Wednesday, August 23, 2017

hotel emma staycation...

Happy hump day loves!!  Tomorrow is a special's our 5 year wedding anniversary, but since our schedules couldn't mesh to get us both off tomorrow we celebrated early with a little staycation at  Hotel Emma and it was magical!!  Everyone was super friendly and the inside of the hotel was perfection....seriously I felt like I was walking around with my mouth open half the time and just trying to take it all in!  
When we arrived to our room we had a sweet little note and some bubbles to toast our anniversary which I thought was so sweet!  I love hotels that go above and beyond to help celebrate whatever it is you are there for!!  

So after checking out our room and trying to get J to take a selfie with me...all I got was him on the bed like this...punk...we headed down to the library to get our welcome La Babia Margaritas...I mean any hotel that welcomes me with a free marg is a winner in my book!  They also had little bites to munch on and it was nice to just relax a bit and people watch!

So crazy fact...J has never been to The Pearl Brewery and it's one of my faves places to go so it was fun showing him around.  My plan was to get him to fall in love with it so we could move to Cellars which are the most amazing and crazy expensive apartments which we probably can't afford but a girl can dream right...but my plan worked because by the end of the night he was talking about how cool it would be to live there...bwahahahaha.  
So anyways, it was crazy hot out so we headed over to lick to get some ice cream and it was delish!!  I got PB&J because as we all know I'm 4 year old in a 30 something year old body, but we tasted quite a few of the flavors and they were all so yummy!    

 We then headed back to the room to relax and cool off after melting outside and later headed to Sternewirth, which is the hotel bar for some drinks and bites.  Honestly most of our staycation was eating and basically it was amazing...but it was really cool in there.  Lots of big cozy couches with pillows and random chairs put together...again perfect for people watching and having a more chill evening.  We then stopped at Larder, which is a little grocery store in the hotel, to pick up some drinks and snacks to have for the night and headed up to our room...and talk about a turn down service surprise...we had macarons from Bakery Lorraine and the cutest little ellie charm to remember our stay!  
We got to sleep in the next morning, but we were both ready to get back home to our little fur baby, who was partying it up with his Uncle while we were gone!  So we had a little lunch at Bakery Lorraine and turned J into an insta hubby for a quick pick and then we headed home!  Overall it was the perfect little getaway and I'm already planning our next stay at Hotel Emma!!  

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

just breathe...

 So I don't know if it's Mercury in retrograde or the eclipse that is coming up next week, but the past week has been so emotional.  A lot of just crazy things popping up that make you sit back with a huge ass glass of wine and think, seriously wtf is going on right now.  And I try not to stress about it too much because in the grand scheme of things, I believe that whatever is supposed to happen is going to happen and I just need to learn how to roll with it, learn from it, and move forward.  

So often I forget to live in the moment...but I'm not too much of a dweller so I don't really live in the past.  I'm more of a "big picture" girl so it's like I'm trying to think 5 steps ahead yet deal with things that are happening right now which is probably why some days I just can't deal.  But one of the best things in my life to help to just stop, take a deep breath, and just live for right now is Henri.  He lives every second just being in the moment...partly because he's a dog and that's what they do, but also  because he's just the coolest thing ever.  Whenever I'm totally over something, or stressing about something that I can't control, or just thinking why is this happening right now, all I have to do is look at H, who really is my spirit animal, and it's like an instant calm and I know that everything will be ok...eventually...but in those little moments I can't help but smile and just be completely thankful that the universe brought him to me.  I love you little buddha bear!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

good hair day...

Sometimes I have a lot of cute outfit pics and then they sit on my computer for like 2 months because I don't know what to write about to go along with said pics.  This is one of those outfits.  Yes, I could talk about how I did my fave outfit trick and layered a top over a dress...been there done that.  Yes, I could talk about all the new fall goodies in the stores and how I'm so done with summer...hello broken record.  Yes, I could talk about how these magenta flats would be perfect for back to school time...and yeah I'm too old for school...blah blah blah.

