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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy 2017

Wishing you and yours a very happy New Years Eve & 
New Year -- you deserve it. 
Happy 2017 Y'all-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Year in Review // 2016

We planned the entire Moody College of Communication Week
We beat Notre Dame and celebrated at Pedernales
We celebrated yet another Ladybird Petal Class
We visited the most amazing pumpkin patch
We created a full length magazine for class
We traveled the world with our best friend
We went to Rhode Island for the first time
We got an internship with Texas Monthly
We celebrated Haute Table's 4th birthday
We went to a {closed} Magnolia Market
We laid in Bluebonnets for the first time
We edited the New York Coffee Guide
We ate ice cream out of a donut cone
We visited East Austin Succulents
We jumped for joy {and balloons}
We visited the Parent Trap House
We experienced to our first rodeo
We got another amazing little
We studied abroad in London
We went to Royal Ascot
We visited Luke's Diner
We bought orange pants
We went to Wimbledon
We visited Prada Marfa
We tried the Rose Latte
We posed with a fence
We stood for 12 hours
We made a beach bag
We met Grace Helbig
We finally tried Del's
We visited Balmoral
We traveled to Paris
We went on a boat 
We turned 20
Yesterday I discussed my resolutions and my thoughts on 2016 as a whole. But today is all about the amazing things we got to do on this blog togther. A huge thank you to all of y'all for your constant support in this interesting 2016. You were with me through all of the above and I am thrilled to see what 2017 brings for me {and us}! -xoxo darling, Hayden

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Resolutions in Review

Last year, like normal, I made some resolutions. Let's see how your girl did:

1. Be More Spontaneous // I think this was the goal I accomplished throughout the year. When I went to London I would randomly get on a bus and just see where it took me. Being in a city like that helped me to understand that you don't have to have everyday planned -- and most days I didn't. I loved traveling like that because I hadn't done it before. I also took a little bit of a step back with my spirit organization in the fall semester in order to better balance my life. It helped me to do more outside of clubs and classes which is something I wouldn't have considered in the past. Because of this goal, I took more trips {San Antonio, Rhode Island/Boston, Dallas, etc.}. And I got to experience things like: throwing my first party in my apartment, getting pied in the face for charity, standing for 12 hours {again, for charity} and my first 5K {and guess what? I walked it!}. I am proud of myself for being a little more spontaneous this year and I look forward to continuing it in 2017. 
2. Explore the World More // Uhm...yeah I think we could say I did this. I started off the year in Florida, then flew back to Texas where I took roadtrips to San Antonio, Luckenbach, then flew to Boston & Rhode Island for a weekend, went home for spring break, then I studied abrod in FREAKING London, traveled to Scotland and Paris, came back to Texas, went to Gruene and the Texas Hill Country, took a weekend getaway to Dallas, and drove through West Texas to Lubbock, then I ended the year in North Carolina. If that doesn't say explore the world more I don't know what does... But in all seriousness doing all of this traveling helped me expand my horizons even more than in the past. And those months I spent in London helped me learn about so many different cultures. I absolutely loved my time abroad and look forward to the next time I can go. 
3. Work Harder // This went...okay. Actually, no it didn't. It went great in some areas. I was able to get a 4.0 in both of my journalism classes {remember Botanic} but I had to drop a class and another one didn't go exactly as planned. Haute Table did better this semester but I still think it can improve and I really took a step back on District because it isn't where I want it to be. I think this semester really showed me that stuff like that is okay. I stress myself out a lot about the fact that District hasn't published in a year, but you know what? That is okay. Other stuff is going great in life -- I am interning at one of my dream magazines (Texas Monthly) in the spring, I am incredibly proud of where I am at in my journalism work, and I got to spend my best friend's last semester of college with her. "Work Harder" is always going to be a goal of mine but I am not stressing myself out over the little things. But, I will warn y'all now, I have a rough class schedule coming up so we shall see how HT does. 
4.  Be Okay with Confrontation // I can't tell you about this one a whole lot...because I still HATE confrontation. It is so easy to get upset in certain situations and my anger got the best of me a few situations this past year. However, I will say that I have been better about confronting people to take on more so that not everything is falling on my shoulders. And those people have been doing wonderful. 
5. Spend More Time on Myself // I think I accomplished this most in the summer because I focused on making myself happy in London. After a few weeks there I realized I didn't have the same goals as a lot of my friends in the program. So I just decided I was going to do what I wanted to do and I ended up spending some really productive time with myself. It. was. great. I still need to take breaks from my phone, drink more tea, and be a little more zen but I think this goal is getting there. 
Overall, 2016 has not been my favorite year. I don't think I accomplished my goals in the same way I did last year. I know most people just want 2016 to end and...I kind of feel the same way. I am excited for 2017 and I am trying not to put too much hope into next year but I have a feeling it will go better. Check back into HT tomorrow for a more positive outlook on 2016-xoxo darling, Hayden.

