Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall finds...

I've picked up a few fun pieces for fall lately that I am loving. 
As the temps get a cooler I can't wait to pair this with tights and boots.   
This Target top paired with skinny jeans and flats is perfect for Texas fall (whatever that really is). 
This Gap dress is on sale and is relaxed but dressy enough for the office. 
 What great fall finds have you discovered lately?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Battle Rounds...

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my amazingly talented cousin, Suzanna Choffel, auditioned for The Voice.  She killed it with her rendition of Landslide. 

You can see her performing it here.

She made it, which was a given, and is now gearing up for the battle rounds.  This is going to be intense.  We were screaming at the tv for the audition so I'm pretty sure we are going to have to self medicate in order to handle tonight's show.

Tune in to NBC tonight to watch the competition get heated.  It's going to be awesome!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Make these now...

If you know me, you know I love dessert. 

If you don't know me, I LOVE dessert. 

Not like love you love cute pictures of babies and puppies.  But, like LOVE it and will sacrifice all of my calories for a day for just one piece of cake.  But don't get me wrong, I'm not going to sacrifice for just any piece of cake.  It has to be good.  To die for good. 

That is why when I tried these dessert bars at a party recently, I almost died.  Almost grabbed the plate and hid in the pantry of my friend's home to devour them in privacy.  Don't judge.  I didn't.  People were watching.  I used self control.  Instead I came home and googled the ingredients so that I could make them for myself and take them to share with my bible study girls.

The original recipe is from Tasty Kitchen (where all deliciousness originates). 

Make these now...

Tasty Kitchen Graham Cracker Cookies

You'll end up hiding in a pantry devouring them all.  I won't judge. 

Happy Friday!


Monday, October 1, 2012


Do you ever just look at your house and hate everything?  Hate the lights...the furniture...the paint color...everything? 

You just want to host a massive garage sale and get rid of it all and start over, but then you realize what a waste that would be.  And how much effort that would take.  And how much you hate planning garage sales. 

And so you log on to Pinterest and just pin away.  Pinning is free and fast and you can design all of the perfect details without the real hassle of actually designing the details.

Welcome to my life.  I go through these highs and lows quite often...and end up pinning a lot. 

But, I will say that pinning has been enlightening.  I can actually see the pattern of what I am loving and wanting.  Pinterest is like my very own design therapist.  Without the leather couch and hourly rate (thank God!). 

These are a few of my fav pins lately...

Pinned here.
Pinned here.
Pinned here.
Pinned here.
Alright, feeling a little better now...and like the living room might be exactly where I need to start.  The whole house isn't looking so bad now.  But, this room needs to change. 
I'm already feeling a little more like I've done something, designed something, come up with an amazing plan for down the road.  All with a few clicks. 
Thank you, Pinterest.  My sweet design therapist.  You are so wise.