Sunday, July 15, 2012


Happy Sunday! 

As I type this, the remnants of a large rain shower are slowly dissipating. We've had supper, Oliver's wandering around the house doing his typical evening "Meow?" routine, and HGTV is on...per usual these days. 

We had one of those weekends that we're going to miss in a month and a half: sleeping late, enjoying time together {no house projects!} and eating good food. We needed it. 

I had put this meal in the slow cooker before I left for work, and was met with the nice reminder that I had when I got home. We ate, lounged on the couch and went to bed early. We're such party animals. {Sarcasm}

We played "tourist" in our own city. We'd both been wanting to drive across "the bridge to nowhere," AKA: the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. So we did. 

And while we were on that side of town, we had brunch at Smoke -- now one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. This Texas-chic restaurant was rated "Best Breakfast in Dallas" by Southern Living...and anything rated "best" by Southern Living? You know it's going to be good. 

We highly recommend their Bloody Mary's...

..."The Hungry Bear" {Brandon}, Smoked Salmon & Collard Greens Eggs Florentine {me} and cheese grits {shared}. 

This place makes their own honey and bourbon and uses fresh, locally-grown ingredients. A win-win in my book.

We drove through downtown on our way back home. No matter how many times I look at the Dallas skyline, I am in awe that I live here. I work less than a mile from Reunion Tower and we've had many an anniversary dinner here...but this small-town girl is still amazed. 

After brunch, I went on a walk with Jessica, then went to the grocery store. Brandon was so sweet and took my car to get the oil changed, state inspection done...and then washed it and filled it up with gas. I love, love, LOVE him. 

I made supper and we relaxed on the couch with a glass of wine watching Season 2 of Downton Abbey...AKA: our obsession. 

I saw this on Pinterest and had to true!

Today we went to look for furniture, which is so difficult since we can't buy anything until we close. We then got our rings cleaned and ran a few errands.

And because I think he's cute, look at this little munchkin getting cozy on the coffee table. Who thinks that's comfortable?

I'm finishing up laundry and getting ready for the week. Can't believe the weekend is over already!


  1. I came across a baseball cap that reminded me of you, so I thought I'd share. :)


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