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A Trip to Dallas for Some Aggie Football

aggie football

This weekend we took a great trip to Dallas to watch the Aggies play Arkansas in the Southwest Classic at Jerry World (Cowboy Stadium). The game was SO awesome! It was a nail biter right up until the end. If you didn’t get to see it, you really missed a great one. There was a

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Fun Things for Friday

fundamentally music class

On Wednesday, this ole gal turned 21! Okay, okay… 31! Jon Boy and I went to a ridiculously wonderful dinner at The Refuge Steakhouse + Bourbon Bar. We were way too into date night and the yummy food, so I didn’t get many pictures at all. BUT! I can say that the drinks were phenomenal

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Weekend Recap: Ritual Houston + Citrus Balsamic Marinade + Downtown Tomball

Ritual Houston

Jon Boy and I FINALLY got a date night “in town” after a YEAR of living here in Houston. WHEW! Every single time we’ve scheduled a date night that involved coming in town to a new, trendy restaurant, something terrible would happen. Someone was sick, our dog was dying, someone died in the family, work

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Labor Day Yard Work – Putting the “Labor” in Labor Day!

labor day yardwork

We decided to spend our Labor Day doing… LABOR. And lots of it! We really needed to redo our front beds (soil, mulch, flowers, everything…), so we decided to take advantage of Jon’s day off and knock it all out. Lucky for us, Houston Garden Centers was doing their 70% off sale. We had one

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Hurricane Decorating + Houston Strong T-Shirts + More Ways to Donate to Harvey Victims

hurricane decor

Jon and I got just a little stir crazy while we were hunkered down for Hurricane Harvey. We decided to clean and decorate for fall while we were waiting around. (Jon was so, so excited for this fun chore.) I’ll let the pictures do the talkin’ here. My sister-in-law sent me some great links for

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Hunkered Down for Harvey

hunkered down for harvey

While we were extremely lucky to have no damage to our home, many thousands of other families all around Texas and Louisiana (and I fear even in more states the way Harvey is going) cannot say the same. They’re waking up in shelters, at the homes of friends and family, and some aren’t waking up

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Red Wine Pot Roast + Thursday Things

pioneer woman red wine pot roast

Is it fall yet? I mean for real. I’m ready for leggings, tunics, Bath and Body Works candles, and comfort food. Oh wait. I’m kind of workin’ all those things already. Sorry, not sorry. But really, c’mon fall. It’s friggin’ hot. I made this somewhat fancy pot roast on Tuesday, and boy did it not

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Crock Pot Wednesday + How to Stop Receiving Junk Mail

crock pot pork chops

I have a confession: I kind of cheated. I did Crock Pot Wednesday on Monday this week because I was just too freakin’ pooped already. This week has been a doozie trying to catch-up on laundry, dishes, cooking, shopping, etc. from being gone last week. Side note – how can being gone ONE week feel

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An Unexpected Journey

an unexpected journey

This is a SUPER picture-loaded post, my friends. Apologies for that in advance! It’s been a very emotional, intense week for us which is why I haven’t posted in so long. An unexpected death in our family took my mom and I north to Republic, MI. That’s in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan (basically Canada,

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Weekend Recap + Egg in a Hole Benedict + Tomato and Garlic Hollandaise

egg in a hole benedict garlic tomato hollandaise

Before I get into the weekend’s festivities, I wanted to throw out a little humor. I saw this on Instagram and just had to share. I literally laughed out loud to myself. We had a great weekend with some sweet friends and their babies and family at a birthday party! Corey had a blast at

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