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Mauldins vs Scorpions

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This post is part a new paranoia that has entered my life, and part recap of a hill country getaway weekend with the husband. First up, hill country. If you drive about an hour and a half southwest of Austin, the liberal bubble of hipsters and hippies that I call home suddenly transforms into something a lot more Texas. Sure, the foliage and landscape changes pretty …

Thirsty Thursday – Diet Coke

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Things are a little rough in Texas right now.  It’s not something I’ll be blogging about, but I’m trying to combat some of the rough patches by doing healthy and nice things for myself. Or setting myself up for failure by kicking out my biggest crutch… it’s a toss up! What I’m talking about folks, is diet coke.  My wonderful, amazing and delicious friend.  See, …

Horse Bloggers Weekend Confirming Details!

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Remember last year when Jen and I invited everyone to a bloggers weekend in Austin?  Well, that’s officially happening!  There’s even a date… Friday, February 27th – Sunday, March 1st in Austin, Texas Now, we’re basically two months out so it’s time to really confirm details.  I’d love to get a Facebook group or e-mail list of people who are seriously interested in coming whether you …

30th Birthday Safari Fun Time

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For the grand event of my 30th birthday, I was faced with a day off work with my husband and absolutely no idea of what to do. The problem with having a big birthday so close to Christmas is that no one is usually around. In face, we’re typically in a plane or car trying to make a celebration out of playing the “Alphabet Game” …

Austin Trail of Lights

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I know it’s a little late for Christmas posts, but in my family we always considered Christmas a season that lasts until New Year’s… and therefore this still works  Even though we’ve been in Austin for four Christmases (five?), we’ve never been to the Trail of Lights. For those of you who aren’t local, the Trail of Lights is a Christmas “winter wonderland” located in our …

A Taste of Texas Races

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When my mom was visiting most recently, we headed out for a day of wine tasting and shopping in Texas hill country.  While we played the “let’s see which white is the least sweet on this tasting menu,” a glorious idea happened.  It’s the fall Thoroughbred season at Retama Park!  My mom had never been to a horse race before, and going to the races …