Reporting live from Houston, TX.
The forecast for the next 10 days does not include any temperatures that begin with the number 9.
{!!!!!}
Sure. The high may be 87 or 88 every day. But I’ll take it.
Baby steps, people. Before we know it, I’ll be able to join the rest of the world with their Pumpkin Spice Lattes and sweater weather. Perhaps I will even buy myself a new pair of boots.
Until then, I’ll continue wearing white jeans every weekend because the whole "no white after labor day" thing totally does not apply in this climate.

Reporting live from Houston, TX.

The forecast for the next 10 days does not include any temperatures that begin with the number 9.

{!!!!!}

Sure. The high may be 87 or 88 every day. But I’ll take it.

Baby steps, people. Before we know it, I’ll be able to join the rest of the world with their Pumpkin Spice Lattes and sweater weather. Perhaps I will even buy myself a new pair of boots.

Until then, I’ll continue wearing white jeans every weekend because the whole "no white after labor day" thing totally does not apply in this climate.

(via nyclust)



Okay y’all, I need some help.
You know how much I love The OC. & if you don’t know, now you do. Rachel Bilson is a real boss. I’m still upset that she and Adam Brody never got married in real life {but hey, I’ll settle for Blair Waldorf.}
For the past… year? 2 years? I have been pondering doing something like this to my hair. Perhaps a bit more subtle than hers, but I’ve always been extremely jealous of those who can pull off ombré. 
But then I think to myself, "Courtney, the last time you dyed your hair you were 19 and dying it back brown in the Chi Omega house bathroom after a summer of terrible highlights." True story. Nothing like a box of brown hair coloring from the local Walgreens. But I digress.
I’m very lucky to have chocolate brown hair that requires 0 effort. I feel genuinely bad for blondes, nobody wants to spend $200 a month on highlights! I maybe go into a salon 2-3 times a year. If that.
But I still can’t stop admiring how the fair skinned, brown eyed, brown haired {all familiar traits to me} Rachel Bilson pulls it off so well. Maybe, could I???
Anyways, I won’t make this decision until spring time. But I need y’alls input. 
Halp me.

Okay y’all, I need some help.

You know how much I love The OC. & if you don’t know, now you do. Rachel Bilson is a real boss. I’m still upset that she and Adam Brody never got married in real life {but hey, I’ll settle for Blair Waldorf.}

For the past… year? 2 years? I have been pondering doing something like this to my hair. Perhaps a bit more subtle than hers, but I’ve always been extremely jealous of those who can pull off ombré. 

But then I think to myself, "Courtney, the last time you dyed your hair you were 19 and dying it back brown in the Chi Omega house bathroom after a summer of terrible highlights." True story. Nothing like a box of brown hair coloring from the local Walgreens. But I digress.

I’m very lucky to have chocolate brown hair that requires 0 effort. I feel genuinely bad for blondes, nobody wants to spend $200 a month on highlights! I maybe go into a salon 2-3 times a year. If that.

But I still can’t stop admiring how the fair skinned, brown eyed, brown haired {all familiar traits to me} Rachel Bilson pulls it off so well. Maybe, could I???

Anyways, I won’t make this decision until spring time. But I need y’alls input. 

Halp me.



A few weeks ago, someone posted something about Scott Disick on Facebook and a few of my friends and I got into a commenting stream with Disick quotes that eventually lead to a discussion about how we needed "LD for President" shirts.
So naturally, Maddie actually attempted to get these made. 
We didn’t know this was, like, ACTUALLY a thing that was happening. & today she sent us a devastating email with this image. She informed us that the t-shirt company could not print the image due to copyrights. Apparently, all celeb photos are copyrighted.
NOOOOOOOOOO.
BRB crying/lauging/dying I NEED THIS WHY CAN’T I HAVE IT.
Consider my hopes and dreams shattered.

A few weeks ago, someone posted something about Scott Disick on Facebook and a few of my friends and I got into a commenting stream with Disick quotes that eventually lead to a discussion about how we needed "LD for President" shirts.

So naturally, Maddie actually attempted to get these made. 

We didn’t know this was, like, ACTUALLY a thing that was happening. & today she sent us a devastating email with this image. She informed us that the t-shirt company could not print the image due to copyrights. Apparently, all celeb photos are copyrighted.

NOOOOOOOOOO.

BRB crying/lauging/dying I NEED THIS WHY CAN’T I HAVE IT.

Consider my hopes and dreams shattered.


In which nothingness is delight.

Tonight, all I wanted to do was nothing.

I write a lot on this blog about the adventures I go on. The group dinners. The weddings. My crazy work schedule. My new apartment. & how much I love my life.

It’s true, I do love my life. I’m very lucky to feel this way, because a lot of people don’t. However I once read a quote about how social media is depressing because you are essentially comparing your life to someone else’s highlight reel. I’ve never really felt this way, but I realize a lot of people do.

In perusing my own recent posts, I realized I don’t write much about the downtime. Probably because there isn’t really much to write. So yes, this blog is essentially my “highlight reel.”

