Monday, September 26, 2016

Growing Up

Maybe Peter Pan had the right idea; to never grow up and live in Neverland forever sounds like a dream! As I headed off to work last week I told the hubs, I wish someone would have stressed why I shouldn't grow up too fast. Maybe if they'd said "Don't grow up, it's a trap!" I would have listened a little harder. I was always in a rush to be an adult. Even in college I rushed to graduate early so I could get that big girl paycheck. Let me tell you, adulting isn't what you think.

Looking back, what did you want to be when you grew up? Are you what you wanted to be? Here are a few of mine.

Astronomer: Obsessed with the stars! I remember knowing all the major constellations and being able to point them out in the sky. I loved learning about the planets, the solar system, the sun...I loved it all. One Christmas I got a telescope "from Santa" and remember being so excited and wanting it to get dark so my parents and I could use it. I also remember year after year in school I hoped the teachers would cover the galaxy, but they never did.

Paleontologist: I had a dinosaur place mat growing up (what a funny thing to remember) and I could name all the dinosaurs and tell you loads of facts about each one. The thought of discovering something so old buried in the ground was exciting. You can really see my nerd side coming out. :P Even now when we visit museums the fossils fascinate me. Like astronomy, I hoped my teachers would do a series on paleontology or archaeology. Archaeology was another area of interest for me.

Pictures taken on a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 2014

Writer: Around 4th or 5th grade I took an interest in reading and writing. Still to this day I can devour a novel in one sitting. Obviously at 9-12 years old I wasn't reading novels, but during the summer I would blaze through a book and move onto the next. Reading is so relaxing and allows you to enter a world not your own and use that thing called an imagination! After reading so much I began writing short stories, mostly fiction and adventure. I could have been JK Rowling! Dang it! I still love reading and research. Nerd alert again haha

Dietitian: To be honest, I have no idea where this interest stems from. I like food, I like being healthy...maybe the combination of how food fuels the body is what drew me to this profession. Around my senior year of high school and into college this is what I found interesting, but I did not pursue it as a degree and maybe I regret that now, I'm not sure. Nutrition and making better choices when it comes to food is still important to me. Not saying I don't eat pizza, all desserts, and anything covered in cheese, but making better choices more frequently than not is what I am getting at here.


I hope you learned something about me today. Did any of those career paths surprise you? Tell me what you wanted to be when you grew up. Until next post...xoxo Becca

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Favorites: Christmas Crafts

Three weeks ago my sister-in-laws and I went to Hobby Lobby to get materials to make a wreath for my apartment. There were so many Christmas crafting materials there I got excited for the holiday season. Of course the apartment is too small the really decorate for Christmas, but a nice winter/Christmas wreath on the front door would be nice. I have had my eye on this one basically since Pinterest began!


Until next post...xoxo Becca

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall in 5 Pieces

What screams fall to you? The comfy and cozy clothing does it for me. Mother Nature, I am begging you for cooler weather! Pleeeeease?!

Last year I shared 5 Ways to Invest in Fall. This post is similar, but covers those clothing pieces that define fall for me.


Nordstrom  |  Loft  |  Old Navy


Suede dress featured on Brighton the Day

Suede top from Magnolia Mey



Sweater featured on Sequins & Things
Boots & Booties




What clothing items put you in the mood for fall? Until next post...xoxo Becca

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites: PB&J Love

For the love of peanut butter (& jelly!)!!! Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with peanut butter. I dunno why, but it is so good. As a child I was a picky eater and ate PB&J sandwiches regularly aka daily and funny enough I still love them. Of course is has taken me years to master the peanut butter to jelly ratio and the spreading of jelly. BTW, why is spreading jelly so dang difficult!?

When we were in NYC last December the group had lunch at Chelsea Creamline in Chelsea Market. I had the Griddled PB&J plus banana sandwich and it was deliciously sweet and filling. I now make them at home and can't quite get the same "griddled" effect, but it is close and just as delicious.

Here are some other PB&J finds I would like to try:

I also love peanut butter fluff sandwiches, if you don't know what that is Google it :) Until next post...xoxo Becca

Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekend Recap: Football Season is Back

Weekends go by fast. What's that about? Every weekend there are multiple events each day and it is hard to fit it all in. Some friends don't get to see us, the hubs and I try our best to see everyone, but we are worn out from the constant going. Luckily we scheduled (yes, scheduled) to have Sunday at home watching football. Hellooooooo fall :) Now Mother Nature, would you please catch up with some cooler weather? I'm ready to wear my #NSale finds!

That explains exactly how I felt on Saturday. The hubs worked an extra job for boy's bid day. For those of you who don't know what bid day is, it is the final event of recruitment, the day the guys receive their bid from a fraternity. Afterwards all the fraternities host parties to celebrate their new members. Since I knew several of the fraternity members at the bid day party the hubs worked I went up to see them and hang out. Let me say...I.AM.OLD. sighhhh I kept wondering where the girls' clothes were since the fabric covering them was so minimal and why they were acting so classless. Shocking! Mom-mode for sure!

Sunday, like I said, was set aside for football (and laundry). A friend wanted to learn how to plan Fantasy Football so the hubs started a league to teach with no pressure of wagers or smack talking. So far I have no idea what I am doing. Any tips are welcome! We grilled dinner and enjoyed the quiet day.

Are your weekends full like ours? How do you give yourself time to relax? Share in the comments below.

Until next post...xoxo Becca

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Favorites: My Hubby

Every week (or most weeks anyway) I talk about my favorite things or my favorite finds. I've never talked about my favorite person though...that's my hubby! Know here as "the hubs" :) It is hard to believe we met about this time of year 11 years ago as freshmen in college. I really lucked out with him, he helps me with everything, believes in me, and stands by my side through think and thin. I don't think he gets the credit he is due so I just wanted to remind him of how awesome he is and that he's my favorite human. Lexi is my favorite 4-legged love ;)

Now for a walk down memory lane. I don't have access to all our photos so there are years that are skipped.

I love you babe! 

Until next post...xoxo Becca

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday Favorites: Sharing an Office

Is it really Friday again? I am thankful for a fast week, especially after our trip to Vegas. Who knew being 29 meant recovering from a late night took days?! No matter what, I am always thankful for a weekend :) Today I wanted to talk about sharing an office. How many of you share an office? What about work in an open concept "cube city" space? That's not how I started out in the real world, but it's what I have experienced the last four years.

Starting out in a big girl job I was given my own office. Such a dream! I decorated how I wanted, played whatever music I liked, and turned off the overhead light and only used a desk lamp unless someone was visiting me. I remained in that position for roughly three and a half years. Since then I have shared an office with at least one other person.

Each time my office mate has been a woman old enough to be my mother. Let me tell you, I have learned so much from these experiences. So yes, sharing an office has become a favorite (at times). The relationships built and conversations had have taught me so much about life, respect, work ethic, and consideration for others. Everyone has a life story so just listen and they'll share it with you.

Though I wish for my own office some day I am thankful for those shared moments that happened by circumstance. It's nice to know close by is someone to bounce an idea off of, vent to, or get advice from. Embrace your shared office space! Unless your office mate(s) is obnoxious or stinky...then you get a pass and I wish you the best with that! :P

Until next post...xoxo Becca