Sorry for the radio silence yesterday, y’all. Every now and then I need to step away from this space. Reason being? I went home this weekend so I wanted to focus on my family instead of the blog.

It’s always bittersweet for me to travel home. Because I work full time, I usually only get to go home for 2-3 days at a time. It’s tough. As soon as I get used to being home, it’s time to get on a plane again.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my life in Austin. But I also love being with my family. Most of the time, those two things don’t combine. When they do, it’s even better!

This weekend, I spent time with my family. We ate, we shopped and we talked. My favorite part of being home is waking up in the morning and eating breakfast together. We hang around the breakfast table for an hour or so, drink coffee and decide what to do that day. I know it’s nothing exciting, but some of my favorite memories happened around that table. It was such a blessing to spend this time with my family.

What do you love most about going home?



Friday Link Love


Bake these banana bread cinnamon rolls from Minimalist Baker
Make this acorn squash lasagna from i am a food blog
Drink this pumpkin fizz cocktail from A House in the Hills
Eye this lovely plum outfit from Kendi Everyday

1. Why Lisa from 100 Days of Real Food doesn’t hand out Halloween candy. Don’t worry, it’s not a ranting blog post. She has some great points and even some alternatives to handing out candy!

2. I’m going home for the weekend and I’m so excited! I even get to go to a Gator football game. We may not win, but it will be so good to be back in Gainesville!

3. Vox has actually done a pretty good job covering the Ebola crisis without causing a panic. I’ve found many articles helpful. Check them out here.

4. I’ve already begun buying Christmas presents. Is that crazy? I like spreading out the cost over the course of a few months instead of buying everything in December. When do you start buying presents for Christmas?

5. Houston started outranking Austin in a few different lists. It’s by far more affordable than Austin! I’m curious to see how Houston grows in the coming years.

What are you up to this weekend?