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first time at the rodeo

March 5th, 2012 · 14 Comments

Thought I’d share some pictures from our trip to the Houston Rodeo this weekend, since many of you guys have probably never been to one!  I had so, so much fun — I wish I’d brought my SLR so I could get some really good photos, but the iPhone plus Instagram combo is so much easier to lug around.  And obviously I had to keep my hands free for fried pickles, smoked turkey, and the best food that has ever been invented: Cookie Dough on a Stick.  (Yes, seriously.)

I went through a phase a few years ago where I really, really wanted a miniature pig — they’re so cute and they’re supposed to be as clean and sweet as dogs if you raise them in a house.  The only thing that held me back was I found out that even if you think you’re buying a miniature pig, they don’t always stop growing… so you might well end up with a pig this size instead.  Definitely not fit for a Manhattan apartment (or even a Houston backyard)!

The actual bull riding wasn’t really my thing, but the carnival games, heaps of fried food, cowboy hats, boots and baby animals were pretty great.  We didn’t actually stay for the afternoon’s concert, but I’m definitely going back for one before it ends!


{inside the stadium}


{eating cookie dough on a stick}


{chad with a smoked turkey drumstick}


{day-old baby chickens!}


{trying on a cowboy hat}


{the best cotton candy}


{a bull and a calf}


{snuggling goats}


{every style of cowboy boots you could imagine}


{again: Cookie Dough.  On a Stick.}

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testing 1, 2, 3…

February 29th, 2012 · 20 Comments

This Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week are basically miserable for me. 

As you guys have probably picked up by now, I’m taking the Texas Bar Exam.  Each state licenses attorneys differently, so when I moved here, I hadn’t practiced long enough to be eligible to waive in.  So, after practicing law for several years, it seems that I have to start back over… with the Bar Exam.

And that’s fine.  It’s a tough test, but I’ve studied incredibly hard — probably harder than when I passed in New York!  And in two more days (I can literally count the hours at this point), this insane period will be over. 

So send good luck thoughts and prayers my way through Thursday, and I’ll be back on Friday with pictures much prettier than my (epic, if I do say so myself) flashcards. 

Thanks guys!

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welcoming in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Happy new year! 

I don’t know if anyone else is starting the year this way, but I feel a little overwhelmed!  The next two months are so booked up with personal, professional, and important things in my life that I’m struggling to figure out how it’s all going to fit.

And…. breathe. 

Maybe some of you guys are like me, waking up on January 1 with a list of things so monumental and yet totally pressing that you start to freak out a little!  Over New Year’s weekend I managed to hold my own as a bridesmaid in a wedding across the country (gorgeous), cram in about 14 hours of lectures and 6 hours of practice tests for the Texas Bar Exam, take two outfit photos, and create amazing lamb chops in our new sous-vide machine.  And yet somehow I feel frustrated with myself…. because I didn’t squeeze in any time to work on the new book.  Ugh!

So maybe my New Year’s resolution should be to just take things as they come, do the best as I can do, and keep hold of my sanity during this really busy stretch. 

(Which includes February Fashion Week.  And I’ve already booked my ticket!)

Water vest and ABS bracelet, gifted from Rue La La (my favorite), Alexis Bittar gold bangle, gifted Juicy Couture bag (last year — similar here) Theyskens’ Theory shorts, Via Spiga boots, Chloe glasses (I mat have prescription lenses done in these!)

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merry christmas!

December 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

My family decided to take a late Christmas card photo this morning — this one was a frontrunner until Chad decided to photobomb it. 

Now it’s flat-out iconic.  We’ll be showing this baby to our grandkids.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday! 

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into the woods

December 16th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Just got home from an epic round of Christmas shopping, so this is going to be a short post!  As much as I love this time of year, between the parties and the shopping and the holiday travel (ugh), it’s seriously exhausting!  I’m looking forward to having a night or two to myself sometime in January!

But my favorite (early) Christmas gift was an incredibly beautiful package from Australian designer Samantha Wills.  In it were eight of the most beautiful, unique, stunning pieces of jewelry I’ve ever owned, and I am so incredibly excited and grateful to wear them!  There has literally not been a single day since they came that I haven’t worn one (or more) of them, but layering them all together is my absolute favorite.  And her prices aren’t any higher than you’d pay at a J. Crew or Anthropologie — every piece I’m wearing in this post is $150 or under.  I’m already stalking her website for new arrivals!  I feel like she’s going to be huge — so I’ll be happy if you guys heard about her here first!  🙂

And one extra note on the shoes — I picked them up two weeks ago in New York with Payless, and I’ve been wearing them all the time!  I wore them to my book party, to a holiday party, to work, basically everywhere, because for heels that high, they are incredibly comfortable.  What a shock, right?

Gifted Samantha Wills Bella Bangle set, Distance & Time cuff, Bohemian Bardot necklace, Grand Tremezzo necklace, Club Monaco sweater, gifted Hudson jeans, Chanel bag, gifted Payless heels.

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