Sep 16, 2014


Time sure is slipping away lately. That's a big downside of being an adult, in my opinion. Savoring the present takes a lot more work, and if you don' flies away faster than you ever thought possible. Remember when summers used to last forever and all you wanted was to be another year older? Yeah, me neither. It's been too long!

Our life lately has consisted mostly of stumbling through my endless to-do list while managing to spend lots of time together -- thank goodness. Call me pregnant, but I've really been enjoying being a bit of a hermit with Landon. I know our time together as just the two of us is coming to an end and as excited as I am to meet our little one, I'll forever love our first year + a month of marriage pre-baby. I've gotten to watch him grow into this incredible husband and soon to be father and it makes me teary eyed just thinking about it all. I'm so thankful for him and all that he does for us.

 (Always selfies, because I hate asking people to take pictures)

Last Saturday was a pretty perfect fall day here in Texas. I got to wear a chambray with leggings and a scarf to grab coffee with a friend in the morning, have a lazy afternoon nap with my husband, tailgate comfortably (the temperature didn't go above 70 all day!), and watch A&M kick some football booty from the couch. It was overcast and drizzly all day; the funny thing about that kind of weather is that is when I feel most alive. Granted, our falls/winters are pretty short here in Texas so I don't really remember the feeling of having "winter blues" too much anymore from when I lived up north. I'm sure I'd start to feel a little bummed out by January if I was constantly surrounded by snow and ice.

Of course, the humidity and temperature levels shot right back up the next day...but it's supposed to be rainy on and off for the rest of the week and I'm pretty pumped for that forecast.

One of the things we want to do before Zoe arrives is get some landscaping taken care of. We moved into our new home in the middle of summer and arrived to an overgrown front garden of foundation shrubs and two completely dead oak trees. We yanked up the trees and put down some sod as a placeholder. Yesterday, we headed out to a nursery to buy some new replacement trees -- plum trees! Even though Mexican plum trees are supposed to absolutely thrive in our area, every single store we asked didn't seem to have any idea what we were talking about. In the end, we ended up picking out two Japanese varieties that should help one another out pollination-wise. We also picked out some new plants for our front flower bed. Another goal is to build a couple of raised beds in the backyard (where not a single plant can be found) to grow some veggies, but we might have to wait on that.

Before you go, here are some of my favorites as of late:

This book. I snatched it up when it was on sale a few weeks ago through Amazon and couldn't put it down. I'm the type of "decorator" who has a hard time making a decision and usually ends up sticking to neutrals and putting off a project for fear that it won't turn out right and this book was a great kick in the pants.

This music, if you're feeling house-y: 1, 2.

Boots, boots, boots! (Not to be confused with this)

This blog.

This for sweet-tooth snacking.

Butternut squash EVERYTHING. But this was the best thing I've made with it in forever.

Finding this ball of fur looking guilty:

Okay, now you tell me your current favorites and what you've been up to lately. And, GO!


  1. Your Saturday sounds wonderful! I've never been to Texas but for some reason I thought it was just always 100+ degrees up in der.

  2. I've been dreaming about boots too! I got one pair of ankle booties last year, and I'm definitely expanding my collection this year.