my mid-week wine-n-dine

Well, not exactly 'wine-n-dine', but better!

Mr. V!ck and I headed to the city Wednesday night to see Explosions in the Sky at TipiTina's

"Hailing from the sultry metropolitan landscape of Austin, TX, Explosions In The Sky are some of the most sincere folks you will ever meet. Aside from being nice guys, they play some of the most passionate, powerful instrumental music you will ever hear. Equal parts romance and tragedy, their beautiful melodies have the tendency to ignite into head-spinning walls of noise. Easily one of the most intense live bands ever, their sound proves to be every bit as triumphant as their name implies." [read more]

This is just a taste of E.I.T.S.
"Your Hand in mine" (which played at our wedding <3 )

Their (EITS) songs tend to be lengthy, so please give yourself some time to listen and enjoy.

Have a good end of the week, lovelies... muah.

Mrs. V!ck


Patio Transformation.....COMPLETE!

FINALLY!!!  After spending our entire summer working on our patio space, it's DONE!

Mr.V!ck completed the staining 

And I helped my mom make the cushions {because I can't sew}


And when we pull the curtains open, we can view the dining area behind

And here's the fun part...

Why not a little mood lighting?

I can't wait to have my pals over for some vino on the patio!!

Mrs. V!ck


so.... no beach trip for me afterall :(

Thanks to a little something called TROPICAL STORM LEE!

After reviewing the radar all day Thursday and Friday...and again on Saturday (hoping*) we made the decision that this weekend would not be the best time to take a beach trip :(

{I live right around where it's ORANGE, and I was hoping to vacation in the lime green area}

{a little better view of the mess I was about to get myself into this weekend}

{think this guy got a tan over the weekend?}
*images found via Google; sources unknown*

So instead, I packed my beach gear and headed to my bestie's house

There, she had set up a "beach" for us to enjoy from home, complete with:
  • the Gulf (lukewarm water in her huge bathtub)
  • lounge chairs and towels
  • the latest fashion mags
  • a bucket of iced down beers
  • and beach tunes
Unfortunately, (and perhaps a good thing) these are the only photos I have to show for this:

(Heidi enjoying the "beach" with us}

The rest are just randoms. I blame the shots of tequila!

But, there was a good side to all of this. 

First, and foremost, I got to hang out with my bestie, her man and my man! Yaay! Good times.

Also, LSU kicked some Duck butt Saturday's always good when your team wins the first game of the season!

I promise to post pix of our {finished} patio soon.....I've just been so busy.

Have a great day, people!

Mrs. V!ck