What’s Up Wednesday

Today I’m linking up with some of my favorite bloggers,Mix and Match MamaPinterest Told Me To , and The Larson Lingo for What’s Up Wednesday!

What we’re eating this week. . .

We are heading to Austin today and I could not be more excited about the places we are going to eat!


Salty Sow
If the wait is too long at Moonshine

Juan In A Million
Because, breakfast tacos are a Texas staple

What I’m reminiscing about. . .

When Brandon and I had our first date at Moonshine in Austin the wait for a table was SO LONG that we almost left to get Taco Cabana because I was STARVING! When they finally brought us to our table (2 hours later) they gave us popcorn, which I began to shovel into my mouth (classy, I know) until Brandon took it away so I wouldn’t spoil my dinner. Hopefully our wait is not as long as last time, or the popcorn massacre might be recreated.

What I’m loving. . .


This sunrise that I woke up to yesterday morning. Texas, you are BEAUTIFUL! #nofilterneeded

What we’ve been up to. . .

We have been working non-stop to turn our house into a home. I have to constantly remind myself that Rome wasn’t built in a day. My goal is to have everything done by January.

What I’m dreading. . .

At my job, a few of us have signed up to play fantasy football. The weeks that I win are a lot of fun because I can use some of my smack talk skills, but the weeks I lose are pretty rough. As of right now, I’m in 6th place with a record of 5-6. Let’s hope I win this week, because I really want to clinch a playoff spot.

What I’m working on. . .

Painting furniture. I’m in love with how my buffet is looking, but it seriously sucks in the paint. I think I’m on coat number 3 or 4 but it’s finally the color I want. On Sunday, I have to finish the legs, and the details. Then it can move into the house. I can’t wait to finish that room!

What I’m excited about. . .

This is the first Christmas in our house and I can’t wait to decorate it. I love how cozy a house feels when the Christmas lights are on, a balsam fir candle is lit and a Christmas movie is on.

What I’m watching/reading. . .

I decided to rewatch Gossip Girl on netflix. Maybe I’m just old, but how were they able to get away with drinking at all of these bars?? I’m 31, and still get id’ed at most places.

What I’m listening to. . .

I love me some Josh Abbott.

What I’m wearing. . .

Wine Red Oxblood Baggy Long Sleeve Floral Flowery Dress

This top was love at first sight! For me, its a little too short to wear it as a dress, so I wear it with black skinnies and booties. I’m wearing it to dinner tonight, so I’ll take a real outfit photo so y’all can see what I’m taking about.

What I’m doing this weekend. . .

What I’m looking forward to next month. . .

Our Christmas trip to New York and Rhode Island. We will spend Saturday night celebrating my best friend‘s recent return back to New York with my best girls from my hometown. Then on Sunday, we will head into the city to experience how magical the city is during Christmas time. On Monday, we will head to my parent’s house in Rhode Island. I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas and better people to spend it with. I’m truly blessed that after 20+ years, I still have the same girlfriends who mean so much to me.

What else is new. . .

Stella & Dot is having an AMAZING Black Friday Sale that went live yesterday. If you want to join in on the fun, or need some help crossing names off your shopping list, feel free to comment below and I’ll add you to my VIP customer list.

This year, I’m so thankful for this blogging community I’m able to part of and watch it grow. I hope y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Xo, Heather


November Birchbox

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

I’m a little late to the November Birchbox game this month. In all honesty, I was a little less than impressed with this month’s selection of goodies. I LOVE it when I receive a mascara or a lip color, but this month it was hair care, skincare and an eyebrow pencil. Maybe I need to update my profile? Has anyone else run into this?

What I received this month

bbrowbar eyebrow definer #ohyoufancy
Beenlgma Face Cream
Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask
Obliphica Professional Hair Serum
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Curl Cream

bbrowbar eyebrow definer

I used the eyebrow pencil this morning, my current one needed to be sharpened and I couldn’t remember where I put my sharpener. The one from my Birchbox is retractable, and has a REALLY slim tip which I loved. I think it went on a lot easier than my current pencil.

Beenlgma Face Cream

I haven’t tried the face cream yet, but that’s because I LOVE my Rodan + Fields products. Maybe I’ll give it a try this weekend, if not I’ll hold on to it for emergencies.

Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask

I CAN’ WAIT to try this face mask. My skin is SUPER dry all the time, so hopefully this will put some moisture back into my skin.

Obliphica Professional Hair Serum &
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Curl Cream

I’m going to take these with me this weekend to try out while I’m in Austin. I hate traveling with full size products. Let’s hope it works, because what girl doesn’t LOVE a good hair day??


Tomorrow I’m going to have a special surprise for all of you Stella & Dot lovers out there! Make sure to come back!

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

Life Lately

These last few weeks have flown by with craziness at work and staying busy on the weekends. Now it’s November 13, and I don’t know where the days have gone. Does anyone else hate it when that happens?? Well, here is a little recap of what has been going on.

New York Roots to Southern Boots

I started to refurbish one piece of furniture, but it still needs a few more coats of paint, fun contact paper to line the drawers and cabinets, and to put the original hardware back on.

New York Roots to Southern Boots

Last weekend we watched Texas Tech play WVU with lots of friends and have a few Dr. Pepper Shootouts.

New York Roots to Southern Boots

Last Friday, we went to Feast with the Beasts at the Houston Zoo.  It was such a fun event with sooooo much food! There were about 60 restaurants at the event and they all gave out sample sized food. This picture doesn’t do any justice for how yummy everything was. It was nice to walk around the zoo without having to dodge strollers, but it was unseasonably hot, and humid that night.

New York Roots to Southern Boots

We made it to the pumpkin patch the day before Halloween. I’ll give you a recap of my Fall Bucket List next week.

New York Roots to Southern Boots

Yesterday Brandon and I celebrated two and a half years of being BF & GF by working out, having buffalo wings from Whole Foods, drinking this fabulous wine from our summer trip to Fredericksburg, and watching Mockingjay Part 1. We are so romantic, I know!

This afternoon I’m heading to Baton Rouge for the weekend to see my friend, Shamp and go to the LSU vs. Arkansas game. GEAUX Tigers!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Xo, Heather