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What To Listen To Now // July

  If Memorial day marks the beginning and Labor Day the end, does that make the 4th of July the pinnacle of summer?  It sure feels like it.  We are in Austin this weekend, celebrating out on Lake LBJ with all of my cousins and their babes and it’s so fun that it just might have us house shopping (wink, wink!).  Where ever you are, I hope your holiday weekend is filled with yummy food fresh off of the grill, good friends, and a hot sun shining down.  Thanks to Matt, your weekend will definitely be full of great music!  The …

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What To Listen To Now // June

Oh hey there, stranger!  Lest you think I have opted for an early retirement, I figured it a good idea to stop in before the weekend and let you know that, no, I have not fallen off the face of the earth and, yes, I did take on quite the enormous styling job which monopolized most of my time over the last two weeks.  Not only was I missing in action these last few days, but I was sitting on this gem of a playlist from Matt Mugford without the time to publish it!  It is soooooo good!  Besides  listening to these tunes on repeat, I …

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My 5 Minute Hair Routine

Even before I had Parker, I’ve never been someone who could spend an hour fixing my hair.  There’s always something else I would rather be doing or I’m just too impatient to walk out the door and get the day started!  Now that I have a toddler, that would be a total impossibility.  My mornings are spent feeding bananas and chasing little tiny feet around the house while drinking coffee and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  On the days when I don’t wash my hair (which is every other day and can only happen …

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What To Read Now // Summer

I recently learned that when Aaron is out of town and I am in bed alone at 10pm with my laptop, what begins as catching up on emails or writing a post always ends in an impulse purchase.  It could be cute baby shoes or new dry shampoo, but it will undoubtedly be something.  Last week Aaron was out of town for six nights in a row.  Parker got new shoes on night number one and I got new craft supplies for an upcoming project on night number three, but luckily for both of us on night number two I binge ordered 4 books via Amazon …

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