Monday, December 24, 2012
Here are a few of my holiday favorites. Happy Christmas Eve!
all images belong to Design Seeds
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
I spent my weekend writing Christmas cards and watching Love Actually. It's a favorite holiday movie of mine. Also, the opening quote spoken by Hugh Grant is always inspiring to me, and it helps me feel hope. Otherwise, we mostly laid-low knowing that this next weekend would be so busy with Christmas.
We did get out of the house to run a few errands though, and Elton came along for the ride. He is only now learning the thrill of sticking his head out the window, which is hilarious. I think he was supposed to have figured it out long before he was three, but it never appealed to him before. The hilarious part is that he is so excited anytime he has the opportunity to have his ears flap in the wind, yet he is so hesitant to fully commit to the idea. I really don't blame him for being cautious, because he is so poorly balanced with his huge head. I always keep a gentle hold on him whenever he gets brave enough to try it. However, sometimes I have to snap a photo as well; it's just so cute how he rests his chin on the window ledge for balance. The first few times I thought maybe he couldn't really reach past the ledge, but then I realized he ducks down and sets his chin on the ledge no matter what. It's sort of like a kid holding onto the wall the first time they try out roller skates.
ps- His foot is only up because I set it there trying to encourage him to stand up a bit.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
|Helen Hunt photographed by Tiereny Gearon for the NY Times|
Friday night we went to Ryno's holiday party, which was on a rooftop downtown. It was a lot of fun to visit with his co-workers and see a new spot in the city. Then yesterday we had some friends over. They have a sweet Boston Terrier too, so the pups got to play and wear each other out. It was pretty hilarious!
Friday, December 7, 2012
I'm going easy and classic with Joni Mitchell today, which was inspired by a favorite holiday movie of mine, Love Actually.
I love her [Joni Mitchell] and true love lasts a lifetime.
Joni Mitchell is the woman who taught your cold English wife how to feel. — Karen, Love Actually
Thursday, December 6, 2012
He wondered into our yard after lunch, and Ryno said he came right up to him. Since he didn't have a name or number on his collar, we had to walk door to door asking neighbors if they recognized him. He was really well-trained and super friendly, however, none of our neighbors had ever seen him. We decided to leave our block to try another street. We were standing on the side of the road trying to decide where to go next when a woman shouted out her car window that it was her pup. We were glad to help reunite the owner and her dog. However, what we didn't say but wish we had was that a name tag would have helped get him home much sooner.
In the spirit of useful dog accessories I thought I would share a collar we just ordered for Elton, and the style of name tag we use for him.
|see scout sleep|
Monday, December 3, 2012
Saturday night we went to see David Bazan at The Parish. It was a great show, and Ryno really enjoyed seeing his favorite artist play. I did sit for some of the show, which is why the photo I have is behind the sound engineer's box.
I hope to be here more consistently again, now that I'm back in town. Sorry for the spotty sharing lately.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Before the trip home, I was in Tennessee for work. While I was there a few friends and I stopped by Imogene and Willie, the denim brand based in Nashville. The store was fantastic, and everyone was so friendly and helpful. The best part is that they tailor your jeans while you wait. It's definitely a fun spot to visit if you find yourself in Nashville.
|ps- I bought the green bowls..love!|
|imogene & willie|
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I've been away on a work trip, and now I'm enjoying being home with family. I hope you are enjoying your holiday too whether you are celebrating with family or friends. I'll start posting again on Monday. Until then I'm off to have some turkey.
Photo via monkeyandsquirrel
Monday, November 12, 2012
|ryno and brad|
Friday, November 9, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
|Obama bumper stickers made in the USA|
Monday, November 5, 2012
Check out Elton's little backpack we bought him for hiking. He carried his own snacks; it was adorable and he didn't mind it at all.
After our hike, we went to find lunch in Smithville, TX. The barbecue place we wanted to try was closed, so we headed to downtown Bastrop. Smithville is the town where Hope Floats was filmed. I LOVE Hope Floats, and I've been wanting to visit Smithville since we moved to Austin. It was very cute!
Friday, November 2, 2012
ps- I also like this live performance of "When I Light Your Darkened Door"
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
It was so nice this weekend with some cooler air pushing through. A couple years ago Elton outgrew his Winter coat, so this Fall I decided we would need to upgrade his outerwear. Yes, I bought him a hoodie! Surprisingly, he doesn't hate it. He did look a little perturbed when I snapped a photo of him in it. Also, not only is there a hood, but it has a pocket on his back. Doesn't he look like a young adult?
Friday, October 19, 2012
ps- favorite lines:
"There is a piece of Maria in every song that I sing"
"When I see you a blanket of stars covers me in my bed"
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|F. Scott Fitzgerald: source|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Greek Yogurt Dip via Jayesel
|photo via jaysel|
Honey Yogurt Berry Pops via joylicious
|photo via joylicious|
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
|Lisa & me in Italy during college|
Our friends Lisa & Robby were visiting us in Austin this weekend from Houston. Lisa and I met when we studied abroad in college. We also road-tripped to watch Georgia Tech play in the Final Four in San Antonio. After that we lived together for a little over a year in North Carolina. We've been all over the country and most of Europe together, and now we are both in Texas together. It's been so much fun having them so close to us, even though we don't get together quite as often as we would like.
Our Monique Lhullier session...
Friday, October 12, 2012
I've been wanting to share The Band Perry for awhile. I like their music, but I was looking for a video that was a little more toned down. I think this cut of "All Your Life" is simple and well made. Hope you enjoy and have a lovely weekend!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Belgian hot chocolate to be exact...
At the end of last week I noticed I wasn't feeling up to my best and by the weekend I was completely under the weather. I missed work yesterday and fought through it today. Therefore, I don't have much to share from our weekend. Ryno cheered for his beloved Reds during their two games against the Giants this weekend, and I either slept or watched rom-coms.
As for the hot chocolate, it's one of two things I want when I'm ill, the other is grilled cheese. I requested both from Ryno this weekend, and I found this recipe for Belgian hot chocolate that he (very sweetly) made for me. I know for certain hot chocolate is not the healthiest thing to have when your sick, but to me it's a fun treat and the warm milk soothes my throat. What do you love when you're not feeling your best?
Wednesday, October 3, 2012