25 at 25

This year I decided to do something a little different for a “new year’s resolution”. I find it hard to stick to one thing throughout the year, and instead made a list of 25 things I wanted to do while I am still 25. My birthday is September 18, so I have 6 months to go. Some are things to do weekly, some are things to do once, some are things to accomplish over time. Some of them I am already falling behind on, but this list is a constant reminder of where I am placing my priorities this year.

25 at 25

1. Find a Church

2. Clean out my closet

3. Surprise Travis

4. Work out every week until 9/18

5. Keep up a monthly budget

6. Talk to my girlfriends every week

7. Save every month for a new car

8. Call Poppi weekly

9. Keep up a manicure

10. Construct a gallery wall in my room

11. Try 5 new restaurants

12. Teach Major a trick

13. Get euro pillow shams

14. Eat at an indian restaurant

15. Get rid of some shoes

16. Hike Mt. Bonnell

17. Keep up my 4.0 GPA

18. Go visit Travis

19. Post on my blog at least once a month

20. Visit Dallas

21. Visit Houston

22. RUN a 5-k

23. Try 5 new recipes

24. Host a party

25. Go to a concert 

Many of these are weekly or monthly challenges, so I will not be able to cross them off until September, but check back then, or feel free to send me weekly/monthly reminders to keep me accountable. Have you challenged yourself this year? New Year’s resolution? Promises to yourself? How are you keeping yourself accountable?

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March 14, 2014. Tags: , , , , . About me. Leave a comment.

Graduate School UPDATE

Well I have officially been a graduate student for 9 months, and I will be graduating in about 10 months. Halfway-ish?

Work/school/puppy/travel/every-friend-I-have-is-getting-married keeps me away from this blog, which I hate, but I will one day be back. Here is a little image to keep you on hold until I have time to write an actual post.

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Until next time, friends. CHEERS!

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February 18, 2014. Tags: , , , , . About me. Leave a comment.

Headed down south…

..to the land of the pines.

I am North Carolina bound tomorrow, and I could not be more ready for a little R&R with my main squeeze. We have a sushi date planned for tomorrow night, then we are driving up to Morgantown, WV to meet up with friends for the Texas football game.

We have been told that the Mountaineer fans are not the most friendly, so we will NOT be donning burnt orange all weekend, but don’t get me wrong, I am going to wear a burnt orange scarf that I can shove in my purse.

On my current packing list:

WV Game trip

Favorite Sunglasses + An orange scarf + Frye Boots (duh) + New Favorite lip stain (Try colors 9 & 11) + Favorite jeans

However, I really hope they sing Country Roads, because I will definitely join in.

Also, I told T I was going to wear jeans a scarf to the game and he replied “Don’t you think you should wear a shirt?” My word. Men…

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November 6, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . About me, Travel. Leave a comment.

Help. Me.

I’m so effing busy, and I feel like I have to keep apologizing for my absence on my own blog, so I am not going to. It’s my damn blog. I am however going to tell you how CRAZY life has been the past couple of months, to justify my moodiness.

I am right in the middle of my first full semester of grad school. Working 40 hours a week, taking 3 classes, keeping my puppy alive, picking up some gigs (wedding assisting) on the weekends, trying to enjoy the nuptials of ALL my friends getting married, and planning when I can see T next.

Which gets me to my next point.

In two weeks I will be flying to North Carolina to road-trip with T up to Morgantown, WV for the Texas/WV game. We are going to swing through DC to pick up a friend, and make a weekend out of it. I am really excited to spend some time with friends and take a few days off of work.

On a more serious note. Almost all of my christmas shopping is done. LUCKY YOU (friends and family) I actually budgeted time and money to get you something this holiday season. You can send my gifts to the University of Texas campus, because that is where I spend 80% of my week.

OH YEAH. I created a Pinterest Christmas Wish List board. ENJOY.

Until next time, here is a MAJOR update. Get it. My dog’s name is Major. He is now 6 mo. old and 40 lbs. Hopefully we will not reach the projected 80-90 lb. mark. I already miss his extra wrinkly skin. He is still pretty cute though. Check it out.

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Holla atcha gurl. Cheers!

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October 25, 2013. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Trumped

So my last post was about how busy the summer had been. My previous post is about to be trumped.

T had an interview on Tuesday, and was offered the job on the spot. Awesome, right?! Kind of. He will be moving to North Carolina in less than two weeks. BUMMED girlfriend over here.

Which means, I have just become a single mother. (to our 4 mo. old puppy)

I start my second semester of grad school in 5 days. Did I mention I will be going to school full time (9 hours) and working full time (40 hours). WHAT WAS I THINKING?

On top of that we (now I) have season tickets to Longhorn football, weddings and showers to attend, three races this fall, and other things planned, such as tickets to see the Book of Mormon. I am really going to miss T being so close.

I’m hoping that school, work and volunteering will keep me busy enough for the next 21 months that I won’t even notice he is gone. YEAH, RIGHT!

Sorry for the long sad post, I am just struggling a bit right now, and writing it out feels kind of nice.

Here are some of my fav. pics of T and me during previous UT football seasons. He will definitely be missed this year.

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August 23, 2013. Tags: , , , , . About me. 1 comment.

