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Friday Favorites: Taste of Austin

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This past Wednesday was the annual Taste of Austin event. For those not in the know, it’s a big foodie event that showcases Austin-area restaurants and caterers. You buy a ticket to get in the door, and then you wander around the many different booths, getting samples of different signature foods from each place. It’s a great way to discover new places to eat out. I went last year with a group of friends and had so much fun. The… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: The Staves

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Meet The Staves. This is one of my new favorite bands – beautiful voices and harmonies. They opened for The Civil Wars at the show I went to here in Austin, and I was instantly hooked. Now, normally, all-girl bands aren’t my thing. I tend towards more of the sensitive-guy-crooning-with-guitar/piano types when I’m looking for ear candy. But this is just so good. I’m anxiously awaiting a full album release, because the 3 songs on the EP can only be… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: ModCloth

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I’ve been a fan of ModCloth for quite awhile now (as evidenced by frequent appearance of their items in my outfit posts), so I am very excited to announce that I’ve been selected as a 2012 Style Ambassador for ModCloth! In other words, I’ll be part of their stylist street team. What does that mean? Aside from telling people how awesome their site is (which I already do), I’ll be giving feedback on new site features, the user experience, customer care,… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: Pinterest

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Ladies and gentlemen, my latest addiction: Inspiration boards on color, style or event type. Wishlists that can span as many different sites and shops as you want. Yummy food recipes with delicious pictures. Funny things. Cute things. Pinterest has and is all of this, and more. I’m completely addicted. Also, I’m not sure how, as a designer, I didn’t come upon this sooner. It’s useful, and fun, and full of pretty things – in other words, right up my alley…. Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: Mmmchiladas

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Today’s recipe brought to you by my Mexican-food-loving boyfriend, Ian, who has gotten me addicted to it as well (probably a good thing, since we are in Texas and all). He’s the stud you’ll see assembling things in the pics below. These are simple and delicious. And I call them Mmmchiladas instead of plain enchiladas because they are that yummy. Just a warning, declaring it to be Mmmchilada night may inspire silly dancing and co-opting of show tunes with lyrics… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: Sister Time!

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My lil’ sis is coming to visit this weekend! She’s been a mere 2 hours away since August, but since her life has been signed over to the USAF, her free time has generally not been her own, and so I’ve only seen her twice here in Texas. But this weekend she has a 3-day weekend off, and is coming up to Austin to visit! More correctly, I’m driving down to Lackland AFB to pick her up and then bringing… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: Addictive Songs

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Music can be very powerful to me, but it seems like most of this last year I kind of let slide my appreciation and exploration of it. So the last few weeks I’ve tried to focus on discovering a lot of new music/bands, and re-discovering some old goodies that I hadn’t listened to in awhile. I gravitate towards meaningful, well-written lyrics; good vocals, and beautiful piano or guitar melodies. I’m the type that when I hit a favorite song, it… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: Christmas Gifts

My booksafe, and the readable copy. :)

So, as you may have assumed, we survived the trip up north. Even better, the relationship with the boy survived exposure to teen Amanda geekdom and nosy family questions. It was a good time. I got to see my sisters and mom, and a big chunk of the extended family. I got to see my newest 9-month old cousin and play with my other 3-year old cousin, who is ADORABLE and probably the happiest kid I’ve ever met. I really… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: Working from Home

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This week’s Friday Favorite post will be a bit scanty, folks. I’ve been dealing with a bad head cold all week – the kind that leaves you exhausted just by standing up long enough to take a shower. But between the [lots of] napping, soups, citrus, and meds, I’ve still managed to keep on top of my freelance work, just by dint of working during the few energy bursts, and resting when I need to. This is just another example… Read the rest ⇒


Friday Favorites: Crafty Wishlist

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For this week’s Friday Favorites, I present my crafty wishlist! Things I want to help with my own crafts, or things other crafters made that I lust after. OK, mostly the latter. 1. Bernette 46 sewing machine by Bernina.How cute is this machine?!? via  2. Speedball Screen Printing FabricI discovered they sell the fabric used on their screens in rolls! Will work way better than the stuff I eyeballed at JoAnn’s. via  3. Aubergine Purple Pottery Mug by Blue Room… Read the rest ⇒