New York, New York

AWWWW NEW YORK.  Such a wonderful place!  So much culture and SO MANY people. I love going but I also getting to come home!

My husband had never been so we were the “typical” tourist over the long weekend!

We stayed at the Double Tree In Times square and here is a summary of everything we did!

Thursday- Walked around times square… Ate lunch at Carnagie Deli [HUGE sandwiches] and tried out a pub and went to the mets game!

Friday- The weather was all over the place but we headed for Wall Street and to the Pier area.  Got to the One world Trade Center, so amazing but so sad reflecting on how that day changed our lives forever. Then we went to the Pier area! Sat and had a drink with a wonderful view and then ate lunch at a food truck park! We tried  and it was AMAZING! Then we headed back to change for dinner and a broadway show!  We ate at Carmines and saw Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester.  SO MUCH FUN!

Saturday- We got up and went to see Barndard College at Columbia Univeristy where AOII was founded! Then walked to see Central Park! We went to meet my cousin and stopped by Radio City Music Hall and 30 Rock. We met up with my cousin and ate lunch in her neck of the woods then ventured to see the Empire State Building.  Then ventured for some Juniors Cheesecake!  After that she left and we decided to see an off Broadway show called Avenue Q…. HILARIOUS!  Of course we were starving afterwords so we went to a hole in the wall to get some true NY Pizza…. MY FAV!

I wore my Fitbit on the last day and we walked of 25,000 steps and 10+ miles! SO CRAZY.  We loved it and hope to visit again soon!  Below are a few fun pictures!

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The Perfect Carry On Bag + What’s Inside

My New York trip is coming up this Thursday!  I have become pretty awesome at packing and have some tips too! See below for my Ideal carry on and whats inside!

 This PackingGuide is AMAZING!

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Some of the items below are a dream carry on some I am excited to enjoy on my trip 🙂

Scarf [Kate Spade]- I love them as accessories and they help out when I get cold!  Love this navy/white nautical look for summertime!

Album [Sam Smith]- can’t.stop.listening.

Book [PsychosEleanor & ParkFangirl]- Reading on my iPad mini kindle app of course 🙂

Sunglass [Tom Ford]- The modern cat eye. Chic and fab.

Water [Fiji]- Gotta stay hydrated.  Plus I love bringing Crystal Light flavor packets to help me drink more!

Chapstick [Aquaphor]- This product can be used on lips, to make cheeks look dewey and tame eyebrows just to name s a few things!

Purse [Michael Kors] BONUS: this carry all wallet clutch.

Snack [Jerky, Trail Mix]

What are your trip must haves?

#100daysofhappiness: Days 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

After this post only TWO MORE DAYS!  I can’t wait to write my recap/opinion piece on my #100daysofhappiness!

LOTS of great things are happening!

My BEST FRIEND/AOII SISTER came to visit me this weekend and we had so much fun!  Find her blog here :). We did an outdoor Smart Barre Class at Trailhead in Fort Worth! SO much fun… but we definitely got sunburned! Afterword Kona Ice was there with free snocones!  YUMMY!

My flowers are blooming like crazy!  Bought these Diplandia’s on a whim and they have been so easy to take care of **KNOCK ON WOOD**!

While Paula was in town we ventured to La Madeleine since they don’t have one in Oklahoma!  We had the Sampler and our favorite Strawberries Romanoff…. TO DIE FOR, SERIOUSLY!  I think I need to find a Pinterest knockoff….

Mark and I also became members of the Fort Worth Club this week! I am excited to try out some of their events! We had a great meal there the evening we did the tour!

We went to a housewarming party and acted like we were in college again playing games and enjoy everyones company! We even busted out some Mexican Train (domino’s game)… SO FUN!

Another fun thing that got planned this week is Mark and my trip to NYC! Mark has never been so I am excited to get to go on this adventure with him!

FINAL thing… Tory Burch had a sale a bit ago that I talked about and I am OBSESSED with these leopard flips!

