Category: Just for Fun


Ok, I know it might not technically be summer yet, but it sure does feel like it in Texas. I spent this past weekend in Austin with two close girlfriends, and had the best time relaxing by the pool at our hotel (Hotel San Jose) and catching up. What are your big plans for the summer?

I’m out.


Travis and I are leaving for vacation tomorrow. Hawaii. Words cannot express my excitement. But, as a small business owner, I find it so hard to prepare for a long time away. Do any of y’all feel that way, too?

I’ll be back May 18, hopefully with a tan (as much as I can muster), and ready to get back at it. Don’t forget, calligraphy classes are open in May, June, and July!

Until then, here’s to umbrellas in my cocktails and sand in my toes! Aloha!

30 years




Travis hit the big 3-0 this past Tuesday and I have to say his birthday is one of my favorite days of the year. I love celebrating him, doing my best to make his day special with little surprises, and having fun! Happy Birthday, my dear Trav! I hope this year is your best yet!


Just one week ago I got home from a brief, yet much needed getaway with my family. My dad turned 60 at the end of February, so we whisked him away to paradise to celebrate – wine country. Needless to say, I’ve been a little sad since we got back. You can see why.






Highlights included: my giant coconut macaron at Bouchon Bakery, escargot and roasted chicken at Bouchon Bistro, perusing Oakville Grocery Co., the most beautifully merchandised market I’ve quite possibly ever seen, the intimate tasting and Cab Franc at family-owned Titus Vineyards, becoming a Sparking Rosé convert at Domaine Chandon (seriously, please try it now), Yountville, CA in general, St. Helena shopping (especially St. Helena Olive Oil Co., they’re packaging is divine), and Napa Valley Lodge, where there was a fireplace in our hotel room and champagne breakfasts every morning.

Now, is it 5:00 yet? This post has me craving some Rosé.

Happy Heart Day!


Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Hope it’s special – whether you’re with the one you love, your family, your friends, or your pets – give a hug, give a kiss, spread the love.