My nine top Instagram posts of 2016 which are linked to their posts:
 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Week Re-Cap

I am officially back in FLA after a wonderful week in North Carolina. I am feeling refreshed and ready to begin 2017 (have y'all seen the BuzzFeed count down?). We did a lot of hiking and a lot of eating. We even won a trivia game at a Boone brewery! On the way back I read one of the funniest books I have read in a long time, Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry. I would highly recomend if you are a Floridian or if you have ever been to Florida, or if you have ever said something unkind about Florida. It had my family and I in stiches the entire time. 
This week I am doing some more relaxing, ready to begin anew in 2017 and traveling to the Orange Bowl. What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden

 I conquered Elk Knob for the third time! 

 It was the first time I hiked it when the sky was clear,
 the views were beautiful.

 The fam bam participated in trivia night at Lost Province Brewing Co.

The family knows their Christmas movies...

 Everytime we visit NC we stop at the Cascades.

Of course we had to take a trip to Linville Falls.

 In case you missed it, our family holiday card {via}.

The Varsity was the perfect way to end our trip, we always love visiting the Athens (GA) location to get an FO (frosted orange that is like a creamy, less sugar-y orange julius) {via}.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Olive Drab Warmth

Location: Boone, NC and Mast Store, Valle Crucis, NC
{I'm wearing an old Woolrich pullover, eight year old 
Steve Madden Boots, and a four year old Old Navy 
scarf but I put alternatives above 
that are just as good!}

Monday, December 26, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Happy Monday Y'all! I am heading home from NC today {sad face} but we are making stops in Clemson (SC) and Athens (GA) today so it should be fun! Make sure to follow my snapchat {@hap213} & the blog's instagram {@hautetable}. Hope y'all's holiday went well-xoxo darling, Hayden! 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday Inspiration

Merry Christmas Eve y'all! The fam bam is baking today and then we are off to our annual Christmas Eve Italian Feast. Tomorrow is our last full day in NC so we will be opening presents and doing some mountain driving. Then Monday we begin the journey home with stops in Clemson (SC), Athens (GA) and Macon (GA). Then Tuesday we'll make our way back to Florida. What are y'all up to on this lovely Christmas Eve? -xoxo darling, Hayden

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Plaid Falls

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Week Re-Cap

It's only four days until Christmas {how did this happen so quickly?}! This week started at the beach and has ended in the cold of North Carolina but I wouldn't have it any other way. We are in NC until the 26th so we have been doing some hiking, shopping, and lots of eating. I have been coming to this part of Western North Carolina since I was a baby {my mom literally climbed Grandfather Mountain when she was pregnant} so if you are ever looking for ideas on things to do, shoot me an email because I have tons of ideas! Check out the photos below-xoxo darling, Hayden.

 A quick trip to the beach one afternoon.


I am not over the beauty of that water & those trees.

The community college in FM got an amazing basketball 
arena so we went to their game.

 Some necessary roadtrip candy.

 It finally felt like fall in Kennesaw Mountain, GA. 

 Y'all. I have seen so many deer this week.

 After reading this article, I made the fam stop for dinner at Greenwood's in Roswell, GA {mainly for the pie}. Update: It was pretty phenomenal. 

 Our cabin for the week! 

A sneakpeak of tomorrow's post. {via}

 A Monday morning hike at Moses Cone.

 You can just barely see Blowing Rock in the distance.

 It's below freezing during the night 
so dew freezes on the plants.

 Cook Out has the BEST milkshakes.

 A view of the Linville Gorge.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Cliffs of Dover Throwback

I was recently looking through my folders from my summer in London for my journalism portfolio site {check it out here}, and I came across these photos that I intended to put on HT but never did! I completely forgot about them! But I am kind of obsessed with 'em so here they are in all their glory (and they are making me reminisce about the warm weather!)-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

   P.S. The Cliffs of Dover were one of the highlights of my study abroad this summer. I would highly encourage you visiting. Both Hannah and I came away from it with an amazing, beautiful experience. If you want any information on the Cliffs, feel free to email me! 

