A few weekends ago, our friends Tyler & Morgan came for a visit from LA, and we do what we always do: cook up a storm, drink a lot of super tasty yet affordable wines (because they’re my favorite experts), and brainstorm the next billion dollar idea. Like this kale chimichurri.
I’m a huge fan of subscription boxes, especially those that allow you to save money while discovering new products in areas you’re passionate about — like organic, non-GMO, gluten-free food, for instance. Because, if you have to follow a special diet for medical reasons like me, you know it can REALLY ADD UP.
I’m a huge nerd when it comes to theme parties, especially ones based on my favorite books, TV shows, and movies. When you really get into the spirit with “live action role play” (LARP) through costumes, decor, or cuisine, it just adds another whole level of enjoyment to favorite stories and characters.
For weeks, I’d been watching the transformation of one of my favorite houses on South Congress from fixer-upper to what seemed to be some sort of do-good center.
It’s a great morning to be waking up in Austin today — despite the frigid weather, there seems to be a mile-wide smile of joy that’s spread across the city after hometown golden boy Matthew McConaughey grabbed the Oscar for Best Actor last night.
Suddenly finding out that you have a food allergy can be not only surprisingly expensive but downright depressing — especially when that means you can no longer indulge in sacred American food traditions, like Girl Scout Cookie season.
New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken, which is why I rarely make them — but this year I did, and they were all doomed before they even had a chance thanks to a good ol’ holiday glutening. So much for twice-daily workouts and regular writing and doing really anything at all!
Late last night, 14+ hours of traveling and 7 flight changes later, I finally made it home to Austin after almost a month off visiting family and friends back in Boston (and lining up some amazing opportunities, but more on that later).
Just over a year since finding out — after many, many, MANY uncomfortable doctor’s visits, minor surgeries & tests — that I’m highly allergic to wheat (and shellfish) and having to suddenly switch to a completely gluten-free diet, I can say with authority that no time of year can be more frustrating (read: depressing) than the holidays.