Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Year in Photos: 2013

2013 will go down as: The Year We Got Married (!!!); The Year I, As a Gigantic Buffy Fan, Got to Meet Joss Whedon (And FREAK OUT); and The Year We Honeymooned for a Magical Few Days in Turks and Caicos.

Below, month by month photo highlights like last year

January (hiking at Enchanted Rock)
 February (bridal shower)
March (with Joss Whedon at SXSW)
April (wedding at Mercury Hall)
May (honeymoon in Turks and Caicos)
 June (512 Brewing Company tour)
July (at a cabin in Concan with family and friends)
August (at Krause Springs)
September (my birthday at Bufalina)
October (Oktoberfest in Blanco)
 November (Wurstfest in New Braunfels)
December (holidays with the family)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Odd Duck

A few photos from our first trip to Odd Duck (or Barley Swine Junior, as I like to call it), Bryce Gilmore's newest restaurant. We will definitely be back again.

 Glasses of Barbera

 Boudin grits and pickled shrimp, sadly eaten before captured by film
Chicken fried chicken egg
Spiced redfish

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This and That

Cozy Pride and Prejudice sweater.

A massage inspired by a classic bourbon cocktail.

Customized George Lassos the Moon print.

Twenty-six Christmas candy recipes.

Cute, free gift tag printables.

Love this riding coat.

The Brontosaurus never existed.

Delicate gold heart ring.

(Photo via Love This Pic)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Top Three Fiction Books: 2013

Here's my top three list of fiction books I read this year.

Noiry page-turner Night Film by Marisha Pessl.

Can't-stop-thinking-about-it The Circle by Dave Eggers. (Brings this recent story to mind!)

Hilarious Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Short Stack Editions

Had to share these adorably well-designed Short Stack cookbook editions. A perfect gift for anyone who likes to cook in your life.
(Photos via Short Stack site)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pescetarian for a Week: Meal Plan

In effort to do a little thing called being healthy, every once in a while Chris and I swear off eating meat for a week and go pescetarian. The first time we did this, about a year ago, it involved a lot of cravings for bacon and steak and many wonderings about what we were going to eat for dinner. The second time it involved far less cravings, but still a congratulatory hamburger at the end of the week. Because we deserved it. This time, the third time, has been so completely easy that we might end up doing it longer and more frequently in the future and without feeling the need to congratulate ourselves with burgers at the end. Progress, y'all.

Here's what pescetarian looked like for me during the week:

Breakfast: Blueberry-banana smoothie
Lunch: Vegetarian chili
Dinner: Hoisin-and-lime-marinaded salmon and kale salad

Breakfast: Blueberry-banana smoothie
Lunch: Leftover homemade mac 'n cheese and leftover kale salad
Dinner: (out at Eastside Cafe) Shrimp and grits blue-plate special with lemon broccoli side

Breakfast: Strawberry-mango-pineapple-banana smoothie
Lunch: Three-bean soup
Dinner: Panko-crusted sole and black bean, avocado, and tomato salad

Breakfast: Blueberry-banana smoothie
Lunch: Leftover sole and salad
Dinner: Homemade mozzarella cheese and sun-dried tomato pizza

Breakfast: Strawberry-blueberry-banana smoothie
Lunch: Tofu pad Thai (from the Thai Thani food truck)
Dinner: Homemade fettuccine alfredo, kale salad, and creme brûlée for dessert

Also hoping to make something like this greek shrimp with tomatoes and feta recipe this weekend.

(Photo via Pinterest)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Gifts for Him

It's time to get your holiday shopping on, everyone. A few things that might suit the men in your life:

The Winston shaving set from Harry's.

Three Sheets to the Wind flask from Izola.

Tickets to This American Life: On the Road with Ira Glass.

An awesome new board game.

The beer connoisseur set from the MoMA store.

(Photos via each site)
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