OldTown Grapevine, Texas Snapshot

Goodmorning Goodmorning! I don’t have a lot to say today other than happy late Mother’s Day, I hope everyone had a great day with their loved ones! 

Yesterday I got the pleasure of strolling down some lovely little streets while doing some Tuesday afternoon shopping. A lot of the stores were closed, which was surprising to me because I thought it was going up…. On a Tuesday… (Sorry that was a bad joke.)

Anyways, as I walked the sidewalks with stroller in hand, I started noticing how beautiful everything was! There were such cute details in the town, and I thought I should capture that.

There is a store that just sells little nicnacs, but when you go in the very back they’ve got a room with all of these Christmas scenes set up and for sale. Of course my favorite is the how the grinch stole Christmas scene. I’ll definitely be going back. They even had an entire Halloween town!

From mini bistros, lovely blooming flowers, to an old fashioned theater! I’m in LOVE! (Side note, Geoffrey and I toured this theater when we were debating wedding venues.)

And last but not least, I had to snap a picture of Jace and I, he was not happy with me.

Even though our trip was cut a little bit short due to the crazy Texas weather-sunny and 80 degrees turned to severe thunderstorms and tornados- we had a great time, and will be back soon!

What your favorite small town, down town?



What I Learned From The 21 Day No Sugar Challenge

Hey hey hey, as I’m writing this, I have 20 minutes until I am able to eat a cupcake. I did it. After 2 attempts, I finally was able to go 21 days with no dessert.

So let me back track a little bit here. Originally when I started, I wanted to do absolutely no sugar. I quickly realized that that was impossible, as there is sugar in everything. 

My whole point of this was because I work at the most delicious bakery on earth, the flour shop bakery in highland village Texas. If you’re in the area, please come by because you will never be the same after eating all of our delicious-ness…. You can visit the flour shop’s website Here ! Anyways, every day that I work, I am not only buying cookies and cupcakes with money I don’t have to spend on these things, but I am eating excessive amounts of sugar, and am feeling sooo sick and sluggish from the 2 cupcakes and 2 cookies a day… Go figure! I knew I needed to make a change when I ate 2 cupcakes for breakfast.

So as I was saying about there being sugar in everything, I changed my diet a tad to be no dessert. No soda(I don’t drink soda anyways), no candy, no cupcakes, cookies, dessert, or anything that makes me happy….): just kidding but you know what I mean.

How I managed it

By day 3, I didn’t think I was going to make it. But eventually, I forgot about my need for dessert. I replaced my cravings with yogurt and granola, or frozen raw coconut bars.

Differences I noticed

not only do I feel amazing, my skin has cleared up, I am sleeping better, and I feel just all around better about myself. I don’t feel like such a glutton!

What I’ve learned 

It’s okay to have dessert. Give yourself one free pass a week, or month if you’re able to go that long. You deserve it. And one cookie/cupcake a week is not going to kill you… Right away atleast…heehee.


It is now 12 Am, May 8th 2016. Happy freakin’ Mother’s Day to me. Goodnight, I am going to dive into this amazing cinnamon and pecan with fresh peach filling cupcake with caramel buttercream. Sugar coma here I come. 

The wait was well worth it.


Update: it’s May 9th, and after eating a cupcake, 2 cookies, an ice cream cone, and a cookie sandwhich last night, I am now going to do another 21 day challenge, or even see if I can go longer! Who’s with me? Leave me a Comment below if you’re willing to try the challenge, too!