Monday, October 24, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 43

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by some books I was recently gifted by one of my biggest cheerleaders. I'm sure I don't have to go into detail on how important it is to have a good support system in the bad AND good times, right? Books are Soar by June Cotner, Good things are happening journal by Lauren Hom, and Read this till you believe it by M. H. Clark (links are affiliated).

SATURDAY | I slept in big time. I don't mean like till 10 or noon. I mean like until 1:30. Last week had been rough on me and I couldn't get to bed before midnight. That means I needed a major recharge of my batteries. After waking up and being a bit lazy with the kiddos (see Finnashit & his sister being super lazy below), I got up and started doing things around the casa.

I stopped by Target for some goodies and found Bullseye, the Target kiddo, was feeling the Halloween spirit as he stood over the dollar area! Which btw, I didn't get any pictures but there are a ton of Halloween stuff for all ages! Yup, I totally bought some!

I also stopped by Space Montrose, you know it's my favorite, for some Houston graphic tees they posted about recently on Facebook and to see Genevieve Santos who was doing live drawings. I totally would have got one of me but there were some cute little families waiting so I bought a cute AF pin and a sticker from Genevieve instead! Stopped by the greeting cards section cause it always cracks me up. There are some really sarcastic people out there, haha!

SUNDAY | I met up with the HLB admin team at the delicious Maryam's Cafe in the Heights. I'm not 100% sure they let pups inside, but I know they have water bowls outside and I found a doggie section in the menu!

Our meet up was to discuss adding a new member to our admin team. But before that even happened, breakfast was order and served! The grub was legit! but it's a bit pricey and the place can get a bit packed! We talked a bit more about our mission with HLB and where we want to focus our energy in this coming year. We had a fantastical first year and I think this second year is going to be mucho fun filled with a ton of new experience! Check out that last shot. The three of us wore graphic shirts without even discussing it, haha!


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Paper Files | October Giveaway w/ Bre

Today’s #ThePaperFiles is brought to you by friendship. Paper love friendships! I admit that when Bre and I met up at the Paper Source for this giveaway, we couldn't come up with a theme for the month (Halloween theme could have worked if this giveaway was earlier in the month 😬 ) so we decided on just going with the flow and not having a theme. But after taking the picture of the card above and checking out the rest of the goodies, I'm considering making this month's theme.. Friendship & Paper! 😁

Bre and I met on the interwebs through her blog and our acceptance of being nerds. Paper is definitely one of those nerdy things and Bre loves paper as much as I do so our friendship grew from there! This is Bre's second paper giveaway with me and also it's her birthday month. Yes, go harass her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The plan was similar to the one from earlier this year. We walk around once for the giveaway and once for us 😉  After our first roundabout, we decided to walk over to Barnes & Nobles to check out their Moleskine (affiliate) notebooks and the rest of the paper goods. We made our purchase and went back to Paper Source where we made our final purchase 😜  Last but definitely not least, we stopped at Sweets for tasty treats and a sweet milk tea!

Back to theme.. so the card is obviously in reference to your closest friend. I think the goods we purchased for this giveaway meet them perfectly as it's somewhat of a complete paper starter set with a little positivity! Check out the goods below!

Number Uno: Fortune dispenser by Knock Knock (affiliate) - 100 tickets

Number Dos: Adjustable book pocket with zipper - Black - 8-1/2" x 6" - Perfect for writing goods & paperclips

Number Tres: sticky note set (affiliate) - 8 different notes

Number Cuatro: Up, Up, and Away journal - 160 lined pages - Elastic band - Back pocket

Number Cinco: You my sidekick for life greeting card by Jolly Awesome - Blank inside

Number Seis: compliment pencils (affiliate) - 10

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 42

Today's #WeekendSnapshots is brought to you by this delicious slider I had at the Cadillac Fashion show on Saturday. I've never been to a fashion show so there were a lot of ooh's and ahh's from me. Thanks to Jihane for the sweet invite to this event and for getting to drive a freaking Cadillac in style!

FRIDAY | Yup, I went to the "Crazy Reality" Tim Burton tribute art exhibit, again! And, I'm not ashamed to admit it.  I was there for two reasons. Get a specific print and find out how much a different piece cost. The print I had to have because I couldn't stop thinking about is this one by Sarah Parallel (double tap photo to see Sarah's IG) which is a metallic print! I must find it a badass frame immediately! The piece I wanted to price check was the colorful, paint splattered Oogie Boogie (affiliate) from A Nightmare before Christmas (affiliate). Sadly, it was sold so the price made no difference to me. But just so you know, it was $100 😬

Check out the seven prints I came home with that really, really need frames. Like, legit frames not that cheap shit because these creative prints are worth being in a unique frame. See more of the work from this exhibit on my Flickr album here.

SATURDAY | I met up with Bre at the Paper Source for #ThePaperFiles giveaway purchase. We walked the place and then we walked over to Barnes & Nobles. It was hot and it was far, but we made it 😂  After walking around there, we made some purchases and back to the Paper Source we went. We made another purchase and then hit up Sweets because duh! and we called it a day. That giveaway post should be up this week if my procrastination doesn't get the best of me.

I met Jihane and a few ladies in Midtown where we checked in and were given a choice of a Cadillac to drive. The ladies weren't interested so of course, I volunteered because I love to drive. Especially a Cadillac Escalade! It had my attention from the moment I jumped in the driver seat. The marketing rep that rode shotgun told us a bit about the new 2017 Cadillac Escalade and we (or maybe just me) drooled. I was geeking out hard at all the things she told me were in the car I was driving. Like for instance, there's a cooler in the freaking armrest! The rearview mirror flips into a damn HD screen showing you five full lanes behind you. Five, y'all! That's super impressive to me. Oh, and a portion of the dashboard reflects on the front window so you don't have to look down. Not that you wouldn't want to look down because the fully digital dash is so beautiful to look at that I may have wiped a tear from my eye. Haha, enough about the caddies. I swear I'm not affiliated with them but the cars are honestly beautiful in every way. Ok, maybe not the price but that's a whole other conversation.

The fashion show, food, people, and music were great! We used a video booth with props that made a video of us in slow-mo as we threw confetti in the air. Lots of laughs on that one, haha! We sat on the third row from the side of the runway and caught a local HLB member sitting on the other side with her husband. Waved and then met up during the intermission. For my first fashion show adventure, I've gotta say I had a fantastical time with great folks! Thanks again Jihane for the invite and Cadillac for the fun evening!

SUNDAY | A much needed rest day happened. I've been doing something almost every weekend for a month and chores needed to happen. And not just basic chores, it was heavy duty cleaning time. After cleaning I worked on getting rid of shit I no longer use or care for. I filled up a massive trash bag with crap I should have trashed sooner and packed five other bags of shit for goodwill. Caught up on some more TV shows and called it a night with some delicious enchiladas verdes!


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