Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Junk Heaven

Being smack dab in the middle of the Spring Texas Antiques Week, I am reminiscing on last fall in Round Top. This takes place twice a year & I have heard sooo many great things about it but last year Brett's mom insisted we go together so we pack up for a day trip to Round Top, Texas (Population 90) during the middle of the week.

I HIGHLY recommend going during the middle of the week if you can make it work. & I also highly recommend going for more than one day...it is over 15 miles & 60 "shows". Not vendors, not booths, not rows. 60 individual Antique shows all pack in to one! EVERY THING is bigger in Texas yall!

She was the leader during this trip since she's the veteran. We focused solely on the Original Round Top Antiques Fair area where my favorite place in the world, the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters, is located. We avoided the Big Red Barn & Marburgers as these halls are HUGE & not really our style & you have to pay to get into them. If you have a few days or really love the french country style, Marburgers is your jam!

The Junk Gypsies speak my love language. Very rustic, junky, chippy, peeley kind of wonderful. Miranda Lambert is a huge fan so you know it's good. They make something out of nothings & I LOVE IT! I got so much bedroom & home inspiration here. I didn't want to ever leave. I also got the best smelling candle called "Fringe" & now they're out & I can't find them anywhere....cue the tears.

I purchased the love of my life at the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters as well...

We saw lots of pretty things, lots pf pretty expensive things, and got lots of inspiration everywhere we looked. Once Angela dragged me out of Junk Gypsy we walked around for HOURS through what felt like millions of tents in search of "The Chandelier Lady". She was nowhere to be found...I fell in love with this table but sadly I have nowhere to put a $5,000 table. Nor do I have $5,000 for a table.

We fell in love with all of the lights we saw. Brett is still holding a grudge against me for buying the globe lights. That man has an obsessions with Globes, I'm perfectly okay with it.

We are already planning our next trip to Round Top & I am there at Antique week in spirit right now. Next time I'll be sure to take more and better pictures. Have you ever been to Antique Week?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Five on Friday

Hey yall! Quick blog post on this Saturday....MY days get mixed up because in my business Saturday is my Friday so we'll just pretend it's still Friday ;)

1. I discovered yesterday on my lunch break that the store 'At Home' (formerly Garden Ridge) has really stepped up their game! I stopped in to get some lamp shades for some gaudy gold lamps I picked up from Goodwill & repainted (blog post soon) & their things are getting so cute & i actually found some good gift items for a great price so I snagged a few ;)

2. I ordered some Laced Hair Extensions yesterday & I CANNOT WAIT to get them in!! I've wanted a new good pair of extensions for awhile now & after stalking quite a few other bloggers & their gorgeous hair for a few months I finally pulled the trigger. I was unsure of what color/length to get so I sent them an email with some pictures & they responded within the hour with a suggestion. I was impressed. They're shipping much faster than expected to so that's always awesome to see!

3. Our garden is taking off! Blueberries, strawberries, peppers, rosemary, basil, cilantro, green onions, garlic, & tomatoes. We're getting close to being able to start harvesting them & I cannot wait, I'm already dreaming of all the fresh tomatoes, basil & maybe some mozzarella. YUM!

4. Red Dress Boutique has released some new arrivals lately & I jumped on their site & fell in love with this top. Cute for Spring on a casual Sunday or even a day at my office so I had to snag it. They also have a cute clutch I like but haven't pulled the trigger on quite yet. But they have free shipping for purchases over $50 so clearly I need to buy the clutch too so that I can qualify for free shipping right?

5. Last night we had a terrible storm roll through & we happened to have no groceries so we decided to order a pizza for the first time in ages from a local joint & 2.5 hours later...it never showed!! We ended up going on a late night run to Whataburger for Breakfast & snapped this picture. Hank wanted a #4 for himself...

That's all folks!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring in Texas

ONE | I have an addiction to cowboy boots (what Texas girl doesn't?) & when we were in Austin on Valentine's Day we had to pop in to the famous Allen's Boot's & I spotted these gorgeous boots. All the fringe & heart eyes a girl could ever dream of! With a birthday coming up next week I think this is where my birthday $$$ will be going this year.

TWO | With warmer weather comes shorter hemlines & bare arms. In an attempt to not blind everybody I've been searching high & low for a tanning lotion that is absolutely perfect. This Tanwise mousse seems to be the absolute best, it's found online at Amazon & also in store at Sally Beauty. I am popping in today on my day off to pick a bottle up & try it for myself.

