Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekend Round Up - Texas Style

Let me first start off by saying that I got to hang (meaning have some cocktails, get manicures, shop, chitty-chat and do some blogger bonding) with these ladies on Friday night. I know, pretty ah-mazing, right?

From L to R: Britt, Kristen, Jenni, Jenni's sis-in-law, Moi and Indiana

This week is HUGE in Austin. Why? Because a little something called SXSW is going down over the next several days in these parts. If you haven't heard, this is one of the BIGGEST music, film, interactive festival/conferences in the whole world. Yes, I said the WHOLE world. People seriously come from all over to attend this week long, plus a few days event.

A smidgen of SXSW events include fashion. You know that perked my ears. So, when I got wind that the Texas Style Council was hosting a few events around the city, I knew I had to make it a priority to attend one of them. So, here I (we) are at Friday night's event at Langford Market located downtown on 2nd Street. Ladies, this is one of the cutest boutiques around. Amazingly affordable. Stellar sales. And a staff that is super friendly. Go now.

It was so refreshing to catch up with these ladies. Yes, we did a lot of blog talk, but we also really got to know one another on a more personal level. Even though I have met them all before, I felt like this time was more intimate and laid back.  I can confidently say that I consider every one of these girls an "IRL" friend. If you have the opportunity to connect with other bloggers in your own city, I highly recommend it. It's not only a like-minded support system, but it truly is a way to make new friends and network within your own community.

FYI: TxSC will be holding a blogging conference this August. Make sure to like them on Facebook for all the updates. I got "wind" that they are in talks with a pretty "big" blogging duo about speaking during the event.

And the rest of the weekend consisted of this business...


1. Celebrating Pop's birthday (aka Ross's dad) at the camp house.

2. A family reunion in the "country". It was held at a church hall and I snuck into the empty, white, breathtaking church and sat in the pews all by my lonesome for a good twenty minutes. I prayed, I reflected and took in a very solemn moment. It's not every day that a person can walk into a church and have the house of the Lord all to themselves. That piece of time I had with Him is one that I will never forget.

3. Ross and I headed back to Austin and left the kiddos with the grand parents for a few days. Party time! Anyway, we stopped at Buc-ee's and found this gem! "Have a 'Willie' Nice Day". Classic. My closet is complete.

4. We then booked it to South Congress Ave for a late afternoon date. Every time we go, I always have to pop into Allen's Boots and because it's rodeo time around here, Momma may or may not have picked up a new pair of boots. Yee-haw!

5. Next stop, Doc's for a couple of Bloody Mary's. We sat outside and enjoyed the extra hour of sunlight. Another glorious day in the ATX.

6. Marquee at Doc's. Whaaaaaa? No way! Sad face. Life's truths can be brutal sometimes.

Well, that's my last three days in a nutshell. 

It sure is quiet around here without my monkeys in tow. 

I'm sure I'll figure out how to cope with the silence; possibly with a little Eli Young Band tonight at the Austin Rodeo. My fingers and toes are crossed that Ross and I can make it happen. 

Big girl spring break has begun! Giddy up!

Oh, I almost forgot. I posted this picture on Instagram yesterday and already got a ton of feedback. Thank you to those who voted! To my friends who did not see it, I need your opinion. Which color palette do you like best? I am working on a new blog design with Miss Tiffany. Eeeeeek!

I am linking up with:
Leeann Monday Morning Gossip
Sami Weekend Shenanigans
Molly and Carly for YOLO Mondays.

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58 comments:

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

what a nice weekend!! Love the "willie" nice day shirt!! I'm really hoping to attend some blogger meet ups soon, they look like fun!! Thanks for the fashion advice again!!

Carly said...

Yay for SXSW, hubby played at it last year! I'm sad he didn't go this year. Glad you had a great time with the ladies!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! yay for blogging friends, they're the best!

prettyanddelectable said...

