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5 on Friday!

I’m linking up with Natasha from Hello! Happiness for 5 on Friday today.

1. I added three blogs to my Favorites this week thanks to New York City Fashion Week: Style By Lolly, Devon Rachel, and A PIECE of TOAST.  I stumbled across these via two of my favorite blogs: What Courtney Wore and Damsel in Dior.  Love the fact that both these bloggers are from Texas too!  I can’t decide which is my favorite outfit from NYFW – either this sharp ensemble or this DFW Wrap dress.

2. Speaking of fashion, Kate Middleton was looking GREAT post-baby at a black tie event last night.  I hope my post-baby recovery next spring is the same!  Hallelujah for a real-women mother figure.

3. This past week I have been working on organizing our favorite recipes.  I printed a template from iHeartOrganizing, proceeded to write down every favorite that my husband and I have cooked and where the recipe came from.  Yes, I said my husband and I.  He likes to saute’ things.


It felt nice to be organized, but at the same time I realized that I need to add more favorite dishes to our collection.  Thankfully, two cookbooks from my mom arrived in the mail this past week.  The cookbook that has the most potential is actually the Hungry Girl 200 under 200 cookbook.  I think I will just tell my husband that the recipes are from Food Network!  I am going to try a recipe for a healthy version of the Bloomin’ Onion this weekend.

hungry girl cookbook

4.  To go along with the Bloomin’ Onion, I am going to make this hamburger for him this weekend with some organic beef from the Farmers Market.  He LOVES fried eggs on his hamburgers.  I however will be perfectly happy with a nice cheeseburger.

egg hamburger

5. This post inspired me to make a new wreath for our front door with hydrangeas.  Until the weather truly turns fall, I am always stumped what to decorate the front door with.  (First world problems, I know.)  I like to leave our American wreath up from Memorial Day until after September 11th, but it seems to soon to pull out my fall wreath.  I like to combine the fall decor with Halloween anyways.  Annnnnd I’d honestly rather go purchase supplies to make a new wreath than climb up into the attic and find the box labeled fall decorations…

Happy weekend!


Old-School Ways Commence

Well, I did it.  I told comcast to install a landline phone.  It feels so weird to get something that’s considered so “old school” and almost unnecessary.  Almost unnecessary that is…

When our introductory Comcast rate expired (what a joke right?) I discovered that for the same price as  our new rate I could have a landline, faster internet and HBO.  Too bad Sex and the City went off the air years ago! 

I had been contemplating getting a landline since we moved for various, logical reasons.  As in the nanny won’t have to use her minutes when I call to check on baby girl during the day.  I won’t have to constantly remember where I set my phone down when the hubbs will be calling from “over there”.  And slight confession, I simply hate talking on a cell phone.  Give me a handset baby!

Now to find that handset.  Can you believe that its harder to FIND a real phone these days than it was to make the decision to have a landline installed??  For example, Target does not even have ANY in stores.  And believe me I walked up and down every aisle.  On Best, the phones are listed under office supplies – not even under their own category.  And of course, Staples was sold out of the only cordless handset I wanted. 

I think I am going to go completely old school and buy an old phone.  You know like the one Lucy Ricardo uses.  Pottery barn and actually have some great ones.  Who knows where this old school way of thinking will lead, especially since the hubbs is pretty dang old school at heart.  Next week you might find me sitting on my front porch in a rocking chair sipping iced tea.

phones from Pottery Barn

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