Friday Five

ONE

Salad from Chipotle for lunch on Wednesday

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Homemade pasta with an olive oil and garlic sauce. . . .made by ME!

THREE

Bourbon tasting with Brandon on Saturday at Whitmeyer’s Distillery

FOUR

Fries with green chili queso fom Hopdoddy’s.

FIVE

Tomatillo braised chicken legs with cilantro lime rice and avocado from Skinnytaste.com

I hope y’all don’t mind the food posts too much because there are plenty more coming your way. On Sunday, Brandon and I are hosting our first Italian Christmas Feast at our house. Our friends will enjoy some homemade italian food made by yours truly. I’ll be sure to share some pictures of the food and decor on the blog next with.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

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Friday Five 

ONE

My heart is so heavy over everything that has happened to our country the last few days. When I checked Facebook this morning I was almost in tears reading about what happened in Dallas. We need MORE love and LESS hate.

TWO

Our Sunday night was spent watching the Paw Soxs (minor league baseball team in Rhode Island) and this beautiful sunset.

THREE

Fun night at the baseball game with my brother, sister-in-law and fiancee.

FOUR

Nothing says summer time like a lobster roll on the beach.

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This view is perfection.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend. A few friends are coming over tomorrow to enjoy the pool, mango margs and sunshine! What are your plans this weekend?

Thank you for stopping by!

Xo, Heather 

My First Year in Houston

 I recently celebrated my  one-year anniversary of being a Houston resident, I wanted to do a recap of the last year. I’ll apologize in advance for the long post.

Last year I completed my last two weeks at my previous job, said goodbye to friends, and embarked on a new adventure in a new city. I didn’t have any worry in my heart because I know that God put me on the path, and He would guide me everyday.

I left Dallas on Sunday night, it was supposed to be Sunday afternoon but I kept finding more stuff that I had to load into my little Jetta. To add to the stress of a 4 hour drive with most of your belongings in the car, I had to start work the next morning. Yes, I’m THAT person who moves on a Sunday and starts work on Monday.

Over the last year, I’ve had so much fun and experienced more than I thought I would in a short amount of time. Here are a few highlights of what I have done in the last year!

A frozen margarita on a HOT summer day at Minute Maid Park

My first music festival, Free Press Summer Fest
My first music festival, Free Press Summer Fest  

Being patriotic while watching the Abernathy Fourth of July Parade
Being patriotic while watching the Abernathy Fourth of July Parade

Cancun with my bestie
Cancun with my bestie

My first Texas Tech football game in Lubbock #WRECKEM
My first Texas Tech football game in Lubbock #WRECKEM

My first LSU football game #GEAUXTIGERS
My first LSU football game #GEAUXTIGERS

LSU tailgating with Shamp
LSU tailgating with Shamp

A weekend in Vail with my family
A weekend in Vail with my family

A polo match in Rhode Island #fancy
A polo match in Rhode Island #fancy

Cheering on the Dallas Mavericks from Houston
Cheering on the Dallas Mavericks from Houston

Crawfish Season. . . sorry Dad!
Crawfish Season. . . sorry Dad!

Chopped my hair off
Chopped my hair off

Rang in the New Year with this guy
Rang in the New Year with this guy

Rodeo Cookoff
Rodeo Cookoff

Rodeo with Rachel
Rodeo with Rachel

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dallas
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dallas

Spanishtown Ball in Baton Rouge
Spanishtown Ball in Baton Rouge

Ft Worth wedding with these handsome guys
Ft Worth wedding with these handsome guys

I had so much fun last year, and I can’t wait to see what else is in store for ! Tonight Brandon and I are headed to Denver to see my brother, sister in law, and sweet little nephew. I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out how I’ve spent the last year!

Xo, Heather

Friday Five 

 
1. I FINALLY started receiving my magazine subscriptions just in time for the weekend.

 
2. Leftover pizza for breakfast when you are rushing out the door. #breakfastofchampions

 3. My dad bought me this shirt the last time the NY Rangers won the Stanley Cup. For all of you who are wondering when that was, it was in 1994. I wore this shirt on Wednesday night when they defeated the Washington Nationals during overtime in Game 7. My dad said he will buy me a new Rangers shirt when they win the Stanley Cup this year.

4. Next week, I will be snuggling with this handsome boy. I can’t wait to spend Memorial Day weekend in Denver.

  5. I can’t wait to see Pitch Perfect 2 on Monday night. I was supposed to see it on Sunday, but the Rockets had to beat LA last night, which means they are playing Game 7 Sunday night. Now that I’m seeing PP2 on Monday, I at least get sushi out of the deal.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! As always, thank you for stopping by!

Xo, Heather

Friday Five

1. Next weekend we are heading to Fort Worth for our friend’s wedding, so we are trying to find fun things to do throughout the weekend. One thing we know for sure, is that we will be at Chimy’s on Friday. Chimy’s is a staple for any Texas Tech student to enjoy margaritas and nachos. I was able to have my first Chimy’s experience this summer when I went to Lubbock, TX with my boyfriend’s family for Fourth of July. We enjoyed LOTS of margaritas, good food and Dr. Pepper shootouts.

2. Staying in on Friday night to catch up on Scandal and start Season 5 of Game of Thrones. My boyfriend and I attempted to watch it on Monday night, but I was so exhausted that I fell asleep before the opening credits. (Oops!)

Chic Anchor Voyager Cuff Bracelet | Stella & Dot3. Stella & Dot’s summer line launched this week, I’m LOVING this bracelet. I think it would be the perfect summer edition for my arm party. Check out the rest of the summer line here.

4. In June, my best friend, Stacey, and I are meeting in Siesta Key/Sarasota, FL for a bestie vacation. I told her when we started planning this, all I need is beach and bestie time, so why not head to beautiful Siesta Key. A tumbler with a Lilly printed monogram screams summer time. I can’t wait for our tumblers to come in. I promise I won’t use mine until we are on the beach. (pinky promise!)

5. On Sunday, April 19th, Lilly Pulitzer for Target line launches. As you can see, I’m obsessed with most of the items. Every piece causes me to daydream about being on the beach and enjoying summer time. Rachel and I will be at Target at 8am when the doors open so we don’t miss out on the Lilly goodies, but I might also shop a little early online just to be on the safe side.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Heather