"If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose."
-Bishop T.D. Jakes

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Follow Along

Hi friends! I hope you're all having a perfect week! I have thought all day today that it's Wednesday until I realized that I have to work, oops! (and tomorrow is FRIDAY! YAY) And that also means, ONE WEEK UNTIL SPRING BREAK....Happy happy happy Hannah :) 

The week before spring break is always craaaaaay so today's post is going to be short and sweet! (and I should be getting ready for work right now) You should follow along with me through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Ruzzle, and/or Uptown Rustic! Don't be ashamed to follow all ;) 

Ruzzle: hannahkheres
Uptown Rustic

xoxo, hannah

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sorry i'm NOT sorry

YAY for a link up! Today i'm linking up with Sara, Kaitlyn, Staci, and Katelyn

Sorry i'm not sorry that I have road rage. I hate getting behind slow people (drive the speed limit or faster people), a yellow light means drive faster, and I always think the person next to me at a red light is trying to race me (I normally win...I think my parents are regretting getting me car with turbo). 

Sorry i'm not sorry that i'm ADD and can be extremely scatter brained sometimes. 

Sorry i'm not sorry that i'm really impatient. Waiting in line at the store and red lights drive me crazy! This also brings out my control freak tendencies sometimes, oops.  

Sorry i'm not sorry that I always think i'm right. I mean I am 99% of the time anyway, HA! 

Sorry i'm not sorry that i'm obsessed with the Bachelor (or maybe just Sean), monograms, pinterest, taking pictures, and online shopping. 

Sorry i'm not sorry that I can't handle being around drunk people when i'm sober...that's why i'm normally not sober! Oh and pretending like you're drunk when you're not? Yeah, not cool at all. 

Sorry i'm not sorry that I procrastinate like no ones business....only with school assignments and studying though. If I need to go shopping, I sure as hell am not gonna procrastinate! 

Sorry i'm not sorry that I get tired of hearing your boy drama and pointless stories. I mean we all have bad days and problems but hearing about it every.single.day can be a huge beating! I love you but I don't wanna hear about Susie's (who I don't even know or care to know) boyfriend and how he is ugly and that she just got out of a relationship and that he's just using her and that she's just using him for money...yeah, you get the point!

Sorry i'm not sorry that I live by the motto "YOLO" except on the days when i'm being really lazy and don't want to do anything! So basically, I do what I wantttttttt! 

Man, I feel like I just complained and talked about myself way too much....sorry i'm not sorry ;) hehe! 

xoxo, hannah

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Not gonna lie: Bachelor Edition

Not gonna lie, I was a little stressed out watching the Bachelor last night! I was so sad to see AshLee go home last night until I saw her crazy eyes come out when she didn't get the rose. That minute of silence during the rose ceremony when Sean was picking between Catherine and AshLee was seriously the longest minute of my life. I couldn't imagine being them though...pretty sure I would have passed out! 

Not gonna lie, i'm kinda sad that the Bachelor is coming to an end soon. I love my dates with Sean every Monday night ;) The Tierra Show Women Tell All is probably going to be pretty dramatic but I can't wait to see AshLee and Sean talk! 

Not gonna lie, AshLee's boobs were out and about last night and i'm surprised Sean sent them her home! Maybe she will be the next Bachelorette?! 

Not gonna lie, I thought Lindsey was going to be sent home on the first night after she got out of the limo wearing a wedding dress and had a little too much to drink! "Kiss me Sean"! Yeah, definitely thought she was crazy but I really like her now. 

Not gonna lie, Sean has a tough decision! I can tell that Sean really likes Catherine but I feel like we don't see much of their relationship. I had no idea that she was going to be one of the last two! 

Happy Tuesday! I hope you have a perfect day :) 

xoxo, hannah

Monday, February 25, 2013

Uptown Rustic

Hi friends! So my mom and sister just recently started an adorable company called Uptown Rustic! They just made a Facebook page and it needs some love ;) I would reallllly appreciate it if you would go check it out and "like" it! Thanks so much, yall are the best :) 

xoxo, hannah

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Social

Today I am linking up with Ashley and Neely for the Sunday Social! 

