Rockwall Lighthouse 


Venice, Italy or Rockwall, Texas? Who knew that this cute little place existed? Nick’s company does a summer retreat every year outside of Dallas. This year, we stayed right on the lake in Rockwall at the Hilton. It was a gorgeous hotel with a big pool and a view of the lake. This cute little lighthouse was out behind it, so of course we went and explored.

At night, we did a dinner cruise out on the lake, which departed from this little dock. It was so fun! We watched the sunset, ate, talked with Nick’s friends, & listened to country music. It was such a fun experience.

So I’m linking my outfit down below. I love my new hat! 😍 …and I’ll probably be wearing it a ton. Hope y’all have a great Sunday. We are off to church to teach our little 7-8 year olds! 😊

XOXO,

Alyse

Respect the Captain


Lake Powell is a hidden gem in the southwest United States. It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. No one in Texas has ever heard of it, and to be completely honest- I’m not mad about it…. more lake for me!

We arrived late Friday night & got to stay until Tuesday. The lake is over 200 miles long and has more shoreline than the California coast. There are red rocks everywhere and endless slot canyons to explore. Amidst all of Lake Powell’s beauty, I think m favorite things are the stars at night. Because it is out in the middle of nowhere, there is very little pollution. Therefore, you can see even the tiniest of stars in the sky. It’s truly remarkable. 

If you’re flying to Lake Powell, Page, AZ has a small airport. Otherwise, you would need to fly into PHX or LAS. The drive is about 4 hours from each. We flew into Salt Lake, which is just under a 6-hour drive, but well worth the lake. I can’t wait to show you more photos in upcoming posts.

Also, my dad has this amazing Captain hat that I took it upon myself to wear. 😂 Respect your captain! ⚓️

XOXO,

Alyse

Cactus Wall 🌵


Okay how adorable is this wall?! I saw this and knew I needed to go find it. 🌵 Linnea & I realized that we had hit our 3 year Friendaversary on Facebook this week, so we set off to find the wall to celebrate.

This fun mural is located a few blocks away from Emporium Pies in the Bishop Arts district of Dallas. In fact, if you are facing Emporium Pies & you look to your right, you can see it. It’s so fun & pretty. Not pictured in this post- the scary armadillo and bunny that were part of the mural. 😂

We took fun pictures and then headed to Emporium Pies to obviously eat pie for breakfast. It was a great date.

Oh and I love how comfortable, lightweight, and  cute this chambray midi is! Perfect for a Texas  summer. I’m putting links down below in case you want to be as comfortable as me. They’re on sale, too. For under $20. 😋 Ugh. I think I may need to get the other one now, too…

XOXO,

Alyse