Randoms & Happy Weekend

Happy Friday!

Pantry Progress, Phase 2, is done. I added these white bins from Walmart to house the canned goods, rice, peanut butter, granola bars, etc. It's working out great! See Phase 1 here.


Our blonde puppy, Rory, is a bit of a hoarder. She doesn't chew bones– she cherishes them. She doesn't shred stuffed animals– she carries them around and won't let them out of her sight. We often find her on her bed, surrounded by toys and bones and all of her other cherished possessions.

Her very favorite toy was Mr. Lion. (Scott named him that.) Rory carried Mr. Lion everywhere and had been known to sleep with him as her pillow. It was pretty adorable.

A few weeks my parents came to visit,  and they brought their golden retriever puppy, Sassy. Sassy proceeded to shred Mr. Lion to pieces while Rory watched in horror. (We weren't home, so I'm imagining that's what happened.)

I felt so bad for Rory. Her precious toy was gone forever. At least, I thought he was. We thought we had thrown away all of the shredded pieces of the stuffed animal, but I guess we forgot one. Rory has  been carrying this little stuffed leg everywhere she goes. She just can't give up on Mr. Lion just yet.

Is that not the most pitiful thing you've ever seen?! Breaks my heart! 


Last weekend I went to Houston for a mini-reunion with some of my college volleyball teammates. I had forgotten what it was like to walk around with tall girls en masse– everyone stares! It's so funny. I guess it is unusual to see a bunch of 6 ft+ women walking around the mall. (I'm not 6 ft. tall normally, but I had heels on that day. I was bringing down our height average because I'm the shortest at 5'9.)


My new favorite necklace is here. I'm totally in love! I bought it on Amazon, and it's made by Gauge NYC. You can see their full selection here: Gauge NYC for Amazon.

They also have an Etsy store where they sell jewelry and modern typography as cake toppers. Pretty awesome! It's my new everyday necklace, and I've gotten a lot of compliments. I first mentioned this necklace a couple of weeks ago, when I first fell in love with it.


• I want this pear tea towel. I love pears!

• I also want this polka dot notebook. It's right up my alley.

• Pottery Barn is having a clearance event right now, along with Pottery Barn Kids.  Lots of cute stuff there! 


Do you have fun plans this weekend? I'm going to visit the autumn display at the Dallas Arboretum– pumpkin madness! I can't wait. I'm throwing my best friend a dinner party for her birthday on Wednesday so I'll be running down the last minute touches for that. Should be fun!

* Have a great weekend! *

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