Rebranding, if you will.

One thing I really dislike about Tumblr is trying to keep everyone straight. In real life, I am excellent at remembering both names and faces. In Tumblr life, I have no idea who is who half the time because everyone keeps changing their default pics and/or usernames. It’s exhausting.

{Side note. Yes, I changed my blog name once. In 2012. However, I didn’t alter my username. I created a whole new blog with a new name & summoned my old followers to it. So that’s my defense.}

So I promised myself with this new blog that I’d keep the name forever and never change my pic. I’d also keep the same pic on Twitter and Instagram so no one would get confused as to who I was.

& now, I am a real hypocrit. My picture is changing. I have mulled over this for the past few months because I really think my old sunglasses-car-selfie pic was kind of lame and outdated. & I really wanted to put a picture where you could see a more clear image of me.

So, I have a new picture. & I’ve updated it on Instagram and Twitter too to keep everything straight. & I’m sorry if that is confusing. I promise I won’t go changing it a million times over. 

Thanks for following :) 


Hi friends, happy Wednesday! How was your weekend? Mine was fantastic, thanks for asking. Family, friends, cute nephews, margaritas, patio/convertible weather, and memories in the making.
On Saturday, we had nephew Brett’s baptism. Let me tell you, this baby is an angel. He literally did not cry or flinch or seem phased in any way by water being poured over his head. We were mesmerized. I love him so much.
After the baptism, we {the family + Brett’s 2 sets of Godparents} went over to Pico’s Mex Mex for brunch & margaritas. All the babies {Grant and Brett’s two new Godbrothers} got to run around and play monster trucks in the private room. All were satisfied.
Family time is the best time, & I couldn’t possibly love my nephews any more than I do!

Hi friends, happy Wednesday! How was your weekend? Mine was fantastic, thanks for asking. Family, friends, cute nephews, margaritas, patio/convertible weather, and memories in the making.

On Saturday, we had nephew Brett’s baptism. Let me tell you, this baby is an angel. He literally did not cry or flinch or seem phased in any way by water being poured over his head. We were mesmerized. I love him so much.

After the baptism, we {the family + Brett’s 2 sets of Godparents} went over to Pico’s Mex Mex for brunch & margaritas. All the babies {Grant and Brett’s two new Godbrothers} got to run around and play monster trucks in the private room. All were satisfied.

Family time is the best time, & I couldn’t possibly love my nephews any more than I do!


I just sent this Britney-ing snap chat to pretty much everyone on my distribution list after having 3 margaritas at my nephews baptism brunch.

So I wanted to share it with y’all too because I could totally be Britney in my next life.


Friends, it is your lucky day!
Today, I am going to teach you how to make The Best Smoothie Ever. Buckle up for perfection, ease, and deliciousness.
Buy this & thank me later.
Get your smoothie cup ready for a masterpiece.
Add 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein. I like this kind.
Add 1/2 a perfectly ripe avocado
Optional: 1/2 a banana {minimal flavor but increased creaminess}
Also optional: a small handful of spinach. You won’t be able to taste it but you’ll get some added nutrition.
+ 1 packet of the sweetener of your choice {I like Sweet n Low… judge me.}
3-6 ice cubes. I usually add 3, then add 3 more after my first blend.
& finally, fill ‘er up with water and get ready to blend. I suppose you could use milk instead, but I always use water because it mixes with the protein powder to create some thickness.
Now, you blend away and enjoy. This is the creamiest, tastiest, most nutritional and most filling smoothie in the world. I challenge you to challenge me on that. 
I find this perfect for a pre-workout breakfast. I drank it on my way to the gym, was able to have a 40 minute treadmill interval workout with no cramps, and didn’t feel hungry for a snack afterwards. & if you’re curious, this is 7 Weight Watchers points. Perfect breakfast size. 
So… you’re welcome. & Happy Friday. We could all use a little more avocado in our lives. 

Friends, it is your lucky day!

