Dallas Blogger Meetup!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I am so excited to finally share with you the fabulous photos from our blogger meet up a few weeks ago at Dragonfly @Hotel Zaza

As I mentioned before in a previous post, I had a great time meeting Sooae from 
The Haute Cookie, Nekiah of From Rez to the City, Berty of Mad For Fashion, Meredith from Create That Outfit, Amy and JT of My Plus 1

Group Pic!

Being silly on the lounge chairs by the pool, Sooae who is wearing the black and white dress did not coordinate to match the chairs, it just kind of happened :)

Getting windblown!

Giving a shout out to MyPlus1

Thank you to Jana for providing the delicious Sweet Justice Cookies as the favors!

The beautiful outfit creator, Meredith and the hautest cookie in Frisco, Sooae

Meredith giving me a lesson on my Canon, I can take such better pictures now, thanks Mer!

The sock bun twins, and to think i almost wore a sock bun!

Amazing Hard Night Good Morning products on display, Congrats to Nekiah who won the facial mask drawing!

Thank you to Michael (Meredith's hubby) for all the wonderful pics!
Such an adorable couple!

Good news, the Blogger Connect page will soon be up, and we are very excited to debut it!
More details coming soon!

~Mrs. S


Hello lovely readers!

I am so excited to announce that going back to school this week was surprisingly awesome, I have so many great kiddos in my classes, it is going to be a great year!

College football started this week, and I was NOT going to miss the 
SMU season opener against Texas Tech. 
Even though we lost, it was a good game for a couple of quarters.

I ended up going with my friend Michelle since the Mr. had a game of his own, and it was a blast!

I was able to get a great parking spot close to the BLVD, and my friend was so impressed with my parallel parking job she wanted to take a picture of it :)

The stadium was packed, but it was really hot, like in the 100's hot, but so fun none the less. 

We are obviously going to try to make it to all games, but either way they were such a good deal through our alumni association that we could not resist.

We found Kirsten on the BLVD, and of course she was a hoot!

Lexus is a big donor to the university, so naturally they were promoting the new models
Wish I could drive this baby on game days!

Ahh Ford Stadium, how I love the. Especially when is is jam packed wit people which sadly is very rare...

Don't you worry, I will be posting about all the games as the season continues.

Hope you all had a great Saturday!

~Mrs. S

Blogger, Wedding, Birthday, Salon, Concert

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hello All!

I am sure you have been wondering where this suburbanite has been hiding the last few weeks?!

Welllllll, as a matter of a fact, I have been kind of busy getting all of my end of summer activities in order including our first ever BloggerConnect event at Dragonfly.

This blogger meetup was beyond my expectations. I had a great time meeting Sooe from 
The Haute Cookie, Nekiah of From Rez to the City, Berty of Mad For Fashion, Meredith from Create That Outfit, Amy of My Plus 1, and of course myself. 

Meredith's husband (who gets the husband of the year award for this) agreed to photograph that evening, and I have yet to get my hands on any of the pics, so for now here are some from my own camera. 
Meredith, Sooe, and Berty

Me and Amy

Saturday night, we celebrated my old co-workers wedding in Dallas.
Her ceremony was beautiful, and wasn't her dress stunning?!

The reception was at the Dallas World Aquarium and was one of the most fun receptions I have ever been to. The setting was amazing since you had to walk through a jungle to get to the reception room!
There was even a waterfall as you can see from the pic below.
I rocked the bun and a simple floral dress that night.

The colors in one of the dining rooms were just perfect with all the fish tanks in the background.
We had such a wonderful time!

Sunday night, my good friend George celebrated his 30th birthday and decided to smoke a whole hog along with several other meats. It was delicious and super fun getting to celebrate with him.

He named the pig, Wilbur!

The beginning of the week was spent getting ready for my summer orchestra camp held at school. Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend the pre-opening party at Blaine's Salon in Uptown.

The space is so beautiful, and is open as we speak. The salon has so many services, its basically a one stop shop for getting your hair done, make-up, tanning, botox, facials, and hair products!

Blaine himself on the right.

The salon was enormous, and so chic!

Natasha Best did my make-up, and it looked fantastic. I have never really had the guts to do my make up so bold, but I think it looked really good.

Meredith, Amy, and I!

Meredith was also in attendance, and looked fabulous with her blow out and make up done. 

And lets not forget Amy who looked stunning after her touch up.

The party in my hair is not over yet as you can tell from the picture below, the salon sent us home with some amazing goodie bags full of Blaine's products, and a cookie :)

I wish I could tell you the fun was over, but indeed it was not. 

My good friend Kirsten posted on FB that she had tickets for the Under the Sun Tour with 5 awesome 90's bands that was coming to Allen (one suburb over). At first I was too shy to tell her I would like to go, but after a few days I texted her and asked if anyone had asked to come with. Turns out, I ended up being the lucky one, and it was a blast!  

We started the night with Fastball (who is from Austin, who knew?) and then were treated
to a set by Vertical Horizon who was actually really good live! 

Vertical Horizon

Gin Blossoms was next, and also put on a good show.

Smashmouth was the most fun since we sneaked down to the floor and were practically on stage we were so close. We danced, and sang, and got our picture taken by some creep in front of us who we had no idea who he was....! But overall, a blast!

Sugar Ray went before Smashmouth but I decided Mark McGrath photobombed our picture as you can see in the photo below!

A very fun couple of days, but I am exhausted!

Next week teachers go back to work and school starts Monday, August 26th, where has the summer gone?!

Hope your summer is coming to an end beautifully, and I hope to hear form you!

~Mrs. S

Calling all Dallas Bloggers!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hello Everyone!

This incredibly informal invite (yes on an iphone "note") is your official invite to our local blogger HH!
I posted it on Instagram, and if you didn't get a chance to see it, here are the details.

Meredith from CreateThatOutfit will be there, along with Amy from MyPlus1, and yours truly!

Hope all my Dallas readers can make it.

Please RSVP, by commenting on this post, or sending me an email :)

~Mrs. S