Weekend Wanderings: St. Patrick’s Day and Recycled Books

St. Patrick’s Day was not wild and crazy for my boyfriend and me but there was good beer. We headed to Denton and enjoyed a beer on the square. The is a new brewing company in the area called Rabbit Hole Brewing and we taste tested the Rapture Fusion Brown Ale. The beer is definitely

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Foodie Friday: Tex Select Farms: March Grab Box

If you live in the Fort Worth Area and love fresh green you need to check out TexSelect Farms. They are at the Clearfork farmers market most Saturdays. Grab boxes are $20 and well worth the money. Most of the time they last my boyfriend and me two weeks. I have used these greens and

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China: Xi’an and the Terracotta Army: March 2016

If you ever have the chance to visit China then make  sure that your path leads to the city of Xi’an and the Terracotta Soldiers. Each and every soldier has a different face. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Xi’an was the second city we visited in China. The city did have quite a

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Foodie Friday: Raspberry-Lime Yogurt Dip

I know, it has been awhile since I posted a recipe but life gets in the way. Anyway I have done a ton of cooking recently and I have a few fantastic recipes to post. The first of which is perfect for spring. My boyfriend’s parents were in town last weekend and we decided that

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China: Bell and Drum Towers with Tea: March 2016

I hope that everyone has adjusted well to the time change. Happy Pie Day! Let us travel back to the beauty of China. After the a final ride in the rickshaws we visited the bell and drum towers. These towers signaled the open and closing of the city gates at one point in Beijing’s history.

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Paperback Perils: The City of Brass

Title: The City of Brass Author: S.A. Chakraborty Publication Date: 2017 Publishing House: HarperCollins Publishers Add this book to your to read list. Chakraborty does an excellent job of creating an enthralling world and complex characters. I read this book in about three days, could not put it down. I will warn you though, this

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Flash Fiction: Faerie Stories

I don’t have much experience writing flash fiction but I was inspired by fellow blogger, KaylaAnn, to try my hand at writing some. I hope that you enjoy the story. ************ Cities weren’t meant to contain these horrors. Beneath the building is the foundation of civilization and in the tall towers technology reigns supreme. Monsters

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Weekend Wanderings: Amarillo, TX Roadside Attractions

I went to college in the Texas panhandle. The Amarillo area has a bit of interesting art work around it. I find these pieces of art to be intriguing and they add a bit of color to the area. Tex Randall – Canyon, TX Tex Randall stands overlooking highway 60. He was built in 1959

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China: Rickshaw and Hutongs: March 2016

Our second day in Beijing was spent at the Forbidden City, where the emperors of China once lived. I have actually posted this story already and you can read it here. Also, if you have any interest in learning more about the Forbidden City check out the movie The Last Emperor. This review of the

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