Today, I am going to teach you how to make The Best Smoothie Ever. Buckle up for perfection, ease, and deliciousness.

  • Buy this & thank me later.
  • Get your smoothie cup ready for a masterpiece.
  • Add 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein. I like this kind.
  • Add 1/2 a perfectly ripe avocado
  • Optional: 1/2 a banana {minimal flavor but increased creaminess}
  • Also optional: a small handful of spinach. You won’t be able to taste it but you’ll get some added nutrition.
  • + 1 packet of the sweetener of your choice {I like Sweet n Low… judge me.}
  • 3-6 ice cubes. I usually add 3, then add 3 more after my first blend.
  • & finally, fill ‘er up with water and get ready to blend. I suppose you could use milk instead, but I always use water because it mixes with the protein powder to create some thickness.

Now, you blend away and enjoy. This is the creamiest, tastiest, most nutritional and most filling smoothie in the world. I challenge you to challenge me on that. 

I find this perfect for a pre-workout breakfast. I drank it on my way to the gym, was able to have a 40 minute treadmill interval workout with no cramps, and didn’t feel hungry for a snack afterwards. & if you’re curious, this is 7 Weight Watchers points. Perfect breakfast size. 

So… you’re welcome. & Happy Friday. We could all use a little more avocado in our lives. 



I think I am officially having the time of my life.

Like, actually.

Y’all saw my post about how I really don’t think college days are “the best days of our lives.” & how getting older isn’t scary.

Right now, I am in love with my life. I live in my favorite city. I have my dream job & the Houston real estate development market is booming. I am financially independent. I have a ton of friends. I’m young. I’m single. & yes dating can be exasperating but it’s also really fun.

Most importantly, I see my family all the time. Almost every day. & when that isn’t the case, I am not as happy of a person.

I think for the first time in a long time, I’m not looking forward or looking back. I am living in the now and enjoying every minute of it.

& feeling like this is a joyous relief.


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Guys I lasted a full 3 weeks and lost 8 lbs so that has to count for something!!!!

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Guys I lasted a full 3 weeks and lost 8 lbs so that has to count for something!!!!


Every Spring, the River Oaks Country Club hosts a big annual men’s tennis tournament here in Houston. Last night, my friend Maggie invited a group of girls to attend and we had an absolute blast.

Wine was flowing like wine. {see what I did there?} & the weather could not have been more perfect. We sat outside by the pool at the end of the night and a fun time was had by all.

Now, back to today being Wednesday. Oof.

Every Spring, the River Oaks Country Club hosts a big annual men’s tennis tournament here in Houston. Last night, my friend Maggie invited a group of girls to attend and we had an absolute blast.

Wine was flowing like wine. {see what I did there?} & the weather could not have been more perfect. We sat outside by the pool at the end of the night and a fun time was had by all.

Now, back to today being Wednesday. Oof.



Reason #479 why working in CITYCENTRE is convenient: proximity to your favorite stores for unnecessary whim purchases.

Y’all, I’m freezing. Sure it’s 70 degrees and sunny but the wind is out of control. I’m going to a tennis match tonight so I am wearing a somewhat short Lilly dress and my legs are exposed and vulnerable to the temps. Naturally, Maggie & I were frantic about sitting outdoors in our outfits considering these circumstances.

& so I did what any logical-thinking person would do. I bopped on over to Anthropologie and purchased this warm and adorable blanket and all of my problems were solved.

If only everything in life were this easy.

Reason #479 why working in CITYCENTRE is convenient: proximity to your favorite stores for unnecessary whim purchases.

Y’all, I’m freezing. Sure it’s 70 degrees and sunny but the wind is out of control. I’m going to a tennis match tonight so I am wearing a somewhat short Lilly dress and my legs are exposed and vulnerable to the temps. Naturally, Maggie & I were frantic about sitting outdoors in our outfits considering these circumstances.

& so I did what any logical-thinking person would do. I bopped on over to Anthropologie and purchased this warm and adorable blanket and all of my problems were solved.

If only everything in life were this easy.