Category Archives: miscellaneous

i’m moving!

New blog:

You may now update those google readers. Thanks and hook ’em.

i’m back!

After an amazing trip to Salzburg and Munich for the week, I am back! It was a week full of beer, Bavarian food, and a ton of walking, soon to be recapped in a future post complete with pictures! I had originally planned on doing a traditional scrapbook but the more I think about it, and the busier at work I get, the more I am thinking that I will try out Shutterfly. So let me get home, and pictures downloaded, and I will scrap and blog simultaneously. Good call, me.

I left Houston behind with hot, 90deg weather and came back to the cool 70s. Hello, fall, I’ve missed you! Today was my first day in tights and a dress at work and I am so excited. I’ve already been eyeing a couple new pair of boots — and I hit up H&M on vacation for some tunics and oversized sweaters to wear with skinny jeans — so needless to say, I am ready. Bring it on.

So, what else am I excited for this beautiful autumn season?

1. Egg Nog Latte from Starbucks.

It’s no secret that I love my coffee. But thanks to Meagan, who introduced this to me years ago, I will forever be madly in love of this yummy concoction available starting in November.

2. Pumpkin pancakes from Kerby Lane.

Brings back memories of SRD and walking to Kerby Lane that first year of college at 3am just for a pancake.

3. Pecan Pie from Royer’s Café

I’m obviously hungry since the first 3 are food. BUT YUM.

What are you excited for?


In honor of my “it’s one-week until vacation so time stands still” blues, I will be purchasing this lovely art to be placed on my mantle when I return to brighten my day… and hopefully, until then, make the days go by a tad faster.



It’s no secret that I’m a pushover for everything Etsy. I love the simplicity, the ease, the creativity… you name it. I will catch myself getting lost browsing all of the shops to see what I need to have and can’t live without.

So when I stumbled across dearcolleen, I knew I had come home.

Not only does she refer to one of my all time favorite movies, her prints are amazing! They had me cracking up.

Swoon-worthy and soon to be purchased.

i’m loving

hook ‘em!


And number 3 on my list:


Ellen started a new feature on her blog… and well, I love it. She is going to ask an “if” question a day and wants her followers to chime in with our answers too!

Today’s installment:

… you could completely remove someone’s vocal cords for a year, whose would they be?

No one would fully appreciate it if I say my cubicle neighbor at work. BUT LET’S BE REAL. He’s famous for his knowledge of WWII fighter planes — oh he knows everything … its color, speed, time of flights, where they went, who flew it, how old they were, their parent’s names, whether they were married, at what age they started teething, who worked on the planes, what that person’s aunt did for a living — and, even better, his knowledge of birds. Yes, birds. Don’t get me started. It actually pains me to type this. My ears just instinctively start bleeding.

So to be frank, he would be number one on my list. But number two?

Yes. Miley Cyrus. Besides the fact that I picked a horrible picture of her (I’m at work! Everything is blocked), I think that she is cute. I mean, I get it. I get her appeal to younger audiences. I have not once, but more times than I would like to admit, watched Hanna Montana (I was babysitting!). And I possibly drug friends to go see The Last Song (okay that I have no excuse).

But HER VOICE. She sounds like a 50 year-old, smoker, mixed with a nasally lisp.

Actually, one of my favorite Glee episodes (Laryngitis) showcases Rachel singing “The Climb” horribly because she loses her voice. Truth be told, I think that Rachel actually sounds like Miley — even though later Rachel is diagnosed with tonsillitis — but the funniest thing is that Brittney actually enjoys her rendition!

Sidenote: that episode also features Finn singing “Jesse’s Girl” which happens to be my go-to karaoke song. But that’s for another post.

Back to Miley… she’s everywhere. I can’t get away from her voice and I have a sneaking suspicion she will be around for awhile… because just like her dad’s mullet, she can’t be tamed.


Don’t mind if I do.