3.13.2013

Don't Mess With Texas...Or Blogger Vacations.



AHH! 
Hey hey hey there my little cowgirls and cowboys (Billy? Beau? DDHP?)

I'm back, but unfortunately for me that means vacation is over (one of the best ones at that) and I'm not in the great state of Texas anymore with my blog friend turned best friend, day drinking at the rodeo for hours on end, consuming large portions of Tex Mex and BBQ (yup, this girl consumed meat almost every day on this trip. hey, I said I would splurge..), and soaking up the sunny weather. Instead, I've been in and out of airports (including delays), I have a dog that needs to be loved on, and my eyes are struggling to stay open. Meaning they are basically closed right now.

So, here's how it's going to go down....

I have hundreds of pictures to upload and edit and then I will report back with all the honky tonk details. For now, since I don't have a full recap yet, I'm here with a teaser, if you will, of what's to come in the next 3 blog posts.

 They are going to be GOOD, trust me. You won't want to miss it. 
If you don't like blog friends, or Texas, then you may want to miss it but if I were you, I wouldn't that's for damn sure...

Starting with tomorrow for SPD. 
It's Texas related and is something I surprised Steph and Beau with at the beginning of our trip!

Speaking of that blonde bombshell Steph...

She is the WHOLE reason for my current state of depression. I'm so lucky to have someone in my life that is SO dang hard to say goodbye to. I'm so blessed in general to know her. to be best friends with her. to have her say to me "I love everything about you"...it's true! Her words (maybe a bit intoxicated words...but words), not mine. ;)

Meeting friends via blogging is no joke.

 If you were to ask me one piece of advice about meeting a blog friend? It would be absolutely to just do it. A few phone calls/Facetime session's first wouldn't be a bad idea though. Just sayin'. I've received many questions/comments asking about our friendship history and if you want to read more: go here to Steph's post today (again-love her).

For now, here's a look inside the past 6 days...
 
{a gift I surprised Steph with...matching "lucky us" penny keychains}

 

Do you recognize any of these pretty ladies?
Bombshell Kristen / Cutie Shay bay bay / Steph / Me

...or what about these pants?




{the prettiest surprise gift from Steph..le sigh}

{we love Shay...no really, she is the cutest.}


The fact that I'm not sitting right there, right now, makes me a little sad.
OK, a lot sad. Who wouldn't be?

BUT...extremely happy to have these memories I'm about to share with you soon!
I wouldn't trade them for the world.

I take that back-I might trade them in exchange for having the winning ticket in the lotto tonight that we all bought together because then we'd have that second house in Texas. Right by the Howard's and all this would happen weekly. Can you even imagine...?

See you tomorrow?


46 comments

  1. you guys are preshhhhh. can't wait to read about your fun time!!

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  2. Looks like you had such a fun weekend! Love your blue dress - where is it from?

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    1. It is from forever 21...last year though. thank you!

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  3. I am actually dying to read about the last few days in Texas!! Y'all are simply the cutest friends...like ever! :)

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  4. I found your blog through AIMT and I'm also an Ohio girl (went to Ohio University - so we have the MAC in common!). I'm sure returning from the gorgeous Texas weather to cold and dreary Ohio was not fun! I'm looking forward to reading your Texas recap!

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  5. I am so jealous, it's not even funny! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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  6. You guys are so adorable!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip!!!

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  7. Looks like you girls had too much fun! Can't wait to read more about it.

    I'm hosting a big giveaway at my blog today. You should stop by to check it out:
    http://agalandherdog.blogspot.com/2013/03/onlineshoescom-review-and-giveaway.html

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  8. Y'all are, without a doubt, the sweetest best friend pair I've ever seen! Can't wait to read all about your amazing trip! Blog friends turned best friends really are the BEST kind, no?! :)

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  9. Love love love. Y'all are presh! Can't wait to hear all the dirty details ;)

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  10. Awesome photos, and what a great friendship.

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  11. Aww love this. Reminds me of me and Ms Kate. Can't wait to see more photos.

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  12. You gals are gorgeous! Looks like so much fun can't wait for the full recap.

