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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Texas Book Festival

This past weekend I went to the Texas Book Festival with Babs & Devi. We had an awesome time. "I would totally go back next year and next time I want to take a picnic to eat on the capitol grounds," said Devi. 
There were tons of book vendors, a Central Market food tent, and live music. Barbara bought four books for $20 and I made this wonderful list below of books I would like to get from the library over break. Have y'all read any of these? Or have you ever been to the festival? Let me know below-xoxo darling, Hayden.
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The Bookseller by Mark Pryor
The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko
Small Island by Andrea Levy
I Want to be Her by Andrea Linett
Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen 
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
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College Food

So surprise, surprise, this does not in fact have chicken in it. I was eating, wondering if it was all at the bottom, and low and behold it does not contain the yard bird. Now it was okay, because I was starving at that point and the "chicken rice" was sustenance. I am not sure if it a real chicken taste, but it was pretty good. There is not enough of this to make it a whole meal, I had to have two sides to make myself full, but it is an interesting thing if you are on the go. 
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Chanel just came out with a new movie directed by Baz Luhrmann. It features Gisele Bundchen surfing, driving an old car, crying, and so much more. But mainly it is beautiful. Plus I am now obsessed with the song {see below}. Now that I have seen that I have done some serious research and am now a huge fan of Karl Lagerfeld's cinematography {there are only a few things I like about him}. All of the movies are wonderful, and I would highly suggest you take some time and watch them below. 
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Week Re-Cap

I had such an awesome week with some awesome people! On Thursday I attended Devi's family's Diwali celebration. I was able to help prepare some of the delicious food and then ate, possibly more than my weight, in Indian food. A special thanks goes out to the Jadejas for having me in their beautiful home and treating me to a special dinner {also, thank you for the onesie!}. Friday Devi and I redid our cork board and we had a movie night with Babs in which we watched Bend It Like Beckham a favorite of Devi and I's. Saturday was one of the best days I have had in a while, we all went to the Texas Book Festival {a post is coming later} and then Babs and I went to SoCo and looked around {posts coming later}. We had so much fun discovering new places to eat and it was very relaxing. Sunday I laid around, caught up on magazines I had fallen behind on and watched Chanel films {post coming later}. Other than that I have been drinking a lot of coffee and doing a lot of studying. Hopefully this weekend will be one for the books: Halloween parties, Franklin BBQ, UT football, and Longhorn Halloween. Let's do this-xoxo darling, Hayden.
Devi working on dessert for Diwali
Table setting for Diwali
Do you?!
The giant HEB shopping cart at the Texas Book Festival.
The amazing man behind Austin City Lemons.
I tried ice cream pie for the first time...and I cannot go back.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Explanation of My Bulletin Board Part 1

The gigantic bulletin board above my bed is explained-xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Craving: The Bagel Factory- I cannot explain how much I miss the bagels, the iced tea, and the people.
Watching: 16 Candles- We're having an 80s movie night!
Taking: Notes- Because I am in college...
Reading: The Daily Texan- Love my college newspaper!
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Quotes of the Week

Happy Monday Y'all! I have a relatively busy week, starting today with a trip to HEB and ending with a test on Halloween. What are you guys up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Inspiration

Ahhh, it is the weekend. I am very excited this morning to have a pretty full schedule. The roomie and I are headed out to grab some breakfast at One Twenty 5 Cafe. Then the BFFL is joining for the Texas Book Festival. We might be headed to SoCo as well. Plus Texas is taking on Kansas State {Beat Grandpa Bill!}. Tomorrow is sleeping in and working on District. What are you up to this weekend? -xoxo darling, Hayden
I'm not typically a floral person, but this is super cute!
Longchamp, Black Dog, & Hunters?! Yes please!
I want these balloons for HT's next birthday!
I love this print, and I love this cut!
So pretty!
The subway tiles in this pantry are perfection.
That Palm Beach lifestyle.
Love these watercolors!
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Articles I Am Reading

  1. I want to go back to Paris...it has been too long. I am seriously craving a Fauchon chocolate croissant & seeing the Eiffel Tower from everywhere & all of the cute Parisians...I need to go back... Top 20 Free Attractions in Paris...Lonely Planet
  2. So true...I think I am a Texan now that I have lived here for a little over a month...21 Things You Should Never Assume About Texans...Buzz Feed
  3. I ate at the Mark Hopkins when I was little, it was Christmas and they had a GIGANTIC gingerbread house & everyone was having tea, it was so cute & I loved it...10 Best Penthouse Restaurants in the U.S...Huffington Post
  4. I have seen some of these, The Witches is one of my all time favorites! But I have never seen the first one, must work on that...10 Of The Best Witch Movies Ever Made...Buzz Feed
  5. I have a small obsession with grilled cheese, so needless to say, I will be trying these...Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe...Bon Appetit
  6. I LOVE THAT BAG...Rainbow Accessories...Harper's Bazaar
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Thursday, October 23, 2014


If you have not seen this video, then clearly you have not been stalking someone on Facebook. It has gone viral and I think it is so funny. It gets the message across in one of the best manners possible, humor. Devi & I want to buy the t-shirts because we are all about the cause. Check it out here, it talks about super important feminist facts-xoxo darling, Hayden.
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College Food

As I was making this, my mouth was watering {and so was Devi's}. It smelled so good! The sauce is a little strange looking and a little sweet for my taste, but if you mix up the vegetables, rice, and chicken it turns out pretty yummy. The vegetables were relatively fresh, the rice was a little dry, but it was good! I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would, however, make sure you bring a snack after you eat this because in about 1.5/2 hours you will be hungry again.
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