Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cowboy Boots

Who wears cowboy boots around here?  Anyone?

I think I've told you all how I can't wear those cute brown flat boots you all wear with your skinny jeans tucked into them.  My legs are too big.  But I will wear some cowboy boots with my straight jeans over them.  Or I wear my Lilly Travel Pants tucked into them.

I wear the boots year round.  I know that's crazy but I wear them for my construction site visits for work.  Who in their right mind wears $380 boots to get muddy?  Yeah I'm not sure why I do either.  I honestly don't know what else to wear!

These are my favorite ones and I currently have them.  I bought them in 2009 right after my bf at the time and I broke up.  Did any of yall do that?  All my college girls - we'd all buy something after a relationship ended.  Every time before these, it was a Longchamp bag.  This time - the real deal - boots!  They were evidently good luck because Kevin and I finally started dating right after this.  

My boots before this pair were too brown.  This time I was sure to get Tan so I could wear them with brown and black.

And five years later, my boots are just getting started.  I have had them resoled one time.  They are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.  I call them Airport Shoes which means they're the best for a lot of walking.

They'll probably last me a few more years at least.  I am thinking a total of 10 years would be good.  Makes the price not as terrible.  

Getcha some boots, friends!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Austin visits Charlotte

Kevin's Aunt and Uncle (now my Aunt and Uncle too!) were in Charlotte last Wednesday and we got together for dinner at Kevin's parent's club.  He is Kevin's, Mom's, brother!  See some resemblance.  

 They just bought a home in the mountains to vacation in and escape the Austin heat!

I didn't deserve to be in public that night...I looked horrendous.  But family is family and they don't care.

We were thankful for the opportunity for us all to get together!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Simple Weekend

We had a simple little weekend.  

Friday night - fish camp with Kevin's parents.

Saturday - working in the yard.  I made this lil flower bed and spread mulch in the back yard.  Kevin cut the grass and trimmed all of the backyard yard project - trim those massive hollys in the front yard.  This will happen one night this week.  

Well deserved.  We worked hard and it was HOT!  Kevin's buddy Mark came over and we all hung out. 

Then we took Uber to the plaza midwood area to see Brad and Shauna and hang out on their porch.  They have a 3D TV so now of course Kevin wants one!  PS - click here for Shauna's's one you'll want to follow and bookmark.  She posts the best recipes and lots of other things.  She's a real life blogger as I like to call them!  And she actually blogs every week!

Sunday - another trip to Lowes, more mulch, more yard work.  We actually do enjoy yardwork even if it doesn't sound like we do!  

5pm - FlyWheel/FlyBarre sign ups for the week.  Hot commodity!

This morning - a sleepy lil boy!  He played all weekend long!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Goodies

I finally got most of my orders from Nordstrom.  Here are some of the things I love!

Philosophy Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel all in one!  This is truly a steal of a deal and I don't buy this unless I get it at this sale.

Same with this.  I love this scent -- it's soft, calming and lasts all day!  These are also pretty bottles to have in your guest bathroom!
I love Zella workout clothes and have a million pairs of pants and capris, but I didn't have any navy leggings so I got these for the winter mornings of trotting in the dark!  They're so reasonable and hold up well.

I got this Zella headband in black when it was $5.90 but it's sold out and now they are featuring this color.  Honest review - I used it this morning and it wouldn't stay in place like my Sweaty Bands do.  

And lastly, I got the NARS Cheek Palette for $49, usually $73.  I haven't tried this yet but I know I love the bottom left blush...that's my favorite ever so I knew I could justify this purchase.

Heck, I can justify all of the purchases one way or another.  Poor Kevin, ha!  I did get a few other things but I took them back or they are Christmas gifts for people who read my blog.  

What did you guys get?!

Cheers, it's Friday!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wishing Away

I never like to wish seasons away but for some odd reason, I'm really looking forward to cooler evenings, less humid mornings and football season!  On February 13th this year, I really liked the snow.  In the Spring, I really liked the excitement of the farmers market opening and peonies.  Summer brought sundresses and cookouta.  Now I'm ready for pumpkins and that crisp fall air.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Thank you for all of your comments on yesterday's post. Nice to know most of us are in the same boat!

I've been obsessed with Flywheel lately. My friend Tara got me hooked and I like telling everyone I know about it now.  Anyone do Flywheel or any other stadium cycling?  I like burning a lot of calories in 45 minutes. Running doesn't burn this much this quickly.  

Each class I try to get better. Effort is measured by the Total Power number.  One of my favorite parts of Flywheel are the statistics you get on your app the second you leave the class.  I also like that the room is dark so no one can see you panting ha!  

Highly recommend trying a class if you have it in your city!  If you're in Charlotte shoot me an email and let's go together!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I'm becoming anti-social.  I love seeing people and Kevin always says I recharge by being with people.  He recharges by being by himself.  

Lately, I don't want to do anything.  Maybe I'm plain tired of plans.  Maybe I'm tired of being on the go so much.  Maybe I'm tired of traveling.  Maybe I'm over having too many commitments.  I just want to do what we want to do.  I don't want to be kinded into doing stuff.  I don't want to do stuff because I feel like I have to do it.  I just want to be!

Kevin thinks it's funny because I'm becoming more like him.  At least for the time being.  We just go nuts all week at work and it's the last thing we want to do is run run run all weekend.  This past one was perfect...a few things going on, nothing major.  I liked it. 

I'm probably just in a phase.  

Who is going through this right now?