Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

CHRISTMAS WEEK


it's time to put the blog on pause for a few days, while we celebrate the birth of our Savior with family, friends and loved ones alike!

it doesn't look like texas is going to have a white christmas, but it will be plenty cold!

we are going to cook, bake, drink and celebrate as a family this year- including a one-gift exchange amongst all of the lane family members on Christmas Eve. 

wishing you all a blessed, joyous, cozy, and meaningful Chirstmas!
xoxo - the lane

ps: this pictures is taken by SP at the ranch this morning. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

GIFT GUIDE : FOR HER


asos bracelet || truffle no 1 clarity || j.crew pajama set || tiffany's necklace || ralph lauren parfume 
travel camera cover || camera strap || northface down vest || sorels carley boots || michael kors watch
     jon hart burleson bag and weekender (matching in black!!)

monday's post was all about the perfect gift for the men in your life ... what about whats on your list?! 
today i am sharing with you a few things on my wish list... i've realized over the years most things are practical and very useful rather than things that i think i really really need to have and then end up only enjoying for a few weeks. 

what is on your wish list this year?!

and... in other news... i am guest blogging for the beautiful and amazing blogger brittany!
it's  all about dating my cowboy, how we met, how we didn't date for a while, and how we now make our long-distance relationship work and how we had invited God into our relationship!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BEYOND WISH LIST #3

emi-jay hair ties (sold at BEYOND) || 2 nancy rose pants (sold at BEYOND) || 3 itunes gift cards || 4 nancy rose sweatshirt (sold at BEYOND) || 5minnetonka mukluk boots || 6 jawbone UP 
nest holiday candle || 8 gwyneth paltrow cook book

today is round three of the BEYOND Studio Instructors Holiday Wish list / Gift Guide!

it is always nice to know what the fitness lovers, who live, breath and teach everyday 
would love like to see under the tree this year!
so when we asked kendall, my daily partner in crime, pilates enthusiast, yoga lover and down right good friend to share her 'holiday wish list' it was no surprise that most of her 'must-haves' are for sale at the BEYOND Studios!

if you missed part one go here and part two is here!

if you are in the dallas area, send me a little email and we can talk about setting up your first visit to BEYOND!

**stay tuned for more BEYOND amazing wish lists this week and next**

Monday, December 16, 2013

GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

letherman wingman and sleeve || kenneth cole chukka boots || MAKR one wallet || scotch&soda gloves
ted baker travel kit || j.crew sweater ||  mens stationary || gap boxers || j.crew belt

finding the perfect gift for the men in your life can he really hard. 
finding the perfect gift for a rancher can be even harder - there were horse blankets, hammers and 
cinch buckles on my mans wish-list this year. 

but above are some of my favorite finds for the men on your list this year- with plenty of time to check off the list. there are still a few days left to order online and have the boxes arrive in time for christmas!
or if you dont trust some of the delivery times, nordstrom for example will let you order online and then email you when its ready for pick-up in a store close to you. genius!


oh and i am so excited to be one of the featured bloggers on happy is a choice this morning!! 
head over to visit brittany's blog- theres a starbucks giveaway to win as well!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

BEYOND WISH LIST #2


1 jessica moto leggings, body rock (available at BEYOND || 2 knee highs, toesox 
3 carry me om tote, lululemon || 4 juice cleanse, roots juices || 5 wellness formula, source naturals  
6 coffee, cafe bustelo || 7 reve de miel lip balm, nuxe 


today is round two of the BEYOND Studio Instructors Holiday Wish list / Gift Guide!
it is always nice to know what the fitness lovers, who live, breath and teach everyday 
would love like to see under the tree this year!
so when we asked adria (who's a fabulous birthday girl this week!!) to share some of her favorite things  i was super pumped that she shared some of her 'wellness' necessities... 
adria literally has the best skin.ever.

if you missed part one, if here!

if you are in the dallas area, send me a little email and we can talk about setting up your first visit to BEYOND!

