Weekend Update

Nope. Not the funny SNL version…this is just my own Weekend Update. This weekend my dad had to go out of town for work, so Louis and I headed home to keep my mom company. Their mansion can get spooky at night, and she was a little scared to be home alone. I mean, she’s no Kevin McAllister.


I picked Louis up from work on Friday, and we began the long treck back to Houston. We arrived to a delicious snack attack basket and some yummy Valentine’s Mickey Mouse cookies. YUM. (Side note: upon seeing the picture below, my mom said, “If I had known you were taking a picture I would have fluffed the pillows!” Ya mom…the room was a wreck in the picture.)


We laughed and talked and laughed and snacked and laughed and passed out around 2:00 AM. We needed to get SOME rest because the morning was bringing some very special visitors….


HENRY!!!!! (and his parents!) My mom cooked a billion cinnamon rolls and we sat around and laughed and ate and laughed and talked and laughed. Here is some precious proof:

I mean…I can’t even. He’s too cute. I loved seeing Amy and Travis too! They have so many exciting things going on, so it’s always fun to catch up.

After lots of laughter they headed out, and my mom and I got ready. I remained obsessed with Maybelline’s Falsies mascara. I mean, seriously.

Maybe she’s born with it…NOPE. I wasn’t.

First we enjoyed Chipotle at Market Street. We sat outside in the breeze and reminisced about the time I slipped and ate it at the Chipotle in downtown Houston a year ago. Man, time flies. I loved laughing with her!

Beautiful company!
Beautiful company!


After we gorged on their yummy chips and guacamole, we shopped around at Francesca’s (precious accessories and clothes) and Zulee’s  (overpriced crap like ceramics you can personalize and $75 candles) we wound up at my fave…MARSHALL’S HOMEGOODS. I could spend hours in there. We did. I ended up with the cutest blazer and cardigan…both on clearance! I’ll post pictures of them at some point! We finally headed home to throw on our sweats, greet my dad coming home from LA (as in Louisiana…hah), and watch Paul Blart: Mall Cop with some homemade popcorn…which included more laughter and eating and laughter.

Today, we woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across our head, and headed to Shipley’s…of course. I wanted to see Henry and his parents again! So…we laughed and ate donuts and laughed and watched Henry be super cute. It will probably have been my last time at Amy and Travis’s house before they move to their beautiful new place! So excited for them.

Time flew and we headed home to pack….aaaaand so my mom could cut my pants. Louis bought me some VS Pink (not actually pink…they’re grey. That’s ALWAYS confusing.) sweatpants in October for my gallbladder surgery (because I was being a baby), and they were about 3 feet too long. When I asked about the weird length, they salesgirl said, “Oh yeah. You’re supposed to cut them yourself to create your own custom length!” I translated that to, “Even though we’re charging you $50 for sweatpants, we’re too cheap to add a finished hem!” Thankfully, my mom trimmed them up, Louis and I…okay, Louis loaded up the car, and we headed on our way! 

Our drive home included seeing the following (full screen it for a better view):

Not a clue. Seriously. Back in San Antonio we grabbed Chipotle (twice in two days? I know.) and ate it while watching 30 Rock because it’s hilarious (what Superbowl?). It was a great weekend, and I loved seeing my family!


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Old & New

I love mixing old and new things, trying new things, or repurposing old things into something new!

For Christmas this year, my parents bought me this precious ceramic egg carton that I use as a jewelry holder. It blends perfectly with my old ceramic and wooden jewelry box behind it.

jewelry holders

I have always wanted to journal. I have no idea why. I have nothing very interesting to say (as evidenced here), but I love the idea of buying cute colored pens and having beautiful penmanship and writing my innermost thoughts in a booklet. Because of this, I always want to buy cute journals I see at the store. I finally banned myself from buying any more until I actually started using them. The journal below is over two years old, but I’ve never written in it because I didn’t want to “waste” it. I now realize how silly that seems. I started doodling and writing in it yesterday, and I really enjoyed it! No, the pen next to it is not fun like I imagined, but I’m going to make sure this journaling is here to stay before I reward myself with a new pack of pens. 🙂


My hair is long and straight. That’s abouti it. I usually wear hats and headbands a lot because it gets greasy about 14 seconds after I wash it. My hair options right now are pretty limited, so I decided to try out some new braids today! Below is an example of a fishtail braid. It’s easier for me to split my hair into two braids than make one big braid, so I practiced that way today. They still need some work, but I was proud of myself for trying something new!