THREE | I stumbled upon this gorgeous fabric on accident somehow & it just goes perfect with the Rodeo season here in Texas that coincides with Spring. They have it in all different types of shirts & dresses. I haven' pulled the trigger on mumu products quite yet but from everything I've heard it's worth the splurge.

FOUR | Sandal weather. enough said. Girls either go get your toes done or do them at home yourself. I didn't realize how much attention my own feet needed until I threw on my first pair of sandals for the year a few weeks ago & once I had already left the house I looked down & cringed. Essie's new spring line is gorgeous!

FIVE | I received this pair of Kendra Scott Sophee earrings in this months RocksBox. I am head over heels in love with them & love how they effortlessly go with every. single. outfit. They come in Rose Gold, Gold, and Silver so there's something for everyone. You can use code 'LAURENBFF1195' for a FREE MONTH of your very own Rocksbox!

SIX | This Kendra Scott bracelet is on my wishlist. I think it's perfect for Spring & Summer because blues go with everything ;) It also comes in white & pink/orange.

What are your Spring must haves??

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Year in Review | 2015

I may or may not be writing a reflection on the year 2015....on March 7th 2016. Better late than never right?? Ok, lets get started.

Brett & I started our journey as a couple (finally) & celebrated with all of our closest friends on New Years.

Brett harvested a nice buck from the ranch.

We took an AWESOME Ski trip that I wish we could take every year or better yet just live in Colorado.

 if we lived in Colorado I could see this cute little face everyday. My adorable cousin Ellery!


Evidently it was nowhere near cold outside since we went on a hike in tank tops & shorts...

 We hijacked Nick's scooter & drove it to school for a project.

I was still a nanny to the cutest little buck you've ever seen & his two siblings.

We also saw Wade Bowen in concert.

March 2015

My friend Victoria got us tickets to go see Miranda Lambert at the Houston Rodeo, her singing was incredible but we honestly weren't very impressed with the actual show. We kept saying "Something just doesn't seem right..." it was so odd, you could tell something was wrong with her....not too long later it was announced her & Blake were getting a divorce.

Girls night out at a Texas Country music concert

I shot a Coyote on the run out at the Ranch on spring break, that's just how we do it down here in Texas.

We celebrated my 21st Birthday! A night I'll remember forever...I had way too many drinks, lost a Kendra Scott earring (yes, just one...I woke up with one still in my ear & the other nowhere to be found RIP) & met Houston Astros legend, Roger Clemons!

Also, my dad's side of the family got together for an "event" I can't even remember to actually surprise our Grand Parents with family photos. I think this was the very first time that we ALL got to be together & we loved every second of it!

One of the many beautiful family photos...

April 2015

April seemed to be pretty uneventful...we celebrated Easter 2015 in my hometown with my mom, ate some good seafood & dyed some eggs.

We actually floated the river for the first time on the last weekend & enjoyed the first glimpse of Bluebonnet's here in Central Texas.

May 2015

Gorgeous wildflowers continued into May....The Ranch is always {extra} breathtaking in the spring. We went on some good hikes & took even better naps.

Brett also got his new truck! Still going strong & loving it today...

The highlight of May 2015 I'd say was the San Antonio Public Library Foundation Gala. We had a fabulous time, drank some good drinks, ate some great food & enjoyed good company.

June & July 2015

I truly have about 8 pictures combined from June & July...I started a new career in Car Sales in June & dedicated all of my time to it. Another night, another concert...can I get this tan back? thanks.

August & September 2015

August is what is called "push month" in my company because car sales are HUGE in August & March so I didn't have a ton of free time...as in any free time. The highlight of my September was by far when Brett's Mom & I went out to Round Top, Texas to Texas Antiques Week. It's not for the faint of heart yall but it is my new favorite time of year & I cannot wait to go again! We saw a lot of beautiful things but my favorites are below...


Lights galore...There were a lot of things I snapped pictures of purely for the fact that I know Brett & I can make it for half the price.

BY FAR my favorite piece I've ever purchased...

October 2015 

October consisted of a few of my favorite things. A ton of work at the ranch, hunting, and relaxation.

November & December 2015

We spent our time between our homes & all four thanksgivings & Christmas'. Also did some duck hunting on Christmas Eve! We got two new babies....my Jeep & Hank our Lab.

Whew, if you're still with me then you deserve a round of applause! I don't even want to go back & reread this...

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