Staycation Day 2 in Blanco,Texas

Day 2 of Operation Staycation found us in the Hill Country town of Blanco. It is just a short 50 mile drive from San Antonio but seems like a world away. I would often visit Blanco on business when I had clients there and loved the slow pace and laid back attitude of all the people that I interacted with. Seeing the swimmers at Blanco State Park from my view off of Highway 281 over the years, made me want to take my kids to explore the beautiful scenery. My family finally made the visit on Sunday. I am now regretting why we haven't taken them before now.  It was indeed a wonderful day … [Read more...]

Buc-ee’s- A Pit Stop Like No Other

We finally stopped at the new Buc-cee's. If you aren't from Texas, then I can best describe it as the world's biggest convenience store and gas station. It has amassed a huge following by offering clean restrooms,snacks of all sorts and the cheapest gas per gallon; day in and day out. They also are brilliant at marketing by offering cheap prices on T-shirts with their Beaver mascot featured prominently. If you travel with teenagers of any age, then you know that you have to take their picture with their Buc-ee's shirt throughout their travels, kind of like Flat Stanley but way cooler!  Who … [Read more...]

Love Yourself, Love One Another and Love Fashion Event

There is a brand new charity fashion event this weekend that looks to be fun and fabulous. It will bring together food,wine,manicures and fashion all under one roof and for one night! Oh, so Sassy! Local wardrobe stylist Jules Aldaz is bringing together a fashion show held at the Aveda Institute in the Pearl Brewery that includes clothing from the stores of Banana Republic,Langford Market and White House Black Market. You will also be able to receive complimentary manicures and hand massages provided by the Aveda Institute. For even more pampering, wine  tastings will also be held … [Read more...]

So, How was your weekend?

I had the most marvelous weekend of food. I felt like I was on vacation. I have been wanting to sit down and blog about it since Saturday night but I haven't had the chance. My mother-in-law is still here and the kids and hubby and the lions and tigers and bears, oh my! I can already tell my schedule will be drastically changed for the summer. I used to come straight home from dropping the kids off and pour my second cup of coffee while listening to Pandora and just blogged whatever I pleased. And then the last school bell rang for the year. Summertime. It is almost 2 o'clock in the … [Read more...]

A Recipe for Love

            Nick and Sarah     A few weeks ago, my husband and I attended an engagement party for a young lady who was barely a teenager when we first met her over fourteen years ago. She moved to New York City and fell in love with Nick, who had gotten down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage. It truly sounds like the perfect fairy tale. He managed to completely surprise her; which is very hard to do. The romantic proposal took place in early November, along the Hudson River. I love stories of finding love in a … [Read more...]

Wine 101

I am finally recovered from Fiesta and am getting caught up on all things domestic around the house. Well, not all things, but I did manage to clean out the garage. Contrary to my last post, unfortunately I don't spend too much time in swanky hotels. I thought I would let you know the excitement that was in store for me today. I have been on the hunt for this spice for 3 days; Star Anise. It is hard to find in a whole form. I had to go to a totally different store across town to find it today. Riveting. Stop the Presses. Do you like the fancy paper towel I used in the photo to show … [Read more...]

Sassy from Fiesta Oyster Bake!

Fiesta Oyster Bake is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! It turns the St. Mary's University campus into a music,food and fun festival. The St. Mary's Alumni Association goes to great lengths to plan all year to make sure that you will have a good time at Oyster Bake. I talked and took pictures of people both young and old having a wonderful time. If you missed it, then you are in luck.  It happens for one more day! Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and make new friends and help raise funds for scholarships for students to attend this wonderful university! Some very … [Read more...]

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