Cooking

Three Simple Summer Recipes

Rattlesnake bites

I thought it would be fun to share some simple summer snacks that you can enjoy poolside – or just have around to snack on. This post was inspired from my Fourth of July pool party this weekend, and I figured I’d share some simple recipes to have on hand. Four ingredient Potato Salad I call this my mother-in-law potato…

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Fourth of July Weekend Recap

Houston Fourth of July

Happy Tuesday – I’m back at work after my long, Fourth of July weekend. I guess I *kind* of feel relaxed, although I’ve also been going a million miles an hour since Friday. So, I figured I’d share what we were up to this weekend. Friday I started my day off with a little workout outside. It’s been raining a…

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Happy July 1 – Sentence or two per picture

Lake Conroe

How have we already made it to July? figured it might be fun to share some photos and give ya’ll a sentence (or two) per picture. I feel like the last couple of months have been a blur with our trip to Mexico, the puppies and our house repairs. I’m prepping for a small 4th of July get together this…

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Dogs

Week three with our Golden Retriever Puppies

tex and cali

We are going on our third week with our new golden retriever puppies: Tex and Cali. I thought I’d give you a general update. If dogs aren’t your thing, then feel free to come back tomorrow 🙂 I’m sharing some of my favorite puppy toys and some of my favorite ways to keep them busy while I work from home.…

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House Updates

Before and After: Home Office Renovation

home office before and after

Okay friends. Now that we are on the flip side of our house repairs, I figured I’d show you some before and afters of my home office renovation. If you are new around here, my husband and I bought our first house back in September. We were fairly close to getting everything unpacked and put together when Winter Storm Uri…

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Weekend Wrap-up

walden's Lakeview dining

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’m wrapping up mine today. It’s a bit of a short week for me, and I’m really looking forward to a long, four-day weekend. We are having our annual 4th of July party at our new house this year, so I’m prepping for that this week. I’ve got a tennis lesson this evening…

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Friday Favorites

tex and cali

Happy Friday – we made it. After what feels like the longest two weeks in history, we’ve made it! Can I get an amen? I’ve had some big favorites this week, so let’s recap, shall we? Mr. Simplywed’s birthday Yesterday, we celebrated Aaron’s birthday: the big 42! And, it was a favorite of mine because he works so hard and…

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Thursday Things + Happy Birthday to my Husband

Mexico City | Mexico

Happy Thursday! I feel like a completely new woman now that our house renovations are complete. We had someone come in and do a deep clean yesterday, so I really feel like we have our house back. It’s a wonderful feeling. You don’t realize the extent that life’s stressors can take their toll on you until you really sit back…

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Travel

Travel Guide to Punta de Mita, Mexico part III

Sayulita | punta de mita travel guide

Happy Wednesday! I’m officially writing to you from my home office again. It feels so good to be back. If you’re new around here, our house had some damages during winter storm Uri, and my home office has been without a ceiling for four months. The repairs were finally complete, so I’m no longer relegated to working out of my…

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