October 1st.

Ah yes, today is the day. Today is the day that all Houstonians reference for at least 6 months. 

October 1st.

October 1st is the glorious day that is rumored to be the day when the weather actually cools down. For good. You’ll experience a few fake-out “cold fronts” in september where it ends up being 66 degrees for like 10 minutes in the morning. However, all summer long, you hear "We have to put up with this heat until at least October 1st!"

Well. Here we are. & so far this morning, it’s about 100% humidity outside at 75 degrees with a high of 90. Le sigh. Maybe next year.


Turns out if my “most life changing moment in time” were a human, it would drive a car.

Turns out if my “most life changing moment in time” were a human, it would drive a car.


Always relevant.
However, this is the first Monday in a while where I haven’t felt like complete crap.
Turns out when you drink water all day Sunday and don’t allow yourself to drink alcohol AND get 9+ hours of sleep… the 2-day hangover monster can be smothered! Hallelujah!
Happy Monday, folks.

Always relevant.

However, this is the first Monday in a while where I haven’t felt like complete crap.

Turns out when you drink water all day Sunday and don’t allow yourself to drink alcohol AND get 9+ hours of sleep… the 2-day hangover monster can be smothered! Hallelujah!

Happy Monday, folks.

(via imeanduh)


& I officially have ombré - first time coloring my hair in 10 years! 💜👏💁

& I officially have ombré - first time coloring my hair in 10 years! 💜👏💁


Ombré is happening…. 😁😳🙀

Ombré is happening…. 😁😳🙀



It’s Tuesday so I better start planning my weekend.

Y’all, the best thing about this coming weekend… is that I have pretty much nothing on my calendar! Okay, that’s a little bit of a lie. But this is kind of my last weekend of peace before having a wedding every weekend of October, followed by my birthday, followed by another wedding. & then it’ll be the holidays.

So this weekend, I shall achieve sanity to last me for the next 3 months. Here’s what’s on the to-do list.

  • Exercise. Priority 1.
  • Do this to my hair on Saturday morning {yep, I’m doing it. & no, I’m not waiting until Spring like I originally said.}
  • Save money. Stock up on tights & sweaters & other Fall clothing items because !!!!!! 
  • See my nephies. I failed at that this past weekend. & now I am aching for them.
  • Acquire pumpkin coffee and/or creamer for at-home enjoyment
  • Do some light research for group Halloween costumes to send my coworkers
  • Watch the UT game {Hook ‘em horns!} perhaps with my family, perhaps with friends.
  • Enjoy a pumpkin flavored beer or six while watching said football game
  • & finally, a charity cookout for Casa de Esperanza on Sunday

I’m ready for you, weekend. Even though you’re kind of far away.


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On Dinner.

The struggle is real. I suck at grocery shopping. Hear me out.

My breakfast and lunch routine is always pretty standard. In the morning, I’ll either have eggs or oatmeal. For lunch, I typically pick up a sandwich or salad. But for dinner, I am always stuck. I never know what to make and/or buy at the grocery store.

I used to cook a ton when I did paleo, but now, I typically just pick something up, throw something together, or heat up something I already have. I’d like to be able to get into a routine as I have with my other meals so I don’t have to think about it every evening. 

Tonight, I am going to the grocery store. & I need help.

So I ask you! What are some easy dinners that you regularly make? Any recommendations on some standard groceries to pick up for an easy week of dinner making?


What a weekend. Where do I begin.

Friday night I had an engagement party for my friends Gregory and Rachel. After an evening of wine & cheese, we headed over to the Omni hotel to cut a rug at The Black Swan, one of the most fun bars to go to after a fancy party or wedding. 

Saturday, as mentioned in my previous post, was rough. Because I’m old and can’t survive a night of wine and dancing anymore. Apparently.

Saturday evening, Louise’s bridal shower! Another gathering of wine & treats & friends & fun. I was home no later than 10pm and got a borderline embarrassingly long night of sleep {my Jawbone friends know.}

& finally, Sunday. My friend Hugh’s parents host a dinner party at El Tiempo for 50 or so young people in Houston a couple of times a year. It was super fun to wrap up the weekend with fajitas and ‘ritas on the patio. 

Now it is Monday and I want to crawl into a dark cave for hibernation. Unfortunately that is not an option. Le sigh.