Friday, August 24, 2012

Never, Always and Hope

Dress: Target | Cardi: Target | Shoes: F21 | Belt: Target | Bracelets & Ring: F21 | Earrings: Kendra Scott

I have recently made some new friends in blog land.
So, I thought it would be fun to share a little more about myself.
I promise to try and not bore you.

Here we go. 
Nothing too deep...all for grins!

Traveled outside of the U.S. except to Mexico.
Had braces. I gripe at my mom about it all of the time. Hate my teeth!
Watched one episode of Sex and the City. Are we still friends?
Tried an oyster. GROSS! Makes me gag!
Really enjoyed reading and still would rather do something else in my spare time.
Have been able to do the splits, even when I was in dance. I am just not limber. 
Have been a very good driver. You should see all dents on my car.
Cooked an entire meal from scratch.
Try and go a week without eating Mexican food. 
Have done a keg stand or liked the taste of beer for that matter.
Make a list when I go to the grocery store.
Snow skied...being seven and getting sick on the bunny slope doesn't count. 

Wear my contacts or glasses. I am blind as a bat.
Have trouble making decisions.
Have to pop a pill or have a few drinks before I fly on an airplane.
Worry about what other people think of me. #getoverit
Drink two or three Diet Dr. Peppers a day.
 Talk to at least one of my girlfriends mom included.
Take my phone with me everywhere I go...including the restroom. TMI?
Let the laundry pile up until I have no undergarments left to wear.
Put on make up before I leave the house.
  Visit Target once a minimum. 
Let my car hit empty before I stop for gas.
 Try to win stuff off the radio. I call in several times a week.
Say I love you and mean it.
Kiss my kids and Ross goodnight.

My kids know how much I love them.
To own my own boutique one or storefront.
That the CW will bring back Ringer. I loved that show.
The 50 Shades of Grey movie comes out soon.
Gambling becomes legal in Texas one day.
Taco Bell will start serving breakfast soon.
My parents know how much I appreciate all their sacrifices.
H&M will be all that I have imagined it to be when it opens in Austin this fall.
 There will be a "cure" for cellulite in the near future.
I age as well as my mom and Granny.
Leopard never goes out of style.
 All of you know how much I love and adore you!

What are your nevers, always and hopes? 
I am sure we have something in common. 
Friends always have something in common.


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Cathy said...

Our "nevers" are mostly opposite, but our "always" and "hopes" are almost all the same :) Maybe it's partly that Texas girl thing?!

Carly said...

I want those earrings!!!!! They're awesome! And I hope leopard never goes out of style too!


Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading this post and learning more about you! I could definitely picture you curating your own boutique! Looking forward to seeing your H&M finds!

jeands said...

your hair is really gorgeous! I never had braces too. And I always put make up before I go out. And I hope my daughter knows how much I love her. :)

Happy weekend!

Sabrina said...

Oh you shouldn´t worry about what others think about you.You always look so positive on your photos :) I never had braces,too-I would love to get them but wooohoo they are so,so,so expensive :( xx

Unknown said...


Danavee said...

I never watched a single episode of S&TC either. I hope 50 Shades gets here fast too!

Karen said...

I loved this post! I can't wait for the 50 shades movie either!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!!

-how have you NEVER seen an episode of SATC?! My eyes almost bugged out of my head when I read that! I own all of them on DVD and I still watch them when they are on tv.

-I used to have to wear my contacts/glasses everywhere because I was blind too. But then I got Lasik and its amazing!

-I'm sure your kids and hubs know how much you love them, you're amazing.


Sheena Rae said...

SO I seriously almost bought that dress myself! SO cute on you! I'm still thinking about getting it!

I hate the taste of beer too! YUCK! Pass me a daiquiri, please!

Susan said...

I think you are just the cutest! Love your outfit and your honesty in this post.
So great.
I hate beer too. yuck.

Annie said...

