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DK Royal Stadium TCU @ UT 11/22 Austin, TX

This was the second consecutive thanksgiving holiday spent away from my family.  Last year, I was in Arizona and missed all the holidays and a few family weddings.  Although I chose to be away from them this year (I went to the TCU @ UT game), I was sad to not share in the feasting day and football watching with the family.  I did however, get to spend some great time with the boyfriend, hang out with friends from school and watch my FROGS dominate the ‘Horns.  Honestly, it was a great weekend especially considering last year’s circumstances.

Some things from the weekend:

Boyfriend and I stayed at the Hotel Casulo in Austin.  A friend recommended it to me and we got a great deal on  I’m particular to the SFA InterContinental in Austin because the rooms are HUGE! But I really liked Casulo and would probably stay there again.  Located just south of downtown, it was easy to get around with a quick hop on to I35.

On game day, we hung out with some college friends of mine who I don’t get to see very often.  Tripp and I both love college football so I was happy to share the experience with him.  We joined my good friend at his tailgate then went to Scholz’s to meet up with my old roommate and her family.  I hadn’t seen Wendy in almost two years which is ridiculous.  My artistic roommate moved to NYC after graduation and is pursuing her dream which, is amazing.  Check out some of her photos: Wendy13ird.  We had a great time with her and her family.

Tripp, Me & Mr. B (Wendy’s dad)
Tripp & I cheering on the FROGS

Then…it was game time.  The Frogs battled the Horns in a great game, and ended up winning! I was so excited and exhausted from the day that I think I was a little delirious by the end of the game.  We had a great time and I’m so happy for my Frogs.

Tripp and I spent the rest of the weekend taking it easy, spending some needed quality time together, doing some shopping and celebrating my upcoming birthday.  The boy even bought me a gorgeous Michael Kors watch.

I could not be more thankful for this wonderful Thanksgiving.  It was exactly what I needed…GO FROGS!


What were your favorite moments of Thanksgiving?


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With A Thankful Heart

There is much to be thankful for this year, and Thanksgiving is a terrific way to recognize such things.  I believe that in the midst of our daily hustle and bustle, we overlook the little things in life.  I once tried to do a 21-day “attitude of gratitude” list, I shamefully got up to day seven or eight and quit.  We get caught up in running around trying to do everything at once that we forget to sit back and relax, and take it all in.  I typically try to always thank God for all He’s done in my life but it’s more than that.  It’s the barista who serves me coffee, the receptionist at the office, the grocer at the store and the ones closest to us that we graze over on a daily basis.

This year I am extremely thankful.  Two thousand twelve has been my toughest year yet, and I acknowledge and appreciate what I have been through but, I am definitely ready to ring in the New Year.    What better way to do so than take a look at what all we’re thankful for this year (which is a great segway into my soon-to-be series of 2012 in review).  A lot of people have been posting a “what they’re thankful for” each day in November so I give you my compressed version of that.

I am thankful for:

  • The love and support of my family and friends (this year hasn’t been the easiest on them either.)
  • Everyone who has lovingly welcomed me into their life
  • All those who made an impact in my life  (especially this year)
  • AA, fellowship, sobriety
  • Pinterest (we would still be sticking to our old recipes and have no cool DIY projects)
  • Opportunities in life
  • DVR
  • Birthday Presents
  • Widespread Panic back on tour 😀
  • Tickets to the TCU @ UT game on Thanksgiving (GO FROGS GO!)
  • My lil Honda Accord (it gets me to and fro)
  • MY SUPER ADORABLE NIECE (who is my world)
  • My loving English Springer Spaniel, Riley
  • All of you!

I hope everyone has a terrific Thanksgiving holiday! Enjoy your family and friends, and all the wonderful things in your life.  Eat your heart out (holidays are the best time to ease up on your diet). Enjoy the food you eat, and be thankful for having a meal.  This Thanksgiving I’ll be cheering on my Horned Frogs in Austin.  I’ll be sure to write about that later, and of course I’ll be posting pics on Instagram so follow me at cbruni.


What are you thankful for?

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Hello, Howdy, Hola…Welcome All!

This is my third time attempting to write and successfully continue to develop a blog.  Third times a charm, right? My first blog was for family & friends while studying abroad, to share my experiences and journeys. Post-college and unemployed, I attempted to develop a blog about my job search which I felt like I should not have been writing at the time. Let’s face it; who wants to share failures of rejection?  But here we are, attempt number three and, I am hoping that this one will last. I have things to say, you may not like them, agree or care but, I will tackle this head on. Facing my fears, one blog post at a time.

In a recent conversation with my mom, we talked about fear.  Mostly how I let my fears stop me from doing things in my life.  I am so fearful of the unknown. This is funny ‘cause I made a HUGE life change this past year.  But, my fears are real, rational or not, they are present and they take up too much room in my life. So, I am on a journey to tackle my fears.  Before the New Year begins, I’d like to preface my blog with my fears in order to overcome them. I am committing 2013 to being FEARLESS!  And I’m giving you, my very loyal and loveable readers the opportunity to hold me accountable for it all. So let me break it down for you.

  1. Fear of writing a blog: No one will read it; no one will think it’s cool. People will judge me. I don’t have anything clever or witty to say. I won’t follow through.
  2. Fear of writing a book: I have no right to write a book. No one will read it, think it’s cool, profound, etc.
  3. Fear of moving: I won’t be happy.
  4. Fear of going after the things I want (ie. Job): I won’t get it; I’m not qualified/good enough.
  5. Fear of telling it like it is: People judge…. I judge.
  6. Fear of being all bark and no bite: It’s easier to say than do.
  7. Fear of spiders: Hmm I don’t know if that will change. I’m ridiculously scared of spiders.
  8. Fear of heights: I’ve developed a slight fear of heights.  As a kid I was willing to do anything but now, my feet get all tingly and stuff, this needs to stop.
  9. Fear of change: Personal, physical, professional….change is scary.
  10. Fear of failure: Not so much failing, but will I get back up?
  11. Fear of being alone: Not falling in love, getting married, starting a family, etc.
  12. Fear of not following through: Not accomplishing what I set out for myself and always wondering “what if?”

So there it is. Some of my fears, some of the things I’d like to accomplish. I’d like to say that this blog is going to be all about tackling my fears but let’s face it; I love movies, music, food, fashion, and my dog so you’ll hear a lot about that too.


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