Busy as a bee.

ATX, Life

Hello lovelies,

I assume you all though I was dead. On the contrary, for the first time this year I was outside for longer than 20 mins. I played more rounds of games than one, and I celebrated a man, my man, and a new niece.

Luckily, I took pictures of most everything that happened. What I didn’t capture was due to the fear that my phone could fall out of the kayak and into the lake.

Here’s some shots from the past week. An obvious favorite being from my sweet, adorable new niece, Bridget.

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Friends from the land of Oklahoma!

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Celebrations being documented.

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Old fashioned cupcakes, seriously had whiskey in the frosting and the batter. Amazing, gluten-free and I modified to be vegan!

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The most beautiful animals in the world- stealing the show on St. Patties Day.

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So in love.

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Brother meeting sister for the first time.

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We’re entirely obsessed with our new Aeropress. Best cup of coffee I’ve had in my life- sans exagération. We honestly have saved so much money making our delicious americanos at home.

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Finally made it to Gordoughs, with zero disappointment. 

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And somehow despite not loosing any weight, and eating that ginormous donut sandwich I appear to be getting a bit more Slim Jim.

And because this post was completely personal, here’s some links to some fashionable minded people.

Adriana from Leopard Martini always shows reasonable fashion for the every day classic styled person.

I love browsing this fellas blog. It frequently prompts me to email to my husby a list what he should be sporting these days.

Love seeing this girls blog for Austin fashion, and much like me, she has a lot of life on her blog too. Love.

I follow @thuglifeforevs on insta and she is a photography genius, her website is equally mesmerizing. 

As I go east, my sweet friend Megan heads west. Read her blog here, and look for her musings on my blog in the future as we share little snippets on how we plan to prepare our wardrobes for costal living.

xoxo
MM

 

The Return of the Ever-Loved #fashionfursday

ATX, Women's Fashion

About two years ago I was fortunate enough to nanny for the two most adorable two-year old twin girls.

Every day their little mouskateer voices would squeal in sheer delight over the littlest things.

“Ohhhh miss Macy look at that barrette in your hair! Isn’t that the most beautiful thing you ever saw?!”

Despite being the adult I felt like a princess every time their eyes came my way.

I began dressing for them, and educating myself at the same time.

Thus birthed the hashtag #fashionfursday

Because their perfect little mouths couldn’t all the way pronounce the “th” yet.

For today’s #fashionfursday I’ve gathered some instas of Austin street style, and intent to get my butt downtown to capture some live feed of it.

My friends, what are you wearing today?

@thexoxomm and hashtag #fashionfursday to let me know.

Moms, fashionistas, worker bees. I wanna see them all.

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AUS>BOS

ATX, BOS, Moving

I have a rather large announcement to make.

My moon, my man was accepted….

into Harvard Law School

and this is how excited I am about that. Really freaking excited.

So although we love Austin, and hope to end up here again someday, we’re packing our bags and making our way to a much colder climate.

I can’t wait.

Of course we need about a million dollars (and coats) between now and then, but still. IT’S HAPPENING!

Be thinking of us over the next few months as we prepare, and send some good vibes to the apartments we’re looking at because so far we haven’t found any that will take both our sweet pups. Which reminds me…

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aren’t they just the greatest? I’ve decided if they’re able to make it up there with us I’ll start a hash tag on Instagram called #JuneofBoston and will be much more diligent about charting their cuteness throughout the city.

In summary: Yay Boston, Sad leaving Austin, Send good JuJu for the dogs.

XOXO–MM

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The Asians know where it’s at..

ATX, Life, Men's Fashion, Women's Fashion

I believe I’ve mentioned my obsession with adopted babies- Asian babies in particular melt my heart.

I mean, really… Can’t we all just agree this google image baby is the cutest little squishy there ever was?! And I’m not even a baby person.

Besides the indisputably cute babies, there’s something else I’ve noticed about Asian culture– they’re as trendy as it gets when it comes to the realms of fashion. Here’s some street fashion I found floating around the interweb:

I love seeing the combination of something very adult and something that is reminiscent of childhood.

What do you think of Asian fashion?

xoxo–MM

Ps- Some links to some really cool asian fashion blogs-

Thirsty Thought

The Wicked Ying

Fashion Bandwagon

Can You Pass the Glitter

9 to 5 Chic

Justin&Sawyer

ATX, Hair, Life, Uncategorized

Hi there friends.