I couldn't find my exact top but I love these tops 
so I included multiple above. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Happy Monday everyone! I am in the best mood this morning because I am in the best place ever!!! The mountains of western North Carolina! We are hiking this morning and then who knows what the day will bring. Check out my snapchat {hap213} and instagram {@hautetable} for updates-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk Suggestions?

*regularly scheduled Articles I'm Reading will be up next Friday*
I am about to start my journey to North Carolina and I am so so so excited! I love this part of NC & I haven't been since senior year of high school. 
I was wondering if any of you have suggestions on where to eat/shop, what to see, etc? If so please let me know below-xoxo darling, Hayden.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fall Formals

Because I am a little over-involved at school I was able to attend two formals this semester, and both on the same day! That meant only one dress {which I am secretly thankful for}. I bought mine on sale at Dillards in Austin but I have attatched it {and some of my other formal/cocktail dresses below}.
One of the formals was at the Iron Cactus on 6th Street and the other was at the Westin Hotel on 5th Street. My shoes started to kill me after a while because I never where heels/I hadn't worn these since prom my junior year of high school!
Have y'all had any formals/or dances lately? If so what did you wear? -xoxo darling, Hayden

We won best family, which was crazy because we are 
always nominated but never win! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Week Re-Cap

This "Week Re-Cap" is actually {pretty much} still re-capping the week previous to it but there are a few shots from this week too. Ever since I flew home on Wednesday I have really been taking it easy {which has been so nice}. I have been going to bed at 10-11pm and that has done wonders! Plus I have been eating at all of my favorite Fort Myers restaurants and doing a little shopping!
This re-cap has a lot of photos from Hannah's graduation that I hadn't edited in time for last week's, check it out-xoxo darling, Hayden.

I finally got to meet Hannah's nephew, Baby Hank, 
who is the cutest baby ever.

I only cried twice that day! 

Hannah's incredibly sweet best friends who go to LSU! 

 I made Hannah stand in the rain for this photo because I liked the background better...{via}

 How cute were her graduation cookies?! 

 I have so many photos of Hank, it isn't even funny.

 Some of y'all may know about Hannah and I's birthday cake competition (here & here)
{basically we try to out-do each other's over-the-top-ness every year}
 & I really think I killed it. 

 Hannah & I's last meal in Austin together for a long time was Via 313.

A final tower picture before I flew home {via}.

A few days after I flew home I went on a pirate cruise...it was interesting to say the least.

Lunch at Fancy's Cafe, one of my favorite restaurants in FM! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December Vlog

Last year Hannah and I did a vlog of our last weekend in Austin before winter break so we decided to do it again! Check it out below-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Week Re-Cap

Hey y'all! It has been an INSANE week. I got to meet Baby Bevo, took a final exam & celebrated Hannah's graduation/birthday. I am only including some of the photos from this week because there were wayyy to many. So be on the look-out for more photos soon-xoxo darling, Hayden.

My first year student mentees got me a card
 because they are too cute.

Comm Council making me laugh.

My spirit organization donated over 
30 bags of clothing to SafePlace! 

I will be making an entire post about my Peppermint 
party because the photos were just to cute! 

The best friend and I got to see Bevo! 

 Finally got to try Round Rock Donuts & they did not disappoint. 

 The final class day of my Journalism & Religion class. 

 Hannah's graduation.

 Cow Tipping had a the most amazing chocolate 
peppermint ice cream sandwich.

 Cuvee Coffee's coffee is A++++.

The most exciting news of the week is that I got an internship 
with Texas Monthly for next semester! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Colorful Beret


Monday, December 5, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Happy Monday Y'all! I am running around today doing various errands (interviews, office hours, meetings, etc.) but I am going to Mozarts Coffee tonight for their annual Holiday Lights! Check out my instagram (@hautetable) and snapchat (@hap213) for photos/videos of tonight. 
I fly home Wednesday so I am trying to get everything done before then + pack (FYI, the packing has not yet occured but we shall see). What are you up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday Inspiration

All images are not my own and can be found on Pinterest. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Botanic Magazine

Hey darlings! So instead of the regularly scheduled "Articles I'm Reading" I am sharing a project I have been working on all semester with y'all today! 
I took a course entitled "Making Magazines" and we literally made a magazine. Ours is Botanic, a beautiful, sustainable guide for living in Austin (/living in general) for millenials. Please check it out below, I am incredibly proud of it. I did all of the design on it & there was very little sleep because of it but it's done! Let me know what you think-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Snappy Casual


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Week Re-Cap

It is the last week of school so I am off studying for a test but here are some photos I compiled Monday night-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Hannah & I finally went to Halcyon last week.

