Sunday, April 6, 2014

Belk Galleria Opening

Hello Everyone!

Last Thursday, I was able to attend an amazing event at the new Belk opening at Galleria Mall.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Belk Galleria teamed up to host a fabulous night of shopping, fashion, and fun with a special appearance by Hayden Panettiere of Nashville and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading squad.

As I pulled up to valet, I was already in awe of the amazing evening-wear the models were wearing outside of the store. 

Hayden P was fabulous! She is such a humanitarian and ambassador for charity, I was really glad I got to hear her speak.

The fashion show was incredible, I have never been a big Belk shopper, but I am definitely going to consider it now after seeing their evening gown line, all the dresses were to die for!

After the fashion show, we got to see a performance by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

I wore my black party skirt with an oldie but goodie white JS top

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Hope y'all had a great weekend, 
~Mrs. S

Monday, March 31, 2014

My Weekend in Photos


Design and Dine event at Classic BMW in Plano

Fashion show by Abi Ferrin

How adorable was this Hendrick's set up!

Fabulous ladies


Pescado a la Gloria for dinner at Gloria's


Shopping for plants to do yard work

Benji's 3rd birthday at Shenaniganz

My niece Jaylee and Benji in the middle


Dinner after a long day of yard work
Chicken fajitas, lobster cake, jalapeno and guacamole dip and Lemonade

~Mrs. S

Friday, March 14, 2014

Five on Friday

1. Today is my last day off for Spring Break. Sure I still have the weekend, St Patty's Day no less, but wah!

2. I had the best time at 2 events I attended yesterday. Culture Map Social was kind enough to gift me 2 tickets to their event at The Woolworth last night, I won the tix on FB, and it was a blast!

Goodie Bag pic, not sure why the left and right are different, but I will take it!

Awesome live band

Delish Treats

And Kendra Scott swag, from my goodie bag!

The second event was my fabulous duo of friends who hosted a blogger meet up at Pouf in Mockingbird Station, again it was so much fun!

Havin' fun

Fab ladies

My fav's

FitStyled and other bloggers

I got my hair braided, met new bloggers and had so much fun catching up with these girls!

3. I redid my powder room downstairs, I am so proud of it!

This is basically the gist, I wish I had a before, but really it was just a dark brown color on all 4 walls AND the ceiling, it was so dark and ugly, now its bright and beautiful!

4. My doggie was in a Bed Bath and Beyond Ad, well maybe not my Paisers, but a dog that looks just like her is...

How cute it this?!

5. The weather has been beyond perfect, I even went to the gym yesterday and forgot how much I missed it, I hadn't been in a while...

Hope you all had a great week, 
till next time.

~Mrs. S

Sunday, February 16, 2014

2 Weekend Updates

Hi Everyone!

I am relaxing on my couch and wondering how yet another great Valentine's Day has come and gone, and realizing that I had not blogged in a little while!

Let me catch y'all up on what I've been up to the past few weeks.

The month of February calls for orchestra recruiting season, so several of my evenings and Saturdays are reserved for local Middle School fiddle fairs, and it is so great getting kids to sign up for Viola.

Saturday evening, Michelle and I headed out to McKinney square and checked out the local live music scene, this Was Cadillac Room, very fun atmosphere

This past week has been all about Wrigley and a new T-shirt Target has out, it has a picture of my dog with cute glasses, and of course I got myself one and my student!

Last Thursday, my favorite fashion blogger Meredith and I treated ourselves to a night of mani's and Sprinkles cupcakes. We loved the amazing customer service of Nailicious Salon and I even braided my hair, I never get to do that!

There was candy, balloons and Cupcakes! 

Meredith looked amazing in her Express sequined skirt, she always goes all out on a cute theme!

Had such a great time, thanks for coming out Meredith!

Afterwards, I met up with my sister and her son for Pizza at Canne Rosso by White Rock Lake. Sebastian got his own cheese pizza, it was delicious!

