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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Packin' Up and Headin' Out.

The past few weeks have been a tad stressful.
Kyle was recently transferred to a completely different position at his job,
on the complete opposite side of town.

Kyle and I have been wanting to move more north for a while now. 
We don't really love the neighborhood we are currently in, 
and we have a back neighbor that sits outside talking on the phone all day everyday,
so we can barely ever let Charley out because she barks at him like CRAZY.

We've been looking to buy somewhere near the Cypress area for a few months,
but haven't had any luck AT ALL.
Our lease in the house we are currently in ends THIS month. 
We have always paid on time, and have heard our landlord loves us.
Therefore we figured we could extend our lease about 3 more months and it wouldn't be a problem.
WRONG.
Our landlord decided to raise the rent significantly,
and there was no way we were willing to pay that amount.
Therefore, we started searching like crazy for a new place to rent.
A place closer to his work, in a better area, and preferably with no back neighbors!

God sure is good, we managed to find a place within a week!
When we found it we were informed that it had already had multiple offers.
So, of course we were super bummed and not very optimistic. 
Well guess what?! We were told yesterday that IT'S OURS!

Our official move in date is the 25th,
so we've got a heck of a lot of work to do!
Moving is never fun, and always stressful so please just keep us in your prayers!
Especially because Kyles new job is MUCH less flexible so I'll probably
be doing a lot of the packing and moving myself. 

Although we've been wanting to get out of this house for a while it's still bittersweet.
This was mine and Kyles very first home together, and the only home Charley knows.
So even though I'm super excited to be leaving, 
we are leaving behind some really awesome memories. 

If anyone has any amazing moving tips send them my way!! 

Happy Hump Day Pretty Girls.
xoxo, Monica
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Friends, Engagements, and Pizza Parties.



Top: LuLus
Jeans: Paige Denim - Nordstrom (similar) (similar)
Shoes: Forever21(similar)
Necklace: LuLus
Bag: Ross

Saturday we headed over to Claire and Bretts place to celebrate Claire's birthday!
I met Claire in college and seriously love her to death, 
she is one of the most amazing girls you will ever meet.
Oh, and now that it's Facebook official SHE'S ENGAGED!
Could not be more excited for them. 

She decided to throw it back to our junior high days when pizza parties were everything,
and let me just tell y'all...I may start doing that for every birthday party of mine from now on.
We had THE best time, of course drinks were involved as well. 




Claire is my first friend to get engaged since I've been married and for some reason
it was just so much more exciting for me! 
I guess because I've already experienced it and now I REALLY know how it feels
and what a special time in your life it is!
Sooooo I decided to make her this really cute basket!


So simple and cute! We always call each other "kitty girl", hence the kitty mug. 

Needless to say this weekend wore us out!!!
Oh and, we just found out this morning that we're moving next week!
Yikes, I've got A LOT of work to do.
I'll fill y'all in on all of the details of our move and why we're moving tomorrow!

Happy Tuesday!

xoxo, Monica

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Friends and Piano Bars.





Top: Xenia
Jeans: Free People
Wedges: ShopMCE
Necklace: Kendra Scott

This weekend was SO much fun!
Friday was one of my best friends (Jenn) birthdays,
we've been friends since 1st grade and I just love her to death.

A bunch of us all went out to dinner then walked over to Pete's Piano Bar downtown.



Piano bars are my FAVORITE. Seriously, I could go every weekend.
We had so so so much fun, and stayed out wayyyy too late.
Kyle and I are old souls and used to going to bed before 10 every night.
[I know, I know, embarrassing]
It was too fun to leave though!

If you follow me on snapchat I'm sure you saw a few embarrassing videos
of me and my girlfriends singing our hearts out.
[snapchat: monicaleeee]

But anyways, Saturday was another one of my best friends birthdays!
So we had one BUSY and FUN weekend!
I'll share Saturdays events with y'all tomorrow ;]


Kyle and I MAY be moving out of our home in the next couple of weeks
so please keep us in your prayers!
Moving is always stressful, and as much as I'm ready to get out of this house
it's also bittersweet because it was our first home together.

