titles are for royalty

Coming up with titles is sometimes hard enough that it will dissuade me from blogging at all, such is my lack of motivation these days. Bleh.

Anyway.

Over the weekend, I hopped back in my car and drove back to Austin. Jennie and Kristie were in town for the 3M Marathon and Maryann had put together a largish blogger dinner and I needed to get the heck out of dodge, even if only for a night and even if I had only just been there two weeks prior…

The ever lovely and kind Natalie took me in and let me crash in the back house with Jennie and Kristie and her adorable wee ones adopted me as one of their own from the moment I walked in the door on Saturday afternoon and was instantly directed to play ponies in the castle. It seems that miss Adele bonded the most completely with me and when Jennie and Kristie arrived I was deep into reading her a story as she sat by my side and occasionally patted my leg or pointed things out in the book. Oh the void in my “always wanted a little girl” heart just tinged away the whole weekend, I can’t even tell you. And, their house, yard and back house is pretty much my ideal everything and spent many hours yammering on about it to my husband upon my return.

Of course, I did spend time with other people, that aforementioned blogger dinner and all, but I didn’t get ONE picture with anyone else. I’m trying this new thing when I am in large groups where I don’t immediately dive for my phone and am trying to stay more connected to the people immediately in front of me. The unfortunate side effect of that is not taking any photos with people I really wish I would’ve. I really need to try and figure out what my balance point is…maybe pics first and then phone away? Otherwise, I fear I’ll totally forget about my phone altogether which was the case this weekend.

But fortunately for me, at least one pic was taken at dinner (which was HILARIOUS as it was being attempted and also AWKWARD as the whole patio STARED SILENTLY AT US)

Peeps!

Evidence! I was out! With people!

I was also wearing a dress I’ve had in my closet for TWO YEARS (I think, at least I’m pretty sure) and haven’t worn, tags still on it and all. I got it on clearance for $7. I have probably about 10 items in my closet, if not more, that I have never worn and I am making a concerted effort to wear them this year.

I posted on Style Lush recently about a skirt I purchased asking for help on how to wear it, if you have an opinion, you can weigh in here.

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