**stay tuned for more BEYOND amazing wish lists this week and next**

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ALL DECKED OUT IN ANTHROPOLOGIE


love me some reasons to dress up. but nothing over the top and this is right up my alley! its dressy, cool and comfortable! which in my book should always be at the top of the list!
anthropologie is maybe one of my favorite stores. i could spend hours in one of their stores... so many pretty fabrics, trinkets, giftables and where you can find a full outfit for any occasion! 

i dont have too many holiday parties on the calendar this year, but if i did, this would be my go-to outfit!

**lucky you.... anthropologie is offering 20% off full priced jewelry today!**

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BEYOND WISH LIST #1

The Activ8r™  || 2 White Edition, Jimmy Choo ||  3 Holiday Feast, Bocce's Bakery 
4 Full Body Soma System Package || 5 High Rise HotPants, Zaggora (available at BEYONDstudios
Subscription to Pilatessstyle || 7 Cabernet Sauvignon, Skinnygirl Cocktails || 8  Define Bottle  
 9  Water Bobble || 10  OSKAR Humidifier

i am so excited to share this BEYOND wish list with you guys today!
we all have one (or a few) workout nuts on our wish list this year- and what better person to ask than the fitness instructors themselves about what they have on their wish lists?!

recently i have been taking my workouts #BEYOND at the BEYOND Pilates Studios in Dallas. 
if you have not tried this workout yet, you are going to want to asap! its a full body workout and amazing toning, tightening techniques you will notice almost immediately!
BEYOND has put together a little series with a few of their favorite instructors and they are letting me share these wish lists with you!!
we all love a little lululemon, but there is more out there to make the fitness nuts go nuts about a gift this year!!

PS: if you are in dallas, send me a dm and we can talk about setting up a free first fist to BEYOND!

**stay tuned over the next few weeks for more BEYOND amazing wish lists**

Monday, December 9, 2013

COZY CREAMS

1 wish bone ring holder, anthropologie || 2 pillow shams, anthropoloie || 3 basic bedding, zara home
4 tranquility travel set, barr co. || 5 special edition candle, zara home || 6 lace bralette, madewell
7 lace panties, madewell || 8 lace trim robe, zara home  || 8 lace trim nightgown, zara home


i love me some whites and creams in the bedroom. 
there is something so calming to be in a sea of whites when you snuggle in for the evening... or when you spend a weekend morning in bed... or, maybe it's just me?!

a good 'home' section always gets me. 
recently i've been browsing zara home, anthropologie and a few others for some yummy winter whites. 
the above are a some of my favorites ...  i love all the lace trim and girly details!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

BIRTHDAY RECAP

its hard to believe that my birthday has already come and gone. why is it that days we look forward to for so long pass by so quickly?
my golden birthday was this past weekend and it was blast! full of love, loved ones, laughter and memories made!

i enjoyed a delicious cup of coffee and breakfast with my mom and sister before picking up sp from the airport later in the morning. he flew in town for a long weekend of birthday celebrations !!
we headed straight to brunch with some dear friends!
from there, sp and i decided to enjoy the beautiful weather dallas was offering that day and took a good long walk around the arboretum - it was so beautiful, countless pumpkins everywhere!
momma lane hosted the most fabulous dinner party for my 'golden birthday'!
all i asked for was family style italian dinner and champagne with my favorite people- and of course she went above and beyond! from decorations, a true italian feast and family and friends with new memories that will go down in the birthday history books!!
 
after a fun filled weekend with family and friends, sp took me out on a birthday/anniversary date at what might be my new favorite restaurant in dallas - savor
with the park all light up for the holidays, it was so beautiful!
the staff, the food and even the deserts were outstanding- its a must if you are in dallas any time soon. 
we capped off the weekend with a glass of bubbles, of course, at lark in the park.
cheers to a really fun birthday with loved ones and lots of laughter!! 

