Rodeo Cook Off 2016

Yes I’m aware these are blurry -_- I was in a rush y’all. :/

Top: Billabong via LuLus

Jacket: Forever21

Skirt: Mura Boutique

Boots:  Justin Boots via Cavenders 

My best girlfriend Claire scored tickets to Rodeo Cook Off Thursday night & invited Kyle and I!

I’ve never actually been to cook off so I was super excited.

We headed over to their place to have a few drinks then took the train to NRG.

We sipped on some beers and listened to some good ol country music.

Claire and I did some dancing while the boys just watched haha

Still working on getting Kyle to come out on the dance floor with me..

That boy is stubborn as all hell when it comes to dancing, oh well.

Ya win some and ya lose some!

Happy Monday!

In loving memory.

This weekend I did something that I’ve been wanting to do for 5 years now.

5 years ago my uncle tragically passed away.

It was by far one of the hardest things I have ever been through in my entire life,

If not the hardest.

He meant more to me than he will ever know and I miss him & think about him every single day.

Tattoos are permanent and I am very aware of that,

I want nothing more than a beautiful reminder that my Uncle is always here with me. 

[It says, I carry your heart with me]

Friday night my best friend Claire and I headed to Prison Break Tattoos 

in hopes that I would be getting my very first tattoo!

I knew exactly where and what I wanted, but of course was absolutely terrified.

We walked in and everyone there was SO friendly and helpful and made me feel super comfortable.

I told them exactly what I wanted and we went through some different font options, 

only took me about 3 minutes to decide on one, and holy crap was I excited.

Before I knew it I was laying on the table with little needles shooting ink into the skin on my spine.

Now, I’m going to admit that it DID hurt, however not near as bad as I was expecting.

I did a lot of googling beforehand and totally freaked myself out,

like almost to the point where I didnt go through with it.

Everywhere I looked said that your spine is THE most painful spot, 

Also, when I walked into the parlor and told them where I wanted it, they were like..

“You want it on your spine and this is your FIRST tattoo?! Wellp, go big or go home I guess”

Since I was expecting it to be SO awful, I think I was surprised at how not awful it was,

if that even makes any sense? haha

It was definitely uncomfortable and there were some parts that hurt like heck, 

but Ivan did such an incredible job and really made it THE best experience for me. 

I am SO in love with my new tattoo and so happy I finally did it.

I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart, I am never without it.

Anywhere I go you go, my dear.

Sunday Brunch is always a good idea.

You know when you’re having one of “those days” and you hate all of your clothes,

and feel fat and ugly? Well girls, this shirt was MADE for those days.

Super comfy, and a super cute fit that doesn’t hug in any of the wrong places.

Top: LuLus

Jacket: JCrew

Jeans: Free People

Booties: Zara

Kyle and I went to meet some old friends for a late lunch yesterday.

Kyle actually went to high school with both of them (who are now married)

and Chris went to college with us freshman year and we all became really great friends.

Yesterday was really the first time for me to actually meet his wife (Tara) 

And now we’re both poor newlyweds with pretty much all of the same problems, ha! 

We went to a little place downtown called Grafiti Kitchen & Bar.
I would definitely recommend it for any of my fellow Houstonians!

We stayed there for about 2 hours just talking and catching up.
Brunch dates might be one of my favorite kinds of dates,
the food is just about always delicious and you really can’t go wrong with a mimosa.

The weather here lately has been so gross, rainy, and muggy and basically just depressing.
But yesterday was beyond gorgeous!! Fingers crossed that we’ll keep having days like that!

Everyone say a little prayer for Kyle this morning,
today is his first day at his new job and apparently his boss isn’t the greatest of people.

Have a great day pretty girls!

xoxo, Monica