Hi, y’all! Happy Humpday! If you’re one of the lucky ones who got Monday off – hopefully you’re enjoying this short week. Our mom is in town for the month (yay!), so Monday called for a long lunch at Dallas Chop House (new fave tuna tartare) and a longer trip to Target. We were chatting over lunch about all the things we want to do while she’s here – including cooking, baking and planning some much needed girls’ nights. Stacey is basically the Pinterest Queen and is always sending us fun articles, easy recipes and décor tips from around the web, and its inspired us to start collecting some of our favorites to share with you! So, here’s what we’re loving lately.
Wassup, 2017? We’ve been anxiously awaiting you. All in all, 2016 was a mixed bag. Definite highs and lows, but let’s focus on the highlights here. We can easily agree that, looking back, most of our favorite memories include traveling. From Canada to Cannes to Catalonia and a few places in between, 2016 was a solid year for trips. One of the most common questions we get, and something we’re still figuring out for ourselves, is how do you stay healthy while hopping from city to city? Vacation is meant to be vacation, so by all means #treatyoself, but we found there are a few small things that help us feel energized and active while away from home.
There is no way it’s almost 2017. I know we say it every year, and it’s so cliche, but literally, where did this year go? The holiday season somehow always sneaks up and leaves me scrambling to fit in as many festivities as possible before the 25th. We love hosting parties for friends and family, and while we’re usually pro planners, sometimes we’re in a pinch. So, if you’re looking to squeeze out the last bit of holiday fun before its time to take down the lights, here are five simple tips to help throw together a last-minute soiree.
Having lived in Texas, football has always been a big part of our lives. And, since my Dad didn’t have any sons, we gladly took on the role of watching football with him growing up. From Friday night high school games, to college games on Saturday to the NFL on Sundays, in the fall, football was (and still is!) on all weekend.
Friendsgiving is easily one of our favorite new traditions. Each of us started hosting Friendsgiving parties in college as a way to celebrate the friends who feel like family… and as an excuse to eat more than one Thanksgiving meal. Although, we quickly learned that pulling together the feast is a lot easier said than done. After last year’s seriously overdone turkey, we decided to take a few shortcuts and let Eatzi’s do the work for our first Friendsgiving of the season. Less dirty dishes. Less turkey faux pas. More time to relax and drink wine.
I know we all have that long list of restaurants we “HAVE” to try. Between Kelsie and I, our list is basically never-ending. And yet, any time we try to think of somewhere new to go for dinner, I totally draw a blank. Salum had been on that list for quite some time, and considering we live right around the corner from this gem of a spot, it’s a little crazy we hadn’t visited yet. We recently checked Salum off our “must-try” list and got to taste the best of the best in celebration of its 11th anniversary. [Read more…]
Our lives have been absolutely insane lately – and I feel like we always say that, but they have. Between working full-time, freelancing and trying to keep up with the blog in between shoots and dinners, we don’t have much time for anything else, which made our recent trip to Vancouver that much more appreciated.