Lost in Drawers

Category: Styling

August 15th

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Some things hold a specific memory, a particular place and time that will remind you of the journey you are on. They are simple trees. But we got married by these trees, we said our vows under their branches, we prayed by these trees as the late summer sun filtered through their leaves. And we have returned every year to remind ourselves of where we have been and where we are now. And what is now? It was just the two of us then. Then two puppies in the span of three years. And now in our fifth year? One precious baby on the way.

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Day Date

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It seems like we were stuck in our house for a good long year after Clio had his neuter surgery. But luckily my baby brother came to stay with us for a week, along with my childhood puppy-turned-ladybird Bailey. So, it was an overly full house but a blessing to be with a little slice of family. But Clio is a fast healer and so we decided we needed a day out! We hit up the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the DMA in Dallas and generally had a relaxing day. But not to rest on our laurels, we are also planning for a vacation because for the first time in a long time we haven’t traveled for a good 8 months. And that will not stand!

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Cleon

 

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Lately…

 

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Here and There

 

 

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Smile You’re On Camera

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When you see an abandoned service station that says Smile You’re On Camera? You pull over? Yes, you pull over, go rogue stye if you will for the good of the blog. In other news, another day and another case of two unhappy little boys. We keep telling them that they get to go to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out…’cause you know that is what every little pup wants to do. PICK a darn pumpkin out! But we had another meeting that kept us from it again, yet we swear come rain or shine we are getting those boys to the pumpkin patch!

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What’s This

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So, I’ve been watching so much of the Nightmare Before Christmas movie, halfway because it’s Halloween time and halfway because my mom and I are going to Disney World to meet Jack and Sally. And that’s pretty exciting! But besides watching movies, it’s been all about my parents and family and puppies, and more eating of food. And did I mention family? It was a whirlwind of seeing an Elvis impersonator, during a cousin’s birthday party, and more silliness than I can remember.

We adore it when my parents come into town…but the cost of that is that we also clean and clean…and we get exhausted by the time Sunday evening came around. So, we took a bike ride…we rode and rode until my battery ran out. Well, next week, I might say differently at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

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The National

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So, it finally came, we finally were privileged to see The National live. This band was very much a part of our dating life and has stayed with us as an integral part of the soundtrack to our married life. We have been wanting to see them live ever since we met in 2008, and 5 – count them, FIVE – years later we saw them in Dallas at the former Palladium, now Southside Ballroom. So, yes we got dressed up and nails were shellaced with a gel coat and soon enough we were there as Tame Impala from Perth, Australia opened. Yes, we aren’t 19 and 24 anymore, so crowds and beer on our shoes isn’t quite as desirable these days. But, soon enough The National were onstage and they hit songs from 4 of their records, including all of our personal favorites. They sounded incredible and Matt, might be the most intense front man to ever sing in a deep baritone voice. It was wonderful, and silly and sometimes stretched out – but lovely all the same. Some bands are worth leaving the nest to see.

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“Be obscure clearly.”

4Don’t you love an E.B. White quote? I sure do. E.B. White – “Be obscure clearly! Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand.”

Is it time for Thanksgiving yet? It will be a new thanksgiving experience this year. We will be traveling to Arkansas to be with Bo’s side of the family for the first time. I’m hoping to eat and eat and many pies and see many a-changing leaves. But before Thanksgiving, we had a special concert this weekend! We had the privilege of seeing The National in Dallas. Seeing as this was the soundtrack to be and Bo’s courting, engagement and marriage. it’s pretty darn special. We were and are beside ourselves. More on that later!

Okay, we talk about the weather enough here on this blog, but I am deciding to dress for the month, or the time of year regardless of temperature. You hear that, Texas? So. I may get strange looks when it’s 80 degrees out and I’m wearing pleather and a beanie…but that’s the way it’s gotta be!

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SweeTango

 

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It is a newly released hybrid brand apple that debuted in 2009. It is a pinkish apple consisting of a yellow background that is intermittent with red coloration. The surface of the apple has several distinguishing visual characteristics, with freckle-like white lenticels.

So we tried an expensive apple today…the SweeTango apple…not Sweet Tango apple. I have to get that right. It is quite delicious, and tart but sweet and has a hint of spice at the end. The boys loved it. And why wouldn’t they love an almost $2 apple?  I ask you?

 

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