dallas bucket list: FALL EDITION

well, babes, it’s been officially fall for almost two week now..someone needs to clue mother nature in on the season change, because it’s still 90 degrees here in dallas. but you know me and that doesn’t stop me from throwing on boots and a sweater and heading to the dallas farmer’s market! (even though i was dripping sweat by the end of this shoot.)

remember earlier in the summer when i shared the summer edition of my dallas bucket list? well, y’all loved it so much that i decided to continue the list on into FALL!



the #1 thing on my to-do list EVERY OCTOBER. i live for the fair. #notashamed


there are so many pumpkin patches in DFW! here’s a few good ones, but honestly there’s one (or more in every suburb!) — just google “DFW pumpkin patch” and you’ll be SET.

the big orange pumpkin farm @ preston trail farm, the patch @ the dallas farmer’s market, hall’s pumpkin patch in grapevine & yesterland farm in canton


would you believe me if i told you that i’ve never been on a picnic? i have this vision of laying out a blanket by the lake at sunset, a big basket full of meats & cheeses for a beautiful charcuterie board, a bottle of wine…ugh y’all. i’m dreaming!

ATTEND FRIGHT FEST (or if you’re all in..a HAUNTED HOUSE)

ya girl does NOT do haunted houses. i’ll go to fright fest at six flags (mildly scary) but you can count me out of haunted houses, corn mazes, etc. i’m always down for a good scary movie though!


hocus pocus (DUH), halloween town, insidious (all of them!), the nightmare before christmas, mom’s got a date with a vampire, the corpse bride, the haunted mansion, etc!

i also want to watch more of the classic scary movies that i’ve never seen! you know, those old ones that really aren’t that scary. LOL


we had a double date planned to go to the races earlier this summer, but it was 109* the day we planned to go and they postponed the races. THANK GOODNESS. but we definitely want to go once the weather cools down!


if you have no idea what i’m talking about, go look up photos of “autumn at the arboretum.” SO FREAKING BEAUTIFUL. i am for sure heading down to the arboretum to check it out before november 21.

they also have a concert series thursday nights during the fall! purchase your tickets on their site. i swear this isn’t sponsored….i’m just very into fall. lol


if this wasn’t already obvious.


an apple pie to be specific. joanna gaines, do you have a recipe?

BUT SERIOUSLY. if anyone has an amazing apple pie recipe that they’d like to share, please send it my way!


my goal with this is to start with keeping a daily gratitude journal for at least the month of november, but i’d love to keep up with it for as long as i can. 🙂


okay, that’s all for now, but check back throughout the season as i may add more fun fall things to do in DFW!


morning to-do’s i swear by for a productive day.

work from home how to be productive home office love emmarie

goooooood morning, babes! i’m feeling strangely chipper this morning compared to my usual groggy self. your girl is NOT a morning person, okay? i’m one of those people who stays up late doing stuff in the wee hours of the night because that’s when i’m most productive. anyone else? HOWEVER, i hate wasting half a day not being productive by sleeping in too late…kinda contradictory, i know. today, i want to share a few of my morning “to-do’s” that i swear help get me up and going even on a slow day.

PS: keep reading to learn about the GIVEAWAY i’m doing with Smile Brilliant!

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easy rust smokey eye for fall.

hi babes! comin’ at ya today with makeup tutorial perfect for fall (or any time really…i’m that obsessed). ever since i discovered the beautiful metallic rust shade in my morphe palette, i’ve been using it nonstop. like i’m surprised i haven’t hit pan on it. this look would be beautiful once we’re deep into fall, but i think it’s also a good transition look coming from summer. it’s deeper but the orangey, red tones scream HOT SUMMER NIGHTS. and now looking back on it, i wonder why i didn’t name this look that….dang it.

i always get so many compliments on my makeup when i wear this look. although, i think it has lots to do with how much it makes my eyes pop! i have hazel eyes, but some days they tend to pull more green, and this rust makeup look accentuates that even more!

i’ll link all the products i used for my entire face down below & i name the specific colors used in the video. happy blending!




Milani Amore Liquid Lipstick in shade Adorable

outfit in photos:

white tee / black cami / hoops

the everyday dress.

hi, babes! congrats, you made it to the weekend! as we speak, i’m on my way to my first okstate game of the season (and as a alumna!) with the fam, and i am SO excited. i’ll be putting my game day post to good use. 😉

today, i wanted to share this perfect everyday dress with you. i snagged this dress back during the nordstrom anniversary sale knowing it would get more than enough use this season, and let me tell you, it is! it’s so stinkin comfy AND versatile AND perfect for transitioning into fall; especially in the red color. tie a denim jacket (like i did) or a flannel around your waist, layer a sweater over top or pair it with a long duster cardigan for a casual look. i swear this dress is so great for running around town. if you’re going for a more dressy look, pair it with some cute booties or strappy heeled sandals and pair of statement earrings. perfect for date night.

PS: i just checked and my dress is on MAJOR SALE again for UNDER $30.

count on me wearing this everyday dress more times than socially acceptable. don’t judge me, okay? just join me. 😉

cheers to your weekend, babes! xoxo

dress: Nordstrom (ON SALE!) / shoes: Adidas / bag: Michael Kors (similar) / jacket: Levi’s (ON SALE!) / sunnies: Madewell / bracelet: Pieces of Me Co