Posted July 25, 2014 | 5 Awesome Comments
Worthy of the Week
- The sad, strange story of Sandy Allen.
- 600 years of slang words for sex. “Bumpin’ fuzzies” didn’t make the list?
- In general, beards gross me out, but this is pretty fun.
- The New Yorker has removed its website paywall for the summer — get reading!
- A teensy bit obsessed with this bag.
- A tree planted to honor George Harrison was killed by…wait for it…beetles.
- The decline of Harper Lee. So very sad.
- Strangers dancing naked in public. Why not?
- 5 healthy dog treats. Stop feeding your furry friend Begging Strips.
- The pace of modern life versus our cave woman biochemistry. Heavy.
- 10 historical figures with tattoos. See? I can be president one day.
- In case you missed it…
Book of the Week
Ruth Reichl’s Delicious! isn’t getting rave reviews, but I have to admit, I really enjoyed it! The plot is kind of a hot mess, touching on everything from the Underground Railroad to WWII and cake decorating to locksmithing. There’s also a romance, super-sleuthing, and a road-trip thrown in for good measure, but it was all interesting enough to keep me reading.
What are you reading this week?
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Posted July 23, 2014 | Add an Awesome Comment
I’ve been a bit of a Pinterest addict these past few months. A casual user from the coveted invite-only beginning, Pinterest has become oh so important to blogging that I knew I had to make it a priority and down the rabbit hole I fell.
I have fifty-some odd Pinterest boards, but I tend to get obsessed with one or two at a time. Recently, it’s been all about my favorite color.
Here’s my five favorite green pins…
via Angus & Celeste
via Indigo Crossing
via Emily Henderson
via Twigs & Honey
Posted in: This & That
Posted July 22, 2014 | 6 Awesome Comments
This is a post by blog intern, Samantha. She was invited to attend the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up kick-off party. All opinions are her own.
We were invited to attend GO TEXAN’s Restaurant Round-Up kick-off party last week at the Bullock State History Museum to sample some Texas-grown eats and drinks from various Austin-area companies. This year marks the 15th anniversary of GO TEXAN and the 7th anniversary of the Restaurant Round-Up and man alive do we have some great food in this city, y’all. I had amazing fried eggplant from Searsucker, an unexpectedly delicious zucchini flan from Carmelo’s, a sweet blush wine from Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery, and a bite-sized pecan pie from the always reliable Tiny Pies. Some would say I’m a picky eater so the fact that I ate and enjoyed a flan made out of a vegetable says a lot.
The GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up week was created to celebrate and support Texas owned and made food and beverages. This year’s Texas-wide event is July 21-27. Some Austin favorites participating include 24 Diner, all Trudy’s locations, Tacodeli, Red’s Porch, and Hoover’s Cooking. Restaurants statewide have pledged to donate nearly $40,000 to their local food banks, allowing 360,000 meals to be given to hungry Texans in need. For a full list of the 400 participating restaurants, go to www.GOTEXANRestaurantRoundUp.com.
Created in 1999 to promote Texas agri-business, this year marks the 15th anniversary of the GO TEXAN program, an arm of the Texas Department of Agriculture. Look for the program’s seal, the shape of Texas inside of a red circle, on products grown and created right here in Texas. Search GO TEXAN in the app store or Google Play store and download the app to find local restaurants in your area that serve Texas-made items.
Show your Texas pride this week by eating at a GO TEXAN participating restaurant!
Posted July 21, 2014 | 4 Awesome Comments
This may only be my fifth summer in Austin (which either makes me a flag waving native or an interloper, depending on your alliances), but I’ve long embraced two Texas classics: iced tea and margaritas.
No gathering of friends or celebratory get-together with family is complete without either, so it just makes sense to combine the two into the Jose Cuervo Teagarita. The teagarita consists of a classic lime flavored margarita blended with Jose Cuervo Tequila and premium orange liqueur, then combined with refreshing iced tea.
The Teagarita is great by itself over ice or as a basis for other cocktail creations. If that doesn’t make the Teagarita a new Texas classic, I don’t know what does.
Be sure to enjoy a Teagarita with friends (or by yourself — I won’t judge) this summer and follow Jose Cuervo on Facebook for the latest drink ideas.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible!
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Posted July 18, 2014 | 44 Awesome Comments
Worthy of the Week
- It’s the 100th Worthy of the Week! Can you believe it?! Leave a comment by the end of the day and I’ll send one of you a package with some of my favorite things! (Hint hint: Rebecca Minkoff.)
- Kids are funny.
- As a tea drinker, I’m definitely going to need these.
- Fly art.
- Eloise. At forty-six.
- What does the real Alex of OITNB say about Piper? It ain’t good.
- Neverland Ranch is just as creepy as you’d imagine.
- No. End of discussion.
- This list of forgotten 90s songs is crazy good.
- National selection nursery rhyme. I’d let my kids listen to that.
- In case you missed it…
Book of the Week
I pushed all other books aside and binge read Rainbow Rowell’s Landline in 36 hours last weekend (I know some of you may not be impressed, but that is warp speed for me) and I have mixed feelings.
It was good, but it wasn’t great. The distinction between past and present phone conversations got fuzzy and I’m still not sure what clicked with Georgie. I just wasn’t rooting for Georgie and Neal and in a book that’s that much of a mind fuck, you have to be rooting for the couple.
Have you read it? What did you think?