Big D + State Fair

October 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

We’re going on a minication to Dallas this weekend! Excited to relax, eat and hang out at the fair. Pictures and food reviews will follow!


fall | football | friends | food

September 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

I hope you celebrated the first day of fall on Friday with some pumpkin bread or a spice candle! The weather actually got in the spirit as well; it was in the 80s most of the morning! {soo chilly!} We traveled to College Station yesterday {to get beat by OSU} and I loved seeing a bunch of college friends. Unfortunately I didn’t take enough pictures.

Hey T-H-E-T-A

I also met Shiner here who sits in chairs and wears sunglasses.

#Priceless. The type of tailgating trinkets to which I aspire.

Speaking of eating. I’ve checked pumpkin pancakes and candy corn off my list, but here are more things I must make.

Pumpkin butter

 Spiced banana bread…with nuts, and maybe grated carrots. Must include crunchiness.

lemon pancakes with sauteed apples

biscuits + peach butter

{all via smitten kitchen. pics linked to recipes}

the weekend: {acl2011}

September 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well Saturday will be hard to top. I had a great weekend and I must share. I’m a little bummed it’s all over.

The festival.

I’m still in shock as to how Saturday happened. First I had tickets to see my favorite band everrrr on Saturday and could have died happy. Then among the selections on my “acl2011” playlist, I jam to Fitz & The Tatrums and Arcade Fire’s most recent albums all week to gear up for the weekend {don’t knock it}. Get super excited about them only to further score tix at the end of the week with a great friend to both of these bands’ shows after ACL. #whattheheck #pinchmeplease

Saturday in reverse order….

Fitz & the Tantrums after show. Motown danceparty. Their opener Aloe Blacc was a blast as well.

An AWESOME taping of Arcade Fire at ACL theater. So much talent, so much fun, so much craziness. I missed Stevie Wonder for this and totally made the right choice.

Live, up close, musical perfection. Truly a dream come true to partake in a performance by the greatest
voices and instrumental mastery on this side of heaven… Alison Krauss & Union StationDan Tyminski at the guitar on the right, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas left on the dobro and Barry Bales on bass. I got choked up. I took videos. I will relive them.

Oh plus friends. Dear fun friends! {thanks for taking pictures!}

In addition to Fitz and the Tantrums, Aloe Blacc and The Belle Brigade, a playlist here with more of my favorite highlights from Austin City Limits.

Back to the grind! My life is never this cool. Tomorrow I have plans to pick up some dog food and vacuum my living room. #lesigh

the northwest | part one | coeur d’alene

August 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Last Saturday we flew in to Spokane, Washington and headed right outside the city to Coeur D’Alene, Idaho for a few days. After the trip through Glacier National Park we returned to Coeur d’Alene before flying back to the atx on Saturday.

Lake Coeur d’Alene was amazing. as was the view from my morning coffee, my lunch complete with huckleberry lemonade and the golf course. Taylor drove me through the golf course after he enjoyed a round with our hosts while I enjoyed a massage and the pool.

We strolled the town, ate, and bought some art, relaxed in the park by the huge lake and soaked up the amazing weather.

e & t go native

August 6, 2011 § 1 Comment

See you next week! We are off to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho then Glacier National Park in Montana!

We are so excited about the epic scenery and the cool air. Part of our trek should take us into Canada too!

Yes. There are bears and we are hoping they don’t desire to come this close to us.

Not to worry (?) We have one of these and some of this.

Our impressive menu includes Louisiana Red Beans and Rice, Chicken and Vegetable Risotto and Turkey Tetrazzini. At the bottom there, we have “apples” and up in the top right, I mixed oatmeal with some of the strawberry and banana variety….

Soooo rugged. Stay tuned for some undoubtably great stories.

summer skewers

July 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

clever, clever clever. rosemary strawberry shortcakes & basil peach prosciutto bites.

via | not without salt + framed


July 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

I hope y’all had a great fourth of July weekend! We spent the weekend in Fort Worth celebrating the marriage of one of my very best friends and getting to hang out with many much missed pals from college.

In keeping with good old American traditions, I want to go to a drive in movie! Locate one near you here and take some snacks and sweets!

Among the little twists on classic snacky fare in the links above, besides those crazy cookies I’d never be able to pull off, I want to make these.

mmmmmm. Chocolate chip cookies and oreos. Only think missing there is a glass of cold milk. God Bless America.

{Drive in Inspiration}

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