Monday, June 6, 2011


Evie & Jaycee

Happy Anna

Berkley & Anna

Evie & Cooper

This weekend we made a little day trip to the beach in Gavelston. It's about a 45 min. drive from Houston. It was such a nice treat. Evie LOVED it. (Ps. Doesn't she look so grown up in these pictures?) We will definitely be going back. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011



Today we met Sister Mandi and kids at The Woodlands Waterway District. She was telling me about her amazing experience there earlier this week and I was so excited to check it out. 

We grabbed lunch at the Hubbell & Hudson Market and checked out all the fun goodies they had. We went on and on strolling and talking about how we loved the market and how good it felt to be in there and how we wished it could be our regular place of shopping.

We took our lunch down to the splash pad just a few steps away and had a picnic while watching the kids play in the water. Our sandwiches were phenomenal. I chose the chicken goat cheese sandwich with carmelized onions, roasted red peppers and walnuts, and let me tell you...that sandwich will be frequenting my dreams!

It was such a lovely time with even lovelier company.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


 Here's a few snippets of my place here in Houston. The apartments come furnished so it's important to me that I put in as many personal touches as I can while still being minimal.

Left: Some Anthropologie zinc letter look-alikes I made for about $7 total.
Top: An awesome thrifted cross stitch that was meant to be a gift but never got mailed out...Sorry CoCo (I'm attached now.) Plus some thrifted jars with giant safety pins and Billy Bob flowers (Thanks Angela-they're still being loved.) Plus an Ikea plant.
Bottom: A cross stitch my mom made when she was young. Plus a vintage owl, either terracotta or ceramic, that belonged to my late grandma. I think we had a lot in common. Wish I could have really known her! Plus another Ikea plant and pinch pot that holds a yarn puff instead of salt;)

Top: Yarn puff flowers I made and put in my two favorite jars, which were 25 cents each.
Middle: Books and some frames acting as book ends.
Bottom: A scrabble art piece I made Boyd for Valentines day one year.
Right: Ikea succulents in some pretty metal vases. (Ikea has the cheapest succulents I've been able to find- $2.99 each.)