Tag: Texas

Weekend Wanderings: Grapefest 2018: Grapevine, TX

Many cities and towns have main street festivals but I don’t know if I’ve been to a more popular one than Grapevines Grapefest. I have gone to the festival on several occasions over the year and it has always been fun. However, the Saturday of the 2017 festival was so packed that you could barely

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Paperback Perils: Friday Night Lights

Title: Friday Night Lights Author: H.G. Bissinger Publication Date: 1988 Publishing House: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. Keltin and I decided to try something different in the books we read recently. He read one I suggested and I read one he suggested. He loved Good Omens and liked to send me random quotes from it that

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Paperback Perils: Harry Potter: Origin Discussion

I don’t know about you but I read Harry Potter growing up and made sure to make the midnight release for at least one movie. I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan out there but the series definitely shaped my future reading and love of books over the years. My boyfriend and I were listening

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Weekend Wanderings: Galveston Island Brewing

I’m a big craft beer fan. Each brewery has its own take on each different type of beer and I like to try most of them (sorry, not a big pale ale or IPA fan). I didn’t know this brewery existed until last week. In preparation for heading down to Galveston I wanted to find

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Foodie Friday: Corn Salad with Marjoram Dressing

One of the things out of my TexSelect Farm Grab Box was fresh marjoram. I had no idea what to do with fresh marjoram so of course I went to my handy cookbook and found a variation of the recipe below. This salad is nice and light and perfect for two people for an easy

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