Summer in Austin

It’s one hot mother of a summer in Austin with temps reaching above 100 for a week straight. My lawn is scorched and I get sunburned just walking to my car. I’ve been trying to find fun summer activities to do that don’t involve getting sunstroke. Here are some ways I’ve been dealing with the heat.

Chill Out: I’ve discovered a few ways to cool down so far and one of them includes eating snow cones, snow balls, raspas. Whatever you call them, they are the perfect summer indulgence (and I have been indulging regularly).  I’m curious… what do you call them where you’re from? Casey’s New Orleans style snowballs is the best snow cone stand in Austin, they have homemade flavors, perfect ice consistency and are on my way home from work.

Dive In: While others put on winter weight, I put on summer weight; it’s too hot for outdoor exercise but perfect weather for snow cones and ice cream… you do the math. My favorite way to combat summer weight gain is by swimming. Austin’s many neighborhood pools and local swimming holes have been a lifesaver. This pic below is of Allandale pool, it’s surrounded by a pretty park with tennis courts and a little pond.

Catch A Flick: If you absolutely refuse to go outside in the sweltering heat, a movie theater may quite possibly be the coldest, darkest place you can go during the hot day. In Austin, the local fave is Alamo Draft House Cinema, a dine-in indie theatre with great beers on tap and a fun vibe.

Proverbial Cookbook

I like to cook, but more so I love to eat. A while back, my grandmother gave me this collection of beautiful vintage cook books. They have such lovely and colorful cover art that I thought they were worth sharing. The cookbooks feature traditional recipes from different countries and are titled with unique proverbs originating from those countries. I would love to know who authored and published these guys, but none of that information is listed on them.

Beach Get Away

I haven’t posted in awhile because I was chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool at the beach with my hubby. We made a quick get away to the Florida Panhandle, sorry Texas your beaches are just not as nice.

We stayed in Seaside, FL- the same town where the Truman Show was filmed. The beach was pristine, the town postcard worthy, and the people were friendly. It made me feel like my life was as perfect and choreographed as Truman’s, but then I got sunburned and came back to reality.

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Spring Style

Patterns are everywhere this spring and I’m loving them. This patterned blouse inspired me to create my first ever fashion post. I have to say… putting a virtual outfit together is a lot easier to do and much cheaper than actually going shopping IRL. Check out these unique but versatile accessories and coral colored nail polish perfect for spring.

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