Archive for the ‘Weekend’ Category

Even More San Francisco!

December 15, 2011

We packed some major goodness into a short 60 hour period.
So it continues…

{street art outside of Buffalo Exchange}

{sunset on the pier}

{pirate ship…aaaarrrrr!}

{markets on every corner}

{smitten kitten}

{chowder & pizza…slurp}

{can’t get enough}

{here we go again…i couldn’t stop}

{Union Square Christmas!!}

{hot cocoa & ice skating!}

{kyle planned ice skating & it was soooo much fun!}

{i didn’t fall one single time! be amazed.}

{more ice skaaaaaaaaaating!}

{there was a lot of Christmas spirit in the air}

{no, seriously.}
and i didn’t even get one photo of the hundreds of people we saw
dressed like santas, roaming the streets of san fran for santacon!
google it.  it’s hilarious.

{real life willy wonka factory – ghirardelli}

{you want to see more, you say?}

{straight from ghiradelli square}

probably one of my favorite photos because every.single.time we tried to leave
we spent 45 minutes on day one trying to figure it out.
that will steal your pride away real fast.
crazy doors with crazy locks.

All of that to say-
I’m beyond thankful for the journeys I’m able to take and hope for many, many more.  Thanks for reading along!

San Francisco Weekend

December 14, 2011

Who needs words when you have pretty photos?  I’ll just throw in a couple of letters here and there when needed.

{such a pretty bridge…}
Smiling because moments before this photo was taken, we were
almost taken out by a rogue army of segway scooters!!

{pier 23}

{my cheetah oxfords…meow}

{most epic Mumford & Sons show with 14,000 others!!!}

{because who doesn’t love a good bicycle photo? exactly.}

{i knew they were real…}

{exploring around the mission}

{life motto}

{pie for breakfast makes laura a happy girl}

{told ya…hooray for mission pie}

{this is kyle – trip planner, tour guide, travel buddy, bag carrier,
direction giver, picture taker, door opener, great guy…}

{so cold but so beautiful}


{the famous pier 39 & some extremely vocal sea lions}

{Merry Christmas time!!}

{best news ever}

We ate a lot of great food
Listened to a lot of pretty music.
Saw a lot of really strange (but awesome) people.
Took a whole lot of photos.
More photos that I’ll be sure to post tomorrow.

San Francisco Preview

December 13, 2011

I’m in the process of sorting through a few hundred San Francisco pictures from this past weekend. My expectations were met and exceeded a trillion times. Such a perfect weekend getaway. Much more to come! I’ll post many more photos all week long, starting with this one…seafoam trolley!!


San Franciscoooooooo!

December 8, 2011

{We Heart It}

This has been the year of travel dreams coming true!  I’ll be headed to San Francisco early tomorrow morning to see Mumford & Sons (twice in one year!!) and Florence & The Machine in concert!  My friend Kyle is taking me to Not So Silent Night and then I’ll have all weekend to play in the city.  So beyond excited.  Know what I’m not excited about?  Getting to the airport at 5 am tomorrow for my flight.  Noooooooooooo!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Cake Pops & Reindeers

December 4, 2011

This was a weekend full of Dallas Christmas cheer.  Cake pop baking, icing ninjas, photo taking, reindeer horns, Christmas parades, brunching, walks in the rain.  You could say it was a pretty swell 48 hours.

{cake pop ninja}

{finished project!! At 2 am!}

{Downtown Dallas Christmas parade!}

{stroll through Lakewood in the rain}

My weekends are still spent like a kid in college.  I like it.  San Francisco on FRIDAY!  Life continues in a blur….

Etsy Jingle Bash

November 26, 2011

A group of us crashed the Dallas Etsy Jingle Bash to scout out the locally made goodies.  Then we found the photo-booth.

My friends are special.  Yes, indeed.


It’s Work Related…

September 16, 2011

I’m hard at work in beautiful Spokane, WA all weekend.  It’s beyond gorgeous here. Not only that but there’s homemade cookies and other goodies all over the place!!


The lovely Jenn made cookies that taste like clouds from heaven so I had to have all of them.  Back to work for me!  OHHH, I forgot to mention that we’re staying at the coolest hotel EVER!! Check it…The Davenport Hotel.

America, I love you.

September 11, 2011

{taken from my hotel room on the 23rd floor – downtown Philadelphia}

I’m spending the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in Philadelphia, PA.  Every year I get more and more proud of this country.  Regardless of the craziness that surrounds us, I love being an American.

This morning in the hotel, we watched the September 11th footage from 10 years ago. It was haunting, scary and also uplifting to hear from those that risked their lives for friends, family and strangers.  When asked how they escaped the fire and ash the brave firefighters answered, ‘We walked towards the light.’

And we’re still doing just this…walking towards the light.  Towards the only one who can direct our path and calm our hearts when the world is turned upside down with fear, evil and anxiety.  The one who lights even the darkest places.

Be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10 

Always remember.

Coffee & Girl Talk

September 5, 2011

{photo by inkedfingers}

Austin, Tx…you really should stop being so addicting.  I’m hyped up on a delishush latte while sitting across the table from one of my dearest friends, Carli.  I like it here.

A friend is one who knows you and
loves you just the same.
-E. Hubbard 




Crafty Sunday

August 22, 2011

Seeing how this will be my last weekend in Dallas until October 23, I thought I should do something useful with my time.  I’m sure a lot of you saw the adorable wall art DIY from Mrs. Elsie.  If not, click here to check it out!

I rounded up a cheap duck painting from Lula B’s, some vinyl letters from Hobby Lobby and the cutest little bottle of white spray paint you’ve ever seen.  They didn’t even ask for my ID!! There’s a first time for everything!  After fifteen pseudo-messy minutes I had this…

{welcome to my living room}

I {love} it.

My weekend also consisted of running the roads and being the best social butterfly a gal can be:
-sewing party with Amy (which really consisted of Amy sewing while I sat on her couch watching Project Runway.)

-midnight In and Out Burger with Marty (the fella who took the balloon photos!!)

-a very expensive visit to Aveda (trying to go more and more all natural with the products I use in my home! there’s a certain peace of mind when you can pronounce the ingredients found in your food, home and atmosphere.)

-a party at David’s (which means we all sat around a table and talked about dating until somebody got out the guitars.)

-brunch with Mikey (a good friend i met off of instagram…yea yea call me crazy.)

-a night on the town with a couple of pretty ladies (see? i don’t just hang out with boys….although it may appear that way, it just isn’t the truth.  well, it’s sort of the truth.  i’m confused.)

-a date to a local coffee shop (with my journal…don’t get excited.)

-a shopping trip to Central Market (i forgot the groceries in my trunk but at least remembered to put the chocolate covered honey-comb in my purse.  yes, chocolate covered honey comb.  so good!)

It was a pretty great weekend.  Way to be good to me, Dallas.