Well, I am happy to say that I tackled everything on my Dallas agenda that I mentioned in the last entry. I love scratching things off my "To Do" list, so that made me very happy :) Jon and I had a great visit. The weather was beautiful, the fellowship was great and the food was amazing.
Aside from going to Gigi's Cupcakes (which were delicious by the way), I also went to another place I'd never been before called Rise Nº1. I tried to eat there a few years back right around when it first opened, but it was too busy. This time, the girls and I strolled over there for lunch after making our stop at Gigi's. And let me tell you, we were not disappointed. In fact, I'm pretty sure we "oooohed" and "ahhhed" after each course was brought out. I had a pomegranate mimosa, fresh bread, marshmallow soup (which was tomato basil soup with pieces of goat cheese in the shape of marshmallows on top sprinkled with pesto) and the crab souffle which tasted like a big crab cake. They specialize in souffles, but everything we had was great. And the food wasn't the only outstanding thing--the atmosphere was amazing. It had an old library vibe with very intimate seating, great lighting and a chandelier made of recycled wine bottles. I was in heaven.
It's located in the Inwood Village shopping center around Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend you check it out. I can promise you won't be disappointed!
After more than a year of debate, I've finally decided on and ordered us a new coffee table! As mentioned here , there were several styles I was considering. However, in the end the tufted ottoman came out on top. Not only was it versatile, so it can be used for years to come, but it also will be good for when we have kiddos down the road. I can't tell you how many people I know who have had to either remove their coffee tables for the safety of their kids' noggins or have had to add those tacky corner protectors. I did not want to invest in a new piece only to have to stow it away down the road. So this seemed to be the perfect solution. And thanks to my Joss & Main membership, it turned out to be the perfect price too. I was all set to order a tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs. I had already received a swatch sample of the fabric I selected and everything. But a few days later, I got a notification from Joss & Main of a sale event called The Tufted C
Our living room is slowly but surely coming together. The biggest To Do's are ordering a new media console, painting the room (which is unfortunately open to the dining room, kitchen, office and breakfast area which means lots of painting to be done!), order a few lamps and a console for the long wall behind the couch. I realize I haven't shared any pictures of our "new" house (we moved in at the end of last October) with you guys. So here's a glimpse of the living room before we moved in. This is what you see when you walk in the front door. The dining room is on the left, the living room is straight ahead and the office on the right. A closer look at the living room. Florida loves their plant ledges...I do not. You win some. You lose some. I also want to replace the tile around the fireplace. A view from the back of the living room looking toward the front corner of the house. The room behind the half green wall is the office sans the Fr
Lately, baby prep has been on the forefront of my mind. Getting the nursery ready, packing the hospital bag, washing all of her clothes, setting up a pediatrician and the list goes on. Sometimes I have to step away from it all (literally and mentally) so as not to get overwhelmed. I put this pressure on myself to get it all done and done right. I tell myself that all of these things are so necessary for her to be a good place upon her entrance to the world. Sure cute, clean outfits and a nice room are nice things for your child to have, but how lost I can get in the worldly things. More than anything else, I know that the best thing I can give my daughter is a great example of a good heart. A heart that empathizes and serves. A heart that loves the Lord and longs for his relationship. A heart that is thankful and joyful even on the worst days. It's a frightening thing to ask myself "Will she learn this from you? Will you be able to be that example?" That carr