Navy Campaign Dresser

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I’m not the best with photos. It’s on my list of things to get better at, but I just seem to value getting things done vs. getting them perfect these days. At least I’m doing better with my manta, eh? As I mentioned back in November, I finally got back in the garage for some furniture fun. I’ve had a saved search on CL for a campaign dresser. I wanted a classic 6-drawer look that would be versatile and functional. There seem to be a couple of campaign dressers each month that pop up in Houston. I’ve passed on two before, but luckily, I had success one night after work in picking up this one for $60. It smelled like smoke and is MDF, but I knew I was going to paint it anyway. Campaign Dresser Before1 Continue Reading →

The Perfect Notebook

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For the last 3 years I have used a May Designs notebook (or two!) almost constantly. They are lightweight, the perfect size, and I always love a chance to personalize something!

Some of my notebooks:

  • Non-dated Agenda to log my food and exercise
  • Wedding Planner to help keep me organized and log notes
  • Lined Notebook for general use lists, notes
  • Dated Agenda for planning trips and scheduling
  • Photobook to capture pictures from our wedding hashtag #AlohaJeffus
  • And notecards – I love stationary, and while not a notebook they are from May Designs

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Charleston Weekend Guide

Chris and I had the opportunity to visit my sister, Allie, in Charleston, South Carolina in November. If I had a favorite month to visit, it would definitely be November (I might be a little biased). It was the quintessential Fall with the beautiful colors covering all the huge trees and the weather was cool but not yet cold. We were lucky enough to stay with my sister who lives right over the bridge in St. Andrews; otherwise this weekend would have been a lot more expensive. Staying on the Peninsula is definitely preferred if you don’t want to rent a car.

I like to think Houston has some pretty good food options, and the Holy City definitely knows their way around Southern hospitality!

What we ate:

On Saturday, we started at the Bay Street Biergarten to watch some college football. They have this great concept where you pay by the ounce for beer and you serve yourself one of their over 60 taps. They have communal tables which make for a fun atmosphere. My sister enjoyed a signature bratwurst on a pretzel hoagie with sweet potato fries. I’m not personally a brat fan, but she said it was top-notch. Chris had their turkey sandwich served thanksgiving-style with cranberry sauce. I had their meatloaf sandwich which was outstanding. Fork and Knife required. We ordered an extra side of brussels sprouts and green bean fries. Continue Reading →