Friday Five


New York Roots to Southern Boots

On Monday Brandon and I are going to start training for a 10k in either October or November. There is no way I’m going to run a race in the dead of Houston summer. We figured if we had a goal/deadline we would actually do it. I download the Nike+ app since it has a training schedule on it. I’ll keep ya’ll posted on how it goes.



On Tuesday night I relived my high school/college days at the #My2KTour. It was such a fun girls’ night with 98 degrees being the highlight of the show. Nick Lachey hasn’t aged a day.


New York Roots to Southern Boots

I have finally gotten around to updating my vanity. I started painting it with white chalk paint, but I wasn’t feeling it. A few weeks ago Brandon and I went to Vintage Market Day and I found Fusion Mineral Paint. It was a GAMECHANGER! It is the best paint I have ever worked with. I was able to paint all of that, plus the drawers in under an hour. I hope to have it complete by next week so I can share the completion photos with you.


Brooklyn Limestone takes dining al fresco to a whole new level in this backyard makeover!: via

This weekend we are tackling our patio. We are going to pick up a table similar to this from Ikea so we have a little outdoor eating area.


Today marks our ONE YEAR HOUSE-AVERSARY!!! I can’t believe we closed on our home a year ago. It has been an amazing year which no major issues. We learned what happens when the drain pan overflows from our AC unit, I learned how to fix the drainpipe in my bathroom, we have spent many hours at Lowe’s, we have had our friends over numerous amounts of times to enjoy the pool and we have made some of the best memories. Thank you Brandon for trusting my instinct and putting an offer on a house that you didn’t see in person.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Hug your loved ones a little tighter and say some prayers for what is going on in the world we live in.

Xo, Heather 


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

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

Nacogdoches Furniture Haul

Happy Friday!!

Last weekend Brandon and I drove up to Nacogdoches, TX to pick up some furniture from a family friend. The furniture needs some love, but I honestly can’t wait to bring each piece back to life. Our furniture haul included, a buffet, a gorgeous vanity, a trunk and a humidor from the 1940s/1950s which is lined with copper.

First up on the list is the buffet, which will live in our front room/entryway. Our house was built in the 60’s so we believe this room used to be the living room. (More pictures will come in a later post). Last night, we went to Lowe’s to pick up some supplies to start refurbishing.

New York Roots to Southern Boots  My plan is to paint the buffet a glossy, bright white and spray paint the original hardware black. I LOVE how black and white is always a timeless look.  New York Roots to Southern Boots  
New York Roots to Southern Boots The drawers should be easy to repair, I’ll probably line the drawers with a fun print, because why not!?!?  New York Roots to Southern Boots
I’m obsessed with this detail. It’s so pretty and adds so much to the buffet. I’m thinking I’ll keep it white, but wouldn’t a soft gold be pretty? What do you think?

I hope y’all have a wonderful Halloween weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Heather