{Oh Hey Friday - new blog, gunner & the creek, new phone case}

{O N E}

Oh hey new blog design & name!! I've been wanting to do this for a while, but wasn't sure the direction I wanted to go. I needed a change and wanted all of my social media accounts to match. I sent a few name suggestions to Nate and he came back with - 

Hall Across Texas
Hall or Nothing

Hall Across Texas...he was on to something! I loved it, but something about it sounded like we've moved/lived all over Texas. So I swapped Across with Around and little space become Hall Around Texas. I am not sure why 'Around' was any better than 'Across'...but in my mind it was. We love to travel 'Hall Around Texas'. :) It took me a day and a half to design and code my new layout/template, and I am loving it so far. I wanted something different than I've ever had. I usually lean more towards the bright pink and turquoise, or more recently the black and gold. I might make a few tweaks here and there, but for the most part this is it. 

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{T W O}

We took Gunner down to the creek Wednesday evening for a swim He did okay, but not enough to call him a water dog! We went in and swam across once. I think it was an accidental leap of faith. I'm chalking it up to the fact that there isn't a gradual entry anywhere, it just drops off all around. I mean, he is 100% lab, so he should love the water. Right?! We will try again. I love spending time down at the creek. It's so pretty and so peaceful.

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{T H R E E}

Speaking of Gunner, Nate has been working hard with him every evening. Teaching him to walk on a leash {heal, sit when Nate stops all that} and he has done so incredibly well. Sometimes I think he is too smart for his own good. We are also bell training him for when he needs to go out to potty. This morning when we went out from our normal 6-8am he rang the bell on his own. This was after only 1 day of bell training. He's also getting really good at fetching and listening to Nate's commands.

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{F O U R}

Target Dollar Section y'all!!! They have the cutest iPhone cases and accessories right now. I am usually more of a lifeproof/otterbox kind of girl, but I had to get this one. So summery and cute! They also have speakers, screen shields, buttons, stylus', etc. Love Target!

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{F I V E}

My Ipsy Bag came this week. I love almost everything in it. Especially the cute hot pink bag. I think it's my favorite bag to date. I tried the tanning oil and it was okay, kind of sticky. But, that's to be expected. And the nail polish isn't necessarily my color, but I love everything else. I cant wait to try the bareMinerals BB Cream eyeshadow {color is perfect} and I love the Pixi tinted lip balm.
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It's been a pretty uneventful week around here. I think I have only left the house once. Ha! {The life of a work at home Mama} We try to spend as much time as we can outside. It rained one evening which had us couped up inside. I am still enjoying my mornings outside. I would say quiet time, but it's not so quite with a pup, kitten, donkey, chickens, roosters, turkey, and all of the birds! But I love it. I love having my Jesus time outside. And it's been so nice in the mornings. This morning was a bit cold...in the 60s. It has me dreaming of Fall. Ahhh! Fall is my favorite.  

How was your week? Any plans for the weekend? Do you subscribe to Ipsy? What did you get this month?
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  1. ooo! nice new design and layout! You did it yourself? How?! Please share! It's always nice to get a fresh something every now and then :)

  2. Love your new design. I wish I could figure out how to do all that stuff!!

    It's feeling like Fall here too. I think it's just teasing us.

  3. Love love love your new design and new name!

    Also loving that phone case! Can't believe you found it in the dollar section at Target!!! I need to get myself one of those... I feel like I shouldn't spend much money on a case since I always want to change it every couple of months!

  4. Dangit you got that cold weather too? Send some my way! I'm so jealous. I'm sweating to death over here.
    What ist he nail polish colour? I'm not even sure which one is the nail polish...
    Aria's godfather has a lab. He took a while to warm up to the water but now you can't keep him out of it! Just keep introducing him! Borrow a dog that likes to swim! The lab has a big sister that loves the water so she taught him what was what.

  5. Fellow Texas gal here. Your blog is adorable.


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