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Ringing in 2018

Brooklyn Cooking Weekend Recap

It’s funny, thinking back to last year, I remember being a bit disappointed I couldn’t go out to a fancy restaurant and drink lots of cocktails for NYE.  This year?  I was so excited for a night on the couch with Matt. I planned the menu and Matt went and got all the groceries on Saturday, so we could relax and enjoy Sunday a bit more. I joined the Y last week, so I checked out a total body conditioning…

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Thoughts from a Thursday

Pregnancy Ramblings

A couple of women at school have exclaimed “THE BABY HAS DROPPED” when I walked into the workroom.  I guess so? I’m not sure! I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair of Tom’s flats I’ve been eyeing for fall (Taupe Suede). Pregnancy has def kept me from spending money on clothes, but I miss shopping, especially this time of year. Is it realistic to think I’ll read some novels this fall?  I created a reading list on Amazon…

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Thoughts from a Thursday

Life Ramblings

-I love having fresh flowers in the house! How pretty is this pink bouquet a friend brought over? -We’ve had lots of rainy weather here and I’ve been in the dark audiotorium proctoring standardized tests all week. I can’t wait for some sunshine to hit my eyes! -I jumped on the SnapChat train, and I’m slowly figuring out how it works. My username is leyallen. -I had an action-packed weekend that included Metcon at the gym, visiting Grapevine Brewing for…

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Spring Weekends

Amazing Restaurants

We’ve had a fun couple of weekends over here. First, we had a local wedding to attend, which is such a rare occasion. I loooove going to weddings in town because it makes the whole event much more relaxed when you don’t have to travel. Our friends Alex and Akshay got married right around the corner from our house at the beautiful Robert E. Lee park. Though it was a chilly day out, it was absolutely gorgeous! The ceremony was…

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Hill Country Spring Break

Travel

Hello. I owe you a post from my trip to hill country for spring break. Matt and I made somewhat last minute plans to take a road trip, and ended up booking 4 nights at Travassa Austin. We left after waking up on Thursday, and stopped at a classic bbq joint in Belton for lunch. We ordered the combo plate with pulled pork and brisket from Millers, and loved every bit of it (well, maybe not the onions:) We arrived…

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Springing Forward

Ramblings

Spring forward brought 88 degrees! I love all the green I’m starting to see. It must mean St. Patty’s Day is near. I had a low-key weekend that included a lot of odds and ends around the house. I love being able to open all the windows and have the fresh air sweep through the living room. Spring is probably the one time of year that I feel inspired to clean. And somehow I convinced Matt to do the toilets.…

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Date Night in Deep Ellum

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Oh, hey. It’s been a while and I’m sorry for that. I had a stomach thingy the week before last, and then this week had a bad cold that left me exhausted. But, this weekend it was back to normal. Matt and I had a lovely date night at the new Filament. The restaurant was neat – an old warehouse-esque space with exposed brick and beams in Deep Ellum. The cocktail list was inspiring. I had a mezcal drink that…

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This and That

Ramblings

Settling into 2016 feels nice. Although it was only a 4 day week last week, I was tired! I’m glad to be back in the grove this week. We stayed in on Friday and made a dinner of pork chops with jalapeño cranberry relish, sweet potatoes, and collards. Matt’s sister sent us this awesome smoked maple syrup and we used just a dash in the collards. It’s fabulous with bourbon too. Saturday, was all about catching up on life. But…

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Cabo Highlights

Travel

Happy new year! I hope you guys are getting back into the swing of things after the holidays. Matt and I went down to Mexico for a few days, and boy do I miss this view. We used Marriott points to stay at the brand new JW Marriott Los Cabos near San Jose Del Cabo. The resort was absolutely amazing, and probably the nicest place I’ve ever stayed! The experience was almost worth having Matt travel to Seattle for six…

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