What’s Up Wednesday!?!?


I’m back to link up with Mix and Match Mama, The Larson Lingo and Sheaffer Told Me To to share what has been going on this month!

What We’re Eating This Week

Since we have been going out of town A LOT our fridge is pretty empty so there will be a lot of breakfast tacos and pasta until we can go to Sam’s Club this weekend so I can prep a lot of freezer meals. #GrownUpStuff

What I’m Reminiscing About

On Saturday we went to Epcot with my best friend and her husband. We had so much fun and I was also able to spend time with my grandmother, aunt, uncle and cousin.

What I’m Loving

The cooler weather in Houston

What We’ve Been Up To

Travel, travel, and more travel! Last weekend we were in Florida, the weekend before I was in Fredericksburg for my Last Fling before the ring!

What I’m Dreading

I hope that one day this is true.  The part about running because I already eat a lot..:

My first 10k this weekend. I am excited about it but I’m dreading how bad my time is but the main thing is that I finish it right??

What I’m Working On

Ruth at Living Well, Spending Less has written a part 3 to her series on How to Make 10 Freezer Meals in One Hour: Today I am super excited to share this Comfort Foods Edition of 10 Freezer Meals in One Hour, which includes five …: image via

Planning and preparing a lot of freezer meals to make our week night dinners easier and to save more money by not buying lunch a few days during the week

What I’m Excited About

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Baking a pie from Southern Living Magazine for Thanksgiving. I’m going to have to do a test run or two to make sure it comes out perfectly

What I’m Watching/Reading

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I’m HOOKED on This is Us, I can’t wait to watch Tuesday’s episode tonight after work

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On my flight last night I started reading “Who Do You Love” and I couldn’t put it down. I even bought a coffee before my flight so I wouldn’t fall asleep and could spend two hours reading.

What I’m Listening To


What I’m Wearing

Since Houston finally got the cool off memo, light weight sweaters, booties and cardigans will be on rotation.

What I’m Doing This Weekend

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This weekend we are going to watch the Texas Tech game with some friends and on Sunday run my first 10k. Wish me luck because I will need it!

What I’m Looking Forward To Next Month

My mom coming to visit to work on some wedding plans!

What Else Is New

Not a whole lot . . .until next month when November is SUPER busy

Bonus Question
What Is My Favorite Halloween Tradition

Now that we are homeowners we love staying at home to pass out Halloween candy to the kids in the neighborhood.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

Friday Five



Beautiful winery views from my last fling in Fredericksburg, TX.



In less than 200 days I get to marry this man who makes my smile larger than I ever thought it could be.



LOVING the fact it was 60 degrees this morning! Houston finally got the memo that it’s time to cool off.



I’m still dreaming about this breakfast from Snooze. A recap will be up on the blog next week so be on the look out.


Epcot - Walt Disney World - Orlando, FL some tourist fun :):

Tomorrow morning Brandon and I are hopping on a plane to meet up with Stacey & Dave in Orlando!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Xo, Heather

Fall Bucket List 2016

New York Roots to Southern Boots

Happy Pre-Friday!

Fall is my favorite time of the year, I love the break from summer (whenever Houston gets the memo), I love baking, pumpkins, and wearing flannel. #basic #sobasic. Last year I created a Fall Bucket List and it was so much fun that I wanted to do it again this year.

What’s not to love?:

Wear flannel

Buy pumpkins to decorate 

Decorate the front porch

Watch Hocus Pocus . . .& play the Hocus Pocus Drinking Game

Spend the day at the park

Make hotty toddies

Get a PSL

Bake a fall dessert

Pass out Halloween candy

Bake a pie

Burn fall candles

Cook a fall themed dinner

Go to a pumpkin patch

 Go to the farmers market

I feel like this is me from now on. I really don't want summer to go but holy shit I love fall stuff! First week of september was already filled with pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and lots of cider!:

Texas in a nutshell.

I can’t wait to start crossing some of these items off my list!

What are some of your favorite fall activities?

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather


Beauty Haul – October Birchbox

Earlier this year I took a few months off of Birchbox because I wasn’t all that impressed with what I was receiving. It was mostly one time use shampoo and conditioner or hair related that I wouldn’t use. I missed the makeup and skincare items. In August I realized how much I missed the days when a pretty Birchbox was waiting in my mailbox. I updated my profile in hopes that my beauty samples would fit more of what I wanted. I’m so happy I did that because I didn’t realize HOW much I missed it. I guess the saying is true, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I received my October Birchbox about a week ago and I’m so excited about every product in it. They are all different and are all something I will use. . .or have used already.

PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Blowout Spray

I’m excited to try this product. I love any hair product that will help dry my hair faster while it protects my hair from the heat.


Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream

I tried this product last Friday morning before going to breakfast, I didn’t notice much of a difference but it was also 6:30am on my day off. I’ll give it a fair shot over the weekend when I travel.


Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara

I haven’t tried the masacara yet because I’m kind of picky when it comes to mascara. I’ve used high end mascara that bleeds above my eyes which is annoying and embarassing at the same time. I’ve also used drugstore makeup that works perfectly and don’t leave tiger stripes on my face. I’ll give it a try over the weekend to see how it works for me.


  Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

As much as it pains me to say this, but this dry shampoo is a GAME CHANGER!! I didn’t want to love it because it is ridiculously expensive. Last week I forgot to set my alarm so I had to use dry shampoo to make me look presentable and it was love from first spray. This dry shampoo sprays out in such a fine mist that it doesn’t leave any of that sticky residue that other dry shampoos do and it gave my hair some volume. I might have to save this one for emergency situations so I don’t blow through it too quickly.


Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

I really didn’t think this product would work on a pretty deep wrinkle I have in between my eyebrows, #ThisIs32 but after one use I noticed a difference. The wrinkle wasn’t as deep or pronounced. After a week, I can notice a difference. I’m for sure going to buy the full size product to help me get bridal ready.


What is your favorite item from your Birchbox???

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

Beauty Haul – Lush Cosmetics

Happy Beauty Haul Day!!

Today I’m sharing my love for my favorite hair mask from Lush Cosmetics. I stopped by Lush a few weeks ago to pick up a few new skincare goodies and while I was there I asked them what can I do about my dry scalp. The girl asked me a few questions about my hair, I told her it is dry and I want to make it softer after years of heat damage. She suggested I try their hask mask called Roots.


I’ve used drug store hair masks before but I never noticed a difference at all. The Roots hair mask from Lush is a GAME CHANGER! It is more expensive than the drug store brands but it works so much better and I instantly noticed a difference.

Normally you put a hair mask or deep conditioning treatment on while you are in the shower, but with Roots you put it on when your hair is still dry. First you start by massaging it into your scalp, as you do so you will start to smell peppermint which is heavenly. After my scalp is covered, then I move down the rest of my hair. Once my hair is covered, I just put my hair in a bun and wait. The website says to shampoo your hair after 15-20 minutes, I waited almost 45 minutes.

The second all of the product left my hair in the shower I could tell how clean my hair felt. The true test was when I blow dried it and I can honestly say, my hair dried in no time and had so much more natural volume.

I try to use the mask every other week but I’ll use it tonight since I finally got my hair done over the weekend to give my hair extra love after coloring it.

What are some of your favorite hair treatments? If you haven’t tried this one, I highly recommend it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Xo, Heather