2015 in Lists: Week 23

This past weekend in Napa, stay tuned for pictures, we kept saying #firstworldproblems, we were drunk no judgment. But it got me thinking, yeah if we had to we could live without cell phones, internet, etc butsince that is probably not going to happen anytime soon, unless we have some apocalyptic situation surprise us, what are those things that I feel like I need?

This week’s prompt is:

What are your 21st Century needs?

phone and purse


Download your Week 23 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 your week is wonderful!


Royal Warrant Holder: S’well

You might be asking yourself what exactly is a Royal Warrant Holder? A Royal Warrant is not like a criminal warrant that yours truly is used to working with in her day job. A Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition to those who supply goods or services to the royal households.

This series is those shops and makers who this royal household (aka The Duchess and Sir Winston) purchase goods and services from.


Royal Warrant Holder

S’well Water Bottles

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Who needs to drink more water each day? Everyone except my mother and my carpool buddy who both drink an elephant’s weight in water each day should be raising their hands. But hey if I”m going to drink more water I need to basically carry a water bottle with me at all times and the water needs to be cold because I’d rather not drink water the same temperature as a Texas day. If I carry this bottle with me I throw it in my bag and my bag is usually filled with important things that cannot get wet like court files and evidence. (yeah canNOT get wet/ruined)


So I had a few requirements in the water bottles that make the cut:

1. keep my water cold

2. don’t leak/sweat

3. look cute


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S’well water bottles are amazing.

Hands down my favorite water bottles I’ve ever tried.

Not only does this water bottle come in many different designs and colors (I choose the one with hearts on it) but it doesn’t sweat or leak and it keeps my beverage FREEZING.

I’ve grabbed this out of my bag and found it upside down and there was no leakage and no ‘sweatage.’ Let’s talk about the temperature for a sec. I put ice in this bottle in the AM and it still there in the PM. I repeat there is still ice in my bottle when I go to sleep.

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Hope you get your own S’well bottle and chug some water like I’m starting to do now!



Weekend Recap

My weekend was pretty full. My mom came into town and we went from house hunting (!!!) to eating soul food in Fort Worth to shopping upscale and discount. We did it all! While it was raining Saturday late afternoon we did have time for some mother/daughter mani/pedi time; always a good time to catch up!

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I put some pep in my step with navy and kelly green for dinner! My favorite color combo and my favorite cork wedges. This outfit just makes me happy!

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House hunting is overwhelming. We were in this house and l-o-v-i-n-g it when we find out the contract on it has just been executed. Ugh, I had just been thinking about how my round table would look super cute in the breakfast nook!


wk lunch

Trying new places to try for lunch around my neighborhood is always fun! Plus when it’s raining outside it’s wonderful to find a place that’s warm and dry inside. I’m definitely coming back here!


wk waffles

These chicken and waffles were fantastic! Add the collard greens and sweet potato curls on top and your mind just about explodes! There was also a band playing old R&B, your entire senses are filled with soul. Mmmmmmmm! Buttons Restaurant is a new fav!


spending the weekend with this awesome woman is always a treat! How cute is my mom? She’s always dressed to impress!


How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything fun?




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

green shoes


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?