls had a wine tasting. I decided to venture around the winery and saw where they barrel their wines for storage.
 
 
That a lot of delicious wine in there!
We went to Driftwood Estates Winery next but they were closing early for an outdoor wedding, so the girls sipped Champagne while I took pictures of the amazing view!


Look at the amazing rows of vines & fields of Driftwood!
We ended the day at the Salt Lick Winery & dinner there as well. I'm sure everyone has heard of it before, but just incase it's the best BBQ you can get in Texas. And it was amazing!! I had the turkey sandwich and could barely finish it. The girls were so sweet and put all their leftovers in a to-go box for Eric to say thanks for watching Bella while I took them around!

Great fun weekend & I know Sonia celebrated her birthday the most perfect way!
Summer

Nada

May 17, 2013

Wow I am striking out with mascaras lately. I posted last month about a mascara that I thought I would love and ended up hating due to it being all over my face by the end of the day. Now I have one I hate more....
 
Maybelline Volum Mega Plush

The formula... awesome... the brush... amazing... the part of the brush that makes it impossible to actually put any mascara on my eyelashes without getting it all over my face... horrid!! I'm serious people this wand bent so much that trying to put the mascara on my eyelashes with any pressure was impossible!

Okay that's my weekend rant... have a great fun weekend!!
 
Summer

Refound Love

May 15, 2013

I'm a self confessed tanaholic. And no not the kind that will lay in a tanning bed burning my insides & begging for skin cancer... the kind that loves self tanners at home. And now that it's in the high 80's here & usually always sunny, I decided to repurchase an old favorite and I'm so so so glad I did!
 
Fake Bake Flawless
 

I got it in the mail yesterday and was reminded of how much I absolute loved this stuff last summer! It doesn't smell overly bad & has a little bit of coconutty smell to it. But omg it literally tans me instantly & LASTS!! Like almost a full week lasts!! And the absolute best part? It dries in seconds and doesn't come off on your clothes. Perfection!
Summer

Obsessed

May 14, 2013

I got this product over the weekend in my Birchbox & loved the smell of it... now I am obsessed with it. Not only for me, but also for Bella.
 
Beauty Protector
 

Okay 1st off, it smells amazing & the smell stays in your hair long after you've blow dried it. It works on Bella's thick long hair as well as mine and it's pretty amazing for both types of hair! It's pricey for a leave in conditioner but well worth the $$!
Summer

Mother's Day Recap

May 13, 2013

Did everyone have a fabulous Mother's Day? Aside from me being stupid and drinking a wee bit too much Saturday night, ours was awesome. Yup Momma was not feeling well when she was taken to brunch yesterday. Thank goodness a little Z Tejas Brunch helped me out. I had the breakfast enchiladas and they were to die for yummy!
My little fam at brunch Sunday
 
Afterwards I came home to rest up while The Hubs cleaned the house & did laundry for me... heavenly! We decided to celebrate the wonderfully beautiful weather we were having by going to Brushy Creek and letting Bella get her feet wet...
 
 

Love love love these 2!
We came back and let her put her swimsuit on then run around the front yard while The Hubs sprayed her with water. It made me laugh like crazy because she kept yelling "Ellen!!" when she'd get wet & we asked who Ellen was and she goes "I don't know?!" Silly goose!
 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Summer

Happy Mother's Day

May 10, 2013

 
Sunday will mark my 7th Mother's Day. It's such a wonderful & fun day in our house and the best part is not having to cook or clean all day!
 
I absolute love being a Momma. I seriously feel like it was the reason God put me on this Earth was to be her momma. I get asked frequently if/when we're planning on having more children.  My answer is always the same... we're not. We're so happy and fulfilled being Bella's parents and having our little family of 3, that we don't need to add to it. I love big families & feel that it's awesome for parents to have multiple children, but it's just not what we want or need.
 
Bella is growing leaps and bounds at this point & I swear if I blink she'll be 15. So the only advice/thoughts I have on being a mom is cherish every.single.minute you can. And yes I have to remind myself of that from time to time as well!
 
I hope all Mom's out there have a wonderful weekend & a perfect Mother's Day!
 
 

Weekend Wrap Up

May 7, 2013

It's coming to ya on a Tuesday... mainly because I was so run down yesterday I ended up staying home all day in my pj's and sleeping. It was glorious! and boring! So here's how our weekend played out.
 
Friday night one of our friends from Maryland came into town with her fabulous kiddos & we all went to dinner and hung out catch up with them. It was so much fun! We took them to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants and the 3 of us moms shared a pitcher of sangria margaritas! (We decided to celebrate Cinco De Mayo a few days early)
 
Me, Kellie, & Melissa
Saturday we took Bella to her soccer game and she scored another goal! They won 7-3!
 
Blurry but still cute!
 Then she went to kids night out at the YMCA which allowed The Hubs & I to have a mini date night! We went to our favorite sushi place...
 
Yummmm!!!
And came home to relax and watch a movie together. Overall a good long exhausting weekend...
Summer

Friday Faves - Wedges

May 2, 2013

I love a great wedge during the Spring & Summer. They look adorable with dresses, skirts, jeans, & shorts. So pretty much they look good with my entire wardrobe! Plus they lengthen your legs like none other... amazing! Here's my favorites this season:
 
Jessica Simpson Catalina
 
These look oh so cute! I'm putting these on my wish list immediately! LOVE!


These are only $30!! What?! Love me some Target.  I'm going to be getting these for vacay very very soon!


Yup these are amazing as well... think it's okay to own 10 pairs of wedges?!
Summer

Best Drink for Cinco De Mayo

May 1, 2013


I know what you're thinking... the best drink for Cinco is obviously a margarita. Nope! Although I always love a good strong margarita, the best drink is always the Mexican Martini!

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It's my absolute favorite alcoholic beverage & it's somewhat hard to find outside of Austin, but easy to make!

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup ice cube
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger silver tequila
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Cointreau
2 teaspoons Grand Marnier liqueur
(optional)
2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers freshly
squeezed lime juice
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger freshly
squeezed orange juice
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger freshly
squeezed lemon juice
3 pimento-stuffed green olives (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
1.Place the ice cubes into a margarita glass. Pour in the tequila, Cointreau, and Grand Marnier. Pour in the lime juice, orange juice, and lemon juice to taste. Garnish with a pimento stuffed olive if desired



Summer
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