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This past Saturday was the seventh annual Jammin' Jams Fruit and Nut Tree Adoption at The Pearl. Basically, every year the City of San Antonio's Parks and Recreation department gives away trees to whoever shows up. Unfortunately, I arrived too late and all of the trees were gone. But, I stayed for the weekly farmer's market, which was so incredible. I had always wanted to check it out but never got around to it.

One of the best things about the farmer's market was all of the DOGS. Literally, there were dogs everywhere! I was obsessed.

 It really is so awesome that every Saturday and Sunday all of these booths come out and bring local produce and products to the community. There was everything from coffee and homemade tortillas to jams and homegrown vegetables.


No event at The Pearl is complete without some sort of music. As soon as you entered the market, you could hear an acoustic guitar and soon saw a local singer-songwriter performing in the middle of the closed-off street. If you ventured past the booths, there was also an extremely talented musician near The Pearl Stable.

Next year I will definitely make sure that I arrive earlier so I can be a proud owner of a City of San Antonio fruit tree!

I decided to take full advantage of the gorgeous and extremely typical January weather (at least for Texas) and went hiking at McKinney Falls State Park.

And of course I had to take a picture of this adorable golden!

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Happy Friday, everyone! I've been seriously struggling today. I started actually trying the workouts that I pin and let me tell you, it's been brutal. I tried this seemingly simple arm workout this week and my arms are so sore I cry a little inside everytime I bend them. But, other than being stupid sore and alternating between green tea and black coffee for my recent meals (kidding, kind of) I did a mini-shoot with Karissa! We went to The Pearl at golden hour yesterday and I'm pretty much obsessed with how it turned out. 

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I seriously cannot believe how fast the holidays blew by (and 2016 in general.) I have so many questions: number one, how are we already in 2017? Number two, why does Texas never have winter for more than one weekend? Besides my not posting for THREE MONTHS, I have had a pretty incredible holiday season. I was able to go to Dallas for Christmas and spent the beginning of the new year going to as many state parks as I could (hiking is my new obsession and most serious resolution.) I was also able to spend this past holiday weekend with my youngest sister, Meg. At the end of my visit, I dragged her and our dog, Bear (who was a horrible assistant but so cute) out for a 15 minute shoot.  

The first thing I want to point out is how freaking gorgeous are her eyes? Like so unreal. Blue eyes run in my family, but Meg has always had the bluest eyes.

Pro-Tip: Don't bring your dog on a photoshoot, he will whine until you pay attention to him and stop taking photos (or at least mine did.)

Last weekend the weather in Dallas was INSANE. It was in the low 40's and there was constant Twilight Zone fog literally everywhere for Friday and Saturday. Then, on Sunday we had thunderstorms and a chance of tornadoes (honestly, what's new?) Monday was absolutely gorgeous, which worked out for these pictures and my five-hour trip back home. So, you know just super typical Texas "all four seasons in one weekend" weather.

I'm almost 100% positive that I have taken enough pictures of Meg (in just the time she's been in high school) to fill 12 scrapbooks. But, she enables me so who's really at fault here?

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