Friday, May 2, 2014

friday favorites, vol. 2

I'm a big fan of telling you about five favorite things on Fridays so I can link up two places with one post. Here are the best parts of my week in a nutshell:

Favorite Day:
Houston seemed like it was going to mostly skip spring and go right to summer this week, since it was 90 and humid on Monday. But, by Wednesday, we got a cool front making it breezy and in the 70s. I stepped out to go grab lunch and decided to walk to the farmer's market instead. I'm so glad I did! It was great to be in the sunshine and away from the computer for an hour and it was the kind of weather that I wish I could bottle and enjoy all year long. I also got a grilled cheese and green tomato sandwich because I needed to eat anyway. It was delicious.

Reflecting pool, vendor tents, skyscrapers, trees, and sky. Best lunch break I've had in a while!

Favorite Night:
My friend Miranda commented on this post that she would hang out with me whenever I wanted to, so I immediately set something up. We went out on Wednesday night for tapas at Mi Luna ($3 sangria and $3 plates, such a good deal!). Then we went to Kendra Scott because they had champagne and cupcakes, and then we went and had ice cream because that was my entire motivation for the evening. The place we went to had bread and butter ice cream that I sampled and well, it tasted like bread and butter. It was so weird but kind of good. I stuck with my favorites there - Cafe Sua Da (Vietnamese coffee) and Nutella with marshmallows in a cone that was still warm.

I wanted a pic of my ice cream so Miranda took one "fashion blogger style" | Pretty necklaces at Kendra Scott, stolen from Miranda's Instagram

Favorite Thing I Learned:
I got to go to a client appreciation lunch for work this week and there was a speaker who was a wardrobe consultant. It was a really cool presentation - she had racks of clothes and suggested how you could pair them, especially at work. She gave a tip that I thought was genius - when you're trying on clothes in the dressing room, lean forward in the mirror to make sure you don't.... spill out. I can't tell you how many times I've bought something and worn it to work, only to realize anyone tall standing over me can see a little too much. I will definitely do that from now on.

Favorite (new) thing about Houston:
I love this mural. I want to take pictures in front of it. Which local friend with a DSLR wants to meet me? I will pay you in coffee or wine or Heights antique store shopping time, your choice.

I stole this off of someone's flikr and don't have an account so I couldn't source it correctly...

Favorite thing I'm excited about:
My nieces are coming to Houston for two weeks at the end of June and I am already excited! They have never stayed that long before, but since they live in Oklahoma now, it's quite the drive to get them here. They're going to be 6 and almost 14 (!!!) so beyond a slumber party at my house, I don't know what to do with them. I'm definitely taking a few days off to hang out, though.

The only thing I have planned for this weekend is adding to our summer wardrobes - Andrew and I both need some new stuff. I also finally found a purse after months of looking for one and it isn't exactly cheap... but I think Bauer wants his mama to have a nice Mother's Day present, don't you?

Linking up with Amanda and for Five on Friday!

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28 comments:

  1. when you have concave bitch tits, you dont have to worry about falling out LOL

    also: yes to the purse. TREAT YO' SELF!!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. Now I want ice cream!! Bread and butter sounds so intriguing I would have definitely wanted to try it. If you have been searching for months then you should just buy the purse!! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  3. so jealous of your weather, and that ice cream. get in ma belleh.

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  4. Bauer totally wants his mom to have an awesome bag.

    The photo of the reflecting pool and Farmer's Market makes me want to go to there. The Farmer's Market in my neighborhood opens in two weeks, I'm so excited.

    Vietnamese coffee, yes please.

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  5. Your posts always make me want to come visit Houston!

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  6. Your posts always make me want to come visit Houston!

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  7. Yes! I'm loving the much cooler Texas weather right now. I'm not looking forward to the hot summers. But I am looking forward to beach trips and tubing. :)

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  8. Duh! Bauer thinks you are a great mommy so obviously you need the purse. And some cute necklaces like the ones picture above too!

    I don't own anything Kendra Scott. Where do they sale it? I love all those colors!

    Ice cream.

    Ice cream.

    Ice cream.

    Oh sorry, I got distracted. Yay for friends!

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  9. GET THE PURSE! I mean, I haven't even seen it, but I fully support your decision anyway. I've found that the purchases that I think about for longer before finally making the splurge are the pieces that I keep forever and love to death! I mean, if you're still thinking about it then you won't get tired of it, right? #logic #laurenhateshashtagsonblogs

    Also, I reallllly want to go find that mural! I've got a DSLR by association. If you can handle me taking outfit pictures there, then I will totally take your pictures there! Plus it's the Heights so obviously we could hit up Zelko and the adorable little shops. Next lady date?!

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  10. Ice cream is totally my motivation for everything in life. #noshame

    What an awesome week! And yes, the weather has been beautiful!!!! Love the mural too! Where is it??

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  11. I could eat grilled cheese everyday!! Warm cone, yum. Obviously the purse is a must!! ;)

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  12. i want to get 3 dollar sangria with you

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  13. I'm so jealous of the nice weather and walk to the farmers market on your lunch!

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  14. I will come take your picture with my DSLR if I can try the bread and butter ice cream while I am there.

    Have fun with your nieces, sometimes I wish I were the cool aunt instead of the mean mamma. :)

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  15. That's an excellent tit tip - but I can't make any promises after $3 sangrias no matter how my clothes fit.

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  16. Hmm I kinda wanna try bread & butter ice cream now... the other 2 sound amazing for sure! Where is that mural??

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  17. I use to live in Houston for a few years. Sometimes I miss it so bad. That mural is so beautiful.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvillelife.com

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  18. Ah yes, the no springtime time. It's full on Spring here. Please hold off on summer until August, Houston. Thanks.
    Where is that mural?! I'm going asap and will bring my DSLR!
    Bauer told Fancy that you totally need the purse. :)

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  19. I want ice cream and necklaces now! I am so conservative at work all my tops come up to my chin lol! Thanks for linking up girl! xoxo

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  20. My family lives in Houston, and I always love going exploring every time I go there. The food, the shopping, EVERYTHING is awesome (but then again, I'm comparing it to Arkansas). ;)

    I found you through the link up! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  21. That mural looks awesome! Where is it? And Bauer totally would want you to have a nice gift! :)

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  22. Soooo jealous that you can walk to a farmers market on your lunch. That's amazing. Now do tell us which handbag you have your eye on???

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  23. So awesome that your nieces are coming! Being an Aunt is the best, isn't it?! :) I snuck one my nieces pie on Easter when my sister wasn't looking and told her it was our little secret. :)

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  24. Great pictures! I have always wanted to visit Houston!

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  25. let's go take pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. I definitely need a wardrobe consultant!

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  27. Great pictures!! I'm going to be in Houston in like 8 days so this got me all excited!!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  28. Just say yes to the purse. :) And that lunch break sounds fantastic! I wish we had a farmer's market that was open on weekdays and that was close enough to walk to from my office.

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