The fam visited for Thanksgiving so I took them to 
brunch at Counter Cafe.

Wednesday night we visited Fredericksburg for their 
holiday lights & stopped in at Hondo's for dinner & live music.

On Thanksgiving we went to the LSU v. Texas A&M game so 
we could experience A&M and so that I could pull for LSU.

The Core of Cadets did an amazing half-time show! 

Despite our loss on Friday, I was this close to Matthew so I kind of won...

It was Amanda's last game because she is 
graduating on Saturday (cue the tears) {via}

Love my recruiter girls! 

Devi came to the game so we had to take a photo! 

My new LB Officer Board is kind of amazing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Orange Pants

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Articles I'm Reading

  1. I feel like some of these I should start doing because they make sense // 8 Things Successful Women Do On Sunday // The Everygirl
  2. This is too cute // No. 3 Print // Sugar Paper
  3. I need this in my life // Double-Breasted Coat in Oxford Check // J. Crew
  4. I tried a look out like this for the blog next week, stay tuned! // Can You Wear a Beret Without Looking Like an A-Hole? // Man Repeller
  5. I am so unsure of how I feel about this // Unicorn chocolate is real and probably tastes magical // Hello Giggles 
  6. This commercial made me cry // Coming Home for Christmas // Heathrow Airport

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Week Re-Cap

Loving the stamp on Barley Swine's menu.

Some of my LB officers & I got to take part in the Texas Blazers Pillar Awards.

 Some late night pizza from a new spot.

Amy's ice cream with the most sprinkles ever.

 My co-big & little played some amazing broomball on Thursday.

 Friday's lunch at Olamaie.

Friday dessert at Odd Duck.

A shot from my shoot this weekend that I had to put on Instagram. {via}

 Breakfast at an old favorite -- Hillside Farmacy.

 The new Pinkberry Peppermint Cookies & Cream is ahhmazing.

Finally got to try the duck fat fries at Salty Sow.

Some LBs and I went mini golfing on Saturday night.

 Brunch at Hyde Park Bar & Grill on Sunday.

This gianormous snickerdoodle courtesy of Quack Bakery. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

General Gift Guide

This is my final gift guide for the year! These are just things that I saw while making the Best Friend & Hostess guides and thought I would share! I love pretty much all of them, each are very cute! Let me know if you have a favorite-xoxo darling, Hayden.

{1} Sunglassess // {2} Bag // {3} Pineapple Cup // {4} Dress // {5} Napkin // {6} Socks // {7} Weekly To-Do List // {8} Hunters // {9} Pineapple Dish // {10} To-Do List // {11} Rain Jacket // {12} Hat // {13} Shoes // {14} Candle // {15} Ginger Jar // {16} Bowls // {17} Calendar // {18} Pants // {19} Shirt

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday Inspiration

It's hard to believe my junior semester will be over in just two weeks! I am going putt putt golfing tonight & I'm really pumped about it! What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hostess Gift Guide

Does it always seem like you are staying or visiting someone's house in the holiday season? If so, this guide is perfect for you! I have given lots of options based on your visiting length. For example, if it's just for a few hours the lipstick might be perfect, but if it's for over a week maybe the cute bag full of other items. What are y'all's go to gifts for the hostesses in your lives? -xoxo darling, Hayden

{1} Soap // {2} Bag // {3} Lipstick // {4} Yay // {5} Cups // {6} Oven Mitt // {7} Mason Jar Cups // {8} Tote Bag // {9} Bracelet // {10} Sweater // {11} Blazer // {12} Cheese Board // {13} Candle

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week Re-Cap

It's been a pretty good week! My spirit organization had our semesterly retreat as well as initiation this past weekend. The football team lost (oh well). This week I have been trying lots of new restaurants for a school project (food photos & reviews coming soon!) and I have a lot of different events to attend. How are y'all doing? -xoxo darling, Hayden

These Muddy Buddies are DELICIOUS. My car to retreat loved them.

The Ladybirds out on retreat.

Our sisterhood collage.

The g-little helped make retreat so amazing & I am so thankful for her. {via}

We may have lost the game but I got to do it with 
these two ladies so it wasn't so bad.

 Initiation on Monday was fabulous! 

