Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Links of Late

 It’s been over a year since I published in the ol’ blogosphere. There’s too much to recap, but I would like to divulge a few things I love today. These little joys may be worth your time. 

Signing up for a food delivery service when there’s a Whole Foods, HEB, and Central Market within a 5 mile radius of my home is a bit of a diva move, but I threw caution to the wind and have not missed the parking lot traffic jams.  The excitement of food delivery is rather enjoyable and this subscription service catapults me out of my comfort zone with recipes that require ingredients like lemongrass and tarragon. So, I can spend my time trying out new recipes, rather than wandering the same aisles and rewarding myself with $5 chocolate. The recipes are healthy and fairly straightforward (i.e. I don’t need to purchase a food processor, yet), but not sure how long I’ll keep this up.

Honorable mention: A Caesar Salad that did not require anchovy paste! It was incredibly delicious, simple, and sure to become a regular staple in the dinner rotation.  

Every morning this is the first email I open. It tells me what's what and provides early morning entertainment. I'm a fan and can't wait until my birthday mention next year, April 13! It's the little things, again and again.

My morning routine has quickly turned from breakfast tacos and black coffee to Siggi’s Yogurt and a variety of green tea with local honey. I guess this is growing up, but it’s so delicious.

Honorable mention: Pumpkin and Spice is now available! {In eager anticipation of pumpkin season!}

Currently, they make the world go around. When you have to travel through Houston traffic on a daily basis, the distraction helps. I’m an escapist.

Honorable mentions:
  • Mystery Show {It’s a quirky, This American Life-esque broadcast that treats life’s everyday mysteries to a Sherlock Holmes style investigation.}

  • The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey {This is a light-hearted podcast with great book recommendations and Austin happenings, while providing positive life insight. There is also a new episode every Thursday.}

  • Straight-Up with Stassi {This is a fo-real guilty pleasure that I just can’t quit. Listen with a pop-culture-loving grain of salt (and some prior Bravo knowledge).}

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mundane Mysteries

With the unfortunate news of Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin's "Conscious Uncoupling" life hits perspective.

"Someone once told me a story about long term relationships. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected — that’s the heart of it. But it’s so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you. That continent idea inspires me and makes the ache when it comes hurt a little less. To know that it happens to all of us. What I’m realizing now is that sometimes the ‘same old same old’ can actually be rich, worthwhile and a great adventure.” 
- Joy Williams
(After searching in vain for a source to this quote, all I know is that it came around the time The Civil Wars went on hiatus. They are still on hiatus.)

I love this quote because it allows for the infinite possibilities of a person, and more specifically, for two people together. Stay curious and connected.

Life is an adventure and even the mundane is a blank canvas of adventure.