I don’t know about y’all, but I am NOT a fan of moving.

This past week or so has been a tad bit crrraaazzzyyyy!  

Kyle and I officially started moving out of our home this past Saturday.

I was a little worried about the new house because it’s a bit smaller,

but so far I am in LOVE!!!!

It already feels so much cozier and more “homey” than the other one ever did.

To any of my readers with pups i’m sure you can relate to this….

Charley was SO nervous when we started packing the house up.

Poor babe thought we were going to leave her there by herself.

She would follow us around everywhere to make sure we didn’t forget her,

oh and then there’s this….

She’s much happier now that we are [somewhat] settled in the new house.

We are SO dang blessed to have family close by that were willing to help us move,

It definitely made the process less stressful and overwhelming and we couldn’t be more thankful!

Kyle and I are actually heading to the old house tonight to hopefully finish up

and grab EVERYthing else.

It’s amazing how much crap you have in your house, that you don’t even use or need.

We’ve slowlyyyyy started decorating the new house and i’m really loving it.

Here are a few pictures so far!

I think our dining area is my favorite little space so far.

I am obsessedddd with this table that Kyle built for us!

And I scored these beautiful chairs on sale on Wayfair.com.

I can’t wait to show y’all the rest of our place!! 

The weather has been amazing the past few days so I have a feeling we might

not get much done this weekend, oh well,

gotta enjoy the beautiful weather while it’s here!!

Last night I went to a much needed happy hour with a couple girlfriends,

will share the outfit (love love love) I wore on tomorrows post!

Happy Thursday!

xoxo, Monica


I’m so excited right now, as you all know I own an online boutique.

I do everything….model, photograph, package, ship, social media, email, etc.

One of my best friends Claire has REALLY been wanting to start her photography business,

but she needs to build her portfolio first.

Therefore she offered to take some of my boutique photos for me!

The weather was AWFUL but we managed to get some good ones.

Here is just one of the outfits we shot…

I forced Skye to model with me because she’s a doll,

[it really didn’t take much forcing]

and also because I slowly want to step awaaayyyyy from being in front of the camera

and slowly add in new models. 

Purchase the dresses HERE

Purchase the headbands HERE

I’m so so excited to continue working with her!!

Make sure you follow @WinkPhoto.HOU on instagram!!!!

There are going to be a lot more photo shoots in the near future!

Top: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Free People

Sandals: Monica’s Closet Essentials

Necklace: Monica’s Closet Essentials

One of Kyle’s best friends, Patric,  came to stay with us this weekend!

(he’s one of my best friends too)

Which actually worked out perfectly because he was able to help Kyle move 

a bunch of stuff into the new house!

This weekend was super busy and super fun.

Patric got in on Friday and we all went out to dinner once Kyle was off work. 

Had some margaritas and lots of great conversations!

Saturday Kyle and I headed over to the new house to pick up the keys

and meet the homeowner/landlord.

The house we’re moving into is smaller than the one we’re in now,

and has a totally different set up.

So pray for me this week that I am able to fix it up and make it feel like home!! 

After checking out the house we left and went to meet some friends for brunch.

Brunch is always great if you ask me, 

we all ended up staying for a few hours and catching up.

Skye had to leave to go work a wedding so me and the boys decided to go to the horse races!

It was a REALLY long and REALLY good day.

This week is going to be crazy busy for us since we’re moving!

Hopefully I’ll get a few more posts in this week!

Have a great day loves!

xoxo, Monica

The past few weeks have been a tad stressful.

Kyle was recently transferred to a completely different position at his job,

on the complete opposite side of town.

Kyle and I have been wanting to move more north for a while now. 

We don’t really love the neighborhood we are currently in, 

and we have a back neighbor that sits outside talking on the phone all day everyday,

so we can barely ever let Charley out because she barks at him like CRAZY.

We’ve been looking to buy somewhere near the Cypress area for a few months,

but haven’t had any luck AT ALL.

Our lease in the house we are currently in ends THIS month. 

We have always paid on time, and have heard our landlord loves us.

Therefore we figured we could extend our lease about 3 more months and it wouldn’t be a problem.


Our landlord decided to raise the rent significantly,

and there was no way we were willing to pay that amount.

Therefore, we started searching like crazy for a new place to rent.

A place closer to his work, in a better area, and preferably with no back neighbors!

God sure is good, we managed to find a place within a week!

When we found it we were informed that it had already had multiple offers.

So, of course we were super bummed and not very optimistic. 

Well guess what?! We were told yesterday that IT’S OURS!

Our official move in date is the 25th,

so we’ve got a heck of a lot of work to do!

Moving is never fun, and always stressful so please just keep us in your prayers!

Especially because Kyles new job is MUCH less flexible so I’ll probably

be doing a lot of the packing and moving myself. 

Although we’ve been wanting to get out of this house for a while it’s still bittersweet.

This was mine and Kyles very first home together, and the only home Charley knows.

So even though I’m super excited to be leaving, 

we are leaving behind some really awesome memories. 

If anyone has any amazing moving tips send them my way!! 

Happy Hump Day Pretty Girls.

xoxo, Monica

Top: LuLus

Jeans: Paige Denim – Nordstrom (similar) (similar)

Shoes: Forever21(similar)

Necklace: LuLus

Bag: Ross

Saturday we headed over to Claire and Bretts place to celebrate Claire’s birthday!

I met Claire in college and seriously love her to death, 

she is one of the most amazing girls you will ever meet.

Oh, and now that it’s Facebook official SHE’S ENGAGED!

Could not be more excited for them. 

She decided to throw it back to our junior high days when pizza parties were everything,

and let me just tell y’all…I may start doing that for every birthday party of mine from now on.

We had THE best time, of course drinks were involved as well. 

Claire is my first friend to get engaged since I’ve been married and for some reason

it was just so much more exciting for me! 

I guess because I’ve already experienced it and now I REALLY know how it feels

and what a special time in your life it is!

Sooooo I decided to make her this really cute basket!

So simple and cute! We always call each other “kitty girl”, hence the kitty mug. 

Needless to say this weekend wore us out!!!

Oh and, we just found out this morning that we’re moving next week!

Yikes, I’ve got A LOT of work to do.

I’ll fill y’all in on all of the details of our move and why we’re moving tomorrow!

Happy Tuesday!

xoxo, Monica