Friday, August 10, 2012


Wanna shop my closet? Selling designer denim for around $30 and all shoes (even brand new) under $25!

I also have make up that is brand new and less than half of retail.

I'm really trying to minimize my life/closet and"let go"... so if I haven't worn it in a year- or if I forgot I even had them... It's for sale! Help me simplify!

Head over to my instagram shop: retailisforsuckers

yes, one word. inside joke with the hubs- Happy shopping- how appropriate- in time for tax free weekend :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Time I Ate the Entire State of Texas

The day after the bar exam, I hopped on a plane to Texas with my bff to head out for a week of eating fun. I met up with my sister's BFF who lives in Austin and she was our unofficial tour guide- I would be skinny lost without her help. JK.

We landed in Austin around 6:30 p.m., D picked us up and took us to our hotel where we got situated then went to dinner to meet up with Christine. First event on the agenda: Hula Hut!

What a great first place to arrive to after the bar! 

We went straight to Hula Hut to meet Christine and her boyfriend, Ray

D and I before dinner at Hula Hut- in the notorious Gypsy05 dress that is so unflattering

ordy and his sister wives

After dinner, we decided to go have drinks/dessert at Halcyon. Oh, we already had tres leches cake at Hula Hut (HIGHLY recommend!) who cares- it's vacation.

oh, am i the only one with dessert in front of me? no biggie. 


If you follow me on Pinterest, you know my favorite dessert is anything s'mores related (and then cookie dough, and cotton candy- in case you were wondering). So, naturally, I saw actual s'mores on the menu and ordered it. Duh. Please look how cute it was.

Friday morning, we woke up and Christine picked B and I up to go shopping on S.Congress. If I don't pass the bar, I'm buying an airstream and opening my own boutique. I will drive to friend's houses (especially my momma friends...) and have them pick out outfits. Brilliant.

I wanted everything in this trailer

doing what girls do best. shopping. 
After hitting up some shops we went and ate at Home Slice Pizza (since the Hopdoddy's line was around the building and it was 402 degrees outside...)

Meet Christine's hair. It's awesome. 
 And of course hit up a snow cone truck. I may or may not have driven to S. Congres every day for a "barbie". Maybe? You'll never know.

Of course I had barbie flavored ice: wedding cake + cotton candy. Who knew it'd be a perfect combination

as stuffed as we were, we still managed some Jo's Coffee
I walked around the entire rest of the day with my aluminum foil swan with the leftover pizza from Home Slice... real cool. After showers and an outfit change, we head to the Iron Cactus for mexican food and to meet up with our cousin, A.

And then we danced. A lot. Everywhere. We would pretty much hop around. 6 songs then leave to the next place. haha, but that's the beauty of Austin. Of course we stopped by Bachelor Brad's bars- but no Brad. 

The next morning, we all met up at Kirby Lane Cafe for the most amazing breakfast- banana bread french toast? Yes. 

Someone thought it'd be fun to go to Mount Bonnell. After breakfast. Yeah, brilliant idea. I was out of breath and wanted to puke. 

After the heat got to us, we put on our swimsuits and hit up Barton Springs. Ummm... it was FREEZING. like... glaciar cold.

B doesn't want wrinkles...

After Barton Springs, we showered and got dressed to head to Salt Lick Cellars... a random vineyard with amazing BBQ. (We did a lottttt-there was never a dull moment in Austin!) 

You guys... I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the atmosphere was here! When we got there the place was PACKED. It's about 25 min outside of town and the best kept secret ever, but clearly- it's not a secret since there was a 2 hour wait to be sat. The hostess said we could order the meal to go and just pick any picnic table- so we did. It took us 45 minutes and it was just as good!

We were supposed to leave Austin Sunday night and head to Houston for the week- but D's work called and said we had to: stay in Austin one more night, head to San Antonio for work Tuesday, and then Houston on Wednesday... We were all packed and checked out so we went to a different hotel and made the most of it.

We eventually made our way to stand in the hour line long at hopdoddy's. it was good, but not worth the wait in my opinion. The business critic in me saw the ploy as a way to get people to order a drink and be forced to order something while waiting... I had to have the nutella shake, but Flip's is way better! 

There's more from San Antonio and visiting my family in Houston, but to give you an idea of how slow my internet/computer/blogger is- I started this post at 11 a.m. and am just now publishing it at 12:33 a.m. Ha. I am rusty. 

I feel like I did ate it all in Austin! Shopped on S. Congress, watched the bats from the bridge (weak this year), swam in the water hole, ate in the food trucks, went to the famous bars, and enjoyed every second of this charming Texas city! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sanka, ya dead?

Ya, mon.

Ok, not really. But it sure feels like I have been. For one, what the heck happened to blogger? The new changes are soooo foreign to me! I have been MIA and for good reason. I promise.

To get back in the swing of blogging and such- I decided I'd do a quick catch up post for those of you who don't follow me on instagram (since you'd clearly know I'm alive and kicking if you did! - @SheilaP), here goes!

1.) I graduated law school in May. Whoop-Whoop! Along with my bestie, Chuy.

Me and Moose

lest you think i'm esteemed or anything, I had to put my fanny pack on before walking. you know. snacks. chapstick. haters gon' hate. 
with the hubs. 

after party at the in-laws- so much fun
2.) I had the worst summer of my life- studying for the bar for 10 miserable weeks.

*** Side note: I always knew my sister was awesome, but she really is. Like, I would totally be lost without her. In the craziness of studying she always managed to slap me out of my rut and bring me care packages. She even had our eyebrow threader MAKE A HOUSE CALL. Yes, I know, I am so so blessed. Go hug your sister.

3.) I bought my first car back. Yes, like... the car I drove to high school when I was 16... I bought it back. (And by "I", I mean "my husband"....) That deserves its own post.

4.) I took the bar in July.
night before the bar. stressful. 
5.) I spent a week galavanting around Texas to forget about the miserable test and just got back last night. And by galavanting, I mean, I ate my way through Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.

5.a.) I gained 11lb since the wedding and can't wait to lose it again. No more PB&J sandwiches because of bar studies...

6.) We remodeled the kitchen. Or gave it a facelift. Whatevvs. New granite, new sink, new faucet, new backsplash. That's a big deal. All while studying for the bar. I seem to like to juggle huge tasks at once (wedding/law school... bar/house projects)

i lovvvve it! maybe I can start cooking now that i'm done studying? wishful thinking

Before and Afters

ANNNNDDDDDDD, the big bomb:

7.) I'm pregnant with Ordy Jr...

OK, just kidding Mrs. G and Bobo. But doesn't my new Gypsy 05 dress REALLY make me look it? That and the 10 extra lbs. And the straw beach hat under the dress.

Just checking to see if you all were still with me. Baby Ordy won't be for a while, so don't count on it :)

Miss me? Didn't even notice I was gone? Dying to know anything? I'm so lost- don't even know where to start! Work with me, I'm getting all my thoughts organized :) I also am trying to get past the narcissism of blogging and acting like anyone actually cares about my life- but for the 4 or 5 who still read this thing... I will post my heart out until someone hires me!