Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sleepy Sunday

Not much has been going on today except attending church, going to lunch, cleaning up the house a bit and watching a Law & Order: SVU marathon. As much as I miss my family, it is nice to have a calm day with my husband and the puppies.. Maybe it's time for a little power nap before dinner.

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Only a couple days until NYE.. Can't wait to see all the cute outfits!





Scarf: Got it from a street vendor in NYC
Necklace: Lia Sophia
Boots: Not sure, they were a Christmas present!
Bracelet: Etsy
Watch: Dallas Market

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday Shenanigans

Baby Tank is still getting potty trained so he has been waking us up in the middle of the night to tell us he needs to go potty. We take him out, bring him back in and thankfully he usually goes back to sleep. Last night we got up at 4 am but got to sleep in until 10 today!! David was out playing basketball and came home and told me to get ready for lunch. I didn't have time to do my hair which means I threw it in a braid, duh. We ended up going to Maggiano's - YUMMY - with some friends visiting from out of town. We ran a few errands then took the puppies on a long walk. It was a beautiful, sunny day. It has been a perfect Saturday!



What I wore:
Necklace: Lia Sophia
Scarf: H&M
Denim top: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Thrift shop

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Time to Share Our Love

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!

We have had a fun-filled morning of present opening, home cooked breakfast and hanging out. I love watching my family open their presents on Christmas morning and seeing their reactions to my presents. I love the giving spirit and happiness that encompasses Christmas.

After some relaxing time, we walked to Starbucks to get some drinks and snacks, then took the pups for a walk around our country club. It has been a great day :)

 

I got some AMAZING presents this Christmas but here are a few of my faves: Haley got me some cute little bracelets and David me a Michael Kors watch, woo hoo! My first one :)


We also got a new puppy for Christmas!!! He is actually Miley's grandson and they already love each other.

 Meet Tank!!




Necklace: Lia Sophia
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Payless

I hope that everyone is having a fantastic holiday!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It's Christmas Eve!!

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!!

One of my families Christmas Eve traditions is having dinner at Chili's. I can't remember why, but a few years ago we decided to get dinner there for Christmas Eve and the tradition has stuck ever since! After we stuffed ourselves, we went around to look at Christmas lights. I love having my family here and spending time with them for the holidays. Life couldn't be more perfect right now.

Haley loves matching outfits when we are together and here is one of our twin outfits:



Scarf: I can't remember! Ugh.
Denim top: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: The Shoe Dept.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ihop Brunch

Today, both my sisters were craving Ihop so I think you can guess where we went for brunch.. Our whole family were fatties eating pancakes with frosting, and custard filled french toast. So delicious and so much diabetes! I had salted caramel hot chocolate and it was the best hot chocolate my taste buds has ever experienced. I highly recommend going to get one before the holidays end and they are off the menu! It goes great with this frigid weather :)



Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Payless

Saturday, December 21, 2013

MY FAMILY IS HERE

Today marked the arrival of my family which means it is finally feeling like Christmas!! They made a grueling 18 hour road trip to be with us in Dallas for Christmas and I am so unbelievably thankful for that! Now I am even more excited about the holiday season - didn't know that was possible!

My youngest sister, Haley, is such a little diva. She is into intricate nail art and dressing like her sisters. She is definitely a future fashionista! Here, she is wearing one of my leopard scarves and her new cowboy boots. Although I am not a fan of cowboy boots, you can't deny how absolutely adorable she looks!


Scarf: jane.com deal
Sweater: H&M
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: The Shoe Dept.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Party

Tonight was our bible class and small group's Christmas party and ornament exchange! The house it was hosted at was an absolute beauty. It was in a fancy neighborhood in Plano and was a mansion! I really loved the party; we made some new friends and got a cute sock monkey ornament.

David looks genuinely happy in this picture so I am probably going to blow it up and frame it in the living room :) (he's not a smiley kind of guy)

 

Scarf: Walmart (LOL!)
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Payless
Watch: Dallas Market
Bracelet: Etsy

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A German Christmas

David and I got invited to go see this German Christmas Festival in Arlington and it was interesting to say the least. David's academy buddy has a foreign wife who loves going to things like this so we joined them! All the signs were in German and then festival was tinier than we had anticipated. David and I got hot chocolate and churros while our friends had some hot wine (guess that's an overseas thing?) and some crepes. It was freezing and fun, but I don't think we will be doing it again..