I will definitely keep y'all updated.
Happy Monday!

xoxo, Monica

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Maxi Dress Fever and My Favorite Places to Shop!

 Don't know about y'all, but once the weather starts warming up I LIVE for maxi dresses.

They are pretty much perfect and are known for being dressy and comfy at the same time.
Oh, and they are usually SUPER flattering and so so pretty.

So since I have such maxi fever right now I decided to share with y'all some of my favs,
These maxi dresses are from my all time FAVORITE boutiques/stores,
and pretty much the only places I shop at! 

Now you can shop them to!

[if you click the pictures it will take you to the website where you can buy them!!]

This dress is ONLY $35!!!
I put this dress on and totally felt like a mermaid...I mean can it get any better than that?!

This dress is $69.50 and SO stunning. I am madly in love with the neckline.
And well you can never go wrong with a floral print! 


This stunning maxi is $42. 
The color is what gets me, absolutely beautifulllllllll!

This little number is $55
I died over the print on this maxi as soon as I laid eyes on it.

This maxi is $66
It is the perfect combination of simple and sexy, 
it's always good to have a maxi like this in your closet on standby!

This maxi is is $59.
Stripes and Scooped backs are my GO TO, seriously love.

and last but not least this Purple Tie Dye Waves Maxi Dress
This dress is $49..90
The print is stunning yet the dress is super casual, perfect for a brunch date!

Hope you ladies enjoyed my fav maxis/boutiques!!

Let me know if you buy any of these beauties!!!
Happy Shopping & Happy Friday!

xoxo, Monica

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter 2015 Part II




Belt: Kate Spade
Skirt: LuLus

Sunday morning we all went to The Woodlands Church to celebrate Easter with Kyles family.
The service was incredible as always.




After church we grabbed some pizza from Grimaldi's and ate our hearts out.
[heaven in your mouth]



We left and went and hung out at Kyle's moms for a little while.
We didn't get to see her much because she was working at the church all weekend,
so it was good that we got to catch up for a little while!

We ended the weekend feeling SO thankful for our families <3
God sure is good.


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Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter 2015 Part I




Top: Target (similar)
Pants: ShopMCE
Shoes: LuLus

We spent the day celebrating Easter with my side of the family on Saturday.
We headed over to my parents around noon, 
and of course I was greeted with an adorable Easter basket!


We spent the day chatting with loved ones [and meeting new babies]
and eating lots and lots of food of course!

and of course there are always a few photo shoots...




We had a fantastic afternoon [as always] 
and after we left we ran by the house, grabbed Charley, 
then headed to the other side of town where Kyles family was. 

A bunch of our family/friends were having a crawfish boil so we headed straight over there!
It was a blast to say the least. 

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
<3 

xoxo, Monica
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Brunchin' Again.

Kyle and I LOVE to do brunch, 
there are so many little places downtown that have amazing brunch 
and we love trying out new restaurants. 

Last Sunday we met up with Bryan & Skye for brunch and mimosas!
[my brother in law and his girlfriend]

We went to a place called Royal Oak Bar & Grill,
I had been there once with my girlfriends and all I remember was there amazing mimosas!

They come in pitchers and they have a few different flavors.
I decided to get blackberry this time around, and oh my word it was YUMMY.


Oh and in case you were wondering, the food is pretty delicious too.


After brunch we all headed back to our place and then headed off to the dog park!

 

These pups are seriously obsessed with each other. 

It was a pretty great Sunday if you ask me.
I'm pretty excited about getting to see and spend time 
with both of our families this weekend for Easter!

Sooooo on a different note.
I have gotten a few requests to do a "get ready with me" video.
Now, I'm not a makeup or hair professional. Hell, I can't even apply eye shadow.

BUT, I will totally do this for y'all!! 
My every day "look" is pretty simple and most of my products are cheap!
So keep an eye out for a video soon, possibly even THIS week...
like...maybe even tomorrow if y'all are really lucky! ;] 

Happy Hump Day

xoxo, Monica
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