Friday, September 26, 2014

5 Things Friday

Walter's First Day of School Picture

This week has been a busy one socially. On Tuesday I started volunteering at Langley again. We take a break during the summer. On Wednesday Josh and I had our first dinner guest since purchasing our new dining room table. It has been over 6 years since I have had a table in my house. DC living equals little square footage which translates to no room for a table. It is so nice to have dinner at one again (instead of the coffee table).  Last night was Walter's first day of puppy school. He was PAWS down the best student, but we have some work to do when it comes to socialization. Luckily, we have 7 more weeks of classes so there is plenty of time. Our busy social life continues through the weekend: dinner with friends, a birthday brunch, and the Aggie game. 
Hope you have a great one as well.

Coming out of the metro to beautiful jazz music makes early mornings better.

Confession: I love Lattes. I love Pumpkin Spice. But I HATE Pumpkin Spice Lattes. With the cooler weather I want to like PSLs SO BAD (they scream Fall to me), but it just ain't gonna happen. I tried creating my own "not so sweet" version today: Pike's Place Coffee with 1 Pump of the Pumpkin Spice Syrup. It was do-able, but it still isn't my jam. The quest for the perfect Fall drink continues. 

Speaking of cooler weather, do you like puffer vests? I do. I think they are the perfect layering item for Fall days that are chilly but not so cold you need a full coat. I plan to purchase a new one after pay day. Which of these is your favorite? 
(By clicking on the one you like, it will take you to the store it is from)

At the wedding this weekend, my friend Jennifer gave me these cute jammies. The top is for me and the bottom is for Josh. How cute is that? Plus, I love anything and everything that has a monogram. 



  1. I love the gray puffer. Turquoise is pretty too. Love ya

    1. I need to get to the outlets so I can buy one stat :) Love you Cyndi!

  2. I thought of your quest this morning, friend. The PSL is too sweet for me too, so I have been trying variations for a while. Today I got a single pump of the syrup and it is much better. It's actually not sweet enough, so next time I may try two pumps. They usually put FOUR in a grande!! Also have you tried the pumpkin spice VIA packets? You can buy them in Starbucks or at the grocery store, and they are better in my opinion. xoxo