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A trip to Austin, y’all



Austin has long been high on my list of must-see places and after spending 5 days there over New Year’s, it’s definitely one of my favorite cities. People have always told me that I would love it, and they were right. So many vintage stores, amazing food trucks and restaurants, a river through the center, people watching, and unique neighborhoods. Plus it’s a type-lover’s paradise! So many photogenic signs.

Some of our closest friends we met while they were biology PHD students here in Arizona. Over the past few years, they’ve gotten professor positions and are now spread out around the country. Some of them had a conference in Austin right after New Year’s and it was decided that it would be the perfect time for a reunion. As much as seeing the city was amazing, nothing could beat catching up with great friends!!

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I sure do miss seeing these guys on a regular basis and I wish that so many of my closest friends didn’t live so far away! But it’s also great to know that some friendships are built to stand the test of time and distance, and it’s worth every ounce of effort to stay in touch and plan visits!

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Weekend Snapshots- aka cuteness overload


Oh man, did I enjoy this long weekend! It was my first time in a loooong time that I wasn’t working in restaurants and actually got to have the whole 4 day holiday weekend off. It started with me leaving work early on Wednesday due to some family scariness, but everything is a-okay now.

On to the good- I got the Etsy shop up and running (thank you so much for the tweets, comments, and messages!!!) and my best friend is in town from Italy for a few weeks so I finally got to meet her perfect daughter (how cute is this mohawk???!).



The past 5 years a couple of our friends have come over for Thanksgiving and this year their dog kept insisting it wasn’t too cold to swim, although she would just quickly jump in and then shake the water all over us :)

Our littlest cat is such an Arizona native! Our house is about 70º right now but she is cold as can be. We keep catching her burrowed under the blankets, smashed up against the other cat, or standing in a beam of sunlight from a window- it’s pretty hilarious.

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Well, everyone loves pictures of babies, dogs, and kitties, so there ya go. How was your weekend? Please tell me you didn’t finish all your Christmas shopping!

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Evening Gown Bowling…


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Just when you think bowling can’t get any more fun, you get invited to celebrate a birthday with some Evening Gown Bowling. It must be my lucky bowling gear because I actually won the first game!

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We all thrifted our dresses and I also found the glittery, beaded bow that cost as much as the dress :) I glued some ribbon on it and called it a necklace. I would be lying if I pretended I won’t be wearing that necklace again…

I’d never noticed all the fancy gowns in the thrift store before, but now they keep jumping out at me. Funny how that happens!

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