Fancy Pants

Chronicles of a simple girl in a sparkling world

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1 year ago today, I made my first “big girl” purchase – my car! A pearl, 2013 Ford Edge to be named Marilyn. (shout out to Kathryn for helping me name her!)


I had no idea that in one short year, your life would so closely resemble the tragic life of Marilyn Monroe. 3 months in, we took out a 55-gallon, plastic barrel on 290 breaking every piece of your front end, shortly followed by running over more things on 290, including a piece of plywood and something that got stuck underneath that only let go because I hit ANOTHER hole on 290. Lets not forget the hail damage from a trip in April to Salado where there are no coverings or overpasses even because 35 is under construction. Or scraping your wheel on the curbs. Oh, and the cracked windshield this summer.

And how in the world could I forget the TWO speeding tickets I got?! Thanks to the two defensive driving courses I’ve taken, I’m sure to be the most knowledgeable driver in Texas. (Notice, I did not say safest. What can I say, I inherited my Mother’s heavy right foot!)

None of these things overshadow the fun we’ve had on all of our many road trips together, though! From friends picking me up after crazy nights out, to gambling in Louisiana, football season in College Station, San Antonio, the numerous trips to Houston where I feel like I’m torturing you with how terrible the roads are, there’s no telling all the stories you would tell if you could talk!

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, MARILYN! Can’t wait for our next adventure!




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Oh hey, the end of December…

It has officially been 2 months and 1 day since I posted. FAIL, I know. No worries. I’m still out here. Just living out blog posts and not having time to post about them! It has been so crazy since October 28 (my last blog post)! Since then, I’ve been to Anne’s bachelorette party, hosted Brittney’s bachelorette bash, been in Anne’s wedding, watched my sister get married and all the things that come along with that, tailgated for the last time on Thanksgiving this year, celebrated my Momma’s birthday, been to a couples shower and a baby shower, got lots more save the dates and shower invites (because evidently this whole wedding event every weekend doesn’t end when you’re 24), procrastinated my Christmas shopping, ran another half marathon, had Christmas with the fam bam, made plans for New Years Eve that is in 2 days (that came quickly, ugh), and started giving my house some more attention, you know, because I have a housewarming party in FIVE days.

Anyways, in other news, if you haven’t heard of theSkimm you need to get on it. Especially if you’re a girl who loves some sass in your news. Just go sign up and it will be the best 5 minutes of your morning. Every weekday, because they love brunch too. No, seriously. That’s what they say.

Here’s a taste of what blogs you have to look forward to. I’m hoping to get around to them in the next month or so…

  • Anne’s wedding
  • Brittney’s Bachelorette Bash
  • Brittney and Blake’s Wedding
  • #teammilesfortheaisle – round 3
  • Christmas
  • Aggie Football
  • New Year’s Eve (because let’s be real, by the time I get to it, it will have passed)
  • Housewarming Party (see above…)
  • House update

Say you’re prayers that I can get to all of this in a reasonable time frame..

It is officially winter in Texas. It was freezing this morning. Time to hibernate. Kidding. Wish I could though. Back to coffee I go.