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I like my margaritas strong and my television crappy.
Interests: Sleeping and napping. Sometimes simultaneously.
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First, moment of silence, because I did not finish the 52 books I set out to read in 2015 (I finished 44), so this post is clouded in a thin layer of shame. BUT, beyond that, it was not my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at She Likes Purple
(2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Inspired all these years by Linda) Dusting off this space to write my annual year-in-review. Mostly because I really enjoying looking back on these, and I'd be sad not to have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at She Likes Purple
You can find gallery walls all over Pinterest. They look one trillion times better than anything I could ever put together, but they inspired me all the same. I kept calling the wall I was putting together in my head... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at She Likes Purple
This day marks the eleventh anniversary of the day Mike first invited me over to his house, to watch a movie. Disney's The Emperor's New Groove, if memory serves. It marks the first day he ever poured me a glass... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at She Likes Purple
Each year I make a (rather lengthy) to-do list with tangible, cross-offable goals. I usually finish about half my list, which is both impressive and disappointing, depending on the day you ask me. I'm aiming to finish a little more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at She Likes Purple
it was just a little too hard to cut the list by one to make it a top ten. (And eleven look better in the collage I made, anyway.) Warning: if YA contemporary fiction isn't for you, then, well, this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at She Likes Purple
(2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Inspired all these years by Linda) 1. What did you do in 2014 that you'd never done before? Visited Central America, watched Kyle splash in the Atlantic Ocean, read 47 (!!) books... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at She Likes Purple
Wow, I've been neglectful. Let's catch up. 1. I've been on a reading kick lately, in hopes I would beat last year's record of reading 28 books. And I did! So I'm now pushing for 35. (I realize 35 books... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at She Likes Purple
(Four is...) Five is argumentative. If you say the sky is blue, five says somewhat matter-of-factly, "Actually, I think the sky is light blue." You may gnash your teeth and pull out your hair and attempt to define blue for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at She Likes Purple
(Kyle Quotes One and Two) Kyle calls my mom (whose name is Peggy), Nana. Me: I need to text Nana, and ask her a question. Kyle: You should really call her Peggy. Kyle, showing me his artwork: This is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at She Likes Purple
Kyle starts Kindergarten on Tuesday. I'm kind of a wreck about Kyle starting Kindergarten on Tuesday. I know, this is the biggest parenting cliche there is. The weepy mom saying goodbye to her baby on his/her first day of Kindergarten.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at She Likes Purple
I love to travel--you likely know this about me--and I also really love encouraging travel. Whether it be traveling far or just heading down the road for a quick escape close to home. Actually, those kinds of escapes can be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at She Likes Purple
Weeks and weeks ago, I went to New York for a work trip, and it was one of my favorite trips there to date for all the professional networking I accomplished, yes, but also all the delicious food I ate.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at She Likes Purple
The break-neck speed that time seems to tumble by the first few years of having a child can fool us (certainly fooled me) into forgetting there's also so much routine to our crazy lives. Kyle's been at the same daycare... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at She Likes Purple
We had a July Fourth (on the third) get-together, to watch our town's fireworks from our backyard (since we can see them from our backyard, thank everything) and, alright, so we could also enjoy this delicious sparkling grapefruit sangria. After... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at She Likes Purple
I know there are Strong Internet Feelings about sponsored posts, and I understand them, truly, but I have a few strong feelings of my own and most of them involve wine. (And, alright, CW shows.) So when I was recently... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at She Likes Purple
Mike: I don't think our fig tree made it through the winter. Me: Ahhhhhh, that sucks. Mike: I know, I'll probably need to get rid of it. Maybe we can plant something else in its place. Me: No! Don't cut... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at She Likes Purple
Last year, I went to the ATX Television Festival--a festival created, you guessed it, to celebrate all things TV--and when I told people that's where I was headed for the weekend, I heard this a lot: A TV festival? I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at She Likes Purple
I've had "take family photos" on my to-do list every year for all the years since we've been a family of three and I've always talked myself out of it. I don't love the way I look, we don't have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at She Likes Purple
1. May has been officially re-named (well, in my house anyway) The Month of Collecting a Lot of Rewards Miles. Mike was gone for 20 days this month on six separate flights, and I'll be gone for 6 days starting... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at She Likes Purple
Since our wedding anniversary was this week, I thought it might be nice to throw together some highlights of that super special seven-years-ago day. 1. My mom and I had breakfast together that morning, just us. We ate bagels and... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at She Likes Purple
(Previous Kyle Quotes) I'm sure you've got some Johnny Manziel opinions, but my boy thinks he's the most awesome football player there is. After finding out the Cleveland Browns drafted Johnny Manziel, Kyle kept saying: I can't wait to root... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at She Likes Purple
I began blogging about a million years ago on MySpace before eventually moving over to Typepad, and probably 75% of my early MySpace posts were simply those internet surveys/"memes"/questionnaires/whatever they were called that were all the rage in 2004. So... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at She Likes Purple
(six, five, four, three, two, [and my personal favorite] one) We've been married seven years today. Mike's out of town, I have a work dinner tonight, and it's Monday. Seven years ago today was a wee bit more magical than... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at She Likes Purple
Hiking has become our favorite weekend activity of choice. In Texas?, you might ask, but Texas has a seriously bad reputation for being nothing but tumbleweeds and flat landscape as far as the eye can see when we actually have... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at She Likes Purple