Friday, August 29, 2014

Ani Difranco

I stumbled upon Ani Difranco again.
I used to listen to her all the time.
Thought I would share some of my favorites: 

Ani Difranco - Fuel

Ani Difranco - Gravel

Ani Difranco - Untouchable Face

Ani Difranco - As Is

Samoan Sand

My most recent nude polish. 
OPI describes it as "A warm beige-pink."
When I first used it, I thought it was going to be a bit too pink/peach for my liking. After a few days of wearing it, I started to warm up to it. 
I still prefer my Essie - Sand Tropez as my favorite nude, but Samoan Sand is a nice addition to my collection.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photography in Minneapolis

Some of the photography events from my trip to Minneapolis this year.

 chairman's award reception.

photos on display for people's choice photography excellence

photos on display.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Airforce Museum

The second museum we visited with the babes family was the Airforce Museum. 

It was kind of cool to see all the old planes, bunks, and equipment.

I actually really wanted a few of the old jackets they had on display ;-)

sweet jacket

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You're the reason I come home

"Watching you watching me
A fine way to fall asleep
The neighbors fight as we both rest our eyes

Hands in the fallen snow
Numb to the winter cold but we don't mind 'cause we'll get warm inside

You're the reason I come home
You're the reason I come home my love
You're the reason that when everything I know falls apart
You're the reason I come home

Paper doll silhouettes
Fingertips on window glass
The street's asleep so I breathe you in deep

The tragedies of chemistry
People dream of what you and me have found effortlessly

You're the reason I come home
You're the reason I come home my love
You're the reason that when everything I know falls apart
You're the reason I come home

And for a long time I remember saying prayers for something perfect
Saying prayers for someone kind
It's in my head
We're spinning circles down the avenues instead

You're the reason I come home
You're the reason I come home my love
You're the reason that when everything I know falls apart
You're the reason I come home."

Suite Life

It seems the babes and I attend a lot of minor league baseball games.

Sometimes we get tickets given to us, and other times the company has an event or something going on...
My favorite is always when we are up in a suite :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

False Fiber Lashes

A girlfriend of mine bought the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and let me try it out. 

Let me just say: I was totally impressed. 

I struggle with spending $29 on mascara, since it goes bad so quickly :-/ 

So when I seen this new L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara for $9, I had to see if it compared. 

I wouldn't say it's as good as the Younique - but I would say it's better than alot of mascaras I've tried - and for the same price as most other drugstore mascaras too. 
It's definitely made it's way to one of my favorites. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

all white everything

My favorite color has always been white.

My large white rug, my duvet cover, sheets, and pillowcases, my cute little french bulldog statue, the large canvas in my bedroom... lampshades,...all white...

Something about a (mostly) soft, white room - I've always loved.

I bought some throw pillows to try and bring a small pop of color into the room. I love the pillows, and they will go great with a tapestry I acquired from when my sister passed away (I haven't hung it up yet). I love a neutral white/golden base with random, small accents of rich, deep colors.... and also anything anthropologie puts together for home decor ;-) lol

Another inspiration is the Free People stores.... I wish I could LIVE in them. I totally dig the style, and want a boho room similar to the ambiance of the stores... full of cute knobs, shelves, and obvious DIY craft projects - with earthy vibes and twinkly lights to mellow it out :) 

French bulldog statue and the lucky cat babes bought me in Japan.

Throw Pillow

Area Rug

Throw Pillow

Free People store from my trip to Minneapolis

Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Mummers...

An experience unlike anything I've ever been to....
(This is my second year in a row now, this year I've already been twice!)


popcorn makers :)

The Aftermath... SO MUCH POPCORN!!

cool dance skit with these lit costumes.

Miley spoof :)

"What does the fox say?"

The dance theme was Michael Jackson this year.... super badass.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Autumn Leaves

Ed Sheeran - Autumn Leaves

"Do you ever wonder if the stars shine out for you?
Float down,
Like autumn leaves
Hush now,
Close your eyes before the sleep...
And you're miles away
And yesterday, you were here with me"


I was surprised it came so quickly!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Petroleum Museum

In July, we decided take a weekend and visit a few museums.

The first museum we visited was the Petroleum Museum. 

We were kind of bummed because half of the museum was closed for remodeling, so we bought the discounted tickets and decided to check out what we could anyway.

Getting to see the Minerals was my favorite part... I took WAY too many pictures that didn't do them justice!

