Sunday, May 5, 2013


Life has been busy and fun lately, and I feel like I have a ton of photos just sitting in my phone.  Here are a few snaps of what I've been up to lately.  Disclaimer: "lately" is a generous term in this case; I'm a bit behind with my blogging :)

Apr 11 2013Geek chic: a striped tee, blazer, chunky scarf, and black glasses that seem to make my ponytail days instantly better :)
Starbucks and flashcards, my two best friends as I study for my licensure exam. 

Apr 11 20131Cheese, bread, and jam make everything better.
Girls night at Paola's Vinum with my dear friend Christa. 

Apr 11 20138My new Texas "home" tee, an awesome birthday gift from my mom!
Lately, I have been really into layering longsleeved tees under chic dresses for a fun "jumper" effect.

Nov 20 20128Edamame isn't just for sushi restaurants; I've been loving it in salads and even plain.
Hot chocolate and Harry Potter, the only way to get through Chicago's never ending winter. 

Apr 11 20137A quirky, original print scored at a recent estate sale.  We've got some fun plans for this little dude.
Greektown double date with Brady and Kevin; so fun! 

Apr 11 20136Gold sequins and a black blazer, totally appropriate for a Friday at work, right? :)
Whole wheat English muffin pizzas, my new, easy peasy, go-to dinner. 

Nov 2 20123A fabulous gift from my old boss and dear friend Jenny.  Texas is always close to my heart.
Pair it with my beloved fur vest, and I'm a happy camper! 

Apr 11 20139My brother was in town a few weeks ago for a summer internship interview.  Gosh, I love that little dude.
Celebrating Ryan's interview (and National Sibling Day) with chocolates and macaroons.  So many choices! 

Apr 11 201310I can't believe how fast he is growing up.  Such a cutie.
Need a quick and easy birthday treat for a friend or coworker?  Add sprinkles to Rice Krispy treats, and voila, festive and fun!

Nov 20 20127At home dinner date with my man.
A glass of red wine might be one of my favorite ways to unwind on Fridays.

Mar 10 20136Loved seeing an old high school drill team friend in Chicago.  Come back soon Vy and Alex!
Seeing The City and the City at Lifeline.  Chicago has a great and affordable live theater scene.

Mar 10 20133Hot chocolate and churros at Xoco.  I last raved about them here.  I am literally obsessed.
 Proof I don't believe in ever wearing too much leopard :)

A BIG thanks for all the sweet comments and well wishes on my last post.  Homeownership has been a dream for Matt and me for so long, it's kind of hard to believe we finally did it!  Hope your week is fabulous!  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Big News!

IMG 1894Updated house

Monday was an important day for Matt and me.  After years of dreaming, eons of saving, and months of looking, we bought a house.  Eeeek!  I can't believe it.  We bought a house.  I'm still pinching myself and squealing every ten seconds.  The whole house buying process was 110% crazier and more stressful than we ever imagined.  But those are stories for another time.  For this week, we're wrapped in joy, savoring our success, and celebrating this exciting step in our lives together!

PS: To all our family and friends, hotel Davis will be open mid-June, so start packing!