Our First Apartment ?

We’ve been going a million miles an hour for the past month, and it’s been hard to catch our breath. I’m turning in our keys for our Dallas apartment today and instead of cleaning the walls like I should, I am finding myself laying on the floor feeling flooded with emotions. 

Everyone keeps asking me if I’m sad to leave Dallas. I am sad because of all the wonderful people I’ve met, but I’ve been too busy to feel any sadness yet. That is, until now. I am laying here in an empty apartment not wanting to leave all of a sudden. But it’s an apartment- not a living thing, so why am I all of a sudden feeling like this? 

I’ve lived four places in Dallas over the past 3.5+ years of living here, and I’ve never felt sad to move once- in some cases I’ve ran out the door never looking back. ? Actually, though. 

So I’m just over here trying to figure out my feelings about this & I think this is why- Three years ago this month I was invited to a dinner party at this very complex. I walked in not thinking much of it then, but I was about to meet my future husband for the first time. This is also the place where we started dating and had our real first kiss. We ended up moving to the same complex after we got married to start eternity together. As I look around the empty rooms, memories from each room seem to come to life. 

This spot will always hold a special place in our hearts. ? 

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

Happy Birthday, Blondeography! ?


Happy Birthday, Blondeography! ? It has been a wonderful year full of learning, loving, and discovering. I just wanted to say thank you to you all for your love & support. Shout-out to my husband who has become a photographer! 

I’ve loved all of your likes, comments, shares, & love. ? This has been such a great first year, and I’m excited to see where this next year takes us! I have learned so much from others & find other people’s lives so inspiring.

Here’s to creating good things & inspiring each other!

XOXO,

Alyse from Blondeography