What a busy summer…

If you’ve been following along, or know me personally, you know that things have been QUITE busy this summer. Here is some INSTAproof.

I moved. (bed is built)

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I got a puppy. (boyfriend and I rescued this little guy, Major.)

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I started grad school. (and got an A!)

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I vacationed some. (lots of golf.)

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Right now, I’m on the hunt for lamp shades, euro pillow covers, and drape fabric. Suggestions welcomed!

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August 14, 2013. Tags: , , , , , . About me. Leave a comment.

All moved. (ish)

Not settled. Actually, I think I am the furthest thing from settled in.

I had my furniture refinished and delivered on Sunday. I have no pictures, because the pulls on the dern things are not a standard size. AWESOME. Nothing like living out of boxes a little longer. On the bright side, I was able to find some pulls/knobs that I like (ALMOST as much as the ones I originally ordered) that are more affordable. They should be here in a week. BLAH.

That doesn’t really help the box sitch. Especially since I have guests coming in town this weekend. OH WELL. They will deal.

Also, our washer and dryer won’t be here until Friday. I was all “How much stuff will need to be washed after a move, like none.” and now I’m all like “what am I supposed to do with this mound of sheets, towels, stinky clothes, etc. from my move.” AWESOME planning Brit.

Lastly, our microwave doesn’t work. It was on but some of the buttons didn’t work. Home boy from the leasing office “replaced the number pad” yesterday and it worked for all of 3 seconds before the entire thing went dead. Oven cooking takes SO long. UGH! I can’t imagine a time before electricity. PS. Our oven is electric. Princess probs.

So on a happy note. Here are some shoes I just bought yesterday because WHY THE HECK NOT. Also, I have to start paying for my own gas next month (I know. spoiled brat. three years out of college and just now turning over the gas cards) so I figured I should buy things now that I won’t be able to afford in 40 days. (Including “why the hell not” shoes.)

Nine West Gwendle Pump

Nine West Gwendle Pump

I’ve been looking for a COMFY black pointy toe pump for work, and these are perf. I also bought some Tahari wedges, but they were on the clearance rack, and I can’t find them online, so you can’t have them.

I’m hoping to have some pics of the new space soon, but I’m still waiting on the bed to be delivered, the pulls/knobs for my dressers, and some storage baskets that mom has held hostage in Houston. Stay tuned, mah friends.

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August 7, 2013. Tags: , , , , . About me, For the Home, Purchases. Leave a comment.

Side Tables

This past weekend I ran through my local Home Goods to find the perfect side tables. It was a HALF-success. I found ONE perfect side table. I just needed a mate. After driving ALL over Austin to the other Home Goods, I was feeling pretty low. I posted on FB and BOOM social media did it again. A friend recommended a couple of stores in San Antonio and T found it right after work yesterday. I now have the perfect pair of side tables for my new bed.

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Sorry for the professional iPhone photo. I cannot find these ANYWHERE on the web, so this photo will have to do until I get everything set up.  (It is white, despite the terrible picture)

Since I cannot find these anywhere online, I can’t post a link, but I did find these SIMILAR ones on o.co.

OH YEAH, these were $69.99. Jealous?

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July 23, 2013. Tags: , , , . About me, Home. Leave a comment.

My sweet sweet anniversary sale…

Every year Nordstrom does this to me. They have this amazing anniversary sale where so many thing I want for next season go on super sale, AND it’s always two months from my birthday. So every year I make a wishlist and send it to my friends/family/suckers-who-buy-me-gifts, and I cross my fingers/PRAY to the Nordy gods that I will get the stuff I so dearly NEED in my fall/winter wardrobe.

One more thing to mention before I give you a peak at what is on my wish list, this stuff is not really “next seasons” for those of us in Texas. It’s more like hide-in-the-closet-for-6-months-until-we-get-2-days-below-50-degrees type of clothes. BUT totally worth it. I mean it’s on sale…

So I went ahead and purchased this for myself. I’ve been needing a good tube/cami for some of my sheer stuff. Can’t beat the price, and I love that it is longer than the typical bandeau. (straps are removable and it comes in several great colors)

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And for some of my wish list…

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1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Do you have your eye on anything special?

PS. Today is day 6 of the 30 day ab challenge. BLAH. It is getting a little easier to do the exercises, but boy-oh-boy do my abdominals hurt. WORTH. IT. (I hope)

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July 19, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Fashion, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Ba-Ba-Bedding

So I was about 45 minutes into celebrating my new bed purchase when I realized I have to buy all new bedding. Cha-ching. Ouch.

I have been watching my favorite sites (Rue La La, Joss & Main, One Kings Lane, etc.) and I found these babies! They are on their way to my pretty little hands. I’m going with a white coverlet and 3 white matching euro pillows. Haven’t found that yet.

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If you are interested to see some of my inspiration for the new room (t-minus 15 days until moving), you can check out my “bedroom” Pinterest board. It is oh so pretty.

I am in the market for matching side tables, bed-side lamps, and a tall mirror to stand against the wall. Let me know if you see any good steals that go with my “feel”.

Cheers!

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July 18, 2013. Tags: , , , , . About me, For the Home. Leave a comment.

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