1. Biggest middle school fashion mistake?
Hollister! That's literally all I wore. 
2. Who were your best friends in high school? Pictures? 
My bestest friend was/is Kourtney!
Hailey, Christy, and Chelsea aka the Mahckus girls ;)
 Beth, Kourtney, Korrin, Dahlia, Christy, Hailey, Katie, and Natalie
 Lexi and Hannah! 
3. What was a typical weekend like for you in high school?
Most weekends consisted of shopping, hanging out with my girls, talking about boys, going out to eat, prank calling people, school activities, and staying up late!
4. Did you have any boyfriends/girlfriends? Tell us about that.
I had boy-things but nothing serious or special. I tried to block that out of my memory, haha! 
5. Did you have any secret codes with your friends? Spill your secrets.
Oh, i'm sure we did but I can't really remember all of them. Also in 9th grade, we were obsessed with Mean girls, so we followed their outfit regimen..."on Monday, we wear pink".  We also had a notebook that we (there were like 7 of us) would write notes in to each other then we would pass it to each other during class periods. I'm sure there are plenty of other embarrassing things that I did too with my friends haha. 
6. If you could relive one day/moment/experience from middle school or high school, what would it be? 
Oh gosh, I don't know. I have a lot of good memories (and of course a few bad ones too) from middle school and high school! I guess I would choose to go back to one of the Mexico mission trips to Juarez that I went on in high school. I went with a few of my best friends from church and was in my happy place...I miss it so much!

It was so fun (and funny) to go back and think about middle school and high school days! I'm so thankful for all of the people I met, all of the things I got to experience, and for all of the wonderful memories that were made! 

xoxo, hannah

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I don't know about you, but I LOVE anything monogrammed....and I mean anything! I blame it on my mom because she had everything monogrammed for us when we were little! Here are a few examples of some of my favorite personalized things :) 

 [Gotta have my monogramed towels ;) ]

 [These letters are above our chalkboard wall in our living room...it's the first initial of each of my roommates names!]

 [I have a lifetime supply of personalized stationary and my spiffy monogram stamper with my return address]

 [Clearly I have too many monogramed bags...I have even more at home! And I love my bag for hanging clothes that I got for graduation!]
[Everyone's gotta have monogramed nike shorts, pocket tees, blankets, towel wraps, and scarfs!]

Now that I have focused on how many monogramed things I have, I have realized that I might have a little too much! Last time my parents came and visited, my dad decided that I had too much "hHk" in my room and not enough "pHm" (his initials), so he wrote his initials on sticky notes and put them all over my room haha! 

What are your favorite things to monogram? 

xoxo, hannah

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Better late than never?

Yes I know it's Thursday and almost the weekend again, but here is my recap from last weekend/this week :) I guess you could say life time has gotten away from me recently...but life is good, so I can't complain!

Thursday (Valentine's Day): Romantic dinner and lots of wine at Olive Garden with some of my best friends ;) followed by more wine drinking and Magic Mike after! I love these girls (and Alex) so much and loved spending the day with them! It was a wonderful day filled with love and gratefulness! 

Friday: Since I was out of town, (I went to visit my friends at Austin College...where I went to school before A&M) I got to sleep in some then I ran errands with Avani and Alex, lunch at my favorite place in Sherman, Kathleen's, baked cookies with Hailey and Emily, then we all started getting ready for a crazy night out in Uptown! We went to dinner at Velvet Taco then headed to Uptown....the rest is a little blurry. We all barely survived and had a great time though :)

Saturday: I slowly but surly made the drive back to College Station (I wasn't feeling so hot), ran some errands with Kourtney, then we had a best friend date and went to see Safe Haven! It wasn't what I expected at all but I loved it! 

