2015 in Lists: Week 22

Yesterday my mom starts talking about her trip in the fall to Peru and I literally almost spit my coffee at her. I knew she was seriously considering going but not it’s actually happening. Super jealous. I mean she gets to experience Machu Picchu and I’ll be schlepping at work in Dallas. Man oh man, I might not be able to do much work that week that she’s there because I’ll be daydreaming about it so much.

But it got me thinking, where do I want to travel. Not, where can I afford to travel (friend’s couch in a neighboring county) but where do I want to go?

This week’s prompt:

List the places you want to travel


If you want to see some of the places that are on my lists check them out here!

Download your Week 22 List, check out all the other 2015 Lists, and share on social media with the super awesome hashtag #DOP2015Lists! If there are any lists you’d like to make this year let me know!

I hope you have a wonderful week! 



Presently Speaking

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Feeling: Excited! I’ve got some really interesting cases coming up in my court, some with defenses that haven’t been seen around the courthouse for a while and some that might let me get to do things that not many baby prosecutors get to do. They’re going to be a lot of work but I cannot wait to be studying up on my code book!

Reading: The Stuff that Never Happened by Maddie Dawson. Well written and it definitely grabbed me at the beginning but I’m not sure how I feel about it. It both weirds me out and makes me smile like the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love did. Has anyone else read this book?

Listening to: Meghan Trainor’s Dear Future Husband and old school Janet Jackson. They’ve been on repeat and I’m still chuckling over how on point Trainor’s lyrics are.

Thankful for: My education. I see so many people who have dropped out of school or who just do not care about furthering themselves and I am so thankful that I had a parent who never let me question if I was going to school or not. I’m also very thankful that she would let me bring a book to social functions even though she wanted to take it from me every time. #readingatrestaurants

Thinking about: how I found the perfect black maxi dress at Target this past weekend! I’ve already worn it three times, don’t worry I washed it! But seriously, it’s not to short on me which is an exceptional find in and of itself, but its also soft and has the perfect tank top. I’ve been looking for the perfect black maxi for probably 2+ years and it’s crazy that I actually found one at Target no less! I’ve seriously looked all over.

Eating: Oatmeal. Afte having some oatmeal at the Hyatt Resort this past weekend I’ve been craving it like nothing else in the morning. Adding brown sugar, cinnamon, bananas, and raisins make it even better.

Watching: The Smithsonian Channel. It’s what the History Channel should be. There are no aliens, swamp people, or bounty hunters/repo men. It’s historically accurate and visually appealing. I’m hooked.

Loving: Playing volleyball. I’m getting out more now and it makes me feel like I’m not as much of a recluse anymore. I should look into other things that I can schedule on my calendar in pink. Pink = fun. (black = death… like working out)

Looking forward to: Looking at properties with my mama tomorrow! I might be getting out of this apartment with the person who likes to clog and throw things on floor at all hours of the day and night.

What’s up with you?


2015 in Lists: Week 21

With all these rainstorms I’ve been burning a lot of candles just in case I lose electricity. I keep getting waves of different scents from each part of my apartment. I cannot decide on my favorite ones, I love them all! Then I baked cookies and I threw my hands up because I just couldn’t handle all the goodness!

This week’s prompt is:

List your favorite smells


Download your Week 21 List, check out all the other 2015 Lists, and share on social media with the super awesome hashtag #DOP2015Lists!

Hope your short week is wonderful! Please keep all the people affected by the floods in Texas and Oklahoma in your prayers.



They gave All.

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“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” 

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address 1863



Take a moment today to say a prayer for those who gave All for our Country.


White Eyelet

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top, shorts, headscarf (lilly for target but similar), shoes, bracelet (similar), ring, sunnies

Anytime I spend any amount of time with my mom I know I better step up my outfit game. Even if it’s just laying on the couch, working a garage sale, or planting flowers in the backyard, I better look presentable. So this cool (literally and figuratively) top let’s me get away with jean shorts and still get at least a nod of approval from Jane. The printed headscarf and pink lipstick were just icing and the cherry on top.