San Antonio

Amazingly, San Antonio is only about 90 minutes away from where I live, and yet in the seven years I have lived in Texas, I have only been there twice. That includes this past weekend. The hubby’s sister and brother-in-law were in town for work so we took a short drive down to visit them.Continue reading “San Antonio”

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

On the last day of my sister’s visit, we decided to go shoe shopping. Next to the shoe store was a running shop, so the hubby decided to tag along. Big mistake 😂. In the time that it took for Sam to buy two pairs of running sneakers, browse around REI and another store, myContinue reading “Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!”

Esther’s Follies

Esther’s Follies is an institution in Austin. It is sort of like a variety or vaudeville show. The theater is clearly a former storefront with large picture windows and the weirdest/coolest decorations. The show itself is made up of different skits. It is mostly a comedic musical of sorts based on politics and local/national news.Continue reading “Esther’s Follies”

Chinese Food, Yum!

We took my sister out to a Chinese restaurant the other night. No, not take out, and not an overly saucy Americanized version of Chinese food. Incredible and all organic Chinese food in a beautiful setting. We had traditional Shanghai soup dumplings which are amazing ( I am obsessed, but can only make at homeContinue reading “Chinese Food, Yum!”

Craft

There is a really cool place here in Austin called Craft. It is a crafter’s dream. All of the art supplies you could dream of and more, are super organized in large studio. The best part? You get to have fun, be creative, make a mess but don’t have to clean it up after!! TheContinue reading “Craft”

Family BBQ

Having my sister around is a perfect excuse to get together with even more family! A first cousin, once removed and her husband live on the opposite end of Austin from us, and another first cousin twice removed recently moved here. Got that? No? Neither did I. Here’s a chart: Whatever their relation to us,Continue reading “Family BBQ”

My Sister is here!

We’ve kept in touch over zoom, google hangouts, text and phone calls, but it has been about a year and a half since we’ve seen each other. Whoa! We’re keeping it a pretty chill week especially because of the heat right now, but it has been awesome to just hang out, chat and make funContinue reading “My Sister is here!”

Doorknob Covers

When my Mother-in-Law asked me to make her some doorknob covers, I said, huh? I didn’t know that was a thing! I started googling ( after I said yes, of course), and found it’s quite common for several reasons: to keep naughty children from opening doors they shouldn’t, decoration, and wall dents/scratches. Apparently my MILContinue reading “Doorknob Covers”

Vintage Market Days

Over the weekend the hubby and I enjoyed an antiques and crafts show. I never thought I’d say this, but the show was poppin! There were lines to get in the door, a live band, food trucks, and crazy amounts of people! Who knew it would be the hottest place in town? I have toContinue reading “Vintage Market Days”

New Neighbor

Max (the cat) and I stepped outside this morning to enjoy some fresh air and check out the garden. When I turned to close the door I did a double take! Why is there a shell on our door? Wait, why is there a snail here?? Call me crazy, but when I think of shells,Continue reading “New Neighbor”