Sunday-Wednesday: My sister and mom were in town from Sunday to Tuesday because my sister had a convention for work that she had to go to. We did a lot of shopping, drinking wine, laughing, and eating at yummy restaurants! I loved having them here for a few days :) On Wednesday I spent a lot of time studying at Mugwalls with Rachel then went to the Housing Fair on campus where we got free sunglasses, 9 tshirts, koozies, water bottle, cups, etc. (the bottom right picture of the collage shows some of the goodies) I mean, who doesn't love free things? I sure do :) 

Hopefully I won't get this behind again but hey, life happens! I hope you're having a great week so far and I can't believe tomorrow is already Friday again :) Oh happy day! 

xoxo, hannah

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Liebster Award

Sooo last week while I was out of town, two people nominated me for the Liebster award! Thank you so much "The S Chronicles" and "What's New Nini Kat"...yall are too sweet! I'm just going to combine the two and give you 11 facts about myself, answer both of their 11 questions, then ask 11 questions for the person I give the award to :)

1. List 11 facts about yourself. 
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you. 
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award. 
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate. 
5. Go to each bloggers pace and let them know about the award. 
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

1. I sleep with the fan on every single night, all year long.
2. I transferred from a small private liberal arts college my second semester of my sophomore year to Texas A&M. It was tough leaving all my best friends and going to a MUCH bigger school but i'm so glad that I followed my heart and my dreams.
3. I was within 2 feet of Jesse Metcalfe (one of my biggest celeb crushes) this past June and I almost passed out. 
4. I'm a very outgoing/people person but I sometimes need time to myself to think and get things done.
5. I'm a creature of habit.
6. I have the BEST family in the world. I honestly don't know what I would do without their support, laughter, honesty, love for God, and advice. They help me better myself every single day. 
7. I would monogram everything if I could ;)
8. I have a huge heart and am too trusting sometimes...which doesn't always work in my favor.
9. I always drive with my foot up...especially when I am in the car for a while. Not the safest thing to do but again....creature of habit, haha.
10. I love to travel and wish that it could be my job.
11. I started babysitting when I was in 5th grade and will never forget that day. I was a nervous wreck but it really made me mature and be responsible! It's an honor that the parents trust me enough to let me drive their kids around, keep them overnight, etc.

"The S Chronicles" Questions 
1. What are you most looking forward to this spring? Spring Break in a few weeks, being tan, new spring fashions, and patio weather! 
2. What is one item on your bucket list? Going to the airport and taking the next flight out! I know that it would kind of be a red flag now with security but I WILL make it happen :) 
3. Who would play you in the movie version of your life? Tina Fay...I only hope to be as funny as her though!
4. If you could spend a holiday in a specific city (e.g.: Valentine's Day in Paris or St. Patrick's Day in Dublin), which holiday would you choose & where would you spend it? Valentine's Day or Christmas in Paris sounds amazing! I also love Christmas in New York and can't wait to go back again this December! 
5. What was the last book you read? Currently reading 50 Shades Freed :O
6. What did you want to be when you were little (e.g.: a ballerina or a doctor)? A mommy...not even kidding haha!
7. If you could trade closets with anyone, who would it be? This is so hard but I guess I would say Jennifer Aniston because I feel like she can pull off anything!
8. Where is the most interesting place you've ever been to? I've traveled a lot of places but I guess I would say that swimming with Sting Rays in the Grand Cayman Islands was one of the most interesting :) 
9. What jewelry do you wear on a daily basis? I wear my David Yurman ring and the diamond ring that my mom gave me everyday, and I normally throw in my Tory Burch earrings and Marc Jacobs watch. 
10. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate? Coffee 
11. What is your biggest pet peeve? Smacking. I seriously can't handle it. Bad eating habits disgust me!! 