What a fun blogger get together! Yay for the little ones getting to spend time with grandparents and for you and your husband to get a chance to hang out together! That's so exciting that you getting a new blog design... I like all of the color combos, but the third one is my favorite. Have a great day!

Laney said...

Hey there. i'm just now getting around to following people who had followed me and left comments. sorry i'm a tad slow I know. thanks for following. i'm following you back now. hope your weekend was great. hope to see you regularly

http://laneyg02.blogspot.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a great weekend! Sounds like the event was so much fun! You ladies are adorable :)

And happy birthday to your dad! It was my mom's bday as well.

Thanks for joining MMG. I linked you up!

Heather said...

What a fun event!!!!!! And I looove that adorable white lace dress you are wearing!!!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Laurie Tester said...

What a great weekend! I NEED one of those shirts!! Stopping by from Join the Gossip. You've been on my list to follow and I FINALLY got that checked off this morning. YAY!
Happy Monday,
Laurie
Lulu and Daisy

A J said...

Looks like you had a fab weekend! That church is beautiful. Will you be styling your new Willie shirt on the blog?! ;-)

I"m sad about the skinny jeans...but I kinda already knew that. LOL.

I'm definitely loving the last 2 color pallets for a new blog design! I feel like you just redesigned your blog, but I can't wait to see changes too!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Blogger meetups look like so much fun- I wish I lived in an area where there actually were other bloggers- haha! As far as the color palette, I love the middle one!

Katie said...

how neat that you are getting to know those ladies in real life! I need to live by some bloggers!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Where oh where did you get that super cute lace dress? Love it! Last color palette is my fav but what do I know;)

Sandra said...

What an amazing weekend! So happy you had a great time! I would love to see the boots you may or may not have picked up.... That church is beautiful! And I think I like the first color palate the best :)

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

Looks like SUCH a fun weekend! Our weather here was ridiculously warm and I was the happiest girl ever! We sat outside and plotted a summer vaca lol

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

How fun hanging out with those ladies!! Love it!

I still vote #3!

Helene said...

sounds like you had a pretty stellar weekend! that Willie shirt is gold!

The Pink Growl said...

Looks like a fab weekend!!

TheTinyHeart said...

That blogger meetup must've been so much fun! I am drooling over that wall of cowboy boots...definitely can't find that here in Jersey!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Danavee said...

Is that a vintage t-shirt?!?!! It's pretty dang awesome.

I love the top color pallete.....the coral and green had me at hello!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Looks like a great weekend for sure! How fun to meet all the ladies again! I will be on the lookout for this blogger event in August! Fun!! Enjoy your big girl spring break!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I might have to go to that conference if I can. Texas is a lot closer for me than NY or CA!

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Ashley Barnhill said...

Wow, what a weekend!!! I like #1 and #2... I can't decide between both of those. Can't wait to see the new design!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Awesome hangout night with your friends on Friday!

I love that Willie Nelson shirt. Love love love.

Always Maylee said...

That definitely sounds like such a fun event. I wish I could have gone and hung out with you! Oh and I already voted on instagram, but I'll vote again. 2 is my fave! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kiki said...

omg this looks like such a wonderful time!! i am so jelly!! those boots i will take one of each please!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!
XOXO

Sarah said...

What a great weekend!Meeting up with fellow bloggers, getting some time with the hubby, pretty great weekend! And my vote is for the middle one :)

Daliene said...

I prefer pallet #3. I think the green would get old over time.

Allison said...

I can't get enough of your blog. Seriously!

Your weekend looked like a blast! Are y'all going to Eli Young? Isn't that tonight? I had it on my calendar and it has completely snuck up on me! I want to go soo bad!

And my birthday is this week. I am pretty sure I'm going to spend my birthday money on a new pair of boots.

Kelsey Homolka said...

I'm loving the first set of colors myself. And the pictures are hilarious! Looks like you had a blast!

Agnes Mayer said...