Friday, November 29, 2013

GOLDEN BIRTHDAY


happy birthday to me!
today is my golden birthday, which should tell you my age;)

black friday sales are everywhere today, but i am so excited to spend my birthday with family and friends and all things golden (i'm thinking gold decorations at dinner are appropriate!?)

hope you all had a very blessed thanksgiving holiday!
happy black friday shopping to you if you are braving the madness, unless you are sitting at your computer with your coffee in hand enjoying 50% most everything just a click away - you smart shopped you!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

GIVE THANKS



good morning to you lovely readers!
today will be filled with family, friends, food, drinks, football and so many traditions... so i just waned to sneak in a little blog post to let you know how thankful i am for each of you!

blessings and love to you and yours today and always!
x o x o 
the lane

Monday, November 25, 2013

GAME DAY

it's game day recap on the blog today along with photo overload!
the whole family braved the weather and we all drove up to stillwater, ok for the biggest game in the big 12 this year - baylor vs. osu. 
it was a family and house divided some were osu grads, some baylor grads. we all played well together but it was a battle for sure! (its a good thing we all know how to tailgate long enough leading up to the game!)  it was so so so cold on saturday, we bundled up and warmed up with a few hottie toddies before the game - but between the wind and the sad baylor loss it was hard to keep warm. 

it was so fun to have the whole family together for the weekend to enjoy some football, friendly competition and sp and my family got to meet! what better way to meet than at a tailgate and drinks in hand.... it's how we do things in our families i guess;)
here is what i bundled up in! 
jacket: tommy hilfier. similar to this north face  headband: target
jeans: citizens of humanity   scarf: zara
boots: napapijri (a few years ago) here is a current pair and a sorels pair!

Friday, November 22, 2013

MAMA FOX | BABY FOX

1.target cocktail shaker   2.target bar set   3.patina store fox glasses   4.target bar cart
5.sole society scarf   6.sole society scarf   7.mod cloth scarf   8.uncommon goods mugs 
9.patina store tea towels   10.asos waist belt   11.tory burch bracelet  12.tory burch makeup bag  
13.tory burch sold out:(


1.nordstrom knit sweater 2.miken clothing 'fox tee 3.jellycat fox stuffed animal 
4.nordstrom fox ornament  5. mud pie fox stroller toy 6. mud pie fox rattle 
7. jelly cat fox stuffed animal 8. nordstrom knot blanket   9. mud pie pacifier clip 
10. mud pie pacifier clip  11. patina store 'critter' mask kit  
12. blabla doll 'socks' the fox  13. blabla doll 'suzette the fox'


it's all things FOX on the blog today!
one of nearest and dearest friends is obsessed with any and all foxes... including her husband whom she calls her fox:) anyway... 
there are so many foxy things everywhere lately, so i decided to make a mama and baby fox must have gift list. there were just too  many things to choose from and somehow i ended up picking 13 items on each list. the fox tea-towels are defiantly my favorite! and the 'hidden fox' mugs make a great gift to any mamma fox lover! as for a favorite item on the baby fox list?! the pacifier clips are the best thing - they were all the rage when we lived in germany... so excited to see they have made it across the ocean!


congratulations to the 'fall favorites' giveaway lucky winner rhiannon !!   ||   lets get social here!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

TEXAS IN A BOX

a while back i was catching up on my favorite blogs via bloglovin and stumbled upon 'the lady okies' post about ok in a box. of course i thought it was a brilliant idea! getting a box every month with some of your favorite things from your favorite state?! sign me up!
so i did a little research and found that the company did not have a 'tx in a box' just yet. i contacted them and said when you're ready with the texas box, let me know- happy to review!
a few days later: TEXAS IN A BOX was on my doorstep!

'TX in a box' is a monthly subscription that ships right to your door and comes with 4-5 goodies made right here in Texas! with the holidays coming up it would be a great box to send to your texas lovin' friends! for those that don't live in texas anymore or anyone that enjoys 'texas made' things!

the best part is you can sign up with a few different options: 1,3 or a 6 month subscriptions!
the best part is: enter this special referral link to get $10 off your first box!

here's whats inside this months box:
1. texas style cornbread mix - made in denton, texas 
i think i'm going to save this one here for a cold texas night, with a big bowl of chilli!

2. pumpkin dip mix - made in richardson, texas
this handy little package is going to be a time-saver on thanksgiving. showing up with an appetizer and main dish for thanksgiving dinner?! bonus points for sure!
(review on 1 and 2 to follow upon tasting)
3. jalapeƱo peanut patty - made in arlington, texas 
i tried one bite. just no.

