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So this month has gone by in a blur of activities. The times that I happen to have my camera on me are really special, because by capturing the moment, it’s almost like time stops for a bit. As if me and that second of time have a private meeting to discuss the beauty of what’s happening.

In this week of moments:

1. Clint took me on a date to Saint Arnold’s brewery. Where I learned

  •       St. Arnold’s is the largest craft beer brewery in Texas
  •       every last drop of this beer is made in Houston
  •       they have produced the unthinkable- a dark beer that I love! (Santos)

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2. Down House- brunching with a bestie.

When Maddie and I met, we had been uprooted from our hometowns and had decided that Houston pretty much sucked. So we decided to search out any places that would give us a glimmer of hope that Houston could turn around for us. Over the last half year, we have found some pretty great little gems. Today’s adventure was to a restaurant called Down House. It’s a quirky little coffee bar with a great menu and a MEAN bloody mary (complete with a chicken wing on top). After we devoured our gouda grilled cheese sandwich and burger, we went across the street to an antique shop. I happened to find an AWESOME 1920’s style couch. And after haggling him way down (compliments of my childhood experiences at garage sales), it is now mine. I’ll post pictures once it’s delivered tomorrow. I’m ppppppppreeeeeetttttyyyyy stoked.

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3. I painted this yesterday. It’s my first 36×48 canvas. I’m telling you, there is nothing more stress relieving than to sit down for a few hours with some good music and coffee and paint something random.

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4. Last, but definitely not least… it’s me and Clint’s second anniversary today.  I can’t believe that two years ago I married the most selfless, ambitious, loving, and down right handsome man that I’ve ever met. And I come home from lunch to flowers he left work to sneak in while I was gone. Heart. Melting.

Now off to a night of sushi and kicking off our 3rd year of marriage.
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LOTS of exciting things coming up for August, I can hardly sit still. I’m excited to share them with you, but for now, I have a hot husband to dine with.

Cheers.

XO, K.

a new face.

Hello there.

As you can tell, the blog got a bit of a face lift overnight. And by overnight, I mean that I am still up at 3am trying to figure out how in the hades to get this whole code situation sorted out. Word Press is making it increasingly difficult for me to pretend that I am a blogger who knows what she’s doing. So be distracted by my words and pictures until I figure out the art of getting an Instagram icon into the side bar and/or a decent header. Hats off to all of you code artists out there.

Now on to something I can conquer: Gift wrapping.

I am not going to pretend that I am good at giving gifts. I’m absolutely not. I am not the friend who is going to remember your birthday. And I feel bad about that… I do. Butttttt I am trying to get better. With so many weddings, graduations, and other summery celebratory situations, I have been exercising my gift giving muscle. As I get older, I am beginning to realize that a well thought out gift can be the water that keeps a friendship from drying up. When life gets busy and you don’t have time to catch dinner or call more than once a week (if you’re lucky), a well thought out present can be a tangible token of loyalty and love until things calm down a bit.

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For any of you gift givers out there, here are a few of my gifting favorites that are sure to please: {pictured above}

Rifle Paper Company anything. They have wonderful vintage inspired paper goods that are all so cute and useful.

Donna Hay cookbook. This is coffee table material, folks. Beyond the mouth watering recipes, the layouts and photography are gorgeous. She also divides the dishes by what ingredients are in season so that you have the freshest meals (and impressed guests).

Ravens Wood Wine: My parents actually gave me this Zinfandel as part of a Christmas gift, and I loved it so much that I decided to spread the wealth. Definitely a good wine for your buck.
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In other news: Today was one of the most wonderful days I’ve had in a while (!!!). I’ll update you more on that tomorrow. This coding mess has got me all kinds of sleep deprived tonight.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

xoxo, k.