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at the Heart of it

1. I am such a summer-y girl; there is really nothing I love more than being barefoot on the beach. While I do enjoy skiing, I would take warm days, sunglasses and flip-flops, over cold and cloudy days anytime. Summer, please hurry up?!

2. With the help and creative skills of my friend Alessandra, I revamped my blog this week! I am loving the new look, the original title, and the fresh start. What do you think?!

3. I also may or may not have cried watching (for the first time) The Biggest Loser, while running at the gym on Monday night. Yes, that is right. On the treadmill. Actual tears. #inspired

4. Last night, Brian and I ate here, courtesy of my sweet sister’s Christmas present to us. I seriously loved the atmosphere, the food, and the very-Texas charm. Thank you so much, Abbie!!  P.S. Brian, can you be home every week?!

5. And speaking of food, this is going to be quite the foodie weekend for us. Tonight, Brian is cashing in on a friendly bet he won, and we will be dining here. Tomorrow, I think this treat is on the menu, and I am hoping to cook up something delicious on Sunday. Yum!

6. Blog crush of the week: here we go! I love the wealth of information shopping ideas provided on this site, and am already excited to use it as a resource for gift ideas! Let’s also talk about how obsessed I am with her “Home Tour”. L O V E.

7. We found out this week that we have been placed in a Foundation Group (for young married couples) at Watermark! I am thrilled to begin getting to know other people in our stage of life, and to really grow closer as a couple. Blessed & pumped.

8. Congratulations to Brian and Jared on their company’s first investment! I am so proud of my very entrepreneurial husband, and look forward to all of the great things to come with this new venture!

9. Happy Weekending, cheers to Friday! xo

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The Heart of Life

1. It’s been a rainy week in Dallas, Texas. And rainy days remind me of two things: one, I think rainy is such a cozy type of day; and two, I am glad that I live in Dallas and only experience this cozy–yet dreary–type of day every so often (read: three times a year). And since this is a such rare occurence in Dallas, I took full advantage and wore my rainboots. To work. And yes, I dodged HR all day long. #dresscodeviolation

2. This week, I wrote a post about my favorite color. I’m also in love with a bright, bold red. But my current favorite color to decorate with is green. A post to come on this next week…

3. Brian and I almost finished LOST this week–ONE episode left! This is our second time to watch it through. And, I mean, I have to be honest with you, this show still blows my mind and confuses the heck out of me, even the second go around.

4. What else did we do this week? We finally got our drywall repaired! I know, I know, it really is such a glamorous life we lead.

Froggie oversaw the whole project.

5. In other news I rooted for Bama in the National Championship. I knoooow, so bandwagon. But you know what? They are good at football, and that makes them fun to watch. But let me tell you, next year is the year for the Mustangs; the Spartans; the Longhorns; the Wildcats. Ugh. I’m conflicted.

6. We had an impromptu and utterly delicious date night at Cane Russo this week. Ohmyeverlovingoodness that pizza is fantastic! And do not even get me started on the dessert. Our dessert of choice was the Bella Mela.

Seriously did not disappoint.

7. Next week brings with it another business trip. Oh man. Related: I really think I should start sharing some of the office occurrences I have…they are ridiculous at times. I mean, have you ever been on a completely legitimate conference call where one participant randomly starts playing “Come on, Eileen” in the middle of the call, followed by a Duran Duran song I’ve never heard of?! No? I didn’t think so. Hilton keeps me on my toes, that is for sure!

8. I am spending the weekend in Chicago with one of my very best friends! LCH and I have the best time together and I know this weekend will be no different. Bring on the adventures, but hold the fire ants! (It’s a long story…)

Hidden skyline this am.