So I wanted to let y’all know that tonight, I am watching “Never Been Kissed”, eating a frozen meal {Lean Cuisine florentine pasta}, and drinking wine that I picked up from the corner gas station on my way home from a 12 hour day at work.

I like the non-glamorous nights. & they occur far more often than the lobster roll excursions and family trips to the mountains. Just wanted to let y’all know.


My labor day weekend in Maine was utterly fabulous. There are no other words to describe it. I cannot think of a more fun and extravagant weekend in my entire life.

First and foremost, lobster. It’s everywhere and it is delicious. I had 3 lobster rolls during my stay and I regret nothing. Actually, that isn’t true. I regret not having one for every meal. But hey, at least one of my non-lobster roll meals was lobster ravioli.

Helen & Barton’s wedding was just breathtaking. It took place at the bride’s family property over the water in Waldoboro. The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and the reception took place immediately after with lots of drinks & dancing. I had an absolute blast.

Needless to say, it took about 2 days to recover from this epic weekend. I think I have decided that destination weddings are my favorite thing in the world. Group vacation with 200 fun friends? Sure, why not! 

{Feel free to invite me to yours.}


This week was kind of like Christmas. 🎅I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a new toy in quite a while.
After dropping some subtle hints to the bosses about my 50 lb {okay that’s an exaggeration but you get it} Dell laptop that froze and shut down on the reg…. they decided to upgrade us.
Meet my new MacBook Air. She’s nameless right now, but I’m open to suggestions.
Can I just say that I am mesmerized by the incredible capabilities of this machine? Clearly I’m late to the Mac party… well, that isn’t true. I got a MacBook in 2008 but it was way less cool than this one. & I only ever used it for surfing the ole web.
The MacBook Air basically syncs with your phone. I can access all my music, movies, books, bookmarks, and even iMessage from my computer. Mind. Blown. Total game changer. I was worried that Microsoft Office would be totally different, but I’m loving Outlook and Excel. The transition is seamless. 
I’m in love y’all. Forgive me if this post makes you say "no duh, this is what I’ve been using for years!"
I’m no longer a PC. 

This week was kind of like Christmas. 🎅I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a new toy in quite a while.

After dropping some subtle hints to the bosses about my 50 lb {okay that’s an exaggeration but you get it} Dell laptop that froze and shut down on the reg…. they decided to upgrade us.

Meet my new MacBook Air. She’s nameless right now, but I’m open to suggestions.

Can I just say that I am mesmerized by the incredible capabilities of this machine? Clearly I’m late to the Mac party… well, that isn’t true. I got a MacBook in 2008 but it was way less cool than this one. & I only ever used it for surfing the ole web.

The MacBook Air basically syncs with your phone. I can access all my music, movies, books, bookmarks, and even iMessage from my computer. Mind. Blown. Total game changer. I was worried that Microsoft Office would be totally different, but I’m loving Outlook and Excel. The transition is seamless. 

I’m in love y’all. Forgive me if this post makes you say "no duh, this is what I’ve been using for years!"

I’m no longer a PC. 


Up, up, and away!

Good morning, friends! Happy Friday of Labor Day weekend! The unofficial wedding tour of America continues!

I’m writing you here from the airplane where I’m about to take off for Boston, MA. My plane is filled with the WASPiest of humans and I kind of love it.

Once we get to Boston, we have a 3+ hour drive along the coast on the way to Camden, Maine. I seriously cannot wait to devour some lobstah on the way at Red’s Eats. Once we get to Maine it is officially wedding weekend for our friend Helen! 

Lovely weather, lobster, friends, wedding fun, and plenty of champagne. Here we come!


Last week, the final touch to my bedroom finally arrived! My custom purple velvet Euro shams! Hip, hip, hooray!
I’ve been mentally planning my bedroom for a long time, and now it’s all coming together. With my cornflower ribbon bedding from my friend Bailey’s store Biscuit Home, Michelle Armas painting {also purchased at Biscuit}, and plum Palmer Ottomans for the windows, the vision has finally come to life!
I really couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. These colors, this look, and not to mention the views from my bedroom windows. I  couldn’t ask for anything more.
{& since I get this question a lot, the headboard is the Colette Bed from Crate & Barrel! It has served me well for 6 years now!}
Thanks for taking a peek into my new home! I hope you like it!

Last week, the final touch to my bedroom finally arrived! My custom purple velvet Euro shams! Hip, hip, hooray!

I’ve been mentally planning my bedroom for a long time, and now it’s all coming together. With my cornflower ribbon bedding from my friend Bailey’s store Biscuit Home, Michelle Armas painting {also purchased at Biscuit}, and plum Palmer Ottomans for the windows, the vision has finally come to life!

I really couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. These colors, this look, and not to mention the views from my bedroom windows. I  couldn’t ask for anything more.

{& since I get this question a lot, the headboard is the Colette Bed from Crate & Barrel! It has served me well for 6 years now!}

Thanks for taking a peek into my new home! I hope you like it!