jill honeycutt

DESIGNER + EDUCATOR + CREATIVE THINKER

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twenty-nine.

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Birthdays are funny to me. It's the same as any other day really, but I always find myself a lot more reflective on that particular day. To ring in this 29th year of life I had an opportunity to welcome my papaw and Barbara to Germany. We had dinner at a traditional German restaurant, ate gelato, and played several rounds of spades. 

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During my 28th year of life:

  • enrolled in graduate school
  • completed my first semester of grad school
  • got in the best shape of my lifein turn, lost 30 pounds
  • also shifted my outlook of health and my relationship with it
  • painted our house blue
  • got our sweet tillie babe

Next comes 30. That's a big number, it is also impossible for me to even believe that I am almost 30. Growing up I heard people call your late twenties "your prime." I would have to believe them. These are some of the best years!

2017: a year in review.

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2017 was pretty stellar I'd say. It held our first year of marriage, owning a home, and getting our sweet tillie baby (our cat). Instagram said the pictures below were my top nine and I would have to mostly agree. Sometimes we forget to pause and reflect on all of the dang good things in our lives.

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Here's a month-by-month of a few of the Honeycutt highlights.

January - I started my 2nd semester teaching at A&M. Wade & I celebrated our engagement-versary. 

February - Spent Valentine's day with my love. Did some shopping at First Monday in Canton. 

March - Did spring break right with a trip to Vegas. Also, the largest Taco Bell ever.  

April - Celebrated my 28th birthday. Rissa made a trip to College Station to visit.

May - Painted the exterior of our house—talk about hard work! 

June - Celebrated Wade's birthday! Taught a summer session. Spent the long weekend in Galveston with the fam. Met my niece Naomi for the first time. 

July - Went to my brother's surprise nerdy thirty in New Braunfels with some of our best friends. Made a trip to Lubbock to see family. Got our sweet Tillie baby! 

August - The littlest Bragdon graduated from A&M. Wade and I built cedar shutters for our house—also very hard work. Decided to go back to graduate school for my MFA.

September - Took a group of students to Circles Conference in Grapevine, TX. Also took my grandpa and Barbara to a Fightin' Texas Aggie Football game.

October - Celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary and ate year-old cake. It was surprisingly good. 

November - I went to Louisiana with my fam for Thanksgiving, Wade had to work (boo!)

December - Went to several holiday parties for work. It SNOWED in College Station, TX. Completed another semester teaching and my first semester as a grad student. 

Bring it on, 2018! I can't wait to see what you have in store. 

full & thankful.

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Thanksgiving is always a fun holiday for me. Even if I view it as the start of Christmas season. Don't get me wrong, I am thankful and blessed beyong measure, but Thanksgiving doesn't always get full credit, ya know? 

Growing up we always drove to Bienville, Louisiana to my great-grandmother's house. My grandfather is one of a bajillion kids so there was always so many people that wanted to get together. We would get up early and drive to this tiny little house in the middle of what seemed to be nowhere. The house is probably just like you're imagining it—old, totally leaning and full of love. There is this cane patch behind the house that I remember thinking was the coolest thing growing up. We would cut down sticks and then my grandpa would sharpen the end (super duper safe).

This year we loaded up and made the trek to LA like the good 'ole days. I am grateful to still have this time with my grandpa. I'm also thankful for a family that still likes being together. Also thankful for pecan pie, and lots of it. 

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#ootd

Currently really loving all things velvet and Levi's. The 700 collection from Levi's is my favorite. The 711 Skinny and 721 High-Rise Skinny jeans fit like a glove. Jean color is a great dark color with a little texture called "cast shadows." I am usually a fan of basic pieces from Old Navy. Sizing can be weird at Old Navy, but I've learned to size down! Sadly, my necklace isn't being sold anymore, but the one linked is rad!

jacket: Levi's • jeans: Macy's • velvet top: Old Navy • necklace: Sam Moon

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