Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Craigslist Score!

I've been wanting a new dining room table for a while, specifically a round dining room table. I think they make for better conversation and you can cram more people around them. Occasionally I'll search Craigslist for "Pottery Barn" and I was so excited to find a Pottery Barn Round Dining Room table a couple weeks ago! I purchased it without asking Dave... oops! He didn't care. It was a steal for $300! (We would have paid more than twice that much!)

Check out the huge difference it makes in our dining room. Our old table was way too small for the space:

New Table makes everything right!

And our old chairs match! Score!!!

How do you search through the endless listings of junk on CraigsList? I'm interested in finding more!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Friday!!!

I just learned that Zara is going to start online shopping in the US on September 7! My sister introduced me to Zara in Barcelona and we spent a good 2 hours in there. I fell in love. I made it a point to visit the Zara in San Fran when we were there and then last weekend in Austin I dragged everyone to the shopping center so I could go get my fix! Needless to say, it's my fave.

When I read on Whitney's blog they'd be shipping in mere weeks I got school girl giddy! So excited to grab a few of these pieces for fall!
Their blouse's are the best, I had to narrow this selection down.

Love these cozy sweaters:
And I think I'll need this dress for Vegas in February:
I hope this information makes your Friday as happy as it did mine!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Recent Purchases

With OU Gameday 10 days away, I needed a new Red Dress. It's perfect! I'm so glad I have my first Game Day Outfit prepared!

I saw these on Pinterest and seriously couldn't stop thinking about them. I had to have them.

Obsessed with the tassles! (They're removable for those days when you're not feeling as fabulous.)
I've been wanting to try a new fun neutral nail color, but didn't want to pay $8 for a bottle of Essie or OPI so I got this $3 Revlon polish and Love it!!
Now I need to find a dress for a wedding in a few weeks and something new and cute to wear on my upcoming girls trip to Denver!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Austin Re-Cap

We had SO much fun in Austin the other weekend! I cannot wait to go back, I seriously love that city. Dave and I will be spending the next 3 years convincing our families to move there. So we'll have free babysitters nearby of course... why else? haha jk! (sort of)

We drove down Friday and arrived at around 3ish, after checking in and changing suites (the floor in our room was soaking wet, so strange) we walked down 6th street and showed Eric around, it was his first time, and his birthday. Which is probably why 1900 vegas bombs were consumed later on that night.

The 3 of us walked down to J. Black's and ate the most amazing white queso ever! And had 2 rounds of birthday shots. What were we thinking? After dinner the rest of our group had made it to town so we walked back to the hotel to meet them.

Notice I'm already doing the lifted eyebrows to hold up my drunk eyes... this is not going to end well.
I somehow managed to convince everyone to walk a half a mile to a new bar, Lustre Pearl so that we could all sweat our a**es off and hula hoop!

 Eric creeping in the back... it's his birthday, we'll let him get away with it I guess.
 But, should we let him get away with this? I don't know..
After leaving Lustre Pearl we all decided we needed to dance, so we started walking toward 6th St. I was being a baby (it was super hot out and the walk was more than 5 blocks) so I asked a rick-shaw driver how much he'd charge me? When he said 1 cent I said Hell yeah! Heather and I hopped on and Dave came along to ensure the guy wasn't giving us a free ride to a back alley dumpster somewhere. :) I watch too much crime TV.
I asked the guy how his night was going, b/c I'm super friendly when staring at people's asses. I kid you not, his response was, "I'm great! I just smoked a lotta hash!" Ohhhhk, whatever floats your boat dude! After several blocks of silence, I had to break the ice again by asking him if he'd ever farted on anyone. I truly make the most lovely conversation after several drinks. For those of you still reading, his response was, "Yes of course, I just try and peddle real fast when that happens." I think that's a good policy.

He dropped us off and we looked for the most air conditioned bar we could find. After the boys ordered their drinks and didn't get us any, Heather and I complained to the bartender and he took care of us with a free shot and a free beer each! Hah take that boys! Or maybe that was their plan all along? To get out of paying for our drinks? Hmmm not sure if I really care either way at this point. 
From there we bar-hopped to the Chuggin Monkey where the guys played that dumb game where they slam each others beers and make each other chug. Real mature. 

Then a dance party ensued... and more shots. 
And then we ended up here:
I knew Heather and I would be good friends the second she cut to the front of the line and ordered us a hot pepperoni pizza to go with 4 sides of ranch. 

Luckily, we were walking distance to our hotel, so from here we walked home to engage in a feast. 
The aftermath. 

The next day, we rolled out of bed, made ourselves look presentable and headed out for some Chuy's mexican food. Because we clearly hadn't consumed enough the night before.

After we ate, we headed to the Domain to do some shopping, I had a Zara craving and had to get my fix! I brought this guy home with me: yummy!

After shopping, we headed back to the hotel to veg out before another night on the town. Somehow we started watching Life As We Know It. And got all the guys SO into it! Hilarious! We had to get ready before it was over, it was a mini-battle.

We walked to Bar Chi Sushi for dinner, ate way too much and were able to convince a cab driver to take 5 of us to Kung Fu (they have some weird law in Austin that they're only allowed to take 4 passengers even if it's a van).
We got to see Sunny at Kung Fu! And she convinced Dave to take a shot of pickle juice followed by a shot of straight vodka. Yikes!
We were all tired after the night before and couldn't handle the crowd in Kung Fu, so we left and opted to have drinks at a restaurant down the street. After a few margaritas and vegas bombs (hair of the dog much) we were ready to hit the town again! I didn't take any more pictures until the walk home, but trust me we had a good time. 
 Dave carried me home, he's such a good hubsband.
It was a great trip and I can't wait to go back! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


** stacked for the summer **

** staring contest **

** most interesting man **

** coop teaches dave to study **

 ** bun love **

 ** hiiieee **

** free tulsa weekend **

** nigel tailgates **

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weekend Getaway to Austin!

This weekend we're taking a little 3 day vacation to Austin, TX with some dental school friends, while they still have 1 more week off before they officially start their 2nd year! The original plan was to float the Guadalupe but since the drought they said it's more like a walk than a float... we've nixed that plan and hope these ideas will be just as fun!

Here's what I really hope we get to do:

Get drinks and play some ping - pong at Lustre Pearl:

Enjoy some Mexican food at Chuy's:

Take a dip in Barton Springs
And of course partake in the nightlife on 6th St!
We'll be sure to stop by Kung Fu Saloon to see my ole pal Sunny too! This place looks SO fun!

Please share any great Austin places you know of!