molly monday.

Monday, August 29, 2011

happy monday!
this is molly with her bff and brother rocket. yes, brother- same litter and everything- and they look NOTHING alike. genetics are a strange thing. they are too cute when they are together!

i caught this sweet little moment the other day. molly really loves caressing you! she is so silly! haha.

and just so bailey doesn't get jealous, here is her latest glamour shot! she is not my camera ready dog! this was the only one where she would even look in my direction!

austin fashion week: emily hallman

Saturday, August 27, 2011

this past week was Austin Fashion week, and of course, I had to partake. luckily, we know a designer and she was having a showcase, so what better way to check out her new fall line, and enjoy the 2nd street district?!

after my (free!) 90 minute facial (thanks Jenna- you were great!! everyone needs to go see her at aveda austin!!) I met CL over at prize boutique to check out baylor alum & friend emily's new line!
her clothes are flawless, girly, and exquisitely made. she designs for REAL women, which i love.. lots of curves, and beautiful details! emily and i were both FCS majors at baylor and we were both ambassadors, so i've know for quite a while that she was going to be BIG someday! and to make it even better, her husband and CL are work buddies!

here are a few pics i took at the trunk show!
 the boys matched in their pastels!
and one i stole off facebook of us baylor girls out to support emily! (and no, i did not purposely wear baylor colors! haha)

be sure to check out EMILY HALLMAN
and her blog HERE!
and follow her twitter for all the latest and greatest! @Emily_Hallman

molly monday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

today molly went to the vet, and yup! you guessed it! a perfectly clean bill of health! (except for this whole pink eye thing, but we have meds for that!)
yay molly!
she was SO good while they poked and prodded her and gave her all her shots. she even had to get blood drawn, which i don't know if that was more traumatic for her or me. 
now if she only knew about her spay/ hernia surgery on sept 6...

some days.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

 (via weheartit)
some days its good.
some days its bad.
some days i cry so hard i feel like i could vomit.
some days the tears feel like razors coming out of my eyes.
some days i have to force myself to get out of bed.
some days there is complete silence. all day.
some days are worse than others.
some days i can't look at myself in the mirror.
some days i feel like a complete failure.
some days the sun shines.
some days i feel appreciated.
some days i take it personally.
some days it hurts worse than others.
some days i cry. for hours.

some days i get up early, shower and get dressed.
some days i get to be around people.
some days are rewarding.
some days i laugh & smile.
some days like this don't come around often enough.
some days i have gas in my car so i can leave.
some days its just nice to be out of the house.
some days i question my purpose in this life.

no one really knows the toll this economy takes on people like me. spending days, weeks, month, YEARS applying for jobs, networking, volunteering.. looking for anything to make some money. you don't know what it feels like to have back after back turned on you. you don't know how frustrating it is to have someone who you thought you could count on for work walks away. you don't know how it feels to be turned down because your educated, inexperienced, or too experienced. you don't know what it feels like to be stripped to the bare minimum. you don't know what it feels like to not be able to go out with your friends, get a drink, get your hair done, or get a manicure. you don't know what its like to watch all your friends travel while you sit at home because you can't afford it. you don't know what it feels like to lie to your friends because you can't afford to go to dinner with them. you don't know what its like to sit here and waste away.

the world doesn't understand the effects on our generation. the lost souls who busted their asses in school, got a degree, then are struggling to find a job- of any kind. the generation that falls through the cracks, and doesn't know where to go, or what to do to make it better. you don't know until you've lived it. advice from family helps a little, but they don't know. they don't know how hard i try and how much i work on finding something-- anything.

it is so hard.
if you have a job, be thankful.
if you have a job you hate, be even more thankful.
if you know of ANY employment opportunities,  tell your friends.
and if you know someone in my shoes, give them a hug. they need it more than you know.

hey look! im in a magazine. part two!

Friday, August 19, 2011

the fall 2011 newly revamped and renamed AUSTIN HOME magazine is out! it looks amazing! go out and grab a copy and get a better look at my articles! enjoy!

wedding wednesday! bridal party proposals!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

asking your bridal party is both one of the best and nerve wracking things i've done so far for the wedding. will they say yes? am i being creative? should i have just called and asked? will they all get along? so many questions, so little time!

i immediately knew who i was going to ask. it was really a no brainer, but how was i going to ask them? not so easy. no one lives here.. i've got two in san francisco, one in florida, two in dallas and one in houston, so getting the whole gang together was completely out of the question. i knew i had to send something, but what?

as i perused etsy and hobby lobby for hours on end (no really, HOURS) i finally decided on a handmade card and a christmas ornament. well, its kind of an ornament, but not really? you'll see! i blame hobby lobby-- they already had their christmas stuff out in JULY! and i love the holidays, so I couldn't resist! here's what I came up with!

each girl got a personalized card.. here's one example...
and a initial ornament with pink glittery initials (sorry i ran out space and of some letters, i do actually know all of your middle names!)!

inside the card, i gave them a little note with a card that said 'yes!' and that when they received the package, and if their answer was yes, to snap a photo with the yes card and send it to me!
here are all the packages ready to ship! (yes girls, i know thats not what they looked like when you got them. i had to rip the labels off because they said 'priority mail' and i wasn't about to spend $10 to ship each package, hence the sharpie address you saw!)

and they all said...

i am SOOOO excited!

and a shout out to my MOH.. sorry i was on your ass for the last three weeks.. but i was just excited and impatient! love you!!

happy birthday CL!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a very happy happy birthday to my main man, CL, today!
i am so blessed to have you in my life and to call you my fiance.
i cannot wait to call you my husband and start our life together!
i dont know what i would do without you!

molly monday.

Monday, August 15, 2011

since i think she's the cutest dog, ever, i've decided to share her with you all!
every monday, i'll post a molly photo.. what better way to start the week?
oh you know, just another glamour shot.

"i haven't had anything yet, so how can i have some more of nothing?"

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"You're killing me Smalls! These are s'more's stuff! Alright now pay attention..."
have i ever mentioned how the sandlot is the greatest summer movie, ever? no? well it is. anyways,
we celebrate the little things around here. things are at a all time high stress level, it is hot, and its summer, so why not? last night was 'international s'mores day' and what better "holiday" to celebrate? CL had a long (hot) day at work, and I had just gotten back from 3+ hour meeting and we just wanted to relax. indoor s'mores it was. SUPER easy, and a ton of fun! and perfect for rainy summer nights! (not that its been rainy, but you know...!)

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