Thursday, November 20, 2014

Loving Banana Right Now...

So I've been really into all things Banana Republic lately. It seems like they are ALWAYS offering 40% off. Today, all sweaters were 50% off and all pants were 40% off! I hate getting emails from stores everyday, but Banana is one that actually offers you something. So sign up to receive their emails and NEVER pay full price!
Happy shopping!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! It was freezing here...thanks Polar Vortex. Last week we had a few of our friends over for a nice cozy night in...beef bourguignon and vino. Friday night we headed over to El Patio for "kids night." Nice little set's where parents go on a Friday night to grab some margaritas and queso while they can let their kids run wild and be entertained by a mariachi band...we were obvs huge fans! On Saturday, BS woke up at 2:30am to go duck hunting so baby Jack and I had a leisurely morning and then grabbed lunch with LG, LGG & MG. That night BS brought home his duck and we cooked it up on Sunday. Below are a few pics from the weekend!

A simple table

Dinner with great friends

Friday night at El Patio

Lunch with Baby Lilly

BS duck hunting

The boys

BS's duck. Marinated in Briannas Vinaigrette for 24 hours

Sear duck 4min on each side

Well done BS!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's that Smell?

Well, we are getting into the holiday season and I love when my home smells amazing!
It makes you feel cozy, comfortable and content. Last year I was at my best friend MBO's parents home and her mom DB had a pot on the stove simmering and the smell was incredible! I asked what the little concoction was and she said mulling spices. So the next weekend I went out and got some! You can add anything you want to your mulling spices. I add 1 apple, some nutmeg, a splash of vanilla and a little cinnamon, add either water or apple cider and simmer on your stove and instantly your home smells like Christmas! Another favorite is rosemary, peppermint extract and lemon. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! It was beautiful weather here in H-town this weekend so we spent most of it outside...eating :) Saturday morning we ran errands and then had a leisurely lunch at Brasserie 19. Sunday we took the little man to Memorial Park and had lunch at Beck's Prime. It's on a golf course so there was lots of activity and plenty of room for Jack to run around. Below are a few pics from our weekend!

My boys in their Saturday plaid!

Handsome husband

A little taste of home! (Riptide Oysters)

Yummy Nicoise Salad


Sunday in his sailboat sweater!

Off to Memorial Park!


Ending the weekend with some yummy sushi and a little Sons of Anarchy

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CW & PM...Happily Ever After

Hey Everyone! We are back from an amazing weekend in Georgia, celebrating our good friends CW & PM nuptials. It was a beautiful day full of love, great friends, delicious food and awesome music. Below are a few pics from the beautiful weekend.

And we're off! Can't wait to see everyone!

The Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Boys played a little pre-wedding golf

So we had a little fun with the golf cart

The beautiful heated pool at the spa

It was in the 50's in Georgia so we cozied up in the spa with some hot apple cider

SO & MBO at the ceremony


BS & I

The beautiful tent



The beautiful bride & groom
What a party!