So fun to get to know more about you Shanna! I'm with you on having Mexican food once a week...that's a must in my book :)

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I haven't been able to do my middle splits EVER and just last night in my advanced jazz class, I realized that I am 1 inch away from doing them! I watched the Sex and the City movie and thought it was lame & disgusting. I think our culture places too much emphasis on sex. It's in every single movie & tv show now. I would be impressed if Hollywood made something without sex. Don't think that will happen though.


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Katie said...

what a good idea for a post! can't believe you don't make a list to the grocery store! if that were the case I'd probably never make dinner. :)

Courtney said...

So fun to read this:) Love the dress and cardi. Have a great weekend!

CK said...

I love these - always fun to "get to know" you better!! It's also cool to see how much we have in common (minus the nevers - I guess I've just about done every one of those!)

always always always visit Target at least once a week.

have a good one!

Sarah said...

'Try and go a week without eating Mexican' hahaha LOVE it. That is a really good rule to live by! I am the same way...although, come to think of it I haven't had it recently. BUT I do have margaritas on the agenda tonight!

Clare C. Whitaker said...

You look so wonderful in your photos, the close-up of your earrings was a treat too...I didn't realize how intricate they were, beautiful!! I am so happy I came across your blog today, it's darling! Have a great weekend!!

Twirling Clare

Anonymous said...

Have you tried the Dr. Pepper 10? I used to drink Diet Dr. Pepper like an addict, well now I'm just addicted to Dr. Pepper 10. ha!

I liked your list. That was neat getting to know you better! :) I've never watched an episode of Sex in the City either, or Dr. Who for that matter. I always feel like a freak of nature when I tell people that. I always wear my glasses too, blind blind blind. Have you seen this website? You can virtually try on glasses. And I hope you have your own boutique one day too! I love your style :)

pretty little things said...

that dress and mustard cardi look great on you -- and I love learning more about my fellow bloggers - I frequent my local Target weekly too!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

LOVE your nevers, always and hopes!! We're also hoping that the Fifty Shades movie will come out soon...or that they'd atleast tell us the cast!

You look amazing in this always!

Hope you have a great weekend!

xo ~
Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Sheree said...


CC said...

Our Always and Nevers are pretty much opposites! But the Hopes are pretty similar! ;) Can we still be friends? :)
Happy Friday!

Allison @ In the Queen City said...

NEVER watched SATC??? Don't worry you redeemed yourself in my eyes with your love for Mexican food :) haha

Cute idea for a post! Have a great weekend!

TheTinyHeart said...

First of all, your dress is adorable, I freakin love it!

1. You NEED to watch Sex & the City immediately. I feel like you would love it.
2.I also hate flying. You do NOT want to sit next to me on the plane :)
3. It's also my dream to own my own clothing store. My wonderful husband keeps telling me to do it, but I really have no idea how to even get started.

Have a great weekend, Shanna!

The Tiny Heart
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Always Maylee said...

Haha I love this! I also have never had braces, enjoyed reading, or done a keg stand. I also always wear contacts or glasses (blind as bat here too!), take my phone everywhere, visit Target weekly, and call my mom daily. I also hope Ringer comes back! haha. :)

Have a fab weekend Shanna!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Unknown said...

I really want your shoes! You are looking fab as usual :)
Love ya Shanna!!

tara said...

happy friday, love! i just love this outfit! hope you have a great weekend!

Head to Toe Chic said...

We have soooo much in common it's cray cray! We are so meant to be bffs! Although you need to watch an espisode of sex and the city ASAP! Love love this dress and cardi together :)


Caitlin C. said...

I'm blind as a bat, too!! My contacts prescription is -6.00 and I can see probably two inches in front of my face without them ;) I loved getting to know you more! And I've decided you have the prettiest color of blonde hair ever. I love it!

Sandra said...

I never get through when trying to call in to win something from a radio station. I've won plenty on things by texting in to win though!

Unknown said...

This is such a great idea! I've never had braces either and also harass my mom about it. I'm now looking into invisalign. blah. And I've never skied! Also, when I had a car, I always let it hit empty before I refilled too! Such a bad habit, but I couldn't kick it! Have a good weekend, Shanna!

Kendra // The Darling Blog said...

