Weekend Wrap Up: ShopRiffraff Dallas, Sprinkles, & National Coffee Day

This weekend started off with a bang!  I went with Sarah and Diana to the Riffraff Dallas store opening and let me tell you it was so cute in there!  That store is adorable!  I got a couple of really cute tops for fall and one I think I’ll wear in our Christmas photos.  But all you DFW ladies need to stop by Riffraff SOON!


I sent my Mom & Dad a text with the 3 of us holding our coffee.  They promptly texted back holding their Sonic cups.  They are so silly!  My Mom actually hates coffee, but my Daddy loves it like me :)



The rest of the weekend was filled with laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning house.  Ya know all that fun stuff! We have tons of Halloween candy already.  The good thing is I don’t eat this stuff…I only like Godiva and the expensive chocolates.  Doesn’t that sound snotty??? har har har.

Take a look-see at that Sprinkles dark chocolate cupcake too.  Are you dribbling down your chin yet?  Yes, it’s just as good as it looks.  #chocoholic #onlytheexpensivekind

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Also, incase you didn’t know that TODAY is national coffee day here is my PSA : “TODAY IS NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!!!”

Starbucks must have missed that memo….GAH!  As far as I know Krispy Kreme, McDonald’s, and Dunkin Donuts are the only ones giving away incentives for National Coffee Day.  Good for you peeps.  I’m really disappointed in YOU Starbucks!!!


Friday Favorites

I’m linking up with Andrea, Narci and Erika to share some Friday Favorites!

Holla everyone!  Have you had your cup of Starby’s today?


I’m praying for the early release of the eggnog latte baby!

Have you heard of Woot?  I love this site.  It’s actually a part of Amazon.  I ordered my favorite shirt (coffee related of course) that my BFF Sarah told me about.

Check it out HERE:











Let me express my love for Gorjana.  I love their jewels.  Right now everything is 25% off on their site.  I just love the dainty gold pieces and bling bling!


Locally there are two events I’m really looking forward to!  One is Christmas in Cowtown in Fort Worth.  This will be my 3rd year to go and it keeps getting better and better!



The other is the grand opening of Shop Riffraff in DALLAS!  It will be so nice to have a little piece of Arkansas right here in Texas.  I’ve never been to the actual store, but I have friends in Arkansas who just love it!  Are any of you coming?






Fall is Back in Town!

I’m so glad it’s finally fall you guys.  And I’m secretly hoping they do an early release of the Starbucks Christmas drinks this year like they did for the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I want my Eggnog Latte in an Uncle Eddie Moose Mug….Yeah baby!

I’m wearing a scarf today for the first time in ages.  It feels weird….but good.  I miss that extra layer that flows down and hides my muffin top.  I feel like my life is getting crazier and crazier.  I’ve got a couple of wedding booked (I’m so excited!) and my fall photo sessions are almost fully booked!  I love taking photos and can’t wait to make special memories for these families.

All my fall TV show favorites are back on!  Holla!  I got my weekly dose of The Goldbergs and The Blacklist.  If you aren’t watching these two…get on that honey.  Also, we watched a new show called Scorpion last night that was really good too!

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Terence and I were playing with some of the iPad updates and this picture booth was one of them.  Connor was laughing so hard watching his face morph into distorted photos.

Here is me and Ter-Bear


We also got to meet baby Carlisle last weekend.  She’s my “future daughter in law” in case you didn’t know ;-)  Adam and Christa are some of our best friends and it’s been a joy watching them get engaged, married, and now with a new baby!  They are going to rock this parenting thing!

She’s so beautiful!


I’ve been putting out fall décor here and there….I don’t do a whole lot of fall, but this is what I have so far. (Oh yeah….we found a scorpion in our BED and the bug man is at our house right now going through every nook and cranny so I don’t have the heeby jeebies every time I go to sleep at night)

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Connor drawing pumpkins.  His sort of looks like Shrek! ha ha!  These Crayola Twistable Crayons are “da bomb”.  I highly recommend!

So how’s your fall going so far???

Bacon Corn Casserole #GoAllNatural #WeaveMade and #ad

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This weekend was crazy y’all!  I feel like I was running around all over the place trying to get stuff done.  Saturday we had a busy day running errands and then Sunday my brother-in-law and I were outside all day at an event promoting our photography.  It was hotter than heck outside!

But you know what???  Today is the LAST day of summer and fall has me craving some comfort food!  Can I get an amen?  So I headed to Tom Thumb to buy some things and picked up a package of Smithfield All Natural Bacon


Smithfield All Natural Pork products make the perfect addition to show off a favorite recipe or create a new one!  With school, work, and everything else going on in our week the last thing I want to think about is “What’s for dinner?”  It’s too expensive to eat out every night and I’m always looking for ways to save on my grocery bill. 

used a coupon for $1 off Smithfield All Natural Pork Products available through Safeway Just4U online portal (while supplies last). You have to register for Just4U to get access to the coupon, but I promise it’s worth it and you’ll save money on tons of items in the store.

Here’s my recipe for Bacon Corn Casserole:



Full Recipe and Directions:

2 bags of steam fresh corn (cook ahead in microwave)

1 package Jiffy corn muffin mix

1 cup sour cream

1 stick butter, melted

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together all ingredients and pour into a greased 9 by 9-inch casserole dish.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Top with Smithfield’s Bacon. (Here’s a tip: I cut my bacon in half and it cooks quicker!)

The bacon adds a salty flavor to the sweetness of the corn casserole.

It’s sooooo YUMMY!



For more information and recipes follow along on the Smithfield website and Facebook.

Photo Fun + Finish This

Last week I ordered some files from Caravan Shoppe and I am just in LOVE with them! I took the files to Office Depot and had them printed on 36 x 48 paper and they work great for photo backdrops. Someday my dream of having a professional photo setup will come true! Until then I think these are great for taking festive photos. The holidays are right around the corner and I’m excited to use these for some photo shoots.
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Connor begged for a skeleton shirt (This one glows in the dark) and this Batman bucket.  They are both from Chasing Fireflies.  I just love that magazine, most of the stuff is pretty pricey, but the bucket was only $8 & the shirt was on sale for $8 too!

I also got my Birchbox in this week.  I really wish they would include more MAKEUP!  I have about a bazillion perfume samples and nail polishes.  I want makeup yo!


And don’t forget about our weekly Finish This Linkup with LISA (Coastlined),  JEN (The Arizona Russums), BECKY (The Java Mama) and NICOLE (Three 31). The link up instructions are simple: answer the prompts in a post on your blog.

1.  I am the type of person who:  Wears my heart on my sleeve.  I get attached to people easily and I am very open and honest about things.  I care for people deeply and prayer and faith mean everything.  Being genuine is a quality I look for in most everyone, along with honesty.

2.  My favorite joke, riddle, or funny is:  “That’s what she said”  I dunno but everything Michael Scott cracks me up!

3.  All that really matters is: Faith, Family, and Friends.