Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

I'm feeling so thankful for the Holiday break this year. 

I definitely need it. 

I'm leaving today to spend a few days with the babes parents, then we are off to Michigan for Christmas and New Year.

I can't wait to get home. It's never enough time, of course
- so I fully intend to enjoy every second of it!

Happy Holidays!
I'll be back to reality soon enough! :)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend

I can't believe it's almost Christmas! I have alot of catching up to do on my blog, especially since we are leaving for Michigan next week!!!!

Babydoll and I went to Dallas for the long Thanksgiving weekend.

We spent Thanksgiving day relaxing with his family and had a fantastic dinner. On Friday, we got up and shopped all day :) later that night we went and seen Mockingjay at Studio Movie Grill.

Saturday we met up with a friend and rode bikes around town. We got pizza at Serious, sat outside for a drink at City Tavern, visited Single Wide for a Hurritang, stopped at Truck Yard for a quick bite to eat, then grabbed a last drink at a local bar before heading home.

It was so nice to spend a long weekend relaxing with loved ones and enjoying the city.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Keaton Henson

I quite enjoy the intensity of this song. 

It's dark, and romantic, and his voice carries such brazen pain.

Keaton Henson - Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Evening Skies

"If darkness is really not darkness at all,
but rather,
the absence of light, 
then my flaws are not really flaws at all, 
but rather,
the absence of you."

~ Christopher Poindexter

Monday, December 15, 2014

Nume Titan 3

I finally did it...

I had been looking at getting a set for a while now, but couldn't decide exactly what it was I wanted. I referenced my dilemna in an earlier post

After researching, I decided on the Nume Titan 3. This set includes 3 titanium barrels, instead of tourmaline. Also, since I already knew I am not a huge fan of the reverse wands, I liked that this set came with the 3 barrels that were practical for most looks and regular use.

I'm really excited about this wand. I can't wait to see the difference, and mess around with it!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fill Me In

I remember this song when Craig David came out with it. 

I liked it back then, so when I heard this it made me smile :)

Pia Mia feat. Austin Mahone - Fill Me In

Also, to comment on Pia Mia (who's only like... 17yrs old) - I didn't know if I would care for her, and while I think overall her music style isn't necessarily what I'd choose to hear - she's surprised me a few times now.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The guy that says goodbye to you...

Griffin House - The Guy That Says Goodbye To You Is Out Of His Mind

"I thought I was done with telling you
But I ain't nearly halfway through
I've got a few more things
I'd like to say to you tonight
Get ready

You don't need to change
A thing about you, babe
I'm telling you from where I sit
You're one of a kind."

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I've never been a big beer drinker.

Of course, I drink beer - but over the course of the last 5 years, I've definitely noticed a decline in my beer consumption. Seems wine has trumped beer for all occasions.

That is, until this summer.

The babes is always trying different beers, and always has a plentiful stock in the fridge. I'm not sure what got into me this summer, but after one or two, I found myself craving the Seasonal New Belgium Skinny Dip
After summer was over and I could no longer get my hands on the Skinny Dip - I started to branch out and experiment in an attempt to decipher what types of beer I prefer.

I'm still very unfamiliar with the majority of it, but I know I like Belgian Whites.
(or I've liked most of them that I've tried anyways)

It's definitely a work in progress - and I still love my wine of course, but I've found this new "quest" to be fun and I'm curious to see if my preferences change over time!!

A few others I've liked...

Monday, December 8, 2014


A few months back, I decided to switch from using solely Biolage to try the Joico Color Endure Violet line. While I don't necessarily need color endure, since I don't color my hair - and I also don't need a violet shampoo, since I am not blonde - I was hoping that the violet would tone the sometimes brassy look of my hair down (Texas water = eek!), and it's also sulfate-free which was a must-have for me. 

This line definitely did what I was hoping for, however - after using it as my daily care system for a few weeks, I switched back to using Biolage for routine treatment - and use the the Joico line once a week or so. Since I am not blonde, nor do I have colored hair... this method seems to work great :)

I also picked up the Joico Leave-In Protectant to try. While I absolutely love the way this works - I find that I use it less than some of my others because of the dispenser. I'd much rather spray directly into my hair vs. using a pump like this. That being said - it really is a great product... I just wish it was a spray! 

Color of Conditioner

Color of Shampoo

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ally Rhodes

Ally Rhodes has such a raw, natural talent. 

While, personally I don't love all her covers -- there's no denying her voice is wonderfully clean and refreshing. 

***Flawless (Beyonce Cover) - Ally Rhodes

Drunk In Love (Beyonce Cover)- Ally Rhodes

2 On (Tinashe) - Ally Rhodes

Friday, December 5, 2014

Seasons of Change

This mosaic wall is located in an odd place of the Minneapolis airport, but it's quite beautiful.

I also enjoy the authors diction that accompanies the mosaic.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

When You've Got Trouble

Liz Longley - When You've Got Trouble

"I will kiss you awake when you've
Had a bad dream, or tell you a story
Make it up as I go, or I'll sing you a song
That I know that you know, it goes
My heart is tangled all around you
When you've got trouble I've got trouble, too"