09 October 2017

A Little Break - I'm Getting Married!

Y'all, I hate to do this, but I have to take a break from the blog until after the wedding.  #insertsadface

06 October 2017

Five for Friday - Old Navy Fall Sale

Okay y'all.  The first week was crazy.  Isn't always though at a new job?  You need to learn everything. And that includes things like where do I park?  Where's the supply closet?  Who goes where?  Where do I get my ID?  I am loving it though.  I am very excited about this new position.  

What I have noticed though is that I need to update my wardrobe a bit.  Not much, but I will need to be able to throw on a jacket with my outifts more than I have previously.  The community college was a little less formal, but I have worn a jacket 3 out of 4 days so far this week.

Old Navy to the rescue!  I hit them up hard and they did not fail me.  I find Old Navy to be hit or miss, but lately there have been a lot more hits than misses.  And the bonus?  Everything is on sale right now through 10/10. Here are my favorites!

04 October 2017

New House Update - We're Getting Close!

Oh my stars, you guys.  The house is moving along.  Every week we stop by and I am just amazed at how much progress is made.  

As a reminder, just a few weeks ago, it looked like this:

And the inside looked like this:

We had some trim and some doors, but nothing was finished.

But y'all, in the last few weeks they have been cruising along.  They painted - walls, trim, doors.  They installed counter tops.  They finished the brick.

And then this week - they did more!

Plumbing is in!  All sinks, toilets, faucets, and showers.  And they look great.

Ceiling fans are in.  The fireplace has its mantel.   

All the light fixtures are in as well as all the outlets and switches and doorstops!  And door handles!

You guys.  I am swooning over our kitchen.  I am so glad we went with the upgraded backsplash.  The standard would have been a basic tile and I really wanted something else.  This brick pattern was perfect.  I love it. 

I have one quibble though:

For the life of me I cannot figure out why the pulls for the ceiling fans are a different color than the blades?  Why?  I don't get it and it looks terrible.  I've already been scouting online to look for replacements because those tan ones are definitely not staying.

Other than that one minor thing, we are so so please with how everything is turning out.  we should hopefully be on track to close toward the end of November!  Yay!!!

03 October 2017

Stella & Dot Style - Rebecca Minkoff x Stella & Dot

You guys.  It's here.

Stella & Dot currently has a collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff and the pieces are soooooo gorgeous.

02 October 2017

Life Lately - Taking Care of the Details

Today is a big day - I start my job at the University of Texas at Arlington.  And we are less than 4 weeks away from the wedding, and approximately 8 weeks away from moving.  Yikes!  So much going on - and the weekends just fly by.  

Here's a peek at what we've been up to lately!

29 September 2017

Five for Friday - Target Finds

Earlier this week, I told you all about how much I am loving the new "a new day" line at Target.  

27 September 2017

What's Up Wednesday!

For real?  We are already at the end of September?  That came up fast, didn't it?  I am excited though, October is my favorite month of the year - fall!  halloween! costumes! chocolate!  And now, going forward, the added bonus of my wedding anniversary.  But before we move on to October, let's wrap up September!

What We're Eating This Week

Tuesday - Phillip had a zucchini burrito and I had salad
Wednesday - Bread Zeppelin
Thursday - Soup
Friday - Turkey/Veggie Burgers with Sweet Potato
Saturday - not sure
Sunday - Lunch at Phillip's parents' house

26 September 2017

Stella & Dot Style - Emmy's Inspiration

Happy Tuesday!  Did you all watch the Emmy's last week?  I know I did.  I like to watch for the awards but I also love to watch for the fashion and accessories.  I am always inspired.  Especially this year as I am still on the lookout for the perfect necklace to go with my wedding dress.  Stella & Dot has some amazing statement necklaces.  These will fulfill all of your blingy dreams!

25 September 2017

Life Lately - The Countdown is On!

Good Morning Y'all and Happy Monday.  I cannot believe we are less than five weeks away from the wedding!  I've been working on a lot of final details and I've got a walkthrough of the hotel planned this week with my wedding coordinator.  As you'll see, a lot of this Monday's post is dedicated to wedding details.

Started off Monday with my current favorite skirt.  It's a fave for a few reasons.  1 - I love a pencil skirt.  2 - it's yellow and grey. 3 - it's basketweave.   The top is a medium, which is what I usually get at J. Crew, unless it's a button down and then I size up to a large.  The skirt is a 12, which is my usual size at J. Crew.

22 September 2017

Five for Friday - Nordstrom Rack

Hello Y'all!  It's Friday!!!  And I have been working hard this week at wrapping up final wedding details.  This week's project?  Finishing up the ceremony details.  And it's done!  So let's celebrate a little with some favorites.

Did you all know that Nordstrom Rack has a website???  I thought they were only brick and mortar.  Y'all, this is a game changer.  And I am super excited to share my finds this week.  First up, a favorite pair of leggings that I own and love.

These Alo Yoga Airbrush leggings in the blue python print?  A favorite.  And Alo leggings are some of the best.  But they are pricy.  You can get them up to 50% off at Nordstrom Rack.  Definitely worth checking out.

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