You can thank me later.
I asked for this Dyson for my birthday. I know, a vacuum for my birthday… but why would I want to buy that for myself. AND Dysons are never on sale.
Their sale STARTS at 50% off. This is my favorite find, and it’s only $15!
Guys, this is an additional 20% off sale items!
MAKE UP SALES.
(For Birchbox, 50 extra Birchbox Points with $35+ purchase form our shop // Code: WEEKEND5)
I HIGHLY recommend Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm and Better Than Sex Mascara.
ALL dresses on sale are now $69.99!
Lastly, if you are looking for some fall festival wear, you have to check out the NASTY GAL SALE.
Lastly, check out the NORDSTROM SALE.
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.
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?
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.
Found/stolen from Pinterest.
Until next time, friends. CHEERS!
..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:
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…
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. 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.
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)
I got a puppy. (boyfriend and I rescued this little guy, Major.)
I started grad school. (and got an A!)
I vacationed some. (lots of golf.)
Right now, I’m on the hunt for lamp shades, euro pillow covers, and drape fabric. Suggestions welcomed!
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.
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?
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.
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”.
Just kidding. But seriously. I have lived in 8 places in the past 6 years.
This time I am moving up north. Austin that is. I would be crazy to leave this city.
I’m hoping to post some of my moving adventure here on the blog. So I hope you enjoy, while I pull my hair out.
Step one: HIRE MOVERS. DONE.
T has a fraternity brother that started a moving company post-college, and I am very excited to use them this time around. Nick, the owner, is very nice, professional, and pricing is very competitive. Definitely check out Big Easy’s Moving for your moving needs in the Central Texas area!
PS. They donate a portion of proceeds to cancer research. AWESOME!
Step two: PACK. BLAH.
No thanks. Instead I just ordered this beauty. Mom is getting it for me for my birthday, and I can’t wait! I certainly hope it fits. (my first king size bed. EEK)
Step three: STOP FOR WINE.
Yes, this is happening right now.
CHEERS! Until I figure out my next step.
In my previous post I mentioned a really awesome company called Compliment, and how I won their #photoaday contest on Instagram. I received a gift card and placed my order super fast because they were having a great sale. Let me tell you, Melissa was wonderful to work with! She was extremely helpful, quick to respond, and very accommodating. AMAZING customer service!
You should definitely follow them on social media because they post great deals.
I received my gift card, placed my order, and received my shipment in 5 days. Crazy!
I always tell my family and T that “I love them to the moon”, so I couldn’t pass up this super cute card.
This necklace is the perfect pop of color with a white t-shirt. (It comes in TONS of colors)
On top of amazing products, each jewelry item comes with a compliment inside. It’s a nice surprise, and a great gift idea.
(All of these photos were taken with my iPhone. Please excuse the quality.)