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend. Love your dress.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Stesha Jordan said...

amazing weekend!!! I love the blogger meet up, you all look fantastic!! happy monday missy!!

xxS

Ashley Robyn said...

Any post with Texas as the title makes me happy! YAY for a fun filled weekend! I love love love Austin! Hope yall had a blast! Have a great week!

Rachel said...

How fun! And I love all of those boots.

Kait said...

I love when bloggers meet bloggers..so fun! Looks like you had such a fun weekend and I'm dyinggg to go to SXSW, I've been hearing so many good things! You look fab, as always! XO

Ashley said...

Ok, now I HAVE to move to Texas! :-) What a fun event!

I'm no help because I really love all the color palettes. Can't wait to see!

Courtney said...

What a fabulous (and busy!!)weekend;) Sounds like an amazing conference! You're so photogenic by the way:) Have a great week!

Lisette said...

YAY for awesome blates! I just had one too!

I like the middle palette (with only a hint of the green!)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

You always have the fullest weakends. I should get a life.

Amy said...

So much fun! I hope I get to meet some blogging ladies in "real life" soon. so fun!

I like the middle colors the best! Less is more!
Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

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dreamingincashmere said...

Oh dang!! And all of this time I've been wearing my skinnies under false pretenses:) Looks like a fun evening! xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

still being [molly] said...

it is like, seriously my DREAM to go to SXSW. for real. lame, i know. also, that Willie shirt pretty much needs to get into my closet. now.

Martha said...

Boots and bloody mary's---sounds prefect to me!!
Glad you had such a profound moment in the church...it's good to let that happen from time to time.

I like color palette #1...but they're all pretty!

Brady and Jamie Sefcik said...

Ummm, how fun! Looks like you had an amazing weekend. loving your blog lady! :)

Xoxo Jamie

Ms. Morgan said...

looks like you had an amazing weekend. Make sure to come by and checkout the post I just did about a Pin Up Class I attended this weekend and the corresponding giveaway: Bombshell Basics DVD, hair embellishment, Honeymoon Red nail polish and Rock a Fella lipstick. http://msmorgansrealitycheck.blogspot.com/2013/03/bettina-may-pin-up-class.html

Southern Love/ City Lights said...

What a fun weekend! I'm so jealous of your nice weather! At least it appears so!

I misses your Instagram post with the color palette, but I really like the second one the most!

Enjoy your evening!

X
Nicole

tara said...

i was THISCLOSE to showing up on your doorstep and begging you to come stalk my boo ian somerhalder with me! he was in austin for sxsw!

Whitney said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like such a fun weekend. Y'all are all so beautiful!

Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

My vote is color palette number 2. :)

Chris said...

I've heard so much about SXSW... one year I have to go. That picture of the church is beautiful! As usual your weekend looked amazing!

Annie said...

That blogging event looks like a blast...and you girls look fabulous of course! Hope you enjoyed your few days without the kiddos Shanna :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

My-cliffnotes said...

I like the first pallet

Valerie said...

What a fun weekend! And I am LOVING the first color palette...something about that coral and teal is so pretty- feels very Texan to me! :-)
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

That blogger event looked like a lot of fun!! Hope you guys are enjoying some alone time without the kiddos!

xo,
Angela

Rachel Lynne said...

Can't wait to see the blog redesign! Also, loving your outfit with the lace dress and scarf, super cute!

Rachel’s Lookbook

Sami said...

I am dying to attend SXSW.. one year I'm gonna make it happen and then I can hang with Miss Pretty Little Shanna! Thanks for linking up :)

Dana {bloom and inspire} said...

My best friend is moving from Chicago to Austin. I'll tell her you're fabulous and make her contact you!

Kimberlee said...

So great to see bloggers getting together! So bummed I couldn't make it to SXSW :( Looks like a great event! LOL "have a willie nice day" awesome sauce

Amber said...

Blogger meetups are my fave! Looks like you lovely ladies had a blast!

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