On Fridays I Smile - Week in review 5.25.12

I've been posting pics of things that have made me smile on Sundays for just over a year. I love sharing daily snapshots of my everyday life with you. But I'm not sure how many of you actually catch up on blogs over the weekend. So I've decided to start sharing my smiles on Friday, when y'all  have the chance to drop by.

So here we go...

On Friday I smile.

I share these moments with you. 


It's already sweltering here in Dallas, so on Tuesday I decided to escape the heat with a trip to the Dallas Museum of Art to see an exhibit on art of the twenties. Among the painting and sculpture, there was an instructional film clip from the mid-twenties introducing people to the rotary phone, and teaching them how to use it. It's hard to believe rotary telephones were once considered so technologically advanced.

Rad El Camino parked outside the Goodwill outlet in Sherman. The fact that the owner named it the Royal Knight makes it even more awesome.

Bruno Magli snakeskin and leather pumps, snapped up at Goodwill for fifty cents. You'd better believe I smiled BIG that day.

I took my kids to McKinney Trade days last week, where I drooled over antique furniture and housewares and my kids ate corn dogs and fried pie made by little Amish ladies and we all felt infinitely better about ourselves.

Last night I attended the inaugural event for the Dallas Blogger Society with my friend Metsy. I dropped my business card into a fishbowl and won a gorgeous pair of Kendra Scott earrings, which thrilled me because 1) I have never won anything in my ENTIRE LIFE, and 2) I love earrings. I also drank a Russian Mule (a cocktail comprised of vodka, simple syrup, ginger beer and lime juice) served in a copper mug. It was divine.

Now it's your turn. 

What were the best parts of your week? Leave a comment and share your smiles!

Photos taken with Instagram: dresscourage


  1. I love me a good Friday Happy Hour! Cheers! (clink! clink!) This week was crazy, hugely, INSANELY busy!! In school-world we had senior ceremonies up the wazoo. Three on Monday, three on Tuesday, and one special education one on Wednesday that made me cry happy/sad tears. A dear teacher friend passed away unexpectedly right at the start of this school year. Her husband created an award to honor her spirit and one of my very special students won it. I was a complete tear-filled wreck. It was awesome! Edwinia smiled down on us all for sure. Today was Graduation practice and all of our seniors were here dressed in their best looking wide-eyed and serious. I hugged myself out and loved them up. I get all mushy over these kids at the end of the year. It is so sweet to see them on the very cusp of childhood/adulthood though. Best part of my job. Happy weekend!

  2. I love Moscow Mules. My mom introduced me to them when I was a bartender so that I could make them for her. She even has a couple of sets of the copper mugs. They're perfect for summer - so refreshing!

  3. Wow those Bruno Magli shoes are awesome, what an amazing bargain!

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

  4. It looks like you've had an amazing week and it is long past time that you won something. Amazing shoe find and what a great outing with your kids.

  5. I love your words! You are an amazing writer :)


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