Speaking of new hair, I got mine cut today! You can see it AFTER I cut it below. What’s that? You can’t tell the difference? Well, join the club. Basically no one ever notices when I get my hair cut. Since it’s so long, if I get anything less than 5″ off, I’d be shocked to hear a comment about it! No worries though…I’m happy with how it looks. I’ve been putting off getting a haircut because I’m cheap, but when we moved our apartment gave me a coupon for a free haircut at a salon nearby. I was kind of scared because what sort of shady salon just gives out free cut and styles? My suspicions increased when I called yesterday, and they had an opening today. Well, call me a rebel, because I went and got my hair cut there anyway! It feels much healthier, and the ends look so much cleaner. Inspired by my new and old thoughts today, I mixed new and old pieces together for my outfit as well! My tank top (American Eagle circa 2007) and my cardigan (Old Navy circa 2009) are old favorites as are my boots from Target. I paired those pieces with my new jeans (also from Target) and my totally crazy new hairstyle. I’ve been going through old things in my closet lately, so hopefully I can find fun new pairings in the future too!


Another old to new adventure I had today was getting new tires put on my car. I called around for quotes for the best tire prices and wound up at NTB. Proven by my screenshot below, I was there for almost 3 hours! Ugh. When I first sat down, I thought the man next to me had horrible B.O., but it turns out it was just his lunch I was smelling so…that was…good? Then, the man next to me fell asleep and woke himself up with his own snores. Finally, the mechanic came in to tell my they accidentally rolled down my window even though I asked them not to. Why? It takes roughly 4 hours to roll back up because the motor is dying. I spent most of my time there looking out the window into the shop and cringing with fear as they tried to (unsuccessfully) yank my window back up. I drove home 3 hours later, $200 poorer, in the freezing mist with tape covering the gaping hole where my window should be.


I shouldn’t be complaining. If waiting a long time to get new tires for my car today was the worst thing that happened, I think my life is pretty blessed. I already doodled in my journal tonight and watched lots of Malcolm in the Middle with Louis, so I suppose it’s time to hit the hay. Tomorrow I’ll be packing for a weekend in Houston!


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Well folks, 2012 has come and gone. (Duh.) I’ve been reading an obscene amount of “this is what I did this year” statuses on facebook, which is super annoying. Why? Because the people that wrote them are the ones who updated their status every 23 minutes the entire year. So yes, facebook acquaintance, I know you had a child this year because you posted how many centimeters you were dilated during labor.

In order to not be annoying like all of the people of facebook I’m too lazy to unfriend because it takes 3457545234 steps, I will NOT be posting a status about my year. I’ll be blogging about it. Hypocrite? Nope. Don’t worry, I’ll keep it short…ish.

2012 Highlights




















Wow. Insane. And I left out a lot. Hopefully, I can revisit this year in more detail later, but you get the gist. It was wild.

Here’s to 2013 and being inspired by annoying Facebookers!


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We’re The SanAntones.

No. Louis & I aren’t starting an a cappella group. I’m just still in the process of figuring out what people who live in San Antonio call themselves. As a native Houstonian, I’ve never had to think about it. Is it San Antonian? San Antone? Or do you just say, “I’m from San Antonio.” (boring option.) Regardless of our new title, we are officially here and settled in our new home town. With my mom & Henry’s birthdays we were back and forth for a long time, but we are finally getting situated. Over the past month, I’ve learned a few things about this city…

San Antonio Scoop

1) We have a cricket infestation. When we first moved in, we were averaging about 3 crickets an hour. My kind-hearted husband originally wanted to save them all though, so it may have been the same 3 crickets over and over. The little guy below was not dead. He SWAM to the side of the bowl and was climbing out before I flushed him. Sorry Jiminy, I’m not as nice as my husband.

2) There are worse things than crickets.

This little critter was hanging out in the bathroom one evening, when I went in. I guess he was welcoming us to San Antonio, but instead of introducing him to Louis, he was introduced to Louis’s shoe. This was followed by a trip to Loews.

Most handsome exterminator I’ve ever seen.

Thankfully, since Louis exterminated no more scorpions have braved our bathroom, and it seems they passed the message along to the crickets.

3) I am in the minority.

These are now the items I find in my local Wal*Mart. Also, 48% of the radio stations are in Spanish (rough estimate). I’m really starting to wish I would have paid attention more during my 3 years of high school Spanish, and 2 years of college Spanish.

4) It is HOT here. I mean, I know it’s hot in Houston, but within a week of being here my Disney car decals were already deteriorating. That, combined with the fact that my Mickey antenna ball has lost almost all of its glitter means only one thing to me. We need to plan another trip to Disney World.

My Mickey ears used to look like this…I’m too embarrassed to post a picture of my now depreciated version.

5) The have a ginormous HEB Plus here. Louis and I drove by and we were so excited to make a trip there for our groceries!

My review? I’d give it a B+. It was basically a normal HEB with a few random perks…They had a section with extra kitchen items like microwaves and blenders. They also had a full gardening section. Both of these additions made sense to me. However, they also had an entertainment section…as in TVs, tablets, cameras, DVDs, and music. It was SO random. Who thinks, Hey, I need a new DVD player…lemme run to HEB…?

Living in San Antonio is definitely different than Houston! However, I have had fun spending time with my husband and finding ways to laugh through all of our crazy discoveries!

I’m anxious for us to explore more of the city together and find ways to make San Antonio feel more like home.

Until next time,

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