4. cherry cheddar cinnamon biscotti - made in fort worth, texas
delish! this was the first thing i opened from the box and enjoyed a few with an afternoon cup of tea!
its just the right amount of cinnamon and cherry.. the cheddar is just an afterthought- love these guys. 

i personally love the idea of a monthly mystery box arriving on your doorstep. its the 'cool thing' to do right now.. think birchbox, barkbox, naturebox... and now TX in a box!

if you want to learn more about TX in a BOX like them on facebook and head on over to their website and show them some texas size love!

remember to use this special link to get $10 off your first box!!


reminder to check out my closet here!   ||   and lets get social here:)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FALL INSPIRED COLORS

faux fur vests || 1. stein mart  2. h & m  3. sierra 
chambray shirts ||  1. old navy (on sale!)  2. american eagle (on sale!)  3. madewell 
jeans || 1. gap  2. nordstrom  3. asos
loafers ||  1. ralph lauren  2. asos  3. franco sarto

it only took a few short weeks for the colors in dallas to change to the most beautiful fall colors!
i was outside yesterday enjoying the fall weather (80 degrees?!) and snapped a few pictures of some of the colors around my house these days. the yellows and reds get me in the fall mood every time. you take what you can when the weather and season are not cooperating!!
as i was flipping through the pictures i was inspired to coordinate a few outfits with the same colors. 
sometimes its fun to just add a few colors into your seasonal wardrobe that are not investment pieces but fun to mix and match with as the season change!

whats the fall weather like in your neck of the woods?!

Friday, November 15, 2013

FALL FAVORITES GIVEAWAY

you guys... i am so exited to team up with some amazing bloggers and offer this fun 
'fall favorites giveaway'! 

the beautiful karissa of kasrissa&company and brittany of happy is a choice teamed up and came up with some of their fall favorites and now YOU can enter for a chance to win ALL of the goodies!
follow the instructions below - who doesn't love meeting new friends and finding new blogs?! 
the winner will be announced next friday. 


                                                Karissa & Company                  Happy is a Choice

                                  Life Style Love               The Florkens                Always a Blogsmaid

            Life of the Lane                   Karly Kim           Marvelous Flight of Cara        Everyday with S&J



$10 Starbucks Gift Card | Kenya Starbucks Coffee | Cable Knit Sweater Mug | Journal          
             Essie 'The Lace is On' | Pumpkin Carving Candle | Elf Lip Gloss Set

One winner will take home all seven prizes. Giveaway will end next Friday. Good Luck!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

HOLIDAY HOSTESS GIFTS

i've been a little under the weather the past few days... hence the not-so-personal blog. and my not-so-personal i just mean not pictures i've taken myself. 
however, i do love me some champagne - and all things cocktails, even on a monday are ok with me. 
and today i thought we could get a head start on holiday shopping.. shall we?!

let's start with something small you can give to the hostess to one the holiday parties your fabulous self will be invited to this year! you know you don't want to show up empty handed, right?!
here are a few favorite and simple, but still girly gifts that are guaranteed to make the hostess know you appreciate the hard work that went into planning the party!


1. tea towels || studiopatro 
2. gold lip mug || gramercy & co 
3. fresh flowers that will last through the season
4. pink champagne || verve clicquot 
5. wine tote || kate spade 
6. greek coasters || southern belle monograms
7. metallic glassware || west elm 
8. gold cheese knives || west elm 

Monday, November 11, 2013

CHAMPAGNE IS THE ANSWER!


Champagne
is the answer!

with the holidays creeping up on us, its time to think holiday parties and family get-togethers! which for most of us means stocking up on your favorite beverages!
mine is champagne. 
if i had to pick my all time favorite champagne drink, it would just be straight bubbles, super chilled in a pretty glass. second would be a glass of bubbles with a splash of st. germain. it adds just a little hint of sweet and girly!

browsing pinterest recently i came across some fun holiday champagne drinks!
each of them look like they deserve a taste test- shall we!?!

and lastly this beauty!
a society sparkler or: a white peach & cardamom bellini
who wouldn't want to have pretty edible gold stars on their rim at your holiday party this year?!

do you have a signature drink?
or even better- what holiday drink are you serving this year?!