Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekend Snapshots | 17

Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by this sweet coffee mug with great advice. Trust your dopeness! This handcrafted mug can be found at Space Montrose. The store I've been meaning to visit since I started stalking them on Instagram. More pictures after my novel, as usual.

SATURDAY |  I worked about 11 hours Friday so I made it a point to sleep 11 hours 😂 Sleep is super important, people! Did you know that man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep? Yeah, the National Sleep foundation says so and I've witnessed it with myself many times. I had errands to run, more like money to spend, so after slapping the hell out of my alarm and wiping wet nose slobber from my face I jumped in the shower.

E's been helping a friend who's house was flooded recently. They removed tons of drywall and so much furniture. So freaking sad. Driving through my area of town is pretty depressing because of all the damaged homes and cars. What's even more depressing is the traffic trying to come in and out of my area of town. It took me almost an hour from my house to the closest freeway and that drive typically takes me 25 minutes, if that. Not a big deal on the weekend when I'm not really in a rush to go anywhere, but a huge pain in the ass for the commute to and from work.

I really enjoyed Space Montrose. Especially since they have their own parking area. Finding parking in the Montrose area is never an easy task. Most of the time you have to find parking in the residential streets and sometimes it's blocks and blocks of no space 🙁 Even though they have their own parking, it was packed so I had to go down the residential streets. Lucky for me, I found a spot pretty fast! From the moment I walked into until the moment I left the store, I felt welcomed and excitamated to be there. The service is amazing. The constant chat and "thank you's" made my visit a great one. Everything is handcrafted in Houston or around the country. You know how much I love to support small business so this place was heaven for me. Lots of artwork, jewelry, shirts, bags, prayer candles and PINS! The pins are the reason I really wanted to visit this place. They recently released a sweet Houston pin that I needed in my life. Check out the snapshots below to get an idea of how awesome this store is and the goodies I bought for myself. They plan on opening an online store this summer so be on the look out for that!

So I checked off a place I've been meaning to visit from my must see list. No, I don't actually have a list for you to see. Maybe someday I'll put it on here. For now, I use Wunderlist for list making of places I want to visit. My list is mostly of places that serve or sell food. No surprise there, right?

I hit up Lush and Target in Memorial Mall after my Montrose trip. Never doing Target in the mall again. My anxiety was so high I forgot to buy the shit I was there for. Plus, I totally felt my age while surrounded by teeny boppers that were obviously super young (think 12-14) dressed like 18-25 year olds. I remember Mama Carrizo taking me to the mall with my homies when I was a teen but I definitely don't remember dressing like little hookers. Maybe it was a different time? Or maybe it was that Mama Carrizo made sure to raise me in a respectful manner. Ah, I don't know how you Mama's do it these days. 

SUNDAY |  One Sunday every month is dedicated to Sunday Streetz. It's not a street festival (they mention this multiple times), it's just an event where families can go out and be active. You can ride a bike, skate, walk or run. There are many vendors and food trucks! Last month we met up with Jessica and her family and we did it again this month. This time we told John and Julian to join us, too. Seems like when the four of us are together, it rains. Or so it has the last two weekends 😔 Yes, we were soaked again. This time we were better prepared, though. We had our own beer and hung out under some big trees while we ate our koagie's from Koagie Hots. Amaze balls, btw. Someone broke into E's truck on Saturday so Tom Ford had no driver window. Meaning, Fancy Pants had to carry the bikes. No big deal but squeezing Tom into the garage was nerve wrecking, haha!

Kind of bummed that Jessica and I forgot a selfie. I mean, there were so many great photo op moments but we didn't want to pull our phones out and risk getting them wet. Bloggers without phones? Yeah, not happening!

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Loving the hizzie out of these! I'm even wearing the earrings today!

Ari, E, & Julian - Photo: Jessica

Photo: Jessica



  1. Replies
    1. It was truly amazing! I'm a slow eater by default but I ate it even slower because of how nomtastic it was!

  2. Love your weekends, especially the sleeping 11 hours! And, Space Montrose, sweet shop! I bet both my brothers know about it... they are far more hip than me! Lol. Looking a the Wunderlist link you shared, sounds like a great list keeper!! Sucks they broke into your Hubby's car :( but that sandwich tho!!!

  3. Mall Target is the woooooorst. And it's sideways.
    I gotta go to this Space Montrose place. Now following them on Insta.


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