five on friday

the days fly by, y’all! this week was a complete blur, but i didn’t get out without a few favorites.

{1} saturday, i helped with an absolutely gorgeous wedding. resha and the florists did a lovely job of transforming a local restaurant into a romantic garden. take a look at this wine cellar ceremony space. have you seen a prettier chuppah?!

Tony's Wine cellar

tony’s wine cellar

{2} sunday was spent at home {and sleeping until 11a…wedding hangovers are real and sans alcohol!} and catching up on some work. lucy is usually pretty content with whoever is cuddled in a blanket, but for some reason she decided to join me in my office. not even five minutes later, she decided this wasn’t her scene and took off. such a simple life.

me and my girl

me and my girl

{3} we found out that something to celebrate received the knot’s ‘best of weddings 2014’ award again. this is the 4th time for our houston office {every year since we started in houston – w00t!} and the 7th time for our austin office. it just so happened that our houston team hadn’t seen each other in a while so we met up for a couple glasses of wine. the vine wine room is always so hospitable to our group of coordinators and of course, not a single photo was taken.

{4} last week, a friend posted a link on my facebook wall and said i needed it. of course, it was more dachshund paraphernalia and of course, i did indeed need it. bymmc is a fellow dachshund lover who has created some adorable items. her dachshunds in disguises calendar makes the perfect addition to my desk.

dachshunds in disguise

dachshunds in disguise

{5} i’ve always been a lover of handwriting so when i learned that melissa esplin had an online calligraphy class, it was quickly added to my list of to-do’s. somehow, i roped belle into it and last night was our first attempt. we learned about all of the tools we blindly purchased and played with pointed pen and ink for just a bit. we’re scheduled to meet again sunday and really jump in! we’re kinda nerdy about the whole experience 🙂

calligraphy supplies

calligraphy supplies

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five on friday

i haven’t posted a single picture to my beloved instagram this year, but here i am with blog post number 2. let’s hope i can keep up with it this time!

1 the week started off with a fun surprise! lee and i had been talking about buying a new macbook for me as mine was almost 5 years old and running pretty slow. he ordered it monday and i was able to pick it up in the store within an hour! luckily, the dallas cousins were in town so i had a distraction monday night…migrating from old to new took 8+ hours! a lesson in patience also comes with a shiny new macbook pro.

photo 1

2 the ever-entertaining dallas cousins came to town to celebrate the new year! these ladies are always so fun and so, so funny! we met for breakfast at barnaby’s for their famous green eggs, fluffy pancakes, and homemade biscuits but as you can see, the coffee was my main focus 🙂


3 coming across this picture at my parents house made me grin. we were so carefree! and i’m happy to say that as much as we enjoyed each other 25 years ago, we still do today ❤


4 after sleeping through midnight new year’s eve, lee and i met the rest of the family at the movie theater to see the secret life of walter mitty. i was intrigued by the trailer and though it wasn’t at the top of my list, i enjoyed it so much. ben stiller and kristen wiig were incredibly charming and seeing adam scott in such a slimy role was quite funny.

5 for christmas, jen gifted me this adorable dachshund charm from james avery. i wore it for the first time this week and it makes me smile. crazy dog lady right here.