Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sweet Stitches

In honor of my very favorite holiday, I embroidered a set of cocktail napkins using Wild Olive’s Trick-or-Treaters patterns. I love their expressive little faces. Happy Halloween!

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Shanghai Part I: Dumplings Make Me Happy

When I started telling people I was taking a business trip to Shanghai, Yang’s Fry Dumplings was the first thing a lot of them mentioned. So, it seemed like a logical choice for our first night there. We were feeling pretty … Continue reading

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Little Man

This little guy was waiting for me when I got home from Shanghai last night. His name is Stevie Wonder, but he also goes by Little Stevie and Little Man. He responds to none of them so far. After deciding … Continue reading

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Lulu B's

It’s no secret that Austin has fallen in love with food trucks, a trend that we welcome with open stomachs. Lulu B’s is one of the finer examples, serving up some serious sandwiches. This was another one of those “what … Continue reading

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High + Low = Central

Following Jeff’s advice, Eliza made reservations at the James Beard Award winning Central Michel Richard. I was lucky enough to tag along with her and some folks from the foundation she works with. The menu was interesting, with a lot of high-end … Continue reading

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Autumn in Washington

Eliza and I were in DC last weekend. It was a refreshing break from the Austin heat and rain. And on the cab ride in, it was nice to see some colors from the season that Texas forgot: autumn. Our … Continue reading

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The Spoils of Success

Dear Mom, It’s been a long, hard road, but I’ve officially “arrived.” You always told me that if I worked hard and paid my dues, it would all pay off one day. Were you ever right on the money! You … Continue reading

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Juan In A Million: No Additional Puns Required

A friend of mine was in town this weekend for ACL. So we took her to one of our tried and true Austin favorites: Juan In A Million. We thought we were being savvy by staying away from anything near … Continue reading

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Puppy Alert

Our neighbors Alix and Scott just brought home this little fuzz ball. Clemmy is her name, and eating deer poop in her game. She’s a German Shepherd, so she won’t stay these little for long. Her ears are on the … Continue reading

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Charmed, I'm Sure

Last Sunday, I headed to Leslie Bonnell’s Stitch Lab for Charm Bracelets & Earrings with Jennifer Perkins of the Naughty Secretary Club. I’m a big fan of Jennifer’s Cha Cha Bracelets, crammed with more wonderfully tacky beads and bits than you … Continue reading

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