Magnolia Market Silos and Food Trucks

In case you haven't heard, Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame are kinda popular! And if you need proof of  how popular, just count the number of out of state license plates there are on the cars parked outside of Magnolia Market in downtown Waco. It was a lot! You might need one of those clickers to count them all like they use at Costco to count their customers! Yes, my friends, Waco is a certified tourist destination! I made a quick trip on Friday on my way to East Texas. I've been used to stopping on this part of the interstate in travels to Kilgore for the seventeen years … [Read more...]

RIPE: A Spirited Market at Eilan

Do you remember how much I love a farmer's market? Well I do! I really, really do! And beginning tomorrow, September 8th, the RIPE farmer's market at the Eilan begins every single Sunday! Do you know that this has some major implications for my weekend plans? My family no longer has wait in the car right after church and try and decide where to eat! We can choose from the food trucks and have a leisurely lunch surrounded by the water fountains. They always have live music and art activities for the kids. With the fresh baked breads, farmhouse eggs, and organic produce, we can … [Read more...]

When Sassy Meets a Farmer’s Market

There’s been a lot going on lately between work and the end of the school year. Our kids are always involved in some way or another in sports activities. We wouldn’t have it any other way. And as most couples know, your marriage can take a backseat to all that activity. I’ve blogged before about our “Secrets of a Pretty Happy Marriage."  I have been giving my fair share of advice to my girlfriends these past couple of weeks. I was telling all the swim team moms about how my husband and I were determined not wake up one day as empty nesters and look at each other and think, “Who the heck are … [Read more...]

Diary of an 8th Grade Graduation Party

Sometimes it’s hard to throw a party, especially when there are teenagers involved.  Well, the parents at my son's school did just that and I am happy to report that it can be done and with much success! He has been attending the same school since the third grade. We have been with the same group of kids for so long now that they truly have become part of our family. From cheering them on at football, basketball, soccer and volleyball games through the years, it was going to be hard to say goodbye. It made it even harder that all the parents were asked to provide photos for the graduation … [Read more...]

Luminaria is a Gift to our City

  Luminaria is coming. And I couldn't be happier. The event started five years ago and is modeled after Paris’ Nuit Blanche which showcases art in the theme of light. Our former Mayor Phi Hardberger envisioned San Antonio having its own showcase of light and art and each year has been bigger and better than the previous one. A free and family-friendly outdoor event, Luminaria showcases the city's unique cultural mix of over 150 artists' work in six different artistic disciplines: music, dance, film, literary arts, theater and visual arts. Luminaria hopes to inspire those in … [Read more...]

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