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{who would have thought I’d find true Italian gelato in the middle of Texas}

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{absolutely loved our visit to Magnolia…unfortunately, no Chip or Joanna sightings}

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{whimsical seed packets spotted in an antique shop in Gruene, Texas}

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{what’s more Texan than a Saturday night at a rodeo}

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{sampled a lot of chips and queso this week, but the Gristmill River Restaurant had the best}

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{authentic horse rides at Stricker Trail Rides in Boerne, Texas}

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{enjoying a Texas-sized margarita along the San Antonio Riverwalk}

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{all things Texas spotted in this cute display}

Happy weekend!

We are home from our trip to Texas.  Loved our time there!  I’ll be sharing some blog posts about some of our experiences there in the near future…

friday’s favorites

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{so be honest…who rushed out to shop the Victoria Beckham line of clothing at Target last Sunday}

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{the bluebonnets have peaked, but the endless red poppy fields at Wildseed Farms totally made up for that}

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{I DONUT regret going to VooDoo Doughnuts…as yummy as they are creative}

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{come on…we’re in Texas, you have to visit the hole-in-the-wall chili place}

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{creative expression in Austin, Texas at Grafitti Park}

Happy weekend and enjoy the Easter weekend, everyone!

And if you want to keep up with our Texas adventures, you can follow Polka Dots and Picket Fences on Instagram (be sure to check out my Insta stories for all the fun escapades)!

friday’s favorites

favorites | polka dots and picket fences

My favorite things this week…

favorites | polka dots and picket fences

{roasted cauliflower with goat cheese from social gastropub}

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{what to do when they don’t have your favorite flavor?  try a new one…the pineapple express bubble tea did not disappoint}

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{eggs + colored dye = a creative evening with my daughters}

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{mother daughter pedicures}

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{pretty floral napkins}

Happy weekend!

Hope the springtime weather allows you to enjoy some outside time this weekend!!!

friday’s favorites

favorites | polka dots and picket fences

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{spring in bloom}

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{yes, this tea tastes as delightful as it smells}

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{a must see}

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{how adorable is this tackle box of spring baking accents}

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{spending lots of one-on-one time with this cutie…a staycation during her spring break since her older sister had school…don’t feel too bad for her, as we will be spring breakin’ during her sister’s vacation in a few short weeks}

Happy weekend, everyone!

friday’s favorites

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{Oh my goodness, have you heard about this new trend…ROLLED ICE CREAM!  So fun to watch them make it and even better to eat it!  We enjoyed this experience at the Creme Shack in Greenville, SC}  

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{took the advice from one of my friends during “tea talk” and tried this mascara…cute name, but an even better beauty product}

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{why is all the best food in the south…a Grits Bar, really?}

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{stumbling upon this painted brick wall}

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{enjoying a mom’s weekend with my Delta Gamma}

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{trying almost one of everything off the menu at The Anchorage, a small plate farm-to-table restaurant, with Audrey’s roommate and her mother…glad there were four of us eating all that deliciousness}

Happy weekend!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

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{seriously delicious, mouth-watering cookies from 17 second cookies}

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{Sunday brunch at Bleak House Coffee…can you say strawberry waffles with basil-infused whipped cream}

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{my latest Target dollar spot find…now if only we can find the SPRING weather}

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{the roasted vegetable salad at Calvino’s…no eggplant, please}

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{a trip to Boyd’s Retro Candy Store…who doesn’t love a pink castle filled with candy}

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{my friend made my day when she brought this to me…first thing ever embroidered with PD&PF on it}

Happy weekend!

I’ll be in Greenville visiting Audrey (and celebrating the Delta Gamma Founder’s Day with her) this weekend…looking forward to warmer temps after our snow this week!  You can follow along on our weekend adventures on Instagram…

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{raspberry chia fruit spread from World of Chia…yum}

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{striped blouse with chambray peplum detail…available in store at Anthropologie}

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{the new S’well bottles…a colorful collaboration between Lilly Pulitzer and Starbucks}

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{the Greek chicken sandwich at Zingo’s}

Happy weekend, everyone!

And keep reading to find out the details of a fun event I’m hosting…


Local friends…I have set the date for my next “Crafternoon” event!  Please join me at my home on Tuesday, April 4th at 11:30 to create a lovely floral arrangement (see pics below) for the upcoming spring season.  The cost of $70 will include all supplies and a light lunch.  Space is limited, and your advance payment will reserve your spot.  Hope you can join me!  

friday’s favorites

favorites | polka dots and picket fences

My favorite things this week…

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{a fun dinner at the Original Tony Packo’s…can’t believe we’ve lived in Toledo over 16 years and never been there}

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{Girls’ Night Out to celebrate a friend’s birthday}

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{need I say more…}

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{a talented “waffle-maker”}

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{catching up with a friend over some grits and chicken waffles}

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{loving these colors for spring…spied at Hobby Lobby}

Happy weekend, everyone!

friday’s favorites

favorites | polka dots and picket fences

My favorite things this week…

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the sausage potato crepe at Tandem

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the mimosa fried chicken biscuit at Biscuit Head

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family time spent touring the Biltmore Estate

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all, and I do mean alllll the chocolate confections at French Board Chocolates

You might have noticed that I sort of ate my way through the Carolinas last weekend…so easy to do while you are in the south!  I think (or hope, anyway) I made up for it by doing five Orange Theory classes this week.

Happy weekend, everyone!

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Hollywood style pizza from Pizza Fire

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whimsical black and white striped bikini with emoji patches

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a lovely bouquet of spring tulips

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“squeezing” in time for dessert at Georgio’s on Valentine’s Day

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trying a new fitness class at Orange Theory

Happy weekend!

Our family has a fun weekend ahead of us…we are visiting Audrey in Greenville, SC and then exploring Asheville, NC together!  You can check out our adventures on my Instagram page.  Have a great weekend!