I LOVE your outfit and I really love that you got it (mostly) from Target! I'm seriously going to Target tonight to totally copy this. Not even gonna lie.

still being [molly] said...

i really love this post, shanna!! i can't believe you've never seen S&TC! GAH! missing out!

Jordan said...

I love your outfit! I highly suggest at least TRYING Sex and the City... with a Dos XX. Just try it. Do it. Peer pressure at its finest! I also let the laundry pile up and wait until I'm on E. See, we're friends. :)

Sara {Miss V's Busy Bees} said...

You and I have so much in common! I take my phone EVERYWHERE, visit Target more than once a week (and Hobby Lobby for that matter), and when I didn't live at home, I called Momma more than once daily.. :) Thanks for sharing about you, Shanna!


Alyson said...

Love these colors together, and those espadrilles are the perfect neutral footwear!

Jenny said...

You're such a doll! Quite interesting post, love learning more about fellow bloggers in such a honest way. I also love your dress, it's adorable, and it looks great with that mustard cardi and the belt! I don't frequent Target but I might have to start as I continue to see cute outfits coming from there worn by other bloggers!


Jenny said...

You're such a doll! Quite interesting post, love learning more about fellow bloggers in such a honest way. I also love your dress, it's adorable, and it looks great with that mustard cardi and the belt! I don't frequent Target but I might have to start as I continue to see cute outfits coming from there worn by other bloggers!


Wine and Summer said...

I NEVER have gas in my car either. I am famous for always "having to stop and get gas, then i'll pick you up." I've never run out though. And I always go as long as possible before doing my laundry. My indicator is when I run out of sports bras...even then sometimes I just buy a new one instead of doing my laundry.

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I've never seen Sex and the City either! I've seen a few minutes here and there but that's it! And I am totally blind too - you're not alone. You would probably faint if I told you what my prescription was - it's really bad!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

We are twins! Enough said.

Stephanie said...

Well you need to watch more Sex and the City, it's good!
Agree on the oysters though, ew. And about airplanes, I freak out too.

Unknown said...

cute dress & love the shoes! we have a lot of similarities :) I'm so afraid to fly so drinks are a must! I also have to wear contacts/glasses 24/7. I'd love to own a boutique in the future too, that would be amazing!!! and I certainly hope leopard never goes out of style ;) Have a great weekend love! xoxo

Katherine said...

this cardigan is a recent target find i see! i think i'll be going to buy it soon i totally love it and haven't seen it yet.

you know - i'm not into sex and the city. i think it's okay you haven't seen it. i don't think you are missing much.

& it's great to not worry about what others think! and i too visit target once a week! it's so relaxing right?

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

Emily said...

I hope you know how absoltely adorable you are! Seriously love you and your cute blog.

Ashley said...

You need to Netflix SATC and get on that!!

Erica said...

love this post! I never get excited about flying, I always brush my teeth outside the bathroom (so weird), and i hope to have a family one day :)

Tiffany said...

You need to watch SATC stat! But not the movies...please not the movies! H&M will change your life and ruin your bank account. I missed the last few episodes of Ringer. My DVR got too full :-( I loved it though!

Have a lovely weekend!

Holly said...

We have a lot in common, sweet friend, but most importantly, there should never be a week we don't eat Mexican food! I love it!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

You HAVE to watch SATC!! And I have to tell you that this is such a great post and I love your cardigan.

Erika said...

I love your yellow cardigan! I have one in a similar colour, and I always gravitate towards it. I am hoping an H and M opens near me soon... Ikea is coming in a few short months and I'm looking forward to cheap housewares!

Sara said...

Great post! We have a lot in common! I love the outfit...especially the earrings. I'm also loving your new blog design. Not sure how long it's been up...I'm behind so please forgive me!

Jamie said...

I love this! I want to do one these on my blog! And we actually have so much in common, haha.

1. I've seen more than one episode of Sex and the City - but I don't really get the obsession either?
2. I hate oysters.
3. I love Mexican food.
4. Have a horrible time making decisions.
5. Talk to my mom everyday!

Have a great friday!

