Friday, April 18, 2014

Diamonds, Glitter and Jewelry Oh My!!

Back in November I made a pretty big decision to leave my current sales position of a year and a half with the whole package (you know, health and dental benefits, 401K options, etc.), and I took a leap of faith and headed forward in a new adventure. 

Since December I've been selling diamonds and jewelry at a local jewelry store, and I couldn't be happier. I'm learning all about the different types of metals like silver, gold, platinum along with designing custom jewelry pieces and helping buy gorgeous diamonds and colored stones. It's like heaven being around so many pretty and expensive jewelry pieces at our store! 

So when I was contacted by Brilliant Earth Diamonds about a collaboration of their diamond engagement rings I was really intrigued. A dog may be mam's best friend, but diamonds are definitely a girl's best friend. 

My favorite diamond shape is the princess cut, and the round brilliant is a definite close second. And since Pinterest wasn't around for my wedding, not that I'm bitter or anything, here's a little inspiration board, well, because every girl has the right to dream!! :)

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If I could choose another ring this one is by far my favorite: 18K White Gold Fancy Diamond Halo Ring (1/3 ct. tw.) with a 1.01 Carat, Princess, Ideal Cut diamond.

Brilliant Earth Diamonds is passionate about cultivating a more ethical, transparent, and sustainable jewelry industry.

Brilliant Earth provides the highest quality jewelry originating from pure sources and harvested using socially responsible practices.

I love even more that Brilliant Earth supports underdeveloped communities ravaged by the jewelry industry by donating a share of their profits.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Town Square Cafe, Bay City


If you ever find yourself traveling through or, in the rare occasion staying in, Bay City, one place you'll have to stop in and check out is the town square cafe which coincidently is named Town Square Cafe. It's on the square in Bay City across from the courthouse (but whatever you do, don't call the square "downtown"). I made that mistake only once. Lesson learned. ;P

Bay City is a short 30 minute drive from the beach, and about an hour southwest of Houston. And what we don't have in shopping centers and malls we make up for in great restaurants and delicious food. 

Brandon and I eat quite regularly at the Cafe on the square, and so do a lot of our other friends. My friend, Amberly, and I eat there at least once a week to get our fix of their avocado grilled chicken sandwich with jalepeno/cheese bun! I'm drooling now just thinking about it. 

Dangit, now I have to go there for lunch today!!


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday Night Tradition // Victor's Tacos, Bay City

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This is the third time we've eaten Victor's Tacos, and each time we've left with empty wallets and full bellies. Victor's Tacos truck is only in Bay City on Thursdays, so when we get the chance to indulge in greasy, delicious, spicy tacos it's an awesome night in my book! We're seriously thinking about making this a new Thursday night tradition. Their chicken and beef fajita tacos are by far my favorite! And OoohEmmmGee, their salsa is to die for. Man, I need that recipe! Doubt he'd give it to me though. Something to do with family secret recipes or something ha! 

Either way, I can't wait for next week Thursday!! You know where to find us! ;P


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#SpoilYourselfTuesday

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This morning I woke up snuggled up close to Brandon. We were so warm all squished together in our freshly cleaned sheets I resisted the urge to get up and go work out quite easily. I slowly made my way to the kitchen adjusting the thermostat as I walked down to hall to make it a little more cozy, and made my cup of coffee. I always love opening up the front door to let the sunshine in, but this morning I was stopped in tracks. Talk about breathtaking. I reached for my camera immediately. 

After breathing in the fresh morning air I dove right into making breakfast. And with the day off honey, I had to go all out. Because the better you eat, the better you feel. Bring on my favorite, breakfast English mcmuffin! It doesn't get much better than this in the morning here in Texas. 

This is what you call being blessed. It's #spoilyourselfTuesday
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