The DoSeum is Here

Does your child ever come running in the house from outside and is so excited to tell you something that they can't get the words out fast enough?   You then have to tell them to slow down so you can understand what they are trying to say. Well, that's how I felt when I was touring the DoSeum with my fellow San Antonio bloggers this afternoon.  The newest family destination in town is not only educational for the kids, it's fun for the moms too.  When I called my husband and girlfriend on my way back to the office, I was struggling to come up with the best description of the exhibits. I … [Read more...]

The Magic of Rainbows

We were at a hotel this weekend right across from the Tobin Performing Arts Center. It was a birthday sleepover party for our ten year old girls and a few friends. What's not to love about eating potato chips and cupcakes, ordering pizza and swimming in a hotel  pool? We didn't think we would get to swim because of the rainstorm. Thank heavens we came prepared with games of Twister and Monopoly. I mean, they are Girl Scouts and prepared for anything! When the rain finally stopped and the sun started peeking through the clouds, I declared it was time to go swimming. I have never … [Read more...]

For the Love of Pancakes

Pancakes. I bet you just smiled. There's just something about pancakes that conjures up happy thoughts!  And this past weekend, we found the happiest pancake place in San Antonio! Pancake Joe's is located near Jefferson High School and close to downtown off of Donaldson Avenue. It's in a strip center that has no signage from the road. It took us awhile to find it but we were determined since it had come highly recommended by friends. I knew it had to be around somewhere because there were so many cars in the parking lot. (directly across from the Dollar General Store) Since the … [Read more...]

All Aboard

I did something a few weeks ago that I have never done before.....um, no, I didn't clean my oven. Why in the world would I ever do such a thing? I rode an Amtrak train! Or make that, we rode an Amtrak train. As I was trying to find a way back from East Texas over spring break without a car, I found myself on the Amtrak website researching the route schedule. I had absolutely no clue what I was doing or  where I was supposed to catch the train or where it would drop us off in San Antonio. And then my daughter overheard my dilemma and insisted that she join me so it could be an … [Read more...]

A Tradition

The 11th annual Concordia Lutheran Church's Drive Thru Nativity in tonight and tomorrow night. It snuck up on me so I wanted to give you a quick reminder. The holidays are such a busy time of the year.  The story of the "The Gift" is such a unique way to remember to slow down and reflect on what the season truly means. The members of the church spend their weekend acting out parts in the display, sometimes in very bad weather conditions. Their hard work has made this event a favorite tradition for our friends and family. Ever since the twins were in infant seats, we have worn our … [Read more...]

Maddie Mac Boutique

When one of my fellow Antonian basketball team moms handed me the card to order our t-shirts, I had no idea that I would stumble upon such a sassy treasure!  Maddie Mac Boutique has been cranking out unique and custom creations for over sixteen years! The mind behind this fun store is Maggie Ibarra-Jimenez. She started her business in 1998 after she found out she was having a daughter. It was a way to have some flexibility with her family of three. What began as making hair bows and t-shirts for girls, soon blossomed into her having to purchase the building to house her … [Read more...]

SA’s Secret Party Dress Outlet

My very first outlet shopping experience was back in the 1980's when we drove from my hometown of Kilgore,Texas to Dallas to find my sister Lynn and me our high school beauty pageant dresses. My daddy was worried how much we would spend. We went to the Victor Costa Outlet so he didn't have to worry. Do y'all remember that place? It was supposed to be a big secret but everyone knew about it! It was THE place for prom, formal and high school beauty pageants dresses, especially when you had six girls in the family. I just went to a place in San Antonio very similar to the old Victor … [Read more...]

Women Who Inspire

            I often hesitate to use the word "inspiring" as a description of an event. People are inspired by so many different things. Yesterday, at Women in the World Texas, it was very apparent that the entire sold out audience was inspired by what took place in six hours at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. One by one they spoke.   There was no big production stage; only words, powerful words.  They came from all walks of life and various backgrounds.  No politics. No hidden agendas. Only words.  Even at the end … [Read more...]

Holiday Ole Market Fashions

The 21st edition of the Junior League of San Antonio's Holiday Ole Market kicked off last night at the Expo Hall at the Freeman Coliseum. This one of the the JLSA's major fundraisers. All the net proceeds go directly back into the community by the programs that they support. And it's just loads of fun to look at everything.   I met my friend Marilyn there so we could do a little shopping and catch up with old friends. We were in Junior League over the same time period and just got finished serving on Antonian's  Heritage Gala committee together. I asked her, OK, begged her to … [Read more...]

Women in the World Texas

Can you spare a day out of your busy schedule to be inspired? What if I told you that it is an event that up until now, has only been held in New York City? It is headed down south to Texas. And of all the cities in Texas, San Antonio is the one playing host, or make that hostess! Tina Brown's Women in the World Texas will gather some of the most well-known and powerful women to take the stage at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre.  Not only will you have the opportunity to hear discussions from the Texas women: Former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Ambassador Karen Hughes, Eva … [Read more...]

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