I went to Spain this past June, and there is so much to share about my trip. Spain had been at the top of my travel list for about 10 years, ever since my six years of Spanish classes in junior high and high school and learning so much about the language and culture. So, when some friends mentioned they were beginning to plan a trip, I thought, why not?! Six months later, we were there!
Two weeks, 9 cities, 7 cathedrals, 4 museums, 3 castles and much, much more is hard to condense. There were so many great sights. If it were only unstrung words, I’d say unforgettable, incredible, exhausting, revealing, humbling, and eye-opening. Continue reading
This past weekend, Linda and I headed out to “the country” (ok, so it was only about 25 mins from downtown Austin), to indulge in food, drinks and fun at the 3rd Annual Wine & Swine event, which the Austin Food & Wine Alliance did a great job putting on. Continue reading
In the sweet summertime, my consumption of popsicles increases by a lot, as it should. It’s probably because of that summer I spent as a nanny, eating a popsicle with the kids every day after the pool. Or because Texas is so darn hot in the summer. Like most things I really like, I try to share it with people, which lead to my popsicle party idea. The idea really took off when I won a party catered by GoodPop, a Texas company that makes all-natural, organic frozen pops. Continue reading
This summer, I went to Philadelphia for a few days to explore the city of brotherly love. It did not disappoint! Continue reading
When I was a student from elementary to high school in Dallas, we celebrated Columbus Day as Fair Day since the day coincided with the season the fair was open and students were given free admission tickets. I have lots of good memories of my family going to the fair together. After high school, trips to the fair became a tradition because the UT-OU football game was held at the Cotton Bowl during fair season. I was so excited to go this year and had so much fun!
Here are some things you have to look forward to at the State Fair of Texas. Continue reading
When I asked my friend Linda what she was doing for her upcoming big THREE-OH birthday and she said she was thinking about a ball potluck, I immediately said “YES, DO IT” and I can host it! If you know me, celebrating birthdays and planning themed parties are two of my favorite things. This was a jackpot! Continue reading
The World Domination Summit was an experience where when you sit down to recap, putting the experience into words is a slow and thoughtful process. Words like “amazing!” and “impacting!” don’t quite satisfy questions from friends yet short outbursts like these are the only responses that make sense. And yet, this experience needs to be shared with those outside of who attended because it will continue changing the world.
When I went to Portland on July 4th weekend for Word Domination Summit 2013, we made sure to explore the city as much as we could. It’s very similar (but not better; I love you, Austin!) than Austin. In comparison to Austin, Portland’s weather is cooler and the city is weirder. (Austin is more of a cool, subtle weird.) Continue reading