Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Evening Walks

Happy November!  Temperatures have finally started to drop and we're now able to spend more than five minutes outside without getting attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. Oh, happy day! 
Of course the gorgeous weather won't last long, and it will be negative twelve degrees in no time, so until then we take full advantage with long walks.  Is there anything better than that? I think not.     

 
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

Happy Fall, Y'all!  

Over the past several months, I've really lost my interest in blogging, but like clock work my love re-ignites once the temperatures start to drop.  I think it has something to do with all of the fun things fall has to bring.  Like Halloween.  And let's just say it...when you have a kid as cute as mine, pictures have to be shared.  

This Halloween was so much better than last year.  Not only was I able to get her off the porch, but she rocked her cupcake costume!   
 
 
   

I told you she was cute.  We went to our church's fall festival and we all had such a great time!  Mila got enough candy to last a year, but somehow she managed to eat it on the way home.  Maybe that has something to do with her tummy bug today?  Who knows. 

Anyway, Halloween was a great way to kick off our holiday season and I can't wait to see what the rest of our year has to offer!















Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Viva Las Vegas

 Last week Ryan had a business trip in Las Vegas so naturally I tagged along for a little Sin City fun.  Since it was after all a business trip I took on Vegas solo for the first few days.  I always enjoy taking a mini vacation by myself, I love being able to do the things Ryan wouldn't want to do...you know, like going to the spa!  Which is exactly what I did the first day, and it was uh-mazing.  There's something about spending hours alone in eucalyptus steam rooms, amazing pools and a massage that just makes a girl feel like new.  

no spa day is complete without a cliche spa picture.....judge me hard. 

Once the second day rolled around I decided to explore the strip, enjoy some food and check out the thrill rides on top of the Stratosphere.  And let me just say, I had the best time.  Nothing will wake you up like riding a roller coaster off the edge of the Stratosphere.  


 
 
Once the gentleman was done with his business stuff we explored the strip, saw the show "Rock of Ages" (which is a must see) and checked out Freemont Street. 

watching the water show at the Bellagio. 

 
Gondola rides at the Venetian.  

 
Photo Op on the Strip. 

Rock of Ages. 

 
Dinner at the Heart Attack Grill....That burger was 9,982 calories of pure awesome. 


Robert, Ryan and Jack. The three best friends that anyone could have.  (the best impersonators)

We had the best time in Vegas, and an even better time winning some dolla dolla bills, y'all! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Iced Coffee + Coke = Best Drink Ever

 Guys, I'm about to rock your world.  

 A few weeks ago I stopped by a local coffee shop for a little pick me up.  I was looking at the menu and decided to try something new, iced coffee and coke.  Ummm...what?  Those are most definitely two of my favorite things and you're telling me I can get them together?  Get in my mouth. Once my drink came, I instantly fell in love and knew I had to make it at home. 

Here's how I do it:


When I first tried making this, I made the mistake of using a snicker-doodle coffee.  Gross.  You definitely want to avoid any flavored coffees and stick with a more traditional medium roast.  I like to keep cold brew coffee on standby at all times so I just brew my favorite blend, pour it in a growler and throw it in the fridge (once it's cooled of course....I'm sure you knew that though). 


Side note:  If you're making iced coffee and not making coffee ice cubes, then you're missing out.  Pour some coffee in an ice tray and you're golden.


Now pop open a can of coke, pour some into a glass of iced coffee and enjoyFor this part I always measure by taste but it's usually something like equal parts coffee and coke....or something like that.  
 
 
Go give this drink a try and tell me it's not your new favorite.  It tastes like coke but has an underlying kick of coffee.  It's refreshing, addicting and totally delicious.  Plus, the extra caffeine gives you a little extra pep in your step.  What's not to love? 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mila's Big Girl Bed Transition


I knew the day would come when we would transition Mila to her toddler bed and I knew that day would come sooner rather than later.  Home-girl loves climbing and jumping on everything.   
 Now, I'm sure you get where I'm going with this, but I'll say it anyway....that day has finally happened.  Last week I put Mila in her crib like normal, she cried for a few minutes like normal, then I hear a loud bang NOT like normal.  I run to her room and see her standing by the door asking to "watch Olaf".  Nothing will give you a heart attack quite like your two year old jumping out of their crib.  

I'm not sure how I thought the transition process would go, but it hasn't been too terrible.  She's still not sure about going to bed so I've been laying in her room until she falls asleep and she's been waking up about once in the night.  I'm sure she'll love her bed in no time, especially once she realizes she can freely get down and play.   


 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summertime Fun

Well hello little blog of mine, long time no see.  
Today I wanted to sit down and share a few pictures of our summer, ironically the temps are in the sixties, it feels like fall and I'm burning pumpkin spice candles.  Too much?  

Back to the topic at hand.  
I've always loved summer, and sun, and all things hot (hello, Frozen)  but my goodness.  The heat here in Texas is no joke, so needless to say we haven't spent a ton of time outdoors, but that hasn't stopped us from having fun.  

bringing home our new kitty, Mr.Myagi...she's a girl.



So far we've had the best summer (a little wine makes it that much better) and I can't wait to see what else it has in store. Hopefully more cool temps, but I'm sure that's asking for too much. 



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Patio Inspiration

The weather here in Texas has been uh-mazing.  You know, the kind of weather that makes you want to stay outside all day.  Our current patio on the other hand, will send you running straight back inside!  Yikes.  I know this problem could be easily fixed by a quick trip to Lowe's, but gosh, I'm so lazy sometimes.  So until then, here are a few of my favorite patio inspirations. 

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