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Is this thing on? Summer recap

Well, hey there! *crickets*

So um, it's been awhile? I'm thinking I may have lost any readers I had when I stopped blogging regularly. But I hope there's someone out there still.

Seeing as how I haven't posted since July 3rd, it's about time I caught up on my adventures with a little summer recap. So let's see...

In July I...

Took Billy to check out a nearby town called Georgetown, with the cutest town square. We happened to visit during one of their Saturday Market days, in which there were vendors and a sort of craft/farmers market thing going on. We enjoyed shave ice, and had lunch at Burger University. I ordered the fried chicken sandwich and oh Lordy, was it good.
Late July I headed back to California for 11 days. I worked a beautiful wedding in the Santa Cruz mountains, spent a few days working at the salon, had a tea party with girlfriends, rented a fantastic Yet mountain bike for a thrilling ride through the Soquel/Santa Cruz Demonstration forest with Matt and Chris, who told me I had just experienced TRUE mountain biking, ran the Wharf to Wharf race, snuggled with my nephew Tyler, and surprised Billy's family by having him join me for the last four days.

Hopefully those videos will play correctly, if not, sorry! Do know Billy's family were so emotionally excited to see him back in CA for the first time since he moved to TX.

In August I...

Started a new job at West Salon in Austin. It's the first time in five years I have worked for a salon, instead of renting a booth and running my own business. It's a brand new place, with a lot of potential and opportunities for growth. It's different, but good. The only thing I am having trouble with is the hours- I work five days a week now, and suddenly have way less time to putz around or do my thing, so I have to budget my time and make it work. One awesome positive is that working in a salon again, I am given ample opportunities to wear a lot of cute dresses! The one below is LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's.
 I made another trip back to California for a short few days of working at the salon. What can I say? My clients demand my services, and who am I to deny the people what they want? When I got back to Texas, I helped throw a surprise baby shower for my friend Kate. She just thought she was coming over to my house with some friends after helping them move. She had no idea we had been in cahoots to have a taco bar and game night! I even had an opportunity to meet up with a Canadian blog friend, Leslie, while she was in Austin. Seriously, I love meeting friends I have met through blogging! If you are ever in the Austin area, I'd love to meet you too!
In September I....

Spent Labor Day weekend in the Detroit Metro area, visiting another blog friend turned in real life friend, Megan, for her wedding! It was seriously so much fun to hang out with her and also other blog friends, Julie and Erika! When I arrived on Thursday, we ran a bunch of errands, had the rehearsal. Friday was the big day, with hours of bridal hair and makeup prep, then the beautiful wedding at which Roary, the Detroit Lions mascot, showed up to the rehearsal! Saturday  we did a little sigh-seeing, and even made it to a German beer garden in Ann Arbor. Sunday Megan introduced me to the most amazing fall tradition- a cider mill with fresh donuts and apple cider slushes! Texas needs to get on this tradition. So good.
 The following weekend, I was in Georgia  working a wedding for a friend of mine, RoseAnne. I know, so much traveling this summer!! RoseAnne's family lives in a suburb of Atlanta, but we stayed in Helen, GA, which is a super cute Bavarian town in north Georgia. The wedding itself was in Cleavland, at a beautiful venue called The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm. The fun part of this wedding was that RoseAnne is the cousin of some of my good friends from CA, so I had the pleasure of their company all weekend. Seeing my friend Sarah's daughter Cameryn is always fun, too.
I ran the Oatmeal's Beat the Blerch virtual race a week early, because the next week I was on vacation, happily letting the Blerch run rampant. If you're not familiar with what the Blerch is, you should definitely read The Oatmeal's comic about why he runs.
 Most recently, Billy and I jetted off to Mexico for a 5 night stay at an all-inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen. I plan on writing a post dedicated to that lovely adventure, but here's a little peek! I miss it already. Neither of us wanted to come back to reality.
And that concludes my summer recap! If you read through all of this, you are awesome and I love you lots! Leave me a comment letting me know there are more than crickets around these parts. Also, please follow me on Blog Lovin so you don't miss out on possible posts!


  1. What a fun summer! Glad you're back, and can't wait to read about your Playa vacation. I'm in need a 5 days of relaxation, so I'll live vicariously through your trip recap. :)

  2. Welcome back! I missed your posts :) You had quite the busy and fun filled summer. Congratulations on the new position too :) And so fun that you and Leslie got to meet up...I'm jealous of her! And your trip to Mexico ;)

  3. looks like a fun summer!
    I actually kind of like having one post as a recap!

  4. Welcome back! We've missed you. :)


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