For Valentine's, we decided on our favorite local French restaurant, Bonnie Ruth's. This place is seriously the best place to eat in Allen. The Mr. had his usual duck, I ordered the penne marsialle (penne with shrimp, calamari, and MUSSELS!) I ate all of it... and then had a delicious slice of red velvet cake, I also ate most of the Mr's Lemon cake 

These were  the roses I received from the Mr., and the candle on the right is from one of my students, as well as the chocolates :)

All in all, a great Valentine's Day. Next, Z's birthday!

Hope y'all have a fabulous week.

~Mrs. S

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Vivaldi Patron Circle 4th Annual MidWinter's Event

Hello Everyone!

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is always trying to reach new audience members and create new opportunities for classical music lovers to join and share their passion for music.

The Vivaldi Patron Circle does just that by offering young professionals in the Dallas area an opportunity to attend events throughout the year where a DSO musician usually plays and or a featured artist is introduced. This year, we had the privilege of being joined by the conductor of the DSO himself, Maestro Japp VanSweden, as well as violinist Eunicie Kim and ballet dancers from the Avant Chamber Ballet company. 

It was an exciting night as guests enjoyed lite bites and chocolate chip bread pudding (yes, and it was delicious) and mingled with fellow DSO supporters.

JT Reyna, Amy Espinoza, Michelle John, Maestro Japp VanSweden, and Kirsten Williams

Ballerina dancing to "The Swan" from Elgar's Carnival of the Animals

Eunice Kim, DSO violinist

Myself with Amy

DSO violist Ane Marie Hudson Brink and Kirsten Williams

It is always such a pleasure to be joined by world class musicians at Vivaldi events. 
These types of atmospheres eliminate the stigma of classical music and allow for younger audiences to share their passion for symphony music. If you are interested in joining Vivaldi Patron Circle, visit the DSO website and hope to see you at the next Vivaldi event!

~Mrs. S 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Weekend Update

Hello Blogging world!

I am so excited that we have no school tomorrow. 

It was a long week and even though we just had a nice two week long break, it is still nice to know that this week will go by much faster since there is no school Monday!

Last Tuesday, I convinced the Mr. to take me on a mid week date to the Winspear Opera House in downtown to see violinist David Garrett perform. This guy is a total babe and he plays amazing.

It was our first time at the Winspear and it was beautiful.

This really cool light installation rises into the ceiling when the shows are ready to begin.

The concert was unbelievable, he played music from all genres and even the Mr. was highly entertained! 

I couldn't see him up close during the concert since we were sitting so high up (nosebleed section), but this guy is super good looking!

I went with my thigh highs for this performance

Friday, I hosted the annual talent show at my school, which was awesome!

Saturday, we decided to make a re recipe from the new Food Network Magazine subscription my student gifted me and it was a huge success.

The Mr. and I both love seafood, so we made bouillabaisse. It took about 2 hours and it was a tad expensive, but so worth it!

This was the picture on the magazine, 

This was our version

We will definitely be making it again sometime!

Thank goodness the Mr. is good at following recipes.

Hope you all have a fabulous 3 day weekend!

~Mrs. S

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Weekend Update

Hello Bloggin World!

How's it going? 

As I get ready to wind down my Sunday and watch some much anticipated Girls, Revenge, and Real Housewives of Atlanta (dont judge) I wanted to update y'all on all things Simmonds.

After a long week back at school, I finally got to get out Friday evening. I joined my besties Amy and Michelle for a Fashionistas event at Fedora in downtown Dallas.

Before we left, I had a little photo session at Michelles trying to go for the "model look" hahahaha!

Fedora was full of fashion forward Dallasites

My girls!

The decided to conduct the fountain...

Great times were had and cute outfits were sported. 

Saturday night we went to see The Lone Survivor, ummm crazy.

All I can think is thank the Lord for the brave men and women who serve our country cause I would not be so willing to fall down the side of mountains and get shot at and such.

Today, my sisters came over and since I love to think I am a professional photographer sometimes, we had a little photo sesh at the park with her kids.

Here are some of my favorites...

Love my fam

Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!

~Mrs. S