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 🙂

coffee

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 ❤

sisters

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.

charm

Weekend Recap

I really need to manage my time better since it’s now Tuesday and I’m just now getting around to recapping the weekend.

This weekend was our big Valentine’s Brunch and I think it was a huge success!  We had just under 30 people at the house and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  The downside to hosting?  I don’t get a chance to catch up with all of my friends!  But it is nice to see a few of these faces a few times a year and I’m glad our brunch is one of those occasions :).

Friday was full of prepping for Saturday but I did manage to squeeze in a manicure and quality time with Jessica.  Their new pup is absolutely delicious and I couldn’t get enough of her little kisses!

darlaLunch with Lee followed at a new favorite, Guru in Sugar Land.  The food is always fresh and why wouldn’t I love a place with such a cute atmosphere?  And your drink is served in a mason jar.  Love.

meganThe rest of the evening flew by as we prepped for an early Saturday morning and of course, not a single photo was taken.  So disappointed!  I whipped up some of my favorite brunch recipes, served fruit with Nutella (because you can’t have fruit without it), and had an adorable selection of Jolie Delights cookies.  Ambre creates these delicious cookies right here in Fort Bend County and they are always a hit!  I’m already planning the next party just so I can place another order.

Sunday greeted us with a perfectly gloomy day that was made for cuddling on the couch.  Hosting really takes it’s toll on Lucy; she probably slept for a good 20 hours afterward!

lucyWe finished the evening off with a modified version of Better Than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice and the Grammy’s.  I love award season and this show did not disappoint.  Favorite moment?  Mumford and Sons performances and Album of the Year win.  I could listen to these guys for days.  (runner up to my favorite moment?  JT, duh)

High Five For Friday

High Five For Saturday maybe?  

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve joined Lauren at From My Grey Desk and I really did miss it!  But just because I didn’t post does not mean I wasn’t thinking about what made me happy all those weeks.  With the everyday hustle and bustle, this really is a great way to get you to slow down and really dwell on the positives from your week.

Let’s get to it!

 

1.  Sunday through Tuesday was spent at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and it was just what the doctor ordered.  I’ve heard wonderful things about this resort and it certainly did live up to its reputation!  The lazy river is the perfect way to let go and de-stress.

2.  On the way home, Belle and I had to stop at the famous Mi Tierra in San Antonio.  The lights and decorations remind me of our childhood weekend trips to San Antonio so this was the perfect way to end our mini family vacation.  Did you really need all of those homemade flour tortillas, Megan? Yes.  Yes I did.

3.  #weddingshit is taking over!  This week our cocktail napkins and I love them!  For Your Party has done a great job with the few orders I have placed with them and I cannot wait to put everything into action in just 12 short weeks!

4.  Wednesday evening was spent with girlfriends at the delicious Chuy’s.  We used to office just down the street from the original Houston location so it was nice to get back to our old stomping grounds.  I’m sure this photo does not look very appetizing, but that drink was delicious!

5.  Who else could make my week like Miss Lucy?  My heart bursts just thinking about this pup!  Don’t you just love the way she tucks her bum in when she’s sleepy?  ❤

High Five for Friday

I’ve been looking forward to this week for well…weeks and as always, it has flown by.  Busy busy busy: a wedding, two birthday parties, movie date, dinner with friends, another dinner with friends, Independence Day, prepping for our engagement shoot, another birthday party.  Squeeze work into that schedule and I’m ready for a vacation.

I don’t feel like I took nearly enough pictures to capture everything that we squeezed in, but this is our week at a glance. {I really should get better at that if I’m going to keep up this blogging gig}

1.  You’re all well aware that I love my EC Life Planner so any free time I had this week, was occupied by getting my new one ready to go.  Of course Lucy Eleanor had to be right in the middle of the action 🙂

2.  An afternoon at the Texas Medical Center for work reminded me how much I enjoy the hustle and bustle of it all.  Top it off with a beautiful afternoon and I was plain ol’ happy.

3.  Last month I forgot to download Ashley Brooke Designs‘ iPad calendar so I made a point to get to it this week.  Aren’t her designs adorable!

4. This year’s 4th of July was low key for me.  I spent the morning at my parents house for a classic {i.e. loud}, family breakfast and planned an impromptu ‘semi-homemade’ dinner.  Can you go wrong with crock pot pulled pork and strawberry shortcake?  I didn’t think so.

5.  How can I be such an avid planner yet procrastinate just as much?  We’ve had our engagement shoot planned for weeks and I had one particular photo that I want to re-create.  Of course, I couldn’t find the perfect confetti so I took on the challenge of making some.  This mess is hard work but with Felicity at my side, I’m positive the results are going to be amazing!  With this lovely lady behind the camera, I don’t have anything other than the 90+ degree weather to worry about.

 

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High Five for Friday

Some weeks, the evenings just fly by and this was one of those weeks.  Looking through my phone’s camera roll, I came across six fun photos from this week.  So…High Five Six for Friday? 🙂

1.  Over the weekend, I found that Gap was having a major sale {additional 40% off sale items!} so I stocked up on a few summer t-shirts.  These t’s are perfectly soft, cozy, and cute enough to leave the house in.  And for about $7 a pop, you can’t beat it!

of course, Lucy is never too far away

2.  Wedding prep has definitely begun!  I ordered matches and napkins from For Your Party and the package was delivered this week.  So excited to get some of these wedding crafts going!

kinda looks like a sweat shop

3.  I tried out the accent nail trend…still debating on whether I like it or not.  I do love the summery pink though!

Essie’s Secret Story and A Cut Above

4.  Quality time with my girl will probably always make it into my ‘high five.’

I know, we’re weird

5.  My aunt invited my sister and I {and all of the girls} to dinner one night and we walked away with this gem.

Peanut, Annie, Francine, Lucy

6. After a storm blew through town yesterday, we were graced with a clear view of a rainbow.

rainbow on the horizon