Editor’s note: This posted two days later than I had planned. Surrounded by travel books, my friend Bobbie Jill and I spent yesterday pouring through books on Hawaii at Book People planning the perfect trip to Hawaii this summer. I bought one book on the Big Island, where we’ll see lava, a green beach, waterfalls… Continue reading Planning an Island Getaway
I’m on a comedy kick on Netflix right now. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is fairly timely, although it is pre-midterms (so three days ago!). Minhaj covers Amazon as a monopoly, your state legislators and more. I just got started but plan to continue watching. Last night, I brought out the magic eraser, which doesn’t… Continue reading Patriot Act, Magic Erasers, Kale and Hourglass
Today is the last day to vote in Texas for the mid-term elections, so make sure your voice is heard. For Election Day, you’ll have to vote at a specific polling location, so make sure you know where to go before you go: https://www.votetexas.gov/voting/where.html. There may be long lines, but our rights are worth it! Enough… Continue reading Election Day
This month, I hope to remain thankful for all the love and friends and family I have in my life right now.
I can remember telling my parents my favorite color was black at the dinner table around middle school. I remember nervous glances between my parents. Obviously I was a devil worshipper or into the drugs. Except I wasn’t. I just didn’t want to have the typical answer: pink. Fast forward many, many years and… Continue reading My ever evolving style
As you can see, I am making some big changes to my site (and life). I’d like to say I know when this will be done, but a blog, much like real life, is a continuing project that evolves over time. From now on, this will be less of a portfolio page and more about,… Continue reading Work in progress
Because I can’t seem to stop volunteering for things, I recently heard about a cool project, wherein people would read 12 business books per year and write reviews about them. Some people were chosen to be a part of a group that got the books for free and met periodically to talk about those books.… Continue reading A Review: The 8 Pillars of Motivation
Happy Halloween! I was pleasantly surprised to be the winner of the 4th Annual Scary Booton Contest from Busy Beaver Button Co. There were more than 40 entries, so I was shocked that mine was chosen. I will receive $200, a $50 gift certificate (which will be used to buy buttons for Jump Little Cake, Jump!)… Continue reading Happy belated Halloween!
I just had to share this video my mom and I made as an audition tape for Cupcake Wars, Season 8. My mom got a call from a Cupcake Wars casting associate about 2 weeks ago asking her to submit a video with her assistant for the show. Since we get along so well (most… Continue reading Audition for Cupcake Wars
Here is a story I wrote last month for Community Impact Newspaper – Lake Travis/Westlake edition. This long-time real estate broker established her own real estate company in West Austin almost 30 years ago. I interviewed her at a home for sale in Westlake and learned a lot about why she went into real estate and how she grew her business to about 75 agents. She was a very lovely lady and gave off a sincere attitude as well as having a lot of wisdom. In addition to her business she also runs the family ranch, located near Waco. One of the reasons I love to write is meeting new people and learning and sharing their stories, so this article was successful by my standards!