Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Out with the old...

After running into some issues with comments (sorry if you weren't able to comment on a post) on blogger, I've decided to try out WordPress and see how it goes.  Let me know how you feel about the new blog...

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I won't be posting here anymore but I'm definitely going to leave up the blog so you can look through old posts.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hello Blue Monday

Sheer top: F21 // Skirt: made by me! // Shoes: Payless

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Morning Special

Dreaming Nightmares
by Alex Mobley

The emotion that's lost
with each lasting breath
falls back into place
as you drift off to sleep
danger clouds judgement
between nightmares and dreams
separating the two 
from one simple manifestation
what once reminded you
that things were so simple
now blinds any true sight
crashes through smiles
dims the bright light
which started this utterance
its mere blabbering of thought
can't be translated
into actual meaning
or recognizable sentences
scrambled in a moment
only clear during sleep
vivid as could possibly be
no memory or recollection
as your eyes slowly wake
and wish that just one time
everything could be expressed
not broken down into fragments
that make absolutely no sense
stolen by some significant force
needing it for its own
to postulate and perpetrate
the one who has taken
all the memories from your sleep
to live out some random life
where there is no control
no order or meaning
no rhyme and no reason
just a collection of actions
created in the mind
that could be reality
but has not yet been considered
another life that we live
as we reenergize for what's real

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Love Bug

Sometimes Sweet Pea is a little love bug and some times she can be well, let's just say the opposite.  Either way we love her and our hearts will always melt when she looks up at us with those big brown eyes!

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The Blues Are Still Blue

Thinking about getting two of these for a reading nook in my house.
I think they will work perfectly in front of this:

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Monday, April 16, 2012


To my surprise, Leanne and Daniel magically appeared at Hopfields on Friday night to spend just a few hours with us before heading back to Albuquerque on their epic road trip.  Unfortunately for them, Robert is a horrible liar and I knew that we weren't just meeting his friends.  Either way it was the most wonderful thing ever, I just wish they could have stayed longer!

Leanne really bonded with our little Sweet Pea, I can't say the same about Daniel though!  Poor Sweet Pea just growled at him, I think she doesn't like men with beards.  Sorry man!

Come back and visit any time sister!  We miss you!

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Morning Special

Cynically Insane
by Alex Mobley

The cynical person in me
knows that it's all shit
but the optimist side
controls all the cynicism
a vicious circle of disheartening 
grasping at broken straws
as if nothing else matters
but everything has meaning
deep within an empty soul
lies the truth of an existence
one with hope and exuberance
a model of efficiency
lacking a dreadful thought
creeping through an open mind
bleak notions of happy endings
when we all know what's real
nothing ends completely happy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

 So ready to go back! These photos were brought to you by Leanne and are sponsored by gin & tonics, poolside magazine reading, in & out, and some much needed girl time.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Little Sailboat

This is what I got for Robert for his 27th birthday:

I was inspired by this song from Beach House's new album Bloom, it makes the experience ten times better:

What's the best birthday present you ever gave/got?

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Green Thumb

On Saturday Robert and I decided to spend the day gardening.  We have a little patio just off of our kitchen that was partially fenced in and we finished it off so we could let Sweet Pea out.  It was time to clean it up and really make a nice to place to hang out.  I started out by scouring pinterest for some good ideas.  My mom had mentioned she saw that people were just cutting holes in bags of soil and planting in them and then I found this wonderful shoe rack garden so a plan was made. 

We went down to Home Depot and picked up mostly pre-grown plants (I'm too impatient to wait for seeds!) We got all sorts of herbs; basil, cilantro, tarragon, I can't even remember them all, to put in the shoe racks.  We also got some cucumbers, strawberries, pumpkin, and peppers to place in the soil bags and in the ground.

I have to say, I'm pretty impressed.  I wasn't exactly sure how it was going to turn out, but I love it so much!  Robert's dad came over on Sunday and brought us this tiny grill so I came home from work to some awesome chicken and sausage.  A girl could get used to this! 

I think the patio is always going to be a work in progress, but it's definitely feeling more and more like our home and with this lovely weather we've been having in Austin lately, it's a nice place to sit and drink gin and tonics!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Afternoon

Last Monday before I went to Las Vegas, Robert asked me out on a date for Friday.  I happily accepted and we ended up at the Hillside Farmacy, an adorable little restaurant on the East Side.  It seems like their specialty is oysters, but Robert and I opted for some delicious sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, and some macarons of course!
I picked up this floral maxi dress at the H&M in Las Vegas.

Macarons and some lovely pink house punch served in the cutest glass teacups.

What a perfect date!
The weather couldn't have been better and the food was amazing!  I'm so grateful that Robert takes me out and once in a while, he knows how to make a girl feel special!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Another Year Older

Happy Birthday Darlin! 
 I love you very very very very very very much!

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