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A ramble, if you will.

Holding on to the weekend…

Oh Monday, thanks for ruining my weekend. In light of this unfortunate event, I will focus on the happy things.

Happy #1
My family. They all came to visit this past weekend for Easter and it was wonderful. They are amazing, and I love them.

Happy #2
The Starbucks coffee I’m drinking to wake me up…White Chocolate Mocha misto=perfect.

Happy #3
My boyfriend. He’s pretty great and he spent his whole weekend with me entertaining the fam=winner/keeper.

Happy #4
My job. Particularly in this economy, I’m truly thankful to be employed and work with such wonderful people.

Happy #5
George. My goofy little (really big, actually) boxer. He peed inside last night so Jeff wasn’t too happy with him, but he’s just such a cutie!

Happy #6
The creative outlet that is this blog, I’ve really grown fond of this, even though I’ve only just begun. And the people here are lovely and encouraging, which helps in life.

Happy #7
April!! My brother’s birthday is this weekend and my birthday is two days later…I love good celebrations.


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Fridays are holidays


Happy Weekend!! I can’t wait to sleep in, soak up the beautiful weather and fit in some long overdue family time.

(just have lots of fun!)

…update: I’ve already had too much easter candy.

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…although sometimes it seems easier. Or maybe I just don’t know how to love. There needs to be a secret, a secret that everyone is in on where all of the sudden love is illuminated and it becomes like the movies. That would be nice.  But it isn’t always like the movies and sometimes it’s agonizing, well, maybe it isn’t love that is agonizing, but the absence of love, or when I begin to doubt (myself). I don’t know what I’m doing.

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trays, trays, trays


Trays are my new obsession and I have been convinced they are a necessity, so elegant. I’ve decided on two. One will be in the bathroom for either makeup or jewelry (still undecided) and a larger tray for the bar. Ideally, I would have a little bar cart to store liquor, glass, mixers, etc., and then the tray would grace the top, displaying the liquor. It would be a cute little entertaining corner, we shall see.

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It’s Friday! And I will be headed for Austin as soon as I get off work! Oh the excitement! Here are a few of my favorites in Austin:

Best Breakfast Taco: Torchy’s or El Chilito…Torchy’s may be better in general but El Chilito has the best salsa and much better coffee. So, Torchy’s = best taco; El Chilito= Best Taco Experience

Best Coffee: Anderson’s Coffee…This is hands down the best place to buy beans for brewing.

Best Coffee Drink: Pacha…The Pacha latte is worth putting their name on.

Best Dinner with Friends Restaurant: Trudy’s, the mexican martini and stuffed avocado combo is hard to beat…crowd pleaser.

Best Bakery: Sweetish Hill/Uppercrust, although this is a near impossible category.

Best Bookstore: Bookpeople…hands down, no excpetions.

Best BBQ: Salt Lick

Best French Restaurant: Chez Nous, it is fabulous, you’re almost in Paris.

Best Outdoor Activity: Barton Springs

Best Place to See a Movie: Alamo Drafthouse

There is so much more, but it’s hard to categorize everything (i.e. it would talk too long) so here are the honorable mentions: Blue Elephant, Maudie’s, Matt’s El Rancho, Waterloo Records, Mozart’s, Hula Hut, Zilker Park, P.Terry’s, Uncommon Objects, South Congress Cafe, Fado,  219 West, Kenichi, Vino Vino, Kerby Lane…and everywhere else, I just love Austin to death.

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eau de parfum

Narciso Rodriguez

It’s perfect. Now apparently this discovery is behind the times and Narciso Rodriguez was a winner back in 2006, but I just made the purchase and could not be happier. Describing perfumes is not really a forte of mine, but it’s musky and (sephora claims) fit for an “Egyptian Queen.” I’m in love and apparently a newly crowned Egyptian Queen. I’ll take it. Where’s Antony?

“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.”
-Christoan Dior

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history abrupt


“Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, role model

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