Central Texas Swimming Holes

You know Texas is HOT in the summer so although we have swimming pools every ten feet, we also have several beloved swimming’ holes (also it’s always “swimmin'” not “swimming” unless you want to sound like an out-of-towner). Growing up in Michigan we had lakes in every direction. We swam… Read More

The Haircut

My hairdresser that I’ve been going to for eight years had a baby last June and has decided to not do hair anymore. I’m super bummed about this. She did a pretty good job with my hair but the thing I’ll miss the most is having my face waxed afterwards.… Read More

Texas Tuesday: Newman’s Castle

I haven’t been writing much about our Texas Tuesdays this summer. Shame on me! I’ve got a whole pile of things to tell you about. One of our most favorite place we went was called Newman’s Castle. This is quite a drive from Austin–about an hour and a half (it’s just… Read More

York, the Sommelier

The other day I stopped at World Market to pick up hagelslag*, otherwise known as chocolate sprinkles. They’re not crappy chocolate sprinkles like you get at the grocery store, they’re real European chocolate sprinkles and that’s what my kids like to put on their toast and bagels. While we were… Read More

The Book That Has Blown My Mind

This book has been blowing my mind over the last couple of days. Every few years I’ll find something that rocks my world, but none as done it quite like Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari. The use of word “revolutionary” is kind of my pet peeve, being applied to almost… Read More