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Valentine’s Day Purchase List

Well, well, well, January came and went faster than ever! I can’t believe it is almost Valentine’s Day!  I don’t know about you but I am not a fan of [or good at] being overly romanic.  Valentine’s day always seems extra hard to me because Christmas and my husbands birthday happen 9 days apart and I feel like that I never think to save a gift for Valentines so then I am left to scramble!  So here goes a “Top 5” list.  Most of these are classic items that you can “put in your back pocket” for any event that may arise.

Also, while I am at it… I figure I’ll make a top ten classic “For Her” list!  I tried to do a range of prices so there is something most everyone can afford! If all else fails a home cooked meal date and a red box movie is a WONDERFUL go to Valentine’s Day idea!

For Him:

Nordstrom: The North Face ‘eTip’ Gloves” ON SALE $30.15
**Great for the tech lover! These ACTUALLY work!  Don’t go cheap on these kind of gloves because they don’t work well #ilearnedmyfrugallesson!

cufflinkNeiman Marcus: Revolver Cufflink: ON SALE $140

These are a fun spin on the cufflink! They have animals and other “random” things too!

Nordstrom: Locaste Driving Shoe: $150
Casual, comfortable, and classy… can’t go wrong with those three C’s.

Nordstroms: Bose Noise canceling Headphones: $299

For the travel lover! These are AMAZING!

SPLURGE ALERT:  Nordstrom: Trafalfar Wallet: $550

Love the gator and rich color!

For Her

Nordstrom: Scarf: $29

This is the best way to add a pop of color to any wardrobe! Many colors avaliable!

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Tory Burch: evie Drop Earring: $88.00

Need. These. Yesterday.  The. End.

pantsLululemon: REVERSIBLE leggings $92.

LOVE these for when I am feeling extra spicy and wear the blue side out!

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Tory Burch: Reva Flat: $225

Classic Flat. Can’t beat that!

SPLURGE ALERT: Michael Kors: Miranda Tote: $995

Just dying over the color on this bag! Comes in other shades for the more conservative lady!

***BONUS*** Unisex gift:

Nordstrom: Wayfarer $130

Ultimate sunnies.

Hope y’all love this list! What would you add and what has been your favorite Valentine’s Day gift?

Things I Love

Since I am new to this “Blog World”, I thought I would do a “Things I Love” posts.  This will be a good introduction to me :). And in no particular order:

My Family (thrown’ it back 90’s style)

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 Special shout out to my HUBSTER

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…and my fur babies

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The Beach

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AOII

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The University of Oklahoma/ Tailgating

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Shopping/Fashion

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J. Crew

Banana Republic

Louis Vuitton

Neiman Marcus

Nordstrom

Tory Burch

Food/Drinks

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Crafts

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Fitness

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Blogs: and Bloglovin’ so I can keep track!

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Obligatory First Post

Basically, I think I am funny so I am starting a blog.  If I could have a camera follow me around I think it would be hilariously entertaining (mostly because I am a klutz/odd things ALWAYS happen to me) [side note does that make it normal since it happens so frequently? I digress].  Anyways,  since E! Network hasn’t offered to film me … this is my “Plan B”.

This blog will be a sore of lifestyle blog because I plan to ramble about life, food, design, fashion, travel, family and any other topics that I deem fit.

I apologize now for any grammar/english/spelling problems.  While I am a perfectionist, I write from my heart and don’t like to proof read.

Now that you know the “why” here is a little about me.

I am married with two fur babies (one account, one miniature dachshund and one mutt).

I was born in Arlington, TX raised in Edmond, OK and moved to Fort Worth, TX a few years ago.

I attended the greatest college in all the land, THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA! #Boomer

I LOVE the beach and choose warm over cold most days of the week!

I work for my family business M & J Foods.  We work in the Food Industry and specialize in “Unique Eats.”  One of our most interesting projects is Argus Pizza  *Shameless Plug* follow us @arguspizza and like us on Facebook.

Thats enough about me, you get the gist.