Friday, June 22, 2012

Secret Weapon

The way to a mans heart?! Food. We all knew that!
Before heading to see sp, I stack up on cookies and baked goods. 

1- Because he loves cookies
2- Because the oven at the ranch is currently out of order

The classic- chocolate cookie never fails!

 This is a new one...My friend over at PennyBrownPenny seduced our fellowship group with these this past week.. I had to make another round of them!

These little gems are called: Oatmeal Scotchies
(Even the name is awesome!)
You can find the recipe on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse Butterscotch morsel package... 
who would have thought! 
Warning- these are totally addicting!

All pictures taken by TheLane

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Long Locks

I am almost ashamed to say it's been over a year since I had my last hair cut.. BUT, I  love my lock locks and even with the dead-ends it was hard for me to part with them. Until yesterday. My fabulous friends Team Hatchell both see the same amazing stylist at TRU SALON in Dallas and sent me her way. She's a total hair Rock Star!  I wanted to keep the locks as long as possible, but add more curl and bounce- She totally made it happen!!

New Locks!

(If you want my stylist info.. email me.. she's amazing!!)

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Week at the Beach

This past week The Lane's were all together- at the beach. 
We arrived to thunderstorms, rain (lots of it) and crazy winds. The most rain (19" of rain, the most they had seen in years!)
For two days we played games in doors, watch movies, cooked, read and drove each other crazy.. indoors! The house was raised on stilts, so we were able to retreat there and come up with 'make-shift' beach games... we had to get creative!

By day three the clouds parted, the rain let up and the sun came out! It made for a great week of beach, family and down time!
We are so blessed to have a family who likes to spend time and vacation together- Already looking forward to next year:)

(Photos take by TheLane- This was the view from the back porch!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Family at Beach

Please excuse the lack of posting this week.. The Lanes (ALL OF US) are at the beach together. 
We arrived to a national weather disaster...14'' of rain in two days. We were all thinking the same thing: this house is going to get really small, really fast if the sun doesn't make an appearance soon! 

Thankfully, by midmorning yesterday, the sun pushed away enough clouds and we couldn't get our toes in the sand quick enough. That is where you will find us the rest of the week- Together, on the beach.  

Friday, June 8, 2012

Salt Water

I found this quote yesterday, and it could not be more fitting for next weeks beach adventure...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Morning Rituals

Confession: I have a few (super) favorite blogs. Waterfall Creative is one of them. This week Joanna had a really cute Morning Rituals post and this is my answer to her 'whats  your morning ritual'?!

First things first. I am a big fan of the snooze button. I have it labeled as 'rise and shine' but I will hit it at least 3 times. Once I get up, I am a total morning person- ready to take on the day. While most mornings I head to yoga before starting my work day- I always start with a shake before leaving the house. 



I'm back at the house- its straight to the coffee or tea pot. (Nespresso vs. Kombucha) Then I sit down at the computer. Work emails, personal blog, work blog and so on...
Having time in the mornings to meditate and enjoy my yoga practice is a huge blessing- I love staring my days off that way!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Calm

Today we celebrated the wonderful news that my sisters boyfriend accepted a new job! 
Mid week is the perfect time to enjoy the lake- we toasted to the new job, enjoyed lunch and took advantage of the clam waters to wake-board. 
Just as we were packing up, the storm was rolling in... the marina looks so calm. Bring on the rain- we need it!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Who would have known- Mama Lane is the 'Orchid Whisperer'?! All of the orchids below live in her bathroom and love their life. Can you tell?Some of them my sister and I gave her a few years back, others were gifted to me/my sister we killed them.. or so we thought.. and they came back to life under Mama Lane's care!