Fall Activities in Houston + Link up

Happy fall, y’all!

Today I am linking up with four other amazing ladies across the US to share different fall activities to do this year in our respective cities.  I have seriously had this link up on my mind since early July when I started working on the behind the scenes stuff for this blog and I am so glad that the first day of fall is finally here for us to share it with y’all!

Make sure to check out Morning Coffee with Dee, My Little Box of Tricks, Latitude & Lattes, and Savvy Southern Belle’s posts linked at the bottom of this post.

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Mrs. JJ Watt – Two Years Later

Hey y’all!  Happy Monday!

I just love going on my Timehop and Facebook apps everyday to see what happened a year or five ago, don’t you?  This morning when I checked my phone, this little beauty of a blog post came up when I was under WordPress hosting at Becoming O’Connell.  I still love me some JJ Watt and I am still waiting for a phone call to be his assistant… I’ll keep y’all posted, but until then, enjoy this trip down memory lane!

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Cheap Summer Date Ideas

Summertime is winding down to a much anticipated close.  (Can I get an amen if you’re more stoked than I am for fall?!)  If you and your beau are rolling on a budget like Skyler and I are, or you’re just looking for something to do other than your routine dinner and a movie date night, look no further!  Some of the items below do cost a little bit more money than others, but the experience that goes along with the date is SO worth it… trust me. 🙂

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101 in 1001

Two and a half years ago, I came across Mackenzie Horan’s blog post for 101 things in 1001 days.  Similar to a bucket list, this is a list of 101 things I intend to complete in 2.75 years.  My original list on Becoming O’Connell was due to end this October; however, I wanted a fresh list, but some of these items are copied from it… coming up with 101 was a struggle, y’all!

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8 Helpful Tips for the New Dog Mom/Dad

So you just rescued a four-legged baby… CONGRATULATIONS!  I don’t have two-legged kids of my own yet, but I will say rescuing our sweet Oakley, a lab mix, four months ago was one of the best decisions we have ever made.  Taking care of this sweet boy is the most rewarding experience!  Here are a few helpful tips for those considering rescuing a dog, or even an experienced dog parent looking for some life hacks.

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Ten Things You NEED to Tell Yourself Daily

To start off this week, I’m going to get a little personal with y’all… As some of you may know, I struggle with a mental illness.  I find it harder to cope with everyday life on a daily basis compared to most mentally healthy adults.  These affirmations remind me that God would not throw something my way if He did not think I could handle it.  Say these affirmations to yourself out loud every day, write them down, and post them somewhere you will see them.

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Wanna Netflix + Binge?

Picture it… all of your friends are either sick or on a date, or if you’re like me, just avoiding human contact.  You need something to do to kill the time and the latest book you picked up from the library just isn’t cutting it anymore… What’s a girl to do?  Netflix and chill binge of course!  I don’t necessarily need a legit reason to binge, but if you’re one of those people who does…

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Best Beach Reads – Summer 2017

Beach season is almost over (boo…)!  For the few weeks that are left, you should really consider putting your face into a good book, and not that smartphone you’re always playing on, while working on your tan – which you better wear lots of sunscreen because ain’t nobody got time for skin cancer.  Onto the best beach reads for the summer! Read more

Currently + August Goals

Y’all… how is it already August 1?  This year has absolutely flown by for me and I feel like I haven’t accomplished much this year (anyone else?).  August is going to be one of my busiest months this year — I’m launching this blog (today! WOOHOO!), it’s peak registration time at work, and Skyler and I are in the early stages of buying a house.  Whew, Lord Jesus, give me strength to make it through the month with all my sanity… and my hair! 😉

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