I love our fifth Petal class! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Best Friend Gift Guide

It's that time of the year!!! I am actually really excited for Christmas this year because I have a list of holiday parties to attend and my family is going to North Carolina for a week. 
I don't know if this gift guide fits your best friends, but it certainly fits mine. I have attached the links to all of the items below the image. Good luck with your shopping-xoxo darling, Hayden.

{1} Socks // {2} Shoes // {3} Trinket Dish // {4} Pool Float // {5} Sweater // {6} Watches // {7} Bandana // {8} Texas // {9} Scarf // {10} Necklace // {11} Night Dress // {12} Backpack // {13} Bag Girls Book // {14} Sweater

Monday, November 14, 2016

Quotes of the Week

That weekend went way to fast, am I right? It has been a weekend, let me tell you. I got very little sleep on Friday night {as in almost zero} because I was on retreat & then I had to get up at 5:40am...to be at the football stadium at 8:30am...and then we lost the football game...so yeah. I went to bed at 7:4pm on Saturday and then spent almost all of Sunday in bed watching Red Oaks on AmazonPrime. If you haven't seen the show and love/hate 80s fashion you should watch it. 
This week is a lot of catching up because I didn't get to this weekend. I have a few papers I want to get a head start on and of course lots of internship applications to finalize. 
As for blog news, I am super excited to be revealing my gift guides this week & next week, so get pumped-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Week Re-Cap

Happy Thursday y'all! It feels very strange to be posting the Week Re-Cap a day late but I hope you understand why it happened. This week started off amazing! My dad flew in and we ventured all through West Texas & BEAT TECH!!! It was such a fun game & I fell in love with more of Texas. I am working on a post about our journey so be on the look out for that next week as well as HT's gift guides {I am so pumped to release them}! Hope your week is getting better-xoxo darling, Hayden

 My G-Little & I having a blast at an event.

 My family for Comm Council dressed up as 
"It's Raining Men" for our costumes.

 A shot from my dad and I 's journey through Northwest Texas
 this past weekend {come back tomorrow for more info on that!}.

 Amazing artwork {Texas Rising} on Texas Tech's campus. {via

 Saturday morning on our way to the Tech game.

 It was an amazing game {and y'all...it was COLD}!

 We ended up winning and that was phenomenal.

And we visited the Silent Wings Museum before 
we drove to Abileen for the night.

Driving through the middle-of-no-where Texas.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


I am not feeling in the blogging mood this morning. I couldn't bring myself to write my Week Re-Cap because I kind of just want to lay in a dark room and forget about everything. 

But I can't do that, no one can.

However, I still could not bring myself to post about my "week" in photos because this morning that seems fake. In my re-cap posts I only share the photos of my world as I want you to see it. And today my world seems bleak. 

I'm sorry about this y'all and I promise you will have a post coming at you tomorrow at 7am EST like normal but today I am taking a day to just grieve for something that I wanted to happen but didn't. 

I love y'all and thank you for your continued support and love-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Lubbock Recommendations

I'm off to Lubbock this weekend and looking for any recommendations you might have! Let me know-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Week Re-Cap

Happy Wednesday everyone! After a slightly stressful Monday/Tuesday I am in a really good mood {aside from the stupid headache I woke up with *rolls eyes*}. My dad flies in tonight & then we are headed to Lubbock on Friday {let me know if you have recommendations}. This past week I spent a lot of time with my fellow Ladybirds -- we had our annual Halloween party, cleaned our street & particpiated in Longhorn Halloween. On Saturday, we BEAT BAYLOR. And I met Matthew McConaughey...yeah that happened. What are y'all up to this week? -xoxo darling, Hayden

I took my FIGlets to a foodtruck park & got this delicious ice cream.

Ladybirds had their annual mystery Halloween party on Friday {via}.

Y'all. I met Matthew McConaughey on Saturday and we beat Baylor {via}.

Ladybirds adopted-a-street last year and we had one of our clean-ups this weekend.

Of course I had to get Mighty Cone on Sunday & it was phenomenal. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


This past Halloween was so much fun! I just went to a Ladybirds party but we did our annual murder mystery play & played Werewolves. Everyone brought a dish & we had a blast! I dressed up as a Whataburger number and a ton of people dressed up as members of The Office. What did y'all dress up as for Halloween? -xoxo darling, Hayden

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Capes on Capes on Capes

This season I am obsessed with capes, here are some of my absolute favorites-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Week Re-Cap

It has been a week. I am still not feeling well (and now I'm not hungry...which is weird for me y'all). So I am monitoring that and getting ready to make a doctor's appointment (which is one of my least favorite things ever). I have spent a lot of time in bed and a TON of time studying. In between that, I visited the Blanton Museum with my FIGlets, participated in yet another Big Little Reveal, went to Barton Springs, and a few other things. This weekend is jam packed with various events & I am very excited about it! What are y'all up to? -xoxo darling, Hayden

My FIG took a trip to The Blanton Museum of Art.

