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Austin Eats

Hubby and I dropped the kids off at summer camp at the beginning of the month and took the opportunity to bum around Austin for a weekend.  It had been about 5 years since my last visit, which is pretty lame.  You see, I have no excuse not to visit more often since I have a sister there.  We hit a good cross section of …

Marcella Dreams of Uchi

With the closing of ShinBay in Scottsdale, I have been eagerly searching for sushi of the same caliber.  As luck would have it, we had plans to travel to Dallas for my college reunion, so I set about obtaining a coveted reservation at Uchi Dallas.  Success was in the form of a 5 pm reservation on a Saturday.  Five pm??  How old am I, right? …

Fair Fare

I experienced a “first” last weekend…my “first State Fair”. And not just any State Fair, but the State Fair of Texas.  I cannot believe I went to college in Dallas and never took the time to partake in one of the most American of all traditions.  According to Wiki, the Texas State Fair is the largest, with over 3,000,000 people in attendance over the two-week long …

Hill Country Gemütlichkeit

Fredericksburg, Texas, is located in the Texas Hill Country about 70 miles north/northwest of San Antonio.  It was founded in 1846 by 120 German immigrants and named after Prince Frederick of Prussia.  Each German settler was sold a plot of land in town and 10 acres in the vicinity in exchange for settlement on the edge of the Comanchería, an area occupied by the fierce and brutal Comanche Indian …

Viva Fiesta

This week is Fiesta in San Antonio, an event commemorating the fallen heroes of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, the latter of which ultimately gave Texas its freedom from Mexico.  It was a brief 18 minute battle, occurring in present-day Harris County, just outside Houston, where the Texians, led by General Sam Houston, defeated the Mexican army and captured …

Houston Antiquing

I just returned from a scouting trip to Houston, my second of (hopefully many) such excursions.  We have been designing, planning, and recently building a new home in AZ, and are finally at the fun part…decorating.  I met my designer extraordinaire there, and we spent two very busy and productive days hitting as many stores as time would allow.  She likes to stay at the …

Bluebonnet Blues

As I was looking through some photos of past Spring Breaks, I realized that I am missing the blooming of the bluebonnets this year in Texas.  The desert in Arizona is starting to bloom, and I have begun to take some pics, but I am waiting until the palo verde and ocotillo bloom (and maybe the saguaro too) until I post the photos.  In the …

Inspirations

After losing my mother to a terminal illness in June of 2011, I struggled, for the first time in my life, with finding joy.  Starting a blog is my way of letting go of the grief, and at the same time, celebrating everything for which I am deeply grateful: my four talented and loving siblings, my loyal and supportive husband, my three precious children, and …