Friday, October 13, 2017

New Car Edition!

Happy news! I got a new car this past weekend! It's a brand new 2017 Toyota Rav4 and I love it!

I am kinda playing catch up since this past week or so has been busier than usual. This past weekend we traveled home to see family and celebrate my younger sister's birthday and we also made our first car purchase as a married couple. It feels sooo nice to have that new car smell and to drive a car that is safe and reliable.

While visiting family back home my mom and my sisters and I took a day to go eat with my aunt and grandmother for lunch. Afterwards we went shopping. Here I am with my older sister in the black shirt and my younger sister to my right with my grandmother (Meme). 

While shopping, we were a little disappointed in the fall clothes out right now at the stores we visited. Every year we all get together this same weekend to celebrate my younger sister and grandmother's birthdays that both fall on October 12th and every year after we all eat lunch together we go shopping. Usually we find lots of cute things because this time always has all the new cute fall items out in the stores, but it just seemed like there wasn't a TON of cute fallish things out this year yet. We joked that we knew we were getting desperate when we were all finding pajamas that we liked. #gettingdesperate 

I did find end up finding a few items (even though they are pretty much pajamas) on major sale (60% off!) from Loft in their Lou and Grey line (which I always love!) 

I got this tunic, but in reverse color. Mine is black with white stripes. It's REALLY soft and will be perfect for cold days.

I also got these grey sweatpants that feel like BUTTER.

And a new pair of black leggings...

All in all it was a great weekend getting to see family and getting to drive home in our new ride!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Grocery stores and Tuesday Thoughts

This week is my "fall break" from college classes and it's been so nice to not have to worry about rushing to class after work this week! Last weekend I picked up the latest Southern Living while grocery shopping. I love Reese Witherspoon and I love the article in this about her and her southern roots. I definitely felt like I could relate to a lot of her comments about southern life.

I posted this on my insta-story the other night. This trail mix is a favorite and helps the hangry kick that sometimes comes while waiting for dinner to cook.

I'm seeing some cooler fall temps on the horizon and I'm pretty excited about it. 60/70's weather is the best. Also pretty excited about the rainy night I'm going to have tonight. Who else LOVES sleeping while it's raining outside?!

One of my favorite bloggers posted this this morning and I really liked it. With the shooting that has taken place in Las Vegas my heart has felt so sad the past couple of days thinking of all of the poor families affected by this. It's devastating and I can't even fathom the pain people are going through. My heart hurts thinking about it, but I loved this little snippet posted from Momfessionals...

Last weekend I visited the Fort Worth Modern Museum of Art for a college course I'm taking this semester. We had to visit the museum and then write a paper over a piece of artwork.

I usually love visiting museums, but this was my 3rd time to go for school so I was kinda ehh about it. The big exhibit to see was full of haunted house photography and strange haunted paintings. I wasn't a fan of it. I chose to write my paper on a piece that wasn't featured in the exhibit. 

Something exciting... a Whole Foods opened right near us! For some reason it's been "in the process of being built" for literally over 2 years. It seemed like they built the whole thing and it was ready to open and then for some reason there was a pause and it didn't open for the longest time, but now it finally opened. Their fresh guacamole is my favorite, and I'm excited about the coupons that came in the mail to use!

I typically do my regular grocery shopping at the Kroger right by where we live. It's a nice and rather large Kroger, it has everything I could need, and I like using my Kroger card to save on deals and gas.  So Kroger is my regular go to, but I also love shopping at Trader Joe's for special items. The closest TJ is about 20 mins away so I don't go there weekly, but love to when I have a chance. I also love Central Market (for local Texas people) and Whole Foods, but they are definitely on the pricer side.

What's your favorite grocery store to shop at? 

Do you enjoy grocery shopping or not so much?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

What We're Eating This Week:
Yesterday we had THIS meal, Garrett made it, and it's always a weeknight favorite. Tonight we ate out because Garrett had a late evening and wasn't home for dinner. Tomorrow I'm planning to do something with the chicken breasts I have ready to use in the fridge, and Thursday Garrett leaves to go out of town for a couple of days so who knows what I'll eat. 

What I'm Reminiscing About:
Last semester of college. For some reason I cannot get it together this semester. My brain is still thinking of my class schedule from last semester for some reason, and I feel like I've yet to get my class schedule down which makes me showing up to classes way early, or remembering last minute a homework assignment is due, or like last night I showed up to a class in person that I totally forgot was an online week. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 

What I'm Loving:
That fall weather is on the horizon!! Word on the street is we're suppose to be getting a cool front this weekend. I'm so ready. I'm also loving my class of preschoolers this school year. Going from teaching a 3's class to teaching 4 year olds has been a bigger leap than I thought. They are much more independent and can do way more in just a years time.

What We've Been Up To:
Hmm... Oktoberfest last weekend, I decorated for fall, and trying to keep up with work/college/life!

What I'm Dreading:
All the homework I'll have this weekend. 😫 I just made a list of homework assignments I need to finish this weekend and I'm already dreading it. I typically like to try to get as much homework done by Friday as I can so I have Saturday/Sunday to rest or do something fun, but fall break is coming up next week at college which means everything always crams up and is due right before break. -- And yes, we get a fall break which is SUPER nice!

What I'm Working On:
I just finished up an assignment for my evening class tomorrow night. I feel like my life lately has been filled with school which sounds lame, but that's the way it goes for now!

What I'm Excited About:
FALL BREAK! It's next week. I still have work, but won't have any college classes. Garrett and I also plan to go visit our families back home for a couple of days and we will celebrate my younger sister's bday while we're there. I'm looking forward to a homework break and family time!

What I'm Watching/Reading:

This is Us started back tonight and I had to wait to watch it! UGH! Bc I'm such a faithful wife ;) I kindly waited since Garrett isn't home tonight to watch it with me. We are going to watch it tomorrow. I've also been watching Dancing with the Stars... guilty pleasure of mine. 

What I'm Listening To:
Our church's Sunday worship services. They record songs on Sundays and post them. I've been loving listening to them! Here is one of my recent favorites. 

What I'm Wearing:
Currently I'm wearing an old tee shirt and some comfy shorts with damp hair from my shower. I posted earlier this week a new outfit I wore...

What I'm Doing This Weekend:
Mentioned above - mostly homework. Hopefully some rest too and I'm helping in the nursery this Sunday at church.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month:
So many things! Cooler weather, fall clothes, my sister's birthday, seeing family, fall break at college, Halloween... just to name a few. 

What Else Is New:
Did you see that Chip and Joanna announced Fixer Upper will air its last season?! 😥 I'm SO sad! But admire them for taking time for their family. I'm excited to see what other ventures they end up doing.