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Grateful (30 for 30 Day 9)

Today I am grateful for:

Morning yoga.
A morning phone call with my mom.
Goulash cooking in the Crock Pot with crusty bread and a big salad for dinner tonight.
Getting my haircut tonight. (LOVE the scalp massage that goes with washing.)
Homemade Banana Muffins for breakfast.
The hubs serenading me with 80's hair band songs while we got ready (don't ask.)
Getting to see my bestie Lanie and her hubs Dustin this weekend!

I am so truly blessed.

What are you grateful for today?

P.S. Here is my Day 9 Remix outfit. I am pretty pleased with this one. The Bianka Blouse form Anthroplogie is quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces. And I love it with the pops of green and turquoise. I just threw this belt on on a whim and really like it with the rust color of the blouse. 



My (Grown-Up) Christmas List

Why is it a "grown-up" list you are wondering? Well, because I am feeling more like an actual grown-up everyday. The hubs (OMG, I'm married- that's really adult, right?) and I are on house hunting-and only grown-ups are allowed to buy their very own houses. And I have a sander on my wish list. What bratty teenager in their right mind would want power tools for Christmas? Yes, this is another clue to my adulthood, people. I am so pumped to use it to do some furniture refinishing.

Just so you know, this is an imaginary Christmas list-We had our awesome wedding this year and Geoff and I are saving our pennies for our new home, so it will be a lovely but small holiday. I just can't wait to eat too  much, bake with my mom, hug my family and take lots of naps.

Happy Friday lovelies. I will be back with my 30 for 30 outfit post later today. My camera battery died so no uploading till it charges. Whoops.




Happy Weekend!

One of our wedding photos by Grace Pfeiffer

Happy Friday! I am so excited to pick up my hubby from the airport today- We've only been married a month and he's already missed a week of it! I will be spending the weekend house-hunting with the hubs, catching a movie, figuring out our Halloween costumes, and working on my blog redesign (switching back to Blogger- more on that later...)

What are you guys up to?



3 Things: Falling for Fall

Good Tuesday morning lovlies! Its been hinting at Fall (finally!) here in Dallas and I couldn't be more excited. Visions of school supplies, yummy baked goods, leather boots, and cuddling in front of the fire bob around in my head- I can't wait! Here are three things that are helping me celebrate Fall's arrival-a gorgoeus supple leather bag, cozy sweater knit throw, and delicious peanut butter banana bread muffins.

1. Sepia Saddlebag via Anthro
    (Could this bag be more gorgeous? The supple leather will just get better
    with age-definitely wishlisted.)

2. Chunky Ribbed Throw via Pottery Barn
    (Got this with some of our wedding gift cards & I am in love-its literally a
     huge sweater to wrap up in on the couch!)

3. Peanut Butter Banana Bread Muffins via Cooking Light
    (I made these this past weekend and they got eaten up soooo fast!)



Now a Mrs.

I'm home from my wedding and gorgeous honeymoon! I'm sorry for the long blog absence and promise to be back in full force by Monday. I can't wait to share more photos of all the wedding goodies and good times with you all. Here's a sneak peek from Julie Cope- one of our 2 AMAZING, GENIUS Photographers. 
I'm happy to be back in the blog world- now as a Mrs!