Travel

19.52

That’s the number of miles I ran through Epcot, Magic Kingdom, the Speedway, Animal Kingdom, and Wide World of Sports. It wasn’t 26.2. But you know what? I wasn’t even going to run it at all. I’d convinced myself that it was pointless to even try – I’d run 3 times in the previous 8 [...]

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Home

At the last minute, we changed our Thanksgiving plans and went home. My home. My hometown is a modest, quiet little dot on the map north of the big city. The room I had decorated in Wildcat purple & white my senior year is now a sewing room. Mom spends the days of her retirement, [...]

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Spring in Texas: Beer Fest!

Texas Beer Festival

We met up with my friend Erica and her husband downtown to celebrate all things Texas craft beer (read: to drink beer outside on a beautiful day) at Texas Beer Festival a couple of weekends ago. Dozens of craft brews, many of them from Texas – every style for every taste, from the easy-to-drink “intro” [...]

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Spring in Texas: The Kemah Boardwalk

How perfectly gorgeous is your spring weather right now? We’re right smack in the middle of a stretch of storybook-beautiful weather in southeast Texas. It’s actually like this every year. But after a short stretch of annoyingly cool weather (“winter”), you learn to really appreciate the rest of the year. Most of it, anyway. Growing [...]

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Spring in Texas: Froberg’s Strawberry Farm

How to Wash and Store Fresh Strawberries

A few weeks ago, we headed down to a local farm, Froberg’s, to pick strawberries for the second year in a row. It’s a great opportunity to let the little one run around, pick strawberries, and pull out the camera. We’re also big fans of the Jalapeno & Cheese Venison Sausage [swoon] from their smokehouse [...]

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Spring in Texas: Bluebonnets & Barbecue

Bluebonnets, Spring 2012

It’s hard not to get excited, catching that first glimpse of the blue blur as you speed passed a brand new patch of Bluebonnets next to the entrance ramp. For Texans, that blue blur means two things: 1) Spring has officially arrived in Texas and 2) We got a decent amount of rain over the [...]

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Old Friends, New Faces, and a KitchenAid Lunch

Orange County

Last week, I jetted off to Orange County for a bloggers’ luncheon hosted by White on Rice Couple and KitchenAid. I was on the ground for 23 hours. In that short time, I discussed former-Presidential-candidates/current-Texas-governors with the cashier at Trader Joe’s, hoarded PoundPlus chocolate, chatted with 39 other bloggers, ate way too much of the [...]

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Photo Friday: Food Styling Workshop

Food Styling Workshop

43 hours on the ground 6.5 in the air 2 trips to Trader Joe’s 1 trip to In N Out for a cheeseburger – animal style 12 hours at Todd & Diane’s faaaaabulous studio

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