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  13. love love love!!!! that's all i can say ;) I seriously love that you two found each other. girl frienships are so hard to come by that are real and forever lasting, girls are just silly that way. I am so happy you two found each other. :) Loved seeing all the photos via IG :)
    Cant wait to read the recap :)

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  14. This is so sweet! I have been following you both on IG and it looks like you had an amazing trip! Can't wait to hear more about it! xoxo

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  15. I have an internet best friend, too and I get to see her next week! Looks like y'all had an amazing time together!

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  16. Drunk or not...I'll always love you. Everything about you.

    Pretty sure people think we've got a lesbian thing going on but hey, I'm cool with it because we were birthed from the same loincloth...or whatever you said that day.

    Texas told me it misses you already. You should probably come back. How's tomorrow?

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  17. So glad you made it down this time and that y'all had a great visit! You girls are too cute. Excited to read the full recap! Love your black dress in front of the DZ house!

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  18. Can't wait to hear more about your TX adventures!! Looks like you girlies had a blast!!

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  19. Jealous doesn't even BEGIN to describe me, and everyone else!!! ;) can't wait to see alllll your pics!

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  20. Your running shoes are awesome!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  21. Looks like you two had so much fun!! Some of the pics were too funny! Passing out on the couch, under a pillow! To cute! Can't wait to hear the recap!

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  22. Looks like so much fun, love! Sorry you had to come back to snowy Ohio! Maybe some of that Texas sun will follow you soon!

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  23. Looks like soooo much fun!! Glad you guys got to share such a wonderful vacation experience and make great memories..cannot wait for more vacation pictures and posts! But in the meantime...I hope you are catching up on Atlanta and Beverly Hills! haha ;)

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  24. So glad you got to spend time with friends. There are some great photos in that group and I can't wait to see more. I always say I have a friendship hangover post trips like this.

    xoxo
    Mags
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com/

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  25. looks like such an amazing time! can't wait to read all about each adventure!

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  26. COME BACKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!! I love you Katie! You're a muffin and I am praying that you win that lotto ticket. A second house in Texas sounds like the PERFECT splurge. OR you could always just sell your house in Ohio and come to Texas. I actually like that idea better.

    But seriously, I miss you.

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  27. i loved seeing y'alls pictures through Instagram! i can't wait for more of your recap. looks like it was an amazing time!

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  28. You girls make me smile so big! Posts (and TRIPS) like these make everyone else who blogs and meets people in this little world realize why it is we do it! Your story is so sweet... I'm so glad you had an amazing time!! Can't wait to see your recaps!

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  29. Texans do it best :) Glad to see y'all had so much fun!

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  30. This is adorable! So glad you gals had fun! So sad to come home to snowy Ohio. Come on warm weather!!!

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  31. Looks like a fabulous trip! I'll be heading to TX next week for BlissDom and I can't wait. Looking forward to reading about the rodeo and Jason Aldeen!!

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  32. YAY! You guys are seriously the cutest peeps! You guys have a friendship that some people only find with the friends that grew up with! You guys are a perfect example of "besties". I'm glad you had a blast!

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  33. That is so fun!!! Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip and see more pictures!!

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  34. LOOK AT YOU IN FRONT OF MY SORORITY HOUSE!!!! I go there on the regular!! Oh my gahhh.

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  35. this makes me so happy but soooo sad!! i miss all you girls SO MUCH and wish I was there!!! ahhh love this so much katie!!!!

    i cannot wait for all the deets!!!

    xoxox

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  36. I know your pain, my best friend is in North Carolina and I live in Cali,it is so special to have a visit, looks like you crazy kids had a blast!

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  37. I'm so jealous of you guys! :P

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  38. I just commented to Stephanie that I think it's so awesome the friendship y'all share! So glad you had fun in the Lone Star State! Can't wait to see your recap!

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  39. Looks like a great trip! I actually read about it first from Kristen's point of view! But I was already following you both :)

    I'm not sure if my husband would ever want to travel to another state to hang out with my blogger friends that he didn't know, ha! But I'm super jelly, looks like a lot of fun :)

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  40. Awesome time for you! Where did you get the black dress?

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    1. it's from forever21 (recently) thank you! :)

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