Wednesday, November 28, 2012


What I'm loving today:
I am loving that my awesome friends came to visit me over Thanksgiving break!
Travis was in my 1st grade class, in 2nd grade he stole my favorite pencil, in middle shool we listened to Blink 182, and in high school we lived down the street from each other. And now he lives in Nashville playing the drums & touring.

Timothy and I met in 3rd grade, we went to Astroworld together all the time, in 9th grade he went to St.Thomas high school & we went to homecoming, and in college we went to UT football games. and now he lives in L.A. auditioning and getting famous.

such awesome surprises in the same day.
I am loving this amazing drink I had the other night:
 I am loving this "grown-up lunchable" from Starbucks:
and these quotes:

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

red eye

I went out the other night.
That is a BIG deal.
I had eaten way too much on Thanksgiving, worked 10:30-9 on Black Friday
(which was extra busy), and then had a 10:30-9 work day the next day.
I was impressed that I was up for it, but I miss my friends & it had been too long since we had all hung out. plus it was sort of Preston's birthday.
Of course I wanted to take pictures.
and for some reason the flash was ON the whole time.
what a waste.


fun night, love them all!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

hot chocolate

So I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in less than a month!
Me, the other bridesmaids, and my mom threw a couples shower a few weekends ago.
There was a lot going on with it:
-1. There was the potential for lots of people to show up.
-2. It was mixed company.
-3. There would be lots of children.
-4. It was outside.
It was a come and go kind of party so we decided on a
Thanks pinterest.

(I personally think it looked cuter in person,
the trees had more tissue poms & banners)
Their color is horizon blue, so we sort of went with that, but threw in some burlap & champagne color.
The hot chocolate was perfect bc it gave people something to do, the kids loved it, and it is an inexpensive treat.
The girls in the wedding party & the bride:
Brittni bought us pearls for our gift & wrapped them so cute ;)
fun, fun.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


If you know anything about me, you know that I
love it.

I don't claim to know everything about it.
it's not about stats and all that to me.
it's about winning. and being so nervous/anxious. and the clock running out. and penalty flags. and yelling at the tv. and hugging complete strangers, because they too, love the game.
So Sunday my mom got tickets to see the Texans play.
and it was one of those games...
interceptions, missed field goals, bad calls, missed catches, turnovers, and OVERTIME.
and then a tie in overtime.
and finally we WON!
crazy game to be at in person.

and then I went home & watched the Steelers.
...I am beyond bummed.
I was pretty sure we were going to lose.
but I am sick of all the INJURIES!!
Ready for Thanksgiving & more football!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Hola Pals!
Happy Friday,
usually Fridays are more hours/more work and busy weekends.
That is very true for this weekend, but I have lots o fun planned also. can't wait!
omg. I am eating the BEST salad ever as I write this post:
It is perfect!
get it @ Raffa's  .
Let's fill in some blanks with Lauren:

1. My best quality is that I care. Like genuinely care what is going on with other people and their lives .

2. One of my less flattering qualities is that I am super messy and scatter brained. I am just an unorganized spaz from the outside. I get me & I know where everything is, but I stress out my friends and family    .

3. I'd rather be    on a beach or floating the river in the sunshine.

4. Something I have been challenged with lately is    eating healthy
: [ cleaning & keeping up with laundry.

5. I am looking forward to  I don't really have a specific event or time, just looking forward to everyday stuff & busy Christmas season at work!

6. A super random factoid about me is    my friends & I got tattoos of Texas on the bottom of our big toes. They eventually rubbed off, but I still have two little dots and every time I get a pedicure they try and rub it off!
mine is the middle foot lol

7. I want to  be happy. always! and lose like 10lbs lol
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Egotistical Post for sure.

I care about me sometimes. obviously... I write a blog.
this post already sounds super egotistical, so I will just keep it going with:
What I Wore Last Week/This Week.
yep, a week of my outfits.
I saw another blogger do this and I thought it was pretty cool.
plus I can post 7 mirror pics on my blog, but not facebook...
that would be excessive! : ]
I LOVE this top from my store so very much!
(it's Sold Out now)
and my 3 year old AE jeans.
 This dress is actually too tight, but I like it a lot & so I still wore it. ha.

Second longest day of my life. I don't know why, but lately Fridays are killing me.
I also wore the same Target sandals for the 3rd day in a row. so fashionable ; ]
I wore my very favorite !iT Jeans.
and this studded top is cute, but gave me horrible static.

You know I wore a jersey.
and Steelers didn't play, so I went with my Texans.
I didn't wear clothes.
I didn't work so you don't get an awesome mirror pic : [
It obviously got cold from Sunday lol
cold=leggings & boots
...and a horribly unhappy face?
I wore my favorite jeans again & my new black flats. love them.
I actually fixed my hair too!
Ps. you can see the Christmas tree in the back. It is up!
Sick of looking at pics of me yet?!
me too.
Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

real life.

 real life is:

The Steelers barely pulled off that W last night against the Chiefs.
Big Ben better get healthy. and FAST!

real life is:

I did not get out of bed until after 9am this morning...
I really can't tell you how much I don't like to be cold.
the winter makes it almost impossible to get out of bed & to get out of the shower.
real life is:
omg is that ring not the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?!
I know she is ridiculously excited... but I am probably almost as excited.
seriously, so much happiness! I cannot even wait!!
and her fiancee is pretty cool too.
In all seriousness, they are adorable and this wedding is going to be ridiculously full of love, fun, beer... and Aggie crap.
Happy Tuesday!
I hope this week flies by bc I actually have a fun filled weekend ahead!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

bridal shower

Hey, Hey Wednesday!

What I am Loving Wednesday:

I am loving that is is New Arrival Wednesday @ work & I have SO MANY cute new clothes!

I am loving that the election is OVER.
I hate mass chaos and controversy. It makes the people pleaser in me go crazy!

I am loving that I am starting to put my Christmas decor out at the store tonight!
(I know it is early, but it is retail lol)

I am loving that the weather is perfect.

I am loving that the Steelers, Texans, and UT won this weekend... we don't really need to mention UH, but hopefully they win their homecoming game this weekend.

 I am also loving that I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in December!
we had the first bridal shower this past weekend,
her mother-in-law & friend of the family  did such a cute job.
It was a tea party at a little tea room.

how cute was the food/decor?!

bride, maid of honor, & bridesmaids:

and then we had a "bridesmaids" photo shoot.
ps. I may or may not have "lost" my bridesmaids sash while moving from my old office to my boutique.
I wasn't just left out of the sash club.
the good:
the bad:
& the ugly:

a little over a month until the "BIG DAY"