Author Archives: REL

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Austin, Texas

Boom. Rode my bike to work.

It took me 4 months to build up to it, but I did it. And I was only 1 minute late to work. Then I was useless for the next 20 minutes as I recovered from feeling like I was … Continue reading

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This Sunday: Soul of East Austin

Come celebrate S’s Birthday (October 16) with us at Soul of East Austin! The Soul of East Austin is a charitable festival featuring local gospel & jazz music and select east Austin restaurants, hosted by The Ministry of Challenge. This … Continue reading

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Fudge Cake Fail

Date night dessert fail. Guess I’ll be stopping by Whole Foods. Sorry Crofts. This is what I was trying for: chocolate fudge cake Tastes like poop.

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Sippin’ on Gin and Jam

In case you haven’t been to 2nd Bar+Kitchen yet, you should go.  The food is really really great, and the bar menu offers some ridiculously creative cocktails, including a Gin and Jam.  No GED needed to figure this cocktail out … Continue reading

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A New Post. Ta-da!

I’m skipping the apology about not writing. I bailed on my blog for a bit. Done. Back (hopefully). Moving on. Speaking of moving, we moved. This is my favorite part of the apartment so far. My grandmom painted the ballerinas … Continue reading

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Photo Tour: San Antonio, Texas


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Update: Soup WIN

I’m a believer!!!  No longer does tasty potato leek soup need to attend the Diet Dr. Pepper “I Exist Support Group.” It does exist!  It looks like baby puke, but it exists! Apparently my shamelessly obvious plan to shout out … Continue reading

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Update: Soup Fail

Update: Today I found a recipe for potato leek soup that my friend Shannon gave me – she raved about it.  This blog is a shameless plug to ask her to please make me some. Please! On a side note, … Continue reading

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Guilt-free is for me [Ham and Spinach Casserole]

I love casseroles for their cheesy goodness.  I also hate casseroles for their cheesy goodness (must have cheeeeese!). Like the rest of America, it’s New Year to a New Skinnier Me. Treadmill = I hate you.  Lame. Recently I picked … Continue reading

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Potato Leek Soup Fail

Oh man, I was so excited to make this soup so that I could slice and dice all the veggies in the new food processor I got for Christmas.  Food processor was awesome. Soup tasted like 100 percent nothing. Cardboard-y, … Continue reading

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