Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Lavender and Wine Festival

Brenham, a little Texas town that is most notably the home of Blue Bell ice cream. But just a few minutes out of town there was a unique festival. Chappell Hill Lavender Farm and Windy Winery worked together to put on the 14th Annual Lavender and Wine Festival. This one is unique because it was… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Lavender and Wine Festival

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Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday: No Churn Chocolate Kahlua Ice Cream

I currently do not own an ice cream maker but I still wanted to make some, so no churn it is. This recipe is fairly simple and tastes pretty good too. Ingredients: 2 ½ C. Whipping Cream - Cold 14 Oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk 3 Tbs. Kahlua - I used homemade, please feel free to… Continue reading Foodie Friday: No Churn Chocolate Kahlua Ice Cream

Travel Tales, Italy

Study Abroad: Florence: Day 1: Summer 2012

Last week I didn’t give my first real impression of Florence. I honestly think I was overwhelmed when I first arrived. The city is beautiful and old. The walls and buildings hold memories of times  much older than America. The streets are mostly narrow and all are cobbled. My first full day in the city… Continue reading Study Abroad: Florence: Day 1: Summer 2012

Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: Spinning Silver

Title: Spinning Silver Author: Naomi Novik Publication Date: 2018 Publishing House: Del Rey I absolutely loved this book, couldn’t put it down. I lost sleep reading Spinning Silver. The question is: where to begin. There is a lot going on in this book and it is all wonderful. If you read a synopsis online then… Continue reading Paperback Perils: Spinning Silver

Reviews, Weekend Wanderings

Equipment Review: Canon EOS Rebel T6

I have been asked recently about the type of camera I use for the pictures on this blog. There are two answers. First is my iPhone, it is easy and is almost always in my pocket. The second is our Canon Rebel T6. If you are looking to get into photography or just want a… Continue reading Equipment Review: Canon EOS Rebel T6

Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday: Baking Blunders: Ice Cream Cake

It has been a while since I posted about my baking blunders and I figured you all would appreciate the latest story. My boyfriends birthday was on August 1st and I got the great idea to make him an ice cream cake. Sounds reasonable up front right. My first mistake was deciding to make it… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Baking Blunders: Ice Cream Cake

Italy, Travel Tales

Study Abroad: Florence: Arrival: Summer 2012

Back to Italy we go. On the road from Rome to Florence in the Tuscany region. ISA bused us from Rome to Italy. I guess it was faster than the trains and they could control arrival and departure times. The drive through Italy was beautiful. Green and lush and just waiting to be explored. I… Continue reading Study Abroad: Florence: Arrival: Summer 2012

Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: FC Dallas Game

I’m not really a sports fan but sports end up on this blog fairly regularly. That would be because of my wonderful boyfriend, no I’m not being too sarcastic when I say that. The most recent sporting event that we went too was the FC Dallas vs San Jose Earthquakes game on August 4th for… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: FC Dallas Game

Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: Current Reading

 Thank you everyone that joined my Blog Party over the weekend! If you haven’t visited it yet please feel free. Add the link to your blog and check out all of the other wonderful ones in the comments. I did not finish a book last week but I figured I would tell you what I… Continue reading Paperback Perils: Current Reading