{The Bybel’s Favorite Things: Christmas Shopping Guide 2014}

CONGRATULATIONS!  You’ve successfully survived Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
Hopefully today you’re resting, spending time with family and enjoying leftover turkey sammies.
But more than likely you’re running around, decorating the house, wrapping presents and coming up with gift ideas for family & friends for 2014.

While you’re making those lists and checkin’ ’em twice, we thought we’d help you out with a few ideas.  Take a look at some of our favorite things and get some ideas on gifting for this season!

{Stitch Fix}

What: Online personal stylist who will send clothes to your doorstep!
Who: 
The Ladies (age: young adult +)
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Orlando Vacation: {Day 3 – Epcot}

Exhaustion.

It had set in but regardless of heavy eyes and leaden legs we were at Epcot before the gates opened standing it throngs of sleepy kids and cranky parents.  We were there when the grand announcement was made and confetti bombs went off exactly at 8:00am for one reason only – Soarin’.

I had stood in line for 2 hours for Soarin’ before.  While it’s an awesome ride, I’d be a sucker if I fell for that mess again.  It was #1 on the list of things to do that day and I had every intention of marking it off before 8:10am.

We sprinted past the GGB (Giant Golf Ball [not the official name]) and made it straight into the front row for the first round of Soarin’ spectators that day.  Victory is mine!  And as we walked off the ride we heard a passerby remark that they were already out of Fast Passes for the entire day.  VICTORY IS MINE AGAIN!
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Throwback Thursday: {My 24th Birthday}

YAYYYY!!!
So glad to have escaped year #23 (and successfully done so for the last month).  This is not for the obvious “23’s a weird year” or “ugh, this year was such a drag” kind of reasons.
No, I’m mostly pumped because I’m glad to be an even number again.
Shallow and OCD.  No shame.

Peter planned a wonderful evening filled with all the things I love: food, drinks, music and new adventures.

IMG_1572Yes, I know I already posted this picture.  BUT…we got dressed up and went out somewhere.  This is always double-post worthy.  At this point in the evening I have no clue what’s happening.  Pete has an affinity for surprises that the control-freak in me loathes but knows I’m supposed to appreciate.  But every time he does this, I loathe it a little less.  🙂

We arrived at {Mockingbird Station} for our surprise pre-activity dinner.  I’m a bit confused.  We’ve either seen and skipped over or have already eaten at every place here.  But good ‘ole Mockingbird had one more trick up her sleeve… Continue reading

{Brunch}

One thing I love about Texas despite the horrible summer heat?  Tex Mex, y’all!

Yesterday morning the hubs had to work, so it seemed perfectly logical to turn Saturday into a girl date brunch!  My sweet friend Mandie had been telling me about {Fernando’s} for months, but I hadn’t had the chance to go.  [insert blog-worthy deliciousness here!]

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