The Lineup // 2.24.17

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What a week it’s been! Short weeks always feel like the longest. I came back Monday night (on the worst flight ever, as evidenced on my Snapchat, albeit slightly dramatic, I admit) from the very best weekend up in Maryland with family. Tonight I’m heading to an early dinner with a couple girlfriends, and tomorrow it looks like I’ll be boating actually. Yep, in February – nuts! Supposed to be gorgeous, so we’ll see if it’s not too chilly. Tomorrow night we have dinner plans with friends of ours, and Sunday I tentatively have a photo shoot. Aside from all that, I’d like to get in a couple workouts and a lot of writing. This book is not going to write itself, and my deadline is creeping up! Another thing before I go – I wanted to thank you all so very much for your comments/messages/emails/texts/etc. on yesterday’s post. I was very hesitant putting it up, but I’m really glad I did. Looks like it resonated with lots of you, so for that I’m thrilled. Thank you, as always, for all your support. And, with that, any fun weekend plans on your end? I hope you have a great one whatever you’re up to! Enjoy lots of fun reads and finds below. xo Julie

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The Lineup // 2.17.17

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I’m so excited because tonight I’m heading up to Maryland to meet my new nephew, Jace! He was born on Wednesday, and he’s the cutest little peanut. And, of course, it goes without saying that I’m equally as excited to see my other nephew, Blake, who is just the most adorable, fun little dude ever. It’ll be a quick trip, but I can hardly wait to get there and be with my family. Aside from that, it’s been a busy week, and it flew by! Are you  off work Monday? What are you doing for the long weekend? Whatever you’re up to, hope you have a great one! Enjoy some great finds and reads below. xo Julie

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This Fearful Flyer Loves Vonlane

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A month or so back I decided to book a trip to Dallas for meetings and to see a couple friends and their babies. I had heard of Vonlane through my dear friend Lindsay who takes it all the time from Austin to Houston for work, but I had never tried it out. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to partner with Vonlane on my recent trip to the Big D! 

Now, for those of you who are unfamiliar wth Vonlane, it is basically a first class airplane cabin on wheels. This is far from the Greyhound. This is luxury (on wheels). When I first told people I was taking a bus, their initial reactions were of surprise and slight intrigue. Then when I explained what type of bus it was, their ears perked up. 

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Lessons Learned from Gossip Girl

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For the past many weeks I’ve been re watching every episode from every season of Gossip Girl. I think I’ve done this once before, but it’s definitely been a while. And, really, this show is simply the best. From the relationships to the fights to the drama to the love, it’s a good one, and I’m still debating whether I like Chuck or Nate better. Chuck has that sexy bad guy vibe while Nate is, well, perfect. 

However, we’re not here today to talk about Nate and Chuck because Dorota is really the shining star of the series, if we’re being honest; we’re here to talk about lessons learned from this ever so fabulous show. One might not think there are actually lessons to be learned from a ‘silly’ show like this one. Oh, but you’re wrong, my friends. There are plenty. So, let’s get into it. xoxo, Julie Lauren (get it?)

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The Lineup // 2.10.17

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Well, this week flew by quicker than anything! I was in Dallas for a couple days, and when I came back it was nonstop. This weekend I don’t have too much going on – a dinner, a brunch, and possibly stopping by a music/food festival on Saturday for a bit. Otherwise, I’m going to be getting a lot of work/writing done (or at least that’s the aim). I’ve also been re watching Gossip Girl and I just LOVE this show. Anyone seeing ’50 Shades Darker’ this weekend? I’m SO excited to see it. I’ll probably wait until it comes out on Netflix or something, but I’m definitely excited for it. Anywho, below you’ll find some great links and things I’ve been loving. Enjoy and have an awesome weekend! xo Julie

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The Lineup // 2.3.17

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It’s the big weekend here in Houston! You can feel the excitement in the air around the city for the upcoming Super Bowl! Personally, I’m trying to avoid most of the craziness over the next few days, but it’s certainly exciting, nonetheless. Aside from some dinner and lunch plans this weekend, I’m going to likely hunker down and get a lot of work done. I’m heading to Dallas next week for a quick work trip, and that’s all I got for ya right now, folks. Enjoy my favorite reads and finds from the week below, and have a great weekend! xo Julie

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The Lineup // 1.27.17

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…and weekend! This one is a busy one. I have dinner plans with a girlfriend tonight, then tomorrow I’m going to a gym class, followed by my nephew’s birthday party, followed by dinner, and then out for Matthew’s birthday. Yes, that means I’m actually going OUT two weekends in row, and yes I’m impressed with myself due to that fact. And Sunday is my friend’s 1 year old’s birthday party, followed by a big family dinner for Matthew’s birthday. Like I said, busy! I plan to get some work and writing done throughout, so we’ll see how that goes. What are you up to? Whatever you’re doing, hope you enjoy this last weekend of January! How is it already the end of January?!!! Lots of good reads and finds below. Keep on scrolling! xo Julie

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A Day In My Life

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Let me preface this post by saying I know I’m not anyone ‘special’ and typically ‘day in the life’ posts are meant for celebs or those who have beyond interesting things going on. HOWEVER, personally, I’m nosy and I love reading these types of posts and watching these types of videos, so I imagine some of you out there might feel the same way. If that’s you, keep on reading for what a typical weekday in my life looks like. 

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The Lineup // 1.20.17

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It has been a rainy mess here in Houston this week, but it’s looking up for the weekend! On Wednesday, a lot of the streets were flooded, so I worked from my bed for the first part of the day, which was basically heaven. Then I went out to an appointment, and the roads were awful, so I came right back home after. It wasn’t the most productive of days, but it sure was enjoyable!

In terms of the weekend, it’s my MIL’s 60th, so we have a luncheon/party and a dinner to celebrate! As well, I have a girls night out happening tonight, so follow along on Snapchat, as I’m sure we’ll be up to no good (username: jlb4567). Otherwise, laying pretty low and finishing my closet clean out. I went through all my hanging clothes, now it’s onto drawers, shoes, and accessories!

In other news, I decided I’m putting a kibosh on weekday plans as of this coming Wednesday until my book is done. As much as I love going out for drinks and such during the week, doing that on top of my regular work and this book deadline, I have no time for me/to work out/to breathe. Don’t worry, I’ll still be drinking wine – just won’t be going OUT for wine during the week, if you were concerned.

I hope you have a great weekend whatever you’re up to and enjoy some of my favorite reads and finds from the week below! xo Julie

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5 Apps You Need to Download Immediately

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I’m on my phone all the time. I know it’s not necessarily a good thing, but the truth is I use it for a lot more than just texting and social media. There are apps on my phone that help me throughout my day, help me stay sane, and some are simply fun to use. So, I’m going to jump right into it and tell you the apps you need to download immediately, if not sooner.

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