i don’t know about you, but my allergies are having a hey-day this season. i’m talking itchy, runny nose, puffy eyes… the works. i’ve given up on wearing my contacts (and eye makeup in general) and just opted for my glasses instead. it’s been… rough. as miserable as i am, i have the strongest urge to just pack a picnic and head outside. (cue allergy explosion.) since that’s obviously not going to happen, let’s go on an online picnic, shall we? Continue reading
ever have one of those days where it feels like everything is going wrong? i must confess, when this happens to me… i start to expect more bad things to happen. i have to get out of this habit. immediately.
in other news, mark and i are becoming dallasites in less than a month! we’re moving into our new place in oak cliff on june 12 and well, it’s finally happening. i feel that denton has become such a negative place for me, and as much as i have enjoyed it in the past, it’s just time to move on. as scary as that first big step is, it’s just necessary.
how’s your monday going?
while i’m not too big on drinking, these bar carts and glassware are definitely putting me in the mood to have a little drink corner in our apartment. while my bar tending days are behind me, i do sometimes get the urge to whip up a mojito (didn’t feel that way when i was tending bar!) and get some friends together for some impromptu margaritas. here’s some of my home bar inspiration… Continue reading
since we’re moving in less than a month(!) i’m already planning out how to decorate our new place, starting with the kitchen. it may be an odd place to start, but since i’ve never really had a new kitchen of my own, it’s the room that i’m the most excited about. i want to be a cooking pro, so naturally, if i make the kitchen as pretty and welcoming as possible, it’s a strong possibility that i will want to spend more time there. (see how this works?) and how am i going to do that, you may ask? well… i have a few ideas:
shop the look: 1. italy pesto and cuchina set by anek, 2. ice popping bottles opener by modcloth, 3. white noise bowl by nannie inez, 4. water pitcher by kate spade saturday, 5. cloud bread board by snug studio
are there any kitchen pieces that you’re currently coveting? what’s your favorite piece in your kitchen?
i’ve been looking to mix it up a little with my iphone cases. after a tortoiseshell case and a hologram case, i’ve decided that color is key. are you looking to expand your phone’s closet?
what is your phone currently wearing?
while i may be working today (and every other cinco de mayo i can remember!), i’ll still be celebrating on the blog today. and who knows, maybe i’ll find a margarita in my hand after work… as for all of you lucky ducks that are out enjoying yourselves, i have a quick adult guide:
shop these items: 1. mexican blanket derby oxford shoes by goodbye folk 2. crystal pinata-gold by confetti system, 3. the small weekender bag by kate spade saturday, 4. geranium nail lacquer by essie.
how are you celebrating cinco de mayo?
finding a new place for mark and i has been a lot more stressful than i thought. we had decided on fort worth for a short time last year, but when i decided that law school wasn’t a road that i wanted to go down, we set our sights to dallas. it turns out that finding a good place in dallas is pretty difficult, just like other larger cities, i suppose. Continue reading
we had an eventful saturday. after going to look at our first dallas apartment (wasn’t really for us, so we passed), we headed over to the taco fest in deep ellum, and then (after stuffing our faces) headed over to good records for record store day.
i am a bit obsessed with these blankets… i will definitely have to invest in a few for the new home. they’re just so happy looking, don’t you think?
the event was sponsored by topo chico, which meant we ended up drinking about three of them and burping all day.
we ended up trying some brisket, barbacoa, chicken with goat cheese and bacon, and al pastor. unfortunately, a lot of the vendors’ generators weren’t working, so they were left with no electricity. no electricity = no tacos. sad day. hopefully we will be able to try more next year. oh, i also met a burro:
burro: hey allison, i’m cute. why did they stick me next to the porta-potties?
me: i have no idea, cute burro.
how was your weekend?
i’m pretty excited to get the moving process going, you guys. my OCD senses have started to take over, resulting in a couple of secret pinterest boards and many (many) new additions to my home board. i’m already window-shopping for fun additions to the home. i’m just so excited for mark and i to get our first place together. while we haven’t found our place quite yet, i do have a few must-haves: lots of windows, hardwood floors… and plants. lots and lots of plants. here’s what’s currently inspiring me to get a lease signed… Continue reading
happy friday, everyone! it’s been such an eventful (and tragic) week… i don’t really know what to say about all of it. i’m sending out positive vibes to the people of boston and west. when we stop to think about it, our problems and set-backs are all so insignificant, compared to the problems and tragedies of others. just something to chew on…
anyway. i’m hoping this weekend will start to look up and bring a slower news week. tomorrow, mark and i are going to look at a few properties in dallas… i’m crossing my fingers that we find something good. it’s also record store day AND the north texas taco fest tomorrow. it’s gonna be a long… taco-filled day. :)
have a great weekend!
oh and ps, don’t forget to stop by lovelyish and say hello. :)