Aren't they so cute?! 

A shot from Big Little Reveal {via}.

I spent Saturday at Zilker Park with some of my Ladybirds! 

They're also really cute!

The VP & I

It was female spirit group night at a soccer game on Sunday night.

Monday on my lunch break from studying I early voted! 

 I am so excited I got to vote in my first presidential election {hello 101 in 1001}! 
And I am so happy to say I got to vote for the first female presidential candidate in a major party. 
#I'mWithHer & #IAlwaysHaveBeen. {via}

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Big Little Reveal

Yet another Big Little Reveal is in the books for the LBs. I was so happy to welcome Melina in to my fam as her GG-Big...like woah I'm already a GG-Big?! CRAZY. I also happened to match a friend's theme so I was in some of their awkward family photos. Check out all of the craziness below-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall To-Do List

I know we are firmly into Fall but I am just now getting around to making a to-do list. And I am excited about it. I just started working on my pumpkin {it's a little something like last year's but with a Texas twist} and Hannah & I are working on a horseback riding trip. Is it okay that now I admit I am really scared of riding a horse???? Because I am kind of terrified but my 101 in 1001 is about conquering my fears...so we shall see. I am going to a pumpkin party next week & I can't wait to eat all of the pumpkin flavored items...I'm making my famous pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing. My balcony has been used approximately 4 times...so I am trying to use it more once it gets nice outside. I'm thinking Saturday/Sunday mornings with a mug of hot coffee & a good book or magazine. The Ladybirds is having a clothing drive in November & I need to donate so what better way than to clean out my closet? My dad is flying in the first weekend of November so we can go to Lubbock, Texas {where Texas Tech University is located} so I am pumped to be visiting a new Texas town. The amount of scarves I own is scary but I always forget to wear them. I am making it a priority to wear all of my scarves at least once this fall/winter season. And finally, I will be early voting on Monday because I hate lines & I cannot wait to vote for the first female {hopefully} president. What are the items on your Fall to-do list? -xoxo darling, Hayden
Illustrations: Leaves, Pumpkin, Book, Clothes, Travel

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Week Re-Cap

Y'all. I have been so sick this week that I have very little photos. I spent all weekend re-watching things on Netflix {Bring It On & 10 Things I Hate About You}, sleeping, and coughing. I got outside for the football game & a trip to South Congress that I had been planning for weeks. I am only just now getting back in the swing of going to meetings at night and doing fun things again. This cold + cough has really knocked me on my butt. However, I am getting better. This weekend I have a few things planned but really I will be doing a lot of studying for finance. How are y'all? -xoxo darling, Hayden

 Big Top Candy Shop had some of my favorites from London.

 Mary & I both got cookies & cream milkshakes...really just to take these cute photos. 


We beat Iowa State!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Weekend in Dallas

Last weekend Hannah & I ventured to Dallas for a little weekend getaway. We had a BLAST! Below are all of the photos we took and a vlog I made documenting everything we did. If any of y'all have been to Dallas you'll probably recognize Neiman Marcus, the Dallas Arboretum, the State Fair, and more. Hope y'all are having a wonderful Tuesday-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

Lunching at Neiman Marcus' Zodiac Room

Y'all. They had popovers.

The food was delicious! 

The infamous giant eyeball.

The Dallas Arboretum pumpkin patch was one of the best things 
I've done all month {more photos here}.

One of my favorite parts of the Draper James store in Highland Park.

I found Milk & Cream on Instagram and it was as good as it 
sounds -- a donut with ice cream in the middle 
{I had cookie monster, vanilla ice cream with oreos}.

We went downtown to the Green Belt to watch the downtown lights.

We had a reservation for Sissy's at 9:15pm & we had no regrets. 

I had the fried chicken followed by coconut cream pie & it was fab.

Saturday bright and early we got up, grabbed Whataburger 
& headed to the Red River Rivalry! 

We may have lost the game but we all won the day.

Big Tex! 

The infamous Cookie Fries -- they were pretty good! 

A ride on the ferris wheel to finish out the day.