They had a bunch of race car stuff I thought was kind of random lol

All the different kinds of rigs used.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We Don't Eat

"If this is redemption, why do I bother at all?
There's nothing to mention, and nothing has changed
Still I'd rather be working for something, than praying for the rain
So I wander on, until someone else is saved

I moved to the coast, under a mountain
Swam in the ocean, slept on my own
At dawn I would watch the sun cut ribbons through the bay
I'd remember all the things my mother wrote

That we don't eat until your father's at the table
We don't drink until the devil's turned to dust
Never once has any man I've met been able to love
So if I were you, I'd have a little trust"

James Vincent McMorrow - We Don't Eat

Tubing San Marcos

This past weekend a large group of us camped and went tubing in San Marcos.
It was roughly a 4 hour float, and it was a blast.
There were so many people on the water, and our group was pretty huge. It was one of the guys birthdays in our group - so everyone made it a point to sing Happy Birthday to him multiple times on the float.
Also, at the end of the float there was a rope swing.
I swung from the highest perch. Definitely worth it!!
Not everyone camped, since we had peeps in our group from Austin and Houston - some drove back to Austin instead of camping, while the rest of us stayed and left in the morning.
I picked up this adorable white floppy hat from Sun&Sand before the trip. It was the perfect accessory for the river.
I was glad I had it.
**Obviously, I didn't get any pictures on the water, since I wasn't going to risk losing my camera or phone - but I did get a shot of my new hat!**

Monday, August 18, 2014

Routine Breakfast

Traveling is amazing...

But it does usually get you out of your normal routine in one small way or another.

Since being back (after the few weeks I was gone over the summer), I am quickly forcing myself back into a routine -- to get ready for the busy upcoming work season.

A new breakfast I've been loving is this rolled oat/protein powder mix using my blender bottle.

Since I don't have a lot of time in the mornings, this is a great, quick, on-the-go breakfast!!

Sometimes I skip the protein powder... I also like just the oats and water!
(Typically I accompany this with a fruit on the side)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I've found this website handy on many occasions over the past few months:

I'd recommend checking it out for tips on travel/packing/products!

Friday, August 15, 2014


Some snapshots I grabbed from a bit of the summer...

I love this silly little Mexican candy.

Downtown Dallas <3


Wine Rack

Me and sweet lover man

cheap bikini's for vacation

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


I love cruising in the babes convertible in the summer. 

Although I have a hard-top convertible - I admit I don't always ride with it down.

I enjoy the rides we get to take enjoying the warm Texas sun.

"Baby you a song,
You make me wanna roll my windows down - and cruise..."

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bouffant Babe

 I always go back&forth about chopping my hair off....
I do enjoy playing with it and being able to do fun things with it!

*For this look, I just did a simple bouffant to give me some volume up top. Then, to spice it up a bit and complete and compliment the look of the outfit I was wearing - I added the black sash but kept the sash concealed it in the front!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Selfie Sunday

But First...

Soft makeup - Hair down (muted lip)

#turnup before heading to a concert

Beehive with Headband backing. Cat eye sunglasses

Side braid #classic

Saturday, August 9, 2014


A few months back I got turned on to her music, I quite like her voice and chill style.

She's got a handful of songs that are worth listening to:

Tink - Love me like somebody

Tink - Time

Tink - Bonnie and Clyde

Tink (ft. Jeremih) - Don't tell Nobody

Friday, August 8, 2014


I had bought a kit a long while back to do my own Shellac
(of course, it was a cheaper, drugstore kit -- so it was no where near the quality of professionals)

Then recently, a few girlfriends and I went to the salon - and they talked me into trying Shellac.

I loved it.

It allowed me to keep my own nails, not ruin them - yet provide me with some more strength so they wouldn't break as easy.

Well, I wasn't going to pay $45 bucks every time I wanted my nails done - and $50 every time I wanted my toes done....
 So I caved.

Because of my manicuring license I was able to get this for a reasonable price.

I've done my hands and feet multiple times now - It's already paid for itself!!

I bought a deep red, a bright pink, a dark (almost black) purple, and a nude color. I also picked up a white and clear :)

These pics don't really do it justice. I am going to try and be better about getting pics of my weekly manicures!

I've loved it so far - My next attempt will be a french manicure with Shellac!!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cascadia 9

For our most recent adventure - I knew I needed a new pair of shoes.
My significant other has gotten me into hiking, but I don't have the proper shoes for it.
Which sucks.
We had planned a jungle trek for the vacation and I knew there would be a few days of hiking, so I wanted to get a good pair of shoes to take.
I'm pretty sure there isn't a trail/hiking/running shoe on the market that's stylish and practical - so I decided to go with comfort over anything else.
After days of research - I decided on the Brooks Cascadia 9
It's a lightweight shoe, that dries relatively quick, has good traction, toe protection, and cushion for comfort.
Another purchase that was definitely worth the money.