Scarf: Dallas Market
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Payless

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

BEYONCE, I WILL LOVE YOU TILL THE END OF TIME

Monday night was the best night of my life!!! Not really, but certainly close to it.. My mom got me 2 tickets to Beyonce for my birthday! Unfortunately, my sister couldn't get here because of all the ice so my husband went with me, haha. He loved it but he will never admit it. Our seats were 5 ROWS away from the stage!! I was in awe. Beyonce is thee most talented singer, dancer and performer. Whoever says otherwise, is an idiot. She's perfect and it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to!








SHE'S SO AMAZING OH MY GOODNESS

What I wore:
Necklace: Ciao Bella Boutique (discontinued)
Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: ??
Tights: Target
Watch: Dallas Market
Boots: The Shoe Dept.
 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Painting

I have been getting some custom canvas requests lately and I love it. I absolutely love painting new and different things than what I normally paint. Here is the newest product:


A personalized canvas is a great idea for holiday gifts! If you would like a customized painting, please message me on Etsy and I would be more than happy to work with you!

Crazy, Beautiful Life

Oh my goodness last week was so busy! My sister was here, we celebrated David's birthday, Thanksgiving, and my birthday was yesterday! So, sorry for the extra long post.

For Thanksgiving, it was only me, David, and Kelly and it was surprisingly fun! Our "cooking" was very miniscule. We bought a lot of pre-made stuff, oops. None of us can cook well or really like it so we just had a makeshift thanksgiving dinner. I wouldn't change it for anything! Kelly and I "made" the sides and David actually did the turkey all by himself! He had to call his dad every once in a while to see what to do next, but it came out great and we were all proud of him!

And Miley was especially thankful for her glorious turkey dinner.




Yesterday I turned 24 - ah, how crazy! David was amazingly sweet and made my birthday really special. He left notes all around our apartment, some with directions to his computer and instructions on logging in and opening a document. The document was titled "24 Reasons Why I Love You." I read it with my morning coffee and teared up. He isn't any kind of emotional so this was extra special! Then he came home from work with gifts for me he bought all by himself! I was surprised by this because it was CLOTHES and he never ventures out to buy me clothes. I love the top and fuzzy socks! After that, we went to Cheesecake Factory - woo hoo! My favorite place. THEN we went to Target and bought some Christmas decorations!!! This was also extra special because David doesn't like spending much money (lol) and he isn't the hugest lover of Christmas so him offering to go Christmas/stocking shopping was super nice! He knows how much I am obsessed with Christmas and I'm glad he still loves me through my ridiculousness :)





Necklace: Lia Sophia
Sweater: Old Navy
(got this on black friday along with a red one but I could have bought every color - GO GET ONE NOW! They are super comfy and perfectly fitting)
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Payless

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Shipped Off!

Sent out these two new paintings yesterday! Hope they get to their owners in one piece!


A personalized canvas painting would be a great gift for the holidays! Please visit my Etsy shop to browse around and feel free to message me on there for a customized painting! I welcome new ideas and would love to work with you on a new design :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekend Fun

My sister is visiting for the entire week!!! I'm so happy. I love having her here! So far we have spent some time relaxing, going to church, [formal dress] shopping and surprising David for his birthday! Every Monday, we go to our friends house for MNF (Monday Night Football) but last night we decided to surprise him at Bowl and Barrel. Kelly and I told him that we needed to pick up a dress that she put on hold at Nordstrom Rack before we went and he didn't even question it since her one goal of the week was to find a formal dress. I told him exactly where to park, which was directly across from the bowling alley, and he still had no idea... Until our friends popped out behind a pillar and surprised him. He was so surprised, it was so cute! I love surprising people! And I think it really made his birthday special :)

Here are a few pictures from the past few days:

Scarf: Cotton On
Sweater: Goodwill
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Thrift Store


Scarf: Ciao Bella Boutique
Leopard Top: Ciao Bella Boutique
Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: The Shoe Dept.


 A church snapchat.



 Two of my most favorite people!!