Tuesday, October 17, 2017

boerne handmade market...

Hello pretties!  Can you believe that we are already midway through October already?  Christmas is going to be here before you know it...which makes me soooo happy because this is my most fave time of the year, but it can also be super stressful because it's present buying time.  Every year I say to myself that I'm going to start shopping early so then I don't have to worry about it at the last minute, and every year...I worry about it at the last minute...but this year I'm going to try and get a head start which is why I'm super excited to check out the Boerne Handmade Market in a few weeks!  

Now as someone who has my own small business I fully support shopping small over shopping at the big box stores.  There is definitely something so special about gifting someone a handmade present, knowing how much love went into it and that it's usually something unique that you can't find everywhere.  

I'll definitely be sharing all the goodies I find when I go on Nov 4th, at the Cana Ballroom in Boerne, but until then here are some of the vendors that I'm excited to check out!

Split Rail Leather


So if you're local I would love to see your smiling face at the BHM and if not stay tuned on Nov. 4th as I share some amazing local vendors!
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Monday, September 25, 2017

sporty spice...

 So I was never a "sporty" kind of girl.  I'm not super athletic, I'm not a big fan of teams, but if there is one thing I can get behind it's a varsity bomber jacket.  This mustard cutie is pretty much perfect, but honestly if it had a monogram varsity letter "M" on the front I would be in heaven...but I will have to settle for some pretty embroidery.  I feel like it's giving off total 70s vibes mixed with everything that is current today which is why I love it.  And pairing it with a simple grey tank dress and velvet tennies (bc pink sneakers is about as sporty as I can get), I feel ready to cheer on my fave team...you know, if I was into that kind of thing.  

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Monday, September 18, 2017

pumpkin spice and everything nice...

 You guys...we are more than halfway through September which means the best part of the year is almost here!!  This is the time of year that I live for...sweaters and halloween, beanies and birthdays, luxe fabrics and xmas...I mean the list just goes on and on!  And while it's still in the 90s, when I leave my apt for work in the morning there is a subtle chill in the air and that's all I need to put a little smirk on my face because it's FALL!!!

And this outfit has all the fall trends.  So this floral velvet number is actually a dress, but it has super skinny straps and is really low cut, so personally, I would never wear it as a dress but when it's worn underneath this poncho-esque burnt orange sweater it just looks like the cutest little mini skirt and ta da...a super cute look!!  And of course I had to pair it with some cheetah flats because cheetah is life!  

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

hotel emma staycation...

Happy hump day loves!!  Tomorrow is a special day...it'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 drinking...so 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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