Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Goat Brushing with Nolie

Ever since we received a family membership to the zoo from the Blairs, we have tried to make as many trips as possible, because there is so much to do and see for toddlers. Besides the fact that he loves it! Best present ever Caroline!

Two Chicks to Love

A few Fridays back, Marianne and I took these little friends to the Children's Museum.

Wednesday Wink 010

Wednesday Wink 010

Playlists are important. Especially when it comes to running, walking or jogging. My "work-out" playlist looks vastly different than my regular playlist. I need something that will keep a pace, and typically angry girl music fits the bill. Here are a few from my current playlist if you promise not to laugh! What are some of your favorites?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Robbins Playdate

I am officially giving up my membership to Gymboree and enrolling in Sayler's Playland.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Wink 009

 Wednesday Wink 009

When you think about it, we spend a lot of our time with the people that we work with. Many of us sometimes feel married to our computers. I spend Monday-Thursday and every other Friday at the office, which can easily become depressing and often times I find it difficult to prioritize and become successful in my personal and professional life. Sometimes I wish there was a handbook. A step by step manual for moms, business, and women in general. And while I do not have all the answers and learn something new everyday, I actually feel pretty good about where I am today. It isn't perfect, but it is pretty great. My father has been a huge influence on me when it comes to my career. I leaned on him when I first entered the professional world and to this day call him for advice. When it comes to being "business savvy," I think about my father. I pretty much owe most of my success to him. The rest of my success could not have happened without several key people and a few tips that I thought that I would pass along on today's wink.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Wink 008 & Winner

Wednesday Wink 008

 I love finding the perfect gift for every occasion. Recently, I have been gathering gifts for children's birthdays and baby showers which has been so much fun, but I was so thrilled when I found out Diana got engaged over the weekend because I got to go shopping for engagement gifts! Just a little something to say congrats and I am so happy for you! I haven't gone "I am happy for you" shopping in a while, but I rely on a few favorites when it comes to girlfriends receiving new jewelry! A ring holder, in my mind, is the perfect engagement news gift. Something to highlight her bling! Waterford makes several beautiful crystal holders and for a more modern flare, check out Red Envelope (Choose the elephant and come up with a cute message like "Never Forget"). My favorite ring holders are these hand blown ones from Henrietta Glass. They come in tons of amazing colors and no two holders are alike. For Diana, I chose an aquamarine inspired holder since she will be married next March. If you know your bride's colors for the wedding or the special date, choosing a coordinating color pallet makes the gift more personal. I truly hope she loves it as much as I had fun shopping. Congrats sweet friend!

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Official" Photography Business

This little beauty is turning 3.

19 Months

At 19 months we are tipping the scales at 28 pounds and reaching heights of 32 inches...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Go Texans

It took my husband 6 years in Houston to finally become a Texans' fan. They owe it all to #38 Danieal Manning!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday Wink 007 & $100 Giveaway

Turkey sandwich, peanut butter and jelly, chicken nuggets... Repeat! A variety of healthy, pick-up friendly foods for a toddler's lunch is such a struggle. As a working mom this is probably one of the biggest challenges. Not only do you have to worry about whether an item is healthy, but also if your toddler will be able to eat it without making a complete mess. Or how about keeping the milk cold and the pasta hot? I am better when I plan. So, this school year I decided to come up with a monthly meal schedule. Something a little more creative.
When I get our daily report card home, I will be able to check those meals that worked, and then 'X' those that were not kid-approved! I would love to hear some of your lunch ideas! And all that lunch planning makes me exhausted... so let's eat out tonight! I am giving away $100 GIFT CARD TO PAPPAS BROS. This card is good at all the Pappas Restaurants: Pappadeaux, Pappasitos Cantina, Pappas Seafood House, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Pappas Bar-B-Q, Yia Yia Mary's Greek Kitchen, and Pappas Burger!

Note: This was purchased by Kathryn's Camera and is NOT affiliated with Pappas.

  1. You MUST comment on this post with your lunch or dinner menu idea by Noon, Wednesday September 14, 2011
  2. One winner will be selected using and posted in next Wednesday's Wink
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Special Gift

Things happen for a reason. Like being super behind on blogging and pulling up the next post in line in the most appropriate moment. A complete God Wink. Because even though he is no longer with us on this earth, he is forever in our hearts and always on my mind. I can see him... feel him... hear him... in all that I am and all that I do. Today a very special man was born. Today I am smiling. Today we remember Kenneth Stone's birthday.