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Life Lately

I know I’ve been a little absent from my blog lately!

In the past few months, my full time job became a little more hectic and a lot more stressful. However, I’m working on a few things, and planning on blogging full time in the near future.
In fact, I’m pretty excited about several things that are coming together. Stay tuned!

But for right now (and for the next few weeks), my posts will be very few and far between!
So, for those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, i thought i’d write a “life lately” post via my steady flow of Instagram pictures.

We have been slowly and steadily working on finishing up our home. And by finishing? I mean that I am aware we will never be “finished”. But I do feel as though things are finally all in place.  In fact, I love it around here right now. I just want to stay inside all day and enjoy it!

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Comforter: Target photo 1

Pillows: Ikea
Shelf: West Elm

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Canister Set: Target

photo 3 copy 2 Mirror: Ikea
Lamp: Ikea

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Stoneware Vase: Target
Lamp: Bushwick Hardware

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Polka Dot Vase: Target
Peacock Chair: Thrifted
Throw: Target

We have also been soaking up the last few days of summer weather here in Texas. Which, ironically, seems to be following us deep into Fall. I can’t tell you how upset that makes me. I can, however, be happy that we still get to take Penny on long, barefoot walks to the park every day after work. I can’t really complain about that.

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She also enjoys the comforts of home. And claiming chairs as her own.

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We have been decorating for Fall and enjoying lazy nights at home, watching our favorite Fall TV shows while yummy smelling candles burn.

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This candle smells SO incredible. All of the scents are just wonderful, but this one smells just like a Christmas tree! Check them all out on Sydney Hale Co.

And, of course, I have been on a baking spree.
I love when the chilly nights blow in. It makes me want to wake up early and bake pumpkin flavored things. My go-to’s have been cinnamon rolls and pumpkin bread.
I can’t stop. I won’t stop. I will, however, increase my running routine to offset said delicious baked treats. That’s fair, no?

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(I will have to post a recipe for these delicious gems, soon. PUMPKIN cinnamon rolls!)

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Oh, and that’s my handsome husband. Just because he’s cute.

Pants: Target
Shoes: Target
Shirt: Gap
Jacket: Banana Republic

Casual

Wednesdays seem to always come out of nowhere and totally take me by surprise. In a good way and a bad way, I suppose.  I’m always thinking of all the things I still have left to do in the week, but also thinking of the fact that it’s almost the weekend.

On Sunday of last week, Chad and I decided to do a little kitchen renovation. It’s hard to believe we’ve already been living in our new home for 10 months! We’ve done so much in that amount of time, and it feels as though we are almost finished.  When we started our renovations last October, everything happened so quickly!  We took down walls, we sanded, we ripped down wallpaper. The whole nine yards.  I think we were just so eager to get all that ugly wallpaper down and a fresh coat of white paint up, that we didn’t really think about what we truly “wanted” each room to look like. So over the past several months, we’ve been able to transform each room into something we both desire.  And on that note, for some reason, our kitchen had been bothering me for the past few months. Something just didn’t feel right.  (It could have been the fact that we hadn’t even really finished painting it, so all of the edges and corners were still a hideous yellow color!)  We mulled it over, and decided to do pine tongue and groove plank paneling (which is actually original to several of the houses here on the historical square).  We have been working from after 5pm until almost 10pm every night since Sunday, and I’m getting so excited!  I love the way it has turned out, and can’t wait to share it with y’all!  I am so, so ready to be done with all of these house projects!

We did, however, get the chance to enjoy a little weekend break and go on a double date with some friends.  Who, by the way,  just closed on a house and are moving to historical Mckinney.  They will be just a hop, skip and jump away.  We couldn’t be more excited.  You know when you meet those friends you just wouldn’t mind sharing life with?  Yep, they fit the mold.  We are seriously beyond thrilled.  I’ve been doing little happy dances all week.

For casual date nights, especially on these hot summer days, I have loved pulling out these shorts. They are seriously some of the most comfortable shorts I have ever purchased. Also, if you don’t have one yet? You must go purchase a piko shirt from Riffraff. They have a million different styles, and they are quite literally the coziest tee you will own.  They are stretchy, soft and could easily moonlight as pajamas.  Also!  Don’t forget, if you use the code “signeroo” at checkout, you get 10% off your order!

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Piko Top: c/o Riffraff
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: c/o Riffraff
Bag: c/o Lulu*s
Necklace: c/o Moorea Seal

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I must admit, I was pretty bummed to have to roll out of bed for work this morning.
Chad pokes fun at me, because I still hold out hope for snow days.
We went to bed thinking that we just might have a snow day, so of course, I was up at all hours of the night checking the weather and peeking out the blinds.
I’m serious.
It’s a problem.
My kids are going to love me one day, though, when I am as giddy as they are over a snow day.

Sadly, no snow. So, here I am at work.
Fortunately, I had just the thing to wear for this unfortunate situation.
My friend Meg (who is seriously amazing in every way and who I have mentioned before here), also has a little side business called Arsenic & Lace.  I love her t-shirts and especially love this sweatshirt. And, really, I love her too. You should definitely follow her on Instagram and all things social media. She is doing some amazing things with that big heart of hers!

With all of that being said, I’m going to let my sweatshirt do the talking today.

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Coat: Gap
Sweatshirt: c/o Arsenic & Lace
Jeans: Gap
Headband: c/o Monroe & Harlow
Necklace: c/o Chain Crochet

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Also, psst! This amazing, one of a kind Chain Crochet necklace?
It is a part of a wonderful giveaway that will be up on the blog this week.
So if you want a unique piece like this one, you should definitely keep an eye open!

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Okay, one more thing. If you love hair accessories as much as I do? You definitely need to check out Monroe & Harlow.  I absolutely love the celtic knot headband that I’m wearing today, but she also has a variety of so many cute styles!  Not to mention her baby headbands.
Don’t even get me started.

Friday, I’m in Love

This week has just been so long.
It’s Friday, which means date night.
We are going on a double date to see the movie “Gravity” and then have drinks after.
I couldn’t be more excited about that.
Something about winding down after a stressful week.

Friday, i’m in Iove.

Dress: c/o Savoir Faire
Shoes: Forever 21
Necklace: c/o Riffraff