Author: Laci

Weekend Wandering: Dallas Arboretum: Spring Blooms

One of my favorite things to do in Dallas is to visit the Dallas Arboretum while the Dallas Blooms are in bloom. There are thousands of tulips and other flowers. We went on a bit of a cloudy Sunday afternoon but it was perfect because the threat of rain kept many people away. This year

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Foodie Friday: Kitchen Knife Skills

Recently I started taking some cooking classes at Sur La Table. This latest one was a bit different though. Instead of going in a cooking a themed dish we learned how to properly use a Chef’s Knife. Safety in the kitchen should be a pretty high priority and this class was great for that because

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Study Abroad: Piazzale Michelangelo: Summer 2012

Piazzale Michelangelo was probably one of my favorite places in Florence. There is something magical about seeing all of Florence laid out before you. With the tops of various cathedrals popping up over the city like old guards standing resolute in their watch. The Piazzale is a decent walk up and I was actually there

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Paperback Perils: Furies of Calderon

Title: Furies of CalderonAuthor: Jim ButcherPublication Date: 2004Publishing House: Ace Books As you can possibly tell from this post, I enjoy reading books by Jim Butcher. Besides the Dresden Files he has written The Codex Alera and started another sort of steampunkish with ships series but we will discuss that one in another post.  The

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Weeked Wanderings: A Slow Drive Home

Sunset

This trip we didn’t drive from Dallas to Kansas. We actually flew to Amarillo before driving to Johnson. Typically it is a three hour drive between the two but not on the drive back to Amarillo. When we left Johnson it was 3℉ and there were three inches of snow on the ground. Despite the

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Weekend Wandering: Walking Through Johnson, Kansas

Johnson City, Kansas

Most of our stay in Kansas was really cold. However, the day we arrived was fairly warm and after hours in a vehicle I needed to stretch my legs. We were staying with his parents and while they were still at work we decided to take their corgi, Dawson, out for a walk. He was

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Foodie Friday: Bacon-Cheese Cornbread Muffins

Today’s post is not a recipe because I wasn’t completely happy with how they came out. They did taste good thought! I actually used the recipe for the cornbread itself that is on the back of the Pioneer Corn Meal bag. However, with the added ingredients I felt that this recipe came out a bit

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Study Abroad: Accademia Gallery: Summer 2012

When you get the chance to visit Florence, Italy there are many, many museums and galleries housing priceless art. No matter what visit the Accademia Gallery. This is where Michelangelo’s David stands. I know there are other works in the museum but I very vaguely remember them. This is for a number of reasons. First

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Weekend Wanderings: A Day in Fort Worth

Keltin and I spent Saturday in Fort Worth. Our first stop was the farmers market on a beautiful bright and windy day. I did get the eggs, produce, and sourdough without being blown away but it was a near thing. With all that in the cooler we went to the massage we had scheduled because

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Weekend Wanderings: To Kansas

Keltin and I recently made a weekend trip up to Kansas for a good friend’s wedding. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was a blast. On the drive up I insisted that we stop to take pictures if we saw anything neat. Well, not 5 minutes later we came across these old buildings and

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