Hamilton Pool Preserve

Jeremy and I were in Austin, Texas mid March.  He was there for work, and I took that time to see some sights.  One of my favorite places that I got visit was Hamilton Pool Preserve. It’s a collapsed grotto that is absolutely stunning.  In the summer it’s a favorite swimming hole to the locals, but […]

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Hamilton Pool Preserve Waterfall

Irvin House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery

A couple of weekends ago Jeremy, myself, and a couple of friends made our way out to Irvin House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery.  I had never been before and I was pleasantly surprised.  Not only is there vodka and wine (YAY!) but there are also farm animals and a beautiful vineyard to walk through. The […]

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I Declare

Tropical Makeup

So, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t leave the house without makeup.  Sure, I’ll run into the grocery store in sweatpants and a t-shirt, my hair ragged; I’ll shamelessly throw a gallon of ice cream on the conveyor belt.  What about it?  But, I will not, do not, shall never, leave the house without a […]

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See, definitely don't look like no beauty queen

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Part II: The Swamp

If you haven’t noticed from a number of previous posts, Jeremy and I like swamps.  It’s like playing an ultimate game of I Spy.  You walk carefully and quietly along the paths and boardwalks hoping not to scare away something interesting.  Many people don’t like the idea of seeing alligators or snakes, but we look […]

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Green-Eyed Egret

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Part 1: The Grounds

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when you live somewhere you take it for granted.  Weekends are often consumed with chores and errands.  However, when I make time to get out and see my city and bask in the richness of its history, I never regret it. We made it out to Magnolia […]

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Live Oak at Magnolia Plantation