"What New Nini Kat" Questions 
1. How did you come up with the name of your blog? My friend Kourtney and I were driving to Dallas one weekend and it randomly popped in my head!
2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Mint Chocolate Chip.
3. What age would you go back to, if you could? Hmm probably 5 (Kindergarten age) because you have no responsibilities and get to just color and play house all day :)
4. Who is your favorite style icon? I don't really have just one favorite...it changes often!
5. If you won 1000 dollar shopping spree for one webiste, where would you spend it? Nordstrom
6. What is your most hated fashion trend? Chacos sandals!
7. Would you have more fun designing shoes or clothing? Definitely clothing!
8. Would you rather fight a horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses? I guess I would say a horse sized duck because there would only be one? But that sounds pretty awful!
9. What is your favorite website to pass time? Pinterest
10. Name your favorite Blogger or Youtuber? Emily @ Life with Emily
11. Do you feel the weather where you live gets in the way of your outfit choices? YES! Texas weather is AWFUL! I have to check the weather every morning before I get dressed for the day. 

My Questions
1. What is your worst habit?
2. What is your go-to store for clothes?
3. What is your favorite thing to have monogramed?
4. What was your first job?
5. Would you rather go out with friends or have a nice/calm night in?
6. How long does it take you to get ready in the mornings?
7. If you won a free trip for you and one person, where would you go and who would you invite?
8. What do you do to relax?
9. If you have a smart phone then what is your favorite app?
10. Beer, liquor, or wine?
11. What is your most prized possession? 

Staci @ High Cotton Blog  

I hope you all have the BEST hump day ever :) 

xoxo, hannah

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Breck Ski Trip

Here are some pictures from my wonderful trip to Breckenridge, Colorado with my family :) We did a lot of skiing of course, went to the Breckenridge Brewery and Breckenridge Distillery, shopped, ate yummy breakfasts every day at the Blue Moose Cafe, hot tubbed, and went to some of the best restaurants in Breck! 

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LOVES :) I'm so thankful for all the Valentines in my life <3 I hope you all have a perfect day filled with lots of love! 

xoxo, hannah

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Getting back into the swing of things after my skiing vacation is kicking me in the butt! I was gone from Wednesday-Tuesday (a recap will hopefully be posted tomorrow) skiing in Breckenridge with my family which has now left me sore, exhausted, and with a long to-do list! It was SO worth it though...we had a great time and I miss it already. 

While I was gone, I got nominated for many blogging awards (which is an honor!!), so I am going to start with the first one from Sara at Pearls and Curls! 

If nominated for this award, you must include a link in your blog to the person/blog that nominated you. You must also answer some questions about yourself, nominate fellow bloggers, link their blogs in your post, and inform them that they have been nominated.

Who is your favorite philosopher? I don't really have a favorite philosopher, but if God counts then he's my favorite! I don't know what I would do without his love, acceptance, and guidance. 
What is your favorite number? 5! That's what number I always was in soccer, basketball, and softball! 
What is your favorite animal? My chocolate lab, Scout :) 
What are your Facebook and Twitter? I'm not a big twitter person but I do have one (@hannahkatexoxo) and you can find me on facebook here
What is your favorite time of the day? The time when I can sit and relax after a long day! 
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas!! I am slightly obsessed with Christmas and love everything about it...the giving, family time, and celebrating Jesus! 
What is your favorite physical activity? Skiing! 
What is your favorite non-alcohoic drink? Coke Zero...although I am trying to get better about not drinking it so often! 
What is your favorite flower? Tulips! 
What is your passion? I would have to say that my passions are children and serving others. I used to go on mission trips every year, if not multiple times a year, to Juarez, Mexico and that was my happy place. We built cinderblock houses, served others, shared the love of God, and spent time with the precious little kids. I wish it wasn't so dangerous there so that I could go more often but hopefully I will be able to go again soon! Children are also a passion of mine and have been since I was a little girl. I worked in the nursery at my church for years, babysat, and have worked at many preschools over the years. All of the little kids I babysit make my heart so happy and I love seeing them all grow up! 

Now for the nominations......
Madeline @ My Name is Madeline

I hope you all have a perfect hump-day and hopefully I will get my act together and post about my skiing trip tomorrow! Oh and thanks to everyone for all the sweet comments and for following me :) It means a lot! 

xoxo, hannah

Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow bunny

We're having an amazing time in Breckenridge!! It was a perfect day on the slopes today and now we're rehydrating with alcohol ;) I'll do a full recap of our Breck tip next week!

