this past weekend was one of the best, most productive ones i can remember having in a long time & i’d love to share what composed of my eventful, history-making, life changing, inspiring last couple of days:
beginning our saturday at coffeehouse cafe with a doubleshot latte swirled into perfection
i love being surrounded by “feel good” items, such as this old (but working!) coffee “syphon” of sorts, newspapers & exposed brick
breath-taking views from my friend’s balcony.
jaw. dropped.
 dallas skyline from the “oakcliff side” of town
this beautiful, whimsical thing is margaret hunt hill bridge.
my friend, Lo, & i participated in “yoga on the bridge” hosted by all out! where they were trying to set a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest yoga chain. it was a super cool experience!
 surreal surroundings
so dek & i bought a new car this weekend!
i loved dekel’s car so much that he gave me his & he is the proud owner of this cute little car below. 
 sunday morning was spent enjoying brunch with a view of lake lewisville, my mom gifted us a groupon to sneaky pete’s back for christmas & we’ve been meaning to go! it was buffet style, delicious and a great way to start our drizzly day. after brunch, we went to check out at home‘s lewisville location. the store is beautiful & really has everything you would ever want or need PLUS more! little insider scoop: our average customer spends 2+ hours in our store shopping, so take your latte with ya when you go 😉
 after home decor shopping, i met my partners at starbucks for our weekly coffee master meeting, where we compared two reserve coffees, french pressed, side by side. we paired each coffee with a different pastry, but i love the compare/contrast element of our tastings, as only by doing so am i able to describe what i taste. and really, when you pair coffee with food, it makes a world of difference! 
 me at marshall’s trying on some professional looks, slowly but surely adding sophisticated pieces to my wardrobe so i can dress the part as marketing coordinator! loving it!
ps- this jacket came home with me. in love.
thanks for reading & have a wonderful week!
share some highlights of your weekend below, i’d love to hear!
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this past sunday dek & i made our way over to white rock coffee to sip on a latte and enjoy their atmosphere before heading over to my grandmother’s house to rake and mulch the sea of leaves that has accumulated.
i’ve heard of wr coffee before, a few friends have suggested we go and sunday was the day. we had no idea what to expect walking in, but we loved it! the coffee shop itself is located in a slim and narrow building with space being really well utilized. they have a lot of seating for being such a small cafe, but the ambiance of the upstairs and all the natural light is really great. as you enter and you walk right in to a fluffy and decorated christmas tree, paired with the robust smell of their-own-roast of coffee…it’s a great sensation. i especially appreciate the wood vaulted ceilings and the industrial fans 🙂
the barista behind the counter was super nice & helpful, as they usually are when the first words out of my mouth are “hi, we’ve never been here,” said with a smile. dek & i weren’t feeling meat that morning so we opted for plain & everything toasted bagels with cream cheese to pair with our lattes. (his: extra hot, mine: vanilla with almond milk) we opted to sit upstairs with our breakfast & beverages and people watch from up above. it was super cool & we even left our mark by tagging our names on the beam. you know you’re a barista when…you keep 2 black, fine-tip sharpies in your purse.here are some photos from our sunday, if you would like to see:

there was a wr barista named parker actually roasting his own coffee on the patio outside; it was the coolest thing! he had a notepad with details from how he wanted to differentiate this batch from his last and a timer running in order to catch the beans at their peak. i have never witnessed coffee roasting before my own eyes, but he explained this is an at-home roaster, so i might have to look more into this whole coffee roasting process thing myself…
raking the sea of crunchy leaves in my grandmother’s back yard
beanie: charlotte russe, scarf: charlotte russe, sweater: h&m, pants: target, shoes: nine west fango booties
i had a blast riding that thing!
thanks for reading!
have a wonderful week!
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dek & i love coffeehouse cafe, this past weekend we went twice in two days!
we go for their delicious double lattes and end up sharing something amazing from their super unique menu, like the challah french toast sandwich, their lemon ricotta pancakes or fred’s flatbread, which is flatbread topped with spinach, turkey bacon, aioli, tomatoes, eggs and mozzarella cheese…it’s amazing! they even offer a pet-friendly patio so we took peanut for a little day trip with us 🙂
on saturday (tx/ou game day), greenville avenue pizza company celebrated their 7th year of business success with pizza & beer specials, live trivia and karaoke, which we went to be a part of and support. dek & i split ate most of our pepperoni, green olive and onion pizza and we washed it down with a fireman’s 4 and a modelo. we sweat their pizza and meatballs, go try them if you haven’t already…here are a few photos from the past few days, if you’d like to see:

sunnies: ebay, purse: vintage neiman marcus, jewelry: market finds from israel, tank: target, jeans: delia’s ‘liv‘, shoes: target mossimo ‘kali’ camouflage pointed toe flat
enjoying my double sugar-free vanilla latte (& my view!)
fred’s flatbread (which i accidentally ordered as “fled’s fratbread, ha!)
headed to coffeehouse cafe again in my new tank that one of my besties, chelsey, gifted me for my birthday, necklace: sam moon, purse: MMS, skeletal ring: forever 21, jeans: old navy ‘rockstar’,
same setting, different day
took our little nut on a walk around the neighborhood, which he loved 
#shareacoke
flashing our PIE shirts at gapc to show support for their 7th successful business year. cheers to many more to come!
 
have a wonderful week!
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my sister came over after i got off work today & we just hung out and then went out to eat and to get a little happy hour drink! after thinking of all the places offering happy hour in our neighborhood, mirelle mentioned taco cabana. seeing as mexican food always sounds good, we headed there.
we saw a gorgeous sunflower field on the way home & just had to stop to take some pretty pictures.
hope you are having a great week so far!
$1.50 margaritas @ taco cabana happy hour
 we shared a chicken flauta plate with rice, beans & guacamole and ordered another side of 3 flautas and shared everything. 
we left feeling perfect; just enough food!
pretty sunflower field
(mirelle’s sunglasses can be found here)
 
 
 just threw my hair up after the shower, but i love how it came out!
 my semi-new sandals from charlotte russe
(remember when i wanted the pink version??)
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i knew i would miss thailand when i got home, but i didn’t think i would actually crave thai food after leaving the country! there are still so many restaurants i want to go to around here, but thai food has been on my mind for a while now. i miss the eggrolls & the cashew nut chicken the most. tomorrow night we are cooking vegetable fried rice & cashew nut chicken with rice on the side over at a friends house. it’s going to be sooo yummy!!
in the meantime here are some photos to whet my appetite:

 

 

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or food on the brain.

i am craving sweets like crazy lately. ive been trying to eat healthier and this leads to temptations and cravings, at least in my case. and my cravings mostly revolve around decident, over-the-top, only buyable sweet treats.

this is what i would shove in my mouth right now:

no bake chocolate chip cookie dough bites

chocolate covered raspberry truffles

nutella cream puffs

have you heard of fancy? check it out, i found it through the glamourai & already signed up and in and it’s like a cool overload.

…but it doesnt help my food cravings =)
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