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WALLFLOWER

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“Like wallflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all places people thought you never would.”- e.v.

Every year during the end of July I start reflecting on how much has changed, but also how much has stayed the same.  It is three weeks before my 28th birthday and I, for some reason, have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I am actually in my late 20s.

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LATELY

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Today is an extra special day.  Not because Christmas is only 4 days away or that tomorrow marks one year of being engaged, but because it is someone special’s birthday.  We have been celebrating all weekend with fun dinners with friends, holiday parties, and lots puppy snuggles.  I am a pretty lucky girl to have found the love of my life and to be celebrating six birthdays together.

Each year at this time I love to look back and reflect on where I was the year before and think about how much has changed, how much has stayed the same, and all of the experiences I have to look forward to for the next year. Last December 22, Patrick and I were snowed-in at Patrick’s parents house in Kansas City with a little dose of the stomach flu. It was one day before I said yes to spending the rest of my life with the most amazing man. We were currently living in small town Ohio,and getting ready to start our year of adventure.  If you follow us on Instagram, you would notice 2014 was our year of traveling, moving, and lots of changes (but honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way). In between weekends traveling to Toronto, New York, Boston, San Diego and so many others, we took a leap of faith and moved to Dallas to take on the biggest adventure of our lives.  Within 2 weeks, we moved cross-county, found a house and started new jobs. We are still learning everyday how to make Dallas our home, but  I love this is the place we are putting down roots.

We have so many exciting things happening in 2015 that I cannot wait to share with you soon! But until then, I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with family and friends. I am so thankful for all of your support over the last 4 years, because if it wasn’t for you, there wouldn’t be A Dash of Details.  :)

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Happy Birthday Patrick!

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful boyfriend around! While you sleep the morning away I will be baking you cookies and picking up donuts from your favorite shop and playing with our amazing puppies. I hope you have a fabulous day that is all about you and I will be there to share in all of the fun! I love you forever and always

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So I know what you are thinking.. two birthdays, two days before Christmas! I am one lucky girl! 

Nice Rock

By now everyone knows I have a major girl crush on Anne Hathaway.  She is whitty, funny and beautiful and now has a sparkling rock on her finger and a man to share in all the fun.  Anne’s long time boyfriend, Adam Shulman proposed before Thanksgiving but were just seen together at the Kennedy Center Honors sporting her new sparkler, which was custom designed by her new fiance.  How cute!  

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Day 5: A Dash of Holiday Cards

Day 5 of 25 Days of Details- One of my favorite parts of the holidays is designing our yearly Christmas card.  It usually is my brother and I making funny faces, hugging, or laughing. Unfortunately this year we weren’t able to capture a great picture with me living in Kansas City.  I thought since I am now an “adult” it may be fun to send out cute postcards to my friends and family.  I have always loved Rifle’s designs but this years holiday collection knocked it out of the park for me.  I think I am going to get these

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December Cheer




Happy December 1st! I think the month of December is my favorite time of the year because I get to enjoy the company of great people and family, wear cosy sweaters and boots, drink hot chocolate, and this year- decorate our own Christmas Tree! Hope everyone enjoys this month as much as I do.

Cheers!  

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I’m Back

Hi All- Oh! I have missed you for the last month! With my busy season at work and vacations I have lost track of time. I promise I am back again and full of new inspiration. Hope you didn’t forget about me :) 

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I'm Back

Hi All- Oh! I have missed you for the last month! With my busy season at work and vacations I have lost track of time. I promise I am back again and full of new inspiration. Hope you didn’t forget about me :) 

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Between Wind and Water

I was browsing one of my favorite blogs the other day, Oh Joy and came across a great giveaway from Hound, a Chicago based company.  I am especially in love with the Spring 2011 campaign, Between Wind and Water.  It could have a little to do with how excited I am for our lake trip this weekend. 

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Happy Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day to the best momma in the entire world. You have taught me everything I know and I hope I can be a honest and lovely mother like you were to me.  I love you to the moon and back! 

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