Remember when I mentioned my friend Sawyer? (insta: psh_itssawyer)

Well, she’s dating this hunk Justin, and occasionally they let me play with their hair, then they take beautiful photos of it.

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Photo cred: Psh_itssawyer

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Recently, they graced us with their presence in the ol’ ATX. They are, of course, some of our favorite humans. And excitingly, they’re both extremely gifted artists. (of the unstarving nature)

A box is a box, is a box.

ATX, Life

Hello darlings…

Do you have any hobbies?

When I was a baby tween and lived in the midwest I rode horses.

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But now, I am far away from the friends (and animal friends) I’ve made in my travels, and my absolute favorite old/new hobby is to send packages. My sweet, long-time friend Sawyer (Insta: psh_itssawyer) inspired me to begin again after I dropped writing friends altogether after high school.

The boxes I typically send can contain absolutely anything: antique treasures, books I’ve loved recently, a design project I’ve been needing help with, but most always there is chocolate involved, and sometimes a little something for the mister or the dogs.

What goes into making those boxes is magic, attention to detail, and stripped strings.

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I honestly can’t think of a better way to connect with the ones I love, and the ones I’ve been wanting to get to know better. Writing in any form is a lost trend, and I want to be part of the few to revive the beauty of penmanship, and creativity through putting together boxes and letters. While I was off this grid this weekend in Kansasland I picked up some Target treasure that I can’t wait to incorporate.

On my box list this week is Kortnee who writes a darling little blog you should seriously consider following.

Hope your weekend was lovely, here’s some links to my favorite things lately:

A life saver for if you get a zit before a big occasion.

A wallet worth saving for.

The best kept clothing website for business clothing.

Can’t stop reading about how to move cross-country.

Russia does have a sense of humor.

xoxo–MM

Have Dilemma, need advice: The advantages of marrying a boy genius.

ATX, BOS, Life, Moving, Uncategorized

I married extremely young as a mixture of hormones and love, friend circles and family cults encouraged me find love in the most formable of my years. i.e Late teens to early 20’s.

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I obliged myself and them by marrying at the ripe young age of 21. Now, I’m a soon to be 24 and although I have no regrets of marrying as a young adult {old child}, I can’t help but feel the stare {glares} every time I mention my age in relation to when I got married. I’d like to say it’s all bliss no work, but those bliss filled days are the ones we live for while we work- towards a house, better careers, a lucrative future, and someday perhaps adoptions of beautiful beautiful babies.

Around a year ago this time my sweet, wonderful husby began studying for his law school admission test or LSAT. The LSAT is known for being taxing, and the study process alone can consume your entire life, which is exactly what started to happen. We were barely adult babies, newly married, not to mention overwhelmed with the LSAT- our marriage began to suffer. There is no logical reason we came out alive, or happy, but we did. Husby was all logic in explaining that every hour he spent in the other room was going to pay off. Literally, schools will pay you if you’re smart enough. So, I parted with my dearly beloved for months that seemed to never end, but like all seasons they did. Whether the results be good or bad that retched time was over.

I’ve decided to provide visuals as I’m going off topic for this posting and need something pretty different to look at. The LSAT score percentages are below:

As you can see, most of the people who study an average amount (3 months, at least 3 hours a day, 5-6 days a week) still end up hitting around 150. 14% of lucky studiers make it up to that 160-166 mark, and the genius’ of the world make up those last two little orange pieces to the right. That’s where he landed.

Before I got married, I was taunted by a fear that I would be limiting my options to move about freely, and live in a vast array of places. Strangely, committing has only opened me up to endless and grand adventures with the one I love.

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Hubs was graciously accepted into some lovely schools soon after his applications were submitted. Some gave him full rides, while several others offered enticing 1/2-2/3 scholarships, but with every acceptance, and every offer we feel the paralyzing pressure of making a decision between good and also good places. We are so very grateful for these opportunities, and we’ve started this silly little routine called, “Have Dilemma, Need Advice” as a way of PRO/CON-ing our decision process. As we’re in a state of perpetual transition our conversations have become much more to the point, and we find peace of mind only in mind blowingly good brunches, TV marathons, and hours and hours of playing pool.

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So here’s the end of the beginning, the question that will be debated until we’re sick. Where would you go if you had the opportunity? What life are you ready for? City? Country? Family? Fun?

Have Dilemma, Need Advice.

New York, Boston, Houston, Austin, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or DC?

xoxo–MM