Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Week Re-Cap

Happy Wednesday darlings! Let's have an honest conversation, I almost started crying in class yesterday because I realized next week is the last undergraduate college class I will ever take part in. It is absolutely terrifying and sad and I just don't want to think about it or comprehend it. So let's not think about it at all, let's avoid at all costs.
This past week was wonderful. We played Broomball and WON!!!! I was inducted into the Burnt Orange Society with my good friend Kelly. Hannah and I tried the ice cream taco place in Austin and we loved it. We cleaned our adopted street, tried purple margaritas and we initiated our new Petals into Texas Ladybirds.
This week should be fun, Hannah is driving up and we are doing a day at our favorite state park, I'm finally taking my graduation photos and Libby is flying in from Seattle for my last Ladybirds meeting. There will be a vlog of this coming week on the blog soon so stay tuned - xoxo darling, Hayden.
P.S. Tell me what you've been up to!
 After a lot of hard work I was inducted into the Burnt Orange Society. 
Cue way too many photos of Kelly & I in the stoles. 
 Taco Sweets is wonderful. 
Cleaning our adopted street Sunday morning. Happy Earth Day!
Finally tried Baby A's' famous Purple-Ritas.
Ladybirds Initiation was Monday and I was the sparkler lighter...we got a different 
brand this year and they were terrifying. 
 Notice the ash on the tip...that was created from the sparklers being lit...
 Check my face to see the pure terror.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

College Week in My Life Vlog

Last week was very exciting in my life (kind of...it depends on your version of exciting) so I filmed a vlog. If you are interested to see what the week of a college senior looks like, or if you're interested in going to UT Austin or if you are just really bored and want to fill up nine minutes of your time, check it out - xoxo darling, Hayden.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Week Re-Cap

Uhm. So today marks a month until I graduate from the greatest university. And I'm s t r e s s e d. About a lot of things. But it's okay, this past week was wonderful. My organizaiton won a lot of money and an award. I got to see a bunch of my friends and I ate a lot of delicious foods. This week I have a lot of assignments due (but most are already turned in) and tomorrow I am being inducted into the Burnt Orange Society - something I've been working toward since freshman year. Also, I am vlogging this week in my life so get ready for that! I hope you are having a glorious week - xoxo darling, Hayden. 
 Ladybirds received silver in the Healthy Horns Organization Program! 
Flower Child is way too expensive, but I still love it. 
 Look at this gorgeous Cow Tipping Creamery Sundae. 
Worked at the Longhorn Run on Saturday and passed out these!
Afternoon tea with Sophie at Hotel Ella.
Celebrated Debora's 22nd birthday.
 Took this lovely's graduation photos. 
 How cute are they?
Sunday lunch at Hyde Park Bar & Grill.
 Evening of the Stars on Tuesday.
We won $1,200 !!!!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Graduation Announcement Reveal

Can you believe it is already halfway through April? Because I can't. It means I am incredibly close to graduation...in fact it is a month and a day until I graduate. And what better time to reveal my graduation announcements? A while back I decided that the official invitations were too ugly for my taste. But I didn't want to do a TinyPrints/Minted one with photos because I don't like sending photos of just myself to people. I decided to make the "official" invitations I wished we had.
First I stopped in at the Paper Place in Austin for burnt orange shimmer paper. Funny story, I had gone to the store in October to look at their paper and I saw the orange, took a photo of it and intended to send it to my mom - I forgot. But then in November, while I was in class, my mom went to the same store and found the paper intent to show me. This is just yet another way of showing how we are the same person.
From there I designed the invitation on Adobe inDesign. I pulled the seal from Google Images and aligned everything center. The font is one of UT's official fonts. Lastly, we printed it on white card stock and glued it to the orange background. I'm quite happy with the way they turned out! They are exactly what I wish our official invitations looked like - simple and elegant.
The stamps are part of the Forever collection and we used a burnt orange marker to write the addresses. Lastly, the stickers came from the University Co-Op.
What did your college graduation announcements look like? - xoxo darling, Hayden
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Articles I'm Reading

  1. The best friend and I found this incredibly accurate // What Kind of Friend You Are, According to Myers-Briggs // Man Repeller
  2. I was laugh crying in class // Just A Bunch Of "Barefoot Contessa" Jokes That Are Gourmet And Hilarious // Buzzfeed
  3. I'm not one to love wedding videos - I am a tough judge but I loved the style of this one {plus, it's set in Austin} // A Modern Ceremony in Austin, Texas // Martha Stewart Weddings
  4. I want the champagne bottle // Best New Pool Floats for Summer 2018 // Sugar & Cloth
  5. Hilarious // Aubrey Plaza and Dan Stevens Hijack a Stranger's Tinder // Vanity Fair
  6. I'm thrilled rugby shirts are coming back // The 1984 Rugby Shirt // J. Crew
In Case You Missed It:
Here are my favorite spring dresses...
See some images of my past week...
Check out my, extremely, pink mood board...
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Mood Board

I was recently on Pinterest, hey give me a follow if you don't already, and I noticed how I have a very significant theme going on. Very millennial pink, very food oriented and just a very specific aesthetic. I thought I would compile some of my favorite images of the moment into a little inDesign project for you. I love the idea of doing a breakfast party (see "Let's Get Eggcited"), throwing a pink velvet bow in my hair or being a little bolder with my wardrobe. What does your aesthetic look like right now? - xoxo darling, Hayden
All pins can be found here.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spring in Texas

Spring has officially sprung in Texas. It's amazing; on my walks it seemed like one day it was brown then the next day it was incredibly green. This past weekend my little family went to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - if you haven't been you need to go - and took some photos amongst the Bluebonnet blooms. I don't think I've ever seen this many and I attribute it to our really nasty days that have been going on this spring. I've hated them but if that is what we get out of it, I'm happy. 
The Bluebonnets have got me thinking about how much I'm going to miss Texas. If you don't know already, I plan to move away after college but I'm going to miss the vast rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, the Bluebonnets blooming each spring, the cold waters of Barton Springs and the way Amy's Ice Cream melts on your hand in the summer. Texas has been so good to me and it is going to be so hard to let it go. I think this has made me really think about moving back here to start my family and grow old. It truly can be the best state in the Union and I've loved my four years of living here. I'll also miss the two people in these photos, they've been lovely - xoxo darling, Hayden.
Me: PulloverJeans
Bailey: Jacket, Shirt, Pants
Marcus: ShirtHat
Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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