UT football is back and we’re actually winning!!! I am no watcher of sports, but I make an exception for my alma mater, especially when we are winning.
Every time we scored a touchdown my mom would say ‘YES! Charlie Strong deserves to have something good happen to him!’
Indeed. Let’s keep it up, k Texas?
A side note for this picture: Ben was threatened to ‘smile or you don’t get cookie cake’ and Lily was just having a hard time in life. We had just made it over the hump of her full on meltdown about wanting to be on the trampoline while she was on the trampoline …and then someone asked to take her picture. The nerve. It must be so hard being a toddler, you know? I can’t even imagine.
I coordinated my third wedding last Saturday and I think it was a success! The bride had great taste, so everything was GORGEOUS, the band was awesome, and the cake was delicious. Will earned some major husband points by helping me set up the venue for three hours prior to the reception (after running 20 miles that morning no less!).
Best perk of being the wedding coordinator?Getting to take home a trash bag full of hydrangeas. I’ve been feeling like a fancy lady all week.
My sister sent me this gem yesterday of the time (multiple times?) I turned our recliner into a horse, complete with a cardigan saddle and hoodie tail.
I was such a horse girl growing up, and a poser horse girl at that – I probably rode a horse a total of 15 times between birthday parties and camp and family vacation, but I loved.them.so.much. I honestly thought I was going to grow up and own a stable full of horses and start each day with a ride through the countryside. The British countryside. Did I mention I also planned on coming of age in the 19th century? No wonder I had a hard time picking a career.
Though I have no memory of making that cardboard horse, I assume that I did? And I have to say I’m really impressed with myself if so? Is a cardboard horse head something someone makes for overly imaginative children?
Also, prophetically: The nametag I was handed at an improv show in Chicago a few years ago.
Since reading ‘The Magical Tidying Up Art of Life Whatever’ book last year, I’ve been trying to curate a ‘joyful’ closet. For me, a joyful closet would be one that is a) uncluttered and b) contains only clothes that fit me, that I enjoy wearing, and that I feel ok about life in.
Since I love the blogs (obviously), I’ve turned frequently to bloggers to help me define my personal style. However, after one too many ‘You MUST buy this (shirt) (cut out bootie) (heavy necklace) post’ I started to really cut down on my fashion feed. The only things I feel like I ‘MUST’ buy are toilet paper and hand soap. Everything else is up for negotiation, so you can stick your $100 trendy shoes where the sun don’t shine. Currently, these are my favorite ladies to turn to for realistic and helpful style advice:
Jones Design Company
(not a fashion blogger, but does great fashion posts!)
(also not a fashion blogger, but does great weekly wardrobe round ups)
My sisters and I took our annual sisters trip this past weekend to the JW Marriot down in San Antonio and we had a blast! We spent hours in the wave pool, read all the People magazines, sipped adult beverages in the hottub, and went down the big slide.
I have no pictures from the weekend, because we left our phones inside and were generally too busy talking about celebrities to snap any photos, so I’ll just leave you with a photo from last year’s dinner.
Sisters are the best.
Happy Friday, everyone!