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Between Homes

Life Travel

Hello from Bald Head Island! Matt and I are enjoying some time with my family and then Matt’s family while we wait for our moving truck to make its way across the country. It’s weird being homeless and I’m definitely feeling anxious to get settled. We had a busy week before we left – cleaning, selling furniture, and finalizing an offer on our house! We tried to see as many friends as possible, and I started to get really sad…

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Brooklyn Bound

Life Ramblings Travel

Hello! I’ve owed you an update for a while, but life has been crazy. To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement. My mom and Matt’s mom left last Monday, my birthday was Wednesday, Emerson came down with the stomach bug on Thursday, our house hit the market Friday and we had an open house on Saturday, we searched for apartments in NYC Saturday-Monday, Matt finished his last day of work on Wednesday, and Emerson has a fever today. Whew!…

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Happy Birthday Emerson Grace!


I had to work on Thursday, but my mom was able to be at home to meet the carpet cleaners and mosquito guy so that my house was ready for the birthday party (and the market…). Work days always fly by, but I tried to stop and think about my labor and visited Emerson in the nursery IMG_5970.jpg IMG_5971.jpg IMG_5975.jpg IMG_5986.jpg

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Flowery Shower

Pregnancy Restaurant Reviews

My parents came to visit from NC this past weekend, and we had a blast eating, shopping, and relaxing. We were so busy, that I didn’t snap a single picture outside of my shower on Sunday. I have a small group of friends here in Dallas who were sweet enough to host a celebration for Baby Allen. They went all out with lavender and aqua, and had beautiful jars of flowers for the guests to take home as favors. It…

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Barb and Cliff Do Dallas


School is out and summer is here! We kicked things off with a visit from my parents! We had such a fun, relaxed trip with lots of eating and shopping. On Friday we stayed in and enjoyed drinks on the balcony. It was nice to take it easy at the end of the week and catch up with my parents. Saturday, we got up and headed south for a 3ish mile hike at the Cedar Ridge Preserve. It was hot,…

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Auction at the W

The Working World

This weekend my school had a huge fundraiser – a silent auction at the sky bar of the W Hotel. Fancy! The parents association really goes all out for this event, and I was pretty excited to get to attend. We had icy conditions on Saturday, but the view of Dallas was still spectacular from from the 33rd floor. I enjoyed a Manhattan while I checked out all of the silent auction items. Most things were out of my price…

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Christmas in Dallas

Cooking The Working World

Hosting Christmas in Dallas was a blast, but boy am I exhausted. Matt’s parents and sister and my parents and sister, husband, and family were all here!! Everyone arrived on Christmas Eve, so I prepped a big spread of food in the townhouse where they were staying. We were up late eating appetizers and drinking beer, hot apple cider, and egg nog (I thought the almond kind was pretty good with bourbon!). I made bbq pork shoulder in the crockpot…

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Savor + Rivalry


It was an extraordinary weekend here in Dallas because my mom was visiting and I experienced the Texas vs. OU rivalry for the first time! My mom was attending a conference and only had one night free to hang out, so there was pressure to find a really awesome restaurant for her one dinner in Dallas. Luckily, I was able to snag a reservation at a new gastropub called Savor. We grabbed cocktails for happy hour and then walked to…

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Have you ever had the wrong time for your own party? I did that yesterday and was frantically running around to get everything ready an hour earlier than I had thought – so silly of me! Anyway, I apologize that my picture quality suffered as a result. We had all of our Dallas buddies over for a party last night! I tried a few new recipes in addition to my usual pig-in-a-blankets, cheese platter, and salsa trio. I can’t remember…

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