Makaila said...

girlfriend, you are a beautiful breathe of fresh air. Loved this outfit, and post. and PLEASE. from your words to God's ears - a cure for cellulite, pronto!! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend beautiful!

Andrea said...

We have so many things in common! Of course :) I have never watched Sex & the City either! I also take my phone everywhere I go and worry way too much about what people think! Have a great weekend Shanna!

Unknown said...

Love this post! I've never seen an episode of Sex and the City either so we can still be friends :)

Unknown said...

you look so pretty. love your earrings!

The Pink Growl said...

Shanna! Could you be any cuter? The answer is no, you could not. Stop being so perfectly precious! haha I always wait to do laundry until I run out of panties...I've even been known to wear some bathing suit bottoms a time or two. :) Happy weekend pretty lady!

DSR said...

I never leave Target without spending at LEAST $150 and I too go once a least!

I love this outfit on you. And I had brace as a kid, then had invisalign before my wedding and just recently got a few teeth veneered because I hated them so much. It's one of those things that no one else seemed to notice, but it always irked the shiz out of me.

Happy happy Friday. I'm sure you'll celebrate with some Mexican food!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

adorable dress! who takes your pictures btw? ive never done a keg stand either & as much dance as i did i still never could do the splits! i always wanted to tho! i LOVE how you talk to your mom too. Happy Friday!! xoxo

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

Love this outfit!! I really want that dress! Gotta love Target! And really enjoyed this post. Awesome getting to know you. :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Jessica Who? said...

love those earrings! i have a card that color and it's my go-to for fall!


Lindsay said...

Love your outfit, love this post, love you!

Taco Bell serves breakfast here. It's pretty good!

la petite fashionista said...

love your outfit! that yellow cardigan is the perfect compliment :D

Kathryn said...

Our Taco Bell serves breakfast!! Crazy talk! ;) Love the extra insight into Shanna lady!!
xo, Katie

Sami said...

UM. No Sex and the City?! You are CRAZY! You know I agree about Ringer! Love learning more about you :)

BronsonBloopers said...

Love the sweater! Target you say? :)

AVY said...

I've never watched SATC either.


Unknown said...

oh, I love this. I too hope that the CW brings back the Ringer...

Rach said...

I've never seen an episode of Sex and the City either so you aren't alone there. ;) And girl, I never could do the splits either even though I've taken multiple tumbling and dance classes, haha!

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

you have never seen Sex and the City?!?! Want me to send you my dvd collection of all the seasons including the 2 movies?? It's the best show ever!! I liked learning more about you...and not tmi on the bathroom phone thing...i do that too hahaha

Unknown said...

Dear Shanna,
I am a recovering diet dr pepper addict. I have never watched sex in the city. I hope leopard print stays in fashion. It was fun reading a little about you. Thanks!

Janna Renee said...

I know that I alwys say this, but I love your outfit!! That dress with that carigan sends me over the edge! I love all these little tidbits about you. I love th at you are admitting about yourr driving skills ;)

Sarah Lynn said...

Love the dress! I dont think i could ever wear it (or any dress really) but it looks great on you :)


Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Love your color combo...and girl, I'm blind as a bat too. I can see shapes and all but wouldn't be able to tell who it is unless I see them moving or so. :)

Happy Sunday.


Jessica said...

You look darling. I love your dress and cardigan.

Your post is great. It is always interesting reading some personal information about my fellow bloggers.

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Such a great post - You are one of my favorite bloggers, and I loved getting to know you a little better. Calling in to win stuff off the radio is something I haven't ever done, but am tempted to try out! And my car is always on empty too!

Unknown said...

Shanna, you look beautiful like always and I love your dress and cardigan! Super cute :)

Unknown said...

love this color combo! looks great with your kendra scott earrings :)

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erica said...

What a cute outfit. I really love the color combination. xo

Unknown said...

I've never been outside of the US either. Not even to Mexico. I always visit Target at least once a week too-particularly on Wednesdays-they mark women's clothing down on Tuesdays! And I hope to write and publish a book one day!

Great post!