Five for Friday: Extreme Makeover Edition

Does this website make me look fat? (Don't care if it does; it's pretty fabulous.) 

Last night as I was admiring my new calling cards (see below), it occurred to me that my dot-com needed a major makeover. #roseallday

And the rest is history.

Five outrageously beautiful things for my Friday:

  1. Even though I'm sad there isn't PINK EVERYWHERE on my updated site (and I still want to handpaint an original background that I can be obsessed with), I'm loving the rose gold. And my brain for making it happen in a super-short time because Momma has things to do!
  2. Speaking of mommas, and mine in particular, it's my mother's BIRTHDAYWEEK™️, so we've been enjoying cupcakes and other celebratory shenanigans. 
  3. This time next week I'll be in Orlando with my people!
  4. ...And handing out my sparkly calling cards and assorted HBIC Nation swag!!!
  5. Sonic Happy Hour Lemonades that last allllll afternoon when you make your own Arnold Palmers (in the fancy stemmed glasses). 

(And don't forget to check out my HOME page scroll--lots of good stuff there!) 

Five for Friday: HBIC Celebration

End of the week! Holiday weekend coming up!! A new independent bookstore opens in Dallas tomorrow!!! So many exclamation points!!!!

My Friday was lit--and this weekend proves to be even more so--so let's get to it, shall we? 

  1. After weeks of worrying, I did a very adult, HBIC thing today, and, while the results weren't as fabulous as I'd hoped, they weren't worse than my worries, so A+++.
  2. I'm tooling along in Mistletoe Key, writing my heart out. So excited to wrap this up next week. (And even more excited to cheer Lindsay on when she wraps hers up TOMORROW. Hopefully, (hint, hint: I know you're reading this) I can do this in person when we take a field trip to Interabang, Dallas' newest independent bookstore.) 
  3. Super grateful to my HBIC ladies, always, but especially today because we put out a super amazing Conference Survival Guide. It is amazing. I love what our brains make together. If you're contemplating attending a conference (first-timer or no), you need this in your life. 
  4. And I love our HBIC Slack channel. That deserves it's own point of beauty on today's #5ForFri. Because it's a lifeline. Always. 
  5. I celebrated being an HBIC and all-around badass by doing a little solo ladies-who-lunch at my favorite Dallas spot, Rise nº 1. It is the literal best, and to prove that, here are some pieces of scientifically-gathered evidence: