Travel Tales, Italy

Study Abroad: Rome: Arrival : Summer 2012

When I originally started this blog it was to tell the stories of my past travels and share new adventures as they happen. I’ve been going backwards in time with my posts: Colorado, Alaska, China. This series is going to go back even farther. In college I took a summer study abroad class. I was… Continue reading Study Abroad: Rome: Arrival : Summer 2012

Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: Circe

Title: Circe Author: Madeline Miller Publication Date: 2018 Publishing House: Bloomsbury Publishing Last week I finished both Circe and The Woman in the Window. I enjoyed them both in their own ways but of the two Circe was my favorite. Of course they are in two separate genres and I can’t really compare the two.… Continue reading Paperback Perils: Circe

Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Texas Roadside Stands

Many states have roadside stands but because I’m from Texas I’m particularly fond of ours. Recently I visited two: a firework stand and a sweet corn stand. Now firework stands are a dime a dozen in the couple of weeks preceding the fourth of July and New Years Eve. Different cities have different laws regarding… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Texas Roadside Stands

Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday: Spaghetti with Lemon-Butter Sauce and Capers

As I have said in a previous post my boyfriend has developed a love of capers so I try to include them in recipes when I can. Simple to make recipes can be as good as complicated ones and simple is what you need after a long day at work. If you want to make… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Spaghetti with Lemon-Butter Sauce and Capers

China, Travel Tales

China: Final Thoughts

I should have done this after the last of my Alaska posts but didn’t think about it at the time. I’ll probably go back and recap that trip too. China was amazing. Yes there are major difference in culture and language but I didn’t go there to see what I was accustomed to at home.… Continue reading China: Final Thoughts

Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: Current Reading

I have not finished a new book this week but I am reading a couple and wanted to share. Yes, I am aware how different the two books below are.  Circe By: Madeline Miller I freaking love this book. If I didn’t have to sleep and work I would be done with it by now.… Continue reading Paperback Perils: Current Reading

Holiday, Texas

Weekend Wanderings: Granbury, TX: Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration

This July 4th was a bit of a weird one for all of us because it fell on a Wednesday. Smack dab in the middle of the week - no time to really go anywhere and definitely not enough time to party and recover. My boyfriend and I decide this oddly timed holiday was the… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Granbury, TX: Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration

Foodie Friday

Foodie Friday: Buffalo-Ranch Chicken

Day to day life is crazy and I don’t always have time or energy to spend a lot of time creating a meal full of prep or have time to watch the stove. Some days I turn to an underutilized kitchen gadget: the crock pot (slow cooker).   This recipe is super easy and quite… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Buffalo-Ranch Chicken

Holiday, Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Happy July 4th

If you are from the U.S.A. then Happy Fourth of July. I hope you are enjoy all the red, white and blue along with tons of food off the grill. Please be safe with all of your celebrating. Don't burn your fingers lighting fireworks. If you want to see some awesome firework shots check out my… Continue reading Happy July 4th

Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: Moonglow

Title: Moonglow Author: Michael Chabon Publication Date: 2016 Publishing House: HarperCollins Publisher I did it! I finally finished Moonglow. Saying that I loved this book sounds odd considering the fact that it took me way longer to finish it than it should have. But life gets crazy and I finished it when I could. Now… Continue reading Paperback Perils: Moonglow