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?!

Friday, November 8, 2013

FALL TO-DO || RECAP

remember the fall-to-do post i did a few weeks back?!
well today i have a recap for you on how many things i actually crossed of the list!
a  winter-do-do or maybe a holiday-to-do list will be on the blog soon!!
setting little goals is a fun way to try new things, and checking off the list is even more fun;)


 COOK MORE MEALS AT HOME
i made this classic meal
tried this new chicken dish
and i gave my baking skills a try with this pumpkin bread

CARVE  PUMPKINS
sp and i carved pumpkins together at the ranch this year and i forgot to take pics - oops!
but we have a carve-off at the mamma lanes house: here is the outcome from that night of fun:

KEEP FRESH FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE
fresh flowers to bring fall colors into the home:)

TRY A NEW RESTAURANT
hg supply co was a date night fav


SNAIL MAIL
i sent out two letters to two new friends this month.. my mail box is eagerly awaiting pretty envelops in return!

WEEKLY WALKS
we managed to continue our weekly walk! might have skipped a week, but even with the cooler weather blowing in, we still kept our goal of at least one weekly walk together!



TRY A NEW COFFEE SHOP

source
this was a fail. i didnt make it to a new coffee shop ...
i have a bad tendency to just keep going back for my favorite coffee in town:
laguna coffee + tea
if you have not been- you should try them this weekend. its on lovers lane (next to cafe express)
and you should order the iced honey vanilla latte (one pump vanilla and skim milk) - 
trust me, its amazing! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

IN MY BAG


w a l l e t || michael kors
i p h o n e 
w a t e r  b o t t le || camelback
s u n g l a s s e s || ray bans
k e y   r i n g  || tiffany's
t o t e  || mz wallace
b a b y   l i p s || maybelline 

on the daily my bag is more crowded than the few items listed above 
but these are the staples that i never take out of my bag! 

additionally i almost always have a koozie with me (camo of course).  a yoga teaching script and a bottle of essential oil (normally lavender). its great to dab on your wrist when you need a clam moment and i like using it at the end of a yoga class when i give the students a nice shoulder massage. 

whats in your bag? 
do you have something you can't leave the house without?!

Monday, November 4, 2013

MUSTANGS AND BLOG UPDATES

there is just something about these wild mustangs i cannot get enough of. 
when i am at the ranch, i always look forward to riding along in the truck and heading out to feed and count the wild mustangs, at least once during a visit. 
even if it means opening and closing the gates along the way!

driving into a pasture and watching these beautiful mustangs run in from all corners is fascinating. 
once they see or hear the truck, its like the dinner bell goes off and they come running as fast as they can to get their first! now, from some of the pictures your might be able to see some of the mustangs have their ears back... they are full of energy with a little side of mean-ness. reminder, therese mustangs are completely wild, not an ounce of tame in their body! so they will 'fight', kick, bite and stomp to make it to the feed first. 

hope you enjoy these pictures- they make me smile just looking back at them!



on another note... 
have you seen the pretty new changes on the blog, in particular the side bar?!
thanks to the beautiful work of aubrey from the kinch life design there are now pretty social media buttons , categories and even a grab button up for grabs to share your love for the life of the lane blog!!

please give a warm welcome to all the lovely ladies on my sidebar! 
i have built a sweet 'blog friend' relationship with each of these darling girls, so excited to share my love for them and their blogs on my blog!

t h e r e s a || from foothills to fog
a m a n d a || the lady okie
b r i t t a n y || happy is a choice
b r i t t a n i || linen & lace
l a u r a || happily ever parker



let me know what you think of the new button!
happy monday and november -- wait, its november already? i.e.: holiday season?!
where did this year go?
x o x o