The Unicorn of Fashion

comfortable heels

In college, I went on a major Sex and the City kick. I didn’t quite have the budget to go all Carrie Bradshaw and order a pair of sparkly blue Manolo Blahnik heels, so I made do with what I could afford: some black pumps from Target. Those were the most uncomfortable shoes on the planet.

I understand that a $900 pair of shoes is vastly different from a $30 pair, but the idea of a comfortable pair of heels just seemed ludicrous to me. How could teetering around on a pair of poles attached to your heels ever qualify as comfortable?

Comfortable heels became the Unicorn of Fashion to me — something the optimist in us all wants to believe is real but we can never actually locate in the wild. Until a few weeks ago.

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Disney Planes Toys DIY Airport Runway #WorldofCars #Shop #CBias

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My son is Lightning McQueen’s biggest fan. It started when he met the world-famous race car at Harrods in London. One of his first words was “McQueen.” He can often be seen zooming around our house — Lightning in one hand, Mater in the other — racing in the World Grand Prix.

So I knew that Disney Planes would be another huge hit in our house. We went to see the movie the day it was released. My almost-two-year-old, who finds it difficult to sit still on any occasion, was mesmerized by Dusty Crophopper and his friends.

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Dallas Summer Musicals 2013/2014 Season Preview

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Through my partnership with Dallas Summer Musicals, I’ve gotten to see some pretty amazing shows. It makes me so happy that so many Broadway Musicals are available to Dallas residents through this organization.

I am SO EXCITED for the Dallas Summer Musicals 2013/2014 Season — I can’t wait to take Andrew to see The Little Mermaid, and I can already envision a killer girls’ night out to see Mamma Mia!

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Galveston Beach and Pleasure Pier at Sunset #CCLGALV

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Last weekend, my family was invited to explore Galveston Island along with a group of bloggers thanks to Carnival Cruises and the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was a super-fun trip — I haven’t been to Galveston since college — and we had an amazing time.

But Y’ALL. Taking a toddler anywhere is HARD. We’ve traveled overseas, visited Minnesota, and headed to New Mexico, but this was by far the hardest trip I remember. We wanted to see and do so much this weekend, and I think we overdid it.

We spent most of the day Saturday at Moody Gardens, cramming as much into the day as possible. Saturday night we decided to stop by the Galveston Beach at sunset to take some family photos.

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All The Things I Can’t Teach Him

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I’ve avoided thinking about it since we made the decision last week. But I just can’t avoid it any longer — my baby boy starts preschool tomorrow.

For weeks now I’ve seen the Back-to-School posts about supplies, and shopping, and tips, and tricks. I’ve watched my friends freak out about the upcoming school year, and read posts about things to say to your children before their first day. All the while thinking I still had years before any of that applied to me.

But last week, I was offered a full-time job that I just couldn’t turn down. I’ll still get to work from home, but I’ll need to allocate significantly more hours each day to work. So The Nerd and I decided to enroll Andrew in a preschool program three days a week.

We decided to go with a local Montessori school that has a great reputation. I met Andrew’s teacher, got all the paperwork filled out and the tuition paid, and he starts school tomorrow.

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Summer Favorites at Joe’s Crab Shack

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Last month, I had the chance to sample some of the Summer Favorites at Joe’s Crab Shack, along with some classic menu items. It was a fun lunch with several of my blogging friends, and my mouth is still watering at some of the items we got to try!

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Visiting Summer Adventures in Fair Park

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A few weeks ago, my family had the chance to visit Summer Adventures in Fair Park. I’ve been wanting to take Andrew all summer, and we finally had the chance, thanks to the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. With summer ending and school right around the corner, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to take your family to experience the fun at Fair Park!

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