Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Wish List

Santa I promise I've been extra good this year...I'll try & keep my list short & simple...

Conair Jumbo Heated Rollers

Mason Pearson Popular Brush

JCrew Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan in Baylor Green

Hunter Rain Boots in Navy

JCrew Viv Pumps in Black

Melissa Button Boots by Frye in Cognac

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A to Z

A. Age: Twenty-six. I feel like at twenty-six I’m actually becoming an adult. B. Bed size: Queen. C. Chore you dislike: Taking out the trash. Luckily, that’s why I keep NDS around, ha! D. Dogs: Are great for others! Me, not so much. E. Essential start to your day: I have been addicted to Orgain shakes in the morning. The chocolate flavor is so yummy. And it’s organic! F. Favorite color: Pink. With navy blue as a close second. G. Gold or silver: That’s a toughie…both?! H. Height: 5'8" I. Instruments you play(ed): None. I am not musically gifted at all. J. Job title: Senior Property Accountant K. Kids: Hopefully in a couple years!! Can’t wait. L. Live: Dallas M. Mom’s name: Mari N. Nicknames: Stacy, Stace, A, ART O. Overnight hospital stays: None! I’ve been pretty lucky. P. Pet peeves: Quite a lot…people not using their turn signal, chewing ice, and when people do not think of others Q. Quote from a movie: R. Righty or lefty: Righty S. Siblings: Little brother & 2 soon-to-be sister-in-laws T. Time you wake up: 6:30 if I’m going to the gym, otherwise 8 U. Underwear: Yes, thank you very much. V. Vegetables you don’t like: I haven't met a veggie I haven't liked. W.What makes you run late: Picking out my outfit. I swear I never have any clothes! X. X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, arm, back Y. Yummy food you make: NDS would say chicken, rice & veggies, ha! Z. Zoo animal favorites: Bears!! Sic em!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Travel Dreams

If I had unlimited vacation days & unlimited money, then I would book myself on a New England Islands cruise via American Cruise Line. Surprisingly, I have never been north of New York on the East coast and I am just dying to go to this section of the country. It looks so picturesque. So charming. I saw a magazine ad for this cruise maybe 3 weeks ago & I can not stop thinking about it. I just know that Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket would live up to my dreams!

Friday, August 6, 2010

What I'm Craving This Friday

I am totally craving this travel duffel bad from Amy Butler. The size looks perfect for a weekend getaway to Tyler. And the colors are just divine. But the $240 price tag is not... Sigh. Hmmm, let's see if I can rationalize this somehow?!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Perfect Pants

Ok ladies, hold the phone...I have found the PERFECT pair of pants. The J Crew Minnies. They are stretchy without being spandex-y...the are a great length to wear with flats...they are casual chick, dressy but not too dressy...I have not found a single problem with them! Oh and to boot...I had to go down a size in these! (I've read other reviews, most everyone has sadly it's not that I've lost weight, it's just the cut of the pants and the fabric). I have a black pair and I wear them, oh maybe, 2 times a week. I think I might invest in another color, or maybe I'll just get another pair of black so that I can wear them EVERYDAY! Ha! No but serious, you need to try them. They just might change your life :) Ha!

Texas Hill Country Trip- Lost Maples State Park

On our trip to the Texas Hill Country, the BF had expressed that he really wanted to do some hiking. Now I had never been hiking before, but I wanted to make him happy so I thought we would try it. When I started researching areas in the Hill Country to go hiking, I realized that there were tons... But when I came across a review of the Vanderpool/Medina area near Lost Maples that described it as the "Tuscany of Texas", I knew we had to go there!!

We left Boerne and drove to Bandera (the Cowboy Capital of the World) on TX-16. It was only a 30 minute drive. Bandera is a small town and it had just one main drag. The BF and I walked into a few stores, tried on some cowboy hats, and then decided Bandera was not really that fun... But it was a good chance to stretch our legs :)

We got on RM-470 and drove to Utopia, which was about a 1 hour drive. Both the BF and I were very surprised about how pretty the drive was! It was about lunch time when we got to Utopia, and the BF doesn't ever skip a meal so we deiced on Lost Maples Cafe. Well, honestly I think this was our only option other than maybe fast food, ha! It was interesting to say the least... I went with the daily special and the BF got his usual grilled chicken. I will admit that the mac & cheese was really good. But I don't think I would say this is a "restaurant" that you have to try :)

Onward to our final destination, Lost Maples State Park! It was only like 10 minutes away from Utopia, and I was blown away when we got there! I did not even feel like we were in TX anymore!!! Even though we were there in December, it was more like November weather and we definitely got to see all the leaves changing colors...gorgeous! We decided to do the East Trial, which was 4.6 miles. I don't think the BF thought I was actually going to be able to hike it all, but I was determined! And honestly, it was so pretty that I did not even notice how far we had gone. There were some steep parts, but the views after climbing those steep parts made up for it. OMG, gorgeous. I only had my iPhone, so the pics were not the best. After we finished the hike, I was on a high...and I decided that I LOVE hiking! No one told me it was just like walking, but with nice scenery. I guess I did not expect the path to be so clearly marked and I thought we were going to be like guessing where to go...but it was not like that at all.

On our way back we took RM-337 through Medina to get back to TX-16. Wow, most beautiful drive...ever. The BF and I were stunned at how gorgeous this drive was. Little to know, we discovered later that RM-337 is on the list of like Top 10 drives in Texas or something like that. It is a must do if you are in this area.

All on all, this trip to Lost Maples was great! We left Boerne at maybe 10AM, and I think we got back around 4PM. And I found out that I love hiking! Wahoo!

Look how cute the BF is :)

He made it to the Top...ha! :)

This was the steep part!! Ahhh!!!

The sun was so bright so that can't see....but the view was gorg!

Wish List

The Amazon Kindle has been on my wish list for awhile...but recently within this last week, it has been popping up all over the place! A girl on a blog I read just got one...the lady getting her nails done next to me was reading on one...I think it's a sign :) I LOVE reading, but I never have the time to go to B&N to get a book...this would so solve this problem! And note to the BF...since you are leaving me for 6-8 weeks for your internship...this would be a great present to make up for that, I'm just sayin...