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Week in Review

Since I've been busy/tired/lazy/internet-less for a good portion of the week, I'm finally getting around to blogging about my week. 

On Wednesday, my friend Suzanna came over with my little friend Kate.  It was Kate's 2nd Birthday! 
We did a little shopping.  I got some necklaces for my new outfits and this pair of shoes...
Love these shoes!
Kate was adorable in DSW.  Before Suz or I knew it, she had her shoes off and was trying on pairs of the adult shoes.  She loves shoes so much!  She was promised a trip to Stride Rite later in the day and a new pair of crocs,which she got and are just the cutest things I've ever seen...
Before Suz came over from Fort Worth, she stopped by a magical place.  She called the day before and said she had heard of a new cupcake/cookie/other goodie place called J.Rae's.  I had also heard of J.Rae's and gave her my order. 
Let me just say...
Heaven... I'm in heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak.
And I seem to find the happiness I seek...
 
Some people are connoisseurs of wine.  Well,  I am a connoisseur of cupcakes. 

If they had Sommeliers for cupcakes, I would totally be one.  Believe me when I tell you that I have tried cupcakes from sea to shining sea.  And these cupcakes...
are the best I've ever had!  And the cookie, oh the cookie was phenomenal!  Just phenomenal.  It's a very good thing this place is so far away, but if I'm ever having something that needs cookies or cupcakes, I'm making the hour drive over there for them.
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Today, I went down to Dallas after court.  I had a yummy lunch at Breadwinners and then headed to the super secret fancy jewelry store to get my links for my watch.  While they were installing the links, they let us browse, which was fun.  In addition to getting the links, they polished my watch.  In fact, it needed polishing so bad that they asked if all of the links were originally shiny or if some were brushed.  Yeah, that watch needed some love and boy did it get it....
Look how shiny!  It's like brand new!  And now I can wear it without it turning my arm blue :)  I'm so happy!

Then my car automatically drove back to Nordstrom.  I know, I know.  But the sale goes off this weekend!  Honestly, I've been trying to decide on whether or not I want a leather jacket that they had.  It fits me really well, which is a miracle.  It was on the sale too.  I bought it to consider at home and if I change my mind I can always return it.  Also, if I decide I do in fact want it, Mom and Dad will be giving it to me for my birthday.  This is it though!  No more trips to the Nordstrom's sale!

Now I'm just sitting at home for my Time Warner Cable guy to come by and check out something with the internet.  I have no faith that the internet will be working once he comes and jacks with it, so I wanted to be sure and blog before he gets here!

Finally, my 2nd Blogiverary is approching quickly.  Be on the lookout, because I'm going to be doing a little giveaway to celebrate!

Comments

Holly said…
That is one beautiful watch!

I could eat at Breadwinner's everyday! I'm crazy in love with their huge sticky buns!
Abby said…
I love that watch. I recall when we got it. That Kate is the cutest thing ever and I love that she loves shoes. I'm pretty sure that she and Emery would get along fabulously!

Anytime I come and visit you I will bring you a cupcake or 12. I'll be trying that place next week. Just place your order!
We had so much fun hanging out with you! I am glad we are breaking Kate in early to the shoe shopping!

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