Aug 3, 2015

Hello Monday! A Weekend Recap

Good Morning loves! Happy Monday! I am actually starting this blog post on a Sunday but it is likely to be published on Monday morning! I hope that all of you had an enjoyable weekend because I certainly did. 

Friday, we went out to Perry's Steakhouse in Frisco because it was the last day of the anniversary special! A four-course meal for $44 and it did not disappoint. For my appetizer, I had the crab cake. For my soup or salad, I chose the Caesar salad. For my entree, I had the gazillion pound pork chop that Perry's Steakhouse is known for. I still have some left over in the refrigerator. And I topped it all off with dessert! Cant remember the name of it but it was delicious. This was our first time visiting the Frisco location, as we typically visit the location Uptown. 

On Saturday, I woke up early to attend #NTCDallas with hubby. After that, I rushed home to prepare for brunch/lunch with my girlfriend. We had lunch at Hattie's because I forgot when I made the reservation that they don't do brunch on Saturday. We finished off our lunch date with a visit to Emporium Pies in the Bishop Arts District. A must try, for sure, if you are located in the DFW area. Finished off Saturday with a cooking class at Central Market where we learned how to cook a few Brazilian dishes and a dessert. The cooking class absolutely blew my mind! My husband is always finding new ways to surprise me and allow us to continue to experience new things together! I was able to take away so much from that class including all of the recipes we made that night. 

Sunday was pretty relaxing! Church followed by a much deserved NexGen manicure and Signature pedicure at my favorite salon in Coppell. Finally found someone that I considered a gem after my previous nail tech relocated to New York City! 

And for a few beginning of the week highlights! I ran two miles this morning in the best per mile time I have had in a while! My goal is to get under 9 minutes in the next two weeks! I may even meet that goal this week. The other highlight is my hair being straightened. The last time my hair was straightened, it was done professionally on June 15th! After going without no heat for over 30 days, I knew I wanted to straighten my hair so I could trim the ends. Now that I've had a good trim, I am going to wear my hair straight until it runs its course and then back to CURLY I WILL GO! I usually will trim my hair every 30 days myself and get a more professional trim every 8 weeks or so. I will likely not get a professional trim completed until my birthday month - October! 

Jul 29, 2015

Swept away by Summer

As of lately, I have felt totally swept away by summer! Although it has finally passed 100 degrees, I still love summers in Texas. I dont know quite how to go about explaining it. 

My low maintenance natural hair styles, running regimen and summer fashion has kept me in a state of pure bliss!

We spent the weekend in Arkansas for a family picnic that was on Saturday! Nothing quite compares to family time in the country. Granny, the matriarch of the family, is an feisty 84-year old lady that thinks even at nearly 30...we still need 'lunch money' for the drive back to Dallas! We are so very grateful to have her in our lives! And if God says the same, I would love to give her the next great grandbaby during her lifetime! She already has two! 

Before we left for Arkansas, we continued our weekly tradition with date night. It was National Tequila Day on Friday so I decided to stick with margaritas! 

To dinner, I wore a dress that I bought last year from ASOS that is designed by Warehouse - a London-based high street fashion brand. I paired the dress with the City Bliss heels in Nude from Lola Shoetique. My lip color is MAC Heaux lipstick with Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5.

The rest of the weekend was pretty low key for hubby & I! We drove to Arkansas on Saturday morning, which was the day of the picnic. Stayed up all night spending time with family enjoying everyone that came in town to spend the weekend together! More family time on Sunday and then we left to drive back to Dallas around 4 pm! 

This weekend coming up should be pretty we are going to a cooking class! I can barely contain my excitement! 

My second day curls on Saturday were made possible by the pineapple method! Check out this article here if you are wondering what the heck I am talking about! 

I am wearing the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu. I knew we were going to be outside all day at the picnic so I wanted to wear light makeup and light clothing! Jeans were a must so that I didn't get eaten alive by mosquitoes! I paired my distressed jeans (similar, similar) with simple statement jewelry. The Aria necklace in Gold from Stella & Dot and the Michael Kors Lexington bracelet watch that I wear nearly every single day were a perfect pairing!

I want to send a special thank you to those who continue to read my blog regularly even when I cannot post as often as I would like! Your support means the world to me!