For now, follow me on Instagram for pictures :) @hannahkheres

xoxo, hannah

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Home Sweet Home

I can't believe it's Wednesday...I feel like so much has happened since I posted yesterday! I was planning on blogging some about the Bachelor last night but i'm sure you don't want to hear me talk about how crazy Tierra is since we all know that already ;) And poor Sarah :( My heart broke for her!

Now to today! (It feels so weird writing this from my bed at home...I feel like I haven't been here in forever) After finishing homework and packing up, I made the 3 hour (a little less than) trek back to Dallas! 
My sweet Memaw lives south of Dallas (my parents live north of Dallas) so I decided to stop and see her on my way into town! My heart broke a little bit when I walked in and she didn't recognize me right away. I almost felt like running off and breaking down but I sucked it up...I mean she is 91, this is normal...right? Ugh, short term memory loss is such a terrible thing!! It just took her a minute for it to click that I was there to visit her then she kept telling everyone that her "Aggie grand daughter Hannah" was there to visit her, haha! We walked to the coffee shop and talked and laughed for a bit...her happiness and spirit makes my heart so happy! Literally everything is perfect in her eyes and she is constantly smiling!! I can only hope that I will be anything like her when I am 91! 
(The whole iPhone thing kind of threw her for a loop haha and of course she was talking during the picture!)

The rest of the day was spent shopping with my mom and sister (and hearing the news that they are starting a "rags to riches" type company...more on that later!) and then home tonight for a home cooked dinner, catching up with my parents, and relaxing! There really is nothing like home...even if i'm only here for less than 24 hours! 

I hope you all have a great rest of your week because you probably won't hear from me until Tuesday when I get back from skiing in Colorado (we fly out tomorrow)! Be looking for my trip recap at some point next week :) 

xoxo, hannah

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bachelor Babble

I don't have much to say about last night other than the fact that Tierra (and her eyebrow) is 100% CRAZY! Girl has got to go! And it's so obvious that the producers are just keeping her around for drama...especially after seeing the previews for tonight's episode! I don't know about you, but keeping her around makes me not want to watch the show instead of watching it more (but of course I will keep watching)! AshLee, Sarah, and Des are still my favorites and I LOVED Sarah's puffer vest that she wore last night! Here's to hoping that tonight's episode isn't all about Tierra-able! 
On another note, I am having the HARDEST time staying motivated today!! I'm flying out to go skiing on Thursday and I have so much to do before then but NO motivation!! I'm hoping my Erin Condren planner, Fat free Nutella Frappe, Sharpie Pens, and my MacBook get my butt in gear! My to-do list seems to be never ending but it feels so good to check things off! 
What gets you motivated?! I'd love some tips :) 

Happy Tuesday! 

xoxo, hannah

Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend Update

Wow, I feel like I haven't blogged in forever! This little thing called life has kind of taken over! 

Thursday: I got to cuddle with the sweet little boy I babysit because he was sick :( My friend Loren came into town, zumba kicked my butt (as usual), and then we started the weekend early by celebrating Thirsty Thursday at Northgate!  

    Friday: Since my friend Loren was here, we slept in (after going to bed at 5 am the night before), ran errands, and prepared our bodies for going out again that night! 
    Saturday: Another day of sleeping, coffee shop studying, running errands, and going out! 

    Sunday: The craziness of the weekend had finally hit me and I wasn't feeling too hot! I spent a lot of time studying, doing laundry, watched the Super Bowl (Beyonce Bowl) with my roommates, and then tried and failed at going to bed early! 

Wow, I just realized that I spent that past 4 days going out (and staying up until at least 5am) and then recovering from going out the night before! College graduation is getting close and i'm in denial....I never want to leave!!! 

If you're a Bachelor watcher then make sure you come back for my recap of the show tonight :) 

xoxo, hannah