21 November 2017

Stella & Dot Style - Holiday Parties

It's that time of year - time for the holiday parties!  Look no further, Stella & Dot has you covered!  From tops to accessories, just add your favorite pants, jeans, or skirt and you are ready to party.  Here are some of my favorites right now.


20 November 2017

With This Ring...

We already got our pictures back - eeek!  And I love them.  A word to future brides, do NOT skimp on your photographer.  You get what you pay for.  I would actually make the case that that is true for everything, but I'll save that for another post.

The wedding.

17 November 2017

Five For Friday - Home for the Holidays

Oh Friday, thank goodness you are here.  It has been quite a week!  I am very much looking forward to the weekend.  How did you fare this week, my friends?

Something to look forward to that has me very excited is MOVING!  We will be in our new house by Christmas and that has me all kinds of excited about decorating for the holidays.  Phillip keeps telling me to slow my roll, but I can't help myself.  I can't wait to put up a tree and decorate!  Here are my five favorite things I've found to decorate for the holidays!

14 November 2017

Stella & Dot Style

Y'all, this is the perfect Tuesday for a Stella & Dot Style post.  We are in the middle of the holiday shopping season and DOT DOLLARS are back!

13 November 2017

And We're Back! The Week Before the Wedding

And I'm back!  Thank you for understanding my need to take a break.  I had intended on picking back up last week with the blog, but I came back from the honeymoon with a sinus infection and was just trying to stay on track with everything #yuck #nothankyou

This week I've got posts on the week before the wedding, a Stella & Dot update (so many goodies!!!), a wedding post, and Five for Friday will be back with some holiday gift ideas!

So...the week before the wedding.  

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!

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