But what I can talk about is that my hair looks lovely...yay me!

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Friday, July 28, 2017

life according to henri: and fur baby makes three...'s Henri...
and I already know what you're thinking...(bc that's how I roll)...does this dog just spend his days getting his picture professionally taken?  Well, if you looked this good isn't that what you would do?  And no...I don't always have the paparazzi following me around, but since this is just my second post I wanted to make a good second I'm talking about my family today and trying to find a picture with me and both my parents is almost impossible unless it's a scheduled blames that on dad...
And speaking of dad...this is him.  He is basically a real life super hero...he sleeps in with me everyday and we snuggle and then he puts on his uniform with his special belt of weapons and he catches criminals.  I would love to be his partner in crime at work but things like bugs and water creep me out, so I don't think I would be that helpful in an actual scary crime situation...however I am a great partner in crime at home.  He eats the pizza and I eat the crust.  He takes off his socks and I grab them and give them holes to air them out so they don't smell.  He farts on mom and then I put my butt in her face and I fart on mom.  We have a special bromance.
And you already know M...and as much as I like to make fun of her "fashion blog where she basically just complains about everything" she is my favorite.  She gives up her beauty sleep to walk me (lets be real I walk her) every morning and always tells me how great I am for you get that kind of selfless encouragement every day...I doubt it.  She keeps my closet fully stocked with all the latest and blue are my colors...and makes sure I always have a soft fluffy blanket to be covered in.  She's always bringing me new toys, and treats, and she always makes sure I'm happy...which sometimes gets sometimes I just want to sleep in my own bed and have some me time, but she will literally come and lay right beside me on the floor...but I secretly love her for it.
And if you read my first post, then you know that I'm not too sure what happened the first year and half of my life.  One day I was roaming the streets, and because I'm super smart, I followed home Audrey, a snipsa foster, who took me in for a bit, but then she couldn't keep me so I went to another snipsa foster, Denise.  She was great and I was the the first foster dog she had to be allowed to sleep in the bed...but really one look at this face and how could you not give me whatever I want?  And when my parents came to meet me, I was a little shy, because I had never had a real family so I wasn't sure what that meant...but M said the moment she saw my picture she knew that I was going to be her dog.  Me on the other hand...I wasn't so sure...when they took me home I instantly bonded with dad bc he had dogs growing up.  M did she had no clue what she was doing...and she wanted me to like her so badly, but I'm an independent soul, which she should have realized right away bc she is the same, so I needed time to know if I could trust her.  But after two major medical issues...apparently I was a "hot mess", and hours of puppy training and playing, and snuggles, and realized that both my parents would do anything for me...and that I finally had a family that was all mine...and you know what that means...
That I am the most spoiled and loved human dog ever...and we wouldn't have it any other way...and it's ok to be jealous...I would be too if your parents were as hot as mine...and you were as handsome as me...and your family photo was basically perfection...

Monday, July 24, 2017

you're like really pretty...

Ugh Monday...why are you here so soon??  The only thing that can make you better...knowing that it's back to school season.  And while I'm not actually going back to school, I love every single thing about this time...most specifically new clothes and back to school supplies.  Honestly it's a little scary how many schools supplies, that I do not need, that I've actually acquired in the last 2 weeks.  I'm just a sucker for notebooks and pens.

And just because I'm not going back to school doesn't mean that I shouldn't be allowed to go back to school shopping right?  That used to be my fave time when I was in school.  I would lay out all of my purchases and put together different outfits and then model them and take pics...a little Clueless of me, but what can I say...I love fashion!!  And while the only thing that is new in this outfit is this perfect tee from The Texas Unicorn, I feel like this is totally something I would have worn on my first day.  It's like the perfect mix of not trying to hard, but still making a good first how can you go wrong with a Mean Girls quote?    And this star backpack from Henri Bendel, monogrammed of course, is the best accessory for my faux back to school outfit!

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