Tuesday, November 30, 2010

thankful list.

2010 has provided me with numerous reasons to give thanks.

I am thankful for a healthy, close-knit family.
I am thankful for two loving parents
who are such great role models.
I am thankful for my grandpa
and that every day he gets a little better.
I am thankful for an unexpected meeting
on the beach this summer.
I am thankful for my friends, old and new.
I am thankful for my job without it i would not
have killer vacation time.
I am thankful for my relationship with my brothers.
I am thankful for the Texas A&M Aggies, my diploma, and the fact that my brothers are slowly transitioning to the dark side.
I am thankful for airplanes and the means to travel.
I am thankful for my Nana and her health.
I am thankful for Starbucks.. i need my coffee yo.
I am thankful for my relationship with God.
I am thankful for Watercolor, FL.. my happy place.
I am thankful for the Nordstrom half yearly sale.
I am thankful for my camera and being able to document my life.
I am thankful for my shows that help to get me through the week.

the list could go on and on.
i am just soooo blessed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

birthday weekend: part two

last weekend we had a couples weekend in watercolor to continue the birthday celebration. it was an absolute blast. we rode bikes, watching movies, shopped, played the game things, went out for dinner, and sat on the beach in sweatshirts. our sweet rental car for the weekend was the ultra swanky town car (pictured above).

i love watercolor any time of the year. it's like my own little utopia far away from all of life's problems and is just so peaceful. i can't wait to go back in january.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

birthday weekend: one.

I went to Nashville last weekend to surprise a certain someone for their {thirty-first} birthday. It was a short weekend, but very fun-filled. Friday we went to Sperry's for steak, salad and bananas foster. Saturday we went to a junior league football game, the Local Taco for lunch, GoTen (where Mr. Gary asked the Hostess if he could borrow a jacket and hat) for dinner, and ended the night with the Holiday and an attempt to decorate the tree. Sunday we had lunch at Brick Tops, Pinkberry for the third time that weekend (we may or may not have made a trip every day), and saw Morning Glory before making our way to the airport.

i {love} weekends in Nashville.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


"when i feel alive, i try to imagine a careless life. a scenic world where the sunsets are all breathtaking"

black bag.

i'm in need of a new black bag...
and this one might just do the trick.
i love the gold labels on all the marc by marc bags.
you can find it here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chase and Tessa's wedding weekend: the highlights.

I spent Halloween weekend in Nashville for Chase and Tessa's wedding weekend. Thursday was the Rehearsal dinner at Red Pony in Franklin, Friday we got to run errands/relax and Saturday was the wedding day. It was a beautiful day and such a neat wedding.

the beautiful bride and i.

wade and i.

kisses from SC.

stephanie, diane, and i.

carmel apples, yum!
friday night dinner at wild ginger.
saturday morning brunch at the Puffy Muffin with my family.
the girls at the wedding.
the first dance.
wade, christina, and austin.
let the dancing begin!
i love this picture. dancing with my little brother to lil wayne.
before we had to leave sunday morning.
congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Chase Benz!

you should watch their proposal here, it's kind of awesome.

Friday, November 5, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like {christ}mas.

earlier this week anthropologie released their christmas collection, and i couldn't be more excited to see everything in person.

i love this time of year.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

i cannot wait to see this. loveeee me some JG.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

...and put on your warm fuzzy sweater.

it's finally starting to feel like fall around here, and i absolutely love it. today it was in the 50s, and i loved getting to dress the part. i do miss wearing sweat suits to my morning classes. apparently that is frowned upon in the working world, however i do enjoy coming home from work and throwing on lounge clothes.

i came across this outfit today online, and i think it's just want i need for the upcoming months. it will be the perfect for watching christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate.
plus, the perfect holiday candle to set the mood.
you can find it all here.
here's to the holidays!

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